Happy love day

Though I don’t have a romantic Valentine, today was still a day filled with love in our home. The morning started with a glorious snuggle fest with Paisley, and then a cup of chai in bed. Mama and I exchanged heartfelt cards; I even hid a funny one inside her schoolbag. Mostly it was a gentle…

Mastering the fitted sheet fold

Today my garage procrastination ended. Dealing with this mess has been on my back burner for years, filling me with dread and guilt. Our garage was a nightmare. I never finished unpacking when Mama and I moved here 4.5 years ago; I stopped because I ran out of space. Before today’s massive overhaul, there was…

Life has repeats

As Mama and I sat together in the living room and rehashed our day to find the joy, we realized that it was highly productive but rather boring. “I’m pretty sure I’ve already written a post like that,” I told Mama. Four years in on this daily #OneGoodThing project, it is getting harder not to…

Summer fruit in winter

Besides the cold and rain, winter gets us down with its endless citrus and lack of juicy, sweet stone fruits. These lovelies are typically only available to us in summer. However, while at our local organic grocer on Friday, I discovered these mouth-watering gems. Mama and I have been cherishing each bite of white nectarine…

Mostly lazy Sunday

After an unusually busy week for us, Mama and I desperately needed a day of rest. And after days of rain, we were happy to enjoy a bit of sun in our backyard as well. This change in weather meant that I also seized the opportunity to do a bit of gardening. I cut crossing…

Dodging torrential rain

We got slammed by rain today in Santa Rosa — except that Mama and I had the incredible luck of missing the worst of the raging storm by mere minutes. Mama, Paisley, and I watched the torrential downpour from inside the chiropractor’s office, where we were thrilled to see our favorite office staff member. Tess is…

Hugs from my friendly grocers

Friday is frequently my grocery day, and over the last few years, I’ve gotten to know many of the staff at my local organic market. Though it qualifies as an errand, these lovely people make it enjoyable. From Robert, who suggests new cheeses we’d enjoy, to Dillon, who gives us the inside scoop on the…