Camilla’s Armed With a Bingo

February 15 2020:

Thank you to my book blogger friend Kriti for having me on her fabulous blog. The tables are flipped and I discuss being an avid reader this time … Kriti writes amazing, very thorough book reviews. If you’re a book lover, you may want to head over and check out her blog ..

This month’s #ArmedWithABingo feature is my author friend, Camilla.

How’s reading going this year?

Reading is going great! I’m really enjoying the book reviews and interviews you share, Kriti. I get great book suggestions from you!

Thanks Camilla! 🙂 What made you join #ArmedWithABingo?

#ArmedWithABingo looked and felt different than anything I’d ever seen. I’m drawn to different ways of doing things …. Go here to read the full interview … It’s about a 2 minute read …

#ArmedWithABingo Reading Challenge – Camilla

 

Much Needed Walk With Beautiful Sky Reflections

February 11 2020

A much needed walk this afternoon. Please continue sending the love, healing energy, and good juju to Lillian (and us) as I try to help her understand something. She’s never been in this space before and we are struggling. Deep gratitude. 🙏♥️♥️♥️🙏

February 14 2020

Wonderful walk around the lake today. Beautiful sky, clouds, and reflections. 💙

February 15 2020:

What a sky this morning?! Thank you Mother Nature … 🙏💙

Lillian and Camilla February 2020 Date Day

February 13 2020

Lillian and Camilla February 2020 Date Day

First stop was for fries to share, a butterfly cookie for Lillian, and giant vegan ginger cookie for me.

Second stop was a beautiful walk, with a final stop for a bit of window shopping. xoxo

I deeply appreciate all the love being sent Lillian’s (our) way. It may look like all is well in these photos. Yet, the struggle continues. Tomorrow will be one week out from me ruining her life (as she sees it), one week out from me making a decision in the best interest of her mental and physical safety. Things are definitely better than last Friday. Yet, it’s slow going.

Deeply proud of Thomas throughout this entire ordeal. A younger sibling who stepped into the role of an older sibling this past week. As much as I tried not to have the maddening aspect of this, along with the sadness of this situation leak out of my eyes and heart to him, it happened. And he comforted me. Thank you Thomas. I love you.

Feelings of Relief and Winning at Life

February 12 2020

Paperwork (loads of it) turned in for Lillian’s Age 18 Redetermination for SSI … Another one done! Only had to wait about 2 hours just to turn in paperwork (I wanted a date stamp on it as I’ve had things get “lost” before.) Wahooo!!! A beautiful photo to match the feeling of relief … Ahhhhh ….

Winning at life! Just took a really long, hot shower, turned the water off, and thought, “Um, I don’t think you actually used any soap, girl! You just stood there under the running water!” Winning = I realized it BEFORE I dried off and got out! Wahooo! 😜😂

Throwback Post: Smiling Bread and Glad to Still Be A Kid

**THROWBACK POST**

May 27 2014:

I was making Lillian’s lunch for tomorrow and her beautiful bread gave me a wink and a little crooked smile ….. I love being open to kindness, happiness and love coming at me from any one or any thing! HA! ♡

Bread May 27 2014

May 28 2012:

“I’m so glad I’m still a kid.” -Thomas Darnell

{ This has turned into a morning long conversation. Today’s BrainPop was about Memorial Day and mourning. He asked what mourning means …. Then said he never wants Lillian to die and his eyes started “sweating” (as he calls it). May we ALL remember to think and live like when we were a kid and to fully embrace every single moment with our loved ones!}

Lillian and Camilla January 2020 Date Day

February 7 2020

Lillian and Camilla January 2020 Date Day … (a little late)

First stop was a wonderfully warm walk around the lake.

She and I have had an incredibly rough day. One of the toughest, roughest parenting days I think I’ve had to date. Please send us love and good juju that she eventually understands and accepts the decisions I’ve had to firmly help her make today. She is not happy with me and is deeply sad … xoxo

Second stop was for fries for us to share, with a lovely heart shaped cookie for Lillian, and yummy piece of dark chocolate with pink Himalayan salt for me.

Next was Barnes & Noble so as to use a gift card Lillian got for her graduation. Last was a quick stop for a few more minutes of window shopping.

Massive Sky Art with Beautiful Wild Horses

February 1 2020

Sky Art from this morning. My eyes cannot even consume, digest, comprehend the beauty, the serenity, the grace. 🙏♥️

February 2 2020

Yesterday’s sky art showing …. This cloud was so massive that I couldn’t get it all in one frame. It stayed nearly in the same position all day long. 💙

February 4 2020

The afternoon walk. Gorgeous and quiet. Had to stop in the middle of the road on the drive home as a family of wild horses crossed. Most times they use the crosswalk. They getting all wild n crazy. Ha! My phone had gone dead so no photo.

February 6 2020

Afternoon walk with Thomas …. Went back to visit our old stomping grounds. Still beautiful. ♥️♥️♥️

Living and Dancing in Love

February 3 2020

I went for a nighttime walk, returning with a frozen face, legs, and toes. This is hitting the spot, with tea wisdom that hits the spot too. I adore the smell and flavor of this decadent tea. A Netherlands friend brought it to me when she visited last year. What will I do when it’s gone??? ♥️😭

February 4 2020

Nothing brings you right back into the 80’s like Billy Idol’s, “Dancing With Myself” … Problem is, my body knows it’s not the 80’s anymore …. I still got the moves. It’s just afterwards … I’m really feeling those moves .. HA!