The day we struck gold

Today is the two-year anniversary of Paisley’s adoption. Mama and I absolutely adore her, falling more in love with each snore and waddle. We feel deeply grateful this spunky, loving girl is part of our family. Paisley celebrated with a special dog cookie and lots of cuddles! Mama and I also both got our hair…

Mama’s new wheels

Mama’s got a brand new set of wheels! Her snazzy, new rollator (a 4-wheeled walker) arrived today, and it is a wonderful support! It’s easy to maneuver, has a seat for when Mama needs a rest, and there’s a canvas bag tucked under the cushion for storage! The rollator will make it safer and easier…

Colorful, smashed potatoes

Today’s #OneGoodThing was this delicious batch of colorful, smashed potatoes I made for dinner. Mama said these were the best potatoes she’s ever had. I only wish there were more leftovers! They were easy to make: I boiled the potatoes with a sprig of fresh rosemary until they were soft. Then I smashed them with a spatula…

The bloom that brought Mama to tears

After a hot day in Santa Rosa, Mama and I decided to cool down in our garden this evening. As I began our nighttime watering, I noticed our first blossom had appeared on our Angel’s Trumpet tree. I waited for Mama to notice, camera poised, and I wasn’t disappointed. She was so overcome with joy…

Big-hearted medical assistant

I took Mama to the doctor for a check-up today, and the medical assistant was so unbelievably kind that we didn’t even mind the long wait. Thankfully, we also brought our books with us. When Charles put us in an exam room, he was patient and understanding while he listened to our concerns. He and…

Playing with markers

Tonight Mama and I tested out magical markers we recently picked up at our local Home & Garden Show. We drew pictures and words on a batch of hard-boiled eggs I made for Mama. Rather than making our typical Sweary Eggs, I enlisted Mama’s help to test our new, colorful, food-safe markers. They’re called Rainbow…

Garden plans underway

Mama and I have planted a veggie garden every spring/summer since we moved to Santa Rosa a few years ago. In the beginning, we produced nothing edible. By last summer, we had improved greatly. We planted early and produced an excellent kitchen herb garden, and delicious zucchini, tomatoes, and more! Mama and I especially enjoyed…