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  Posted: Jul 3, 2012 7:49 AM
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But following my gut in situations like the one I'm in right now usually gets me into trouble.

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User Image shaycotts Posted: Nov 6, 2017 7:40 PM (UTC)
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Eccedentesiast (.n) someone who hides pain with a smile.
"Her smile was like armor &everyday she went to war . . ." — r.h. Sin
User Image shaycotts Posted: Sep 25, 2017 5:57 PM (UTC)
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Happy 29th birthday to my amazing fiancé. You're almost 30, you old man you! I'll pretend that it doesn't also mean that I'm almost 30, too... I met you a few weeks before your 24th birthday during one of the craziest times in my adult life. But I still managed to pull off one of the most awesome surprise birthday parties for you 😉 I say one of them because we both know there's been a few more crazy times since. But you've helped me get through each and every tough situation that has happened over the last five years. Your love and your friendship has guided me and supported me through it all and I am so incredibly lucky to have found you. You truly are my best friend and I can't imagine who or where I'd be without you. You've got the biggest, kindest most caring heart in the world. I don't know what I did to deserve a man who loves me so unconditionally despite all of my many, many flaws. But I promise you I don't take it for granted. Thank you for simply being Mike Pash, and thank you for being my partner on this crazy ride called life. I can't wait to marry you &grow old &still go to movies based on our favorite comic books when we're in our 80s just like that couple last night at Kingsman. I love you with all my heart and I hope you have a kickass birthday.
User Image shaycotts Posted: Sep 3, 2017 7:49 AM (UTC)
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It's 3:30am &we have house guests, but I have the bedside light on as I'm crying the happiest of tears because our two daughters are sleeping not only with us in bed, but snuggling with each other in bed between their dad's legs.

I won't lie, I feared we had maybe made a mistake by bringing a new kitten into the house &was concerned that they were never going to get along. Those first two weeks were really rough. I would come home from work &spend some QT with Mags &feed her dinner before I would get Petey's dinner ready &bring it into the bathroom &hang out with her for as long as I could. Then when I would come out of the bathroom smelling like the kitten, Magnolia would ignore me for most of the rest of the night. Then we allowed Petunia to have supervised playtime out of the bathroom, but we had to put her back in at bedtime. Then one night, I realized Mike had come to join me in bed without putting Petunia in the bathroom. I was worried, but I wanted to see what would happen. There was definitely a bunch of rough play for the next couple of nights that resulted in some time outs for Petey in the bathroom, but then they started sleeping at opposite sides of the bed with us.
Magnolia was really sick for about two weeks &I noticed that Petunia was grooming her. What a sweetie. &Here we are tonight... Magnolia kneaded on Dad's legs &settled, Petunia did a few circles before plopping herself half on Magnolia &then licked her a few times before resting her head on her. My heart is so happy.
User Image shaycotts Posted: Aug 13, 2017 4:45 PM (UTC)
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Hi Instagram! My name is Petunia, or Petey, &I am 3 months old. I was welcomed into the Pash-Cotts household two weeks ago. My mommy burst into tears &thought it was fate when she saw me at the shelter because I was in the same cage that my big sister Magnolia was in when they adopted her two years ago. Speaking of my big sister, it definitely took her a while to warm up me so I had to live in the bathroom for a little while. She was so used to being the only child &didn't want a strange smelling kitten around annoying her. But now we play together &eat dinner with our tails touching. We even slept in Mommy and Daddy's bed together for the first time last night! It's so much better than sleeping in the bathroom 😸 Magnolia still won't let me go on her perch though. Hopefully she will one day soon. I can't wait to be big like her &be able to climb up to the ceiling beams &the window sills. So for now, my favorite activities include chasing my own tail, eating every last morsel of food in my bowl, drinking out of the toilet when my parents forget to close the lid, biting their hair (Mommy's ponytail is my favorite!), crawling under the blanket to lick Mommy's toes, &sleeping on the super comfy Batman blanket that my aunt @ta2dfreek made for my parents (haha it's mine now, suckas!!!). Mommy keeps saying she hopes I'm happy living here. I don't know why, she seems a little dramatic sometimes. But she gives me all the pets &I give her all the purrs in return. Daddy mashes my food in my bowl perfectly, he's pretty great, too. I think I'll keep these hoomans around 😻
User Image shaycotts Posted: Jul 14, 2017 12:54 AM (UTC)
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Squid ink fettuccine with blistered grape tomatoes, fresh corn &shrimp in a browned butter sauce with garlic, lemon juice, mint &crushed red pepper. By the way, corn freshly chopped off the cob is by far the most delicious thing on the planet. I munch on the raw corn nibblets as I cook 💁🏻
User Image shaycotts Posted: Jul 12, 2017 11:08 PM (UTC)
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#Latergram: yesterday marked five years since I met Mike. He showed up on my doorstep with groceries &wine ready to cook me dinner for our first date. It was the best first date I ever had, even though it was the first and last time he would ever cook for me 😂 To celebrate, I made him his favorite meal: chicken francese over fettuccine. I also made a Caesar salad [dressing from scratch, pecorino romano, chopped bacon, multigrain croutons], fresh mozzarella with garlic infused olive oil, baguette &butter &for desert I made my take on strawberry shortcake [angel food cake which I did not make and strawberries in a simple syrup of their own juices, lemon juice and sugar with whipped cream]. Made plenty to there's leftovers for him to take to work for the rest of the week ☺️
User Image shaycotts Posted: Jul 3, 2017 6:00 PM (UTC)
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After five years as a couple &three #ClearwaterFestivals attended together, I finally got Mike to come truly experience the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater last night. We went on an amazing fireworks sail for the Fourth of July. After helping raise the sloop's mainsail, we enjoyed snacks, wine & five (!) firework displays with great friends &our amazing hosts, the Clearwater crew! What a perfect evening. We created memories that will last a lifetime. All while honoring the memory of Pete Seeger &his mission to preserve &educate about the Hudson River and its tributaries.
#HudsonRiverSloopClearwater #SloopClearwater #Sloop #SloopCrew #TallShip #PeteSeeger #BeaconNY #Beacon #NewburghNY #Newburgh #HudsonRiver #HudsonValley #HudsonRiverValley #CleanUpTheHudson #CleanWater #MniWiconi #VolunteeringForTheRiver #Sustainability #EnvironmentalEducation #EnvironmentalActivism #FourthOfJuly #Fireworks
User Image shaycotts Posted: Jul 1, 2017 7:49 PM (UTC)
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A birthday gift I bought myself at #ClearwaterFestival. Matches the tattoo on my back. "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost." #RiddleOfStrider #Aragorn #Strider #TheSwordThatWasBroken #Narsil #NotAllThoseWhoWanderAreLost #JRRTolkien #Tolkien #Tolkienite #Compass
User Image shaycotts Posted: Jun 26, 2017 1:26 AM (UTC)
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#Latergram: finding respite from the sun in our new #AirChair on day two of #ClearwaterFestival
User Image shaycotts Posted: Jun 26, 2017 1:23 AM (UTC)
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#Latergram: Preeeetty dirty, if we're being honest. #ClearwaterFestival
User Image shaycotts Posted: Jun 24, 2017 3:03 PM (UTC)
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User Image shaycotts Posted: Jun 10, 2017 9:10 PM (UTC)
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The new family that I nanny for has a lake on their street. I'm so excited to bring the kids here a million times this summer! #NannyLife #LakeLife
User Image shaycotts Posted: May 13, 2017 4:28 PM (UTC)
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Showed Mike my new mani &he goes, "Ooooh very Christmas-y." I looked at him, puzzled. I said, "It's teal &orange, babe." He shrugged &said, "It looks like green &red to me." Are all men color blind?! 😂
User Image shaycotts Posted: May 2, 2017 1:52 AM (UTC)
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I think it's safe to say the people I work for are AWESOME. The card said "Cookies to get you through today, wine for tonight!" #NewJob #NannyLife