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 […]

15 Minute Adventure…at the Office

Summer is Winding Down Here. Year Round Schools are already in Session.  2 Weeks In. Miss Doodle 2 has 2 More Weeks. Doodle T Day Care is Open.  Our Savior.  A Special Space for the Girls.  Down the Hall from Me. Noon.  Lunch.  Let’s Take a Break. A 15 Minute Adventure in the Parking Structure. Take […]

The Magic World of Costco

Finding a Bit of Magic Every Day.  My Quest. Some Days are Easier than Others. But I can always be Assured that on Saturday…for the Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip… We Will Find Magic. And the Secret Place to Find the Magic.  Where You Can Almost  See the Curvature of the Earth. Yup.  Costco. To Begin…You […]

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 […]