Family Game Night

Tonight was filled with laughter, games, and great food with the wonderful family who live next door! The 7- and 9-year-old girls spotted our stash of board games and puzzles during a visit a while back, and Mama and I promised them an official Game Night. First we played Quirkle Cubes, which is a bit like Scrabble…

Our first strawberry

We planted strawberries in our garden this year, and today the first one was ripe and ready to eat. The berry was tiny, but sweet. We’re looking forward to more to come! Today’s #OneGoodThing was sharing our first home-grown strawberry of the season with Mama! Day 95 of 365. And Day 826 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the…

Colorful shocker

A potted grass we’ve had in our backyard for many years suddenly produced these stunning, vibrant flowers for the first time. Mama and I only ever remember seeing green reeds in the past. I love the way the bright pink, deep navy, and pops of yellow in the blooms are highlighted against the green.These were…

Spring break visitors

While Mama and I were working in our garden this afternoon, two tiny voices from the other side of the fence asked to come visit. A couple hours later, our 7- and 9-year-old neighbors came trooping over with these drawings they made of us. We had a lovely visit with Spirit and Jamaica, and we…

Crushing my to-do list

I powered through some serious fatigue today to accomplish a bunch of tasks on my backyard to-do list. None of the jobs were terribly exciting, but getting to cross them off my list felt great. Plus, I cleared space for Mama‘s favorite wicker rocker to be available, and she was thrilled. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a feeling of…

Radish emerging!

We recently planted our vegetable garden by seed and today the first tiny green plant emerged! No surprise that it was a radish. Mama is over the moon about watching it grow, and that’s today’s #OneGoodThing! Day 91 of 365. And Day 822 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 1 year ago today: Smells like Mema…

Brisket delivery from treasured friend

My sweet friend Mark delivered his incredible, homemade brisket to us tonight. Not only did Mark reach total mensch levels by driving HOURS to get to us, but this brisket was the best I’ve ever tasted. Yep, even better than the damn good brisket I slave over myself. This delicious brisket comprises our Passover celebrations and…