A Mom’s Very Special “Thank You”

The Pediatric Specialty Care Unit of a Hospital. Care for Very Sick Kids. Families Come Here Looking for Answers. When Their Child is ill.   Teams of Medical Professionals Work to Make Magic. Everyone is Involved, with an Eye on the Prize. And the Child Pulls Through.     In the Midst of the Hustle […]

Always. Finally. Thankfully. The Rain.

When Temperatures Reach 102.  Clear Sky in Cracking Blue, You Can Be Sure the Rains Will Come. They Do.  They Always Do.   When West Winds Blow Hot and Forests Burn, Rain Seems Far Away, We Pray the Rains Will Come.  As They Always Do.  But Rain is Still a Huge Concern.     Scorching […]

Eat Local. Revitalize Downtown. Win/Win.

Summer Lunches at the Office. A Good Time for a Stroll through the City. And an Opportunity to Eat Local and Support a Local Business. We Walk the Loop to the Tiny Market. Finally, Downtown has a Market. Silver Street Market. On Silver. For Office Workers and Downtown Inhabitants Alike. We Support the Tiny Market.  […]

Did Your Mom Celebrate Birthdays Like This?

Miss Doodle 2 has an Affinity for Birthdays.  Always Has. She Loves to Discuss Her Birthday All Year Long. But in the End, She Wants To Celebrate It Exactly the Same. A 6AM to 6PM Celebration.  Beginning At Home A Kick Off 6AM Scavenger Hunt to Find All the Presents. This Yearly Custom is that Your […]

Pigeons, Protesters and Puppie Slushes…Oh My

School’s Out.  Summer’s In. The Beginning of Summer is Time Spent at Doodle T. In a Tiny Office Downtown.  Next to Mom. Not the Best Scenario, But We Make It Work. Lunch Hour is a Walking Game. Uncover Three Things that You Never Noticed Before. All Beginning with the Same Letter. Today’s Walk is the […]

90 Days of Heat…Are You Ready?!

90 Days of Heat, Begins Today, We’ve Worked the Outside Magic, All Ready for a Vacation at Home Stay. Bring on the Heat, We Have Our Seat, Under the Trees, By the Pond So Deep. The Pond Spot Stays Cool, On the Hottest of Days, Too Bad it’s Not Deeper, Or I’d Back Float to […]

A Dream in Clay

To Sleep.  Dear Sleep, Oh If Only to Dream, Of Royal Wedding Teas, And Spots of Clotted Cream.     A Full Night’s Sleep, Would Be So Dear, I May Have Had One, Late Last Year.     Again I Try,  Turn Off the Light, Fresh Clothesline-Dried Sheets, A Good Sleep in Sight.     […]

Magical History is Now in Your Pocket.

Was I Excited About the Royal Wedding?  Oh My, Yes. In My Humble Opinion, a Royal Wedding Must Be Viewed Live. Fresh and Natural Evolving.  Free from Others’ Commentaries. You and the Event. I Admit I Went a Bit Crazy with the Prep.  Planning, Shopping, Creating Party Favors. For Just Us.   Our Table for […]

A Patio Wedding Venue…Again and Again.

21 Years Ago We Had a Outdoor Patio Wedding. At a Neighborhood Restaurant. The Wedding was Small.  Just Family. We Said Our Vows.  11:00 AM.  And then had Lunch. Barbeque.  Ribs.  Chicken.  Slaw.  Fries. We had a Band.  Mr. Doodle Played Piano and Sang.  To Me. In My Life.  John Lennon. The Judge who Married […]

Finally…We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.

People Say Spring Always Comes. But there are Years When Doubt Creeps In.  Maybe No Spring This Year. And Then Presto.  Overnight.  It’s Spring.   Here in the Desert South West, Water is at a Premium. All the Striking Cloudless Blue Skies are the Result of Thin Air and No Rain.   Beautiful.  Yes.  But […]