Really great news

Last winter we had a problem with mold inside the wall, which might be why we got sick for months. The source of the water was unclear, but Mama and I were advised it was likely the roof. We began talking with roofers, and multiple companies told us that our roof wouldn’t last another winter.…

A touch of Santa Cruz

This turquoise glass dish filled with sand and shells reminds me of the beautiful beach town where I grew up. I found a couple of the shells and the square-shaped dish at a boutique I adore in downtown Santa Cruz. The bit of sand and other shells I collected at the beach. Mama created a…

Renewing a childhood passion

I maintained an impressive sticker collection as a kid; it was a silly hobby that I sort of (not really) discarded as I got older. But a friend recently turned me onto the world of planner stickers, and I am hooked! I went back to using a paper organizer about 10 years ago; my brain…

Sweet end to the week

I am beyond wiped out; it’s been a long, exhausting week (with a major highlight of our awesome dog door being installed). I wasn’t sure I’d manage to get anything done today. But after checking the fridge, I realized we needed some fresh groceries. Off I went and dragged myself around the store. My reward for such…

Glorious changing of the door

Nearly two months ago, we told you about our great new dog door solution. We expected it would take 3 to 4 weeks in total from order to installation, but it had several hiccups along the way. The first door was damaged in shipping; the second door was lost in shipping, and the surprised receiver tracked…

Crohn’s chemo #5 complete!

In August, I started low-dose chemotherapy to treat my Crohn’s Disease; and though it is exhausting, it is going well. I was nervous about today’s infusion because I have difficult veins to find and I was pretty sick a couple of weeks ago. Plus, I had a low-grade fever today, so I was worried they’d say I wasn’t…

Feels like a new phone

Mama and I dragged ourselves to our local Apple Store today because our phone batteries have been slowing down and having problems. We got there long before the store even opened, but we were still 4th in line! Unfortunately, they had to order the batteries we need, but we decided to replace our nearly three-year-old…