Top 10 Digital Diary Entries for 2019


Top 10 Digital Diary Entries With the Most Views for 2019

  1. Movie Night: Castle in the Sky
  2. Movie Night: Mary and the Witch’s Flower
  3. Asking for Help and Please and Thank YOU – Chromosome 18 Family Conference
  4. Buy Me a Coffee – Thank YOU
  5. Movie Night: The Incredible Hulk
  6. The Wild and Crazy Journey to the 2019 Chromosome 18 Family Conference in Colorado Springs 
  7. Lillian Darnell Senior Graduation Photographs and Online Celebration
  8. When I Know It Is Time for a Lillian Break
  9. Stepping Into Doing for Self
  10. Fundraising for the 2019 Chromosome 18 Conference – Lillian and Breathe In and Breathe Out and Feel It by Camilla Downs

Thomas says, “Have a good year.”

Lillian says, “Happy New Year and Hope you Have a good start to the decade!”

Camilla says, “May we all be loved unconditionally and learn to love one another unconditionally.”

And so it is … xoxo

The Victrola Arrived – Birthday Gift for Thomas

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.

Happy 15th Birthday to Thomas Darnell

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.


Movie Night: TALES from EARTHSEA

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.”

Throwback Post: What Time Did You Go To Bed


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)

Movie Night: The Secret Garden

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.”

Fireplace Stove With a Brand New Cushy Desk Chair

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!!! ❤️❤️❤️