The endearing Mr. Rogers

I grew up watching Mister Rogers; I love that he taught an entire generation how to be kind to one another. The world needs more kindness. This weeks marks 50 years since “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” first went on the air; and today, Mama and I read an article revealing an endearing anecdote. I won’t spoil…

Olympic power and grace

Mama and I have always loved watching the Olympics together — from gymnastics and swimming in the Summer games to ice skating in the Winter games! We still talk about memorable performances we saw during my childhood. I took ice skating lessons as a kid because of Kristi Yamaguchi. Tonight Mama and I watched incredible…

Chilly, yummy Sunday

After such a busy week, Mama and I were glad to have a restful Sunday at home. I baked fresh almond puffs for brunch, which we washed down with hot coffee and chai. In the afternoon, Mama and I walked around our back yard and surveyed our garden’s progress ahead of this week’s forecasted frost.…

Metal clay magic

Today I learned how to magically transform clay into beautiful silver rings! I took a Metal Clay Rings Workshop at a wonderful, local art supply store called Riley Street. With only four students, it was easy for all of us to see the teacher’s demonstrations. This was my first time ever working with metal clay;…

Clean sheets, clean bodies

Today’s #OneGoodThing is the glorious feeling of slipping into bed with fresh sheets, a feeling made lovelier after a shower. This is even greater because Paisley had a bath too! Day 47 of 365. And Day 778 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)! 1 year ago today: My first standing shower in…

Tiny plum buds are back

Mama and I meandered through our back yard oasis together this morning, examining our garden’s progress before tomorrow’s predicted frost. Besides watering our newly planted fruit trees and seeing what flowers have survived, we were happy to discover tiny green and white buds all over our Santa Rosa plum tree! Upon pruning earlier this year,…

My funny Valentines

Fatigue from yesterday’s big drive and the previous day’s excitement hit me like a ton of bricks. I was barely able to move today, so Mama came into my room to visit. Paisley was thrilled and kept trying to kiss Mama’s nose, while Mama giggled and danced around Paisley’s advances. Aren’t my girls adorable? Today’s…