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 […]

Tale of a Make Up Mirror

Centuries have Past in the Quest for the Perfect Make Up Mirror.     Crafted of Highly Polished Bronze and Silver, Mirrors were Only for the Wealthy.   Mirrors of Long Ago were Considered Magical.  Mystical.  Beautiful.   But What About for Today? What Would the Perfect Make Up Mirror Look Like Today…21st Century Today??? […]

A Tiny House in the Eye of a Storm

Our Last View of Florida was 9 Months Ago.  When All Was Well. The Tiny Mermaid House We Left Behind Now Sits in the Eye of Irma. Dear Mermaid House, Please Stay Safe.  Stay Protected.  Stay Strong. Our Friends in the Area have Evacuated and Are Safe. We Are Safe.  Sitting 2000 Miles Away. But […]

A Wild Gunslinger Afternoon

Albuquerque, the Town where I live, is over 300 Years Old.  And Not Much has Changed. The focal point of community life since it was founded in 1706 by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Centered around the plaza, Albuquerque’s Old Town encompasses about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings. On the north side of the […]

A Sea Captain’s Cottage in a Flash

In the Middle of the Desert.  In a Tiny Cottage for 4. Lived a Sea Captain who Longed for the Sea to be Outside Her Door. All the Collected Shells Placed Round the House. Didn’t Bring the Ocean Feel…Not a Drop…Not a Douse. With Dwindling Funds for a Cottage Remake. The Sea Captain Made a […]

How Do You Send a Text On This Thing?

A Telephone Museum.  One Block from My Office.  In Albuquerque, New Mexico. Telephone Museum of New Mexico. Miss Doodle and I Take a 30 Minute-Lunch Break Tour. Step Out of the Blinding Sun and Into History. I had forgotten my own connection to the Telephone Company. I was a New York Telephone Operator at 16…Part […]

A Meeting with Angels

It’s Been Said that You Meet Angels in the Most Unexpected Places. Always at Unexpected Times.  But Angels always Come When You Need Them Most. On a Quiet Saturday Morning, Miss Doodle and I Met a Trio of Angels. Yes.  Not One Angel, but Three. These Angels were In a Tiny Storefront Shoppe. But Let […]

Surprise!

A School Night.  Mid-Week. 8:00 Bedtime is Fast Approaching.   Good Night Sun. Everyone is Winding Down.  The Neighborhood Kids are Winding Down Too.  Sort of. 🙂 But Mom has a Little Surprise.  A Happy Back to School Surprise. Surprizamals! From the Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company. This is a Sponsored Post.  But All Opinions […]