December 31 Green Tea Kit-Kats and The End

I tried a Green Tea Kit-Kat candy today and it was surprisingly good, smooth. I first thought it was made out of seaweed or something super weird. I was hoping for more of a taste sensation but it was pretty mellow. The end of the year (and this blog) has come upon me in a…

December 30 The Glass House

“Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” Helped my mom move today and I believe everything she owns is glass. Not kidding. At all. Every box I lifted had the word “Glass” printed on it. She’s got a great view of two mountain ranges: the Sandias and the Jemez. Happy living, Mom.

December 29 Cave Dwellings and The House of Eternal Return

When in Northern New Mexico, go here: Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico has preserved cave dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloans. You can hike and climb there and learn about the history. Meow Wolf has a funky, weird house with clues and acid tripping decor that you can explore and have lots of fun in.

December 28 The Earth Room

“One does not act rightly toward one’s fellows if one does not know how to act rightly toward the earth.” Liberty Hyde Bailey I visited the Earth Room, an overnight bungalow for rent in Santa Fe, New Mexico and it was delightful. The Earth Room is part of a compound that is very earth-friendly with…

December 27 My Boy’s Bday

“Please don’t worry so much because in the end none of us have very long on this earth – life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when a shooting start streaks through the blackness, turning night into…

December 26 Pajama Party

“It’s always better to be slightly under dressed.” Coco Chanel I’ve been going to the grocery store in my pajamas – long before Walmart made this popular. Yes, this is a true story, I was twenty-something once. I used to go to the grocery store on Saturday mornings in my pajamas because I just didn’t…

December 25 Christmas Reinbeer

“In a study, scientists report that drinking beer can be good for the liver. I’m sorry did I say ‘scientists’? I meant the Irish.” Tina Fey Older Charming and Also Handsome Son is old enough to host Christmas at his house. It was pretty cool, I usually have Christmas at mine. I didn’t want to…

December 24 Santa!!!

I finally met Santa (and one of his elves) in the grocery store of all places. I guess they ran out of egg nog or brandy or rein-“beer” or something. I told him what I wanted for Christmas and he told me he would get right on it. I didn’t sit on his lap, though….

December 23 Bear’s House

“I want to go to Italy and France; those are my two places. And I really want to go to Greece. I’ve seen so many places on Airbnb that make me think I should be living there. I could eat great salads and be on a ¬†boat.” Mary Lambert If you want to travel and…

December 22 #NationalReGiftingDay

“You can always re-gift love.” Catalina Hurtado Who knew this was an actual holiday? And why is it before Christmas? My guess is because your office holiday party will be some time before Christmas and you will get those awful coffee mugs with snowflakes or something clever written on them like: “Better Late Than Ugly”…