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!

Movie Night: Double Feature: Beetlejuice and The Addams Family

October 16 2021

Double feature for me and Thomas. His choice: “Beetlejuice” and “The Addams Family”

Thomas says they were both good, and he liked The Addams Family better.

I’ve seen Beetlejuice many times, and know I’ve seen The Addams Family at least once, when first released. It was fun watching them both with Thomas.


Vegan Eats: Jackfruit Tacos With Curry Butternut Squash and Steamed Vegetables

October 8 2021

I made jackfruit tacos yesterday. They were so pretty, I had to take their photo. Had them for lunch and dinner.

October 13 2021

And then I made a curry, butternut and honey nut squash soup. Good stuff!

October 15 2021

One of my absolute favorite meals. Steamed vegetables over a huge serving of basmati rice, with a few dollops of vegan butter and a few shakes of pink Himalayan salt. 😋😋😋 (and heavily seasoned with my “everyday” seasoning.)

Flashbacks to My Younger Days While Educating Myself

October 11 2021

Taking care of something that’s needed addressed for about 5 years. Having an old crown removed, addressing decay, and getting a new crown.

Thank goodness there is enough healthy tooth left for a new crown, as the alternatives would have been a ton of work and lots of money!! Pretty cool having it all done in one visit. The machine that’s making the new crown just finished!

Funny thing happened when I first sat into the dental chair. It felt like the back of the chair was moving. I thought, Oh my goodness. Is this chair moving, or am I tripping out? Had flashbacks to my younger days! 😂🤣😂

I stuck my hand back there twice to see if it was moving, and couldn’t feel anything. After the assistant explained everything, she asked if I had any questions. One question, Is this chair moving, or am I tripping? She laughed, and told me it was in vibration mode. She turned it off, as it was creeping me out! 😱 Told her for a minute there, I thought I took too much CBD oil before coming in.


I really know how to party on a Monday. Major dental work earlier today, and tonight, a zoom session about Interoception and Alexithymia. Names and useful information to put with so many “things” having to do with Lillian and Thomas.

October 13 2021

Just finished with another Zoom session. Thank you to the Chromosome 18 Registry for facilitating this one. I got many of my questions answered. Whew!

Throwback Post: The Island Princess and the Prince by Lillian Darnell


August 29 2013:

Found these two angels sitting next to the computer as I was turning the lights out for bed. Asked Lillian if she put them there and she told me yes and that they were giving her ideas! Turns out they indeed were …. (I think I may have some angel bears sitting next to my computer tomorrow!)

The Island Princess and the Prince
Based on stuffed bears
By Lillian

Long ago, there was a queen named Lila and had been wishing for a baby for 4 years now and she got her wish. She was so happy that she named the baby “Princess Lila 2”. But she had lost her daughter and she was very sad…

10 years later….

Lila had thought her name was Lil and she was surprised to see that she could talk to animals.Then one day a stranger named Frank who is actually King of where she used to live. He wanted her to come but her animal friends wanted her to stay. Then she remembered her name was Lila for short because her real name was Liliana. Then she met her mother then after they had reunited and then Frank and Lila got married and lived happily ever after.

Thomas and Camilla October 2021 Date Day

October 8 2021

Thomas Darnell and Camilla October 2021 Date Day

We began with lunch. Huge vegan burrito for Thomas. Veggie sushi with miso soup for me.
Next was a window shopping trio. First, electronics store where to my absolute delight I found a Pac-Man game. That was fun! The entire store disappeared and I was back in the 80’s at the mall, in the arcade with my best friend, Lillie, in Houma, Louisiana. Cool!

Second, the pet store. Chameleons are my absolute favorite. They seem to have so much personality! Last, the book store. Always a joy being surrounded by books!

We ended the date with a wonderful walk, sharing lots of memories.

Silly Crayons With an AARP Magazine

September 18 2021

Took time out today, drawing a box of silly crayons. Something different for a change.

October 3 2021

When I say he reads anything and everything, I’m serious. Ten year old Thomas reading The Romano Duo’s AARP magazine in 2014.

I went through old photos earlier today for a project, and this one made me laugh. He used to read the car manual every time he was in the car! 🤓😛🤓 … I love him so much! xoxo