Cross Country Cat

Gooooood morning!!!


He made it!! Dexter made his first (and hopefully ONLY) cross country flight yesterday. Tampa to Denver to San Francisco and, finally, to Healdsburg. So far, he has been making himself right at home and slept nestled close to me all night. What a trooper!

My mom and I didn’t get home last night until around 11:30! We toasted with some Cab Franc when we got in and then promptly passed out. This morning, I woke up and she was already cleaning and fixing up everything….I don’t know how she has so much energy when jetlagged and exhausted but, hey, I’m not complaining. I just feel like a bum laying around the floor in my pajamas while she fusses over me. Actually, I’m not gonna lie; it’s sort of nice! 😉

Amazing Meal shake for breakfast!


  • 1 scoop chocolate amazing meal
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 spoonful almond butter
  • ice

My mom had the same thing 🙂 She loves her grass, too! We also had really strong french press + jasmine green tea:


I’m about to hop in the shower and then we are just walking around all day as I give my mom the grand tour of Healdsburg!! Of course, stopping for mandatory wine tastings and eats along the way. I’m thinking we will do a La Crema tasting and maybe drive around Dry Creek Valley as well.  Wheewwwww!

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  • Julie
    November 14, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Have a fun day with your mom!!!

  • Pam
    November 14, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Have fun and what a beautiful kitty…glad there where no problems…Hi Mom….glad you made it safely too!


  • Karen
    November 14, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Hi Lynn, enjoy your trip with your daughter. 🙂

  • Diana
    November 14, 2009 at 9:21 am

    So glad kitty and mom had a safe flight!
    Enjoy your visit. Moms are the best!

  • emily
    November 14, 2009 at 9:27 am

    I love your pretty coffee mug, Barnes and Nobel? I’m glad Dexter and your mom made it safely there!

  • candice
    November 14, 2009 at 9:27 am

    If I had a liquid breakfast, that would be it. 🙂 It sounds so refreshing and energizing!

  • Diana
    November 14, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Dexter’s so cute! 🙂
    Have a great day with your mom!

  • Evan Thomas
    November 14, 2009 at 9:28 am

    It’s so great Dexter came!

  • VeggieGirl
    November 14, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Awww, Dexter!! 😀

    Enjoy being a tour guide this afternoon!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 14, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Have a wonderful day with your mom! There is nothing else like it. 🙂

  • Kelly from Bridges and Bites
    November 14, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Awwwww yay for kitties! And what an awesome mom you have. 🙂 I hope the two of you have a blast today!

  • Sana
    November 14, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Yay! Is dexter staying with you??? Enjoy your day!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows)
    November 14, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Is that a President’s Choice green tea I spot!????? 😉

    Have a great time with your mom!

  • MyThy as in "Mighty"
    November 14, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Dexter looks right at home! Enjoy your vacay with your mom. If you get the chance, take her to Lococo’s Cucina Rustica. We absolutely love it and go there every time we visit the family in Sonoma.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    November 14, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Sounds like a fantastic day with mom!

  • Traci
    November 14, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Oh! Have a blast with your mom and let her spoil you! Have fun.

  • Katie
    November 14, 2009 at 9:43 am

    have a blast with your mom, Jenna! nothin like a good mom fix!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    November 14, 2009 at 9:43 am

    having mom visit and take care of you is the best! back in august i broke up with my boyfriend a few days before moving apartments. my mom swooped in and helped me clean and pack and it was just SO comforting. i love how your mom drinks green smoothies too!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    November 14, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Have fun with your mom today!

  • legalstyle
    November 14, 2009 at 9:47 am

    ohh i can’t wait to see where you take your mom on the wine exploration endeavor… i’m coming up to napa tomorrow with my boyfriend (not healdsburg, unfortunatley… grandparents live in napa) and we’d love some recommendations!

  • Kath
    November 14, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Glad everyone arrived safely! LOVE that mug!!

  • polly
    November 14, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Welcome home, Dex!! and MOM!!! 😀 Love you, sweet friend. Have fun this weekend with momma and eating and loving life. Home is where the heart and MOM is. 😉 XOXO

  • Susan
    November 14, 2009 at 10:02 am

    So happy you got Dexter back!! Looks like he’s already making himself at home. 😉 Have fun with your momma!!!

  • amber
    November 14, 2009 at 10:07 am

    aw glad dexter made it!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    November 14, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Hooray for Dexter arriving! That cat is becoming as much as a world traveler as you! 😉

    I love how your mom drinks green smoothies… like mother like daughter!

  • Jaimejoy
    November 14, 2009 at 10:16 am

    “Dexter made his first(and hopefully ONLY)cross country flight yesterday”—-
    does this mean you’re planning on staying in SF for good???

  • Katherine (blissful-body)
    November 14, 2009 at 10:25 am

    i know you are so glad to see your cat! it’s hard to be away from our beloved pets! will dexter stay with you from now on? how awesome! enjoy the time with your mom!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 14, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Awwww, Dex, what a handsome gentleman! Reminds me of Bing Crosby’s role in the Grace Kelly 1956 ‘High Society.’ He played C. J. Dexter Haven….but Grace’s character, Tracy, called him ‘Dex.’
    Here’s the trailer.

    I’ve watched that film so many times could recite all the lines from start to finish.

    Welcome to Wine Country, Dex. Don’t go lapping up the vino!

  • Matt
    November 14, 2009 at 10:32 am

    My mom does the same thing when she comes to visit me. Clean clean clean… Haha. I am actually pretty clean already though 🙂

  • Erin
    November 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Yay Dexter! What a brave guy. Enjoy the day with your mom!

  • Heather
    November 14, 2009 at 10:42 am

    If you go to La Crema – make sure to have the Chardonnay! We served it at our wedding, it’s a great wine. Definitely great wine for the price!

  • Bev
    November 14, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Have a great time with mom and enjoy your weekend. Is Dexter staying with you ?

  • Crystal
    November 14, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Beautiful kitty … I love the name Dexter 🙂

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Having your mom fuss over you is a wonderfully sweet start to a Saturday. Have a lovely time, seems pretty doable in Headlsburg!

  • laura dishes
    November 14, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Thinking about a tour of Healdsburg instantly takes me to Oakville Grocery, A Rafanelli, Ridge-Lytton Springs, Seghesio, then Dry Creek Kitchen for dinner. 🙂 Hope you guys have so much fun today!

  • Julia
    November 14, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Have fun with your mom! I love mom daughter time. And I hope Dexter loves Cali!

  • Hallie
    November 14, 2009 at 11:35 am

    La Crema Chard is one my favorites! It’s incredible…I’m waiting for a good deal so I can stock up for the holiday season (especially Thanksgiving!). If you go, have a great time….I’m happy your mom is there to play with you!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    November 14, 2009 at 11:43 am

    So glad your mom and Dexter made it safely. Enjoy!!!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 14, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Have a great weekend!

  • Jenna
    November 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

    have a great day with your mom!

  • Marissa
    November 14, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Dexter is so adorable! I cannot even imagine what cats think while they are traveling!

  • Kirsten
    November 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    where did you get that mug?!

  • Gab*
    November 14, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Aw, must be so lovely to see your Mum. I lived away from my family for 5 years after I finished uni and I love it when they’d visit me. I bet your Mum love doing things for you!

  • Jil
    November 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Oh that’s so cute that Dexter cuddled up with you! My cat decided to stare at me from my door last night — awkward. haha She’s like a ninja..didn’t here her comin. 🙂

  • Samantha
    November 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I’m glad Dexter is back with you! He has been missed on the blog. (-:

  • Ella
    November 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    More Dexter photos! There has been a dearth of Dexter on the blog, so bring him on! He looks just like my black kitty, Jammy.

  • Jenny
    November 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Your mom sounds like my kind of woman – I don’t know if I could PAY my mama to drink her greens! Enjoy your day 🙂

  • Anne P
    November 14, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    YAY dexter is back!!!!!! i can’t wait to see him in january 🙂

  • Melanie
    November 14, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Thank goodness!!! I know it’s dorky, but I’ve seriously been thinking about Dexter almost every day since you moved to Cali. It’s the cat-obsessed part of me, I suppose. Anyway, I’m so glad that you guys are finally reunited:)…

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    November 14, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Oh Dexter is so cute! Enjoy having your kitty back – I know it is so hard to be away from pets :).

  • Kristen
    November 14, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Now that you live in california…

    Find a Peet’s Coffee and Tea near you…warning’s addicting!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    November 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Yay, Dexter! Glad he had a safe trip and was happy to see you 🙂