That Customer Just Needs Some Love


December 22 2012:

Y’all don’t forget that the customers can hear inside the bank when you are outside using the drive through!! No worries … this is a FEEL GOOD post.

I was in the bank yesterday and overheard a customer being grumpy about having to show her driver’s license to cash a check as the teller was new and didn’t know her yet. I smiled at the young lady helping me and said “That customer just needs some love and kindness.”

The bank employee helping Ms. Grumpy continued to be kind and apologize for the inconvenience. Ms. Grumpy sent over her DL and the teller cashed her check. When the teller sent the money out, Ms. Grumpy apologized for being grumpy. The two chatted happily about what each of them were cooking for the holidays and off Ms. Grumpy went .. EXCEPT, she had left behind Ms. Grumpy and drove away Ms. HappY …

I looked at the teller helping me and said, “See, she just needed some love.” I left HappY and both tellers were happy and smiling too!

Princess Puzzles and Holds and More Holds and Reading and Music and Tiny House Beach Community and Dominoes and Homeschool PE

February 18 2018:

It was Princess puzzles tonight. We love puzzles!! xoxo

Princess Puzzles with Lillian 2.18.18 #1 Princess Puzzles with Lillian 2.18.18 #2

February 21 2018:

It was volunteer day at the library for Lillian Darnell and I today. This was the largest hold list we’ve ever had!! 109 holds! Took us two hours and ten minutes! WOW!

It’s usually half that! Lillian was a trooper. Worked the entire time pulling those holds! As we were driving home, she said that every part of her was tired, except for her arms. xoxo


Tonight was read-together-on-my-bed-while-listening-to-classical-guitar-music night. We kinda love books … and music. xoxo

Lillian and Camilla Reading Together 2.21.18 #1 Lillian and Camilla Reading Together 2.21.18 #2

It was also get-invited-into-Thomas’ lair night. He showed me this cool community alongside a beach that he had created. He built me a little community of tiny houses on the beachfront. One for each Team member. My question: “When do we move in?”

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February 22 2018:

Dominoes tonight! Lillian made domino stairs. These were really cool as when you placed a domino at the top, it would slide down! Wheeee!!!! I love standing them so as to give that first one a push and watch em fall!

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February 22 2018:

And Thomas’ community has expanded since last night! Wow! I told him I have to move now cause it’s too crowded! Then he showed me that he left my wee little beachside community in tact and far away from the rest.

See that small square shape on the beach near the top right corner? That’s it. Told him I would stay as long as I could get everything I needed there. Yep! There are two markets and everything else I’d need. Ha! xoxo

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February 23 2018:

Thomas and I had a workout this morning. We carried these boxes down from the third floor and then walked them over to huge bins behind the building. Took us about 30-40 minutes. AKA: Homeschool PE … HA!!

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I Understood THAT word


December 11 2013:

Pondering something deep …

How can she clearly pronounce cuss words even though she is speech impaired and I can usually only understand half of what she says? ….. I was in the other room and heard Lillian about to have a throw down with the computer ….

Thought to myself .. “I understood THAT word!” Made me giggle. Hope it makes you laugh too!

Bingo and Homemade Wall and Bowling and Fortune and Portal or Peephole and Marvelous Mason and Tea Wisdom and Lotus and Shadow Whisperer

February 12 2018:

Tonight it was Bingo!! Yes! We are set! I’ve unpacked the UNO and Bingo. No need to unpack anything else. HA!

I actually won’t be unpacking that much more. We just needed room to move around!

We are using many of the boxes that are filled with books as a “wall” in the bedroom so that Thomas and Lillian each have their own “room”. These two beings wanted their own room, and by damn I have made it where I am and with what I have. Even if it’s bookshelves, boxes of books, and curtains! Will post a picture as soon as I get a few more boxes out of the way. Wahoo!!

Bingo with Lillian 2.12.18 #1 Bingo with Lillian 2.12.18 #2

February 13 2018:

Homeschool bowling with Thomas this afternoon. Brought back fun memories as we used to come here often when they were younger. xoxo

Thomas Bowling 2.13.18

February 13 2018:

More treasures discovered while unpacking. Looks like 1984 was the first message received that It’s an inside job.

Figured this was the perfect opportunity to go through the keepsake box! Found some stuff to get rid of. YAY!! I LOVE lightening the load! xoxo

Old Fortunes 2.13.18

February 14 2018:

Yesterday morning while I was the only one awake and had not yet opened the blinds, I spotted this odd shaped rainbow on the wall (top left photo).

I looked behind to see where it could be coming from and the only opening to the sun outside was the tiny peephole across the living room.

I walked over and held my finger in front of it and that is indeed what was creating this interesting shape.

Then I just had to take bunches of pictures of the peephole! Ha! I adore Nature, the sun, the light, and the amazing colors. xoxo

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February 14 2018:

I got to spend two hours today with this amazing soul!! His name is Mason, yet I’m calling him Marvelous Mason.

Marvelous Mason was born deaf and lost his eyesight about two years ago. He’s 9 years old and is the most joyful being I have ever met.

He wags his tail joyfully and loved playing tug of war with his stuffed Scooby Doo! He likes it to be thrown so he can fetch it.

It takes him a while to find it as he checks around the room smelling for it. He is not as familiar with his home here so he bumps into the wall and chairs when he’s walking around. Still staying joyful and wagging that beautiful tail!

I am deeply inspired by Marvelous Mason. As I watched him find the couch and walk alongside the couch knowing he wouldn’t bump into anything.

I get to spend another two hours with him next week too. His human can’t leave him alone due to his anxiety from not knowing this part time home (as they only live here part time). He’s taking it out on the front door and causing a wee bit of damage.

He did great with me there. We played for about 30 minutes and then he jumped on the couch, moved a pillow that was in his way, and took a nap. No attacking the door!

I’m pretty sure Marvelous Mason is sharing a story with me …. We shall see!!

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February 16, 2018:

Yogi tea wisdom … xoxo

Yogi Tea Wisdom Love 2.16.18

February 16 2018:

Ya know those days when you’re morning meditation felt like 5 minutes, and then you have an amazing, off the charts Reiki shaman session that felt like 5 minutes too, and then you go to the grocery store and use 3 forms of payment just so you can pay the tab, and then you come home and check the mail and you receive a surprise early birthday gift of a lotus gemstone chakra pendant?

That’s the magical day I’ve had so far! Wheeee!!! Thank you Momma for the beautiful, shining gift. And the lotus is no longer a broken bird.

Lotus Chakra Pendant 2.16.18

February 16 2018:

And then there’s this … While I was at my Reiki Shaman appointment this morning, I missed quite the rainbow show from our amazing crystal friends. Lillian had fun with this one and her shadow. I call her the Shadow Whisperer aka Shadow Fairy. Love this picture she made. xoxo

Lillian Rainbow Finger 2.16.18

Veggie Burger Swooning and Rainbow Reflections and Water Balloons and Veggie Stir Fry Soup and UNO

February 7 2018:

On a veggie burger marathon lately. This time on a slice of sourdough bread and then layered with sautéed onions and mushrooms, yellow mustard, ketchup, chopped dill pickle, hot and sweet jalapeño, and kalamata olives. With a side of potato medallions and cherry tomatoes. YUM!!! sEriousLy … Swoon Yummy!! xoxo

Veggie Burger with Potato Medallions 2.7.18

February 8 2018:

Pretty rainbow reflections with LEGO village shadow. We so much enjoy having crystals hanging in the window. Makes such beauty!

Prism Rainbow 2.8.18

February 8 2018:

Finally gave in and I’m unpacking the boxes I had packed last summer in anticipation of our move .. that didn’t happen. Look what I found! Yes! Water balloons! Thomas and I went outside in 50 degree whether, in the dark, and tossed a water balloon. One of us came back inside wet, and it wasn’t Thomas!! We’re gonna have some fun with these!!

Water Balloons 2.8.18

February 9 2018:

Turned the yummy veggie stir fry into a yummy veggie stir fry soup today. Yum, yum, yum!! xoxo

Veggie Stir Fry Soup 2.9.18


Tonight it was UNO!! My favorite card game! What’s yours? xoxo

UNO with Lillian 2.9.18 #2

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Wild Blueberry Maple Syrup Smothered Pancakes and Oranges and Enjoyable Errands and Sparkly Puzzle and Not My Coffee Cup

January 28 2018:

Pancakes with wild blueberry maple syrup accompanied by a side of bursting with flavor, juicy orange. My body is extremely joyful! Yum! xoxo

Pancakes with Wild Blueberry maple Syrup and Oranges 1.28.18

January 29 2018:

I had to run errands this afternoon. Every time I got back in the car, awesome music was playing. Every time. I made 5 stops. Made it so much more enjoyable!

Don’t you love it when that happens? Plus, the postal employee who helped me was joyful and happy. I should probably buy a lottery ticket! Ha! xoxoxo

(Seriously, this young man was sweet, kind, jovial, laughing, cracking jokes with me … all the while another employee was chastising him for his messy area and things he wasn’t doing right. He didn’t care! Reminded me of myself! Whateva! I’m being happy lady! Go away! )

Camilla Shadow and Tree Shadow 2017


January 29 2018:

Tonight was put together a sparkly puzzle night! We love sparkles!!

Sparkly Puzzle with Lillian 1.29.18 #1 Sparkly Puzzle with Lillian 1.29.18 #2


January 31 2018:

Um. I don’t think this is my coffee cup!

Not My Coffee Cup 1.31.18

Swim Day and Oranges and Betty Boop

January 22 2018:

Homeschool swim day!!!

So thankful to those who have arranged this!! Northern Nevada Home Schools!!! xoxo

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January 25 2018:

Who else loves a good and juicy orange??? One of my favorite fruits at this time of year. Love them so much I’ve been known to eat three in one day!!! Yum!!! 🍊 👅… xoxoxo

Orange 1.25.18

After I posted this on facebook, a friend posted this about the color orange:

“Orange is the color of creativity and sexuality. The color Orange is the color of joy, enthusiasm and creativity and promotes a general sense of wellness. Orange stones increase and aid personal power, self-esteem and confidence.”

And I say, “This is great!!” I have to admit I find eating an orange incredibly sensual! HA! This description is perfect … Joy and Enthusiasm too!! xoxo


January 26 2018:

And last night after the wonderful Chay Drol Healing Ceremony in South Lake Tahoe with the Gaden Shartse Monks, I just had to stop and ask Betty Boop, “Girl, aren’t you cold?” And, she replied, “Naw honey. I’ve got an internal fire that keeps me warm year ’round!” Wheeee!! xoxo

Camilla with Betty Boop 1.26.18 #1

He Infected His Classmates


December 4 2014:

When I picked Thomas up from school yesterday he told me that he was infectious and he had infected some of his classmates. I said, “Really, what are you infected with?” ….. SMILES. He smiled at his classmates all day; which caused some of them to smile at other classmates.

He had one young man ask him why he smiled. He told him, “Cause it feels good,” and that caused the young man to smile. I am so blessed to have this infectious young man in my life. He can infect me anytime! I declare all of Team TLC infected! Watch out!

Solo Dance Party and Soul Book and Fuji Apple and Veggie Chili and Peace and Love

January 7 2018:

Just finished a solo dance party …. The Bee Gees, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Chic, and Lipps Inc …. Felt so good!


Ending the day with a food-for-the-soul book and a juicy, crisp Fuji apple. xoxo

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January 8 2018:

Veggie Chili tonight …. from beginning to end. So beautiful. And delicious with a piece of sour dough garlic bread! Mmmmmmm ….. xoxo

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January 9 2018:

Peace. And. Love. And arts and crafts with Lillian.

Peace and Love Arts & Crafts with Lillian 1.9.18

January 10 2018:

The stuffed little vegan chili burger that could ………..
……. fall apart with the first bite!!!! So, so yummy!!!

Foodies artichoke burger, sautéed sweet onions and mushrooms, Roma tomato, mustard, ketchup, sea salt, black pepper, sweet & hot jalapeños, a dollop of my veggie chili, and romaine lettuce …. all snug inside of two slices of garlic sour dough bread with a cute lil kosher dill pickle.

I knew there was a reason I chose a bowl instead of a plate. Ha!!!

Veggie Chili Burger 1.10.18

Lillian and Thomas are not vegetarian. I made a cheese, mushroom, and onion quiche for Thomas (which I haven’t made in years and years). I mostly don’t eat eggs so he gets it all to himself!

Thomas moans and groans about me being vegetarian leaning towards vegan; yet, he will scarf down that yummy vegetarian goodness!! Steals my food all the time! I prefer to let them make their own choice about becoming vegetarian. I am at about a year and a half of being vegetarian.

January 11 2018:

It may look odd, yet it’s one of my favorite dessert type treats. Frozen wild blueberries in almond milk. Some of the milk freezes into blueberry milk ice chunks. I let it sit for 5-10 minutes before devouring! Yum!!

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