Gringa Does Laundry: 10 Easy Steps

Gringa Does Laundry: 10 Easy Steps

The combo washer/dryer that’s in my little rental apartment is whirring behind me. I had the same type machine in Scotland when I visited in 2015. When the wash is finished, the clothes are still dripping wet. I use the centrifuge cycle before turning on the...
Happiest of Birthdays, Sir Paul

Happiest of Birthdays, Sir Paul

After a shopping trip last week, I sat in the car to look over the bill. My visits to Walmart usually aren’t very costly, but this bill seemed high. I mentally tallied each item. The blood pressure cuff that I’d thought was $28 turned out to be $45. Must...
Dishabille

Dishabille

Last Tuesday, when I went down to my apartment lobby to check the mail, another woman was there at the same time. Sigi’s* a little German lady who’s probably lived here since the building opened back in the ’60’s. I was a little taken aback...
Adulting

Adulting

Adulting is so tedious. And I find myself with so many “adult” things on my To-Do list. There’s paying the car insurance that is due on March 12. Thanks to an encounter with a motorcyclist that was driving in the bicycle lane, my auto insurance is...
Road Trippin’

Road Trippin’

Last week, I left Albuquerque to visit Texas and Oklahoma. Instead of driving from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City, I had decided to fly to Dallas, rent a car, and go from there. I spent one night in Dallas, where I met up with an old friend or, as we agreed sounded...
Feelin’ Groovy

Feelin’ Groovy

As a life-long learner, I enjoy being a scholar. Here in Albuquerque, the University of New Mexico offers continuing education classes in the summer, fall, and spring. I always look through their catalogue to see what’s available. By trial and error, I’ve...

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