This snuggly face

Today was another resting day in the Nosy Parker home; we’re now into our 3rd week of this damn cold/pneumonia. The increased fatigue and overall misery is starting to make me crazy. Our sweet Paisley has been super cuddly and snuggly through it all — comforting both Mama and me. Today she curled up under…

Awesome surprise slippers

While on my regular Friday grocery run today, I happened upon the most awesome Boston Terrier slippers. I think I actually squealed with delight in the store. Not only are they beyond adorable, they’re super soft and warm inside and they have grippy circles on the bottoms so you don’t slip. There were two pair…

Remembering my girl

Today would have been Abby‘s 7th adopted birthday with the Nosy Parker family. I miss her acutely today. It’s raw, like it was right after we lost her. She died in October from brain cancer. We were devastated. Abby was my everything, and I credit her with my survival as a solo caregiver. Abby made every…

366 Days of #OneGoodThing

If you asked me to tell you 366 good things that happened in my life this year, I’d be at a total loss. It was a crap year in a lot of ways. Physically, I felt like shit every single day. That’s right. Every. Single. Day. It turned out that I have a chronic autoimmune disease.…

The perfect gift

On this 7th night of Chanukah, our dear friend Lisa came over to celebrate with us. We enjoyed a wonderful bottle of champagne, latkes and one of those fun chocolate orange balls that crack apart into slices when you break them. But the best part of the night was giving our gift to Lisa! Last…

Boston Terrier earrings for Mama

Tonight was the first night of Chanukah. Mama and I lit the candles and exchanged gifts. I got her these adorable Boston Terrier earrings from etsy; they arrived a few weeks ago and I’ve had such a hard time waiting until tonight to give them to Mama! She loved them (see her adorable grin?)!!! The…

Mama’s drawing Abby

Since we lost our sweet Abby in October, I’ve drawn her, I’ve sculpted her, and we’ve made calendars of her cuddling with us. Mama is a wonderful artist, and I have been eagerly awaiting her rendering of our girl. Today was the day! Even Paisley wanted in on the action! Mama’s lovely artwork isn’t ready to share yet, but today’s #OneGoodThing…