Sharing “Mrs. Everything” with Mama

I devoured my latest read in less than three days, and then strongly encouraged Mama to drop everything and pick it up immediately. Jennifer Weiner’s latest novel is yet another masterpiece that had me both laughing and crying. I’m really enjoying seeing Mama love it too! Today’s #OneGoodThing was sharing “Mrs. Everything” with Mama! What was…

Getting lost in a book

Mama and I have both been devouring our books, forgoing sleep and most other activities just to keep reading. She finished “The Avenue Goes To War,” the second in a series by R.F. Delderfied, in the middle of the night and had already begun “Educated” by Tara Westover this morning. My favorite author, Jennifer Weiner,…

Hometown favorites

It’s been years since we’ve been back to Santa Cruz, so we stopped in at several of our favorite local shops today. Mama and I enjoyed walking around downtown and seeing our old haunts. The day’s haul included artichoke bread, creme-filled chocolates, stylish warm hats, a new book, and dog shampoo and treats. We ended…

Thoughtful, uplifting gift

After learning about my #OneGoodThing writings on this blog, the parents of our wonderful Passover Seder host sent me this uplifting book for my birthday. I was deeply touched by the thoughtfulness of this gift—and we are loving Lin-Manuel Miranda’s little pep talks! Today’s #OneGoodThing was reading “Gmorning, Gnight!” with Mama! Many thanks to Norm…

Saving us from leaving the house

Mama and I had planned on making another trip to our local library today, but we just weren’t feeling up to it. However, our books were due and we encountered technical difficulties trying to use the online system. Thankfully, Mama and I were able to reach a very helpful librarian by phone, who renewed all of…

Book wild at the library

Mama and I went to our local library today and each selected a stack of books to read. We had a wonderful time looking for interesting titles, so much that I had not brought enough bags to cover our reading appetites. The librarians were very helpful, patient, and kind. It was a fantastic excursion all…

Listening to Michelle

Today’s #OneGoodThing was listening with Mama to Michelle Obama read her new book. We’re only a couple of chapters into “Becoming,” but we love it and can’t wait to listen to more together! Day 333 of 365. And Day 1,064 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Colorful legs 2 years ago today: Wonder Woman Happy birthday…