Top 10 Digital Diary Entries for 2021


Top 10 Digital Diary Entries With the Most Views for 2021

1. Projector With a Spleen Authority – Human Design

2. New Patio Furniture With Comfort and Pretty Privacy and New Abstract Art from Lillian Darnell

3. Movie Night: Total Recall

4. Lillian’s Imaginarium – Now on Etsy

5. Throwback Post: The Feedback Confirms It

6. The Wall of Love by Marco Santini Art – Featuring Artwork by Lillian Darnell and Summer Vacation Memories

7. The Hard Part – Asking for Help and Intense Advocating With Deep Diving

8. Throwback Post: A Day Full of Positive Consequences and The Gondola – 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans

9. Water Balloons and Cornhole

10. Throwback Post: Plum 100 Photo Shoot – Camilla

Happy New Year from Team TLC and Chad Basil the First!!

Throwback Post: Growing a Gratitude Garden


December 1 2015:

The planting of our paper gratitude garden has come to an end. However, here’s to the feeling and expressing of gratitude continuing always!!!! Thomas: donations, salt, and sushi. Lillian: New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, birthdays, and art. Me: money, flexibility & patience, and hugs n kisses & snuggling n holding hands. xoxo


November 28 2015:

Gratitude = Love … And Love = Growth … Grow garden, grow!! Thomas: cranberry sauce, food, and real cars. Lillian: fairies, thanksgiving, and Christmas. Me: angels & fairies, mindfulness, and the healing properties of roots, herbs, oils, and food. xoxo


November 25 2015:

Our hearts blossom with gratitude when still ….. It’s a bountiful garden with another planted. Thomas: Thanksgiving, dates, and glasses. Lillian: money, sunset, and playing. Me: the ocean, butterflies, and gratitude. xoxo


November 22 2015:

our garden is thriving!! Lillian: movies, baths, and blankets. Thomas: books, blankets, and light. Me: peace, music, and the sun & moon. xoxo


November 14 2015:

Our garden is blooming with gratitude! Another flower planted. Lillian: glitter, water and holidays. Thomas: games, tissues and headache relievers. Me: Team TLC, mantras and life. xoxo


November 4 2015:

First flower in the gratitude garden is complete. This is fun! Thomas: Hot dogs & baked beans, festivity, and guinea pigs. Lillian: Books and food, snow and weather, and books again. Camilla: Love, terrific Thomas, lovely Lillian, and Mom n Frank. xoxo

Gratitude Garden 11.4.15 #1

Gratitude Garden 11.4.15 #2


December 3 2013:

Team TLC did it different for our November month of gratitude … I decided to change it up! We planted our very own Gratitude Garden! We each added to the tree every day. We added so much love to our tree that it became blooming full! I chose to grow our garden freestyle so we didn’t date our fruit and leaves. We just added a word or two of what we are thankful and grateful for, added our name, decorated and then “planted it”! Here is each of ours in no particular order ….. (Link in the comments if you’d like to read more)

In Gratitude … November 2013

The Marinating Period is Over

May 18 2023

After about 8 years of marinating in my own lil bubble, I’m ready to be social again. 🎉🎉🎉

I picked up some new clothes this week, a gorgeous multicolored fiesta skirt, cool metallic sandals, and a white dress. I’m ready to step out! 🎶🎶🎶

What’s going on this weekend, this month, this summer in the Reno/Tahoe area? 💋💋💋

That Which Leads to Melting With a New Members Call While Roller Skating

May 15 2023

Headed in for a 90 minute massage. I cannot wait! I will melt out to the car in an hour and a half. 🫠🫠🫠

May 16 2023

Forgot to post this from last week. Chromosome 18 new member call. 🎉❤️🎉

May 18 2023

My outdoor roller skates just arrived. 🎉🎉 They’re not tied properly, as I just wanted to try them on. It will be a while before I move from inside the house to outside. 😂🤣😂 But, YAY!! Just waiting on my rainbow socks now. 💋🎶💜🎶💋

Mother’s Day Message 2023

May 14 2023

Not Your Typical Mother’s Day Post

“You’re not like my classmate’s parents”, they say. I ask if that bothers them. “It bothers me that their parents are the way they are. I like how you are.” – A recent conversation with Thomas.

I didn’t start out this way. When Thomas and Lillian were born I was a hardcore conservative. This isn’t a political post, so let’s just say that life gave me a sampler platter of all the things I judged harshly. I chose to open my mind and heart and educate myself about these things. I chose to create friendships outside of my localized bubble, making friends worldwide. This expanded my views even more. Now I am the complete opposite, hardcore progressive. I have done my best, worked my hardest, so that when Thomas and Lillian reach adulthood, they are their true selves.

“You’re just showing off.” – she said. I agree, yes, I am. I’ve spent so many years dimming my glow, not shining my light, for fear of causing discomfort to others, and fear that they will not like it, or me. I just can no longer live that way. – A recent conversation with Lillian.

And honestly, because it attracts [redacted as it contains explicit language] full post is on my personal blog.

This is THE BEST Mother’s Day Gift I could ever wish for or receive. Children who have clarity of thinking, discernment, compassion, and empathy. Throughout the years, or at least from the time Thomas was 2 years old and Lillian was 6 years old, I endeavored to raise these two to think for themselves, to make choices aligned with their authentic selves, to live their truth, not what or how society says life should be lived.

I was not given this growing up (not saying that was purposeful), and at 53 years old am finishing what I began about 6 years ago. Unmasking myself and unpacking the ways in which I thought life had to be lived to be happy. Thank you to my amazing therapist who is finishing what I began about 10 years ago. I went as far as I could. She is helping to peel the remaining layers, healing what needs to be healed, revealing all my shiny facets.

Happy Sunday or Happy Mother’s Day to you!


Happy Mother’s Day to my amazing, beautiful Mama.

You have supported me through EVERYTHING. Your love and support never waivers.

There are many times you don’t fully understand, but you have never let that stop you from supporting me.
Every child deserves this. No child deserves to be discarded because of who they are.
Thank you for giving that to me.

Love you, Patty Romano! ❤️❤️❤️

(Photo of Camilla & Patty – 1988 in Biloxi, Mississippi)

Throwback Post: Movie Night: Cinderella


December 5 2015:

Team TLC movie night … “Cinderella” …

Not my typical movie choice, yet I LOVE the continually repeated theme of this one. “Have courage and BE kind” ….. And magical things will happen. KIND = LOVE.

Thomas says, “It was okay and the step-mother added suspense to it.”

Lillian says, “Good, romantic, liked the theme of have courage and be kind, great voices, loving, good costumes, good hairstyles, awesome, funny, and adventurous.”

It Matches Me With a Bright Sunshiny Day of Not Being Serious

May 11 2023

Next step. A lovely haircut to match me. ❤️💋❤️

May 12 2023

“I can see clearly now,
Gone are the black clouds,
It’s gonna be a bright sunshiny day.” – Jimmy Cliff .. 💥❤️💋💋💋❤️💥

May 13 2023

Let’s get serious.
Nah. I just can’t be serious lately. I’m actually feeling quite wild. 😛💋❤️💋🤣

The Wilds of Costco

May 9 2023

More waiting this afternoon. Thomas needed something from Costco for teacher appreciation week.

I just cannot do Costco. It’s way too big, way too many people, way too much crap. The parking lot is an absolute nightmare.

I had to get out of there and let Thomas finish up. I was so happy when I got back to my lil world inside the car. 😂🤣😂

I don’t shop there EVER! 😂😂😂 I use the optical department and that’s it. But Thomas needed something for one of his teachers that you can only get there. I’ve done my 5 or 10 year excursion into Costco now! I’m good!

Definitely a trip! It’s like a circus show of horrors!