Lillian and Camilla October 2019 Date Day

October 15 2019:

Lillian and Camilla October 2019 Date Day

First: A swim. Ahhhhh …. That was refreshing!!

Second stop: Her favorite place for fries and a one eyed spooky cookie for her. A giant vegan pomegranate gum drop for me.

Third stop: Reading in the car with an amazing view at Audrey Harris Park and then a short walk at Bartley Ranch Park.

Ended the date day with shopping for a few long sleeve shirts for Lillian. Found some! Yay!

It Is Done – Lillian Darnell Gets an Identification Card

October 14 2019:

She survived getting an ID! Extreme anxiety and pissed offness having to go do this (on Lillian’s part). You can tell she was nervous in the second photo and had calmed down by the 1st photo. She does not like these new rules that come with turning 18. We were only there about an hour. Plus, she registered to vote too! Whew! It is done now. 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Next up. Getting fingerprinted for her library volunteering …. More extreme anxiety over that one!

Thank you to the lovely DMV worker who graciously overlooked that I had made the appointment for the 15th. (And did not make me get in the “no appointment” line!) Today is not the 15th! I’m losing my mind!!

Words of Alchemy – The Indie Showcase

October 13 2019:

Thank you to Richard for the feature on his Indie Showcase! I share a bit about the writing process in this post … I hope you check it out. It’s a pretty quick read. It would be great if you have time to “like” the post, or share it, or comment on it. Thank you! (The post has been viewed over 2,500 times since it was published last week – WOW!)

“One genre I never gave much attention was that of poetry. Much of it left me dazed and confused! I never in my wildest dreams could have known that one day in 2013, poetic words would begin to populate my mind and demand to be set free. So began a 6-year streak of writing poetry inspired by my near-daily walks, by nature and by my life experiences ….”

The Indie Showcase presents, Camilla Downs

 

Movie Night – The Canterville Ghost

October 12 2019:

Team TLC Movie Night: Double Feature – “The Canterville Ghost” – An October tradition for us.

I say, “Love that we watch this every October. Such a fun and sweet movie. Very, very loosely based on the book by Oscar Wilde.”

Thomas says, “It’s good, as always.”

Lillian sat this one out. She’s a bit tired of this one! Ha!

Proofreading and Submitting the Kindle Version with a Toast – Words of Alchemy

October 10 2019:

About to begin round 7 of reading the entire book out loud – from the title page, copyright page, through to the about the author page (for proofreading purposes). Whew! Fingers and toes crossed that this is the last time so I can get it to the book designer tomorrow!

October 12 2019:

Done!! Just submitted ‘Words of Alchemy’ to the book designer! Should be able to order a proof book in about 2 weeks. In celebration I created a word art image with content from the book’s website page. Thanks for the support and interest in pre-ordering!

Thomas and I toasted to me submitting the manuscript to the book designer!! Pumpkin pie spiced ginger ale … (non-alcoholic).

Volunteering with Treats

October 7 2019:

Thomas and I volunteered at The Humane Society this morning. Helped decorate for Halloween and visited the cats a bit. Thomas took the photo of the sleeping cat.

October 12 2019:

Afternoon treat courtesy of my mom. She brought treats when she picked up Lillian for respite on Wednesday! Vegan Neapolitan cupcake! Yum!

Movie Night – My Old Lady

October 11 2019:

Extra movie night for me – “My Old Lady”

I promised myself that I would watch a movie if I finished the last round of proofreading the book. I did it!

Another random find on the library shelf while pulling holds.

Not at all what I was expecting. Yet, I did very much enjoy it. With Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline, and Kristin Scott Thomas … You can’t go wrong.

Changing and Shedding with Brilliant Blackbirds and Scarred Trees

September 29 2019:

Walk before dinner. Leaves are changing colors, trees are shedding. So it begins.

October 7 2019:

From a walk yesterday. I adore the changing colors of the leaves.

October 7 2019:

Beautiful walk with Lillian this afternoon. Peaceful with beautiful colors, crows, blackbirds, and scarred trees to keep us company.

October 10 2019:

Went for a walk with Thomas yesterday afternoon. Brilliant colors to enjoy. I love when the egrets visit. They look incredibly graceful.

Three days of respite began yesterday afternoon. Began the time with this walk, then took the night off from sitting in front of the laptop. Next up, was a long hot soak in the tub. Ending with uninterrupted reading in bed before drifting to sleep. Today, I’m on the 6th read aloud of Words of Alchemy to catch wee errors before submitting to the book designer. Hopefully, just one more time!