Daily Reflections From My Window

December 10, Thursday (I think)


“As I was walking down the street one day
A man came up to me and asked me what the time was that was on my watch, yeah
And I said

Does anybody really know what time it is (I don’t)
Does anybody really care (care about time)
If so I can’t imagine why (no, no)
We’ve all got time enough to cry

And I was walking down the street one day
A pretty lady looked at me and said her diamond watch had stopped cold dead
And I said

Does anybody really know what time it is (I don’t)
Does anybody really care (care about time)
If so I can’t imagine why (no, no)
We’ve all got time enough to cry

And I was walking down the street one day (people runnin’ everywhere)
Being pushed and shoved by people (don’t know where to go)
Trying to beat the clock, oh, no I just don’t know (don’t know where I am)
I don’t know, I don’t know, oh (don’t have time to think past the last mile)
(Have no time to look around) And I said, yes I said (run around and think why)

Does anybody really know what time it is (I don’t)
Does anybody really care (care about time)
If so I can’t imagine why (no, no)
We’ve all got time enough to die

Everybody’s working (I don’t care)
I don’t care (about time)
About time (no, no)
I don’t care”

Writer/s: Robert William Lamm

Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group, BMG Rights Management

Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

It cracks me up to think that the song above was written in 1969. My sister Ann LOVED the group Chicago. Being the youngest of four, I just learned to like whatever they listened to and it was quite varied, but this song stuck out with me.

I do best with a schedule and have to say that lately I have not been on one. My newsletters have been late, I don’t even know what day it is most times. I live my life from Dr. appt to Dr. appt. does that mean I am officially old? So I was so excited to have a full day yesterday that did not include Dr. appointments. Except one.

The day started with greeting our new milkman at about 7:30 AM. I forgot to change our order (because does anybody really know what day that needs to be accomplished?) and had to run out and ask him if he could change it. He could and did. Vale wood gets the nicest delivery people. We made plans for bad weather delivery and all is well there now.

Then I had a wonderful long chat with Edyce (rhymes with lettuce-sorry dear friend) and it was chemo day for John. Those two are the example of everlasting love, I’m telling you. As much in love today as the day they met 100 years ago (just joking) and I wasn’t even there when it happened because at that time, she and I were inseparable and how in the world did I have other plans than to be with her? I am so glad that God introduced them. Back to our chat. We can talk about just about anything and she always says I tell her the truth (hope).

She’s a worrier, planner, go getter type A kind of gal and I’ve always been kind of not that type. I go where the wind takes me. Not a planner at all. But I love this verse below and if you get a chance to read Soren Kierkegaard’s “Lilies of the Fields and Birds of the Air”, please do. My philosopher son introduced us to it.

Matthew 6:27-28

“And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

I even got a double yolk. What does that mean?

I love talking to my friend, worries and all because I love her. We’re sisters through time. Give me your worries and I will pass them on to God. He’ll handle it and wants you to be present in this day with John.

The day just kept going and next up? Hay delivery. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Lou knows when I need hay before I do and he plans his delivery to coincide with the weather. Yesterday was the last day that the ground will be frozen for a while. Why does that matter? If the ground is frozen he can back his truck up to the barn and we can load the hay right into the loft. If not, we put it in a little shed below. I like it in the loft. It adds insulation. The location of the barn was bad planning on my part but it looks nice! Of course Lou got the truck up and he brought his sweet daughter Courtney to help. She’s a doer, that one! I love to see her. And Lou. He’s always so positive. If you look up “can do” in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Lou! It always feels good to unload hay.

We still have snow.

Then, I had a sock customer and had to give the sad news that the company that manufactures the socks I sell, sold to a Canadian company. I contacted both to no avail. I do have a plan B though it will take a year to accomplish.

Then off to shower and see my chiropractor Dr. Dave. He straightens me out. I asked him if he could help with my off kilter earth angle in hooping and he tried something and asked me to report back after tonight’s class. Will do.

Pam from Hooping gave us all these cute Hooping Elves! She made them herself. She is very talented. I told her that mine has attitude. She’ll be moving to a new location today.

A few quick stops later and I called Kathy to walk. 2 miles of common sense was what I needed. Home to Jay and 3 more miles at the track together finished by dinner at the Mexican restaurant that used to be El Rancho. I think I’m becoming a native when I talk like that. I can’t remember the name of it.

Caught up a LITTLE bit with Lauren and my newsletter but that is on the agenda today. Time to get back on track! Enough being in LaLaLand. It’s too crowded there.

The alpacas are up and vigilant? Could she be looking at Abbey the dog who doesn’t wander?

I’ve been up since 6:30 and waiting for the day to break. Finally at a little after 7:00, it did and I could take my picture above.

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!