Unique Masks and Relaxing Tea – Houston Hemporium

April 23 2020 – Add their website

Thank you Houston Hemporium!! If you’re going to wear a mask, may as well be made by a fabulous designer artist and made from high quality hemp. Bonus: A package of lovely tea “fell” into the package too!! Thank you Tom and Kimberly!! Tomorrow, I shall venture to the grocery store for the first time since March 14th. ♥️♥️♥️

Purchases of these masks allow Houston Hemporium to make and donate masks to medical professionals and first responders.

There’s much more to this post than meets the eye. I give absolutely zero fucks about fashion. It’s not about that.

I have chosen to wear a mask when in public. I appreciate the material these are made out of as works of art, and environmentally friendly being made out of a combo of hemp/organic cotton.

These masks were made by the competent hands of a dear friend. A friend who has been there for me, supported me in all my endeavors for the past 13 years. She has bought two handfuls of every book I’ve published, she’s purchased at least one, if not more, of any artistic creation I have made over the years, and has purchased one or more of anything Lillian has created. She has randomly sent care packages to my family, including a loaded gas station gift card. She paid to have Lillian’s artwork, Egyptian Eye, made into a hanging quilt.

She and her husband opened Houston Hemporium not too long ago. She is making and donating masks to medical personal and first responders in Houston, using the money from people who buy masks to be able to keep creating masks for those in the medical profession.
Now that I am in a position to help support her and others who have helped my family throughout the years, I plan on doing it. This was my way of supporting a beautiful soul who has been there for Team TLC, when we needed it most. Times when I had about 52 cents in the bank; which was often.

Empty Mall Parking Lot With Empty Theater Parking Lot

March 22 2020

Thomas and I went for an after dinner walk. Empty mall parking lot, with only one person in any store … a security guard in the Apple store. Empty theater parking lot for the last photo. Thomas had to read the signs, explaining why they are closed, posted on the doors of every shop!

Overflowing With Gratitude – Loving Kindness in Action Followed by Quaking and Rolling

March 20 2020

Overflowing with gratitude for a beautiful human who made a grocery store run for us. I went grocery shopping last week BEFORE the craziness began, and it was just a regular weekly trip. So, we were running out of things.

Except for walks, we’ve not left the house since Saturday. Lillian has a weak immune system so best to stay home. Incredibly grateful for your kindness, Constance Aguilar!!! Team TLC thanks you!!!

And … how about an earthquake to go along with dinner tonight? Sure …

It was big for this area (5.0), but, I don’t think there was damage anywhere. It’s just the most unsettling feeling. It always takes me a bit to get my equilibrium settled. Lillian felt it the most, Thomas didn’t feel a dam* thing (HA!), and I felt it, but what got my attention was the loud noise the 3 big windows in the living room made! Hugs to you!! xoxo

March 27 2020

Thank you Toilet Paper Faeries!! Who knew there were faeries for TP? Well, there are and we are grateful to all of you. We’re also good with toilet paper now. Deeply grateful and incredibly blessed by your thoughtfulness and kindness. 🙏♥️♥️♥️🙏 A photo of the sky as I chatted with the faeries.

**Update April 4, 2020: We’ve had another trip to Trader Joe’s by different friend, in addition to using Insta Cart. We are incredibly thankful and deeply blessed.