Garden plans underway

Mama and I have planted a veggie garden every spring/summer since we moved to Santa Rosa a few years ago. In the beginning, we produced nothing edible. By last summer, we had improved greatly. We planted early and produced an excellent kitchen herb garden, and delicious zucchini, tomatoes, and more! Mama and I especially enjoyed…

Pampering Mama

Today’s #OneGoodThing was pampering Mama with a professional facial! She came out at the end and told me, “My face has never had such a good time!” Isn’t she adorable? Plus, we made a lovely new friend when she giggled at Mama’s post-facial blissful exclamation in the waiting area. Day 30 of 365. And Day 761…

Brie vs. brie and excitement

During our recent trip to V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, Mama and I drooled over their massive cheese counter. We found Mama’s favorite from Italy, Gorgonzola Dolce, and we picked up a couple of lovely brie cheeses to pair with our wine. We’ve been eagerly looking forward to our cheese on crackers treat. One…

Closer to my roots

As a kid, I had pale blonde hair, but it has gotten darker with age. I used to highlight my long locks occasionally, but I haven’t messed with the color much since I went pixie short. The darkness of it had me in a funk, so I decided it was time to experiment at home.…

Our lovely new face masks 

Today we were thrilled to receive a package from an Etsy store we love in Canada: Our beautiful new face masks! I’d ordered one of these pleated, adjustable beauties late last year, and I’ve been wearing it every time I leave the house to try to minimize how often we get sick. They’re way more comfortable to…

Home fried bananas 

We have been craving fried bananas since we had them at a fantastic Burmese restaurant last week, and so tonight I tried to make them at home. Years ago I made tempura bananas at home, but I was trying to avoid breading them tonight. So I found a recipe online and loosely followed it, swapping…

The perfect poem

Tonight I got a text from Mama telling me to check my email. She came across a poem while reading her novel, and she wanted to share it with me. The poem is The Mystery of Pain, and it’s by Emily Dickinson. Today’s #OneGoodThing was receiving the perfect poem from Mama — fitting in so…