Throwback Post: Keep on Spreading HappYness


December 20 2012:

Spreading HappYness Day #19 & #20

Thomas and I went for a walk last night to look at Christmas decorations in our neighborhood. Felt so good and brought instant happYness.

Tonight I helped clean up Thomas’ classroom after multi-cultural night and Thomas helped serve food.

Keep spreadin it y’all. It’s contagious and hopefully there will never be a vaccine for it … It’s the HappYness Virus!

(Thomas at the Sparks Library – May 2012)

Throwback Post: Successfully Infecting People with the HappY Virus


December 20 2012:

Keep on Keepin on Spreading HappYness! We have successfully infected more people with the HappY Virus!

Message I received today from someone in Canada:

“Hi Camilla! Got my book today and I’m so looking forward to curling up with my tea to read it! I also can’t believe it got here before Christmas! Hope you’re all ready for the holidays. A and I followed your lead and spread some love. We made simple treats that A could help with and she delivered them to all of our neighbours. We also delivered to an older couple up the street that we don’t really know….and their reaction warmed my heart. They were so grateful for a very simple gesture that they came to our house a few days later with a story book for my kids and to say thank you. It’s always nice to make new friends.”

**MARCH 6 2023 UPDATE** – This was about my first published book, “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance”. Go here to learn more:


Throwback Post: Multicultural Bugs on Two Roads With Swings and Snow


December 20 2013:

I thought I got away without getting the icky stomach bug Thomas had last weekend. I woke up this morning grateful for a toilet to hug and a warm bed to caress my aching body. Grateful for a son that made his sister’s and his breakfast and has been entertaining both of them while my body gets rid of this bug … This little bug has literally swept me off my feet!


December 20 2012:

The Road Not Taken … Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost

Having a ball at Multi-cultural night at HDMS!!! Go Team Member T Go!!! I do so love this school and the variety of people who are a part of it!!


December 20 2011:

Picking up Lillian from her therapies. ST, OT and PT adventures!!! Doing better at swinging.


December 20 2009:

Just Fun!

Throwback Post: Movie Night: The Polar Express


December 19 2015:

Team TLC movie night … “The Polar Express”

I really enjoy watching this with T & L as it reinforces the message I share with them … That the spirit of Christmas lies in the heart. Plus …. I love the hot chocolate scene. FUN!!

Lillian says, “Good, Christmasy, adventurous, suspenseful, musical, awesome, nice theme, good moral, good effects, and hilarious.”

Thomas says, “Good, amazing, magical, favorite Christmas movie, awesome, spectacular, and everything good!”

The Dance of the Seasons While Living in a Snow Globe

February 21 2023

Beautiful clouds today. And then it snowed with white out conditions.

The way the seasons dance together between now and late spring can be wildly extreme.

February 28 2023

Current situation. Living inside a snow globe. ❄️❄️❄️ For days. Snow and wind blowing in the top of patio door. 😱 I’m a master improviser. Fixed with cotton balls. 🤣😂🤣

Seriously, driving and walking are dangerous right now. Falls in this result in fractured and broken bones. I won’t go out there without my spikes added to the snow boots. ⛓️⛓️⛓️ They’re like chains for boots. 😂

Chad Basil the First Update – Growing More Comfortable, Safe and Expressive

February 26 2023

Chad Basil the First

Basil grows more comfortable in his new home, assuming correctly that everything is his to explore, play with, or eat. 😂

He still doesn’t get in our laps or cuddle. But has jumped on the bed twice to sit near Thomas or me. He adores Thomas (which is great since he’s Thomas’s cat and will go with Thomas to college.)

Basil had his 1 year checkup at the vet a few weeks ago. He loves his carrier. So much so that I’ve left it out for him.

He has much to say when Thomas is taking too long coming out of the bedroom in the mornings.

I love my grand kitty to pieces. ❤️❤️❤️

Happy Birthday to Camilla

February 26 2023

Birthday breakfast. Warm and fresh. 😋😋😋

Thomas sang the Happy Birthday song to me and then we dove into the peanut butter pie.
Lillian tasted it! That’s a big step for her. She said it tastes good, but too nutty.
Starting off 53 a lilt bit nutty I guess. Love it! 🎉🥜💝🌹🫣👀🫣🥜🌹💝🎉

Birthday sky and me, from morning to late afternoon. 💙🎉💙

Throwback Post: You Have Everything Within You


December 19 2012:

A friend said to me once, “You have everything within you to be fulfilled and to have HappYness. It is within you. Being fulfilled and happy has nothing to do with outside circumstances or other people. Go within to find it.” Trust me y’all, I know this is hard work. But it is so worth it to reap the rewards of being peaceful and content no matter what is happening outside of you. Big ole warm hugs!

**March 5 2023 Update** – Cringe! I started not to even post this. (I’ve got 37 pages of draft posts to get through, and I come across cringe worthy stuff!) But I wanted to save the reminder of where I was, how I got there, and where I am now. 

Throwback Post: Great Food and Nog


December 19 2014:

Gluten free fried chicken nuggets again tonight … but made different! Changed up the batter and coating! This time the batter was an egg and coconut milk and the coating was flaxseed meal, almond flour and coconut flour. I liked this even better than the gluten free flour used last night!! Think Thomas and Lillian liked it too! It’s all gone! Have chicken, will see how many different ways I can cook it!


December 19 2013:

Team TLC got treated to dinner last night before multicultural night. Thank you so very much Lois! Sunbeams of love and hugs to you!


December 19 2010:

Homemade Cream of Broccoli Soup, Garlic Bread and homemade Tiramisu at The Romano Casa = Tummy and Taste buds Happiness!!!

Oh, and homemade spiked Eggnog to finish it all off!! I’ve got THE BEST Step-Father in the whole entire world!!!