Measure Twice, Dig Once

I was asked the question that I thought I’d never be asked… How Large Do You Want the Laundry Room to Be? Could you build it maybe to the end of the house to fill in this little open space? Will that work? Sure.  But You Know, You Can Go Much Bigger…and It Will Cost […]

Could be the Last Trick or Treat…

Or Not. To Celebrate, We are Preparing a Memory-Making Meal Before Trick or Treating. Human Guts and Severed Fingers.  Perfect. And Quick and Easy to Create. Care to Try it?….Here’s What You Need: Ribs.   Red Pepper. Green Olives.  Biscuits. Linked Sausage. Hot Dogs. Green Beans. Mashed Potatoes. Hot Dog Buns. To Prepare the Hot […]

5 Tips For Creating a Laundry Room to Love

Let’s Talk Laundry.  Or More Specifically, the Laundry Room/Space. Where Do You Do the Laundry? In the Basement of Your Home?  In a Hallway behind Folding Doors? Maybe a Space in the Kitchen?  In the Garage? Perhaps You Have a Designated Laundry Room. Or Like Me, You Do Laundry in a Tiny Space at the […]

Sometimes You Just Need to Buy a Castle

I am House Obsessed.  Forever and Always. As a Kid I Built Houses Out of Anything Large Enough for Me to Fit Inside. Houses Constructed from Major Appliance Boxes were Jewels.  Fallen Tree Limbs Worked Too.   I Would Spend Hours Designing and Building and Decorating the Space. At Lunchtime, Eating in My Special House […]

Carry Me Away…Far, Far Away

Magic at Home.  In My Own Backyard. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  An Uplifting Event. 🙂   October 6 – 14, 2018. When Albuquerque is at its Loveliest. Cold Mornings.  No Wind.  The Day Warms with the Sun. The Bluest Blue Skies. Please Join Me.  Hold On Tight! The Fiesta Begins Early, Early Morning.  Way […]

Birthdays Should Always Be Special

You Just Can’t Miss a Moment of Your Birthday. That Is My Wish for Everyone. You.  As the Star for the Day.  Your Fabulous Day. And in My Mind…the Earlier the Better.  Don’t Miss a Single Solitarily Moment.     Wake to the Smell of Fresh Baked Birthday Muffins. Warm and Sweet With Crazy Cupcake […]

A Car Wash Theme Park Ride of All Rides

Mom. It Would Be So Great If there was a Car Wash Ride.   You Drive Up.  Everyone Stays in the Car. The Car Wash Guy Hooks the Car Up to a Big Long Hook.     The Car Gets Pulled through the Car Wash Tunnel.     First there’s Rain.  Lots of Pounding Rain. […]

9/11…3 Mothers…2 Daughters

17 Years Ago.  September 11, 2001.  The World Changed. It was a Tuesday.  Same as This Year. For Me.  9/11 will be a Story about 3 Mothers.  And 2 Daughters. Striving to Live in a World that Suddenly No One Knew.     3 Mothers with Life-Changing Events that Happened as the World Swirled Around […]

An Overnight. So Close. Yet Oh So Far.

A Very Mini, ,Let’s-Just-Go-Around-the-Corner, Holiday Stay. To Celebrate Surgery Done, We’re Moving to the Light. We are All So Very Ready for the Light. Filled with Normal Days of Work.  School.  Home.  No Hospital Stays. But there’s still pain.  Although anticipated. This Outing May Have Been a Bit Too Ambitious.  She Really Just Wanted to […]

Home Again. Thankfully. Jiggity Jog.

To the Hospital for Surgery, With Pain So Big. After One Week, Ready to Go Home. Jiggity Jig. Doctors and Nurses with Meds in a Log. Working to Heal Her to Get Stronger. Jiggity Jog. There.  Done.  Home. Of Course, Home Means the Family Team Takes Over. With Mom at the Helm. Some Scary Moments.  […]