My 21st infusion

Today was my 21st immune-suppressing infusion to treat my Crohn’s Disease. I’m not sure why I’m counting since there’s no real end in sight. Crohn’s is a chronic illness with no cure yet, only treatment. Nurse Christine worked another miracle and got my difficult IV going on the first try. She’s got such an infectious…

Mama’s stylish new bob

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was her beautiful, new bob haircut! Many thanks to the wonderful Matthew Benson at Ritual Salon in Santa Rosa!!! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 288 of 365. And Day 1,384 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of…

Shaken, but not stirred

Just as Mama and I started talking about what we should write for tonight’s post, everything started shaking. We watched our living room sway for about eight seconds, but we didn’t budge from our chairs. Thankfully, nothing crashed to the ground and we’re all ok. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was centered about 60 miles away from…

Sunday brunch and a marathon

Our friend Margo and her dog Mason came over for Sunday brunch and a John Oliver marathon today. This is a favorite tradition of ours that we haven’t done in a while, but it was wonderful to renew! We enjoyed banana pancakes, turkey bacon, and fresh strawberries. And the dogs enjoyed competing for everyone’s attention…

Boston Terrier face in clay

All through our daily drawing and painting in September, I was itching to get my fingers working with clay again. Our creative month inspired us to dig out several art projects and to reorganize our crafting supplies. Today I was reunited with colored clay and created a new cane (like a sushi roll that you…

Painting a Bodega Bay sunset

I marked the end of this challenging week by painting this beautiful Bodega Bay sunset that Mama and I saw on Monday (after enjoying the best fish tacos ever)! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was remembering our fun adventures from Monday and capturing them in painting! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness…

Emerald Beaut pluot jelly

The season for our favorite fruit—the Emerald Beaut pluot—is coming to an end, but we simply couldn’t bear to part with this wonderful flavor. The only solution was to make jam! I ended up making jelly instead, but it is absolutely delicious! Now I just hope it firms up properly. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying homemade…