Lillian and Camilla June 2021 Date Day

July 2 2021

The Lillian and Camilla June 2021 Date Day happened last night at 9:00pm.

Drove to Inn n Out to get fries for Lillian. Then to the closed library to return books, and sit in their parking lot while Lillian ate her fries. 😳 Then home for a short walk.

The strangest date we’ve ever had, and …. Gurl!!! I don’t want to do that kind of date again. That’s too close to my bedtime!

Colorful with Hot Beauty and a Sunset Dust Cloud Storm Show

June 28 2021

A colorful walk this morning.

June 29 2021

The walk this morning was HOT! Must get out even earlier. Whew! Amazingly beautiful!!

June 29 2021

We had a huge dust cloud (or something) blow through earlier (last photo). It completely blacked out visibility. Then the sky and clouds did this. Along with strong, gusty winds. Wild weather!

June 30 2021

The last three photos were before the downpour. The rest were taken after, and as the sun was setting.

July 2 2021

Another sky show last night. Such stunning beauty.

Throwback Post: Labor Day Weekend – 2009

**THROWBACK POST**

September 7 2009:

Stayed in Reno & took it easy this Labor Day Weekend.

Took Thomas & Lillian to the library on Saturday. They love the library!

Posing with her early Bday Present from my Mom & Frank!

Date Day with Lillian – Out to eat at one of her favorite places – The Olive Garden! (July 2021 Update – Ummmm …. Not anymore!! Once we began eating at locally owned places, we’ve become french fry experts, for local spots!)

Movie Night: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

June 27 2021

Movie night for me: “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman”

Ummm …. What did I just watch?

I’m no movie critic, but I did not like it. The acting was okay. But the story didn’t seem to flow, or make sense, and the special effects seemed off. I don’t know how it has such a high rating on Amazon. Weird.

Ignorance is Bliss – Well, Not Always

June 27 2021

When I find that I’m ignorant about a topic, or life hands me that topic into my own life, I educate myself. It has been a journey of deep diving and learning since I stepped onto that airplane in December 2006, and left my marriage. It was not merely a flight from Seattle to Reno, it was the flight to myself.

Ignorance is bliss … Well, not always. Ignorance can be selfish, ignorance can be hurtful to those you love, to yourself, and to your fellow humans.

The more we learn, the more we explore, the more we experience, it can certainly shift our perspective, our lifestyle. Especially when we have been brought up to believe that certain ways of living and believing are wrong. It’s only when we educate ourselves, and open our heart and mind to others that we come to know the absurdity of many of the “wrongs” we were taught as children.

At my 19 year old daughter’s urging, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, being vulnerable, with worries that I may get this wrong in some way. Staying in my comfort zone keeps me “safe”, allowing me not to commit to anything, or anyone.

She feels that I should share what I’ve come to know about myself. I’m the one who taught her to always be herself, and not to worry about what others think.

Three years ago I realized I needed to educate myself about the LGBTQ+ community. I mistakenly believed it didn’t involve me. That changed when someone very close to me shared that they are a part of this community.
Lillian has the guts and courage for being herself, and for letting others know who she is, no matter what. Up until I had reached my mid 40’s, I hadn’t the courage to speak my mind. Lillian inspires me. If she can do it, so can I … Follow the link to read further …

Pride Month 2021 – I Support You and I Am With You

Hallelujah – Camilla Gets Respite

June 22 2021

It has been 1 year and 8 months (October 2019) since I’ve had respite. I didn’t realize just how much I needed this until right this minute, typing this. I am in tears.

Hallelujah times infinity! Sweet, blessed relief. She is going to try and stay a full 7 days, as she needs respite, too!! 🤣😂

Hot dam*, let’s party! And by party I mean, do nothing. Absolutely nothing. Perhaps extra movie nights. Enjoy the quiet. Extra reading. Extra relaxing. MINUS being needed every 5 minutes. Ahhhhhh ….

And time for some kitchen dancing …

June 29 2021

Lillian came home today, arriving about 1:30 this afternoon. She hasn’t stopped talking since. 🤪 Did she not talk the entire time she was gone? 🤣😂🤣 We were outside taking in the wild sky. Earlier we had a freaky, huge dust cloud blow through and then purple, pink, yellow, and orange colors. Photos to follow.

A couple of “I’m too old for this shit!” messages from my mom, yet, they all made it the full 7 days! Wahooo!!

Nevada Humane Society – Volunteering with the Cats

June 22 2021

We volunteered at The Humane Society yesterday. First time in nearly two years. This volunteer gig is driven solely by Thomas Darnell. I’m just his assistant as he’s not of the required age to be there on his own.

He was 12 when we went through the training (for cats). He’s 15 now, and has wanted a cat since about 10 years old. He’s very fond of the older cats, not caring much for the kittens.