Make a Wish

A Little Update. The Doctor Appointment Mid-Point through the Treatment. Mid-Point in this Scary, but We’re Doing This Saga. Autoimmune Disease.  I can barely spell the word, let alone deal with all its trappings. But We’re Doing This.  And All Her Charts and  Numbers Look Excellent. And We Have Been a Team.  Doctors.  Hospital.  School.  […]

Would You Go Over the Edge?

I Work in a Building on the Almost Top Floor, From Monday through Friday and Sometimes Days More. In this Building So High, I get the Job Done, Up in My Tower, Away from the Sun. Important Work happens inside, On that you can Bet, But on One Day the Building Goes Crazy, Mark the […]

A Crack of Dawn to Dusky Dusk Celebration

A Milestone Birthday.  A Time of Celebration. A Before-the-Sun-Up Breakfast Party Complete with a Treasure Hunt is Perfect. Early.  Yes.  Sleepy Heads all around.  But Ramped Up with a Hunt for Treasure. Oatmeal.  Flaky Croissants.  With a Side of Donuts. 🙂 I Have Come to Realize that in a Family, Doing Something Two Times Creates […]

A Wild Gunslinger Afternoon

Albuquerque, the Town where I live, is over 300 Years Old.  And Not Much has Changed. The focal point of community life since it was founded in 1706 by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Centered around the plaza, Albuquerque’s Old Town encompasses about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings. On the north side of the […]

A Meeting with Angels

It’s Been Said that You Meet Angels in the Most Unexpected Places. Always at Unexpected Times.  But Angels always Come When You Need Them Most. On a Quiet Saturday Morning, Miss Doodle and I Met a Trio of Angels. Yes.  Not One Angel, but Three. These Angels were In a Tiny Storefront Shoppe. But Let […]

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 […]

Road Trip?

Can You Guess the Restaurant? Perched on the Frontage Road of a Major Thoroughfare…You Can’t Miss this Spot. An All-In All-American Establishment. The Parking Lot is Filled with RVs, SUVs, Family Vans and Tour Buses. It is a Dining Experience Where the Menu is Extensive.  The Prices are Reasonable. And the Décor is Exactly a Mirror-Image […]

A Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Hot Spot Adventure

Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Fame was Here…Cecilia’s Café. In Albuquerque. Let’s Take a Lunchtime Stroll through Downtown to See What All the Hype is About. Just One More Block.  See the Red Awning.  That’s It. Cecilia’s Café. Found It.  A Tiny Family-Owned Café.   A Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ Dive. The Building is Adorned […]

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 […]

Eat in a Boat

Oh, a Sushi Bar with Tropical Grill. What I Wouldn’t Give. To Find One to Dine In On this Sagebrushed Hill. But Sadly, I Need to Get This Straight. When Living Life in the Desert, Tropical Fare Must Wait.   But Wait!  That’s Not True.  I’ll Tell You Exactly Why… I Found a Place for Shrimp in this Mountain High.   […]