Eat in a Boat

Oh, a Sushi Bar with Tropical Grill. What I Wouldn’t Give. To Find One to Dine In On this Sagebrushed Hill. But Sadly, I Need to Get This Straight. When Living Life in the Desert, Tropical Fare Must Wait.   But Wait!  That’s Not True.  I’ll Tell You Exactly Why… I Found a Place for Shrimp in this Mountain High.   […]

Cheap Thrills on a Bike

They Whisper Together…Oh these Two. We’re Not Sure Mom Can Do This… Hey Dad, Do You?   We’ll have to Ride Slow. On an Easy Path. We’ll Go maybe a Mile, Let Mom do the Math.   An Outing that’s Cheap. An Adventure for Fun. A Staycation Excursion when Clouds Shield the Sun.   Helmets On.  Old […]

Chasing the Cure, Part 2 – A Love Story

New Mexico.  1937. A Beautiful Native American Woman.   23 years old.  Born and Raised on Laguna Pueblo.  New Mexico. Oldest Daughter of 8 Children. Tiny in Statute.  Dynamic and Strong in Spirit. Caretaker of her Family. She Dreamed of Marrying a Cowboy.   But then she got Sick.  Fever.  Chills.  A Horrible Cough.  Spitting up Blood. Tuberculosis.  TB. Medicine was […]

The Women Club

I began the Mom Journey when I was 50.  No, I’m not in Ripley’s Believe it or Not. China International Adoption. At 55, I was the proud Mom to 2 beautiful girls. Both of My Daughters are Millennials. I’m a Baby Boomer.   My Mom was Born in the 1920’s.  A Member of  The Greatest Generation.   You know where […]

I Need to Read the Newspaper

Reading the Newspaper.  Early Morning as the Sun Rises.  Is it a Lost Art? Perhaps.   I know.  Who Has Time?  Why Bother Since You Can Get All Your News On-Line?   Can/Should/Could You Really Invest in a Morning Read before Racing Out the Door?   Is Reading the Newspaper So Very Not 21st Century?   Probably. But, for […]

Why Did They Come to Albuquerque?

Albuquerque, New Mexico.  From 1880 to 1940. Why Did They Come? Many Came To Find a Cure for Tuberculosis. Chasing the Cure All the Way To Albuquerque. From 1880 through 1940, thousands flocked to New Mexico seeking a cure for tuberculosis.  Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in America.  “Lungers”, as they were called, […]

A No-Vampires Dinner

Created in Lightening Speed. 15 Minutes.  Just Enough Time before the Pool Swimmers Return. Faster than Fast…Angel Hair Pasta and Meat Sauce. With Garlic as the Star. A Cooking Lesson for a Grown Up Girl. Taught by a Not-So-Great Cook who does know Italian… Garlic and Red Peppers Sauce. First Attempt at Made-from-Scratch Garlic Bread. […]

A Breeze Through the Museum

Many Walk Slowly through a Museum, Reading Each Listing. Being Awe-Inspired.  Savoring Each Piece. Mr. Doodle is a Savorer of Fine Art. I Guess I Used to Be.  But with Kids, I’m Now a Breezer. You Know…Breeze through Each Room….Find Something that Catches Your Fancy…And Move On. With Kids in Tow. In Fact, It’s Really What Catches Their Fancy… […]

Falling in Love with a Butter Boat

Collecting and Collections.  Over the Years, I’ve loved a Varied Bunch. Blue and White China.  Blue Willow and all-things Spode.  Check. My Newport Mansion Teapot with a Message for the Centuries. Chickens.  Born when we had 28 goofy birds. Friends and Family created This Collection.   A Chicken Tote Bag.  Check. A Life-long Passion for British Royalty. Lady Diana.  The Queen. William and Kate. Check.  […]

A Kitty Hysterectomy

A Hysterectomy for a Kitty…Oh My Yes it’s True, In and Out in a Day with Little Pain assured Vet Sue. Our Poor Kitty, Sorry it has to Be This Way, Enjoy Your World, We want you Safe Every Day. Into the Carrier is a Huge Feat, We Tip it Up, And Pop Her In for […]