Merry Merry Joy Joy – Team TLC Christmas 2018

December 25 2018:

Merry, Merry!! Joy, Joy!!! Oceans of love!!! 💚🎄❤️🎄💚🎄❤️🎄

My non- traditional Christmas dinner!

Beyond Beef Burger topped with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, hot and sweet jalapeños, sautéed crimini mushrooms and sweet onions with a side of roasted delicata squash. Patty made me my own batch of potato salad! Yum!! Washed down with blood orange Italian soda.

And, another of Frank’s virgin Bloody Mary.

My homemade gift to Thomas. Favorite color is a shade of aqua and favorite color combination is yellow and white. xoxo

That is Thomas

A beaming smile
To light the way.

A mind that
Craves to know
The why, the how.

A heart that
Thumps, thumps, thumps
With the wonder
At every pondering.

A young person
Making way
Through this
Crazy thing
Called adolescence.

Conversations,
Never dull.
Conversations,
Always full of passion.

A beautiful
Shining human
That is this one
That is Thomas.

Love,
Camilla🚀💞
Mom
xoxo

My handmade gift to Lillian. Her favorite color is blue, favorite color combination is rainbow colors, and she loves glitter and sparkles.

Magical Fairy Drops

She is a fairy
A fairy whom
Likes a berry.

She is a fairy.
A fairy that’s
Definitely not hairy.

A lover of shadows
A lover of weather
She is a fairy.

Inspired by the sparkles,
Lifted by the rainbows,
Delighted by the
Pink and orange sunsets.

Eyes shining bright
To behold the
Beautiful sky.

All aglow with
The sighting of
The magical moon.

Icicles, dew drops,
Puff balls, fresh snow,
Spring flowers,
Summer showers,
Autumn leaves
These are a few of her
Favorite things.

She is a fairy.
She is Lillian.

Love,
Camilla💙🌈
Mom
xoxo
2018

Handmade gift for Frank. His favorite colors are blue and orange. xoxo

The Italian Named Frank

Always ready
To celebrate
And to do it
With flair!

Good food and drink
He’s always happy
To serve up.

Willing to help,
Ready to give hugs,
With much love.

One whom can
Be counted on
To bring along
The silly side
Of any holiday!

Fra-gee-lay … it must be Italian!
It’s a Major Award!
Merry Christmas, The shitter was full!

Love,
Camilla😜💖😂
xoxo
2018

Handmade gift for Robert. One of his favorite colors is green. 💚💚💚

Handmade gift for Mom … Patty. One of her favorite colors is merlot. This was as close as I could get. xoxo

Ode to Patty

Always there,
Always with
Love to share.

Always with a
Comfy and cozy
House to share.

She makes
Us giggle
She makes
Us wiggle …

She makes us wiggle?
Well, not really, yet
That’s the word
That shot forth!

Deeply for her
Family she
Does care.

Always there,
Always with
Love to share.

Love,
Camilla 💖
xoxo

Handmade gift for Carolyn. Her favorite color is purple. Love you dearly, SongBird …. 💜💜💜

Dearest Carolyn – SongBird,

To have someone
such as you
to hold a mirror
so that one may
fully see the path
she has travelled
and continues to travel.

To have someone
such as you
shower your kindness
and generosity upon she.

To have someone
such as you
to share what
she needs to share
knowing it only
deepens the relationship.

To have someone
such as you
is a blessing
of the highest
and brightest.

I am blessed
by our friendship
I love YOU

Yo Cosmic Sista!!
Camilla – LoveSeed 💖
xoxo

Letting Go and Wonderful and Beautiful and Love and Leaves and Gratitude

October 28 2018:

The letting go has begun. I just adore a carpet of soft, golden yellow leaves. Wonderful afternoon walk. 💛💛💛

The letting go has begun and it’s full of love. So many beautiful yellow hearts, I couldn’t choose just one. Wonderful afternoon walk. 💛💛💛

Wonderful afternoon walk …. The letting go has begun ….. And, it is beautiful!!! 💛💛💛

October 30 2018:

Chili walk with Lillian Darnell yesterday afternoon. Brrrr! Must wear more clothes next time. We had a ball playing in the piles of leaves. 💛🍁💛🍁💛🍁

November 1 2018:

Finally got to have the 5 mile, hour long walk today. Just fills me up. Overflowing gratitude to Mother Nature.

November 2 2018:

Thank you Barbara Richmond Chastain and Bill for the kindness, love, laughter, tissue, and empathy this afternoon! Love you and am grateful for your friendship!

And, thanks for the hug Melinda Bourke Blackwell!! And, thank you Mother Nature for your beauty! So beautiful! 🙏💞💞💞🙏

Wild Blueberry and Pumpkin and Boogie Shoes and Latin Harvest

October 14 2018:

So yummy breakfast this morning! Wild blueberry pumpkin pancakes with a side of skillet fried red potatoes and sweet onions, topped with Daiya cheese and a ribbon of ketchup! Incredibly good! 🎃

October 18 2018:

Just got done wearing my Boogie Shoes, Letting it Whip, giving the Best of My Love, and almost Upside Down … That was a FUN dance party!!

Brought back memories of dancing all throughout my life. I love me some dancing! I can totally bust a move! xoxo

Cloud Dancing with the Full Moon – Photo Credit: Me

October 20 2018:

Thank you Reno Buddhist Center’s Moon Rabbit Cafe and all of the volunteers for tonight’s “Pay What You Can” dinner! Latin Harvest Moon Rabbit Cafe Dinner was delicious!

We began with fresh salsa, tortilla chips, and cornbread with Mexican hot chocolate. I absolutely loved the salsa. So good!

Main course of black bean tacos for me and chicken tacos for Thomas, with a side salad and Spanish rice. That was The Best taco I’ve ever had! Yum! Followed by dessert of vegan apple crisp. 🧡🧡🧡

Fairy Dust is in the Air – Get All Three Team TLC Books

November 5 2018:

Fairies and Photography and Acceptance to Zig Zag!!! Sounds like a great trio to me! Lillian’s waving the sparkly, mystic filled wand over them!!

There’s fairy dust in the air for the months of November and December as you can get all three for a magical amount! Let me know …

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Refreshing and Reflections and Beautiful and Amazing and Wonder

October 7 2018:

Refreshing afternoon walk today! Check out the first photo below. Is it trees and bushes reflecting in the water or trees and bushes with stars in the sky? 💚💙💚💙💚💙

October 9 2018:

Afternoon walk today … I just love when these three trees start the autumn change. Incredibly beautiful. 🍁🍁🍁

October 11 2018:

Amazing and wonder filled hour long walk this morning. A beautiful butterfly shaped leaf found me too. 💙🧡💚 Plus! A beautiful heart shaped itself in a drying splatter of tar. 💙

Lillian and Camilla October 2018 Date Day

October 12 2018:

Lillian Darnell and Camilla October 2018 Date Day

First stop: Picking up my lunch to go from Great Full Gardens South Meadows Reno and then to get fries for Lillian and dessert for both of us.

Half a Veghead sandwich with a side of slaw and fresh brewed Kombucha for me. First time having the Veghead sandwich. Incredibly delicious!! And first time for the Kombucha. Yum!!!!

Dessert of vegan chocolate raspberry muffin for me and pumpkin shortbread cookie for Lillian. 🎃🧡🧡🧡🎃

Second stop: Lillian has been wanting a couple of craft pumpkins. So, she spent some of her birthday money on just that!

Last stop: A walk at one of our favorite places. Incredibly beautiful!! And we took more shadow photos than nature photos this time!!

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

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! 💙💦💦 💦 💙

 

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!!

Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day – Bowers Mansion

September 22 2018:

Free museum day!!! After all these years, Thomas and I finally toured the inside of Bowers Mansion.

(Not Lillian’s thang! She loves the grounds but no interest in seeing the inside.)

Lots and lots of photos to follow as I love the grounds and trees!!

This is a group of accidental photos Thomas took after taking my picture. I think the blurr from the movement looks wonderful!