Forever in our hearts

Our beloved Abby died a year ago this weekend. We had nearly seven years with this wonderful soul and we still miss her deeply. Mama and I used art to help us work through our grief. The top left photo shows the mini Abby sculptures I made from clay next to her memorial stone of her…

A sleeping Boston

A year ago today was the beginning of the end for our sweet Abby. Saying goodbye to her was impossible and heartbreaking. As we approach the anniversary of her death, we find ourselves especially grateful to have Paisley in our lives. This energetic wiggle-butt is so loving and has brought us immense joy. I love…

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…