We Are Surrounded By Good

**THROWBACK POST**

May 2 2014:

I awoke this morning with a heart open to all the good that surrounds me. After our love and hug conversation at breakfast we left to take Thomas and Lillian to school. I decided I was gonna listen to some music on the way. Turned on the radio and “Best Day of My Life” was playing … Blow my mind!! Then happy, fun songs one right after another! Dropped Lillian off and told her to have fun having the best day of her life. Dropped Thomas off and told him to have the time of his life sharing love.

At the grocery store a lovely grandfatherly gentlemen stopped me on the aisle and said “That’s a very special dress you have on.” I told him “Thank you …… And so are YOU!” Beautiful sweet man was speechless.

Last stop was the bank to get a cashier’s check. The teller asked me if I wanted to withdraw any money from my account. I told her no, unless it was coming from somewhere else … with a smile and a giggle. After a few seconds checked my phone for texts and I had a text that I’d received money deposited into another account … that I did not know was coming … Without knowing it I said something out loud and she asked if I had a question. I said “No, I really did just receive money. Ask and you shall receive!” My eyes almost sweated right there in the bank!

Then, after Thomas’ vaulting lessons tonight Team TLC stopped at little Washoe Lake for some rock throwing and skipping! I love LOVE! Best Day Of My Life Indeed! Plan on having another tomorrow! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

She’s a Member of a Rare Club and I Am Crazy

February 28 2019:

This spitfire is 1 in 56,0000! Missing the short arm of Chromosome #18. Honoring all who find themselves as part of this club on Rare Disease Day. Red for 18p- …. ❤️❤️❤️

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That’s it. I’m one crazy lady. Lillian asked in December if we could take advantage of “free for locals” winter swimming at the Grand Sierra. Sure, we can do that.

For one reason or another we didn’t make it and today was the last day for the free swimming.

We first made our way to the Infinity pool. With wind gusting so hard we could hardly walk. That’s it in the last picture. I think I would have preferred 30 degrees and no wind as that’s what it felt like. Thank goodness the pool is heated. Needed my ear muffs though. Frozen ears!!!

You can tell by our smiles that it felt much better in the hot tub. It is protected from the winds by the hotel building and ahhhhhhhh, ohhhhhhhhhhh so warm.

One crazy a** adventure done!! Check. Lillian, please do not ask to do this next winter!! Hahaha! I’m glad we did it. We laughed. We smiled. Yet, I’m a “I’ve done it once, don’t need to do it again” adventure person.

Between this and the hour long walk this morning in the 25 mile an hour gusts, I’m ready for bed! Mother Nature packs a powerful workout! No gym needed!

I figured she wouldn’t last long!! (And, she didn’t) So, thought the little bit I’d be cold was worth it so she could experience this …. (and hopefully not want to ever do it again!!)

Making Snowballs With a Freezing Face and Tree Shadows With Snow Blankets

February 17 2019:

Played in the snow for a few minutes this afternoon. What a delight!

It was a cold, cold walk earlier this afternoon. My face froze!

February 19 2019:

The tree shadows called for my attention. Eye-catching!

February 22 2019:

A walk this morning … Beautiful how there’s snow blanketing the frozen sections.

Lillian and Camilla February 2019 Date Day

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!

Slow But Sure – Rainbow of Emotions Quilt Update

February 2 2019:

…. from Gerry … “Progress…slow but sure.”

February 4 2019:

Gerry update!! “This is what I’ve been working on this snowy afternoon: So many little shapes to sew around!”

Are you interested in having a 3X3 Quilt of this or one of Lillian’s other abstract art pieces? Let us know in the comments. xoxo