Glorious Caprese toast

Mama and I enjoyed a glorious lunch of Caprese sourdough toast with sun-warmed tomatoes and sweet basil from our garden! It was such a delicious treat! Fresh mozzarella paired with tomatoes and basil is a longtime favorite of ours because it reminds us of being in Italy. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this beautiful, tasty Caprese toast with…

Help from friends

Today’s #OneGoodThing was help from several of our friends. The aid manifested itself in several very different ways, but all are dearly appreciated. We feel so grateful to have found our own little community. Day 189 of 365. And Day 552 in a row! 1 year ago today: Abby’s triumphant return 4 years ago today: A Venetian…

Exponential watermelon growth

Today wasn’t a great day physically. A massive migraine and Crohn’s flare took me of commission. So instead of being upset at all that I didn’t get done, I choose to focus on the glorious things happening in our garden! Our watermelon plant has grown exponentially in just a week — from about the size…

Angelcots are back!

Summer fruits are my favorite food (well, that and chocolate). But as much as I love watermelon and cherries, my top two foodie loves of the summer are Angelcots (white apricots) and Emerald Beaut Pluots (green plum/apricot)! These two glorious varieties have very short timespans they’re available so it’s very exciting when the time comes.…

Getting things done

Today I fought through my Crohn’s flare to accomplish several tasks around the house, from changing a long-burnt out lightbulb to clearing piles of projects in progress off the table to putting away stacks of towels. I had to take a lot of rest breaks, but it felt so good to get so much done!…

Swinging in the hammock

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying the afternoon sun, gently swinging in the hammock under the plum tree in our garden with Mama. It was all kinds of great and a perfect way to spend the 4th of July! Day 185 of 365. And Day 548 in a row! 1 year ago today: Watermelon Popsicles What was your #OneGoodThing…

Growing before our very eyes

We’re growing watermelon in our garden this year and it is amazing to watch as it gets bigger each day! Mama and I discovered the first tiny little melon last week — and after just four days it had quadrupled to the size of a small egg! That’s Mama’s thumb in the photos to give…