The bright side of a colonoscopy

I had a colonoscopy this morning, which means there’s no getting around that today (and last night) has been long and pretty awful. In case you haven’t done this before, you have to drink FOUR LITERS of gag-inducing laxatives. Yeah, it sucked. I’ve been having pretty severe GI issues for more than a year now,…

Time spent together

Neither Mama nor I were feeling very well today. We ended up having a very quiet day spent resting together. Our day may not have been terribly exciting or filled with great things to share, but I’m grateful for our time together. This time of year — nearing the anniversary of Mama’s diagnosis — always…

Mud bath and a milkshake

Mama and I had mud baths in Calistoga today! We’ve been coming to this adorable Wine Country town every few years since I was a little kid, and we love it! We had a Groupon so we tried out a new place. It was cute, funky and friendly. We enjoyed our adventure. After the mud…

Sweet visitor

Our friend Trisha stopped by for a visit today and Paisley fell in love. Luckily, Trisha loves dogs. We haven’t seen Trisha since last summer because she lives far away, but we loved getting to catch up with her today. Today’s #OneGoodThing was our sweet visitor! Day 141 of 365. And Day 507 in a row! 1…

Calla lilies return

These beautiful calla lilies finally blossomed in our front yard today! They die away in winter and we never know if they’ll really come back or not. We’ve been enjoying following their progress as they sprouted. Today’s #OneGoodThing was the return of our beautiful magenta calla lilies! Day 140 of 365. And Day 506 in a row!…

Fast errands & fabulous fruit

Today’s #OneGoodThing was shockingly fast errands that normally take forever (think DMV and hospital lab). The other best part of the day was discovering some of our absolute favorite summer fruits at the market. We enjoyed bowls of cherries, apache apricots, and cotton candy grapes! They were glorious! Summer fruits are our favorite food group. The…

Wild lavender cuttings

Mama and I worked on beautifying our front yard garden today, and we ended up with this lovely vase full of wild lavender cuttings. We also gave out handfuls of lavender to strangers walking past our house. We may not be able to move tomorrow, but today’s #OneGoodThing is this lovely fresh explosion of lavender brightening our home.…