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…

Post root canal ice cream

Wednesday’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying pumpkin ice cream at home with Mama, after enduring five painful (and expensive) hours at the dentist. I had an allergic reaction near the end and had to take Benadryl when I got home, which rendered me unable to post this yesterday. It was a shit day, but at least I…

Bergamot bath with wine

After a grueling trip to Costco for emergency supplies to prepare for this week’s potential power outages, I needed a relaxing soak in the bath. Bergamot-scented Epsom salts and a tiny bottle of my favorite wine elevated the experience. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a Bergamot bath with wine! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in…

Beating the heat at the beach

Temperatures reached the 90s again today in Santa Rosa so Mama and I escaped to cooler weather at Bodega Bay. We enjoyed the scenic half-hour drive to the coast and had a great time checking out a new beach with ramps from the parking lot to the sand. It was much easier than our last…

Giant peach dumplings

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying these giant fresh peach dumplings in cognac sauce with Mama! I used a recipe from the first Smitten Kitchen cookbook, except I swapped out Bourbon for Madagascar Vanilla Cognac (because that’s what we had). Delicious! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 279 of…