One Year Homeversary for Team TLC

January 2 2021

It’s our one year Homeversary!

The clouds and sky made a pretty show for us yesterday at sunset. Getting into this place one year ago, coupled with becoming a host home provider for Lillian in February 2020, meant the world to my emotional and physical health.

November 2019 was the tipping point for me, and I’m deeply blessed and grateful to everyone who helped us along the way the previous ten years. Because of these two events I was able to take 2020 as a year of rest and reset.

My body, mind, and heart were wasted after about 13 years of focusing on healing, with struggling financially. I am feeling so much better! Hallelujah!!!! I’m ready to rejoin society! 🤣😂 … As soon as society is able to reopen! 😂🤣 … Oceans of love to all of you!! ❤️❤️❤️

Team TLC Welcomes 2021

December 31 2020

“I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor …. Love!!! One of my favorite songs! 🎶🖤🎶

A beautiful 2020 sparkling pink lemonade with vegan “cheesecake” topped with homemade cherry sauce. We celebrated on New York time so I’m off to bed. Last dreams of 2020 and first dreams of 2021. See y’all next year! 🖤🎉🖤

Merry Christmas from Team TLC 2020

December 25 2020

Merry Christmas friends and family!! I am blessed by your kindness, thoughtfulness, and love. Thank you for being in my and Team TLC’s life. ❤️❤️❤️💚❤️❤️❤️

And then we opened gifts. Thank you to The Romano Duo and Robert for all the great gifts! 💚💚❤️💚💚

Thomas’s treasures. ❤️❤️❤️💚❤️❤️❤️

And then we had a Zoombration to share some laughs, love, and joy!!! And Camilla took way too many photos!! 🎄🎄🎄💚❤️💚🎄🎄🎄

Lillian’s treasures. 💚🌈 🦄🔮❤️

Handmade gift I made for my mom. This one was fun!! 🖤🤍🖤🤍🖤🤍

Camilla’s treasures. ❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚

Handmade gift I made for my brother, Robert. ❤️💚

Throwback Post: Celebrating With a Car Wash and a Cold Swim With Water Balloons and Roasted Marshallows


September 23 2015:

Rosey got to celebrate too! She got a great bubble bath!! Ahhhh!! She’s shiny now!! (I’m not sure what we were celebrating, but YAY for celebrating!


I agree with you Rachel Jane Flower … A cold swim is invigorating, refreshing, and gets the creative juices flowing. Had an amazing swim and then came home and created a yummy dinner! Rice pasta with butter sautéed chicken and shiitake mushrooms with leftover pumpkin soup drizzled on top. Yum!!


September 23 2012:

It’s a GREAT day for water balloon adventures!!!! Bring it on!!

It’s a fabulous night for some s’mores adventures …. Oooey and Goooey!!! YUM!!!

Lillian and Camilla December 2020 Date Day

December 18 2020

Lillian and Camilla December 2020 Date Day

Got some yummy food to go from Noble Pie Parlor – Summit Reno. Took a couple of photos of the inside as it’s got a good vibe. One day soon hopefully we’ll actually eat inside the joint!!
French fries for both of us. Fried polenta with “meatballs”, and marina sauce for me. This is now my new favorite dish (plus the fries – the best fries!!!) from Noble Pie!! All vegan, too!! Yes!! 🎉🎉🎉

For dessert, Lillian had a dark chocolate Christmas pretzel, with a Cocomel dark chocolate sea salt caramel for me.

Ending with a sunset walk in one of our favorite places. ❤️❤️❤️

Cozy Christmas With Astronomy Binoculars and a New Phone

December 13 2020

I just had to take a photo as it is so cozy. 💚🎄❤️ Well, maybe I’ve taken about 10 photos, or more … 😂🤣

December 18 2020

So that Lillian could see the rare double planet conjunction before it’s gone, we opened a couple of gifts this morning. She got astronomy binoculars with a tripod stand. These are the hugest binoculars I’ve ever seen! We can see the trees on Mt Rose!!

I needed time to figure it all out before the rarity is finished! 🤣😂 Thomas got a brand new phone. He’s always used hand me down phones, and his was about to completely die! Yay!!! 💚💚💚🎄🎄🎄❤️❤️❤️

Huge binoculars!!! I’ve got to get the tripod set up so we can adjust the focus. They’re hard to hold completely still with your hands. Lillian definitely wouldn’t be able to hold them. We’re so excited to see the moon and the Christmas star!! I researched pros and cons between astrology binoculars and telescopes, and decided these would be better for her. 🌚 ✨ 🪐

Lillian has wanted a telescope for about 5 or 6 years. I’m thrilled to be able to finally get her something to look closer at the planets and stars! You can find some great articles online comparing the two. Honestly, I needed something I could figure out, also. I haven’t had much luck with telescopes!!

Throwback Post: Sunset Walk With Cormorants and a Beaver Followed By Respite


June 26 2017:

Sunset walk with Lillian yesterday. Incredibly peaceful and beautiful. Nature is a blessing. She does her best to fill us up when we’re feeling empty. She also adds to our joy and peace when we’re joyful and peaceful. Mother Nature is the Best!!

June 26 2016:

We had company for tonight’s walk! They got to see the ducklings, goslings, cormorants, a huge frog, and the beaver! YAY!

June 26 2016:

We went over to The Romano Duo’s temporary home for the next 4 days. Had some fun at the pool. They get to have a sleepover Monday night!! First night of respite for me since last August. xoxo

Throwback Post: Fairy Book of Jobs


September 23 2013:

Tonight Lillian was showing me the Fairy Book of Jobs. I asked her if she thought they needed a Reiki Fairy. She said “Yes” and told me my next step is to write down that I’d like to be a Reiki Fairy and turn it into one of the teachers at The Fairy College. They will get back to me. Lillian said that would be a really good thing there. She also said she may see me there later as she is going to the Fairy Library and it is at the college. Hope y’all have some sweet dreams on that note!! HA!!! xoxo

(May 2012 Photo of Lillian, on one of our walks)

December 2020 Note: Lillian was 12 years old when this happened. For quite some time, every night while she slept she visited Fairy Land. That’s what this conversation was about. Such sweet, sweet, memories!

Swimming in the Cold With a Manual Sweeper and The Shadow Whisperer

November 19 2020

Just back from a swim. This is the first time I’ve ever had access to an outdoor, year-round, heated pool. (YAY!!!) The water felt amazing, heated to 80 degrees currently. We’ll see if I can keep it up as the temperature drops. 💙 💦 🏊‍♀️ 💦💙

November 22 2020

This manual sweeper is in the top ten of best purchases. Lillian and I split the cost of this so that she could help clean the mess she leaves behind after eating.

Some of my C18 friends will understand. She doesn’t have lip closure, and has issues with sitting close to the table, leaving lots of crumbs and bits on the floor. Another win for both of us!! Go Lillian!! 🎉🎉🎉 And, yay for me!! 🎉🎉🎉

November 26 2020

Spotted this morning. Before Lillian came into my life, I don’t think I would have ever been as observant of shadows. She’s the Shadow Whisperer, and has taught me much. 🖤❤️🖤

Lillian and Camilla November 2020 Date Day

November 24 2020

Lillian and Camilla November 2020 Date Day

French fries from Noble Pie Parlor – Summit Reno for both of us, with a Trader Joe’s spicy lentil wrap for me. ❤️😋❤️

Dessert of a white chocolate dipped cookie for Lillian and a couple of squares of this amazing new chocolate I just discovered at Trader Joe’s. 🖤😋🖤

Then we took a walk in one of our favorite places, followed by a drive around our old neighborhood. 💜💐💜