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.  […]

A 24-Hour YouTube Challenge. Sister to Sister.

If I said I was Hip to Everything YouTube, You’d Know that was a Load of Bunk. I’m Not.  Of Course.  Yes it’s True. But I Do Try to Listen to the Teen Babble.  And YouTube is High on the List. I Understand YouTubers Do 24-Hour Challenges and Live to Video the Tale. 24-Hours in […]

Kids and Hospital Magic. It’s Really There.

Everyone Knows Hospitals are Scary.  For Kids.  For Parents.  For Families. Hospitals Know This Best. I Have Watched, from a Ring-Side Seat, How Hospitals Work Tirelessly to Conquer these Fears. With the Goal to Get Everyone Healthy and Home. In a Team Approach to Healing.   Miss Doodle is back in the Hospital.  An Emergency […]

A Short Tale of a Long Journey

Kids in the Hospital. A Story We’ve Been in the Throes of for Over a Year. We’re Almost Done.   That’s What All Bets are Riding On.     This was One More Test to Be Double Triple Sure that the Final Hospital Stay Will be the Final One. A Standard Test. Short and Sweet.  […]

The Zing and Zang of School Uniforms

Should Schools Require Uniforms?   This Pressing Question, Will NOT Be Addressed Here Today.  Another Day, Perhaps. But Not Today. At this School (K – 8) Uniforms are Mandatory.  It’s a Charter School.     When You Select the School.  You Must Follow the Rules of the School. Not that I Worship Rules.  But in […]