Dining Out and Saving Money. It’s a Real Thing!

Our Staycation Summer Has Rolled to an Abrupt End. Today.  8AM.  School. In an Attempt to Make this Summer Special, We Made Dining Out an Event. Little Mini-Adventures Close to Home. To Stay Close to the Hospital and Doctors and All-Things Medical. And On That Front We’re Moving Forward to Getting Well.  Yes.  Thank You. […]

Court Chatter and Working Girls

Work Can Be Fun. And Fun Can Be Work. In the Wee Hours of the Morning and Late at Night… I Write and Tell Stories through Photos. Here.  On the Blog. During the Long Work Day… I Write and Tell Stories through Photos. Here.  In Court. Come On…I’ll Show You. Built in 2001, the Architecture […]

Making it Special to Get through the Hard Stuff

Family Meetings and Funerals. With Family Blending Thrown Into the Mix. Deep Sadness for All. An Important Meeting Needs to Happen to Decide How to Proceed. The Meeting Will Be At Our Home. But How to Gracefully Do All This…I Take a Lesson from My Mom. Serve Food.  Lots and Lots of Food. But Keep […]

The Sha-Rimp Combo!

We had Serious Tea Parties in this House. Complete with Princess Dresses and Crowns. And plenty of Fancy Cooking over the Play Kitchen Stove. At the Twinkle Light Cafe. Setting the Table with Real China from China was a Vital Part. Dolls were invited.  But Mom and Dad were the preferred Guests. Sometimes Real Food was […]

Before and After Hair…Worth a Click!

Hair Extraordinaire! Every 6 Weeks We Make a Saturday Pilgrimage to Our Mecca…Just the Girls. Sergio’s Hair Studio, A Paul Mitchell Salon.  In Albuquerque. The Salon is Top Rated.  Sergio is a Paul Mitchell National Educator. Color and Cut.  His Specialties.   Our Visits are a Family Gathering.  A Time to Relax and Let the Master Work […]

Road Trip?

Can You Guess the Restaurant? Perched on the Frontage Road of a Major Thoroughfare…You Can’t Miss this Spot. An All-In All-American Establishment. The Parking Lot is Filled with RVs, SUVs, Family Vans and Tour Buses. It is a Dining Experience Where the Menu is Extensive.  The Prices are Reasonable. And the Décor is Exactly a Mirror-Image […]

A Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Hot Spot Adventure

Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Fame was Here…Cecilia’s Café. In Albuquerque. Let’s Take a Lunchtime Stroll through Downtown to See What All the Hype is About. Just One More Block.  See the Red Awning.  That’s It. Cecilia’s Café. Found It.  A Tiny Family-Owned Café.   A Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ Dive. The Building is Adorned […]

15 Minute Adventure…at the Office

Summer is Winding Down Here. Year Round Schools are already in Session.  2 Weeks In. Miss Doodle 2 has 2 More Weeks. Doodle T Day Care is Open.  Our Savior.  A Special Space for the Girls.  Down the Hall from Me. Noon.  Lunch.  Let’s Take a Break. A 15 Minute Adventure in the Parking Structure. Take […]

Into the Deep Blue

Job Title:  Aquarium Diver. Job Description:  Swim with Fish.  Swim in Shark Tank. Feed Fish.  Check Fish for Injuries.  Clean Tank. Wave to Diners at Shark Reef Café. Only Those Who Enjoy Jumping into the Deep Blue Need Apply. I grew up on Long Island.  Living at the Beach.  Salt Water flows through My Veins. […]

Prepare to Be Amazed…The BioPark

The Albuquerque BioPark. A Trifecta of Gardens, Aquarium and Zoo with a Train that Connects All 3. An Annual Membership is Cost-Effective and Allows Residents to Stop By Any Time. For Visitors, The BioPark Is a Special Place to Visit to Be Amazed. On a Still Hot and Now Humid Afternoon, the Ladies Ventured Out to the […]