Drafting the Copyright Page and Dewey Decimal – Where Would You Fly

November 18 2017:

Saturday afternoon Sleuthing Fun = Researching Dewey Decimal System Call Numbers!!

November 19 2017:

398.21 – Figured it out! Thank you Google! I Love Sleuthing!

Dewey Decimal System Call Number for Lillian’s book, Where Would You Fly …

Once Lillian’s book is on the shelf at the library, the spine should be labeled like this:

398.21 DAR 2017

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Finished the Copyright Page! Next: Book blurb and book trailer! YAY! xoxo

Where Would You Fly Updated Cover 9.2017 #2

Our goal is sell at least 50 books through pre-order so as to assist with bringing the book to life. We’ve sold 15 so far. Would you like to pre-order? Go here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author … We are hoping for having the book in hand by Christmas. Thank you!

Bar code Graphic – Closer and Closer – Where Would You Fly

December 10 2017:

Another step done!! Bar code and graphic purchased and generated. There are a massive amount of steps to this entire process. Some of which can be skipped to get it done more quickly.

Yet, I prefer to take all of the same steps, fill out all the forms, and do as much as possible as if this was being published by one of the big dawgs! Loving Kindness Books may be a small team of three (Team TLC) but we sure don’t have to look like it! Onward!!! xoxo

barcode graphic where would you fly december 2017

**Would you like to help us reach our goal of 50 books pre-sold? It will also help us with the last leg of this journey of bringing the book to life! We’ve pre-sold 31 so far! To learn more about the book or to pre-order, go here … http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author … 

Lillian and Camilla November 2017 Date Day

November 17 2017:

Lillian and Camilla November 2017 Date Day … on a rainy and really wet day.

Parmesan and sea salt fries for Lillian and vegan olive and artichoke pizza slice for me.

Then “window shopping” in the grocery store for all kinds of scrumptious foods. Lillian took pictures of all of them plus some great natural smelling hand made soaps.

Lillian picked out a cookie from the cookie bar and we headed home to enjoy it in the lodge while playing a fun game of go fish.

A turkey shaped cookie and peppermint dark chocolate bark for Lillian and a couple of lady fingers along with some hot chai tea for me. Lady fingers are yum, yum dipped in chai tea!! ☕️  xoxo

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Learning about Mandalas – A Birthday Present

October 14 2017:

Redeemed one of Lillian’s 16th birthday coupons today – Private Mandala class. Thank you Paris Almond for such an amazing and sweet gift for Lillian.

Your sweet and beautiful spirit was the perfect fit for Lillian Darnell. She was absolutely glowing. We enjoyed being in your lovely, warm, and comforting home. xoxoxo

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Pushing the Cart and Pulling Holds – Volunteering at the Library

November 16 2017:

There she is …. On our way to pull holds! She has taken over pushing the cart. Oh, and see the art gallery in the background? That’s where Team TLC will have our family art showing in spring 2018.

Thomas will have photos from Biggest Little Photographer, Lillian will have her artwork, and I’ll have perhaps my photos paired with poetry.

Lillian Pushing Cart at Library 11.16.17

Wee Respite and Independence for Lillian

November 8 2017:

For the past month or so Lillian has been going to the lodge once a week and spending solo time. I walk over with her, and she walks back alone. She stays anywhere from 1-3 hours.

I’m so grateful for this wee respite! And grateful she’s got somewhere close to go and practice being independent.

Text Messaging with Lillian 11.8.17

It’s semi-private … only people who live in the complex would be there. Has a coffee/hot chocolate/tea room, fireplace, pool table, big screen televisions, very small 12 person theater, and some comfy chairs and tables. The complex office is inside also.

Lillian stays in one spot and so far has just been using her electronics. It’s a start. Hopefully, she’ll get comfortable enough to take a book over or some artwork.

I think the next step would be dropping her off at the library for a bit. I want her to get used to communicating with people she does not know and who are going to have a difficult time understanding her spoken word. She has got to figure out how she wants to communicate with people when I’m not there (and not just be okay with them misunderstanding and her giving up.)

Emailing Authors of Books

**THROWBACK POST**

October 30 2013:

Sometime last week Lillian asked me if she could email the authors of books she’s reading. I told her “Sure”. Well, she did just that and heard back from two of them. I didn’t know until I saw the reply emails … (I monitor her incoming email).

I emailed each of them back to thank them for replying and now she has an autographed copy of one of the books on the way to her. I’ll share who it is and which book when we get it .. and, you bet, with an awesome picture too! These two beautiful souls, aka: Thomas & Lillian, continually surprise me!! xoxo