Great Airfares with Lessons Learned

Travel Insurance. Do You Purchase Travel Insurance when you book Airfare? We Never Did. Never needed to.   Never thought about it. Our Summer Trip.  Booked in January for the Best Airfare. Ahhh France in June.  A Paris apartment on the Left Bank.  Visit to the Palace of Versailles.  Croissant Breakfasts every day.  Tenth Century Walled City […]

A Month of Tuesdays

It started with Taco Tuesday. Eat a Taco.  Ten Minutes Later Severe Belly Pain. And went downhill from there. ER.   Hospital Admission.  Tests.  Questions.  Treatment. Pain. Each Week We Try to Move Forward.  Follow Protocol.  Take every Test. And then Comes another Tuesday. The Path gets diverted.  Or challenged.  It Doesn’t go our Way. We were […]

Moms and Hospitals…How to Survive without Losing Your Mind.

Week Five in this High Rise Ultra-Exclusive/Crazy Expensive Room. Working to Get this Kid Out of Here and Well. Working Hard to Get Our Lives Back to a Silly Normal. But Before We Leave, I have some Tips for Making It Through. When Your Child is in the Hospital… For Mom. Take Care of Yourself.  […]

Keeping it Together

Another Week.  More Time Logged in the Hospital. That’s Ok.  We’re Keeping it Together. Holding On Tight and Taking Strength from Each Other. Challenges and Battles We didn’t Sign Up For. Who Ever Does? My One Tip to get through Any Nonsense that is Thrown Your Way? Sharing Meals Together. Sometimes in the Hospital.  Sometimes […]

Softening Spring Break

We didn’t See this Coming. We never stopped to Look. We happily jogged along.  No Cares.  No Scary Book. Excited for a Break for Spring. With Plans for Places Far and Wide to Ring. Spending Spring Break at a Hospital from Dusk to Dawn? We Must Put Our Big Girl Pants Firmly On. And Together Try Our […]

With Eyes to the Family

Holistic Healing.  Including the Whole Family in Patient Care. I watch in awe as this experience unfolds. I never had any reason to be aware of the World of Hospitals. But now in the thick of it, I appreciate all that is put into play. Each Family Member in the Equation is Attended to.  It is Quite […]

2848 Emails

When I’m stressed, I clean. Cleaning is mindless, but relaxing. And Laundry is the Best Form of Cleaning for Me. I Set the Cleaning in Motion.  The Machines Do the Work. It Frees Up My Mind to Take Stock of Things. To Think.  To Reflect.  To Move Forward. And So it is with Emails. With […]

New Mexican Mexican

Food.  New Mexican Food. We live in New Mexico.  You know, the state where a wall is being batted around. Okay.  Don’t get me started. But anyway, I thought it would be fun to give you a quick lesson on New Mexican Food. It is Very Different from Mexican Food. New Mexican Food is all about […]

Some Mornings Need Stamped Toast

Don’t You Think? You Know.   Pictures Stamped into Bread before Toasting? Very Silly.  Some Mornings Very Much Needed. Of Course, White Bread Works Best for Stamping. We found a Good White Bread at Costco. Just Thick Enough and All Natural. I Know.  White Bread has zero nutrition. But some Mornings, we can forgo Nutrition for […]

Spring Ahead

An Ode to the Time Change.  Is it That Time Already??? Dr. Seuss-Style… Jump Up Here and Take a Look. Sun hits you in the Eye with a Strong Left Hook. Tonight Clocks Skip One Hour Ahead. Making Dark for Morning and Night Sun for Bed. But Spring is Here.  No Need to Wait. Middle […]