A Simple Fix When Missing the Sea

July 4th, for Me, was Always, Always at the Ocean.  Fire Island, Long Island.     Crack of Dawn Morning till Dark.   3 Meals.  With the Entire Extended Family     Tons of Sun.  Running with Sparklers Along the Shore at Day’s End.     New Mexico Doesn’t Offer the Same Perks.     […]

California Driving…Feel the Breeze!

Going to Work in the Summer? Miss the Balmy Sea Breeze? No Problem.    Open the Sun Roof. Wave! Let’s Go to Work in California Girls’ Driving Style.     Special Warning…Cell Phone Photos Only Taken at Red Lights.     And Sing Out Loud(!)   “California Girls”  The Beach Boys. Well East coast girls […]

Do You Know This Guy?

In the Midst of All the Crazy Bearing Down Hard Heat, This Delightful Chap Appeared at Our Window.  Peeking In.     The Indoor Family Cats, Saw Him First.  Perched at Their Posts.     Well, We Think He’s a He. Big Head.  Muscular Body.  Tough Guy.  With a Sweet Smile.   Our First Issue…Mistake(?)  […]

Too Hot to Breathe

 2 Full Weeks of 100 Degrees.  With No End in Sight. Everyone and Everything is Melting.     We Have Some Ideas to Keep Out the Heat.  And Keep in the Cool. Let’s Begin with Hair. Try Washing Your Hair at Night Before Bed.  Braid It Wet. Get Morning Waves to Mimic the Ocean that […]

The Day the Wall Had a Suggestion

And I Listened. The Wall Told Me It Was Tired.  Totally Unimpressed with Its Dressings. Looking Quite Underwhelmed.  And Dull. It Craved Interest and Excitement.     Nothing Long Term. Just a Splash of Fleeting Something.  Fun.  Silly.     And in All Seriousness, the Wall Wanted to Reflect the Family That Sits in Its […]

First Flight. We Have Take Off!

I Blinked. I Tried Not To.  But I Blinked. 15 Years.  Poof. 15 Wonderful Years.  But Poof, Just the Same. And Now She’s Off.  Across the Country. For a Summer Leadership Program for Teens Interested in Medicine. I Know that in Another Poof, She’ll Be Back. Home.   But This Poof Will Have Enriched Her […]

Hey Mom…You’re Viral!

Mom…You’re a Real YouTuber! 7,096 Views! You’re Viral! Whatever Exactly That Means.  🙂 The Doodle T Flip Skirt. A 14 Second YouTube Video.     Flip and Dance. Giggle and Sing. The Doodle T Flip Skirt!   Reversible. Easy and Fun to Wear. Love, Jeanne 🙂 A Short Video on a Simple Cut and Sew […]

It’s So Hot You Could Fry Eggs on a Lexus!

Today’s Temperatures…103 Degrees F (39.4 degrees C). You’ve Heard the Expression…It’s So Hot You Could Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk. We Decided to Test the Theory. So If It’s Hot Enough to Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk… How About Frying Eggs on a Lexus? On Top of the Office Parking Structure…Perfect.     […]

The Day the Sun Stands Still

Noon.  Today.   June 21.     The Summer Solstice.   The Most Hours of Daylight in the Year.     Summer in the North.   Winter in the South.     Noon.  Today.     The Sun Reaches Its Highest Point in the Sky and Briefly Appears to Stand Still.       Enjoy […]

Staying Safe in the Curves

The Local Amusement Park. Not My Favorite Spot, But a Huge Hit With This Crowd.   For the Well-Planned, Full-On, Highly Anticipated Teen Birthday Celebration…Perfection.     Perhaps it was the Intense Summer Heat and Glaring Sun,     But Everywhere I Looked There Were Curves.     Beautiful, Warm, Curves.     Rocking Back […]