A YouTube Summer Tale. Hold the Swim Goggles.

Summer and Reading. I know, It Doesn’t Quite have the Same Ring as Summer and Swimming(!)     Or Summer and Slushies(!)     But Somehow We Needed to Glamorize Reading for Miss Doodle 2. Help Her Get Past Her Aversion to Reading. And in My Mind, Summer was the Opportunity to Do Just That. […]

Once Upon a Time in Brooklinen. A Mystery Solved.

A Long Time Ago.  In a Place Far, Far Away. A Princess Lived and Worked.  Loved and Had Fun.     Her Home was in an Antique Brownstone in Brooklyn.     The Princess and her Brownstone were filled with Light and Laughter.     The Princess Was Very Much at Home in Brooklyn.   […]

Lunch Can Be Magical. If You Know Where to Look.

Summer 2018 is Spiraling Down.  Fast. Our High Schooler is Back in School.  This is an Impact Year for Her Future Goals. Our Mid-Schooler has One More Week.  Still Time to Find Lunch Time Adventures with Mom. And So Little Miss and I Ventured Out at Lunch. Downtown.  In the Ghastly Heat. To See What […]

Finally. Thankfully. Air Travel Done Right!

Thank You JetBlue and JFK. You are Our Saving Grace for Extended Layover Air Travel. Here’s the Poop on This Fabulous Discovery.     For Our Latest Jaunt to Florida, We Had Credit on JetBlue and It Only Made Sense to Use the Credit.     One Problem…JetBlue has ONE Flight from Albuquerque. A Midnight […]

Quintessential Old Florida…Stop the Car!

With the Overwhelming Rise of American Super Highways… the Ticky Tackiness of Summer Vacation Road Trips are Relegated to Nostalgic Memories.     Why Take the Slow-Down-Through-Every-Little-Town Route, When You Can Speed Up a Super Highway Like I-75 to Get Where You Need to Be?     Because You Would Miss a Treasured Spot Like […]

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 […]

A Hot Tip To Navigate Universal Studios Orlando

Finding Harry Potter. At Universal Studios Orlando.  Summer in Florida. Ahh…Delightful. Tickets are Pricey.  Yes.  But We Just Have to Do This(!) According to the Girls. We Left the Vacation House Early, Early and Hit Orlando as the Haze was Lifting. It is Already Steamy. This, My Friends, Is Humidity So Thick You Can See […]