Adorable newspaper demolition

Mama was reading the newspaper this afternoon when Paisley decided a cuddle took precedence. Paisley leapt up and settled herself ON TOP of the newspaper Mama was reading. I could not stop laughing, but managed to capture this moment of Mama’s incredulity and Paisley’s look. Today’s #OneGoodThing was laughing with Mama over Paisley’s antics! Day 140 of 365.…

A moment in history

Mama and I watched Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle today in a beautiful ceremony that wove together British and American traditions. The way the couple looked at each other was everything. Since we live in California and couldn’t pull all-night, we recorded it and watched it later in the day. Robin Roberts did a fantastic…

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…

Fierce new cut

The brightest spot in my day was visiting with my wonderful stylist and getting a fierce new haircut. My super short locks feel great, and I love the dramatic sweep of bangs to the side. Today’s #OneGoodThing was the sunny spirit and magical work of Matthew Benson, stylist extraordinaire! Thank you! Day 137 of 365. And Day…

Another piece of the party

After completing our party invitation design yesterday, I tackled the place cards today. I coordinated the fonts and colors to the invitations, and printed them on card stock. I made the gem-like geometric place card holders using white clay and gold paint (I vaguely followed these instructions). I love working with clay, and the project kept…

Getting warm weather ready

I’ve been methodically getting our backyard oasis ready for summer. There’s still plenty more work to do, but it is coming together beautifully! While I was rehanging solar twinkle lights under the green shade cloth today, Paisley enjoyed the freshly power-washed cushions and outdoor furniture! Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting our backyard ready for good times with Mama! Day 134…

A day like others

Every day is like Mother’s Day in our house, Mama told me. And so today was a day much like many other days in our home. I made special meals for Mama and we ate together, as usual. I watched over her and gathered whatever needed finding, as I always do. We enjoyed a restful…