Joyful summer self-care

Despite sharing something good with you every day, we’ve had a rough last couple of months. Frankly, it feels like a real shit show. We needed a jolt of happiness, so Mama and I went out for mani-pedis this morning. We chose bright, happy colors with glittery top coats; and we really enjoyed the new…

Thoughtful, uplifting gift

After learning about my #OneGoodThing writings on this blog, the parents of our wonderful Passover Seder host sent me this uplifting book for my birthday. I was deeply touched by the thoughtfulness of this gift—and we are loving Lin-Manuel Miranda’s little pep talks! Today’s #OneGoodThing was reading “Gmorning, Gnight!” with Mama! Many thanks to Norm…

My turn at the salon

Yesterday Mama had the pleasure of an excellent haircut, and today was my turn at the salon! I always love to see our stylist, Matthew, and let him work his magic on my locks. My pixie cut had gotten dramatically long in front, so I was happy to have a fresh, shorter take on it.…

Free samples and friendly faces

On the way home from a stressful medical appointment, Mama and I decided to pop into CVS for a few random things and our day was completely uplifted. When we couldn’t find a particular item, we happened to meet our local store’s Beauty Consultant, Nicole Cowlin. She was so helpful and kind to us, even…

Soaking after weeding

Wild mushrooms have been surreptitiously taking over our front yard. Mama and I didn’t notice them at first because they blend in with the landscaping bark. We’ve been keeping our sweet Paisley away from the potentially dangerous fungi. This afternoon I weeded as many of the little buggers as I could manage until my back…

Yogurtland and pedicures

Today’s big L.A. plan was pedicures. It felt glorious to be pampered along with one of my besties. Alyssa and I selected cheerful, bright spring colors for our toes. It was a lovely day, finished off with scrumptious frozen yogurt. Meanwhile, Mama enjoyed a wonderful visit with our friend Ellen and embarked on a hunt…

Lovely new cut

Today I had the utter joy of getting my hair cut by my fabulous stylist. I loved visiting with him and I adore my new do! Today’s #OneGoodThing was a lovely new haircut! Many thanks to Matthew at Ritual Salon in Santa Rosa!!! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 46 of 365. And…