A Make A Wish Send Off…

Four Little Words…Your Wish is Granted. Miss Doodle’s Wish. To Dance on the Great Wall of China. Her Wish is Coming True.  This is Really Happening.  And Soon. We are in Awe.  And So Thankful that We Can Share This Together. Thank You Parnall Law Firm and Make A Wish New Mexico Foundation. Thank You. […]

Fairy Lights…Only Batteries Required

Sometimes Simple is Fun. A Mantle Garland of Twine and Paper Coffee Filters. A Gaggle of Nutcrackers all at attention on the banco. Wreaths with pine cones, berries and dried citrus oranges and grapefruit. All tied together with Fairy Lights. Thinnest wires speckled with LED lights and a slim battery pack. 3 AAA batteries do […]

Living Up to Being a “Champion Family”

I received a call…We would Like to Honor You as the Champion Family. I’m not sure what to do with all this. The hospital nominated us for this Title. We were to be honored at the basketball game.  We are the Half Time Show. I knew We had to be Gracious and Humbled and very […]

A Native American Blessing

A Purification Healing Dance for the World. The Mescalero Apache Dancers. Prayers for Peace and Harmony.  Good Health and Happiness. Chanting.  Beating of a Drum.  Dancing Around a Bonfire of Pinon, Cedar and Sage. All are invited to participate.    Bundled Up against the Cold.  Under a Star-filled Sky. Hands are extended.  Palms up.   Receiving […]

Make Way for a Kinder, Gentler Elf

Elf on the Shelf has been bashed, knocked around and rebelled against by many parents. Admittedly, the premise of Elf on the Shelf is a tad creepy. In Theory, Here’s How it Works:  The elf comes boxed in a fancy gift box  with a storybook of how the elf came to be.  Additional elf outfits […]

Simple Trick to Keep Cats Out of the Christmas Tree…And It’s Working!

We have a Naughty Cat.   And this Cat is Smart.     Naughty and Smart…a Disastrous Combination Anytime…but Especially at Christmas. Enter This Year’s Tree.     Sparkly and Glittery.  Gloriously Dressed In Silver.   Graced with Heirloom Ornaments.  Lovely.     But No Matter Live or Fake…     With a Christmas Tree […]

Thanksgiving Dinner…and to All a Good Night!

Thanksgiving Day Upon Us, Our Elf Found Her Way, We’re All Up Before the Sun, For the Cookers’ Biggest Cooking Day.   An Electric Roaster for the Bird,   We Hatch a Brilliant Plan, 16 pounds fit Snugly and Tucked Away to Cook Without a Helping Hand.   Hot from the Oven Sweet Rolls, A […]

Birthdays Should Always Be Special

You Just Can’t Miss a Moment of Your Birthday. That Is My Wish for Everyone. You.  As the Star for the Day.  Your Fabulous Day. And in My Mind…the Earlier the Better.  Don’t Miss a Single Solitarily Moment.     Wake to the Smell of Fresh Baked Birthday Muffins. Warm and Sweet With Crazy Cupcake […]

A Car Wash Theme Park Ride of All Rides

Mom. It Would Be So Great If there was a Car Wash Ride.   You Drive Up.  Everyone Stays in the Car. The Car Wash Guy Hooks the Car Up to a Big Long Hook.     The Car Gets Pulled through the Car Wash Tunnel.     First there’s Rain.  Lots of Pounding Rain. […]

9/11…3 Mothers…2 Daughters

17 Years Ago.  September 11, 2001.  The World Changed. It was a Tuesday.  Same as This Year. For Me.  9/11 will be a Story about 3 Mothers.  And 2 Daughters. Striving to Live in a World that Suddenly No One Knew.     3 Mothers with Life-Changing Events that Happened as the World Swirled Around […]