Day 900

Today’s #OneGoodThing is reaching the 900-day milestone of finding and writing about surprising silver linings. I hope this blog project has helped you recognize something good in whatever challenges you face. Day 169 of 365. And Day 900 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Surviving the heat wave 2 years ago today: Vision Come…

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…

No new growth!

Mama had her latest MRI to monitor her extremely rare brain cancer today — and the results came back: No new growth! Woohoo! She’s been plagued with headaches and hallucinations lately, in addition to her ongoing cognition, memory and balance issues. All that, plus another study we read online in which the patient had a…

Piecing it together

Mama and I have been putting together a puzzle featuring Northern California landmarks. Puzzling is a great brain exercise and we enjoyed methodically assembling the border together before moving to the insides. We’re not quite finished, but Mama and I had such fun that it had to be today’s #OneGoodThing! Day 107 of 365. And Day…

For you, me, and Mama

For the last two years, I have written about #OneGoodThing every day. It started as a New Year’s resolution, but it’s become a ritual in the Nosy Parker home. Mama and I start by talking about the options. #OneGoodThing is truly a family affair. Abby and Paisley, our beloved Bostons, have made frequent appearances. And my…

Perfect pin for Mama

Another great mail day in our house as this gorgeous Everyday Bravery pin I ordered to surprise Mama arrived today. I selected the “Chose Hope Over Fear” pin for Mama because it epitomizes her attitude toward her brain cancer. I adore the inspirational messages, empathetic cards, and lovely designs from the Emily McDowell Studio. The…

The mensch next door

Mama still wasn’t feeling well today and didn’t want me to leave her side. Her severe headache went into day three, and she’s had some troubling neurological symptoms that are scaring both of us. Thankfully, we didn’t have to return to the ER today, but it was close. I snuck out for a moment when…