Throwback Post: Thanks to My Kids

**THROWBACK POST**

May 11 2015

For the last few years I’ve given a note and a small gift to Thomas and Lillian on Mothers Day. Doing this just speaks to me. I do love receiving the beautiful hand made gifts they make too. And do enjoy the day of specific gratitude for moms. They have been looking at these soaps for months now so I got them each a bar. xoxo

Good Food at The Romano Duo’s Place and Aunt Camilla

June 17 2019:

It was a BBQ at The Romano Duo’s place yesterday. I got to see my niece, Samantha, who I haven’t seen since she was 1 year old. And Thomas and Lillian got to meet her for the first time. Thomas and Samantha are about 9 months apart. She’s up from Louisiana visiting her dad, my brother, Robert.

Look at the amazing veggie and pineapple kabobs Frank made just for me. Yum! Yum!! 💗😋

We were graced with a beautiful and bright rainbow too!!! 💞💜

June 23 2019:

I got a text today that began, Hey Aunt Camilla …. what? I had to go back and reread that. I’ve never been called that. And. For some reason, my throat seized, my nose got runny, my eyes began to burn, and liquid dripped from my eyes.

The last time I saw Samantha, my brothers daughter, she was 1 year old. She’s up from Louisiana visiting him for a few weeks. And. She just called me Aunt Camilla. ♥️💜♥️

Don’t Worry About a Thing – Peace and Pool Noodles

June 18 2019:

Scene at the hair stylist today. Thanks Roger for cutting Thomas’ hair! He feels much better. Thank you Kathy Montoya Duncan for the bag of goodies! You both bless all three of us!

June 21 2019:

Pool and BBQ day at the lodge = Team TLC + The Romano Duo + Robert and Samantha 💦💦💦💙💙💙

It was so good to see this one let loose and just play – the one with the green pool noodle. Caused my heart to jump for joy. And good to see Samantha getting to have fun too!!

I needed this day. A day to not worry about things …. money, health and well being of myself and my two kiddos, food, shelter, peace. A day to say, just for today everything is okay. Right now, in this moment, I shall not worry. Thank you for this day. 🙏🏼♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼

Cashew Fiesta Dip and Sweet Pineapple

June 13 2019:

This. Oh yum! Oh yum! Oh yum!! Keep it away before I eat the entire container with the chips to match! I made a pizza last weekend and put dollops of this on it! Swoon!! Delicious!! 😋😋😋 Oh … And No Soy … I can’t handle soy! YAY!

June 13 2019:

I could eat this entire pineapple! So sweet and juicy ….. Delicious …. 💚🍍💛

Currently Reading with Vegan Tamales and Smashed Potatoes

June 2 2019:

Currently reading. A couple of them, I’m reading for a second or third time.

Incredibly excited about reading the book on top! As I’ve interviewed the author on Meeting the Authors and can’t wait for her interview to post!!

I’ve just barely started it, yet, already loving it. Knew I would!

June 3 2019:

Most delicious lunch I’ve had in a while. Vegan tamales topped with daiya cheese and spicy salsa. So yum …

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June 7 2019:

Some of the most delicious mashed potatoes I’ve ever tasted. Mashed with skins on along with a handful of corn and dashes of Umami seasoning and sea salt.

Piled high, topped with a pat of Miyoko’s butter, and sprinkled with Daiya cheese. Anchored with a couple of delicious trees (what Lillian called broccoli when she was young). That was my dinner … with a yummy salad. And I am so full! Will be having that again!! 😋😋😋

Steaming Hot Sumatra and Potato Chili Bowl With Almond Butter Cocoa While the Guinea Pig Chews

May 5 2019:

Me. A hot steamy cup of organic Sumatra black coffee. A super delicious vegan super fruit muffin. Gorgeous trees outside the window. A most satisfying combination. 💙💙

May 7 2019:

That. Was. Delicious!!! Baked red potato smushed into a bowl of vegan chili, sliced open and topped with Miyoko’s “butter”, sweet onions, and Daiya cheese. I couldn’t even eat it all. Filling and YUM!!

May 11 2019:

Yummy find at Trader Joe’s. So. Good.

Do your bookmarks look like this?Thomas has Lovey, our rescue Guinea pig, give her stamp of approval to bookmarks, receipts, and any other bits of paper!

I once accidentally knocked a receipt into her house that I needed for a return. I felt like a child saying the dog ate my homework when I handed the chewed receipt to the cashier. Sorry. Our Guinea pig thought it was hers and chewed it! 😱🤣

Roux the Beautiful and So Is My Hair

April 16 2019:

Isn’t Roux (pronounced Roo) gorgeous? Another beauty I get to read out loud to when her human is out of town. 💛💛💛

April 18 2019:

Happy Birthday to me ….. still … Just had to share these birthday goodies just received. For years, I have been wanting to switch from the long time shampoo I’ve been using.

Last month I switched to bar shampoo and apple cider vinegar rinse and have been wanting to try this brand as I like the variety and the different essential oils used. Love it!!! Thank you to a sweet friend for continuing the celebration. 💖💖💖

Yesterday was my first time to use it. I was using a different brand for the last month and it did take my hair some time to adjust to shampooing with a healthier-for-the-hair-and-environment product. The hair has settled into it nicely now! I also love that when using a bar shampoo there’s no plastic bottle to toss when done!

I have one friend who always make sure to treat me to lunch and makes sure I get to treat myself to some lovelies (I have one more package on the way – YAY!!). Even if it’s way belated!