Insistent companion

I’ve been spending more time on the cold bathroom floor lately as my Crohn’s Disease has been flaring. I was quietly miserable in the bathroom earlier today, when suddenly Paisley forcefully pushed open the closed door and took up her role as goofy watchdog. This funny, yoga-like pose is one of Paisley’s favorites and it…

The best onion rings

Mama and I enjoyed lunch from our favorite deli today, including their delectable and crispy onion rings, which we think are the best in all of Santa Rosa! Today’s #OneGoodThing was sharing an order of the tastiest onion rings with Mama! Plus, I got to see our friends who run Dada’s Deli! Day 159 of 365. And…

Handy women at Friedman’s

With the help of a couple very handy women at our local hardware store, my outdoor home storage project is progressing nicely. I created a mini model and drew up my color-coded plans, which we used as a cutting guide. Camren and Stacy went above and beyond — helping me saw all NINE pipes into…

Homegrown celery plant

We grew our own organic celery plant for our garden using scraps from the kitchen. Mama and I tried this method last year and grew some of the most delicious celery, so we were eager to repeat the experiment. After a week of growing in this glass, we planted it this evening! Today’s #OneGoodThing was growing and…

Summer dancing is back!

One of our favorite things each summer is watching “So You Think You Can Dance,” and the new season premiered tonight. Mama and I love to see the incredible dancers and choreography. We were especially thrilled to see Stephen “tWitch” Boss as part of the judging panel this year. Today’s #OneGoodThing was watching the season debut of…

7 year miracle

Sometimes life changes slowly, almost imperceptibly. But seven years ago today, my life took a drastic change — all in an instant. It happened the moment my mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I became Mama’s caregiver and advocate, in what turned out to be a fight against an extremely rare brain cancer, with a prognosis of…