Throwback Post: Fortune Under the Moon with Mirror Writing and UNO


August 28 2015:

“Something special is coming your way.” The culinary teacher just walked by and gave me a fortune cookie. I thanked her and told her that I was waiting for my fortune to be told! Then, I opened it!! Thanks universe!! I knew it!! xoxo

Such a great walk tonight and then we caught the big giant moon playing hide n seek with a tree. Played a game of UNO on the front porch while the moon got brighter and higher. xoxo


August 28 2014:

Lillian says she has a talent and asks if she can tell others about it … Of course, Lillian! So Mama’s gonna share with y’all for her. Quite a while ago, she read a book about Leonardo da Vinci which talked about his mirror writing. Last night she told me that stuck with her and she’d been wanting to try it. Yesterday, during the brief time the teacher was reading to the class, she mirror wrote the alphabet and her name. She is so proud of herself. Here I am helping her tell others about her talent … Here’s a couple of websites about mirror writing … Any other left handers or C18’ers out there who can do this so easily? and

I’m ready to spread some happiness! It’s a go! Just got off the phone with Seema from Project Happiness! It’s exciting to come across an organization whose mission and vision are so closely aligned with my own. They’ve got a 9 lesson curriculum for kindergarden through high school that teaches social, emotional and leadership skills. Now! Who here in Reno/Sparks/Tahoe wants this brought to your child’s school? … And, we’ll blog about it too! Here’s more: Project Happiness is working to help create a world where:

School bullying will no longer be a socially accepted behavior
Young adults will be taught to know and value their passions and personal strengths, and become more compassionate to themselves and others
Building one’s character will be as important as building one’s resume
Success will be measured by the degree to which we experience meaningful, fulfilling lives (not just by our job titles and credentials)


August 28 2013:

Lillian has been home sick today … poor fairy angel! Thomas and I are playing UNO together on the floor and providing her some entertainment! Now, shoo shoo, whatever has her tummy upset and giving her fever! SHOO! We want our Lillian back!


August 28 2012:

Thomas wants to know …. How do high winds turn over tall vehicles and trucks? I’m gonna start asking y’all some of his questions!!! (We passed the high wind warning sign for Washoe Valley and that’s what prompted this question)


Just had to share this update from one of my Houma, Louisiana friends …. “With a hurricane bearing down on us nearly all the stores in town are closed, but the Daiquiri Shop and fried chicken place are open. Yep, I live in Louisiana.” Thank you Darrell ‘n Lois Solet for making me laugh!!! People cannot believe it when I tell them there are drive thru Daiquiri Shops …. Hey, they leave the straw out of the cup and in the paper y’all!!


… and Lillian’s choice for falling asleep music … Zydeco …. Yep, that’s my girl!! I  my Mississippi & Louisiana roots y’all


August 28 2009:

BFF of mine (Lillie) just helped to bring back some awesome, innocent, happy, peaceful thoughts of childhood. Thought I’d share with y’all ~ seemed like a great way to start the weekend! Anyone else remember making home made ice cream with parents, grandparents, cousins? Fun of putting in the ingredients, excitement of waiting for it to get ready and then savoring every yummy scrumptious bite with family & friends


Thank you Kathy LaCroix Buchanan for the awesome review of “D iz for Different” over on Amazon … Appreciate it times a million and appreciate having you in my life!! “An uplifting and honest book about facing life’s challenges. Teaches you that how you respond to adversity is within your control and that you can still be happy even when circumstances are less than perfect. As the mother of a child with special needs, I really connected with the author. A great read!”

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