Thomas and Camilla July 2021 Date Day

July 23 2021

Thomas and Camilla July 2021 Date Day

Wild Island. Thomas hasn’t been in about 3 or 4 years. I went down the Tortuga slide with him, we went two rounds in the Bahama Mama River, and two times in the wave pool. Thomas also went down the more adventures slides. It was fun, and Thomas had a great time! But I’m good for 4 or 5 years now. 😂🤣 Too peoply. 🤣😵‍💫😂 … Plus a heart shaped rock from a walk earlier this week.

Lillian and Camilla July 2021 Date Day

July 20 2021

Lillian and Camilla July 2021 Date Day

Lillian has never been a fan of traditional pizza. I’ve always made her pizza using a slice of gluten free bread. She does not like sauce. So it’s usually just cheese, olives, pepperoni and salami.

Today she wanted Blaze Pizza, as you can build your own, and they have gluten-free crusts. Still no sauce, but she was adventurous with all the toppings she chose. I cannot believe she ate this pizza! Go Lillian. They have vegan options, too. So I was able to get one for me to have for dinner. 😋😋😋

After pizza we stopped for choosing a macaroon for dessert. Then to window shop in a couple of stores. Lillian really liked the “it’s ok” sticker.

A Feeling Like No Other – Camilla at Nevada Beach, Lake Tahoe

July 16 2021

She’s been calling my name for over a year. Put some things together, stopped for a vegan donut and cappuccino, and here I am. Had a snack, a few swims, now eating lunch.

This is a feeling like no other. I am relaxed, at peace, soothed. I’m home. I love you Lake Tahoe. Thank you.

Fun synchronicity story of an introverted extrovert …

I was supposed to have a poolside chat with a friend and her son yesterday morning. My friend wasn’t feeling good so that got canceled. I decided to drive to South Lake Tahoe, Nevada Beach. I wish I could say I came to that decision in an instant, as I’ve been wanting to visit Lake Tahoe since last year. It’s always an internal struggle for me to leave the house, leave my comfort zone.

Conversation with myself:

Me: You have been wanting to go for a year now. Just go.
Me: But, maybe I should just do my regular routine, go for a walk, and then a swim?
Me: You’ve had a full year of staying at home, it’s time to start getting out and doing the things you daydream about doing.
Me: Maybe I’ll start doing that next week.
Me: When have you ever regretted leaving the house for a ride up to Lake Tahoe?
Me:
Me: If you want to do these things you daydream about, you have got to get out there and do them. You are not getting any younger. You have got to learn to step out of your comfort zone, and do things alone. You can’t sit at home waiting for whatever it is you’re waiting for.
Me: Okay then. I’m doing it!

This went on for a good hour before I finally put some things together and left. I invited Thomas but he wasn’t up for it.

Nevada Beach is nearly an hour’s drive from where I live in Reno. When I reached Nevada Beach it was nearly 10:00am. The spot I chose to park and to enter the beach laid the way for the synchronicity that followed. Instead of following the paved entrance to the beach, I veered off and followed a sort-of sand path. To my delight there were only a few people in this section. (Heaven for an introvert!!)

After about 2 and a half hours, I heard a familiar voice behind me. I turned around and saw it was my birthday twin, Tania, who lives in the area. Not only that, she had friends from Arizona with her that I had only ever met through facebook. We had a lovely time catching up and chatting. They had planned on going for a hike most of the day, deciding instead for a relaxing beach day.

Many things had to line up for this to happen. It was such a great day.

Thank you “outgoing” me for not giving up on “stay in the comfort zone” me.

Although I am an introvert, when I am among friends, or when I become comfortable with others, it’s difficult to get me to stop talking! HA!

Beautiful Cats and Basketball With a Nighttime Swim

July 9 2021

Thomas and I volunteered this afternoon. My gosh. There are some beautiful, sweet cats at the shelter currently.

The cat below was Thomas’s favorite. An old dude, 10 years old. My heart melts at how he is fond of the older cats. xoxo

July 15 2021

Tonight it was basketball for me and Thomas, and then a nighttime swim for me. It’s rare that the pool is empty in the evening. I just had to take advantage of it. Felt so good!