April 27 2019:
Thomas and Camilla April 2019 Date Day – First stop – Kids on Big Rigs 2019
Thomas had a blast shooting water from the bag the Forest Service guys use (forgot to ask what it’s called)!! I may have done it too!! 💦 💦 💦
That handcar is a workout!! Couldn’t get a picture of us on there as my hands were busy! 😜 It was uphill on the way back! Whew! His favorite was the emergency radio vehicle!
Second stop – An appetizer and soup at Great Full Gardens South Meadows Reno.
Organic blue corn chips with amazing salsa and guacamole! Chayote chowder for me and totally tomato for Thomas. And look at the gorgeous salt n pepper shakers! My dream house! Ahhhhh …
March 26 2019:
Lillian and Camilla March 2019 Date Day …. Lets be true and authentic here. I don’t post behind the scenes a whole lot. Yet, feel it’s important as a society not to hide the unloveliness of life.
It’s been more than a week since I’ve had uninterrupted good nights sleep. Last night Lillian woke me up about 4 times.
This morning after waking up, Lillian threw up. Just a random throwing up episode. She used to have this happen quite often. But, it’s been years since the last occurrence.
She did not want to call off her date. Even though it was going to be a short date as I had a 1:00 doctors appointment for Thomas.
So … at 3:00 we left the house for her traditional fries. Now, for the date details. 😃🎉
Fries for Lillian (and me!) Vegan brownie for me and iced sugar cookie for her. She wanted to go for a walk; but was too tired. So, we went for a nice drive through our old neighborhoods. Pulled over and took this amazing photo!! 💚💙
She’s quite the stubborn gal. She didn’t want to wait until nevt week when we had more time and when she felt better (and me too) as that would not be a March date in March. It would be a March date in April. Ugh!
March 8 2019:
Thomas and Camilla March 2019 Date Day …
First stop: Great Full Gardens for a late lunch. Had birthday reward money to spend!! Yay!!
Delicious “Love” water to begin. Followed by mushroom tea for both of us. A 1/2 farmers market sandwich and eggplant, garlic soup for me. Burger and coleslaw for Thomas. Bread pudding to finish for Thomas.
February 20 2019:
Thomas and Camilla February 2019 Date Day
Car picnic at South Valleys Sports Complex Park. Club sandwich for Thomas and 1/2 Veghead for me. Next up was the library. The place that houses one of our most favorite things!
After that was shopping for a new pair of ear buds for Thomas along with window shopping of computer monitors and keyboards. Thomas has plans and knows what he wants now that he’s had his current laptop for over a year.
February 15 2019:
Lillian and Camilla February 2019 Date Day
First stop was a haircut for Lillian. Thank you to our sweet friend Kathy Duncan for taking such sweet care with Lillian.
Next stop: French fries and rainbow stack cookie for Lillian. Apricot thumb print cookie for me.
Last stop: Shopping for a special container to hold Lillian’s colored pencils. She loves the silk flowers too!
February 1 2019:
Lillian and Camilla January 2019 date day.
First stop: Fries for Lillian, bright red shortbread cookie for Lillian and vegan chocolate blackout cupcake for me. 😋😋😋
Next up, shopping for lip balm for Lillian. She chose Mongo Kiss Peppermint and she let me try it last night. Good choice!! 💙💙💙
Ended the date with a long walk where we used to walk in 2014 and 2015. I am deeply blessed and grateful that she still loves to go walking with me. 🙏💖💖💖🙏
Most of you know that Lillian has a deep, irrational fear of dogs (and all animals). You can see in this picture of her, that’s she’s not wearing her usual glowing smile. This was about 10 minutes after she was “attacked” by a dog. I say attack because that’s what it feels like for her.
It was an incredibly jolly and happy dog. I tried to hide Lillian behind me and tried to get the dogs attention; but that didn’t work. The happy dogs seem to be attracted to her!
It was very traumatic and took her hours to recover. When the dogs young girl human caught up to the dog and us, she was nearly in tears as she felt so bad this had happened.
Lillian has been reading about dogs to help with this fear. Yet, it is not getting her there. Hopefully soon she will be ready to visit with a friendly, very mellow dog. Perhaps that will help. We go for so many walks, and encounter so many unleashed dogs, she really wants to get past this. 💝💝💝
January 13 2019:
Thomas and Camilla January 2019 Date Day on Friday.
Car picnic at Geiger Way Lookout and this gorgeous view. Vegan burger from Great Full Gardens for me and traditional burger and fries for Thomas. Love the way they decorate the take out boxes at Great Full Gardens!
Then for a lil walk around. I absolutely love this view …. and all the memories of car picnics and walks ever since Thomas was 1 year old and Lillian 4 years old. xoxo
December 28 2018:
Thomas and Camilla December 2018 Date Day – Completely spaced on taking more photos after this one!
First stop: A sandwich for Thomas at Icecycle Creamery – Peddlars Deli.
Then to Rolled Mountain Creamery for Thai style rolled ice cream for Thomas. He got Death by Chocolate. Wish I had taken a picture. It looked great!! 🍨💛