366 Days of #OneGoodThing

If you asked me to tell you 366 good things that happened in my life this year, I’d be at a total loss. It was a crap year in a lot of ways. Physically, I felt like shit every single day. That’s right. Every. Single. Day. It turned out that I have a chronic autoimmune disease.…

Seeing Trevor Noah at SSU

Trevor: Even better live

I fumbled yesterday. For the first time all year, I missed my self-imposed midnight deadline to share the day’s #OneGoodThing. It wasn’t that there wasn’t a good thing to share. In fact, there was a great thing. But by the time we got home from it, I was physically unable to share it because I…

Divine new lunch discovery

I drive past all the time. I first noticed the colorful adirondack chairs, bright green lawn and the stunning, floor-to-ceiling glass architecture. It’s just down the street from the chiropractor we started seeing earlier this year, and it turns out to be a cafe called The Pharmacy. Today the Nosy Parker family finally had a…

Homemade white sweet potato fries

The Nosy Parker family made sweet potato fries today and they were delicious! We used Japanese white sweet potatoes (reddish purple outside, white insides), and we broiled the slices in the oven. They were creamy and crispy, salty and sweet, and altogether wonderful! Today’s #OneGoodThing was homemade sweet potato fries. Day 213 of 366. What…

A cone-free cuddle again

Our sweet Boston Pug Abby got to take a short break from the cone of shame today. She has had to wear it 24/7 since her emergency eye surgery a few weeks ago, but the doctor has just given us the all-clear for short breaks while being held. We took the opportunity to get all…

Crepe Myrtle buds

We were worried our Crepe Myrtle tree (Mama‘s favorite) wasn’t going to bloom this year because we’d seen some of these beautiful and popular trees around town already in bloom. While watering the garden this evening, I discovered the first blossom buds ready to explode with red flowers. I couldn’t wait to finish watering to show…

Spectacular sushi night

Tonight the Nosy Parker family went out for an incredible sushi night at Haku Sushi with our dear friend Lisa. We enjoyed their signature rolls, the sashimi, the sake and more! And after our delicious meal, we fell in love with their homemade, light and refreshing Yuzu (Asian citrus) ice cream — it was perfection!!! Today’s #OneGoodThing…