Daily Reflections From My Window

June 23, 2020


The woman is at the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason for our existence: to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in the world.

Mother Teresa

June 23, 2020 Tuesday

Yesterday I had to go back to the lab and have the fasting bloodwork drawn that was overlooked on Friday. I got in and got out. It was fast. Today I send back my 24 hour test and started the new thyroid meds and the supplements. I’ll let you know how things go.

I AM number 1!

I’m working on the dairy and gluten free. I really like dairy and last night made a shrimp scampi cauliflower crust pizza. It was delicious but had mozzarella and Parmesan cheese-but no gluten! It took forever to make so here’s my tip with cauliflower crust pizza if you are making it yourself. Either buy the pearled cauliflower which is already drained or rice your cauliflower the day before you plan to make it and let it drain in a cheesecloth because you have to get all of the moisture out of it to be successful and there is a lot of moisture in cauliflower. It’s important that it’s dry. This was definitely cut with a fork pizza but so good! Here’s the recipe https://www.kimscravings.com/shrimp-scampi-cauliflower…/

The crust. Cauliflower, eggs, cracked red pepper, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese.
The shrimp, butter, olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon zest, lemon juice, cooking wine.

Jay cut the grass yesterday and I had to move my erosion tubes so I draped them over the fence. They look like giant snakes. It rained pretty good here and we needed it. It’s been so foggy in the mornings.

I moved my erosion tubes so that Jay could cut the grass.
Where the tubes were, the soil is a little deeper and things grow.

So for those of you who may be new to reading my posts, what are they about and why? Well, it kind of started when we got a new window and I was astonished how beautiful our view is every day and how it changes. I wanted to share it and it kind of evolved to what it is now. I wake up, take a picture of the view, read some scriptures or devotions, think about what I’ve read, what I’ve been doing, find an inspirational quote to complement the scripture if I can, embed it in the picture and post with my thoughts for the day. Today may seem a little scattered. I love the book of James and my devotion was about James and the author’s reflections on it seemed so fitting for our time today even though she wrote it years ago. Our world seems to be so angry. (Devotion in the photos below). But then Mother Teresa sets us right. Women, we ARE important. What we do in our homes reflects out to the world. So even if people can’t see your smile through your mask, you can still be kind. Body language is a lot more important these days. Be kind. Especially to yourself.

A read a devotion from this book every morning to start my day.
So true today!

And speaking of body language…it’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Hula Hoop Fitness Classes at the Grove or as Dawn calls it “Social distancing since 1958” at 6 tonight! We really can’t get too close when fully hooped. Join me! I missed last week because of conflicts so I will be glad to be there.

A little fawn.
Here comes mom. We knew the babies would follow.

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.Have a blessed day!