Torching a pie

I made a key lime pie with a toasted marshmallow topping tonight—and I had a great time torching my homemade whipped frosting. Quarantine meals are starting to get creative as we eat up our supplies. Thankfully, we have a small lime tree in our backyard. I was thrilled to find everything else I needed in…

My grandmother’s seagull

This weathered seagull statue belonged to my grandmother—an integral part of her nautical-themed den. He’s part of a pair and probably one of my most treasured reminders of spending time with my beloved Mema.  My grandmother’s two seagulls now live in our backyard as a beautiful ode to her quirky style. After watering our garden…

Apocalyptic ride to the hospital

Today was my 27th immune-suppressing IV infusion and I found myself as nervous as I was for my very first infusion. Nothing about my appointment has changed, except that I now have a port implanted in my chest that makes the entire process smoother and saves about an hour. The added anxiety over today stemmed…

Finding cheer in the end of March

March has felt like one of the longest years—I mean months—ever. As an immunosuppressed family, we’ve been in isolation since late February. Thankfully, Mama and I like being at home, but we miss spending more time outdoors and seeing our neighbors’ faces. Today our spirits were brightened by a wonderful singing family in the U.K.…

New cowl scarf made by Mama!

Mama has been spending some time under quarantine on knitting projects—and today she finished putting the buttons on this gorgeous cowl scarf she made for me. I absolutely love it and can’t wait to wear it! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was my beautiful, new handmade cowl scarf! Thanks, Mama!!! For those interested, the pattern was…

Virtual pajama party

When the shutdown began, a friend remarked online that her pajama selection was lacking—thus starting a flurry of comments from mutual friends with links to favorite PJs. I knew immediately this merited a virtual pajama party and reunion. We waited until everyone who needed had received their new pajamas and tonight was the big night.…