Marshmallows and Lao Tzu

August 11 2018:

I’m pretty sure I’ve perfected oven s’mores. Look at these beautiful marshmallows!! Ya can’t even see the graham cracker underneath and NO marshmallow spillover!!

I added the piece of dark chocolate and graham cracker top after this picture!! They are so pretty, I wanted a naked picture of them!

August 16 2018:

Wisdom from the tea and Lao Tzu ….

UNO and Car Wash and Swimming and The Guest House

August 5 2018:

UNO time with Lillian!

August 5 2018:

Sunday’s fun adventure!! The car wash!! We came. We saw. We laughed. We went through the worlds largest blow dryer. What an experience! Seriously. Who takes 14 pictures going through the car wash??!! Hahaha!! 😂😜

Rosey is incredibly clean now. I’m so blessed we still have fun doing this after all these years. She’s so clean, we could live in her!

August 6 2018:

Homeschool swimming fun at Historic Bowers Mansion. Plus one accidental photo. Thought it was cool as it shows Thomas’ haphazard flip flops, and the fact that he got more sunscreen on the concrete than himself, plus my wet leg and a refreshed me!! That water is cold, yet felt so darn good!!

August 8 2018:

Am I the only one in the Twilight Zone the past 2 months?

My brain is tired, my body aches, and the rug keeps being pulled out from under me.

And, I’m sure I’m the one pulling the rug. I’m the tormentor and I’m the holder of the key to freedom.

I keep getting the two confused! I’ve been trying to fit into the box and the Universe keeps squishing it flat and sending it back to me!

Holding on by my fingernails … Come August 21st I best have grown those damn wings cause that’s when the last fingernail breaks loose …

I think I’ll go with Rumi on this on …. This Rumi quote hangs on our fridge to remind me when I need it. Oceans of thanks Rumi …. xoxo

It’s time to be grateful for and honorably treat these guests of sorrows who are sweeping the house empty ….

Tomorrow, that is. I shall treat them honorably and be grateful tomorrow. Tonight, I rest …. and perhaps they will rest too … xoxo …. Oceans of love to any and all who be hosting a house of sorrows lately …. YOU are not alone! xoxo


Bingo and Veggie Soft Taco and Pumpkin Love

July 28 2018:

BINGO with Thomas!

July 29 2018

What a great and fulfilling lunch!!

Fresh corn tortillas piled high with sautéed purple potatoes, mushrooms, red and yellow peppers, and sweet onions topped with Daiya cheese, fire roasted salsa, and hot and sweet jalapeño.

August 3 2018:

Pumpkin seed love in my cereal this morning.

Happy People and S’mores

July 19 2018:

Thomas and Lillian used to frequent Ms. Kat’s place from the time Thomas was about 3 years old. They both love Kat McLain so much and have NEVER stopped wanting to go visit here and there.

It’s been a really long time!! Kat was able to get them in today so they could hang out!! Happy people!!!!!

July 20 2018:

It’s a s’mores kinda night. I feel I have perfected the “s’mores in the oven” technique.

Yummy Good Thoughts and Jackfruit and Tummy Full of Love

July 8 2018:

I have a pivotal meeting tomorrow morning at 11:00 PST.

Would you please send yummy good thoughts, prayers, and energy that all aligns for Team TLC’s highest and best interest, that I am overcome with clarity and knowing, and that the path I am to take is clear beyond a doubt. Thank you!

I’ll be wearing this dreamy moonstone necklace that was waiting in the mail for me when we got back from Baltimore.

Thank you Tania Marie for this amazingly beautiful gift. Please thank Astrid too for her help! I know that having this around my neck and close to my heart will deepen the knowing and clarity. Love you!!!

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July 9 2018:

Such a yum lunch. Jackfruit tacos with baby kale, baby chard, baby spinach, tomatillo and roasted yellow chili salsa, topped with a sweet and hot jalapeño and daiya cheese. Ahhhhh ….

Jackfruit Tacos 7.9.18

July 13 2018:

Divinely yummy lunch today. Oceans of thanks for treating me to lunch Michaela Koenig! I have been wanting to eat here for months. Yay!!!!

I had the Kuzhi Paniyaram and Michaela had the Masala Dosa. Washed down with an oh so refreshing Panakam!! I floated out with a tummy full of love!

The restaurant is Maya’s for lunch and Thali for dinner. Now I just need to try Thali!!!

Mining for Crystals


July 22 2012:

Thomas and Lillian have been “mining” for crystals the past few days  …

“Mom, Lillian and I have been discussing something very important. We want to open a jewelry store inside of another very busy store. We will sell our jewelry, use the money to buy more supplies, make more jewelry, sell more and keep doing that. What’s that called? (Before I could answer) The circle of trading? We want to do it right now. Can we?” -Thomas Darnell …..    …

You Go Thomas … You’re one AWESOME 6 yr old!

Happy World Mounted Print and Love

June 19 2018:

Pixels & Ink run this afternoon. This one turned out so cool!!! An 8 X 10 size Happy World. Thanks Lois and Theresa for supporting Lillian’s fundraiser! xoxo

Hunter said he got lots of comments on this one as it sat on the counter awaiting my arrival. One print and one mounted print. Thanks to Kate Raina for doing the initial work to ready this drawing for inclusion in the book. 🎉🎉🎉

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June 23 2018:

Writing about Love and this came on …. All we need is love …

“Love is my religion,
Love is my religion,
Love is my religion
I’ll take you to the temple tonight
All my days I’ve been searching,
To find out what this life is worth
Through the books and bibles of time
I’ve made up my mind
I don’t condemn, I don’t convert,
This is a calling have you heard
Bring all the lovers to the fold,
‘Cause no one is gonna lose their soul
Love is my religion,
Love is my religion,
Love is my religion
Hey you can take it or leave it,
And you don’t have to believe it
I don’t want to fight,
Hey let’s go fly a kite
There’s nothing that we can’t cure,
And I’ll keep you in my arms for sure
So don’t let nobody stop us,
Free spirits have to soar
With you I share the gift,
The gift that we now know oh oh oh
Love is my religion,
Love is my religion,
Love…” -Ziggy Marley

Heart Rock 2016

New Beginnings and Knowing and Friendship

June 15 2018:

Celebratory lunch with my Soul SiStar Carolyn R Smith at Great Full Gardens. Courageous Cappuccino, Heirloom Caprese, Curried Cauliflower Bisque, and Dark Chocolate Cherry “Cheesecake”. 🎉🎉🎉

Celebrating new beginnings for Carolyn, celebrating Knowing for me, and celebrating our friendship. Thank you SongBird for treating me to lunch. Thank you for always supporting the bones I drag home. Thank you for being a part of the fuel that keeps me going during times of discouragement. Thank you for getting it. Thank you for seeing me. -LoveSeed 💞🙏💞🙏💞

And how did the person who decorated my take home box know?? Shhhh!!! Don’t tell anybody!!

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