Sun and Shadows and Magical and Bissful and Refreshing and Treasures

June 4 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian. Playing with the sun and shadows. xoxo

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June 5 2017:

Another wonderful sunset walk with Lillian. Magical sun and clouds captured our attention this time …. xoxo

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June 7 2017:

Cloudy sunset walk with Thomas … Felt so good and cool …. refreshing.

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June 9 2017:

One wonderful thing about our morning weather …. The beautiful pool all to myself for a blissful, refreshing, and invigorating swim. Thank you. And bring me more please. xoxo

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June 9 2017:

Treasures from this mornings walk. Bunches of love … xoxo ….

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Sweet Aroma and Savor Each Bite and Powerful Drum Circle

June 4 2017:

No utensils needed once cut into wedges. Breathe in the pure and sweet aroma. Use fingers and slowly savor each bite. Lick fingers when done. Mindful eating is like the bliss of a good, long soak in a warm bath. Ahhhhhhhh!! xoxo

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June 6 2017:

This was fun! First time at Swill and first time drum circle! Wow!! Powerful!! Loved it! Great running into you Melissa Palange!! Thanks for letting me use your drums!

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June 8 2017:

Today I turned in Volunteer applications for Lillian and I for the South Valleys Library. We have orientation on July 21st and then we can get some extra time in one of our favorite places!!! As Susan Moran would have said … Happy Dancing …. xoxo

 

Highest Level of Happy and Follow Your Dreams

June 7 2017:

“I’m so happy! What’s the highest level of Happy that exists?” -Thomas …..

Thomas was invited to participate in a Sumo Bot Challenge today. He doesn’t have the LEGO robot kit, yet the parent team leader and organizer made him a basic one to modify and use for the Challenge.

When it was time to leave she offered to let him borrow it until they need it again in July. His gratitude and joy was oozing from every pore. He could not stop saying how amazing this is as he has wanted one for years. So incredibly grateful to this wonderful mom!! xoxo

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June 8 2017:

Found in the kitchen …. Seriously. I have no idea how many times Thomas has read this dictionary. He will be the grammar editor for all future books we write!

Fact books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, pilot manuals, coding books, and the manual for our car! He’s read them over and over.

And this afternoon he said, “It’s weird how we idolize those who pursue their dreams.” I asked him why. He says it should just be the normal course that everyone takes. I have never heard it presented in this way …. and I agree. It should be the norm. xoxo

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Success – Wild Child Nature Session – Notice Nature

June 8 2017:

So grateful to Dorota and her two amazing kids for braving the crazy heavy winds to attend Wild Child Nature Sessions – Notice Nature this morning.

We had a beautiful time together. I’m blessed that this session held a space of peace and connection during a busy time for Dorota’s family.

And, that something I shared will be helpful for her daughter before dance performance next week. Overflowing with gratitude. Here we are after spending an hour in the strong winds. xoxo

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Library Day and Last Day of Unschool and Injustice and Shanghai Summer

June 1 2017:

Today was library day … It was the Sparks Library this time. Books, books, books!

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June 2 2017:

Last day of 10th grade for Lillian and last day of 5th grade for Thomas. Plus, national donut day!! Celebrating with gluten free powdered doughnuts and salted caramel gelato. xoxo

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June 3 2017:

A few weeks ago Thomas declared I was being unfair. So …. he built a Tower of Injustice directly in front of the front door! He finally decided to dismantle it last night. Ha!! xoxo

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June 3 2017:

Thomas and I are incredibly grateful for this amazing dinner, the wonderfully kind volunteers, Reno Buddhist Center, and Moon Rabbit Cafe!

We so very much enjoyed Shanghai Summer Moon Rabbit Cafe Dinner June 3rd 5 to 8 pm … A love infused Pay-What-You-Can Cafe.

For me, vegetable wontons, veggie and tofu kabob, roasted corn, sesame/ginger Asian slaw, enjoyed with a refreshing watermelon spritzer and finished with an amazing scoop of pistachio ice cream. Yum!!

For Thomas, all of the same except he had crab artichoke rangoon, teriyaki chicken kabob and mango sorbet to finish.

Grateful, grateful. Thank you! xoxo

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Book Musings: Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom

June 3 2017:

Nelson Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom

Beautiful picture book of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography.

“Never, never, never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another … ” ~Nelson Mandela

I offered to split this into two nights. Thomas and Lillian emphatically replied, “No!”

Yes, it was loved!

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She Loved by Camilla Downs

May 18 2017:

It’s the 18th of the month. Chromosome #18 brought into our life family we never knew we had and has blessed us beyond the words to even describe. To a beautiful soul ….

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Ever There

She loved.
She shined.
She let go.

Ever there with kind words,
with encouraging words,
with loving suggestions,
and, oh yes, hugs and happy dancing.

A smile that beamed brightly.
Greeting with open arms all who
were new to this different path.

The originator
of the “Different is Good” slogan.
She checked in on one
just when one thought she
was all alone.

She lived life
to the fullest,
coming to embrace this
different path.

Deeply she loved
her family.
Openly and freely
sharing her own
ups and downs.

Dear friends
and family the world over, has she,
who are deeply saddened for her
early departure.

She wanted to help all.
She wanted to cheer us all on.
She wanted to hug us all.

Every eighteenth of every month
my face to the sky I will turn,
to see and feel a warmth from above,
surrounding me with the
help, cheer, and hugs she
longed to provide.

Fly free beautiful soul,
Fly free and help, cheer,
support, hug, happy dance,
and LOVE for an eternity.

I love you, Susan Moran.

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Beauty and Heavenly and Hugging and Incredibly Beautiful

May 30 2017:

Such a beauty …. and smells oh so heavenly. This cutie has a heart shaped petal plus she’s hugging herself! You go! ….. from a walk yesterday. xoxoxo

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June 2 2017:

Sunset walk yesterday. Incredibly beautiful. Grateful to nature as there was complaining and grumpiness along the way. Nature is amazing at absorbing and transmuting. xoxoxo

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