Dolce far niente

After a very busy week of seeing friends and exploring Venice, Mama and I were exhausted and needed rest. Today was our recovery day. Thankfully, we’d already picked up a few groceries. So without leaving our apartment, we enjoyed this lovely, little spread of fresh tomatoes with mozzarella di bufala and Bellinis for lunch. It…

Successful pre-trip chemo

Today was my 10th chemo infusion for Crohn’s Disease. I started the treatment 13 months ago, and I’m finally feeling a bit more regular. I typically seem to get a good 4 weeks between my infusions, and even my GI symptom flare-ups aren’t as severe as previously. I spend much less time on the bathroom…

We’re going back!

It’s official! We’re going back to our beloved Venice, Italy! And we leave next week! Mama and I have been researching and planning for the last few weeks, but essentially we’ve been packing on faith. We didn’t have flights or an apartment secured until this past week, but we are absolutely thrilled that it’s now…

Paisley’s pint-sized friend

A trip to our new chiropractor today helped my migraine pain enough that I was able to take Mama to pick up a new pair of sandals. That’s where we met this adorable toddler, 16-month-old Corinne. She and Paisley decided they were just the right size for each other, and proceeded to entertain everyone with…

Less pain, more vertical

The antibiotics are finally kicking in, and my infected kidney is feeling less angry and violent. Today’s #OneGoodThing is starting to feel a bit better at last! Day 239 of 365. And Day 970 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Coloring as meditation 2 years ago today: New carrier makes life easier What was…

Plates from a party missed

A kidney infection has taken me out of commission the last two days; and sadly, today that meant missing the birthday party of the adorable girls we love next door. Lucky for us, their kind and gorgeous mother brought us plates of food from the party. We are grateful to have such loving neighbors! And…

Great new chiropractor

Today’s #OneGoodThing was finding a fantastic new chiropractor! Both Mama and I loved Dr. Christina Dumbadse’s approach and adjustment style. Mama’s range of motion improved after one adjustment. I can’t wait for my appointment next week! Special thanks to our awesome neighbor and friend, Ti, who recommended this chiropractic office. Day 228 of 365. And Day 959 in a…