Cookies in the dark

The heat wave drags on and knocked out power in most of our neighborhood last night. Hence the late post. I’d spent much of the day making cookie dough in preparation of upcoming festivities. I portioned out most of the dough in ready-to-bake balls, but I baked a few for quality control. 🙂 When we…

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…

Paisley’s spa day

Mama and I are still enjoying our sparkling mani-pedis from yesterday, and today it was Paisley’s turn at the salon. She received wonderfully thorough grooming at the lovely nearby “Hair of the Dog,” where they adore our girl! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was cuddles with our clean girl, Paisley, with many thanks to the ladies at…

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…

Evening stroll in our garden

Hot temperatures kept us inside much of the day; but when it cooled down this evening, Mama and I enjoyed a lovely stroll through our garden. We discovered this gorgeous two-tone Dahila, which we were pleasantly surprised to see reappear. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was an evening stroll in our garden! What was your #OneGoodThing…

And the party planning begins…

For the last three summers, Mama and I have hosted a lively garden party to celebrate her survival against brain cancer. It’s a great time and our way of thanking those who’ve supported us and helped us get this far. Today I completed the invitation design, printing, and cutting, as well as stuffing and labeling…