August 4 2011:
Email received from Lillian with Subject Line of “Weed Rackets”:
“Weed Rackets, You might ask what are Weed Rackets? So I will explain it. There is weeds, right? And (tennis) rackets,right?”
Now this made me laugh out loud y’all! She’s a hoot!
(Lillian at the library – 2011)
May 31 2022
Lillian decided to treat herself to quesadillas and churros to celebrate taking a first step in improving her quality of life.
She has a difficult time going to doctor appointments, and struggles with actually leaving the house. Lillian wants to learn and master independent living skills, but has been stuck and resistant due to mental health.
I’m happy for Lillian, and actually deeply relieved to have this step conquered. 😥😥😥 As we were leaving the appointment, she commented that I should get her a treat for having taken this step. I responded that perhaps she should treat herself. 🎉😍🎉 We should always take that step to treat ourselves, not waiting for others to do it.
August 13 2012:
“Lillian’s Abstract Art” (as she calls it) … This one is titled “Hot Air Balloon Adventures” …
August 29 2013:
Found these two angels sitting next to the computer as I was turning the lights out for bed. Asked Lillian if she put them there and she told me yes and that they were giving her ideas! Turns out they indeed were …. (I think I may have some angel bears sitting next to my computer tomorrow!)
The Island Princess and the Prince
Based on stuffed bears
Long ago, there was a queen named Lila and had been wishing for a baby for 4 years now and she got her wish. She was so happy that she named the baby “Princess Lila 2”. But she had lost her daughter and she was very sad…
10 years later….
Lila had thought her name was Lil and she was surprised to see that she could talk to animals.Then one day a stranger named Frank who is actually King of where she used to live. He wanted her to come but her animal friends wanted her to stay. Then she remembered her name was Lila for short because her real name was Liliana. Then she met her mother then after they had reunited and then Frank and Lila got married and lived happily ever after.
August 5 2021
New story from Lillian Darnell …
Once there was a boy named Jack who lived with his mystical family. Jack loved his mystical family but he wished he could have mythical powers like the rest of his family. He felt jealous of his family so one day, he headed off to Magical Unicorn Island.
He stopped at an island called Apple of Music to visit some family relatives. His family relatives said, “Get some rest and watch out for flying manta rays.” And Jack was very confused, about what his relatives said.
But he got some rest for the next day anyways. When Jack woke up the next morning, he was surprised that no one was on the island except for a few little creatures who were called glitter critters.
Jack wondered if he could test out his mythical powers on the glitter critters. He decided to try. So he began to focus and to his surprise, his mythical power made the glitter critter glow and fly for a bit before the power faded into the midst of the magical sun ….
Jack’s Adventure of Magic
June 23 2021
New artwork by Lillian, celebrating pride month.
You can see more of Lillian’s artwork at her etsy store … Lillian’s Imaginarium:
April 8 2021
New story from Lillian (plus a poem!!)
Once there was a girl named Novella who was often called by her nickname Stella. Stella often loved the garden in the mansion where she would do everything and so all was well or at least so she thought.
Until one day, there was a huge fire that blew across the land. Stella was very sad to leave her beloved garden behind but she knew that her garden would always be in her heart.
So Stella and her family left to ….
Stella’s Beloved Garden
September 13 2015:
The day’s not til tomorrow but we wanted to celebrate with The Romano Duo (and Aunt Connie & Aunt Debbie) before they head out on their adventure Wednesday morning.
February 7 2021
New poem from Lillian Darnell … This made my eyes pool with liquid love .. 🤍❤🤍
Peppermint in the sky above
Smelling like festive mints
sweet scents feel the air
like brown snow
as cinnamon fades
through the dark
Pine trees sway and dance
Like wind and dancers
Spreading the …. Follow the link to read the full poem
February 18 2021
Another story from Lillian …
Once years ago there lived a mermaid named Rainbow who lived in the ocean’s deep blue depth who lived there with her good friends Pearl and Coral. Rainbow dreamed of seeing the deep dark blue sky and seeing unicorns.
While up in the sky soaring high above in the earth’s deep dark blue, lived a unicorn named Skyla who dreamed of seeing …