Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh

We’ve been fans of comedian Gary Gulman for more than a decade. We even got to meet him way back when. So we were thrilled to find his new HBO special “The Great Depresh,” in which he’s open about his struggle with depression and anxiety. Not only is Gary characteristically charming and hilarious, but this…

Making tiny clay shoes

For absolutely no reason other than I thought it’d be fun, I began making tiny shoes out of white clay tonight while Mama and I caught up episodes of The Voice. So far, I’ve got a pair of flip flop sandals on a toothpick shoe rack, a pair of wee Birkenstocks, a single sneaker, and…

My 21st infusion

Today was my 21st immune-suppressing infusion to treat my Crohn’s Disease. I’m not sure why I’m counting since there’s no real end in sight. Crohn’s is a chronic illness with no cure yet, only treatment. Nurse Christine worked another miracle and got my difficult IV going on the first try. She’s got such an infectious…

Mama’s stylish new bob

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was her beautiful, new bob haircut! Many thanks to the wonderful Matthew Benson at Ritual Salon in Santa Rosa!!! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 288 of 365. And Day 1,384 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of…

Shaken, but not stirred

Just as Mama and I started talking about what we should write for tonight’s post, everything started shaking. We watched our living room sway for about eight seconds, but we didn’t budge from our chairs. Thankfully, nothing crashed to the ground and we’re all ok. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was centered about 60 miles away from…

Sunday brunch and a marathon

Our friend Margo and her dog Mason came over for Sunday brunch and a John Oliver marathon today. This is a favorite tradition of ours that we haven’t done in a while, but it was wonderful to renew! We enjoyed banana pancakes, turkey bacon, and fresh strawberries. And the dogs enjoyed competing for everyone’s attention…

Boston Terrier face in clay

All through our daily drawing and painting in September, I was itching to get my fingers working with clay again. Our creative month inspired us to dig out several art projects and to reorganize our crafting supplies. Today I was reunited with colored clay and created a new cane (like a sushi roll that you…