Movie Night: The Last Unicorn

September 15 2018:

Team TLC movie night: Lillian’s choice – “The Last Unicorn” – Second time around as we watched this years and years ago. Lillian wanted to watch it again.

Lillian says, “Good, mythical, suspenseful, full of adventure, musical, my favorite character is the unicorn, liked the plot, beautiful colors, 100% recommend, and liked the moral of never give up.”

I say, “Wonderful story of following ones heart.”

Thomas says, “It’s good. Could have been better.”

Washoe Lake and Grateful and Wisdom and Reflections and Beautiful and Graceful and Magic Lamp and Stillness and Clarity and Authenticity and Blessed

September 3 2018:

Wee Team TLC adventure of driving around Washoe Lake this afternoon. Incredibly beautiful!!!

September 4 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. Incredibly grateful to and for Nature.

September 5 2018:

Yesterday morning’s walk brought pelican wisdom paired with crystal clear reflections. Beautiful and graceful.

September 5 2018:

Oh my gosh!!! Sunset walk with Lillian tonight and we found a magic lamp!! I took this picture after we rubbed the lamp. The genie said no pictures afterwards though. You best believe I made a few I AM wishes!

September 6 2018:

Yesterday mornings walk. Stillness, clarity, and reflecting. Deeply grateful for walks and walking. And for the landscape Mother Nature provides.

September 6 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. Love says, “Keep going. Keep following the path to opening ones heart and the path of Authenticity.” Deeply grateful and blessed.

September 7 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday followed by a moonlight swim in the pool. Magical.

Moving Night: The Apple Dumpling Gang

September 8 2018:

Team TLC movie night: Thomas’ choice: “The Apple Dumpling Gang” – Second time around for this one as we watched this years ago when Thomas and Lillian were wee young ones. Thomas wanted to see it again.

Thomas says, “I liked it. Just as good as first time I saw it.”

Lillian says, “Good, liked the theme song, like the Old West feel, and liked the opening scene.”

I say, “Don Knotts and Tim Conway = Pure silliness!!!”


Book Musings: Writing as a Path to Awakening

September 8 2018:

Writing as a Path to Awakening

I deeply enjoyed this book. I’ll check it out again at some point to re-visit and inspire.

“To tap into your deepest talent, you need to seek out a calm, restful state of mind where your head isn’t defending your delicate ego and your heart can bloom open a little.” -Mary Karr

“Allow failure to be your handmaiden. Love is showing up fully with presence – open-hearted, raw, and vulnerable to the world; it’s the only thing that matters. All writing and creativity originate here and now.” – Albert Flynn DeSilver

The Romano Duo Return to the Reno Area

September 8 2018:

Exciting News: After THREE YEARS The Romano Duo are finally moving back to Reno (well, sort of, as they are moving to Dayton). We just knew they would make their way back here eventually! September 15th is moving day!! What a GREAT Birthday present for Lillian as that’s one day after her 17th birthday!

Photo from June 11 2018: Team TLC sunset walk tonight with The Romano Duo and Robert. Beautiful night. And fun being silly with pictures. They head back to Surprise, Arizona tomorrow morning. xoxo

Thomas and Camilla September 2018 Date Day

September 7 2018:

Thomas and Camilla September 2018 Date Day – First stop: The Work! Fight! Give! -American Relief Posters of World War II exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum.

Thomas finds this time period very interesting and enjoys to get philosophical about wars and other major events in history. So, Thomas was pretty excited when I shared about this exhibit that Lillian had actually told me about just yesterday!!

Bonus!!! It was Open House today due to the Hot Air Balloon races so free admission. I was so happy and relieved to hear this that I nearly reached over the counter and hugged the gal who told me.

After looking through the exhibit we walked through the Wilbur May collection. Haven’t done that for years! My favorite is the collection from India!

Next was a walk through the Arboretum. Incredibly beautiful right now with tons of flowers and squirrels and rabbits and song birds!!

Last stop was dessert for Thomas of salted caramel and Oreo cookie frozen yogurt.

Witch Creation by Lillian Darnell


October 23 2013:

A little something Lillian wrote yesterday in OT … Many of you know of Lillian’s obsession with the weather. She watches the accuweather videos every night before bed and must tell me the humidity before going to bed. If she forgets she will get up and come to my room to tell me. So this had my eyes wanting to sweat … xoxo

Witch Creation – A myth by Lillian

Once upon a Halloween, a witch was born on October 31, 1899 and she had a pet named Angelic.

When she grew up, she had a witch-daughter that was born on October 30, 2013. Her name was Marcia Angel-weather. When the witch-daughter was 19, the witch learned that she had weather magic instead of Halloween magic that scares people from her clever daughter Marcia. So Ms. Angel put an alarm on her rose so she knew when to change the weather. She’s still out there changing weather and she can be seen in the clouds. They all lived happily ever after.

Witch Creation by Lillian 10.23.13

This story and many other stories, poems, and tales are included in Lillian’s debut book published January 2018! Go here to learn more and get your copy!

Where Would You Fly Updated Cover 9.2017

Lillian and Independent Time

September 7 2018:

Lillian is still going to the lodge once a week for independent time. It’s been a year now. Yay!!! She stays anywhere from 1-3 hours.

I stay with her for 10 minutes while she walks on the treadmill working on that heal toe movement. Then she reads, does artwork, and uses her phone.

During the summer she incorporated going to the pool while she’s there. Had the pool all to her self yesterday! Except I crashed her solo pool party for a quick swim too! 💦💙💦