Triple success

I had my third IV infusion treatment for my Crohn’s Disease today. It was the final of my loading doses and it went surprisingly well. The awesome nurse, Cindy, warmed up my arm and was able to find a vein on the first try — a miracle for my crappy veins! Then I got home…

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…

Crazy for Emerald Beauts 

It’s finally time — those magical three weeks of the year that are Emerald Beaut season. We wait all summer long for this pluot variety. They’re green, crispy, crunchy, juicy and sweet. And they’re our absolute favorite fruit! We couldn’t be more excited that Emerald Beauts are back! The farmers who grow and sell this…

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…