Throwback Post: Trees While Creating Vision Boards With Respite and a Movie


January 2 2016:

Summer 2015 – Beautiful Tree at Virginia Foothills Park … Next time you’re near a tree, walk up to it as close as you can get …….. and. look. UP. WOW!! Breathtaking. Then, if it moves you, give that beautiful tree a hug! xoxo

Done! 2016 theme words are Love and Mindfulness. The main focus is to write.


“You’re intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” -Ray Bradbury

“You are in concert with the universe.” -A Course in Love

“Looking at herself or another, she sees the same thing.” -Hua Hu Ching

There’s more and I’ll be writing a blog post to share with mention of last year’s also. Two theme words for 2015 were Love and Meditate. I meditated an hour, 6 days a week, for the entire year! I plan to continue this practice. It has been miraculous.

Team TLC movie night … Gandhi …. “The way of truth and love has always won.”

Thomas says, “a Really good, spiritual, inspiring, good feeling, amazing.”

Lillian says, “Good, amazing, emotional, cool, and shocking.” “Wonderful,” I say.


January 2 2015:

The two loves of my life just drove off with The Romano Duo for a sleep over. I get to have a date night with myself and a breakfast and lunch date with myself tomorrow! Even though I look forward to the time alone, it feels like a piece of my heart left with them. It’s good stuff for all of us, cause they have a ball hanging out with The Duo. Plus, Thomas gets “new” ears and minds to ask his many questions of … Here’s a fun picture of The Romano Duo and Team TLC taken December 24 2014.

The Romano Duo brought one more gift when they came to pick up Thomas and Lillian. The toaster oven toasted for its last time around Christmas eve. I use it every single day. I not only make cheese toast and cinnamon toast and plain toast for almond butter; I use it to heat left overs. I haven’t used a microwave in about 2 years! I reheat food in the oven, toaster oven, or on the stove. What I learned this time around is that the oven toasts pretty good. Bake for a bit and then broil for a bit! Works great! Thank you Mom n Frank!

Another finished and hung on the wall! “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” -James Barrie … One of the quotes on Lillian’s board. Her 3 words for 2015 are adventure, happy, and fun. She wants to learn to crochet, write in cursive, and ride the train to the Chromosome 18 conference this July in Salt Lake City. I love her!! xoxo


January 2 2013:

It’s a beautiful day y’all!! I’m embracing this day and am gonna enjoy the heck out of whatever I’m doing!! Hope y’all do the same!!

Thank you Bonnie for such beautiful conversation. So much enjoyed learning about you and signing your copy of ‘D iz for Different’. Let the “Meeting People” Adventures continue!!!! Wooooohooooo!!

I kinda like this “To Do List” Y’all!

Day #2 of no furnace .. Anyone with furnace knowledge …. Before it shut down yesterday morning, it sounded like there was a dirt bike in our attic! HA!! A dirt bike with it’s engine being revved up over and over. Anyone handy with furnaces have an indication if this sounds like a possible “easy” fix or a “time to make the oil heaters a permanent fixture” kinda fix? I haven’t climbed into the attic to look at it yet. Ya have to get on the top step of the ladder and that darn furnace is way on the other side from the entrance to the attic!! I’ll get up there if I have to if someone knows what the heck I should be looking at!! Hahaha! WoooHoooooo!! Let the furnace adventure continue!

Just came across this on my blog and was moved to share it! Right on Mr. Thoreau, Right on! “I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau


January 2 2012:

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop

Started my day with thoughts of kindness and gratitude. Was welcomed with an unexpected day all to myself and I’ve been spreading smiles and happiness everywhere I go! Think I’ll do this again tomorrow . . . . (Thank you Kat for having both T & L over for the day!!)


January 2 2009:

Lillian’s latest NewsFlash!

Latest post on Pink Elephant Books Blog!

Throwback Post: Gratitude With a Beautiful Sky and Respite


November 7 2015:

Second flower planted in the Gratitude Garden. Thomas: food, our home, and pretzels. Lillian: relaxing, music, and home. Me: mom n frank, food and water, and our home. We’re really enjoying watching the flowers come together.

That Thomas is listening to the Thanksgiving Day Radio on Pandora with songs by Etta James, Louis Armstrong, and similar …. And he keeps jumping up to give a”thumbs up” to these songs. That just warms my heart and adds happiness and joy. Love, Love, Love!!! xoxoxo


November 7 2014:

Another peaceful yummy morning of sharing Reiki at Perfect Balance Therapies, LLC! Ahhhhh!!! Such a blessing to receive messages from my two Wednesday clients thanking me …. “significant change, feel better than a million bucks, magical” … Makes my eyes pool with sweat … xoxo


Let the Mama’s night off begin!! Thomas and Lillian just left with the Romano Duo for a sleep over. Every time they leave it sure feels like a piece of my heart is driving away … However, time for some uninterrupted ME time! YAY!!!!


November 7 2013:

Our beautiful sky this morning and tonight’s sunset …. I am compelled to step outside and capture the stunning beauty of nature and breathe in the love she so freely shares! xoxo


November 7 2012:

Lillian’s gratitude for today:

I’m thankful for my dress, my skirt and my long hair.

Thomas’ gratitude for today:

I’m grateful that we have food and love!


I’ll be at this event to benefit the Nevada Diabetes Association y’all! Hope to see some of my Reno friends there … Me and “D iz for Different” will be there with a smile and a hug!!

Fabulous Fashions Shop for Great Gifts and help a great cause.
Register on line at…


November 7 2011:

Today I am thankful for Thomas hugs . . .


Between Storms While Championing the Storms at Sunset

January 11 2023

This morning. Sky beauty between storms.

January 16 2023

More photos I took but hadn’t posted. The first couple are between storms. The next photos are the storm before the current one?? I’ve lost track. Ending with a photo of Basil handling the storms like a champ. 😂

January 17 2023

Sunset. 💙💛💙

Amazing Clouds With a Bright Moon and Lovely Cherry Blossoms Alongside a Cloudy Sunset While Tree Shadows Linger

March 10 2020

More amazing clouds … from yesterday ..

March 10 2020

The moon was incredibly bright last night. Lillian woke me about 3:30 am due to a hurting stomach. We both had to take photos of the moon as it’s shine through the patio door caught our attention. 🖤

March 11 2020

Lovely hour long walk with Thomas yesterday. 💙💙💙

March 12 2020

Spotted yesterday as Lillian and I left the bank. Our second attempt to set up a new “Rep Payee” account. Perhaps the third time will be the charm. 💞

March 13 2020

Beautiful cloudy sunset a couple of days ago … 🧡🧡🧡

March 13 2020

Spotted yesterday. 🖤

Rainbow on a Cloud’s Edge with a Tree Inspired Heart as Beauty is Hot

June 30 2019:

Took a neighbors dog for a quick walk before our movie night. Cool rainbow on the edge of a cloud that reflected into the water! Beautiful!

July 1 2019:

Had a lil buddy with me for the walk yesterday. Isn’t Oliver cute? More beautiful sunshine and trees!!

July 10 2019:

Missed the Golden hour last night. Beautiful walk with Thomas. The breeze was perfect! And, the trees made a heart shape for me! Thank you Mother Nature.

July 12 2019:

After dinner walk with my lil buddy Oliver, neighbors doggie. Hot, hot, hot!!! Whew! Beautiful and peaceful too … Oliver and I were the only two out for a walk. Did I say it was hot?!