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…

Paisley’s joyous treat

After a late evening trip to the library, Mama and I stopped to get frozen yogurt. Even Paisley got in on the action with a little sample of vanilla—and she was so happy about it that her eyes got even bigger! Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying Paisley’s reaction to a yummy frozen treat! Many thanks to…

Work-of-art birthday card

Today’s #OneGoodThing was this spectacular cut-out birthday card I received from Mama! The pop-up art piece features flowers and cute dogs, and the wheels on the bicycle actually turn! It’s such a beautiful card that we’ve left in on display in our living room! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day…

Double celebration

This evening Mama and I had the honor of being invited to a Passover Seder at the home of our dear friend Margo. We had a lovely time and adore her family. We especially enjoyed our conversations around the service—these thoughtful tangents added lovely new depths to the traditions of the evening. One of the…

Our own little “Super Bloom”

After endless rains, California is having an incredible Wildflower Super Bloom. Mama and I are now getting to experience it on a smaller scale in our backyard. A single poppy that we planted in a pot in last year’s garden turned into this gorgeous array of white and orange blooms. It’s made that section of…

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.…