September 24 2019:
September 2 2019:
After dinner walk yesterday. Sat for a bit this time. Beautiful colors and magically peaceful.
September 3 2019:
Much needed and welcome walk yesterday after dinner. I did something I haven’t done in years. I took the day off … off of social media, off from working on my book, off from Meeting the Authors, off from packing, off from everything (except making food for all three of us). And ….. read almost all day long. 💜 The sun and clouds made amazing sky art!
September 4 2019:
Magical and breathtaking walk with Lillian yesterday.
September 7 2019:
From an after dinner walk on Thursday. Trying to get different views as I’m usually drawn to the same views for photographing.
August 20 2019:
Lots of love in last nights walk with Lillian. It took us double the time as we passed 4 neighbors, and I’m a wordy one!!
Lessons in leaning into the sadness of moving soon. After nearly 50 years on this amazing and beautiful Earth, I have learned (and am still learning) to lean into these times. Embrace them with open arms. For without this feeling, would not that mean that we hadn’t had a wonderful and beautiful 4 years of living here, of getting to know our neighbors, of sinking into the comfort of it?
I embrace this change as it carries with it much positive and good. Plus, we’ll only be about 10 minutes from here and can come back for walks anytime.
I felt a shift and lift today. Ahhhhhh ….. Gratitude returned to my heart and thoughts. Beautiful indeed. 🙏🏼💗💗💗🙏🏼 (We have about 3 weeks before we move …. we’re moving into a new construction community, so hopefully no more delays!)
August 21 2019:
Sunset walk for me yesterday. Beautiful sun angel in some of the photos and cloud angels in others. Magical ….
August 22 2019:
Sunset walk with Thomas tonight. Felt incredibly refreshing with a light breeze. Yum!
August 16 2019:
Lillian and Camilla August 2019 Date Day
First stop: Fries and pretty in purple sugar cookie for Lillian. Tahini Broccolini with a Neapolitan cupcake for me. Yum!!
Second stop: Browsing at one of her favorite stores. You should have heard what Bones said to me!!! 😱💀He was just joking, though, and we moved past it.
Last stop: Bartley Ranch – We had planned on Audrey Harris Park but it was closed due to a performance. So, we found this sweet lil spot, read for a bit, and ended with photos and playing with shadows and trees.
July 30 2019:
Lillian and Camilla July 2019 Date Day
First stop – Fries and a lemon cheesecake cookie for Lillian. Crispy cauliflower and a vegan cinnamon sugar donut for me.
Second stop – She likes throw pillows. So, a bit of fun looking at pillows … and other cool stuff. Love this hanging chair. Oh my gosh. I could have stayed there for a while. 💙💙💙
Last stop – A beautiful sunset walk. Ahhhhh …. It’s great to be home!
June 26 2019:
Lillian and I had planned on visiting the Incline Village library yesterday as she wanted to get movies for the long weekend with The Romano Duo (which started today)! Yay!!!! Respite for me started today through Saturday afternoon!!! Wahoooo!!!
We were delayed making our way up there as we had to make a quick run to the doctor for Lillian to have the redness underneath her eye checked. And to confirm it’s allergy related. (For those that don’t know the area, Incline Village and Lake Tahoe are a 30-40 minute drive from here.)
We finally arrived at the library 10 minutes before closing. Good thing we’re fast as we found about 10 movies and checked out with 1 minute to spare! Three years ago, leading up to the 2016 Chromosome 18 Conference, Lillian conquered her fear of using the stairs without my assistance. She wanted to revisit that fear before we left the library!! Yes!!! Go Lillian go!! 💥💥💥
I did not want to have driven all that way for only a 10 minute stop at the library. So we visited Kings Beach to bask in the sand, sky, trees, wind, waves, and the magical and majestic Lake Tahoe. She’s a beauty, isn’t she?
Love the wee bubbles of splashing water captured in the first photo! And what a wonderful photo of Lillian looking at the lake. The photos I’ve been posting don’t do her justice. So magical.