High Energy and Low Energy and Wild and Crazy Wind

January 14 2018:

Solo walk yesterday. It was a high energy day yesterday. Complete opposite today. Feel like I was up all night doing strenuous work. And I slept hard all night. HA! This interesting and magical thing called life …. I will have to request the night off tonight from whatever I was working on in my sleep!!

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January 18 2018:

Solo walk this afternoon. Wild and crazy wind kicking up itty bitty white caps in this tiny lake. (Pictures a tad blurry as I couldn’t hold my arms still from the wind blowing so hard!!) This walk felt so incredibly good. Gratitude and love overflowed and blew away in the winds. Amazing!! The wind was Wild!! Suited me and my inner Wild Woman! xoxoxoxo

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Take That First Step by Camilla Downs – Part One

January 15 2018:

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Take that first step. Then, take the next step ….. xoxo

I recently read a post in a writing group from someone about envy arising in some members when it is announced that other members have achieved a published book! The writer of the post was not being unkind.

She simply wished to share why envy is not called for in this situation. While I don’t agree with the reason indicated, I do agree that it’s in our best interest to catch the feelings of envy and jealousy when they…

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Can a Book Be Published With Little to No Money – Part One

Thomas and Camilla January 2018 Date Day

January 12 2018:

Thomas and Camilla January 2018 Date Day!

Last stop – Quick and short detour to admire this view!!! WOW!!

Next! – A short walk. My favorite part of our date!!

Next stop – Sledding! Thomas is the small speck near the top of the hill in the first picture. He had great fun!

Second stop – Kings Beach … We’ve never stopped at this little park! Just beautiful!! I just love having conversations with Thomas. More and more they are philosophical and I feel so inept! HA! Even though! I adore it!!

First stop – India Kabob & Curry as he requested Indian food. We had India Kabob on a date day years ago so he requested a revisit!
Two plates of assorted vegetarian dishes for me. Loved the peas and potatoes. That was my favorite!!

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Have You Ever Had One of Those Mornings

January 11 2018:

You know one of those mornings, after you’ve meditated for 45 minutes and it felt like 10 minutes. And, then you’re writing in your journal and stuff flies through your fingers into your journal that is exactly what you need to hear.

And, then you connect with some deep pain. And, then sob like crazy. And, then a beautiful, perfect, blissful, peace comes over you like you just had a two hour long massage. And then you have an hour and a half Shamanic Reiki healing session, facilitated by an amazing friend, where your traveling through the Aurora Borealis for the entire session?

Well, maybe not.

Yet, that happened for me this morning!! And, I’ve been feeling like James Brown singing “I feel good” all day long!! There’s some coiled latent energy thats uncoiling. Hold on tight! xoxo

(Photo by Markus Kiili)

Northern Lights 2018

 

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!

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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.

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January 10 2018:

The stuffed little vegan chili burger that could ………..
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……. 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!!!

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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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Dearest Thomas: May You Ever Know

January 19 2018:

Finished Thomas’ Gift! Now I can move on to the 2018 Theme Poster!!

Who else likes to use recycled items for gift making?

I so much loved making this. I like to use recycled items so this is on a piece of cardboard. The top and bottom border, flower stem, and two hearts are candy wrapper (Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints) as Thomas loves the color and we save them (and I love that they are only 3 ingredients).

The tree is from an old calendar, the cow is from an old issue of Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine, the house and cat are from an old Trader Joe’s circular, and the rest is glitter glue! Made to hang with a piece of old hemp shoe string. About 5 years ago a friend gave us rolls and rolls of this hemp string. Still using it!

He loves trees, cows, and cats, and I know he would love living in that house … xoxo

Dearest Thomas

May you always ask questions,
May you always engage others in conversation,
May you always seek to understand.

May you ever know there are times when silence is the Way.

May you continue to be an explorer in the sea of knowledge,
May you filter that knowledge through the knowing of the Heart,
May you love this life and live it to the fullest.

May you ever be connected to the knowing of your Heart,
May you ever still …. Go here to read more …

Poetry: May You Ever Know

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Beautiful and Majestic Moon and Poetic and Cold and Wet and Smile

January 1 2018:

First walk of 2018 with Lillian. Incredibly beautiful and mild. And WOW! What a moon! Big, majestic, and graceful!! xoxo

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January 3 2017:

Solo walk this morning. Stood next to this tree for a bit. To quote Thomas, “Incredibly poetic.”

I just love it when he notices and says this about scenery and events.

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January 5 2017:

Wee little adventure this afternoon. We drove to Boca Reservoir. So incredibly beautiful. And. Cold. And. Wet. I swear the heart shaped rock has a face and is smiling!

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Finished a Year Long Project

December 31 2017:

Just finished a year long project! YaY, YaY, YaY!! I’m done! I’m done! Let’s Dance!

This year long project is a different one from Lillian’s book! I finally got every meaningful post and photo off of here and onto the Team TLC blog!! Every day I went through “On this Day” and copy and pasted into our digital journal at http://www.theteamtlc.com …. THAT was a TON of work.

Yet, now there are no worries about losing memories and photos! Facebook does not make it easy to search through posts so that’s why I had to wait for the “On this Day” feature every day! Whew! You cannot even imagine how much time this took! Wahooooo!!!

Poof! I Finally Know the 2018 Theme Word

January 16 2018:

For the past 4 or 5 years, I’ve had a theme word for the new year. It usually becomes clear some time in December; at least by January 1st, what the theme is to be. Except for this year. I was getting kind of discouraged that it had not come to the surface.

….. Until last weekend …. Poof! There it was! Sign after sign after sign! Talk about chills and goose bumps! Wheeee! Can’t wait to share it. I’ll be writing a blog post about it. Here’s last years … Along with a beautiful rose.

First, I need to finish with Thomas and Lillian’s hand made Christmas gift. I got a bit behind this year! HA! Will share that when I’m done too. I’m done with the writing part; just need to make it into wall art now! Getting caught up is a beautiful thing!! Ahhhhhh …. It’s a bright, bright, sun shiny, pink rose day! xoxo

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