Paisley’s great day

Our sweet little wigglebutt, Paisley, had an awesome day. While running errands, she got to visit with her friend Gemma. They were adorable together. And then the kind barista at Starbucks gave her a “pupuchino” — yep, that’s a cup of whipped cream. And Paisley could not have been more excited! Today’s #OneGoodThing was Paisley’s…

Freshening the pixie

Today’s #OneGoodThing was was getting a fresh, short haircut from my wonderful stylist, Matthew, at Dolce Vita Salon! I had been really itching for a cut because my hair felt dense and heavy — amusing, given my hair was exponentially heavier during the many years I kept it long. This is the shortest it has ever…

A single needle stick

Since my Crohn’s flare is not yet under control despite tons of medications, my GI doctor ordered some tests to investigate. At my CT scan today, the nurse was able to insert my IV on the first go! This is major because I’ve had terrible luck with several veins collapsing painfully in the past. It’s…

Mouse hunting help

We were recently horrified to discover evidence of mice in our garage. They’d found where I was stashing the extra dog food and decided it was actually for them. I proceeded to gather whatever food items I could find in the garage and threw them out, praying that the mice would leave. Unfortunately, that was…

Zinnias in bloom

We planted these zinnias from a packet of seeds meant to attract hummingbirds. I’m not sure how effective that bit has been, but the flowers are gorgeous! Mama and I were especially surprised and happy to discover these beauties because the recent punishing heat wave has burnt up many other flowers, including our beloved crepe…

Nice visit from an old friend

Today was a beautifully sunny Sunday, and Mama and I were thrilled to welcome her friend Julie for a visit! We enjoyed a scrumptious lunch with fresh goodies from our garden, including a tomato and lemon cucumber salad. We also got to harvest our table-scraps celery plant, which gave our challah tuna melts a lovely bit…

Crazy for Emerald Beauts 

It’s finally time — those magical three weeks of the year that are Emerald Beaut season. We wait all summer long for this pluot variety. They’re green, crispy, crunchy, juicy and sweet. And they’re our absolute favorite fruit! We couldn’t be more excited that Emerald Beauts are back! The farmers who grow and sell this…