Celebrating 36

Mama and I began the day’s festivities with mani/pedis at a nail salon downtown. After our bit of relaxation and pampering, we walked around and enjoyed the warm sunshine, bright blue sky and brilliant flowered trees. We also met a group of inspiring kids protesting gun violence. We continued our birthday tradition of beignets, but…

A damn good day

I was the lucky recipient of two birthday gifts today, and I was deeply touched to see how well my friends know me. A package from Los Angeles contained a purifying pink clay mask to detoxify and brighten my skin, and a hug at our front door included a bottle of my favorite variety of…

Mama’s birthday beignets

In line with our newest birthday tradition, I took Mama out for beignets at The Parish Cafe in Healdsburg today. They were messy and so delicious! Afterward, we spent some time exploring the cute town of Healdsburg, packed with delightful galleries, cafes, and shops. Mama enjoyed finding a new yarn shop, and then we went…

Mama’s birthday adventures

Today was momentous because my amazing Mama turned 75! Not only is three-quarters of a century impressive, but she wasn’t expected to see this birthday. Having beaten the odds makes each birthday feel more significant. For Mama’s 70th birthday, we took a very special trip to Venice, Italy. Being in that magical city brought Mama…

Cards from my besties

My birthday is this week and I got a little, early love in the mail today. Normally I don’t care for mail because it’s mostly bills and junk these days. But today’s mail included these two lovely cards with sweet notes from two of my best friends. Today’s #OneGoodThing was feeling loved and appreciated by…