Hello France…Real Estate Reality or Dream?

Before the Craziness of Real Life Fell in Our Laps, We were Looking at Buying a House in France. Testing the Real Estate Waters to See if This Was Feasible or Just a Pipe Dream. So I Did a Quick Search.  With a Max Budget of $50,000, Could We Find a House in France? An […]

Making Tiny Cakes and Being Brave

Mid-School is Tough.  You Remember that Time, Right? A Best, Best Friend is Trying On Having a Boy as a Best, Best Friend and Everyone Else is Put Aside. On the Very First Day of School. We Talk About Being Brave and Staying True and All the Other Ways This Can be Handled.   And […]

Good Night Sun…Hello Moon!

Hello Solar Eclipse! A NASA Photo…Not Mine.  Very Cool, Right? Today.  About 11:15 to 12:15 Mountain Time.  Lunchtime. The Entire Experience will Last about 90 Minutes. We Sit in the 75% Eclipse Path.  Perhaps You have a Better View. The closest Total Eclipse Spot to Us is Casper, Wyoming…724 miles away. We Have to Stay […]

A Little Bit of Puppet Magic

  I Need Some Extra Magic To Complete This Week. Perhaps You Do Too. I Really Need a Hit of Some Silly Puppets.     Once Upon a Time…Not All that Long Ago.  Mr. Doodle and Miss Doodle and I Created a Public Access Television Show. A Puppet Show for Kids about Reading. We Did […]

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 […]