Peek-a-boo cuddles

Mama wasn’t feeling well today, so Paisley made it her personal mission to provide comfort and cheer. Our sweet blanket burrower even rushed back from our afternoon walk to resume her cuddling position. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Paisley’s peek-a-boo cuddles! Day 311 of 365. And Day 1,042 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: The…

Wave of women

Today was a historic day for women in American politics. So far, 111 women have been elected, including 92 women to the U.S. House, 10 women to the U.S. Senate, and 9 women will serve as governor. Among the milestone victories, we’re celebrating the first Muslim women, the first Native American women, and the youngest women…

Roasted sweet trio

We roasted this colorful trio of sweet potatoes for dinner and it was delicious! Mama and I have long been obsessed with Japanese white sweet potatoes. On the recommendation of the produce manager at our local grocer, we tried adding a white sweet potato, a yam, and a yellow onion to the mix. Mama and I…

Willing ourselves to walk

Despite not feeling well, Mama and I dragged ourselves out for an evening walk in our neighborhood. We enjoyed crunching the leaves together, and it felt good to move our bodies. Plus, we got to see this gorgeous sunset! Today’s #OneGoodThing was willing ourselves to walk! Day 308 of 365. And Day 1,039 in a row (here’s the first…

Mail from our besties

Gut-wrenching pains woke me up in the wee hours and tormented me most of the day. I accomplished nothing I intended; even a good rest evaded me. But the day got better when the mail arrived with a heartwarming card from one of my besties, and a package of homemade granola from one of Mama’s besties, More Diane,…

Pulling apart the challah

Today’s #OneGoodThing was the joy of pulling apart the Shabbat challah with Mama! Often we slice this lovely braided bread, but tonight we went for the more fun method of tearing into it. Shabbat shalom, friends! Day 306 of 365. And Day 1,037 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Taking down the shade 2…

Crunchy Autumn leaves

Today started wonderfully because Mama’s childhood friend Diane was here, having stayed over last night. We got to spend the morning together, before she drove back home, a couple of hours across the Bay Area. In the afternoon, as is our new tradition, Mama and I took a walk in our neighborhood. We loved the…