Nice visit from an old friend

Today was a beautifully sunny Sunday, and Mama and I were thrilled to welcome her friend Julie for a visit! We enjoyed a scrumptious lunch with fresh goodies from our garden, including a tomato and lemon cucumber salad. We also got to harvest our table-scraps celery plant, which gave our challah tuna melts a lovely bit…

Soft feet and cool toes

This morning I learned that I’ll be needing a repeat colonoscopy later this month — this sucks. So Mama and I needed to do something fun to counter this shitty news. And our toes were in desperate need of a pedicure. It had been a while. I called around and found a salon that could…

Frosting shot to the rescue

After a rather upsetting afternoon, my friend Kelley suggested something fun to brighten my day. So we went out for cupcakes and a shot of frosting! The frustrating issue may not be resolved yet, but at least my mood improved with this gloriously delicious hit of sugar! Today’s #OneGoodThing was a frosting shot with sprinkles…

New caregiver resource

Today I took Mama to a memory care class at our local hospital. We were referred by her neurologist because of her brain cancer and stroke related cognitive issues. The class provided an interesting overview of cognition and related memory issues, and then discussed supporting the caregiver! We learned about new local resources, including monthly…

Mama’s bestie visits and they’re adorable

Today we were super excited for a visit from Mama’s childhood bestie, also known as More Diane. They’ve been friends since they were three years old, and she came with us on our very special trip to Venice, Italy. Since we moved to Santa Rosa three years ago, we don’t get to see her as…

Beating the record heat

The temperatures in our city reached 110° today — that’s insane! Luckily, we’d seen news reports with heat warnings so we could prepare. I did our usual Friday grocery shopping early today so that I could finish before the heat got insufferable. Also, I made sure to finish washing all of our laundry and dishes…