Daily Reflections From My Window

November 13, 2020


The cucumber is bitter? Then throw it out. There are brambles in the path? Then go around them. That’s all you need to know. Nothing more. Don’t demand to know “why such things exist.” Anyone who understands the world will laugh at you, just as a carpenter would if you seemed shocked at finding sawdust in his workshop, or a shoemaker at scraps of leather left over from work.

Marcus Aurelius

It’s Friday the 13th. I’ve got nothin’. My morning routine is to take a look out of my window and REALLY look. What is God showing me? Today I just looked. Nothing. Yes, it’s sunny. But what else? So I glanced through my feed. A few birthdays. That’s always nice, but still nothing. Though a memory popped up of my trip to Ireland with my niece Skye last year. I got sidetracked uploading that post here. It will be on soon. It was wonderful.

Did I do anything worth writing about yesterday? I took a walk with a friend, boxed up some fiber, had a very nice lady come and buy a hat for a friend. We had a wonderful visit and it makes me remember how special alpacas are. She didn’t need me to be yakking away (or as they say on Seinfeld, Yada, yada, yadaing). She just wanted to quietly watch the alpacas. I forget how lucky I am that they are right here. All the time. God is good.

Here’s an erosion tube filled with the junk alpaca fiber in action. After a rain, nothing washed away.

I did get out and tend to the alpacas and I can tell that I need to spend more time with them. We all need it. I usually just do what I need to do and that’s it.

I’ve been asked to lead the “Sunshine Committee” for Macaroni Kid. I’m not feeling very sunshiny these days. Thank goodness that Lauren is all in and wants to do it. Stay tuned. Good things are ahead.

Here’s Dovis-she’s the head of our Sunshine Committee.

I went to hooping and for the first time ever, the music Dawn chose did not do it for me. The music was very quiet and slower. It was interesting. We used the really big hoops and they ARE a lot of fun. It’s always a wonderful arm workout.

We watched the second episode of the “Queen’s Gambit”. The lead character is very unnerving and no one seems to have any personality except Jolene and I don’t know if we’ll see her again. It’s kind of stilted and no one smiles or has conversations. Maybe that’s why I’m feeling blah. Watching that before bed? Good idea or not? I hope it turns around soon! Or maybe all of this Covid stuff is finally getting to me. Thanks China.

I’m also fighting with my computer. I switched to Firefox and Duck Duck go. Nothing is as easy as it was. I can’t even insert emojis but that could be an add on or something. My disk is also almost full so I upgraded my Mac cleaner and who knows what that’s doing! Oh well. For another day. Today is about fiber.

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!

Only a portion.