When you're a 40 something single mother of a teen with lots of ambition, you find yourself in all kinds of interesting adventures and situations. Come back to laugh at us any time you feel the need, heaven knows where we'll be doing what next. Here you can expect a few words, a lot of images and hopefully ideas on what you can do for your next adventure.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Mighty Hill - Sunday Sliding

There is a hill on corner of Rt 114 / Fort Hill Rd & Mighty street in Gorham Maine, just half way from Gorham Center to Sebago Lake in Standish. I've known about this hill since my late teens when my friends and I would drive down from Lisbon to come sliding. It's a massive hill and alot of fun, as you can see below. You just need to make sure the children know to walk up the hill on the sides, look out for other sliders and to just be careful.

You'll see below that not everyone plays by the rules...... :)

It is a mighty hill, and there's still room behind me for runout.

Here comes the monkey!

That's right, you keep climbing that hill....

Incoming! These girls were SOOO cute!

A little boy's infatuation. There's a snowmobile trail that runs the corner of the sliding area

Another cutie traversing the hill

It's all fun and games until the dads decide to play


Yardsale in the making!

Someone's wife is so proud


My kid sure can get great air

Fard looks a little nervous


This kid cart-wheeled all the way down, I have no pics because I was too busy wondering if I would have ot go pick him up!

Cheaters! This dad kept driving the 'mobile down to pick up his kid n' the sled!

This kid - I have no idea where his parents were. 


Here's that kid again - gosh he was cute though!

And this is where I'll end, for now - to be continued tomorrow! :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sunrise / Sunset

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Overnight visitors

Saturday morning wake-up call came with chilly toes on the hardwood floor. I peeked at the temperature - at the time is was -5 or close to. It wasn't until I got coffee in me that I realized I should take a picture of the thermometer.

As the day was warming up and I was sipping my coffee peering out the window, I noticed a disturbance in the snow that I didn't remember being there the day before. I got out the binocs and realized that the deer had been all through the back yard during the night.

During my ritualistic 8:00 AM weekend call to 'Grammie G' I was explaining the new tracks to her when I noticed a white flag and movement in the woods - those deer must have been seriously hungry, because they were within a hundred yards of the house in broad daylight.

Later in the day, between building a snow park and cleaning up the yard, I walked the yard to see just who had been in the back yard..... this is what I saw.

Brrrrr - and this was later in the morning

Looks like a mouse went that way....

Gut instinct says.... Junco.

The deer were eating the tops of last year's saplings

Who's been walking in my tracks?

I love how the sun sparkles on fresh snow

Instead of 'crop circles' these are 'deer circles'

They were smart to stay in our snowshoe tracks

Bluejay, I say

Monkey and I deliberated over this for awhile and decided it was created by..... aliens.

Someone's crawl space - probably filled with acorns

Are these the deer that tracked up our fresh snow?

More mousey tracks

And that's the scoop. I mean poop.


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