Warmth against my back

My head has been killing me today; so after giving breakfast and meds to my girls, I went back to bed. Mama also has a terrible headache that won’t quit. Paisley has been on double duty, going back and forth between our rooms to check on us. Oftentimes when I’m under her watch, she just…

3 years of good things

Today marks the end of three years of writing about one good thing every day. They’ve not been a great three years of my life. In fact, they’ve been quite trying. Some days I’ve been filled with despair, but focusing on finding a shred of goodness in each day has helped me survive and cope.…

Paisley’s new pjs

It’s been very cold in our house lately. Despite many layers of warm clothing and blankets, all three of us have been shivering. So when Mama and I spotted an adorable, soft fleece “onesie” pajama for Paisley, we couldn’t resist. She tolerated the cozy, festive jumper for a while, and she did finally stop shaking…

Wine & chocolate-fueled soak in the bathtub

More than 10 years ago, I started a personal tradition I call “Self-Care Sundays,” which helps me prepare for the week ahead. Some Sundays, Mama and I do face masks or I take a relaxing, fancy bath. Other times, I call one of my besties, organize my thoughts into lists/charts, read a book, revel in…

She’s got my back

A migraine triggered a Crohn’s flare for me today, leaving me mostly miserable. That is, until sweet Paisley climbed into my bed and nestled herself firmly against my back. It was just the comfort I needed. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Paisley’s big heart! Day 342 of 365. And Day 1,073 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1…

The day we struck gold

Today is the two-year anniversary of Paisley’s adoption. Mama and I absolutely adore her, falling more in love with each snore and waddle. We feel deeply grateful this spunky, loving girl is part of our family. Paisley celebrated with a special dog cookie and lots of cuddles! Mama and I also both got our hair…

Head in her bowl

We ran out of dog food a few days ago, but the air quality was so terrible that I scavenged the little sample bags from our emergency preparedness kits to feed our girl. Despite continued unhealthy air quality, I could no longer put off leaving the house to buy more. Paisley was thrilled with her…