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 […]

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 […]