Love is in the air – and on our shirts!

During the firestorm that destroyed thousands of homes in our town last month, some local artists were inspired to create symbols of strength and donate proceeds to fire survivors. A sign appeared amidst the smoky destruction that deeply resonated. It said: “The Love In The Air Is Thicker Than The Smoke.” A printing company out…

My chemo buddy

Today was my fourth round of low-dose chemotherapy infusion to control my Crohn’s Disease, and once again, our dear friend Kelley drove me and kept me company. The nurses managed to find a vein for the IV on the fourth attempt, but I got to lie down and have my treatment in a semi-private room.…

Vineyards changing color

While out running a quick errand today, I noticed the vineyards all around us are changing colors. The Fall colors were so beautiful, bright and happy. It felt good to see this sign of life after the recent devastating fires. Today’s #OneGoodThing was seeing the vineyards of Santa Rosa turn a gorgeous golden yellow and…

A clean Paisley

Paisley rolled around in something nasty and was smelling ripe this morning, so I was very glad that our friend Jori came over to help us with grooming tonight. Plus, she brought her two Bostons and the three little dogs were flashes of black and white fur as they played together. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a…

The last fuchsia

Since it’s been getting colder, our gorgeous fuchsia plant that’s brightened our doorway all summer has been dying. This weekend we were surprised and happy to discover one final blossom! We love the bright colors and how it looks like a dancing lady. Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the beauty of the very last fuchsia blossom…

An adorable visitor 

This absolutely adorable, precocious visitor came by to see us and brightened our day! Six-year-old Spirit lives next door with her family, who we’ve been fortunate enough to become close with over the last several months. She came to pick up something we had for her Mensch of a mother and immediately snuggled in with…

Behind the scenes

Mama was finally feeling a bit better this afternoon so we watched the end of Doc Martin’s Season 8 and a wonderful Behind the Scenes episode. Mama and I especially enjoyed seeing the actors out of character and learning more about them. Since the Doc is such a serious, grumpy guy on the show, it…