An adorable visitor 

This absolutely adorable, precocious visitor came by to see us and brightened our day! Six-year-old Spirit lives next door with her family, who we’ve been fortunate enough to become close with over the last several months. She came to pick up something we had for her Mensch of a mother and immediately snuggled in with…

Behind the scenes

Mama was finally feeling a bit better this afternoon so we watched the end of Doc Martin’s Season 8 and a wonderful Behind the Scenes episode. Mama and I especially enjoyed seeing the actors out of character and learning more about them. Since the Doc is such a serious, grumpy guy on the show, it…

The mensch next door

Mama still wasn’t feeling well today and didn’t want me to leave her side. Her severe headache went into day three, and she’s had some troubling neurological symptoms that are scaring both of us. Thankfully, we didn’t have to return to the ER today, but it was close. I snuck out for a moment when…

Feeling the love

Mama has had an excruciating headache the last two days. I have been very worried and monitoring her closely. I called the Advise Nurse today and was told to bring her to the Emergency Room. Our super sweet neighbor came over right away and helped me get Mama bundled into the car. It’s been a…

Freezing feet solved 

It’s amazing how quickly the weather has turned cold and we’ve had to dig out our sweatpants and winter pajamas. Even with our winter socks, hot water bottles, and piles of blankets, Mama and I still had very cold feet. We’ve tried slippers before, but they were too heavy. Socks are great, but they’re too slippery…

Being able to help

Tonight we got to surprise a Santa Rosa firestorm survivor we didn’t know with a care package. This afternoon I called a local glass company to set up a quote, and a kind young woman named Lexi answered all of my questions and went out of her way to help me. We were commiserating on…

Free flu shots without a wait

Today I took Mama to a medical appointment in a neighboring city because the Santa Rosa facility where we normally go is still closed from the fires that ripped through our community. We were grateful that her eye doctor was able to temporarily relocate and the facility could accept Santa Rosa patients, especially since the…