October 26 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

“There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” Amy Poehler Let me just say, that my kids are awesome! They indulge my every request and I make many. I ALWAYS want to do something that they are not too keen on. For example, Comic Con: dressing  up like Darth Vader and Lando…

October 25 Soul Story: Writing Workshop

I went to see writer, Michelle Adam, tonight as she read from her book, Child of Duende: A Journey of the Spirit and taught a workshop on how to write from the heart. Aside from the fact that she sounds like a fascinating woman who has led an inspired life as a dancer and writer, she shared…

October 24 Rowing For Time

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” The rowing machine is a great workout that I bet you have never done at the gym. Right? You see it over there in the corner as you walk past it to get to the treadmill….

October 23 Those Animals

  “That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.” Walt Disney The first time I saw these gigantic motorized stuffed animals was in Seattle this past summer and I  instantly said a prayer to God and Jesus and all the saints that if I ever got the chance to be a kid…

October 22 Pumpkins, Dinosaurs and Paintings

  I went to my very First Pumpkin Patch today at Rock Creek Farm in Broomfield, Colorado. My kids have been to Pumpkin Patches on school field trips, church trips, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club outings, etc. so this was no biggie for them. It was my First. We had fun and saw a lot of…

October 21 Frida Kahlo Was A Player

  “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” Frida Kahlo I love all things Frida Kahlo, especially her unibrow. I received a gift today from Older Charming and Also Handsome Son. A set of three socks. One has a picture of Frida Kahlo, one a picture of Diego…

October 20 Day and Night

“When you buy handmade, you are saying: “I support the quality product of individual artisan’s, rather than the lower prices of sweat shop labor.” I went to a daytime farmer’s market today and purchased locally grown white and purple eggplant (I’ve never seen white eggplant) and white turnips (never seen those either) from Cornello Candelaria Organics. I…

October 19 Flower Power: #PetalItForward

Who thought of this wonderful event? Petal It Forward is an event sponsored by the Society of American Florists. Flowers are handed out to anyone and everyone on the street. I was given two bouquets, one to keep and one to give away. I had never heard of this until today and it was lovely….

October 18 Street Party

There was a block party in downtown Albuquerque tonight sponsored by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local Union 480 ABQ featuring music by Bandwidth No Name (pretty clever), food trucks, people partying in the streets (homeless and otherwise), political activism and all kinds of only-in-Albuquerque shizz. It was a good time at…

October 17 Piloxing

If you are like me, you didn’t know this was a thing until today. There is a place where people go to dance, do standing Pilates workouts and box (yes I said box, as in jab and uppercut) all at the same time to thump, thump, thumping music that will make you feel like you…

October 16 What’s Your (Least Fave) Sign?

“I am a Gemini and can adapt to most atmospheres. You get two for the price of one when you are a Gemini.” Karan Johar This was an interesting challenge: someone challenged me to write about my least favorite zodiac sign (sun sign). Hmmm….this is something that I have never thought of before. I usually…