Sparkly festive bandana for Paisley

Our lovely vet friend Kelley stopped by for a wee visit today and brought a beautiful holiday scarf for our girl. Paisley’s new bandana is various shades of blue with silver sparkles and snowflakes. She didn’t even seem to mind wearing it! Mama and I enjoyed catching up with Kelley. We were super excited to…

The “kids” are drinking

The best part of today was a wonderful visit with family friends — one of whom we hadn’t seen in more than a decade! Mama and I loved reconnecting with Marti last year; we could talk forever and still have more to say. We just adore her. Marti’s oldest son was one of my best friends…

A welcome and missed guest

Today we reunited with our wonderful friend Lisa, who we haven’t seen since before the firestorms that devastated our beloved Sonoma County. That’s how we as a community now mark time… before or after the fires. Mama and I have really missed Lisa so we were thrilled for her to visit today. We shared our…

ROSE•ilience from Margo

Today our lovely friend Margo and her sweet dog Mason came to visit and have brunch with us. It’s a long-standing tradition involving banana pancakes, turkey bacon, and several episodes of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Mama and I were thrilled to see them again. We’ve all been busy so it’s been a while…

Wonderful, reliable friend

Yesterday I had another colonoscopy to monitor what’s happening with my Crohn’s Disease. The day is mostly a horrible blur of drinking a gallon of laxatives and becoming severely dehydrated and being in loads of pain. The dehydration triggered a massive migraine and I was not a functioning human. Thankfully my good friend Kelley came…

Lovely lunch dates and more

Today I had two gorgeous, witty lunch dates — Mama and our sweet friend Bobbie. We brought take-out from her favorite local Italian place, and she made iced tea and her famous Mandelbrot. We had a wonderful time catching up with her, and she was kind enough to share some stories from her incredible life (she’s…

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…