Leaves and Love and Beauty and Beautiful Memories and Fairy Houses and Quiet

October 2 2018:

An after dinner walk with Lillian on Sunday and these beautiful leaves were just hanging around. 🍁🍁🍁

October 3 2018:

Wonderful five mile walk Tuesday morning. The trees, leaves, and sky whispered of love and beauty. 💚💚💚💙💙💙

October 4 2018:

Lillian and I spent a few minutes in the library garden yesterday after doing our volunteer work. Team TLC used to visit the garden after every library visit. Beautiful memories! 💚💚💚

This beautiful creation of nature brings to mind that it’s a wee little fairy house. I just love these cute wispy beauties!! xoxo

October 5 2018:

Beautiful and quiet afternoon walk. Sigh …. Deeply grateful …. 🙏💚💙🌲🌏

Book Musings: Black Whiteness

October 6 2018:

Black Whiteness – Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic

We so very much enjoyed learning about Admiral Richard Byrd’s Antarctica adventure. He spent six months alone on the continent of Antarctica in 1934. We liked it so much I reserved from the library his autobiography and another juvenile book about his journey. Awesome book!!

A Heart Opening Memory by Camilla Downs

October 5 2018:

A Piece of Myself Back – A Heart Opening Memory

*THROWBACK TO DECEMBER 14 2013 with Memories of 1989**

(I’m doing housecleaning of my blog and came across this post that got buried before I had the chance to go back to it. Seemed like the right time to share it now.) …..

A Piece of Myself Back – A Heart Opening Memory

Decisions As We Approach Lillian Darnell Reaching 18 Years of Age – Nevada

September 30 2018:

Friends with special needs adult children … Lillian is 17 years old now and it’s time to decide about guardianship. I’ll need to decide whether to do a full guardianship, or just financial, or just medical or both or alternatives.

**Nevada friends have shared about Supported Decision making – About to educate myself on that!!** So … input on any and all routes friends have gone is welcome! Lillian is capable of making decisions. Although, she has a difficult time with some decisions; with much anxiety.

Would you mind sharing your thoughts and experiences with this? I’m interested in hearing from all, especially friends in the state of Nevada since state laws can be different.

Did you have your local Regional Center (state organization that provides services for special needs kids) to assist with this by giving you information and/or conducting a psychological evaluation?

Thank you so very much for your input!! xoxo

Lillian is not medically fragile and we hardly ever go to the doctor. She hasn’t been in years. Her difficulties are her ability to articulate her speech, and emotional and mental issues. She does have difficulty making some decisions. She almost always ask for my input; which I give to her. She still has some difficulties after that, yet, I usually will try a bit more to get her to make the decision. If she’s not able to do it, I’ll make the decision for her (which, sometimes will snap her into being firm with her own decision)!

Movie Night: You Can’t Take It With You

September 29, 2018:

Team TLC movie night: Thomas’ choice: “You Can’t Take It With You” – We’ve seen this several times as we watch it about once per year. Thomas wanted to see it again. We love Frank Capra movies!!

Thomas says, “It was good and I liked it as usual!”

Lillian says, “Liked the music, good, funny, my favorite is the sister who dances, liked Alice too, and okay-ish for a Halloween movie.”

I say, “I just adore this movie about a free spirited family. Funny and feels good! Plus, love the cast too!!”

Wild n Crazy Ice Cream Flavors and Farewell Swim

September 26 2018:

Thomas and I stopped to get our Icecycle Creamery fix before Alchemist Theatre tonight!!

Oh my gosh!! Pickle flavor! Unfortunately there was only enough for us to taste and find out that we loved it!!! Yummy!! Must go back for that!

I tasted about 4 different flavors and Balsamic Roasted Tomato was one of them. I really didn’t think I would like it. Surprise! Incredibly delicious so that’s what I had.

Thomas had half Roy Rogers and half salted butterscotch.

September 28 2018:

This afternoon Team TLC had a farewell swim in the amazing pool! After this weekend, it’s drained and covered til next spring.

This Pisces girl is going to miss submerging in the water so often. And I know Thomas and Lillian will miss it too.

Deep gratitude for the wet, silky-smooth, hugs and love! I love you water …. til next spring! 💙💦💦 💦 💙

 

Incredible Beauty and Change and Magical and Wispy

September 24 2018:

Lillian and I took a wonderful walk at one of our favorite places this morning. Incredible beauty!!

September 26 2018:

From a walk yesterday morning … I love watching this tree change.

September 28 2018:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. Magical wispy clouds …

The Romano Duo are Back and Celebration

September 20 2018:

After 3 years, The Romano Duo are back! Right back where they lived when first moving to the area in 2004! Dayton!

We are thrilled to have them back in the same state and so close! (Picture from when they left 3 years ago … September 2015) xoxo

September 21 2018:

Lil celebration toast after dinner tonight! The last of Lillian’s birthday cake and goodies that Yvon brought to us from Deventer. Here’s to good news! Here’s to us!!