Happy 15th Birthday to Thomas Darnell

November 13 2020

Happy 15th Birthday, Thomas Darnell!!

Thank you ….

for making me laugh
for intelligent, spirited conversation
for running errands with me
for helping me
for sharing your love of history with me
for sharing your passion for politics, our world, and humanity with me
for the hugs you share with me
for sharing your spirit with me
for helping me to learn about true love
for choosing me.

You are my heart. I am so very proud of you. I love you!!! ❤️❤️❤️

We had an intimate, masked, socially distanced celebration with The Romano Duo and Robert, graced with absolutely divine vegan cupcakes from Batch Cupcakery. I took my selfie after everyone left! Ha!
Thomas received some great gifts!

A basketball, volleyball (so we can use the great courts here), a shirt, a hoodie, a desk chair, a homemade card from Lillian, a turntable, an album, and a photo book of our date days over the past year. I still need to make a homemade card or poem for him.

 

Throwback Post: Marketing Panel with Camilla, Glenna, and Cheri

December 6 2010:

Cheri Hill of Sage International, Glenna Smith with The Referral Institute of Nevada and Camilla Downs of Turning Views presented a panel discussion on Marketing Your Business.

Camilla Downs, a social media guru and owner of Turning Views shared important tips for leveraging social media to create brand awareness and make connections.

Movie Night: Spider-Man Homecoming

April 24 2020

Thomas and Camilla April 2020 Date Day

Part three: Spider-Man Homecoming

Thomas says, “It was good.”

I say, “Another I enjoyed watching with Thomas. Loved the ending.”

Second stop: Washoe Lake 💙💙💙

First “stop”: Lunch from Teriyaki Madness. Spicy chicken bowl for Thomas. Spicy tofu bowl for me. Eaten at The TLC Casa.

Lovely Relaxing Burst of Energy With Magical Clouds

April 13 2020

Lovely walk this afternoon, while Thomas rode his bike. Spring is shining!

April 14 2020

What an absolutely great walk this afternoon. An abundance of amazing trees, along with remnants of trees no longer standing. Going for these walks, taking these photos calms, soothes, and relaxes me; followed by a burst of energy and feel good feelings. Mmmmmm .. So good. 💙💚💙💚💙💚 Found love ❤️ along the way, too!

April 15 2020

Afternoon walk for me, bike ride for Thomas. The magical clouds have returned.

Team TLC + Romano Duo + Robert Christmas 2019

December 25 2019

Oh my goodness! Thank you Romano Duo!!

Homemade gift I made for Lillian. This was great fun! Using a book that was destined for the trash, I randomly opened the book and scanned for phrases to make into a poem. Challenging! 💙💙💙

Beautiful gifts from Thomas and Lillian. 💚♥️💚♥️💚♥️

Homemade gift I made for Thomas. This was great fun! Using a book that was destined for the trash, I randomly opened the book and scanned for phrases to make into a poem. Challenging! 💜💜💜

I am incredibly blessed.

A good time was had by all. Team TLC + The Romano Duo + Robert

These two stoke the embers of my heart, giving me strength when I wish to be weak. There is no greater gift.

My eyes nearly began sweating when I opened this gift. A magical bird made from recycled material. Beautiful!!

Christmas Eve dinner was a big scoop of the homemade green bean casserole I had just made. Followed by a piece of apple cranberry pie. Christmas dinner was nearly the same, adding a big scoop of my mom’s potato salad. Yum!!! 💚💚💚♥️♥️♥️

Christmas gift from my brother. My eyes got sweaty over this one. And, y’all, I have absolutely no recollection of this, nor of even being this person. I’m smiling though. Always smiling. 😁♥️

Homemade gift I made for Mom and Frank. This was great fun! Using a book that was destined for the trash, I randomly opened the book and scanned for phrases to make into a poem. Challenging! 💙💙💙 🧡🧡🧡 For Robert’s gift I created a larger than life heart flower. 💚💚💚

December 31 2019:

Lillian thinks I made a masterpiece with the candy canes. Ha!! The vases are packed so I grabbed the French press container and added the candy canes. The inside of the French press fell apart, and I was wondering what I would do with the glass. Improvise!! ♥️💚

 

 

Nevada Humane Society Duck Races – River Rats

August 18 2019:

Although Thomas and I haven’t been able to volunteer at the Humane Society in quite a while, he was adamant he wanted to volunteer at the duck races …. as a river rat. (The duck races are an annual fundraising event put on by the Nevada Humane Society. People adopt a rubber duck for $5 each and the winners, first ducks to the finish line, win things!!)

The river rat volunteers get in the river and line the “race” section so as to help any ducks that get sidetracked. 20,000 rubber ducks is a huge load of ducks!!! Once the race was over, we helped get the 20,000 ducks out of the river. That’s a lot of work!! Thomas is in the photo across the river from me. 😃

I’m so glad Thomas suggested this. I didn’t want to go. I’ve got so much to do and I’m not a fan of crowds. Yet …. I had so much fun!!!! Watching the kids and their excitement about it was heartwarming. And, I loved swooshing the water around the ducks who were headed for the side, to help them back into the race. Cool!

Distance Reiki with Camilla Downs

June 10 2019:

Yesterday afternoon I had a distance Reiki session. Sending Reiki to a client in Surrey England. When the session was over I stepped outside to ground myself. Stood in the dirt, underneath this tree with my hands touching the tree. Then I looked up. Went back inside to get my phone and capture the beauty. What a session it was!

I have been on sabbatical from giving Reiki. When asked last week if I was willing to do a distant Reiki session, without hesitation I replied yes. That has not been the case in the past.

I feel it is time to offer this once again. So, if interested, let me know.

from Lalita … “The distance Reiki session with Camilla was healing nurturing, soothing, and powerful. It was a beautiful experience and one I treasure so much. – Lalita, Surrey, England

Thomas and Camilla October 2018 Date Day

October 29 2018:

Thomas and Camilla October 2018 Date Day:

Lunch Car picnic, with a view. Sushi for Thomas and a GreatFull Gardens half Veghead Sandwich for me.

After eating we spent time chatting with this amazing view.

Then for a beautiful walk down to Bartley Ranch. 💙💙💙