First flower on Mama’s tree

Today’s #OneGoodThing was the very first blossom appearing on Mama’s favorite tree — our crepe myrtle! We are so eager for this tree to be exploding with color! Day 191 of 365. And Day 922 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: So many good things 2 years ago today: Abby survived surgery 5 years…

Peaches ripening on our tree

Today’s #OneGoodThing was seeing these beautiful peaches ripening on our tree. We only just planted the tree a few months ago, so this is our very first crop. We’re very excited and hope to be inundated with fresh fruit! Mama and I been enjoying watching the little tree grow. But these glorious, nearly ripe peaches were especially heartening…

Baking in honor of Bobbie

Today we attended a memorial for our dear sweet friend, Bobbie, who passed away last month. Mama and I met Bobbie through mutual extended family, when we moved to Santa Rosa nearly four years ago. Bobbie was one of those people you could meet and fall in love with immediately. She made everyone feel welcomed,…

New friends at the theater

Mama and I returned to a local playhouse tonight to see the second in a summer Shakespeare series. Tonight’s performance was “Illyria” — a modern, musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. We absolutely loved the show! Clever lyrics and expressive actors kept us laughing from start to finish. My favorite bit was the song about ale…

Starting someone else’s vacation

Our friends began their road trip vacation today with a stop in Santa Rosa to see us! We went out for lunch to Jackson’s Bar and Oven in Railroad Square, and shared the most wonderful burrata topped with pistachios and honey. The food was outstanding, and the company was even better! Mama and I adore…

Freeing the wild bird

A wild bird flew into our house last night, likely scared by the fireworks. Mama and I freaked out, which is apparently what you’re NOT supposed to do. This stubborn bird wouldn’t leave our home and kept flying AT us in a terrifying, menacing manner. Even poor Paisley was shaking in fear. But thanks to some…

Spread love, denounce hate

We enjoyed a nice quiet, 4th of July at home. That was, until a scared wild bird flew into our living room. Having tucked Paisley and Mama safely away, I’m now huddled in the dark, monitoring what I hope will be the bird’s progress out the back door. In the meantime, here’s what I found…