Pre-surgery fun

I’m having surgery in the morning, and I’ve been consumed with getting everything ready before I’m out of commission. But I decided it was also important to have a bit of fun before it all. So yesterday, my dear friend Mark visited and drove us out to the coast for a calming breath of salty,…

Marbled and mermaid nails

As part of our pre-surgery weekend of self-care, I did home manicures for Mama and myself tonight. I used nail polish strips, which is how we have these super cool marbled and mermaid patterns! We’ve only used this type of polish once before, and I struggled with them more this time. I think it’ll get…

Preparing for surgery

I’m having surgery this Wednesday; my gallbladder is being evicted due to troublesome stones. In preparation, Mama and I are doing an entire weekend of self-care—today that ranged from a visit to our wonderful chiropractor to a home facial plus brow tint. I even got in a little work on a gardening project and picked…

Celebratory cupcakes

Mama had her MRI to monitor her rare brain cancer today—and we were worried because she’s struggled quite a bit more since her fall last May, particularly with double vision. So it felt like no small miracle to us to learn that the MRI result was no new growth!!! Hooray! It was a massively stressful day…

Our Lil’ Nosy Parker

We celebrated our 3rd “Gotcha Day” with our beloved Boston Terrier rescue, Paisley, last month—and this sweet little creature brings us immeasurable joy each day! Mama and I were both busy working on various projects around the house this evening when I spotted this hilarious and adorable face peeking out from around Mama’s chair. I…