Kissing on the first date

A very dear friend who I haven’t seen in ages visited us tonight. Paisley was immediately enamored with Jen and showered her with kisses. We were surprised to realize we hadn’t seen each other since the Brain Tumor Walk in Golden Gate Park nearly six years ago (check out our team photo, we are the two in the…

Planning a lunch date

One of my besties called me this evening, and after a bit of catch up, we set up a lunch date in a few weeks. It’s been months since I’ve seen her, so I’m super excited! Today’s #OneGoodThing was planning a lunch date with Angelina! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 14 of…

Lighting Chanukah candles with friends

For the fourth night of Chanukah this evening, Mama and I joined a couple of friends to light candles and celebrate. We sang prayers and a song, and we played a hilarious game of driedel with gelt and mini porcelain figurines. Our colorful, paper crowns from the Chanukah crackers added to the festivities. We enjoyed…

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…

Girl talk

Two friends I haven’t seen in years visited us today, and it was such a joy to see them again! After a lovely, long visit with Mama over cups of tea and Macaron cookies, these gorgeous ladies and I went out for a yummy bite to eat. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this wonderful reunion with Nissa and Ilana!…

Narrow approval

A slight fever nearly prevented me from receiving my 12th IV infusion for Crohn’s Disease today. The treatment works by suppressing my immune system, which can make it dangerous to receive if my body is already fighting an infection. I haven’t been feeling great lately, but I finished my latest antibiotics course two weeks ago,…

A marathon with Margo

Our friend Margo brought her sweet dog, Mason, over today. We adore this dog; he helped us be ready to adopt Paisley after we lost Abby two years ago. Mama, Margo, and I spent the afternoon enjoying a “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” marathon and eating Chinese food. I made raspberry macarons, which were…