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…

Friendly faces on our errands

After fantastic chiropractic adjustments, Mama and I decided to tackle a few errands along the way home. First, we stopped at our local bead shop, where Kris helped us replace the drab grey, satin cord of Mama’s Lifeline necklace with a beautiful, adjustable, green leather cord. Of course, once in a bead shop, we couldn’t…

Cooking class with Gail

Today I got to see my friend Gail again and take a wonderful cooking class! I had signed up for the “Cast Iron Desserts” class a while back, but it was in danger of being canceled because no one else registered. Thankfully, Gail was available and interested — and I was thrilled to spend some…