Cheap Thrills on a Bike

They Whisper Together…Oh these Two. We’re Not Sure Mom Can Do This… Hey Dad, Do You?   We’ll have to Ride Slow. On an Easy Path. We’ll Go maybe a Mile, Let Mom do the Math.   An Outing that’s Cheap. An Adventure for Fun. A Staycation Excursion when Clouds Shield the Sun.   Helmets On.  Old […]

Chasing the Cure, Part 2 – A Love Story

New Mexico.  1937. A Beautiful Native American Woman.   23 years old.  Born and Raised on Laguna Pueblo.  New Mexico. Oldest Daughter of 8 Children. Tiny in Statute.  Dynamic and Strong in Spirit. Caretaker of her Family. She Dreamed of Marrying a Cowboy.   But then she got Sick.  Fever.  Chills.  A Horrible Cough.  Spitting up Blood. Tuberculosis.  TB. Medicine was […]

The Women Club

I began the Mom Journey when I was 50.  No, I’m not in Ripley’s Believe it or Not. China International Adoption. At 55, I was the proud Mom to 2 beautiful girls. Both of My Daughters are Millennials. I’m a Baby Boomer.   My Mom was Born in the 1920’s.  A Member of  The Greatest Generation.   You know where […]

I Need to Read the Newspaper

Reading the Newspaper.  Early Morning as the Sun Rises.  Is it a Lost Art? Perhaps.   I know.  Who Has Time?  Why Bother Since You Can Get All Your News On-Line?   Can/Should/Could You Really Invest in a Morning Read before Racing Out the Door?   Is Reading the Newspaper So Very Not 21st Century?   Probably. But, for […]

Why Did They Come to Albuquerque?

Albuquerque, New Mexico.  From 1880 to 1940. Why Did They Come? Many Came To Find a Cure for Tuberculosis. Chasing the Cure All the Way To Albuquerque. From 1880 through 1940, thousands flocked to New Mexico seeking a cure for tuberculosis.  Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in America.  “Lungers”, as they were called, […]

A Kitty Hysterectomy

A Hysterectomy for a Kitty…Oh My Yes it’s True, In and Out in a Day with Little Pain assured Vet Sue. Our Poor Kitty, Sorry it has to Be This Way, Enjoy Your World, We want you Safe Every Day. Into the Carrier is a Huge Feat, We Tip it Up, And Pop Her In for […]

If I Ran a Buffet

If I ran a Buffet… Oh My it Would Be…Pasta and Salad… And Ice Cream with 3. Spaghetti and Meatballs… Tortellini, Ravioli and Cheese… Pizza Slices, of Course… And that Ice Cream with 3. Sauces of Red, Clam and White…. Beans of Bright Green… It would be lively and fun…a Funk Hipster Scene. The Best Course…3 […]

4th of July…No Beach…No Problem

A First for Me.  No Beach Celebration for the 4th of July. In years past, 4th of July was at the Beach.  Almost by mandated rule. Saltwater, Sea Spray, Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Flag Waving. And at Dark…Fireworks! A Celebration of the Middle of Summer. But not this year.  No Swimming.  No Water Play.  No Hikes in […]

And then Mom and the Cat get Sick

Yes.  It Finally Happened. Down for the Count.  A Nasty Summer Cold. With Temperatures reaching 100 Degrees both Outside and In. Fever.  Chills.  Nasty Deep Hard Cough. And Zapped of Any Energy. But I Still Had to Go in to Work. I know what they say about Working when You’re Sick…Don’t Do It…But I had […]

Just Because Celebrating

Let’s Celebrate! What? It’s Wednesday!  OK.  Works for Me. And it’s Almost My Birthday. Now We’re Talking. A Good Place to Celebrate a Wednesday or Just Because is Buca di Beppo. Do You have a Buca in Your Town? Yes, it’s a Chain and I hate Chains….but it is Goofy and the Food is Decent. And […]