May 24 2019:
Lillian and Camilla May 2019 Date Day
First stop was to pick up the printed graduation announcements.
Second stop – Fries and a bright and beautiful shortbread cookie for Lillian. Crispy cauliflower with a siracha aioli sauce and a vegan oatmeal coconut raisin cookie for me. The cauliflower was amazing. So incredibly good and perfect amount of spiciness in the sauce. 🧡🧡🧡
Last stop – Craft store for sparkly things to embellish the graduation announcements. Lillian still has Christmas money so she picked out a shiny pencil case she’s had her eye on to use for traveling with her colored pencils.
February 15 2019:
Lillian and Camilla February 2019 Date Day
First stop was a haircut for Lillian. Thank you to our sweet friend Kathy Duncan for taking such sweet care with Lillian.
Next stop: French fries and rainbow stack cookie for Lillian. Apricot thumb print cookie for me.
Last stop: Shopping for a special container to hold Lillian’s colored pencils. She loves the silk flowers too!
February 1 2019:
Lillian and Camilla January 2019 date day.
First stop: Fries for Lillian, bright red shortbread cookie for Lillian and vegan chocolate blackout cupcake for me. 😋😋😋
Next up, shopping for lip balm for Lillian. She chose Mongo Kiss Peppermint and she let me try it last night. Good choice!! 💙💙💙
Ended the date with a long walk where we used to walk in 2014 and 2015. I am deeply blessed and grateful that she still loves to go walking with me. 🙏💖💖💖🙏
Most of you know that Lillian has a deep, irrational fear of dogs (and all animals). You can see in this picture of her, that’s she’s not wearing her usual glowing smile. This was about 10 minutes after she was “attacked” by a dog. I say attack because that’s what it feels like for her.
It was an incredibly jolly and happy dog. I tried to hide Lillian behind me and tried to get the dogs attention; but that didn’t work. The happy dogs seem to be attracted to her!
It was very traumatic and took her hours to recover. When the dogs young girl human caught up to the dog and us, she was nearly in tears as she felt so bad this had happened.
Lillian has been reading about dogs to help with this fear. Yet, it is not getting her there. Hopefully soon she will be ready to visit with a friendly, very mellow dog. Perhaps that will help. We go for so many walks, and encounter so many unleashed dogs, she really wants to get past this. 💝💝💝
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!!!!
Last stop: A walk at one of our favorite places. Incredibly beautiful!! And we took more shadow photos than nature photos this time!!
June 18 2018:
Lillian and Camilla June 2018 Date Day ….. First stop. Fries for Lillian followed by a beautiful butterfly cookie. Vegan apple carrot muffin for me followed by dark chocolate covered pretzel. Yum!!!!!
Second stop. Geiger Way Lookout to watch the sun set. 💛💛💛
Last stop. A moonlight swim and soak in the hot tub. Ahhhhhhh ….. 💦💙💦💙💦💙
Just what this banged up body needed! Between this and the amazing homemade salve Carolyn R Smith brought me today; I’m feeling so much better.