The bright side of a colonoscopy

I had a colonoscopy this morning, which means there’s no getting around that today (and last night) has been long and pretty awful. In case you haven’t done this before, you have to drink FOUR LITERS of gag-inducing laxatives. Yeah, it sucked. I’ve been having pretty severe GI issues for more than a year now,…

Sweet visitor

Our friend Trisha stopped by for a visit today and Paisley fell in love. Luckily, Trisha loves dogs. We haven’t seen Trisha since last summer because she lives far away, but we loved getting to catch up with her today. Today’s #OneGoodThing was our sweet visitor! Day 141 of 365. And Day 507 in a row! 1…

Her kishkes want to kill her

A close childhood friend of mine was recently diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. Shock and heartbreak doesn’t begin to cover it. Jenessa is one of the most awesome, kickass people I’ve ever known. Seriously. She’s a teacher at the Jewish day school where we grew up together. She’s got two adorable, young redheads and a…

Connected by blood, sort of

Today my B12 buddy Laura came to visit! We met last year through an online support group for people with Pernicious Anemia, and she has been a wonderful friend and resource. Laura gives me hope that I won’t always be this sick and fatigued. I am so grateful to have a friend who has gone…

The big 75

A truly wonderful person was born 75 years ago today. I call her More Diane. She and Mama have been friends since they were three years old, and she accompanied us on a very special trip to Venice. More Diane has been there for us throughout the years to celebrate joyful milestones and to comfort us…

Flowers in the fridge

We got home from our trip to these beautiful flowers all packaged up in a box in our fridge! They were a birthday gift from one of my best friends and they’re lovely! The sunflowers have begun to open, and I love the gorgeous turquoise jar vase. It was so nice to come home to…

Turquoise toes & frosting shots 

Today my friend Richard came to visit and we had an awesome afternoon of fun in downtown Santa Rosa! I loved catching up on life with my buddy. We worked together at The San Francisco Chronicle, and then we lived near each other for a while as well. We used to hang out frequently, but now…