“Good To Be Alive”

Mama and I especially love the song “Good To Be Alive” by Andy Grammer. The song holds a special meaning for us, and we enjoy belting it out together around the house. Tonight we got to see Andy Grammer sing his popular song as a duet with one of our favorite quirky contestants on American Idol,…

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…

Closer to my roots

As a kid, I had pale blonde hair, but it has gotten darker with age. I used to highlight my long locks occasionally, but I haven’t messed with the color much since I went pixie short. The darkness of it had me in a funk, so I decided it was time to experiment at home.…

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…