November 16 2020
Thomas’s turntable arrived today. He chose to use birthday money from my dad to get this. Thomas told me I could pick out the style, and he chose the color. What fun that was! It’s also an FM radio. 🖤🎶 🎼 🎵🖤
The one problem with being a minimalist, having gotten rid of many possessions …. I got rid of all my albums, except for one lone 45, “Hang on Sloopy” by The McCoys. 🤣😂🤣 Now I must go dig it out of the closet so Thomas can give it a whirl.
September 23 2016:
More crazy beautiful clouds on the walk with Lillian after dinner on Wednesday. So enchanting! xoxo
November 14 2020
Movie night for me – “Waking Ned Devine”
Suppose I was in the mood for an Irish comedy. 😂😂😂 ☘️ ☘️☘️🤣🤣🤣
November 14 2020
Oh my gosh, Kathleen Finch!! Look at these photos I just came across! I was looking for a photo that showed the crazy spiral perm phase! We had so much fun!! 🎉🎉🎉💜💜💜🎉🎉🎉
November 13 2020
Happy 15th Birthday, Thomas Darnell!!
Thank you ….
for making me laugh
for intelligent, spirited conversation
for running errands with me
for helping me
for sharing your love of history with me
for sharing your passion for politics, our world, and humanity with me
for the hugs you share with me
for sharing your spirit with me
for helping me to learn about true love
for choosing me.
You are my heart. I am so very proud of you. I love you!!! ❤️❤️❤️
We had an intimate, masked, socially distanced celebration with The Romano Duo and Robert, graced with absolutely divine vegan cupcakes from Batch Cupcakery. I took my selfie after everyone left! Ha!
Thomas received some great gifts!
A basketball, volleyball (so we can use the great courts here), a shirt, a hoodie, a desk chair, a homemade card from Lillian, a turntable, an album, and a photo book of our date days over the past year. I still need to make a homemade card or poem for him.
November 10 2020
Finally!!! A haircut! Fresh haircuts are the best! Thank you, Kathy Montoya Duncan! My hair feels so much better. I always have to take a selfie when Kathy curls it, as I don’t own a curling iron (by choice). 😂 (It’s been over a year since I’ve had a cut!!)
November 9 2020
Team TLC Extra Movie Night – “TALES from EARTHSEA”
A studio ghibli movie we had not seen. In some aspects it was eerily similar to current events. A fever that begins with the animals, spreads to the humans, along with a mysterious imbalance that threatens to destroy the land. 😳
Thomas says, “It was good. I liked it.”
Lillian says, “Good, liked the background music, and my favorite character was Arren’s shadow.”
October 3 2013:
Thomas asked me earlier what time I went to bed last night. I told him and we went about our business. A little bit later he came over and helped me wash the dishes and then cleaned the stove and told me he wanted to help so I could go to bed earlier …. I am blessed times 500 million and beyond that I get to be this little person’s Mama!! xoxo
I so much LOVE seeing him embrace all the GOOD that life has to offer and my wish is that he continues to do so and never loses sight of it.
(Thomas on a May 2013 Date Day at Virginia Foothills Park)
November 7 2020
Team TLC movie night – Lillian’s choice: “The Secret Garden” – the original 1949 version
Lillian says, “Like the story, favorite character is Mary, like the background music, and a favorite story ever since I was a young girl.”
We’ve seen a couple of versions, but had never seen the original. I think this one is my favorite. Love Margaret O’Brien! A true testament to the healing power of nature and love. ❤️❤️❤️
Thomas says, “It was good.”
November 5 2020
Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me!! 🎉🎉🎉 I have wanted one of these for about 5 years. 🔥❤️🧡🔥 🎉🎉🎉
November 7 2020
I’m embarrassed to even post the photo of the chair on the right. 😳 Thomas’s birthday is on the 13th of November. He’s been using my old desk chair, bought before Lillian was even born! It’s got a good, solid frame, but definitely needs to be recovered. Plus, I would never buy a leather chair now.
Anyway. Happy early birthday to Thomas!! A brand new cushy chair, chosen by him! It arrived in pieces and he mostly put it together by himself. You deserve this Thomas Darnell! You are an amazing, compassionate, and empathetic human, and I love you!!! ❤️❤️❤️