April 24 2019:
Reasons I KNOW it’s time for a Lillian break:
I’ve been can’t-move-my-body exhausted (with a side order of pounding headache) every night this week.
I turned the heat on last night instead of the air conditioner … it was a balmy 75 degrees almost all night! 🤪😂 Realized what I had done not too long before getting up.
One of the 3 times Lillian woke me up, she asked for throat spray (homemade with cold spring water and peppermint essential oil) …. She got one good spray directly up her nose! Oops!!! Sorry Lillian …
I had a peanut butter & jelly sandwich for dinner tonight.
The Romano Duo picked up Lillian this afternoon after our library volunteering. She’s off to spend 3 nights with them; rejoining Thomas and I on Saturday. Just in time for movie night! Hallelujah … It’s break-from-Lillian time! Love you to infinity Lillian! And, grateful for our breaks!! (Photo from May 2018)
April 28 2019:
On May 4th, I’m going to let go of the last remnants of something I worked very hard at creating. In 2010, I created and set up a 501(c)3 Nevada nonprofit corporation by the name of Turning Views Foundation. With a slogan of “Different iz Good” … (slogan inspired by the amazing and very missed Susan Moran).
The nonprofit was inspired by Lillian when iPods and iPhones were first beginning to be used as Assistive Technology. Insurance did not cover these devices at that time (for using to communicate) and I saw a great need to help others have access to this technology.
During our 3 years we gifted either an iPad, iTouch or iPhone to about 20 recipients who were in need! After 3 years, insurance companies finally began to cover these for people in need and the Foundation was more than I could handle alone; along with my other responsibilities. I chose not continue with it at that time.
I have continued to pay to renew the domain every year for the past 6 years. It’s time to let it go … If you were a part of all we did, you may want to head over and see if there’s anything you want to save from the website. And if you’re interested to know what it was all about go check it out! (website on the attached logo image)
This post is not calling for sadness. It calls for rejoicing in what can be accomplished when we come together! It calls for making way for the new and beautiful things to come! It’s about purging the old to welcome the new … And, so it is! Much and deep love for everyone that was involved in the Foundation for those 3 years! ❤️❤️❤️
April 25 2019:
Celebration time! I finally finished Round 1 of filtering through writings for the next book! Many more rounds to go. Yet, getting that first one completed is nearly the hardest!
“Words of Alchemy” is under way and is a collection of poetry written from 2013 to current – the words that alchemized my life experiences over these past 6 years. I have the book cover designed in my mind. Hope to get an actual digital image soon.
I cannot believe I wrote that first poem in May 2013 …
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May 9 2013
Warm enough to take our before bed reading outside now! YAY!!!
April 20 2019:
Team TLC movie night: My choice – “The Lady in the Van”
I say, “I adore Maggie Smith. An absolutely touching story … based on a true story. ‘It is in writing that we find ourself.’ – Alan Bennett … You got that right Mr. Bennett. I didn’t even realize that one of the main two characters is a writer. Well. Hot damn! Double touché! …. I loved it!”
Lillian says, “It was good and I liked the music.”
Thomas sat this one out.
April 20 2019:
Thomas and I enjoyed dinner at Moon Rabbit Cafe’s Pay-What-You-Can Community Cafe! It was a “Tasty Thai” experience specially created by chef Evan Berry!
For starters we enjoyed corn/tofu fritters and veggie spring rolls with sweet chili sauce and peanut sauce. The coconut limeaid was so good! Thomas had Thai coconut chicken curry and I had veggie yellow curry with a side of Jasmine rice. Thomas completed with a homemade mango pudding; which I skipped as it is made with gelatin.
Grateful to Reno Buddhist Center for facilitating this every other month. Yum!
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein … from the book, Biggest Little Photographer, by Thomas Darnell …
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