Goofy time with my girls

The absolute joy of today was catching up with one of my besties. Though we text frequently, it was wonderful to actually laugh and be goofy together on the phone. Paisley got in on our silly action with her funny upside-down face looking up at me! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama — was each of getting…

Funny dogs make things better

Today was awful from head to guts. I was miserable and couldn’t function. Then one of my besties texted me a link and told me to look at #4, which turned out to be a hilarious Boston Terrier finding an unusual place to burrow! On a day where I thought nothing would make me smile,…

L.A. lunch with girlfriends

Today was the final day of my L.A. getaway, and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch out at a gastropub with two of my best friends. What a joy to spend time with these two, who I’ve been friends with for most of my life. After returning from our late afternoon lunch, we discovered a third…

Yogurtland and pedicures

Today’s big L.A. plan was pedicures. It felt glorious to be pampered along with one of my besties. Alyssa and I selected cheerful, bright spring colors for our toes. It was a lovely day, finished off with scrumptious frozen yogurt. Meanwhile, Mama enjoyed a wonderful visit with our friend Ellen and embarked on a hunt…

My L.A. getaway

In the wee hours, I kissed Mama and Paisley goodbye and got a plane to Los Angeles to visit one of my besties! It’s a short trip, but I’m so excited to spend time together. Our first stop was breakfast at the beach. Then I got to cuddle with her sweet dog, Yofi, for an…

Planning girl time

A Crohn’s flare-up derailed my planned library excursion with Mama. I spent the day mostly horizontal and feeling miserable. But my mood was considerably brightened when one of my besties called to hash out plans for our upcoming visit. I am so excited to spend some quality time together! Today’s #OneGoodThing was talking and planning…

An afternoon of laughs

I spent the afternoon talking and laughing with one of my best friends over a delicious, leisurely lunch at one of my favorite Santa Rosa restaurants. It was one of those afternoons that’s better than therapy. Angelina and I first met at an interdepartmental staff meeting at The San Francisco Chronicle more than a decade…