Slurpees to beat the heat

Temperatures reached 102-degrees in our backyard today. Even after a return to walking/swimming at our community pool, Mama and I were melting. This sort of heat simply called for a frozen summertime treat. I felt like a kid again at the Slurpee machine in 7-Eleven. I mixed a cherry Coke for myself and got a…

Juicy white apricots

One of our favorite fruits is back for its one-week-long season. Angelcots, also called white apricots, are a bit milder than the traditional apricot. There’s no sour skin; they’re juicy and sweet. I picked up several boxes at Trader Joe’s this week. Mama and I enjoyed a bowl of them for brunch in our backyard…

Hiding from the heat

With a high of 91-degrees in Santa Rosa today, none of us was thrilled about venturing into the heat. Instead, we all three hid inside and tried to stay cool. Mama and I visited our garden once in the evening, but it was still in the high-80s, so Paisley wanted nothing to do with our…

Celebrating beach bodies

All bodies are beach bodies! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was celebrating summertime and beach bodies! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 167 of 365. And Day 1,263 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things)! 1 year ago today: Early infusion 2 years ago…

Homegrown watermelon with a surprise

While taking a stroll in our garden this evening, Mama and I discovered about a half dozen watermelon growing! This was news to us because they’d been well hidden under dense leaves. We’d sort of given up hope we’d get any melons this year. We didn’t find these fruit until after I started cutting back…

Gorging on sweet green pluots

We returned to our local farmers’ market this morning, and discovered our favorite farmers there with sweet green pluots, smiles and hugs! Of course, we got a big bag of the gems, along with some nectarines. This variety isn’t the same as our obsession, the Emerald Beauts, but it is so yummy! Oh, how I love…

Exhausted, but still glowing

After hosting yesterday’s amazing party celebrating Mama’s miraculous 7-year milestone, we have been absolutely exhausted. Mama and I enjoyed looking through all the photos and videos today, and reliving the party together. Today’s #OneGoodThing was glowing with wonderful, happy memories of the party. Day 203 of 365. And Day 934 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! …