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…

Home fried bananas 

We have been craving fried bananas since we had them at a fantastic Burmese restaurant last week, and so tonight I tried to make them at home. Years ago I made tempura bananas at home, but I was trying to avoid breading them tonight. So I found a recipe online and loosely followed it, swapping…

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…

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.…

We voted early!

The presidential election is about a week and a half away, but we submitted our ballots in person to the election office today! We even got our “I Voted!” stickers! This is an important election and a scary time in our country. What’s truly scary is how much hate and fear has been incited. This…