Fireplace Stove With a Brand New Cushy Desk Chair

November 5 2020

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to me!! 🎉🎉🎉 I have wanted one of these for about 5 years. 🔥❤️🧡🔥 🎉🎉🎉

November 7 2020

I’m embarrassed to even post the photo of the chair on the right. 😳 Thomas’s birthday is on the 13th of November. He’s been using my old desk chair, bought before Lillian was even born! It’s got a good, solid frame, but definitely needs to be recovered. Plus, I would never buy a leather chair now.

Anyway. Happy early birthday to Thomas!! A brand new cushy chair, chosen by him! It arrived in pieces and he mostly put it together by himself. You deserve this Thomas Darnell! You are an amazing, compassionate, and empathetic human, and I love you!!! ❤️❤️❤️

She Gently Guides You Through the Chaos and Difficulties of Life

November 1 2020

Thank you to Helen of Pink Quill Books for this lovely review which caused my eyes to pool with liquid gratitude. Deeply appreciated, Helen!

My review for Words of Alchemy by Camilla Downs, 5/5 stars.

Camilla Downs takes us on her journey of healing, compassion and love in this collection of poems. Each one is written from the heart, and her warmth, and her love for her children shines through every word.

Nature and its healing power is very important to Camilla, and her poems instill you with a feeling of well-being and calm. She gently guides you through the chaos and difficulties of life, and shows you how just a few moments of quiet observation of the world around you can help reset your fragile state of mind.

Looking at the world through Camilla’s eyes is a calming experience, and opens your mind to the possibilities that life holds. I loved the poems about her children, and how she acknowledges their difficulties, indeed, she embraces them, and reassures her children that they are a part of them to be accepted and talked about openly, rather than suppressed. This mother’s love, her compassion, is inspiring and humbling. Highly recommend.

#BookReview for Words of Alchemy by Camilla Downs

Fairy Garden – COVID 19 Project by Patty Romano

November 1 2020

I must show off what my mom has been working on these past several months. Frank made the gnomes and built a special spot for this magical wonderland, and she used some of the twigs I collected on walks. It’s overflowing with whimsical details. 🧚‍♀️ 💜 🧚‍♀️

Zoom Dancing With a Secret Service Agent and a Rose Fairy Princess

October 31 2020

Thank you Michelle Dvorak for hosting the The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society Halloween dance party!! What fun!! Everyone looked amazing and fun in their costumes!! 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃

October 31 2020

First time over to The Romano Duo’s since December. A whole pot of vegan chili just for me … with a virgin Bloody Mary!! 🧡🖤🎃👻

We had a fun time getting to visit The Romano Duo at their place. All three of us haven’t been since Last December.

We ate dinner outside and then I took Thomas and Lillian around the neighborhood for trick or treating. It was great to see how creative people were with safely handing out candy. Thomas was a secret service agent (who forgot to tuck in his shirt until after photos … Oops!). Lillian was once again The Rose Fairy Princess. 👻🎃💀

Thomas and Lillian also got a surprise visit from their dad who they’ve not seen since 2014. He phoned as we were driving to The Romano Duo’s place and said he’d be driving through town in about an hour. He visited for about 20 minutes before continuing on. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Home now. Time for Thomas and I to watch Arsenic & Old Lace. ☠️☠️☠️

The Best Think I’ve Done So Far in My Life – Interview With Camilla Downs

October 31 2020

I’m chatting with Chelle of Curled up with a good book about jobs I’ve had over the past 13 years, Fahrenheit 451, Arsenic & Old Lace, the best thing I’ve done so far in my life, my desired super power, Equal Justice Initiative, and what I would do with a million pounds! Check it out … xoxo …. Thank you, Chelle!! 👻🎃

Meet the Author: Camilla Downs @camilladowns

BOOnanza With a Badge and a Class Ring While Carving Pumpkins

October 29 2020

This afternoon we participated in the annual Carson City BOOnanza, drive through version for this year. Thomas was my secret service agent, which means I must have dressed as someone important (😂), and Lillian was the backseat fairy. We decorated Rosey a bit, too. 👻👻👻

October 30 2020

Had to dig out my old badge for Thomas to use tomorrow, helping him look the Secret Service part for Halloween. Found my class ring, also. It still fits!! That’s wild.

October 30 2020

It is done. Thomas took charge of his this year. Lillian designed hers, posing for the photo pretending like she was doing something … Laying of the hands on the jack-o-lantern???? 😂😂😂 Mine is not invisible this year, but decided not to dress for the occasion. 👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃

October 30 2020

Thomas and I were so excited to watch the first episode of season two. It was the perfect end to a busy day. 🖤🖤🖤

Twinkle Light Lamp While Adoring the Feel of the Water

October 29 2020

I’m so proud of the “lamp” I made for our entryway. I love the combination of glass and twinkle lights. It has a remote so I can turn it on and off from the top of the stairs.✨ 🤩✨

October 29 2020

Still able to go for a swim. Air is chilly. Yet, pool water is at a comfortable temperature. I adore the way the water feels against my skin. 💙💦 We haven’t used the fire pit yet. Looks pretty!


A New Phone After Eleven Years – Lillian Darnell

October 24 2020

It’s been 11 years since she had a brand new phone. Enjoy the new phone, Lillian!!! Love the sparkly red glitter cover she chose.

Thank you to all of the amazing friends and family who donated their old iPhones to us throughout these years. We appreciate your kindness more than can be expressed. Thomas and I are still on donated phones. I use things til they die or fall apart!! Ha!!