Thomas and Camilla February 2021 Date Day

February 25 2021

Thomas and Camilla February 2021 Date Day

Maya’s South Indian Cuisine – Avial for me, Chicken Chettinad for Thomas.

Next, picking up my cake for tomorrow – Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake 😋😛😋 Thomas secured the precious cargo in the backseat. 🤣🤪😂

Followed by Yogurt Beach for dessert. Mango sorbet for me, and I have no idea for Thomas, it was a mixture of 3 different flavors.

Ending with a walk we’ve not taken for quite a while. Lots of memories along this trail, too.


Loving Human Touch Means the World

February 3 2021

A deeply, deeply needed craniosacral session = Happy, relieved face. Thank you Christine! See you in one month so we can do it again.

Something that needed help moving through, and was stuck in my lower back and pelvis …. I am overwhelmed at times with the enormity of being the sole parent and decision maker. And, I am kinda, sort of lonely, with it having been about 13 years since I’ve been in a relationship, not having another humans loving touch. My heart, mind, and body agree that this is okay to address.

Craniosacral is powerful medicine, people. That and acupressure are two powerful hands on healing modalities.

Ok. Bye for now. I’m going to make dinner. ❤️💐💐💐

Lillian and Camilla February 2021 Date Day

February 22 2021

Lillian and Camilla February 2021 Date Day

Part 1: Fries and garlic knots from Noble Pie Parlor – Summit Reno, with a salad made by me. First time having the garlic knots …. Delicious!!!

We already knew we love their fries. I’m so thrilled to have this amazing restaurant so close to us!!! Snickerdoodle cookie for Lillian for dessert, heirloom sea salt chocolate for me.

Part 2: A walk on one of our favorite walking trails. Thomas learned to ride a bike on this trail. Many memories here. They sneak up and grab you when you least expect it. ❤️❤️❤️

We had a part 3 to the Lillian and Camilla February 2021 Date Day.
Reading together … 🥰🥰🥰

Throwback Post: Wrote and Published a Book in Under a Year


September 20 2012:

… and she said to herself, “You wrote a book … you wrote and published a book …. you wrote and published a book in under ONE year … you wrote and published a book in under ONE year and have sold about 300 copies of that book ….” this is what she said to herself …. Note to self …. Smiles and Hugs to any friends who need or want them …

March 2021 Update – I’ve not published FOUR books! This one, the first one, is about to get a new cover. YaY!

Team TLC 2021 Valentine’s Day

February 14 2021

Happy Happy Happy Valentine’s Day to my forever loves. Love you, Thomas and Lillian, forever and ever, always and always …. 💖💖💖 … I made each of them a heart shaped crystal sun catcher (with crystal beads). Sending oceans of love to all of you, too … 💜💜💜

Thank you to The Romano Duo for delivering Valentine’s Day gifts, too! Hyacinths and an adorable red monkey for me. I was today years old when I learned how much I needed a fluffy red monkey. A beautiful plant for Thomas, and a rose plant for Lillian. Thank you Romano Duo!! 💚💚💚

Conscious Socks With Neon Shoes from The Netherlands With Rock Love

February 5 2021

It’s been ages since I bought myself new socks. Finally got the ones I ordered last week. Socks with a conscious! Yes!💥❤️🧡💙💚💜🖤🤍🤎💛💥

February 5 2021

I finally got the new shoes I ordered nearly a month ago. I didn’t realize they were coming from The Netherlands. 😂🤣😂 I also didn’t realize they were neon. Wow! I’ve time traveled back to the 80’s! Now, if I could just have my 80’s body please.

Wore them for my first full 30 minute walk since my back flipped out 3 weeks ago. I started back at 10 minute walks.

Nature made sure to give me a message along the way. 🤍🤍🤍

Camilla on The Miramichi Reader – Words of Alchemy

February 1 2021

Thanks to Bill for the space on The Miramichi Reader!

Welcome back to a new Showcase interview! Today we visit with Camilla Downs (Camilla is pronounced like Pamela), a poet, photographer, and founder of Meeting the Authors, itself a showcase of international writers. Camilla, what a treat to showcase a showcaser! Welcome. Let’s introduce you with a bio:

Bill Arnott’s Showcase Interviews: Camilla Downs

The One Sock Club With Library Books

January 10 2021

Anyone else’s child a member of the one sock club? All. The. Time.

January 30 2021

First trip to the library pick up window since they reopened (for holds only). It was about a 40 minute wait = too many photos. 🤣😂 Lots of books. 📚💚📚

Therapeutic and Just Because – Coldest Swim Yet

January 25 2021

Coldest swim yet. There were two reasons for a swim in this cold, snowy weather.

#1 – Therapeutic: I did something to my lower back nearly 2 weeks ago. I hadn’t posted about it, but I ended up in the ER, with them administering morphine. Now, I’m one tough human, having a high tolerance for pain, so you can imagine how intense this was. I am finally able to move around without intense pain.

The warm water felt really good. Came home, had a hot shower, and then a hot epsom salt soak. I’m not fully healed. I think that will take some hands on work. I had loads of folks sending distance healing this past week and on Saturday, which helped a great deal. I have a craniosacral appointment next week, and desperately need therapeutic massage, as everything is so tight and achy. I’ll work on making that happen.

#2 – Just Because: I’ve never been swimming in an outdoor heated pool, surrounded by snow, in 20 degree weather. Fixed that. 🤣😂

A huge THANK YOU to my beautiful and kind son, Thomas Darnell. He stepped up and helped me with everything. I could barely move without intense pain for nearly a week, and definitely could not lift or move things. Thank you, Thomas. You are my sunshine. I love you! xoxo …

Also, thank you to The Romano Duo and Robert, as they drove to Reno from Dayton to fill our water jugs and pick up a prescription for me.