Sharing memories of Joe

This afternoon Mama and I received news that our beloved friend Joe had passed away after a two-month illness. We were shocked and deeply saddened. Mama introduced Joe and his wife to each other; she just knew they’d be perfect for each other. Pat and Joe have been part of our extended family since before…

Sweet peas in our life

I had the pleasure of catching up with several of our dear friends by phone and text today, making plans to visit later this month and in May. What a warm, loving feeling to talk with friends we love who’ve known us forever and love us like family! Today’s #OneGoodThing was making plans for Mama…

Remembering my Auntie

My Auntie Alberta, Mama’s sister, passed away at the age of 91 last week. Her funeral was held today in Petaluma, where she lived for many years with my late Uncle Bill. The service was beautiful and moving, and my cousin David spoke from the heart. Though it was a day of sorrow, the group…

Big hugs from tiny arms

Mama and I were thrilled to have a hug-filled visit from some of our family today. In the years since we’d seen these beautiful girls, they’ve gotten so much taller and even sweeter! We loved spending the afternoon with them and their wonderful mom, Laura! Paisley was ecstatic to have more people to love! Today’s #OneGoodThing was loads of…

Decorating just in time

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah began tonight, and so Mama and I decorated our living room this afternoon. The last-minute effort wasn’t exactly procrastination; the holiday just sort of sneaked up on us this year. (The date is based on a lunar calendar, so it changes each year.) Thankfully Mama and I found a few…

Starting someone else’s vacation

Our friends began their road trip vacation today with a stop in Santa Rosa to see us! We went out for lunch to Jackson’s Bar and Oven in Railroad Square, and shared the most wonderful burrata topped with pistachios and honey. The food was outstanding, and the company was even better! Mama and I adore…

Family and a feast

Today was awesome because our dear family from Santa Cruz (where we used to live) came to visit. Mama and I love spending time with these two wonderful people, and today was no different! We could talk endlessly and still have more to say. After catching up on our lives, the four of us feasted…