Shannon Stacey

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Gratuitous Taz photo

Because it’s been a while. And because it’s too goofy and cute not to share. (He’s snoring, too.)

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A birthday boy

Today, Tasmanian Devil Dog of Doom “Taz” Stacey is a year old! It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long since he was a wee baby being comforted by his new daddy after a long airplane ride.

Yeah, he’s a little more comfy with us now.

Happy first birthday, Tazzy-B!… Read More »

And another school year begins

I dropped my boys off for their first day of school of this morning. The Short Kid’s at the middle school for 6th grade and the Teen’s at the high school to rock 12th grade.

I’m surprisingly emotional this morning about my sweet baby boy being a senior. It’s probably a good thing there’s no alcohol in the house or I’d be a drunken, sobbing mess instead of just a sobbing mess.… Read More »

The Teen’s Excellent 18th Century Adventure

(This post is a little long, with lots of photos, but I find this interest of my son’s fascinating. And the fact he found not only this passion, but people who genuinely “get” him gives me so much joy.)

On June 29th, the teen set off for an epic trip back in time with his grandmother. There were French & Indian War living history events at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY and at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY.

Their … Read More »

If he quacks like an odd duck

So…how ’bout those Red Sox? If you’re with New Englanders and the conversation turns awkward or uncomfortable, somebody will break it out and everybody knows it’s time to change the subject. Then there’s my teen. He…almost gets it right.

Yesterday I had a facepalm moment when I realized I’d gotten the teen’s spending money for an upcoming living history event in big bills.

Teen: “So?”

Me: “So what if you want a coffee and it’s a buck? You expect … Read More »

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