Sharing memories of Joe

This afternoon Mama and I received news that our beloved friend Joe had passed away after a two-month illness. We were shocked and deeply saddened. Mama introduced Joe and his wife to each other; she just knew they’d be perfect for each other. Pat and Joe have been part of our extended family since before…

A Saturday for sleep

After an exhausting day at the Home & Garden Show yesterday and a hike around Costco the day before, I wasn’t entirely surprised when I woke up with a raging migraine. Thankfully, Mama and I had no plans for today, so nothing had to be canceled or changed. I was able to spend the day…

It started with a carved turnip

Mama and I have been attending the Spring Home & Garden Show since we moved to Santa Rosa 4.5 years ago. We love to get ideas for our own backyard oasis. We’re always surprised at the wide variety of booths, and today was no exception. This purple flower in Mama’s hair is actually a turnip,…

Flowers, books, and more

The day started with a quick visit to our fabulous stylist Matthew for a bang trim, followed by a stop at the downtown library (because we always need more books even when we don’t). Then I got to pass out my homemade hamentashen to Mama’s memoir writing class, which I really enjoyed as I miss…

The strength within

Today was not the most exciting day, as I’m trying to bounce back from a Crohn’s flare. However, I managed to finish our piles of laundry—including the elusive folding and putting away, an oft procrastinated task. I even finally cleaned up the dishes from my baking fun and then scrounged the energy for a shower.…

Planning girl time

A Crohn’s flare-up derailed my planned library excursion with Mama. I spent the day mostly horizontal and feeling miserable. But my mood was considerably brightened when one of my besties called to hash out plans for our upcoming visit. I am so excited to spend some quality time together! Today’s #OneGoodThing was talking and planning…

Making planting plans

Every year Mama and I try to learn from our previous year’s garden and make it better. We’ve been talking for a while about which crops will make the cut this year. Today the rain finally stopped and we went outside and re-measured our garden box dimensions, so we could draw up this map of…