Moonlight Swim and Smoking Keyboard and Silly and Gazpacho

May 28 2018

First moonlight swim of the season. Thomas and I had the pool to ourselves. Ahhhhh … I’m so relaxed now.

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May 30 2018:

My fingers and keyboard are smoking. Just got done writing something that came forth during the Alchemist Theatre presents “Resistance” event tonight. I love being in the “zone” like that. Except I forget to breathe sometimes! Oops! Thank you Alchemist Theatre peeps!! Love you much and now I’m off to bed! I could not go to bed with all that floating in my heart! xoxo

May 31 2018:

I may be mistaken. Yet, I don’t think it’s likely the water in the kettle will heat this way. Attempt #2 forthcoming …. 😂😜

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I posted this on facebook and many friends commented they had done this and worse … So, I have created a group for us: Absent Minded Stove Users United …. Hahaha!!

June 3 2018:

Not quite as yummilicious as freshly made. Yet, still, oh so yummy!! Love, love, love gazpacho!!! I could have this for lunch every day!!

Gazpacho Soup 6.3.18

 

Fun at the Kid Fair

**THROWBACK POST**

April 26 2009:

Took Thomas & Lillian to the Kid’s Fair on Saturday! They had so much fun!

Thomas & Lillian at Idlewild Park.

Thomas not so sure about the dude who keeps trying to get him to do a somersault.

He wanted to pick the balls up and throw them!

Most exciting part ~ diggin in the sand!

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Team TLC on Plush Life TV Show – Better Pictures

June 2 2018:

That time a couple of months ago when we were invited for a segment on The Plush Show in Reno. We talked about being a family of authors. Thank you Jen!!

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To learn more about each of our books you can go here ….

Where Would You Fly by Lillian Darnell

Biggest Little Photographer by Thomas Darnell

D iz for Different by Camilla Downs

Dinner Adventures with The Perlmans

**THROWBACK POST**

April 25 2012:

Headed to dinner adventures at Danell & Ron’s Casa!!

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I just asked Thomas if he had fun at Danell & Ron’s tonight. “Are you kidding? It was awesome!” was his reply!

Thank you Danell for such a yummy dinner and thank you both (and Timona too) for making Thomas and Lillian feel so special! The macaroni & cheese was delicious!! Y’all are the best! Love you!

Blessings,

Team TLC
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Did you know Camilla wrote a book? It’s titled “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance” and you can read more about it here.

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End it With a Period by Camilla Downs

May 22 2018:

End it With the Period ……. Sent with Howls of Love!!! xoxo

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Life is Not the Stories We Tell Ourselves

“Do not expect others to follow your way. When things always go your way, it is easy to become arrogant.” -The Treatise on the King of Treasures Samadhi

Sunday, May 13, 2018 was Mother’s Day in the United States. It was the worst Mother’s Day I can remember experiencing.

I’m writing this, I’m sharing this, for those amongst us whose hearts were covered and weighted with sadness. As I know not everyone had a great and blessed day being showered and pampered with love by themselves or loved ones.

Thomas had just returned to Reno from his visit with The Romano Duo (grandparents) in Arizona. He had much blunt and forthright thoughts to share about how unhappy he is with our situation and with Lillian’s inflexibilities and anxieties. I grabbed that hook and sank into a deep sadness of telling myself how much of a failure I am at providing for my kids, how much of a failure I am at being their parent.

(Let me add here that I do not blame Thomas. I have raised him to be …..

End it With the Period

Numb Feet and Fingers and a Cracked Sled

**THROWBACK POST**

December 30 2015:

Quick adventure to play in the snow at Galena Creek South. Someone thoughtfully left their cracked saucer sled ….just for Thomas!! He had so much fun! I even went down once. He used it til it cracked into 2 pieces which was perfect as my feet and fingers were numb! WOW! It was cold up there!!!

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An Oasis of Love …… And ….. Chaos

May 21 2018:

Thomas and I got to have a special treat this afternoon visiting an oasis of love. Thank you Melinda Bourke Blackwell for having us. Seriously. Beautiful nature, beautiful views, and the absolute sweetest, most loving humans and critters. How did you have a heart shaped cloud grace us as well? Love in the sky!

Baby goat! Squeal!! I immediately picked this lovely up (little black and white one) and she cuddled right into my neck. Ahhhh ….

Thomas and Joey, the llama, discussing things. Isn’t Yoda, the alpaca, the cutest dude?? Gus came up behind me with a little nudge. Don’t forget about me!! Gus. The donkey.

This is Joey, the llama. Joey likes to put his nose right up against ones face and smell ones breath. This brought forth fear within me. Yet, I let Mr. Joey get to know and smell my breath! Ha!!

Thomas not only loves visiting to see the animals and lovely humans; he loves the chaos!!! Six or so horses, six or so goats, one donkey, four dogs, an alpaca, a llama, one momma cat, and three baby kitties, and seven humans. All talking at the same time!!!

Barbara Richmond Chastain: I’m so happy you and Bill were there too! You two are a blessing. I’m incredibly grateful to know both of you! So much love!!

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Thomas and Camilla May 2018 Date Day

May 18 2018:

Thomas and Camilla May 2018 Date Day …..

First, Mexican for lunch with fried ice cream for dessert.

Next: Little Washoe Lake for playing in the sand, water, and huge driftwood. Part 1

Twelve years of monthly date days. I’m incredibly blessed he still loves these. And, please, I’m not boasting. It’s never too late to start having them.

And, it’s amazing how an aha moment one night can lead one to feel on top of the world the next day.

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