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…

Cookies for Mama’s memoir class

Mama returned to her Memoir Writing Class this afternoon after a hiatus, and I got to walk her in and meet everyone! I made my special cherry chocolate chip cookies for the occasion and they were a hit. Though I know a couple of these smiling faces, most of them were new to me. As her…

Our lunch date for the RBG movie

Today included the largest burrito I’ve ever seen, a fantastic movie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and introducing my good friend Gail and Mama to each other. Beyond just the insane size of Mama’s burrito at our pre-movie lunch, it was an afternoon filled with laughs. We had a great time together, sharing stories from our…

Perfect-for-us new PJs

Mama and I found pajamas so perfect for each of us that we joked they’d been made specially. Yet, we found them at Costco! Hers have a peacock-like design—Mama adores peacocks—and mine are polka dotted! They’re in colors we love, and the pajama tops even have the respective necklines we strongly prefer. Today’s #OneGoodThing was finding fabulous…