It’s Not Always About the Food…

Raising Teen Girls. Volumes have been Written.  Analyzed.  Dissected. Through the Centuries, Teens are the Pinnacle of Parenting Woes.     But In All the Writings, Communication is Key. Talking Openly.  Lovingly.  Safely.     Today With Everyone Flying in All Directions, Finding a Captive Teen Audience is Vital. Conversations Over a Meal is Working […]

Lunch Can Be Magical. If You Know Where to Look.

Summer 2018 is Spiraling Down.  Fast. Our High Schooler is Back in School.  This is an Impact Year for Her Future Goals. Our Mid-Schooler has One More Week.  Still Time to Find Lunch Time Adventures with Mom. And So Little Miss and I Ventured Out at Lunch. Downtown.  In the Ghastly Heat. To See What […]

The Birthday Bagel Cutter Boogie Woogie.

Today.  My Birthday. A Sort Of, Kind Of, Big Birthday.  In a Chronological Kind of Way. Social Security Thinks it’s a Big Birthday.  🙂     I Was Told I Could Get Whatever I Wanted as a Gift.     I Mentioned, In Passing, That We Need a Bagel Cutter So These Girls Don’t Slice […]

It’s the Magical Season!

The Dog Days of Summer are Here. Bringing with Them the Biggest Watermelon I’ve Ever Seen.     And Trust Me.  I’ve Seen Tons of Watermelon. I Would Eat So Much Watermelon, My Belly Would Slosh When I Walked.     This One is a Monster.       Lunch is Served.     Getting […]

Thanksgiving in July. Florida Food. Being Thankful.

Family and Friends are Scattered Across the Globe. I Miss the Family Holiday Celebrations, When All Lived Blocks from Each Other. And Holiday Parties with Friends, When Around the Corner Was The Farthest Point We Had to Travel. Always On Foot. This July, We All Found Ourselves in Florida at the Very Same Time. In […]

Alexa, the Proper Lady’s Maid, is Here

Tonight, I Came Home to Joyous Smiles. Mom…You’ll Never Guess….Listen!!! Alexa, What Time is It?    5:38. It’s Amazon Echo Dot!!!  Or Better Known as Alexa.     And So, Alexa Has Come to Live With Us. To Serve Us. I’m Told She’s a Prime Example of AI…Artificial Intelligence. I Like to think of Alexa […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]