Carry Me Away…Far, Far Away

Magic at Home.  In My Own Backyard. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  An Uplifting Event. 🙂   October 6 – 14, 2018. When Albuquerque is at its Loveliest. Cold Mornings.  No Wind.  The Day Warms with the Sun. The Bluest Blue Skies. Please Join Me.  Hold On Tight! The Fiesta Begins Early, Early Morning.  Way […]

An Overnight. So Close. Yet Oh So Far.

A Very Mini, ,Let’s-Just-Go-Around-the-Corner, Holiday Stay. To Celebrate Surgery Done, We’re Moving to the Light. We are All So Very Ready for the Light. Filled with Normal Days of Work.  School.  Home.  No Hospital Stays. But there’s still pain.  Although anticipated. This Outing May Have Been a Bit Too Ambitious.  She Really Just Wanted to […]

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 […]

California Driving…Feel the Breeze!

Going to Work in the Summer? Miss the Balmy Sea Breeze? No Problem.    Open the Sun Roof. Wave! Let’s Go to Work in California Girls’ Driving Style.     Special Warning…Cell Phone Photos Only Taken at Red Lights.     And Sing Out Loud(!)   “California Girls”  The Beach Boys. Well East coast girls […]

Eat Local. Revitalize Downtown. Win/Win.

Summer Lunches at the Office. A Good Time for a Stroll through the City. And an Opportunity to Eat Local and Support a Local Business. We Walk the Loop to the Tiny Market. Finally, Downtown has a Market. Silver Street Market. On Silver. For Office Workers and Downtown Inhabitants Alike. We Support the Tiny Market.  […]

Pigeons, Protesters and Puppie Slushes…Oh My

School’s Out.  Summer’s In. The Beginning of Summer is Time Spent at Doodle T. In a Tiny Office Downtown.  Next to Mom. Not the Best Scenario, But We Make It Work. Lunch Hour is a Walking Game. Uncover Three Things that You Never Noticed Before. All Beginning with the Same Letter. Today’s Walk is the […]

A Patio Wedding Venue…Again and Again.

21 Years Ago We Had a Outdoor Patio Wedding. At a Neighborhood Restaurant. The Wedding was Small.  Just Family. We Said Our Vows.  11:00 AM.  And then had Lunch. Barbeque.  Ribs.  Chicken.  Slaw.  Fries. We had a Band.  Mr. Doodle Played Piano and Sang.  To Me. In My Life.  John Lennon. The Judge who Married […]

Blowing Through to Spring

College Basketball as Background Noise. Howling Winds Swirling Spring Blossoms on the Trees. It’s March. You Need a Place to Eat that is Local and Fun.  Not Fast Food.  Not a Chain. Do You Have a Restaurant that Fits the Bill in Your Neck of the Woods? We Do.  And it has Served Hollywood, Presidents […]

Behind the Curtain…A Dungeon Mom’s Tale of The Nutcracker

Degas-Inspired Ballerinas.  Graceful and Strong. Dazzling Sets.  Victorian Christmas Décor. Excited Children in their Taffeta Finery.  Candy Canes tucked in their Pockets. Make Way for The Nutcracker at The Kimo Theatre. Downtown Albuquerque. Magic. This is What We See From the House Seats. But What Goes On Behind the Curtain?   Does All the Magic […]

Say It With Your Vote

Enough Wringing of Hands and Gnashing of Teeth. Election Day.  Vote.  It’s That Simple. In this City, We Have a Mayoral Race.  From a Sea of 8 Candidates…2 Remain. This is a Run Off Election. I Found the Polling Place. Voting is in an Ancient Building Now Used to Archive City Records. The Building Looks […]