A new kind of felt flower

After cutting out more than 800 rose petals from bright red felt fabric, I needed a break in both color and pattern. I decided to try creating a totally different felt flower. It came out much better than I’d hoped and my creative spark is humming with possibilities. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a new kind of…

New lady doc and a nice view

I’ve had bladder issues my entire life, but these last six months have been pure misery. I’ve ended up with an infection after every single monthly Crohn’s chemo infusion. Apparently, my bladder is my body’s weak spot and therefore the first to “go bad” each time my immune system is knocked back. I was furious…

Back to the pool

Mama and I have been eager to get back to our exercise at the community pool, but we had to wait a few weeks after my surgery. Today was our big day back! I still didn’t feel up to swimming laps, so Mama and I both walked back and forth in the water. The resistance…

Confused Cocoa

One of our latest favorite evening traditions is a mug of what I’ve deemed Confused Cocoa—named such because of the juxtaposed pairing of whipped cream and sprinkles alongside Bailey’s Irish cream. The cocoa is confused about whether it is meant for a kid or an adult, but we find it truly delicious! Today’s #OneGoodThing with…

Changing the way I think, 15-hundred days in a row

Today marks the 15-hundredth #OneGoodThing post in a row. It’s been a very difficult few years, filled with my own medical challenges and those of a solo caregiver. Yet, it has also been a time filled with joy and laughter. Writing this blog each day, finding something good in sometimes terrible days, has helped me…

A long-awaited soak

I hit another post-surgery milestone today—my first bath! I was allowed gentle showers before now, but I had to wait at least two weeks for my preferred method of bathing. I had planned on a nice long soak, but the heat didn’t feel great on my incisions, so I cut my tub time short. The…