Ahhh, The Boys of Summer

Baseball.  Minor League Baseball. Here in Albuquerque, it’s the Isotopes.  Farm Team to the Colorado Rockies. That’s It.  That’s All I know. Baseball is not my favorite pastime, but it has always been part of my life. I fondly call Baseball the Background Noise of Summer. Summer that Goes on into the Fall.  Seemingly Forever. […]

Close to Home

Sometimes Staying Close to Home is Where You Need to Be. For Us…Summers have always been for Travel. To Faraway Places.  For Adventure.  For Fun. To Be Together. New York.   London.   Jamaica.  Turks & Caicos.  Boston.  Florida Gulf Coast.  California. Colorado.    Disney.  From Coast to Coast. Paris was this Summer’s Trip.  Until it Wasn’t.  My […]

Farewell Tooth Fairy…it’s been quite a run.

A Milestone. After 10 Years. The Last Baby Tooth has Fallen Out of My Sweet Doodle Head. I wasn’t sure I’d make it.  I was afraid I’d miss a meeting. But the Tooth Fairy came right on schedule.  Every Time. And left funny tiny gifts. Of course She had help.  Our Tooth Fairy didn’t just […]

The Rainbow Lining

For Me as a Writer of a Blog about Finding Magic Every Day, These Last 5 Months have been Positively Impossible.  Ghastly.  Scary. And Exhausting. Time Wrapped in Dark and Cold with Unending Waiting. Anxious Moments.  Agonizing Hours. Fear Shrouded All. I’d Love to Say that the Door is Shut on all things Hospital…But Not Yet. […]

I LoVe KiD ArT!

Pouring Forth from the Soul. Twirling Down into Little Fingers. Art by Kids. Filled with Passion.  Faith.  Love.  And Wonder. In Marker.  Paint.  Clay.  Chalk.  Crayon. Highlights from the Doorway to the Arts Show. At our local Pre-K through Mid-School Charter School. Every Art Show, whether in Soho or Albuquerque, needs fancy walk-around treats. Paired with Chocolate Dipping Sauce.  And the […]

Table for Four

Finally. After 10 Long Weeks in a Hospital… Yes.  A Table for Four. Home. The Best Medicine. I’ve Missed All of You. I’ve Missed My Life. Our Life. But Somehow….Miraculously…We are Better. Stronger as a Family. Together. Not Out of the Woods.  There’s Still More Treatment. More Tests. More of Everything. An Autoimmune Disease that […]

Eat your Heart Out, Degas

Edgar Degas.  You know, the Painter and Sculptor of Ballerinas. From France. 100 Years Ago he created Little Dancer of Fourteen Years. Degas was blind when he sculptured the little dancer. He spent 3 years creating this masterpiece.  She stands 3 feet tall. Miss Doodle 2 loved the Dancer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. And […]

A Visit from the Archbishop

I’d Love to Say that We All are Home. But we’re not. But there is a Light and it’s getting Brighter and We are Moving Forward. So Easter was Celebrated in the Hospital.  Together. Thank you for Your Good Wishes for a Speedy Recovery. Heart Warming and Greatly Needed. Your Wishes Guide Us to See the Beauty and Magic […]

Ready to be Back to Crazy Normal

When Craziness Falls from the Sky, What Do You Do? Deal with It. Yes.  Of Course. This is What We Have Been Doing. Tough?  Sure. Nutty?  You Bet. Feelings of Longing and Despair and Hopelessness?   Afraid So. But the Flip Side of This??? A Family Together Who Will Remember and Appreciate Life. Never, Ever Take […]

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 […]