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…

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.…

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…

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…

perfect potatoes

Perfect potatoes

Today’s #OneGoodThing was refining our favorite potato dish recipe to the perfect potatoes. First, I boil little round potatoes with salt and rosemary until a fork goes into them easily. Then I smash them flat onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and preheat the oven to 400°. Next I sprinkle salt, pepper, rosemary and ghee onto…

Abby and me lounging

Lazy Sunday in the sun

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon in the sun with my girls. Abby decided my foot made a great pillow. Day 227 of 366. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

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…