Visit from a fun friend

My friend Trisha drove HOURS across California just to see us today. She and I went to a cool outdoor tavern for happy hour and a proper catch-up. It was such a special treat to see her and to go out! We grabbed Thai food on our way back for a tasty feast with Mama.…

Special birthday lunch

The highlight of today was my friend Gail taking me out to a lovely Japanese restaurant for my birthday. The food was delicious and the company was fabulous! After lunch, we visited with Mama and Paisley, and I got to share my progress on our garden/backyard oasis with Gail. We had such fun talking all…

Double celebration

This evening Mama and I had the honor of being invited to a Passover Seder at the home of our dear friend Margo. We had a lovely time and adore her family. We especially enjoyed our conversations around the service—these thoughtful tangents added lovely new depths to the traditions of the evening. One of the…

L.A. lunch with girlfriends

Today was the final day of my L.A. getaway, and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch out at a gastropub with two of my best friends. What a joy to spend time with these two, who I’ve been friends with for most of my life. After returning from our late afternoon lunch, we discovered a third…

Yogurtland and pedicures

Today’s big L.A. plan was pedicures. It felt glorious to be pampered along with one of my besties. Alyssa and I selected cheerful, bright spring colors for our toes. It was a lovely day, finished off with scrumptious frozen yogurt. Meanwhile, Mama enjoyed a wonderful visit with our friend Ellen and embarked on a hunt…

My L.A. getaway

In the wee hours, I kissed Mama and Paisley goodbye and got a plane to Los Angeles to visit one of my besties! It’s a short trip, but I’m so excited to spend time together. Our first stop was breakfast at the beach. Then I got to cuddle with her sweet dog, Yofi, for an…

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…