Super scalp scrub

My fun new pixie haircut can sometimes make my scalp feel like it needs a good scrubbing. Thanks to this nifty little scalp brush, I got it! This is a far cry from its hard plastic predecessor Mama and I had back in the 80s. We found this brush on Amazon for less than five…

Misadventures with Mama

After a long, exhausting day, we were still on the road well past my midnight deadline. Mama had an afternoon appointment in Santa Clara (about a two-hour drive south across the Bay Area); after which, we visited her good friend Julie at her gorgeous downtown San Jose apartment. The two of them got a chance to…

Relaxing out back

Mama and I took advantage of the warm and pleasant weather to enjoy our backyard oasis today! It was so nice to breathe in the fresh air and stretch out in our awesome outdoor living space. Even Paisley splayed across an entire lounge chair for herself! Today’s #OneGoodThing was relaxing out back with my girls!…

Our first strawberry harvest

Never before in my life have I grown strawberries. We only did it this year on a whim. Plus, the little plant was free, so it seemed like a fun experiment. Today Mama and I picked our very first strawberry harvest. It was adorable and so tasty! This was the freshest strawberry I’ve ever enjoyed!…

Fantastic color explosion

At long last, our crepe myrtle trees have exploded into full glorious bloom! The afternoon light captured the flowers beautifully today, but they’re even more incredible and impressive in person. Mama and I have loved following the progress of these trees — when we got our first tiny blossom this season and then when the first…

A pear trade

We’ve been enjoying sharing the giant zucchini from our garden with friends — and today we received a glorious (and unexpected) bag of homegrown pears in return from our friend Kelley! Such a delicious and wonderful gift simply must be today’s #OneGoodThing! Day 222 of 365. And Day 588 in a row! 1 year ago today: Divine new…

New treatment, new hope

Today was a big day — one I’d been both dreading and anticipating since it was scheduled more than three weeks ago. I started a new IV infusion treatment for my Crohn’s Disease. And I admit, I was scared — of all of it. I researched what it would be like, what to expect and…