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 […]

Staying Safe in the Curves

The Local Amusement Park. Not My Favorite Spot, But a Huge Hit With This Crowd.   For the Well-Planned, Full-On, Highly Anticipated Teen Birthday Celebration…Perfection.     Perhaps it was the Intense Summer Heat and Glaring Sun,     But Everywhere I Looked There Were Curves.     Beautiful, Warm, Curves.     Rocking Back […]

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 […]