Shopping a Sexy Salvage Yard

A Remodeling House Project is in the Wind. The Back Door Entry and Laundry.  Just a Bit of a Nip and Tuck. Contemporary Rustic Design.  Maybe that’s Not a Thing.  But in My Head it is. Tin for the Walls.  A Barn Door for the Laundry Storage Closet. And since it is a High Traffic […]

Read to Me. Please.

Mr. Doodle is a Wonderful Reader. He’s Been Reading Since He was 4. He said that even in College, the Professor would have him read out loud to the Class. His Voice is Strong yet Soothing.  Like Warm Syrup on Pancakes. Together.  Side by Side.  Hot Chocolate in Hand. Just Before Bedtime.  He Reads a […]

When Autumn Comes Knocking, Just Stain It

The Summer Heat has Blown Through.  Finally. Hello Autumn in All Your Pinky Orange Hot Air Balloon Glory. So Glad You’re Here. My Plan is to Do a Little Sprucing Up to Enhance the Autumn Glow. On a Quiet Sunday Morning We Take Stock of Mini-DIY Autumn Projects that can be done in a Flash. […]

Finally, WordPress Help for Non-Computer Geeks

When Blogging, I am Learning that a Degree in Computers Would be Very Helpful. A Law Degree…Not So Much. Lately I’ve Had Computer Issues and at a Total Loss on How to Fix. The Blog Stayed Silent. I tried Google research but the Issues Were Too Big for My Feeble Computer Knowledge. In Despair, I […]

Living in the Balloon Capital of the World

First Weekend in October. Perfect Flying Weather for Hot Air Balloons.  Cold Mornings.  Warm Afternoons.  Cold Nights. No Wind.  No Rain.  No Clouds.  Just Blue as Far as You Can See. This is the Time when Balloons from All Over the World Come to Albuquerque. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  The Largest Balloon Event in […]

A Santa Fe Wink in Time

To Really Experience Santa Fe, New Mexico, You Need to Live It. If Only for a Few Days.  Maybe Just a Weekend. Reading About It Works, Sort Of.  But to Get the Full-On Flavor of Santa Fe, You Need to Breathe in the Pinon-Scented Air.  Taste the Green Chile.  Feel the Exquisite Leathers. And Definitely […]

Make a Wish

A Little Update. The Doctor Appointment Mid-Point through the Treatment. Mid-Point in this Scary, but We’re Doing This Saga. Autoimmune Disease.  I can barely spell the word, let alone deal with all its trappings. But We’re Doing This.  And All Her Charts and  Numbers Look Excellent. And We Have Been a Team.  Doctors.  Hospital.  School.  […]

Would You Go Over the Edge?

I Work in a Building on the Almost Top Floor, From Monday through Friday and Sometimes Days More. In this Building So High, I get the Job Done, Up in My Tower, Away from the Sun. Important Work happens inside, On that you can Bet, But on One Day the Building Goes Crazy, Mark the […]

A Crack of Dawn to Dusky Dusk Celebration

A Milestone Birthday.  A Time of Celebration. A Before-the-Sun-Up Breakfast Party Complete with a Treasure Hunt is Perfect. Early.  Yes.  Sleepy Heads all around.  But Ramped Up with a Hunt for Treasure. Oatmeal.  Flaky Croissants.  With a Side of Donuts. 🙂 I Have Come to Realize that in a Family, Doing Something Two Times Creates […]

Adios Irma…Thanks for Leaving Us Safe.

Hurricane Irma Blew In Fast with a Wallop and a Flip and Some Sass. The Tiny House Stood Tall and Strong.  A Dear Friend Stopped By Our House to Assess the Damage. And She Sent Photos… Pool Cage Weathered 75mph Winds. Tree Still Upright and Strong in the Front Yard.  Rain-Soaked but Standing. Pool Water […]