Top 10 Digital Diary Entries for 2020


(September 28 2020 – Lillian’s Belated 19th Birthday Poolside BBQ)

Top 10 Digital Diary Entries With the Most Views for 2020

  1. Movie Night: The Little Mermaid
  2. Movie Night: Halloweentown
  3. Movie Night: Howl’s Moving Castle
  4. Movie Night: Thor – The Dark World and Water of Summer by Lillian Darnell
  5. From No Bed to Plush Bed – New Bed for Thomas
  6. Songs to Conquer and Encourage you by Lillian Darnell and Congratulations to Lillian and I Love Our Weirdness and How We Celebrate
  7. An Aversion to Doing Anything the Typical Way – Camilla Interviewed by Jess Faraday and Movie Night: Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl and Movie Night – The Princess and the Frog and Massive Sky Art with Beautiful Wild Horses and Unfulfilled Longing by Camilla Downs
  8. Guide to Self-Publishing by Bloomsbury – Camilla Contributed
  9. Wild Herds of Amazing and Survival of the Reno Downtown Library – Lillian Darnell and Movie Night – The Trip
  10. Movie Night – Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides and Movie Night: It Happened on Fifth Avenue and Lillian and Camilla February 2020 Date Day and A Lovely and Magical Book – Curled Up With a Good Book – Where Would You Fly and Movie Night: The Little Mermaid Live!

Thomas and Camilla November 2021 Date Day

November 15 2021

Thomas and Camilla November 2021 Date Day

Veggie sushi at Pisces Sushi

Miso soup for me with a Franklin roll. Thomas had Edamame with a Franklin, Kappa Maki, and Green Machine roll.

Followed by a great walk at Wilbur May Arboretum, and lots of reminiscing.

After veggie sushi, we went to the Wilbur May Arboretum for a great walk, with lots of reminiscing.

Throwback Post: Conversation Adventures at the Team TLC Casa


August 22 2013:

Conversation adventures at the Team TLC Casa …

Adventure #1: Lillian in the backseat after school excitedly (and sometimes grumpily) trying to tell me something. Very hard to understand her so I ask her to slow down, repeat the 1st word and many times I have to tell her I just don’t understand. She wants to sign to me in the rearview mirror .. not a good idea! Then the kicking of the seat begins and escalation of her voice. Poor Thomas still gets bewildered when she does this.

Adventure #2: Thomas simply does not want to listen to Lillian sometimes … She insists on telling him all of her aches and pains and other tidbits. She gets frustrated and asks me to tell Thomas whatever it is she’s trying to tell him. Tonight at the table, she asked me to tell Thomas something. I told her he’s at the table right next to you, I think you can tell him. So, she did. I think she gets used to asking me to tell him things. Many times he understands her better than ME!!

Both adventures sometimes end in the little lady lashing out at us. Do I complain about this or am I sad or angry about this? Absolutely NOT! I am grateful that Lillian continues to try and speak, actually does speak and has the tenacity to get da** mad when someone is not listening to her! Rockin the Conversation Adventures at the Team TLC Casa y’all! 

(July 2013)

Throwback Post: How Do I Love Thee – Maria Montessori


August 22 2014:

Maria Montessori and High Desert Montessori School… How do I love thee? Let me count the ways … Seriously. Many years ago in my imagination I had envisioned the perfect school and learning opportunities for Thomas and Lillian …

Poof! A little while ago, back in the 1800’s, an amazing woman had her own ideas and with her vitality made her ideas a reality. I’m so grateful and blessed she did and that about 13 years ago a few people in Reno had the vitality and vision to create HDMS. Back to school night for upper elementary last night (Lillian) and it was FUN! Those teachers are some seriously kick bottom amazing and fun people!! Got a list of the homework assignments … LOVE!!! (see below)

Not only that but BOTH buildings are now fitted with solar panels. Last year they saved $30,000 due to the solar panels at the lower elementary building. Even bigger ones were installed over the summer for the middle school and attached office suites. Wahoo!!!

In line with the school motto this year of “Our Attitude is One of Gratitude” … I’m overflowing with gratitude for so many people and all the way back to 1870 when Maria Montessori developed her theory!!