Heat wave arsenal

A heat wave has paralyzed us. It was 102-degrees at the peak and stayed that way until well after 5 p.m.—only just dropping below 80 around 11 tonight. Though I watered our garden early in the morning, Mama and I have stayed indoors. Our efforts to keep cool expanded to our full arsenal. We finally…

Hot summer night sky

It was a scorching hot day, so Mama and I tried to stay cool inside. Temperatures were still in the low 90s at 6 p.m. But this evening, when it finally got down to 85-degrees, we went outside for some fresh air. The sky was breathtaking! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was this beautiful hot summer night…

Smelling the rain

Though we are thoroughly sick of this rain in May, Mama and I enjoyed deep breaths of fresh air while Paisley ran a lap around the front yard. Today’s #OneGoodThing was smelling the rain with Mama! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 146 of 365. And Day 1,242 in a…

Personalized produce help

The best part of my Fridays is often my trip to our local organic grocery store. Yep, never thought I’d be so excited to go food shopping, but alas. Part of what makes it a great errand is the awesome staff at Oliver’s. Everyone, meet Dillon. He’s the produce manager and he’s amazing. Each week…

Feeling loved and supported

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was hugs and support from dear family friends in Santa Cruz. Spending time with our loved ones was the highlight of our mini trip! We were sad to say goodbye, but it feels good to be home. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 130 of 365. And Day…

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…