Teaming up to wash the dog

Our sweet little Paisley only weighs about 17 pounds, but she feels like one big muscle. This is never more apparent than at grooming time. Thankfully, we are able to bathe her in our giant kitchen sink, rather than leaning down into the tub. Paisley makes sure it’s a two-person job, so Mama and I…

Mostly lazy Sunday

After an unusually busy week for us, Mama and I desperately needed a day of rest. And after days of rain, we were happy to enjoy a bit of sun in our backyard as well. This change in weather meant that I also seized the opportunity to do a bit of gardening. I cut crossing…

Adorable neighborhood watchdog

Upon my return home from the pharmacy this afternoon, this funny little face surprised me in the window. Paisley is sitting on the back of the couch, looking out the window between the two new Amaryllis stalks growing from our wax-covered bulbs. Her look of reproach makes me giggle. I love being greeted by this…

A double cuddle day

Paisley is a bed hog whose preferred cuddling style could best be described as dog butt in your face. But today I got super lucky and she graced me with two proper cuddles, this one pictured and an afternoon nap on top of me. I think she sensed my stress headache, and once she stopped…

Warm blanket burrowing

Today’s #OneGoodThing was wrapping Mama and Paisley and myself in warm blankets fresh out of the dryer. Oh, what a glorious feeling! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments. Day 18 of 365. And Day 1,114 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things)! 1 year ago today: So…

Warmth against my back

My head has been killing me today; so after giving breakfast and meds to my girls, I went back to bed. Mama also has a terrible headache that won’t quit. Paisley has been on double duty, going back and forth between our rooms to check on us. Oftentimes when I’m under her watch, she just…

3 years of good things

Today marks the end of three years of writing about one good thing every day. They’ve not been a great three years of my life. In fact, they’ve been quite trying. Some days I’ve been filled with despair, but focusing on finding a shred of goodness in each day has helped me survive and cope.…