A busy, joyful day

Today began with Mama’s new haircut with our fabulous stylist Matthew. It is always a pleasure when we get to see him, but today was just especially wonderful. We couldn’t find parking at first, but Matthew was miraculously standing outside the salon when we pulled up and was able to haul Mama’s rollator walker out…

Personalizing my daily organizer

My new organizer began this month, and today I finished the digital collage that adorns the first page. Mama and I used to create these fun pages together with stamps, stickers, ticket stubs, and other mementos. I created a digital version a couple of years ago, which I now update for a fresh look each…

Phew! Deadline made!

I finished the dreaded task of filing our federal and state taxes today. I’m so glad it’s done—and that’s today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 105 of 365. And Day 1,201 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good…

Twelve-hundred good things

Today marks my 12-hundredth day in a row writing about #OneGoodThing. Seeking out light in the darkness has truly become a habit for me, yet this project feels just as important now as it did the day it began. With so much awfulness in the world, I humbly pledge to continue to shine a light in…

Feeling powerful

After a fantastic chiropractic adjustment, I felt energized and in need of sunshine—making it the perfect time to finish unloading home project supplies from our big trip to spend our winnings last weekend. When I finished hauling all 26 cinder blocks from our van and stacking them on cardboard inside our gated back yard, I…

If the “Cheers” bar was an organic market

The highlight of many a Fridays for the Nosy Parker family is my trip to our local organic market. Not only does Oliver’s offer incredible produce, but the bakers special-order our favorite ginger cakes and I’m greeted with hugs around the store! I love catching up with the kind-hearted staff, many of whom ask after…

Cream cheese does the trick

Our sweet girl Paisley has become more fickle in her tastes, deciding she no longer cares for Pill Pockets (flavored treats used to hide medications). That’s a problem since she’s been on a recent course of antibiotics twice a day and her chicken allergy limits our options. Thankfully, like the good little Jewish dog she…