Thomas and Camilla October 2021 Date Day

October 8 2021

Thomas Darnell and Camilla October 2021 Date Day

We began with lunch. Huge vegan burrito for Thomas. Veggie sushi with miso soup for me.
Next was a window shopping trio. First, electronics store where to my absolute delight I found a Pac-Man game. That was fun! The entire store disappeared and I was back in the 80’s at the mall, in the arcade with my best friend, Lillie, in Houma, Louisiana. Cool!

Second, the pet store. Chameleons are my absolute favorite. They seem to have so much personality! Last, the book store. Always a joy being surrounded by books!

We ended the date with a wonderful walk, sharing lots of memories.

Boosting the Joy With Great Clouds and Orange Memories

September 27 2021

Walks soothe whatever ails, walks boost the joy, the love.

September 28 2021

Great clouds last night.

September 28 2021

Memories of four years of walks, climbing trees, throwing rocks and sticks in the water, playing in the snow, and many inspired poems. That was the walk this morning.

October 2 2021

Forgot to post these orange beauties, from a walk last week.

A walk with Lillian earlier in the week. It’s difficult to get her out of the house these days. Success!!

Throwback Post: A Little Adventure


August 31 2014:

‘Twas time for a little adventure so we went all the way to California this afternoon! Boca Reservoir. First time visiting there for all of us. Collected bunches of beautiful rocks for painting.

Got all wild n crazy and went across the state line! So much fun collecting rocks, taking pictures, throwing rocks in the water, and taking Rosey for a spin in the dirt! Plus, we got some cool rocks for painting now!

Throwback Post: Registering with Birthday Invitations and Margaritas


September 4 2014:

Registration Team!


September 4 2012:

Just finished presenting at Sierra Regional Center … Love an engaged group of people!!! Wahoo!!


September 4 2010:

Took kiddos 2 Great Basin Brewing Co for dinner. Yummy 4 me & them. Jackpot porter is da bomb!!


September 4 2010:

Lillian’s so proud of her Birthday Invitations, thought I’d share with y’all! Any of my local friends, please feel free to stop by and say “Hey”!


September 4 2009:

Just had the awesome Frank deliver a Yummy Margarita! We’re having taco’s tonight! Aaaaarrrrrriiiibbbbbaaa! Here’s to a great weekend for all my FB Friends!

Thomas and Camilla July 2021 Date Day

July 23 2021

Thomas and Camilla July 2021 Date Day

Wild Island. Thomas hasn’t been in about 3 or 4 years. I went down the Tortuga slide with him, we went two rounds in the Bahama Mama River, and two times in the wave pool. Thomas also went down the more adventures slides. It was fun, and Thomas had a great time! But I’m good for 4 or 5 years now. 😂🤣 Too peoply. 🤣😵‍💫😂 … Plus a heart shaped rock from a walk earlier this week.

Lillian and Camilla July 2021 Date Day

July 20 2021

Lillian and Camilla July 2021 Date Day

Lillian has never been a fan of traditional pizza. I’ve always made her pizza using a slice of gluten free bread. She does not like sauce. So it’s usually just cheese, olives, pepperoni and salami.

Today she wanted Blaze Pizza, as you can build your own, and they have gluten-free crusts. Still no sauce, but she was adventurous with all the toppings she chose. I cannot believe she ate this pizza! Go Lillian. They have vegan options, too. So I was able to get one for me to have for dinner. 😋😋😋

After pizza we stopped for choosing a macaroon for dessert. Then to window shop in a couple of stores. Lillian really liked the “it’s ok” sticker.

Lillian and Camilla June 2021 Date Day

July 2 2021

The Lillian and Camilla June 2021 Date Day happened last night at 9:00pm.

Drove to Inn n Out to get fries for Lillian. Then to the closed library to return books, and sit in their parking lot while Lillian ate her fries. 😳 Then home for a short walk.

The strangest date we’ve ever had, and …. Gurl!!! I don’t want to do that kind of date again. That’s too close to my bedtime!

Hallelujah – Camilla Gets Respite

June 22 2021

It has been 1 year and 8 months (October 2019) since I’ve had respite. I didn’t realize just how much I needed this until right this minute, typing this. I am in tears.

Hallelujah times infinity! Sweet, blessed relief. She is going to try and stay a full 7 days, as she needs respite, too!! 🤣😂

Hot dam*, let’s party! And by party I mean, do nothing. Absolutely nothing. Perhaps extra movie nights. Enjoy the quiet. Extra reading. Extra relaxing. MINUS being needed every 5 minutes. Ahhhhhh ….

And time for some kitchen dancing …

June 29 2021

Lillian came home today, arriving about 1:30 this afternoon. She hasn’t stopped talking since. 🤪 Did she not talk the entire time she was gone? 🤣😂🤣 We were outside taking in the wild sky. Earlier we had a freaky, huge dust cloud blow through and then purple, pink, yellow, and orange colors. Photos to follow.

A couple of “I’m too old for this shit!” messages from my mom, yet, they all made it the full 7 days! Wahooo!!