No new growth!

Mama had her latest MRI to monitor her extremely rare brain cancer today — and the results came back: No new growth! Woohoo! She’s been plagued with headaches and hallucinations lately, in addition to her ongoing cognition, memory and balance issues. All that, plus another study we read online in which the patient had a…

Piecing it together

Mama and I have been putting together a puzzle featuring Northern California landmarks. Puzzling is a great brain exercise and we enjoyed methodically assembling the border together before moving to the insides. We’re not quite finished, but Mama and I had such fun that it had to be today’s #OneGoodThing! Day 107 of 365. And Day…

Playing with markers

Tonight Mama and I tested out magical markers we recently picked up at our local Home & Garden Show. We drew pictures and words on a batch of hard-boiled eggs I made for Mama. Rather than making our typical Sweary Eggs, I enlisted Mama’s help to test our new, colorful, food-safe markers. They’re called Rainbow…

A cheese tour, plus the sweetest horse

Mama and I got to go on a Cheese Tour today at Cowgirl Creamery in Pt. Reyes Station — and it was fantastic! The tour of Cowgirl Creamery, which just happens to be my favorite cheesemaker (I was obsessed with their Ferry Building cheese shop when I lived in San Francisco), is an absolute deal!…

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…