Christmas Trees Costco Style

Christmas and Making Memories.  Memories to Hold On to Forever. Finding the Perfect Tree is a Special Christmas Memory. I would love to Fill Our Girls with the Memory of Traveling to the Jemez Mountains to Trudge through the Snow to Chop Down Our Tree. Dressed in Down and Furry Hats.  Hiking Boots and Wooly […]

Walking to Mexico…in Pajamas

Right About Now, I’m Wishing that We Could Hop on a Plane, Jump in a Jeep, or Float in a Boat to a Tropical Oasis for Vacation. How About a Quick Trip to Mexico? We Can Walk.  Leave on Your Pajamas.  No Passports Required. We’re Off to El Mezquite Market. Let’s Sing as We Go… […]

Holiday Skirt DIY Flash Sew

Opening Night of The Nutcracker Ballet. You are Scheduled to Sell Nutcrackers at the Ballet Guild Table. But Oh Dear, You Have Nothing Sparkly and Enchanting to Wear. And It’s 4 Hours to Showtime. Don’t Despair.  I’ve Got You Covered. Literally.  In Gold and Tulle. The Fabric is Gold Thread on Black Tulle.  Sheer with […]

Hop on The Polar Express

“On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed.  I did not rustle the sheets  I breathed slowly and silently.  I was listening for a sound-a sound a friend had told me I’d never hear-ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh.” Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express If You Were Asked to Board a […]

The Magic ER Tree…A True Story

The Security Doors Fling Open and We Swoosh Inside. White glaring lights illuminate the scene of constant movement. The Pediatric ER.  Yes.  We are here again. 10:00 PM…22:00 in Hospital Time.  A Tuesday. Perhaps a Stomach Bug.  But Perhaps Something More.  No Fever.  Good.  Nausea with Belly Pain.  Yes. Vitals.  Monitor Hook Ups.  The Sliding […]

Rocky Mountain Shopping…No Hiking Boots Needed.

Have you Experienced Durango, Colorado? As a Forever Beach Lover, I’m not a big Mountain Aficionado, but Durango is Breathtakingly Beautiful. Durango is a tiny city in the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Colorado on the New Mexico Border.   A Hop, Skip and Jump for Us.  The Animas River and the Durango and Silverton Narrow […]

Over the River and Through the Woods…

Colorado-bound.  Traveling to Visit Family for Thanksgiving. Our First Venture of 2017 after the Craziness of Hospitals and Infusions and Home Nurse Visits. We Have So Much to be Thankful For. I know this Post is Late.  Very Late.  I’m Tired.  Work is Stressful and Busy. The Girls have School and Ballet.  Mr. Doodle has […]

A Time for Thanksgiving

The Holidays and Hallmark.  Wow. When I was a Kid, My All-Time Favorite Career Goal was to be a Card Designer for Hallmark. Or Work at Disney.  No, it was definitely Hallmark. This was Way, Way Before the Hallmark Channel and these Crazy Hallmark Christmas Movies.   I Sat Down One Night after a Very […]

Say It With Your Vote

Enough Wringing of Hands and Gnashing of Teeth. Election Day.  Vote.  It’s That Simple. In this City, We Have a Mayoral Race.  From a Sea of 8 Candidates…2 Remain. This is a Run Off Election. I Found the Polling Place. Voting is in an Ancient Building Now Used to Archive City Records. The Building Looks […]

Guy Fawkes…American-Style

Remember, Remember the 5th of November. England.  1605.  13 young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes…Britain’s most notorious traitor. A Snippet of British History After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, […]