Splitting the lane with Mama

With temperatures in the high 70s today, it was perfect weather to return to the community pool to walk and swim in the water with Mama. By the end of our workouts, we ended up getting to share a lane. We split it—Mama walking on one side while I swam on the other. Toward the…

Felt rose centerpiece prototype

I’ve been cutting out and gluing red felt fabric into more than 800 rose petals for weeks now (an excellent post-surgery activity). I finally stopped my assembly-line style work to finish the first prototype and I’m so pleased. They’ll be beautiful at our annual summer garden party celebrating Mama’s triumph over brain cancer. While crafting,…

Early signs of spring in our garden

We enjoyed a surprisingly sunny, warm day for late winter and our garden seems to think it means spring has begun. Mama and I ventured outside to take it all in and soak up a bit of sunshine. Paisley joined us and enjoyed a little rest against the sun-warmed steps. Mama and I were thrilled…

New sheets for the Boston obsessed

I am really looking forward to crawling into bed with my new whimsical sheets tonight. They may be a little silly, but the Boston Terrier-like polka-dotted pattern just makes me smile. I found them on a ridiculous sale (think nearly 75% off) thanks to a post in a Facebook group for Boston Terrier families. They…

Uplifting, amazing surprise

This beautiful bracelet arrived for me in the mail today—a surprise gift from my dear friend Trisha. A soft leather band holds a sliver bar that reads: “You are amazing. You can do anything. You rock!” It was exactly the inspiring boost I needed on a difficult pain/nausea day. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this thoughtful gift…

Donuts after the DMV

I had the dreaded task of going to the DMV to renew my driver’s license today. It had been 15 years since I’d had a new photo taken and I needed the new “REAL ID” that’s being required this year. Despite having an appointment and people there being nice today, the DMV is an inherently…