Daily Reflections From My Window

December 1, 2020 Tuesday


Snowflakes fascinate me… Millions of them falling gently to the ground… And they say that no two of them are alike! Each one completely different from all the others… The last of the rugged individualists!

Charles M. Schulz

I guess my plans for the future are about shoveling. Winter is here!

Snow always reminds me of Charlie Brown and this book my Dad got me for Christmas one year. He totally combined my love of books and my love for the Peanuts gang in one wonderful gift. I try to follow it, but I think Charlie Brown and I have a lot in common. I also loved Linus. He had to put up with Lucy. How does one person strike the mother load of confidence like she did? Charlie Brown and I were definitely at the end of that line. Maybe this month, we’ll explore the “Peanuts Treasury”. We’ll see.

So how about this snow? I spent all day removing leaves from the pasture. Jay helped me the day before but we didn’t finish and I wanted to get it done. I think I blew leaves for 4 hours. I wanted to get them out-I think ticks lay eggs in wet leaves. Mission accomplished. Then later (in the dark) we moved my garden tower, celery planter and lemon tree in-just in time! I got my head stuck between the door and the garden tower when we were moving it and it shifted for a second and I was reaching down. Ouch! I didn’t realize that the acupuncture post that stays in my ear until I don’t need it (and it actually does fall out, but this time has remained firm) must have punctured a part of my ear because later I touched my ear and it was bleeding. I thought it stopped but overnight it started to bleed again and my hair is stuck there. Always something strange.

I put hay in the barn for the alpacas in anticipation of the bad weather and all but this lone one is inside. They do not mind the cold and snow. Maybe this afternoon I can show you how completely dry they are underneath because of how dense the fiber is. This weather, where it starts with rain snd turns to snow is the worst because they MAY get wet and then freeze. Let’s hope that didn’t happen.

I have so much to catch up on. I’m overdue on several things and need to get going, but wanted to share the wonderful visit that we are having with our sweet Madison’s family. They are really spoiling us! We had a delicious low country boil the other night for dinner. Nan (Peggy Major) led the charge with authentic Georgia shrimp, red potatoes, sausage, corn and Old Bay seasoning. Simple, yet so delicious! Must be the dirt under her fingernails! Read previous posts to see what that means.

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Madison’s brother Collin shows us how to properly shuck the shrimp, while Jack and Chandler look on.

Jack was so full that he didn’t even move when this T-Rex baby started to nibble on him!

Here’s my favorite picture of Nan (Peggy) and Aunt Mary in the park by the tree!

We’ll see how that dinosaur likes the snow, but here he is sneaking up on us while we cleaned the pasture the other day.

The alpacas spotted him before we did! https://fb.watch/264kW1cZry/

Maybe he’ll be helping Jay with snow clean up today.

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!