Surprise!

A School Night.  Mid-Week. 8:00 Bedtime is Fast Approaching.   Good Night Sun. Everyone is Winding Down.  The Neighborhood Kids are Winding Down Too.  Sort of. 🙂 But Mom has a Little Surprise.  A Happy Back to School Surprise. Surprizamals! From the Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company. This is a Sponsored Post.  But All Opinions […]

Making Tiny Cakes and Being Brave

Mid-School is Tough.  You Remember that Time, Right? A Best, Best Friend is Trying On Having a Boy as a Best, Best Friend and Everyone Else is Put Aside. On the Very First Day of School. We Talk About Being Brave and Staying True and All the Other Ways This Can be Handled.   And […]

Good Night Sun…Hello Moon!

Hello Solar Eclipse! A NASA Photo…Not Mine.  Very Cool, Right? Today.  About 11:15 to 12:15 Mountain Time.  Lunchtime. The Entire Experience will Last about 90 Minutes. We Sit in the 75% Eclipse Path.  Perhaps You have a Better View. The closest Total Eclipse Spot to Us is Casper, Wyoming…724 miles away. We Have to Stay […]

A Little Bit of Puppet Magic

  I Need Some Extra Magic To Complete This Week. Perhaps You Do Too. I Really Need a Hit of Some Silly Puppets.     Once Upon a Time…Not All that Long Ago.  Mr. Doodle and Miss Doodle and I Created a Public Access Television Show. A Puppet Show for Kids about Reading. We Did […]

Dining Out and Saving Money. It’s a Real Thing!

Our Staycation Summer Has Rolled to an Abrupt End. Today.  8AM.  School. In an Attempt to Make this Summer Special, We Made Dining Out an Event. Little Mini-Adventures Close to Home. To Stay Close to the Hospital and Doctors and All-Things Medical. And On That Front We’re Moving Forward to Getting Well.  Yes.  Thank You. […]

Court Chatter and Working Girls

Work Can Be Fun. And Fun Can Be Work. In the Wee Hours of the Morning and Late at Night… I Write and Tell Stories through Photos. Here.  On the Blog. During the Long Work Day… I Write and Tell Stories through Photos. Here.  In Court. Come On…I’ll Show You. Built in 2001, the Architecture […]

Making it Special to Get through the Hard Stuff

Family Meetings and Funerals. With Family Blending Thrown Into the Mix. Deep Sadness for All. An Important Meeting Needs to Happen to Decide How to Proceed. The Meeting Will Be At Our Home. But How to Gracefully Do All This…I Take a Lesson from My Mom. Serve Food.  Lots and Lots of Food. But Keep […]

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 […]