Going crazy with chalk pens

Last summer, we created the “Oh Lovely” specialty cocktail to serve at a summer garden party. After extensive taste-testing with our friend Lisa, we settled on the ingredients when Mama took a sip and exclaimed, “Oh lovely!” We did an updated taste-off with our dear Vashti recently, and decided not to mess with a good thing.…

Highlights of my day

Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting my hair highlighted! Lightening my hair always seems to lighten my mood. Many thanks to D’nae at Ritual Salon in Santa Rosa! Day 193 of 365. And Day 924 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Love from London 2 years ago today: A good track record 5 years ago today: Shabbat Shalom…

Surprise visitor

Our friend Jenny called us this afternoon to say she was in Santa Rosa for work. Mama and I were thrilled to get a wonderful, surprise visit! Today’s #OneGoodThing was seeing our friend Jenny! Day 192 of 365. And Day 923 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Checking off my list 2 years…

First flower on Mama’s tree

Today’s #OneGoodThing was the very first blossom appearing on Mama’s favorite tree — our crepe myrtle! We are so eager for this tree to be exploding with color! Day 191 of 365. And Day 922 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: So many good things 2 years ago today: Abby survived surgery 5 years…

Peaches ripening on our tree

Today’s #OneGoodThing was seeing these beautiful peaches ripening on our tree. We only just planted the tree a few months ago, so this is our very first crop. We’re very excited and hope to be inundated with fresh fruit! Mama and I been enjoying watching the little tree grow. But these glorious, nearly ripe peaches were especially heartening…

Baking in honor of Bobbie

Today we attended a memorial for our dear sweet friend, Bobbie, who passed away last month. Mama and I met Bobbie through mutual extended family, when we moved to Santa Rosa nearly four years ago. Bobbie was one of those people you could meet and fall in love with immediately. She made everyone feel welcomed,…

New friends at the theater

Mama and I returned to a local playhouse tonight to see the second in a summer Shakespeare series. Tonight’s performance was “Illyria” — a modern, musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. We absolutely loved the show! Clever lyrics and expressive actors kept us laughing from start to finish. My favorite bit was the song about ale…