Acceptance

I am learning to accept my current limitations. Yesterday’s limitation was that I used up all of my energy dragging my ass to the doctor’s office, pharmacy, and grocery store. I didn’t wake up feeling well; but when I got home, I was done. I went to bed in the afternoon, got up briefly to…

Getting through the day

My Crohn’s Disease flare-up has been getting worse lately and I’ve barely been able to function all week. Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting through the day. Day 201 of 365. And Day 564 in a row! 1 year ago today: Medically interesting 4 years ago today: Around a corner What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

Crepe myrtle explosion begins

One of the crepe myrtle trees in our front yard has FINALLY started blooming! We have been following their progress all summer, eagerly awaiting the brilliant blooms. Though both trees are loaded down with buds, only one has slowly begun its incredible explosion of color. Today’s #OneGoodThing was the beautiful blooming crepe myrtle tree in…

Roses filling our home

Today’s #OneGoodThing are these magnificent, fragrant roses filling our home, which were left over from our special celebration this past weekend. Our sweet friend Lisa brought buckets and buckets of flowers from her garden to decorate. Lisa arranged all of the flowers in lovely, varied vases down the center of a long table in our garden.…

Magical mint chocolate cupcakes

We are mint chocolate addicts — and so our dear friend and chef/artist/extraordinaire Lisa tested out several batches until she came up with these incredible mint chocolate cupcakes for our big celebration this weekend. The frosting is light, creamy and super minty with a lovely shaving of chocolate on top. The cupcake pairs perfectly, airy…

Binging with my bestie 

After our big backyard celebration yesterday, today was a much-needed rest day! Lucky for me, my bestie Alyssa is visiting all the way from Los Angeles — and so we got to rest up and hang out together! We binge-watched “Friends from College” on Netflix, which seemed perfectly appropriate since we became friends our freshman…

Surrounded by love

This post is a little late because I was so busy having fun! Some of our closest friends came to help us celebrate life and making it through another year! We had a wonderful time feasting in our backyard oasis with all of them — some of whom came from as far as Los Angeles!…