Learning a new craft

Recently Mama and I have been interested in creating our own hammered and stamped metal jewelry. We got a cool new craft book about it last month, but then the massive firestorm hit the next day and we forgot all about it. I got back to it today and really enjoyed experimenting with these crafting…

ROSE•ilience from Margo

Today our lovely friend Margo and her sweet dog Mason came to visit and have brunch with us. It’s a long-standing tradition involving banana pancakes, turkey bacon, and several episodes of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Mama and I were thrilled to see them again. We’ve all been busy so it’s been a while…

Lovely sunset at home

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying this beautiful sunset with Mama in our front yard! It was even more brilliant in person! Day 322 of 365. And Day 688 in a row! 1 year ago today: New warm friend 5 years ago today: Remembering a Friend What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!  

Pet door solution

Today I solved a problem that’s been plaguing us for years: the pet door insert! Though it gave us freedom from being our dog’s doorman, it also made our house freezing cold and narrowed the opening of our sliding glass door. This narrowing has been especially dangerous for Mama because the insert makes the railing…

Love is in the air – and on our shirts!

During the firestorm that destroyed thousands of homes in our town last month, some local artists were inspired to create symbols of strength and donate proceeds to fire survivors. A sign appeared amidst the smoky destruction that deeply resonated. It said: “The Love In The Air Is Thicker Than The Smoke.” A printing company out…

My chemo buddy

Today was my fourth round of low-dose chemotherapy infusion to control my Crohn’s Disease, and once again, our dear friend Kelley drove me and kept me company. The nurses managed to find a vein for the IV on the fourth attempt, but I got to lie down and have my treatment in a semi-private room.…

Vineyards changing color

While out running a quick errand today, I noticed the vineyards all around us are changing colors. The Fall colors were so beautiful, bright and happy. It felt good to see this sign of life after the recent devastating fires. Today’s #OneGoodThing was seeing the vineyards of Santa Rosa turn a gorgeous golden yellow and…