Camilla on the Bill Arnott Spotlight – Speaking Up

June 12 2021

Many months ago I had the pleasure of being a guest of author Bill Arnott on his Spotlight feature. Join us to find out how seeing situations from different angles, ping pong, role models, loving kindness, pressing the reset button, spaghetti, and a kayak come together for this fun spotlight …

Speak Up and Speak Out – Camilla on the Bill Arnott Spotlight

Lillian and Camilla May 2021 Date Day

May 25 2021

Lillian and Camilla May 2021 Date Day

It was a momentous date day. First time for Lillian to go inside of anyplace in just over a year. She was excited. Clothes shopping for our first stop.

Part 2 through I lost count, as we made so many stops, I’m delirious.

Fries and lemonade at Noble Pie Parlor. Then to pick up dessert. Watermelon macaroon for Lillian, ginger rose dark chocolate for me.

Barnes & Noble, Michaels, and stopping to gaze at the full moon on the way home. (Psst …. I do not like shopping. Drains every inch of energy out of me. I shall crawl into bed, and pass out shortly.)

Throwback Post: Thomas and Camilla August 2016 Date Day


September 6 2016:

Thomas and Camilla August 2016 date day …. (Our date day got postponed by a few days as Thomas was sick!)

Ended the date with enjoying cookies after dinner. And then a starlit walk.

Little Washoe Lake ….

“Would anyone believe that playing with sticks and walking and splashing in the water would be so fun?” -Thomas

This was an impromptu stop as we drove right by on our way home from Carson City. And it was Thomas’ idea …. Kinda. As I had just thought, we should stop by the lake. Hmmm.

Thomas told me he was having so much fun and was so happy we stopped. I sat in the sand and watched him a while and then he asked me to join him. And I did. Took off my shoes and walked and splashed with him.

Cost of this date = $0 / Value = Priceless xoxo ….

First and Second and Done for Camilla and Thomas

April 7 2021

Today was a special day. First one down. I nearly cried from relief and joy when I parked for the 15 minute observation period. 🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️🎉🎉🎉

April 29 2021

NUMBER 2!!!! The only type of shots I do these days!! Black lace for this Heck-Yes!!! ocassion. Let’s dance!!! 💃❣️❣️❣️💃 Before the shot, during, and after!

May 18 2021

Number 1!!!

June 8 2021


**Neither one of us experienced any side effects (other than soreness around the injection site). We both had Pfizer. 

Why Did I Become a Poet – Haiku Style Interview with Camilla

April 25 2021

I recently participated in a Haiku style interview with the wonderful Auroras & Blossoms Poetry Journal. My interview was included in the January – March 2021 issue, which you can find on Kindle.

1. Why did you decide to become a poet?

Accidental swan-
words flow from nature’s beauty
heart opened to verse

2. What is your favorite style of poetry? Why?

Not a fan of rules-
free-verse is the way for me
freedom in writing

3. Who are your favorite poets?

Nature influenced-
writing of Gaia’s beauty
favorite poets

The publication is full of wonderful, moving poetry. I hope you take the time to download an issue, supporting this great publication, and the poets and artists who contribute. Check it out here …

To learn more about my latest book, Words of Alchemy, go here …

Words of Alchemy

Poetry Reading by Camilla With Quenching the Heart’s Thirst

April 6 2021

This has been great. Wrapping up soon. A poetry reading with others in the UK, Canada, and me in Reno. ❤️🎉❤️

April 24 2021

And then I received an email this morning with this message (referencing my 1st book, D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance) …

“Your decision to share your experiences and insights is truly a gift to the world. I have been having a synchronistic experience with your book. Sometimes, when I read it, I will move the bookmark to another spot in the book and then fail to replace it after I finish reading. The next time I go to read, the bookmark may be in a spot I have read before, but the words will be perfect for what is going on at that moment in time.” – Lisa

Lisa’s message landed on a thirsty heart. I’m thankful to those who quench the heart’s thirst just when it is needed most.

I don’t talk about this book much, as it’s about to receive a new cover, at which point I’ll re-launch with the new cover. Hopefully, in the next 1 – 3 months. (A very tired me, and a happy Lillian at a November 2019 book signing.)

To learn more about Words of Alchemy and D iz for Different, go here …


Barefoot With a Dancing Queen and Sunset Straps

April 13 2021

I love these new shoes!!! So much that I just ordered a black pair, too. Very close to being barefoot.

April 23 2021

And then it was time for a solo dance party. I was a Dancing Queen, dancing in Celebration, cause I Got to Be Real at the Y.M.C.A.

May 8 2021

Finally found a pair of barefoot sandals that work for me! Love the sunset colored straps!

If you’ve been on the hunt for a sandal that allows maximum proprioceptive awareness, simulating being barefoot, with no annoying tiny toe box – you may want to try these – EarthRunners. xoxo

Out With the Old – In With the New

March 25 2021

I’m more excited about this than I expected. The first two pieces of my new bed arrived today. Pillows, mattress, and platform frame coming next week. 🎉🎉🎉

I bought a queen size tempurpedic when I was pregnant with Thomas. 15 years ago. It’s just me, and has been only me, sleeping in it for 14 years. I don’t need that much room. 😂

I have lugged that darn thing with us for 15 years. I’ve wanted to downsize to a full size bed for 6 years. Handling and moving a queen size tempurpedic is like trying to move a 500 pound block of jello. 😳

It’s still in near perfect condition, so if anyone in the area needs a bed, it’s yours. ❤️❤️❤️

March 31 2021

This afternoon I bid farewell to the bed I’ve slept on for the past 15 years. It’s got a new job, providing a good nights sleep for folks who are mending their life at The Ridgehouse.

15 years may seem like end of life for a mattress. Not this sucker. Those tempurpedic mattresses never die! I’m sure it’s got another 15 years! I’m happy to be downsizing to a full size vegan, organic, hybrid (which hasn’t arrived yet!) Air mattress sleeping for me until it arrives. 🛌 😴 💤

April 4 2021

The bed frame arrived. The sheets arrived week before last. Now. Just need the mattress and pillow. Fingers crossed that the mattress ships tomorrow. 🎉🎉🎉😴😴😴🎉🎉🎉

April 11 2021

I did it! And, it was fun! 🎉 The platform frame is put together, ready for the mattress (arriving today), and ready for this person to have a comfy nights sleep.

Finished! Need different pillows and bedspread as these are Lillian’s. I. Am. Tired. I shall sleep good tonight. Thank you to my sweet Thomas for helping me get this beast of a mattress up the stairs. Whew!

May 22 2021

It’s totally normal that every time I use my new pillow, I’m thinking, “I loooove you pillow, you’re so comfy”. Right?

… And my new bed …. They are just the best!!

When it’s been 15 years since one has been in a relationship, much less even dated, having a comfy bed, pillow, and bedding it quite titillating …