Trying to heal

Today was rough. My face is still throbbing from an emergency dental procedure this morning. Mama isn’t feeling well either. Normally, I don’t share much of the shit behind the good we find in each day. Yet, this evening, I find I’m just grateful we made it through another day. And that’s today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama!…

Free samples and friendly faces

On the way home from a stressful medical appointment, Mama and I decided to pop into CVS for a few random things and our day was completely uplifted. When we couldn’t find a particular item, we happened to meet our local store’s Beauty Consultant, Nicole Cowlin. She was so helpful and kind to us, even…

Adorable neighborhood watchdog

Upon my return home from the pharmacy this afternoon, this funny little face surprised me in the window. Paisley is sitting on the back of the couch, looking out the window between the two new Amaryllis stalks growing from our wax-covered bulbs. Her look of reproach makes me giggle. I love being greeted by this…

Getting through another scan

If you or a loved one are living with cancer, you likely have frequent medical imaging to monitor the progression. After 7.5 years of regular MRIs, Mama and I are old pros. Yet today, we both felt some trepidation as Mama’s headaches and cognitive difficulties have worsened lately. We won’t have the official results until…

Here we go again

For months I’ve agonized over whether or not to continue writing about #OneGoodThing each day, a project which started as a New Year’s resolution three years ago today. I knew with clarity that I wasn’t done last January 1st, same as the January 1st before that. But this year, I considered ending the series at…

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.…

Back to the bead shop

Mama and I stopped at our local bead shop for legit reasons yesterday. We needed to change out the cord on her Lifeline necklace, but since we were there, we also got supplies to create a few other little projects. But as I finished stringing beads for a pretty necklace, I realized that we had…