Movie Night: The Princess and the Frog

April 24 2020

Camilla and Lillian extra movie night: The Princess and the Frog – We watched this years ago. So …. second time around.

Lillian says, “Good, favorite character is Tianna, liked the songs, my favorite part was the 2 weddings, and the end, and recommend 100% for this time.

I say, “Like the music in this one!”


Thomas and Camilla April 2020 Date Day

April 24 2020

Thomas and Camilla April 2020 Date Day

First “stop”: Lunch from Teriyaki Madness. Spicy chicken bowl for Thomas. Spicy tofu bowl for me. Eaten at The TLC Casa. 💚💚💚

Tip for vegans: Ask them to cook your dish in a wok, otherwise it is fried in the same oil as the meat dishes. They were happy to make it work so I didn’t have to order lunch from two different places.

Second stop: Washoe Lake

Unique Masks and Relaxing Tea – Houston Hemporium

April 23 2020 – Add their website

Thank you Houston Hemporium!! If you’re going to wear a mask, may as well be made by a fabulous designer artist and made from high quality hemp. Bonus: A package of lovely tea “fell” into the package too!! Thank you Tom and Kimberly!! Tomorrow, I shall venture to the grocery store for the first time since March 14th. ♥️♥️♥️

Purchases of these masks allow Houston Hemporium to make and donate masks to medical professionals and first responders.

There’s much more to this post than meets the eye. I give absolutely zero fucks about fashion. It’s not about that.

I have chosen to wear a mask when in public. I appreciate the material these are made out of as works of art, and environmentally friendly being made out of a combo of hemp/organic cotton.

These masks were made by the competent hands of a dear friend. A friend who has been there for me, supported me in all my endeavors for the past 13 years. She has bought two handfuls of every book I’ve published, she’s purchased at least one, if not more, of any artistic creation I have made over the years, and has purchased one or more of anything Lillian has created. She has randomly sent care packages to my family, including a loaded gas station gift card. She paid to have Lillian’s artwork, Egyptian Eye, made into a hanging quilt.

She and her husband opened Houston Hemporium not too long ago. She is making and donating masks to medical personal and first responders in Houston, using the money from people who buy masks to be able to keep creating masks for those in the medical profession.
Now that I am in a position to help support her and others who have helped my family throughout the years, I plan on doing it. This was my way of supporting a beautiful soul who has been there for Team TLC, when we needed it most. Times when I had about 52 cents in the bank; which was often.

Lillian and Camilla April 2020 Date Day

April 23 2020

Lillian and Camilla April 2020 Date Day

Fries and dessert at Team TLC Casa with our lovely sky view (bonus watching the massive amount of ongoing construction as they finish the clubhouse and pool along with the remaining buildings).

Fries from Burger Me for Lillian with a snickerdoodle cookie from Great Full Gardens. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie for me.

We may continue the date after dinner. We shall see what Ms. Queen for the Day wants.

Part 2: An after dinner drive around South Reno.

The Walk of Health and Emotions

April 21 2020

Lovely walk this afternoon. What this does for my health, emotions, soul …. is nearly indescribable. The walk itself, the sounds, the smells, the sights, capturing it with photos. As I looked through the photos, I see I’ve captured a small heart. Do you see it? (Huge Hint: It’s the last photo!)

April 22 2020:

Short walk with Lillian, then a longer walk for me with Thomas riding his bike.

Dentist, Here I Come

April 21 2020

Just made a dentist appointment as I can put this off no longer. I cried when I hung up. Not sure why. Maybe from the relief of knowing I’ll finally be getting my teeth and gums addressed after years and years of discomfort. Whew .. My teeth and gums continue to cause me to feel sick, and more sick by the day! Hallelujah!! I will have relief soon!! That will call for a celebration!

I’ve got issues that have needed addressed for about 5 or more years, and have not have the finances to address. Well … they’ve just gotten worse. I have a massive headache nearly every day and my shoulders and neck are killing me. Seriously, I feel it in my bones. I am beyond ready to have it ALL fixed.

Anymore, when I feel like crying, I cry. I know it’s good for me, it’s releasing and I feel relaxed afterwards. I was on the verge of making the call before the virus hit, but had been procrastinating. Then, figured I’d wait til it’s over. However, I just cannot take how lousy I feel anymore. I only have a few good days each week. Thank goodness for CBD oil! It has kept me from going insane!

I haven’t had a dentist since I divorced in 2007, nor the money to see one. I’ve gone here and there to address acute issues. But this time, if I’ve found the right dentist for me, I’m getting everything fixed. Appointment set for May 1st … I’m actually excited!