Movie Night: Watership Down

February 10 2018:

Team TLC movie night: Thomas’ choice – “Watership Down”

Thomas says, “It was good.”

Lillian says, “Good, emotional, and suspenseful.”

I say, “Thomas and Lillian read the book a while ago so we finally got around to the movie. I thought it was suspenseful and glad it took us this long to get to it; due to the violence. I liked that there were two rabbit characters who could sense and see things and the difference between those who trusted them and those that judged them.”

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Book Musings: The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

February 10 2018:

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire

This has been in my collection for years and I just now got around to reading it. It is crystal clear to me why I just now read this book. And is absolutely NO coincidence. And not a coincidence that it is about coincidences.

This one dives deeper into the coincidences we experience. The content is deeply aligned with my heart and I feel it to be quite powerful.

I haven’t had time to write a post about my 2018 main theme word and two supporting theme words. Yet, the main word is Jump (interchangeable with Leap) and the two supporting words are Listen and Trust. This book is full to the brim of the use of jump, leap, listen, and trust.

Here’s just one example, “These leaps of imagination are constantly evolving into what we see as the universe.” … Yes, Big Yes! I loved this one!! xoxo

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire Book 2018

What’s interesting for me is that when I’m reading his books, I “hear” the words spoken in his voice rather than mine. Almost like he’s reading to me! HA!

Veggie Burger Swooning and Rainbow Reflections and Water Balloons and Veggie Stir Fry Soup and UNO

February 7 2018:

On a veggie burger marathon lately. This time on a slice of sourdough bread and then layered with sautéed onions and mushrooms, yellow mustard, ketchup, chopped dill pickle, hot and sweet jalapeño, and kalamata olives. With a side of potato medallions and cherry tomatoes. YUM!!! sEriousLy … Swoon Yummy!! xoxo

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February 8 2018:

Pretty rainbow reflections with LEGO village shadow. We so much enjoy having crystals hanging in the window. Makes such beauty!

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February 8 2018:

Finally gave in and I’m unpacking the boxes I had packed last summer in anticipation of our move .. that didn’t happen. Look what I found! Yes! Water balloons! Thomas and I went outside in 50 degree whether, in the dark, and tossed a water balloon. One of us came back inside wet, and it wasn’t Thomas!! We’re gonna have some fun with these!!

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February 9 2018:

Turned the yummy veggie stir fry into a yummy veggie stir fry soup today. Yum, yum, yum!! xoxo

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Tonight it was UNO!! My favorite card game! What’s yours? xoxo

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Where Would You Fly Book Trailer

Finally!! One of the last HUGE tasks finished! Thanks so very much to a sweet and beautiful friend who on the DUE DATE of her little lion created this with the photos I put together. YAY!!!!

I invite you to spend about a minute and a half watching our creation. xoxo

**Artist: Nazar Rybak
Title: Children Fun Times

Wonderful and Present Moments

February 8 2018:

Wonderful walk with Thomas this afternoon. This amazing young man causes me to stay in the present moment and l i s t e n!!!!

For the topics he wishes to discuss require more than a yes or no. I find myself responding “I don’t know” quite often.

He’s 12 and he likes to talk about some deep stuff. He told Lillian tonight that age doesn’t equate to how smart you are. I am so grateful, grateful, grateful for him.

Tonight after dinner he thanked me for listening to him and talking with him about all that interests him. I do, at times, get frustrated with his topics and I don’t hide it. I’m thankful that I can share honestly with him at those times and roll with it at those times when I find the topics fascinating and interesting. xoxo

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I Am Grateful We Have Trash to Take Out


December 9 2013:

The other day Thomas was complaining about having to take the garbage outside. He was still complaining when he asked for my help to tie the bag. I shared with him that there are things I really don’t want to do around the house ..

Like clean the toilet or anything having to do with the stuff that goes into a toilet. Shared that I think to myself, “I’m so grateful we have a toilet to use, a toilet that’s in a house that we get to live in.” I suggested he could say to himself as he’s taking out the trash, “I’m so grateful we have trash to take out. It means we have food to eat.” He said, “I like that! Thanks!”

I truly love the little lessons I get to give myself by having these two in my life! xoxo

The Reason for Music

February 9 2018:

“People have forgotten the reason for music. It’s supposed to make you feel something.” -Thomas Darnell

Thomas hears things in music that I have never heard or paid attention to hearing. He does this with movies too. The performers pitch and tone, the mix of instruments, and the like. He analyzes it in a way that is so foreign to me. He doesn’t get some modern music and certain genres of music either.

What Does Age Have to Do With Intelligence

February 10 2018:

“Age doesn’t have anything to do with intelligence.” – Thomas Darnell

Thomas continues to educate and humble me. The pure beauty and simplicity of how “young ones” view the world is magical. xoxo

He has never understood why kids are treated as second class citizens, why they don’t have any “rights” until a certain age … He enlightens and teaches me so much … xoxo