May 28 2015
I’ve mentioned in the past that Lillian likes to email the authors of books she reads to let them know she liked the book. She’s also writing book recommendation posts on her blog and listing every book she reads!
She almost always gets a response, and I was moved by this latest response .. “Hi, Lillian,
So good to hear from you! Your website and posts are amazing! Good for you to read and write and to share your messages with the world.
I have a new book that just came out. It’s called BAYOU MAGIC. Before SUGAR I wrote NINTH WARD.
I love fairies and I love Salt Lake, too. I’ve been to Salt Lake twice.
Happy reading and thank you for contacting me.
Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes
Founding Artistic Director, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Piper Endowed Chair
Professor of Creative Writing & American Literature
Affiliate, Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture”
May 28 2012:
We eat sooooooooo GOOD when those Romano peeps are here!!!! Yuuuuuuummmmmmmyyyyyyy!!!
February 13 2020
Lillian and Camilla February 2020 Date Day
First stop was for fries to share, a butterfly cookie for Lillian, and giant vegan ginger cookie for me.
Second stop was a beautiful walk, with a final stop for a bit of window shopping. xoxo
February 2 2020
It is FINALLY done!! I have just finished creating the Supported Decision Making Agreement for Lillian. She and I will sign it tomorrow in front of two witnesses … The Romano Duo … January has been, and February will be, all about paperwork, lots of paperwork …. Come March, we should be finished with all the big ones. Next up, Power of Attorney for Medical and Financial. Hallelujah!! 🎉🎉🎉
February 4 2020
Another one done!! Room Rental Agreement created. Nearly finished with the Power of Attorney documents also. Then it’s on to opening checking/savings accounts and an ABLE account. Feels so good to be getting these things done. 🥳💜
February 2 2020
Ahhhhh …. To have them be in this space where they actually like one another, that would be such a blessing. ❤️❤️❤️
Looking through thumb drives and found photos I had forgotten about – Actually thought they were lost as they were on a computer that died, and I no longer have it. So glad I still have these!
May 26 2015:
Reminders about life from conversations with Thomas …
Discussing patience with him. He does not like to be patient. As I’m putting him to bed, he says, “Like you need to be patient?” There are some changes going on and I’m getting all worked up about not knowing and not being able to control the result right now, not having an answer right now. I said, “So I should just stop worrying, stop trying to figure it out, just release it, and know that everything will work out as it should?” “Yep, something like that” -Thomas …
My shoulders and neck liked that. They can now move back to their proper location instead of wrapped around my ears. I just LOVE the way this all works. I think others needed to hear this tonight too. Love to you .. xoxo
May 26 2013:
We had a GREAT day relaxing at home with a little bit of cleaning and pulling weeds, lots of laughing and tons of reading! LOVE!!
January 22 2020
First respite in our new place. Had a lovely dinner of salad and mashed red potatoes, alongside a soft, mouthwatering piece of garlic naan.
Lillian left this afternoon to spend a few days with The Romano Duo. Yay for her! Yay for me! Yay for Thomas!
I’ve helped Thomas hang a few treasures on his wall. Now I’m off to have a long hot soak in an epsom salt bath. Ahhhhhhh … 🛀💙
January 23 2020
Day 2 of respite – Toured the Washoe County Detention Center, bought toilet paper and bread, answered questions for a book blogger who will blog about me and the latest book, went for a walk, hung more treasures on Thomas’s wall, and signed up for a free trial on CBS Access just so I could watch this.
I haven’t watched TV or a television series since 2008. The free trial is only for 7 days so I won’t be watching further episodes …. for now. I think I’ve had a very interesting (weird??) day!! Ha!
March 8, 2020 Update – After the free trial, I got notice that Amazon was offering a free trial also. Signed up for that and got to watch the second episode. Due to a mix up and error on Amazon’s part (charged me during the free trial – so gave me a free week or two), I got to watch more episodes. I’m committed until the end now! HA! I think there are 3 episodes left for the season. It’s been nostalgic and wonderful to watch Patrick Stewart in this role again, along with the guest appearances by other cast members.