Blue skies and blooming garden

Beautiful blue skies beckoned us into the backyard this afternoon. Mama and I enjoyed being in our garden again, breathing the fresh air, and seeing the colorful flowers still in bloom. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a lovely afternoon outside with Mama! Day 291 of 365. And Day 1,022 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago…

Smooth infusion day

It was about as smooth of a day as I could have hoped, given that I was receiving my 11th chemo infusion treatment for Crohn’s Disease. Thanks to a combo of jet lag and nerves, I woke up early enough to take a seated shower without rushing, and then get back in bed to recover…

Traveling help

Wednesday was a long day for us. Mama and Paisley and I woke up in Venice, Italy, and flew to Chicago and then San Francisco. We couldn’t have done it without the help of at least a dozen people along the way. Many thanks to our dear friend Anna, who met us at our apartment…

Packed and ready for home

Oftentimes at the end of a trip, there’s a feeling of wishing it could continue indefinitely. Such is not the case for us this time. Mama and I are ready and eager to return home to California. We had a wonderful time with our Italian friends and making new friends along the way. We enjoyed absolutely…

Following Feed Phil’s footsteps and more

Mama and I started off the day with lunch of cicchetti, or small bites, from a wonderful and tiny place called All’Arco, which we learned about from watching Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” The food was incredibly innovative and fresh, and we enjoyed getting to meet Mateo, who was introduced in the show. Then as Mama…

Mama’s birthday in her favorite place

Today we celebrated Mama’s 76th birthday in her favorite place in the world: Venice, Italy! I brought her coffee and pastry from a local bar, which we enjoyed at home. Later we ventured out in the direction of a campo she loves. Along the way, we found ourselves at a shop we’ve long adored, called…

Small bites packed with flavor Venetian style

Mama and I were so exhausted from the last few days, we procrastinated leaving our Venetian apartment today, until it was nearly too late. We were drawn from rest by the memory of these incredible small bites packed with flavor. Friends we met on our trip five years ago introduced us to this gem. Cantine…