A 2-Minute Blizzard

Well, it is January. January and Snow.  Happy Together. I am Thankful that the Snow Here Comes and Goes in a Hot Minute. But it is Crazy to Watch. Early Morning.   Cold.   Quiet. Suddenly.  Hail Hitting the Windows. Bouncing Off the Bricks. 1 Minute Coverage. Brrr… Accumulating Fast. Total Coverage. All in 2-Minutes. Then Whoosh.  […]

An Elementary Invention

5th Grade Inventors. Ahh…the Elementary School Science Fair.   Is it that time already??? This Year Each Student Must Create an Invention on their Own. An Invention to Solve a Common Problem. Electronics and Water.  Ms. Doodle’s Pick. She Wanted to Invent Something to Protect an Electronic from Water Damage. Even when the Electronic is Dropped/Immersed in Water….Toilet, […]

Haircuts and Chinese New Year

I Love Chinese New Year! Many of You Know that Our Daughters are from China. We do lots of Chinese Culture Classes and Chinese New Year is My All Time Favorite. We may celebrate an American Version of the Holiday, but it is all in Good Fun. Chinese New Year Begins on the First New Moon […]

Daybreak Meals

By the Dawn’s Early Light. Weekdays Around Here are Hectic. Over Breakfast, each day, the Question of What’s for Dinner Comes Up. Eating Oatmeal while Deciding on Beef or Chicken is Not Really My Thing. But That’s Just the Way it Goes. So the Question…Beef or Chicken? Today’s Best Answer…Chicken with Potatoes, Carrots, Peppers. And […]

A Castle in France on the Radar

2017 is the Year. The Year of France for Us. With Some High School French and Spanish Under Our Belts.  We are Up for the Adventure. For Only One Week.  Sadly.  But in June. Paris.  The City of Lights.  First.   No Particulars Yet. But I did Find This VRBO Studio Apartment.  Sleeps 5.  Reasonable Price. […]

1000 Futons and a Shell

We Viewed 1000 Futons. Or FA-TOONS as My Mom Calls Them.  🙂 For a Simple Refresh at Home.   A Refresh of the Fireplace Room. The Space is Narrow.  Tight.  Darker than other Rooms in the House. With a Turquoise Door.  White Fireplace.  White Banco.  Wood Floor. Overseen by an Antelope. Affectionately called “Jack”…you know, Jack-A-Lope. Since I […]

A Perfect Meal in a Perfect Day

What’s a Perfect Meal for You? For Me, it’s not the Food.  It’s the Atmosphere. And the Company. How About Seafood by the Sea? With lots of Warm Winter Breezes. Sitting on a Covered Deck. Flip Flopped Feet dangling over the Edge. Family Together. Reasonable Prices.  Buy One/Get One. Kids Eat Free. We Found a Perfect Meal Spot…Pinchers.  In […]

Cross Country Remodel Madness!

I am so excited for You to see Our Cross Country Remodel. In the Vacation House. A Mix of Wood and Recycled Glass and Tin and Madness. Mostly Madness. The Idea Sounded Simple Enough.  In July. Create a Small Bar Area Big Enough for 2. On the End Counter in a Galley Kitchen.   Room for 2 Bar […]

Don’t Scream on a Dolphin Tour

I Scream. I guess I just get excited. Dolphins.  Pods and Pods of Dolphins. So Graceful.  Sleek.  Fast.  Charming. I Love Dolphins. So we bundled up (yes, it was chilly) and hopped on a Dolphin Tour Boat. Love the Outfit…Canada Jacket with Florida Flamingo Skirt, Striped Leggings and Flip Flops. I like Pelicans Too and […]

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and Florida, Oh My

The Next Time You venture to Ft. Myers, Florida, there are two fabulous homes You Must Visit. The Winter Estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Neighbors with Star Power. Yes.  Those Guys.  Powerhouse Innovative Inventors of the 20th Century. Electricity and Cars.  Where would the 21st Century be without them? I appreciate all that… But it’s […]