Thomas and Camilla April 2015 Date Day

**THROWBACK POST**

April 25 2015:

Off for the Thomas n Camilla April 2015 date day! Calls for a big air kiss and happy holler!! Muah!

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Now that Thomas and I are frozen from being outside for an hour and a half at Kids on Big Rigs ….

Kids on Big Rigs …. Biggest and funnest fundraiser for HDMS! Brrrrrr and FUN!!

I couldn’t resist leaving a little message. I got caught though … The officer asked in a very worried voice .. “Will that erase?” Of course, Mr. Officer. I used one of your dry erase markers! xoxo

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Chili and Quiche …. The best quiche I’ve ever had! YUM!!

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Bartley Ranch … Such memories!

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Yummy ice cream! I had deep chocolate and ricotta fig. Thomas had peanut butter chocolate chip. Then, Audrey Harris Park.

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Healthy and Healing and Peaceful and Love Vibes and Trees and Holding Space

May 28 2018:

Sunset walk yesterday. Nature = Healthy, Healing, Peaceful, Love Vibes

including one accidentally zoomed in photo that turned out pretty cool!

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May 30 2018:

…. from yesterday’s walk … I love these trees. And, found a friend on the pedestrian bridge. Love, love, love …….

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June 2 2018:

Trees holding space for the sun … from a walk a couple of days ago. Forgot I made this photo. I can hardly walk by these trees and this spot and not take a picture.

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Awakens and Amazing and Magnify and Instant Calm and Beauty

May 20 2018:

There’s really not much I truly know. Yet. This. I do know. Nature awakens the Knowing of my Heart. xoxo

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May 20 2018:

Team TLC walk this afternoon. Lillian heads to Surprise, Arizona later this week with The Romano Duo so we made sure to have a walk with the whole team before she leaves. And look at the amazing cloud show we got to see!!

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May 21 2018:

….. from a walk this morning …. Nature. Magnified. Take pause. Zoom out and See the Whole. Simply beautiful. xoxo

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May 23 2018:

Brings instant calm. The shoulders and jaw relax. The neck releases. And, if one chooses, whatever it is, can be released and let go.

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May 25 2018:

Beauty amongst the pins and needles.

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Lillian and Camilla May 2018 Date Day

May 22 2018:

Lillian and Camilla May 2018 Date Day

First stop – French fries for Lillian and dessert cookies for both of us. Lillian is such a Star! A lady waiting to order commented she had seen us on TV. She was incredibly kind with so many wonderful comments. Then for a walk at one of our favorite parks. Beautiful bird song too!!!!

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Reflections and Let It Roll and Neither Side and Awaken the Imagination and Holding Space

May 14 2018:

…. from a walk this morning …… Reflections. Cloudy and clear at the same time? Ahhhh. Such is it.

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Don’t hold onto it. Let it roll right off your back.

Nature always has a perfect message for us when we stop, be quiet, and listen. I mean, look at those cute little water droplets. How could I not stop, take it in, and capture the moment? …. from a walk this morning …

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May 15 2018:

This side. That side. Neither side holds the answer. That lies within.

….. from a walk with Thomas yesterday afternoon.

Thomas and I spent quite some time in this spot discussing things that were on his mind. Approaching from the other side was a group of wildly loud and profanity spewing kids ranging from a toddler to teenager.

They stopped to throw huge rocks at the geese and goslings. I could not sit idly by and observe this. I felt anger brewing, yet knew this not to be the answer as that must be all these kids know to be behaving in such a manner.

They dispersed from scaring the geese and goslings as I approached. Fortunately, none were injured. I do not remember the exact words that came forth. Yet, I channeled my inner Buddha and asked them to search for the love and kindness in their heart. And I pointed out that the geese are living beings and should not be treated in this way.

Some scattered. Some stood tall and laughed. Yet, if my calmness and non-threatening communication touched just one of them. Then, that’s one. They need a different way modeled. xoxo

As I attempted to fall asleep last night I mulled over and over how I could have handled this differently, perhaps more effectively, and even woke up thinking about it. I finally “woke up” and let it go knowing that I did the best I could do. xoxo

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May 16 2018:

This found me on a walk yesterday morning. Lots of goose quills around, yet have never seen two like this before.

I just had the chance to research online a bit and found that the quill of a goose has long been a preferred writing instrument. Apparently it awakens the imagination and intuition flows. The writer travels through time capturing stories of past, future and present.

I’ll take it! Time to write more. I’ll imagine my fingers are goose quills and that I’m writing like the wind as I type. My fingers and hand begin to hurt after about 5 minutes of handwriting so I just can’t do it.

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May 17 2018:

More reflections ….This time with trees …. xoxo

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May 19 2018:

Trees holding space for the moon ….. xoxo

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Beauty and Wind and Beautiful and Grateful and Cute Lil Shadows

April 17 2018:

The wind was blowing too hard to get a good photo of this beauty! Will try again on a calm day. So beautiful! xoxo

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April 17 2018:

Thomas and I had a beautiful walk this afternoon. I’ve had a couple of days of feeling a failure …. at everything.

I’m so incredibly blessed and grateful for nature and the time spent in nature alone, with Thomas, with Lillian, and all three of us together. xoxo

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April 20 2018:

Look at the cute shadow this little fella creates!

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Spring Beauty and Almost Tennis and Windy and Amazing and Breathtaking

April 2 2018:

More Spring beauty …… One of my favorites!

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April 3 2018:

Thomas and I visited one of our favorite parks yesterday afternoon to hit tennis balls ….. Except …… Thomas put his racket down right before leaving so we arrived with one racket! Oh well … We made the best of it and had fun anyway! xoxo

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April 5 2018:

Windy afternoon walk with amazing clouds. Plus, the white blooms have arrived! Nature’s art is truly breathtaking!

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Lillian and Camilla April 2018 Date Day

April 9 2018:

Lillian Darnell and Camilla April 2018 Date Day ….

First stop – Wilbur May Arboretum …. An amazingly beautiful and vibrant oasis. Incredible amounts of bird chatter too. Plus giant turkeys!! Ended with walking the labyrinth …. Love ending our visits here with this meditative walk!

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Second stop: Parmesan sea salt fries for Lillian and oh so yummy green juice and coconut yogurt for me.

Then back home and to the lodge for eating our dessert of vegan ginger cookie for me and brownie for Lillian. Next up, UNO and reading. What a beautiful day!!

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Last on the agenda: A walk around the lake. Deeply beautiful and peaceful. Sat for a while on a lovely huge rock with an amazing view.

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Fun and Pinecones and Windy and Beautiful and Quiet and Egret and Shadows and a Crow and Blossoms

March 25 2018:

Lillian and I had a fun walk this afternoon. Kicked pinecones for half of the walk … that’s a workout!! It was a wee bit windy, yet beautiful and quiet.

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March 26 2018:

Solo walk this morning …. The egrets are back! YaY!!! Just adore the variety of visitors to the lake. He posed for me too. Good job handsome! It was a cold, yet beautiful walk.

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March 29 2018:

Solo walk this morning. Shadows, a crow, and blossoms. That’s definitely a story and I’m in the midst of it. Nature speaks loudly of silence and Knowing.

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Lillian and Camilla March 2018 Date Day

March 29 2018:

Lillian Darnell and Camilla March 2018 Date Day – 1st stop:

Lunch and dessert – Parmesan fries for Lillian followed by a yummy iced shortbread bunny cookie!

Roasted potato and garlic pasta for me followed by a vegan gingerbread cookie! That potato was delicious!! And the gingerbread cookie was the perfect sweet and spicy treat to follow the garlic pasta. Sigh!! Yum!!

Next: Smelling yummy soaps. Lavender mint and coconut milk. Smelled incredibly delicious!!

Last stop: One of our favorite parks. Reading first with this amazing view and then going for a beautiful walk.

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What beautiful sounds …