Celebratory cupcakes

Mama had her MRI to monitor her rare brain cancer today—and we were worried because she’s struggled quite a bit more since her fall last May, particularly with double vision. So it felt like no small miracle to us to learn that the MRI result was no new growth!!! Hooray! It was a massively stressful day…

Our Lil’ Nosy Parker

We celebrated our 3rd “Gotcha Day” with our beloved Boston Terrier rescue, Paisley, last month—and this sweet little creature brings us immeasurable joy each day! Mama and I were both busy working on various projects around the house this evening when I spotted this hilarious and adorable face peeking out from around Mama’s chair. I…

Persevering to find a pool

Mama and I decided to return to the community pool after many months away today. On the drive over, we joked that we’d finally return only to find them closed. And then it happened! The pool was closed! We strongly considered just going back home. After all, we have a routine we like. But we…

Raincloud sunset walk

We went for an evening walk in our neighborhood and enjoyed this beautiful sunset. The rain clouds made the sky look ominous, but our stroll was lovely. It felt good to stretch our legs and breathe in the cold air. As we slowly made our way down the street, Mama and I marveled that only…

Raise Up Extraordinary Women: Dena Clover-Vargas

December’s daily #OneGoodThing was dedicated to celebrating extraordinary women I know. Many of the 31 bold, beautiful, brave women featured shared stories of perseverance after abuse, addiction, miscarriages, illness, and loss. They represent various fields and backgrounds, and I admire each for their passion and strength. The series was so deeply inspiring that I felt…

When self-care is a phone call

It’s Sunday and that means our day must include self-care of some kind. Today that meant a call with my bestie Alyssa. It felt good to admit that I’ve been feeling downright miserable since my infusion last week. There’s such a deeply healing feeling from talking with someone who loves you, truly cares about you,…

Fabulous new Netflix show

Mama and I found a new Netflix show to binge today and we are loving it! Starring RuPaul, AJ and the Queen is the story of a drag queen traveling across America in an RV with a smart-mouthed 10-year-old stowaway. It’s exactly the hilarious, feel-good, binge-worthy show we needed! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was finding…