Throwback Post: Still Sane With a Package of Happiness


August 4 2012:

My Chromosome 18 Family (and all parents of kids with special needs) will love, appreciate and GET this ….. My Mom, Patty Romano, just said to me, “I don’t know how you are still sane?”

My response, “You think I’m still sane?” Hahahahaha!!! I’m kinda crazy like that … Join em in their World or not … our choice ….

(Here’s a picture of Team TLC receiving our package of Happiness yesterday from the 9 Nanas!!)

Richest Man in the World

“I’m the richest man in the World because I’m so happy. You are the best Mom in the World. Lillian is the best Sister in the World. I hope everybody in the World is this rich and finds the happiness that’s in them.” -Thomas says with “sweat” in his eyes …. Gosh, this kid makes my heart dance, my eyes sweat and inspires me so much I tingle! WOW! 

Happiness Journal for Camilla: Week of May 13 2012

May 16, 2012, Wednesday, Happiness is:

Quiet time outside.
Thomas having a good day at school.
Smiles and hugs from friends.
eWomenNetwork Dinner Events.
Yummy food.
Thomas and Lillian’s LOVE of reading.
Everyone’s excitement and enthusiasm about my book!

May 17, 2012, Thursday, Happiness is:

Dorinda’s Chocolates.
Kind gestures.
Ripple effect of positiveness shared with others.
Nevada rain.
Hearing Lillian say “I Love You” at bed time.
My comfortable bed.

May 18, 2012, Friday, Happiness is:

Watching Thomas play in the park with his friends.
Being able to take Thomas for a haircut.
Buying food.
Treating Team TLC to pizza.
Quiet time outside with Lillian.
Walking outside and seeing Thomas and Lillian siting next to each other with pencil and notebook in had writing poems.
Listening to music.

May 19, 2012, Saturday, Happiness is:

Saturday breakfast of eggs and bacon with Thomas and Lillian.
Lazy days.
Thomas and Lillian playing kindly together.
Virginia Foothills Park with Thomas and Lillian.
Cooking hot dogs on the grill.
Eating hot dogs and french fries with Thomas and Lilian.
Movie night with Thomas and Lillian.
Eating hot buttered popcorn with Thomas.
Good surprises!
Receiving my first bulk order of D iz for Different!

Happiness Journal for Camilla: Week of April 8 2012


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April 8, 2012, Sunday, Happiness is: Thomas’ excitement. Grits with bacon and toast. Chocolate. Adventures with Thomas and Lillian. Washoe Lake … the views, the peace, the quite, the beauty. Warm weather. Team TLC Easter BBQ. Snuggling next to Thomas … Continue reading

Happiness Journal for Camilla: Week of January 22 2012

January 22, 2012, Sunday, Happiness is:

Thomas and Lillian sleeping later than usual.
My nice, warm and cozy bed.
Eatin’ grits with Thomas.
Boiled peanuts.
Going for a walk with Thomas and Lillian.
A warm home to return to after a cold and windy walk.
The love all three of us have for reading and books.

January 23, 2012, Monday, Happiness is:

Touching Thomas’s soft face.
Tickling Lillian.
Laying next to Thomas and Lillian on my bed while we are reading.
Watching Thomas play in the mud.
Filming Thomas make a “movie”.
My electric blanket and heating mattress bed.
Justine Reyes of Take 2 Performers Studio.
A full belly!

January 24, 2012, Tuesday, Happiness is:

Hot black coffee.
Knowing that Thomas’ rough moments will soon turn into moments that he learned something.
Being in the library.
Being Kind.
Jumping into Thomas and Lillian’s world and their imagination.

January 25, 2012, Wednesday, Happiness is:

Feeling the sun.
Being uplifted by the joy from Thomas and Lillian.
A clean, uncluttered house.

January 26, 2012, Thursday, Happiness is:

Hanging out with girlfriends, drinking wine and eating GOOD food.
Learning about healthy alternatives.
Coming around the corner to find Thomas laying on the floor engrossed in a book.
The ability to smell.
Hugs, smiles and laughs with friends.
Thoughtful and kind people.

January 27, 2012, Friday, Happiness is:

Lillian laying on the couch in my office and reading her books while I work.
Picking up a very happy Thomas from school.
Watching Thomas play with his friends.
Complimenting others.
Spreading smiles.
Helping Thomas and Lillian make choices.
The view from our backyard.

January 28, 2012, Saturday, Happiness is:

Working on my book.
Adding content to our Team TLC website.
Helping Thomas and Lillian with each of their blogs.
Adding content to my blog.
Bacon and scrambled eggs.
Adventures with Thomas and Lillian.
The peace and joy nature give to me.
Seeing the breathtaking beauty and gift of nature.
Thomas and Lillian realizing how special, important and unique they each are.
Watching a GREAT movie with Thomas and Lillian.
Eating popcorn with Thomas.