Spread love, denounce hate

We enjoyed a nice quiet, 4th of July at home. That was, until a scared wild bird flew into our living room. Having tucked Paisley and Mama safely away, I’m now huddled in the dark, monitoring what I hope will be the bird’s progress out the back door. In the meantime, here’s what I found…

Colorful, smashed potatoes

Today’s #OneGoodThing was this delicious batch of colorful, smashed potatoes I made for dinner. Mama said these were the best potatoes she’s ever had. I only wish there were more leftovers! They were easy to make: I boiled the potatoes with a sprig of fresh rosemary until they were soft. Then I smashed them with a spatula…

The bloom that brought Mama to tears

After a hot day in Santa Rosa, Mama and I decided to cool down in our garden this evening. As I began our nighttime watering, I noticed our first blossom had appeared on our Angel’s Trumpet tree. I waited for Mama to notice, camera poised, and I wasn’t disappointed. She was so overcome with joy…

Nighttime watering

After a big day yesterday, Mama and I needed to rest for much of the day, but we enjoyed watering our garden tonight. The star jasmine smells particularly sweet and crisp in the evenings, and we like to see the cool shadows the plants make on the fence. Today’s #OneGoodThing was nighttime watering with Mama! Day 178 of…

Angels in our adventures

Mama and I went on an adventure to San Francisco today, because we wanted to see the Rube Goldberg exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. We’ve been looking forward to this day trip for weeks, though we nearly had to postpone, as I wasn’t feeling well last night. Having grown up learning about Rube Goldberg’s…

Brilliant, heartwarming video

We love James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, but this new one where he’s driving around Liverpool with Paul McCartney is easily our favorite. Mama and I have watched it multiple times already today, and I’m sure we’ll keep it on repeat for a while. What an incredible experience to get to sing Beatles songs with Paul…

Big-hearted medical assistant

I took Mama to the doctor for a check-up today, and the medical assistant was so unbelievably kind that we didn’t even mind the long wait. Thankfully, we also brought our books with us. When Charles put us in an exam room, he was patient and understanding while he listened to our concerns. He and…