Cards from my besties

My birthday is this week and I got a little, early love in the mail today. Normally I don’t care for mail because it’s mostly bills and junk these days. But today’s mail included these two lovely cards with sweet notes from two of my best friends. Today’s #OneGoodThing was feeling loved and appreciated by…

This snuggly face

Today was another resting day in the Nosy Parker home; we’re now into our 3rd week of this damn cold/pneumonia. The increased fatigue and overall misery is starting to make me crazy. Our sweet Paisley has been super cuddly and snuggly through it all — comforting both Mama and me. Today she curled up under…

Back to primary caregiving 

Mama and I have both been sick with a severe cold for about two weeks now. There’s a nasty bug going around that can develop into pneumonia, as mine did a couple day ago. I’m now on an antibiotic and an inhaler so I’m finally starting to improve. Mama, on the other hand, woke up…

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.…

A nice Thanksgiving

Today we celebrated Thanksgiving at home in our pajamas and it was awesome. We watched the “National Dog Show” on TV and talked about our beloved Abby. It’s our first Thanksgiving without her and we miss her dearly; we’re especially grateful for every moment we had with our sweet girl. Mama and I made her…

Jennifer Weiner - Hungry Heart

My literary hero’s new memoir

My favorite author’s latest book is out today and it’s a memoir! I fell in love with Jennifer Weiner’s writing more than a decade ago. I found her first novel while wandering around Bookshop Santa Cruz (the local bookshop where I grew up), and it seemed like Ms. Weiner was speaking directly to me. I…

peacock birthday

An unexpected birthday

Today we celebrated Mama’s birthday — one she was not expected to see, making it all that much more special. Mama loves peacocks and so I printed about a dozen peacock birthday wishes/cards I found online, cut them out and decorated her room. Everywhere she looked there was another peacock wishing her a happy birthday!…