Mama’s mini adventures

So yesterday we finally had plans — exciting plans to visit with a friend we hadn’t seen in ages. The problem was that I woke up with the kind of migraine that prevents me from functioning. That’s why I didn’t post this #OneGoodThing last night per usual. I couldn’t. Our friend Brett (who used to work…

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…

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…

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.…

Boston Terrier earrings for Mama

Tonight was the first night of Chanukah. Mama and I lit the candles and exchanged gifts. I got her these adorable Boston Terrier earrings from etsy; they arrived a few weeks ago and I’ve had such a hard time waiting until tonight to give them to Mama! She loved them (see her adorable grin?)!!! The…

Mama’s drawing Abby

Since we lost our sweet Abby in October, I’ve drawn her, I’ve sculpted her, and we’ve made calendars of her cuddling with us. Mama is a wonderful artist, and I have been eagerly awaiting her rendering of our girl. Today was the day! Even Paisley wanted in on the action! Mama’s lovely artwork isn’t ready to share yet, but today’s #OneGoodThing…