Sweet peas in our life

I had the pleasure of catching up with several of our dear friends by phone and text today, making plans to visit later this month and in May. What a warm, loving feeling to talk with friends we love who’ve known us forever and love us like family! Today’s #OneGoodThing was making plans for Mama…

Folk concert with Mama

Mama and I attended a Gordon Lightfoot concert at the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa this evening. She has been a big fan of his music for many years, but I was less familiar with his relaxing folksy tunes. His voice and style reminded me a lot of Bob Dylan, which I remember Mama…

Plum blossoms and Abutilon

Our plum tree burst into these gorgeous white blossoms, which then led us to discover that Mama’s beloved Abutilon has also started blooming. We were so thrilled these delicate red flowers made it through the cold. Today’s #OneGoodThing was discovering the plum blossoms and red Abutilon with Mama. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share…

The mint within

Mint chocolate cupcakes we already loved have gotten even better because they’re now filled with more mint! These glorious treats from Rubicon Bakers used to have a rich chocolate center, but Mama and I were pleased to discover the delicious change. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the mint within—with Mama. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please…

Dancers from around the world

One of our favorite shows has just launched their third season, and the talent is better than ever! Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Derek Hough have returned as the outstanding, thoughtful judges on NBC’s “World of Dance.” And this year, they’ve raised the bar, requiring a higher score for advancement in the competition. Mama and I…

Ice cream without wincing

For the first time since mid-November, I enjoyed ice cream without wincing tonight. My crowned tooth left me in pain for months, but after this past week’s root canal, I’m no longer bothered by hot and cold. Mama and I were able to enjoy our ice cream desserts! Today’s #OneGoodThing was ice cream without wincing!…

Wearing blue for Jenessa

One of my childhood best friends, Jenessa, is a colon cancer survivor and a truly fantastic blogger. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the month kicked off today with Dress in Blue Day! I dressed in blue both for Jenessa and for my grandfather, who passed away from the disease more than 40 years…