Marbled and mermaid nails

As part of our pre-surgery weekend of self-care, I did home manicures for Mama and myself tonight. I used nail polish strips, which is how we have these super cool marbled and mermaid patterns! We’ve only used this type of polish once before, and I struggled with them more this time. I think it’ll get…

Preparing for surgery

I’m having surgery this Wednesday; my gallbladder is being evicted due to troublesome stones. In preparation, Mama and I are doing an entire weekend of self-care—today that ranged from a visit to our wonderful chiropractor to a home facial plus brow tint. I even got in a little work on a gardening project and picked…

Celebratory cupcakes

Mama had her MRI to monitor her rare brain cancer today—and we were worried because she’s struggled quite a bit more since her fall last May, particularly with double vision. So it felt like no small miracle to us to learn that the MRI result was no new growth!!! Hooray! It was a massively stressful day…

Our Lil’ Nosy Parker

We celebrated our 3rd “Gotcha Day” with our beloved Boston Terrier rescue, Paisley, last month—and this sweet little creature brings us immeasurable joy each day! Mama and I were both busy working on various projects around the house this evening when I spotted this hilarious and adorable face peeking out from around Mama’s chair. I…

Persevering to find a pool

Mama and I decided to return to the community pool after many months away today. On the drive over, we joked that we’d finally return only to find them closed. And then it happened! The pool was closed! We strongly considered just going back home. After all, we have a routine we like. But we…

Raincloud sunset walk

We went for an evening walk in our neighborhood and enjoyed this beautiful sunset. The rain clouds made the sky look ominous, but our stroll was lovely. It felt good to stretch our legs and breathe in the cold air. As we slowly made our way down the street, Mama and I marveled that only…