Maybe We Eat Out Too Much

Baby Boomer Parents to Millennial Teens. While Many of our friends are retired, We’re still slogging along with All the Balls in the Air. Full Time Work. Mid-School Kid. High School Kid Ballet Classes. Homework. House Chores. Yard Work. Pets. Laundry. Grocery Shopping. Costco Runs. Making Lunches. Cooking Meals. Did I Forget Anything? You Get […]

Even Castles Need Soul

Albuquerque, New Mexico has a Castle on the fringes of downtown. It’s not old. Not even close. Built in 2011 by a fascinating woman, Gertrude Zachary; an inspirational antiques and turquoise jewelry dealer. Gertrude was inspired by the grand estates of Paris. She created the Castle as her Home and to showcase her extensive collection […]

A Wink Back at a Wish

Make a Wish Foundation. A Stellar Organization that is the Ultimate Creator of Magic. A Healing Magic for the Soul of the Child and the Family. This Year’s Fundraiser included Miss Doodle as the Keynote Speaker. And Dancer. Enough Funds were raised to Continue Granting Wishes. Some Winks of a Special Evening. A Special Evening […]

Lumps of Clay Make Magic

This Story Begins with a Box of Clay and a Desire to Spend Time Together. And This Guy as Inspiration. Our Thackery. We Begin by Molding an Armature of Paper, Cardboard and Tape. This is Going to Be Larger Than Life. Now the Fun Part. Adding the Clay. Lump by Lump. School Clay is So […]

Tom Hanks is Working Hard. In My Neighborhood. Really.

Hollywood is Back in a Big Way. In Albuquerque. Actually, in My Neighborhood. Vans and Trucks Parked Everywhere. Caravans of Vehicles Line the Alleys. Cameras and Lights and Food Trucks Work Non-Stop. Crews and Security Guards. Cables and Wires. Hollywood on Location. They Put in Long Hours. Everyone Seems to Stand Around and Then There […]

When is it Spring?

Now. Of Course. But Shoot, I Almost Missed It. Work has been Intense. Long, Long Hours. Up in the Dark. Home in the Dark. Lunch without Windows. Dark. But Surprisingly Productive. That’s All Good. But…No Time to Catch My Breath and See Spring. Until We Spent a Sunday Lunch at a Teppan Grill Decked Out […]

Family Day…Ten Years of Surprises

Family Day. The Day an Adopted Child Finds Their Forever Family. A Celebration of Being Together. Being Loved. For Us, a Table for 4. Morning Celebrations are Perfect as the Sun Peeks Up Over the Mountain. Table Set with Sparkles and Silliness. Cinnamon Rolls Smell as Sweet as Warm Family Hugs. At Each Place Setting, […]

Almost Spring. Shake It Up.

I’m Done with the Cold and the Grey and the Hum Drum…Both Inside and Out…I Bet You are Too. So for a No-Cost Fix for Spring, I tried Flip Flopping the Great Room… Nothing Else Changed…Just Moving Stuff from One Side to the Other. The New Arrangement Does Breathe Light into the Room…But the Green […]

Brrr…

I Have a Mermaid House in Florida, Oh yes I do, It makes me Happy, When I’m Cold and my Fingers are Blue. Snowbird Guests are there Now, Enjoying the Pool, Walking the Beach, Enjoying the Sunshine, as is the Rule. Yes, I have a House in Florida, And on Days Like This, I Close […]

Trying On China.

China. We Tried it On. I’m Glad We Did. Strikingly Beautiful. Fascinating. Steeped in History. But Difficult, if You’re Not Ready. Our limited Mandarin was Not Enough to Breeze through China. Hello. Good Bye. Thank you. And Wo Ai Ni…I Love You. That was it. We couldn’t converse with the people we met. This is […]