Daily Reflections From My Window

December 17, 2020 Covid has Arrived and the Snow


“When we start to pay attention, we realize life is full of small wonders that can make all the difference in a day, an hour, or a lifetime. ”

Melanie Shankle, “Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life”

I love Melanie Shankle’s books. She has a way of expressing her faith with humor and compassion at the same time about the little things in life and she’s so down to Earth. I think my sister in law Laura gave me my first book and it really hit home. Stay tuned for more quotes.

We got some big news yesterday. Jay DOES have Covid and we got a big dump of snow. I walked out to the end of the driveway last night and it was so quiet! Not a sound. It really is beautiful.

Jay feels great. Maybe he had turned the corner before the test results came back. He was out blowing snow and moving around like normal. You can barely see him in this picture above with the snow. Fingers crossed that he’s OK. Fresh air can do wonders. They really only said to rest and continue doing what he’s doing-like taking C, D, and Zinc. There isn’t a lot of info on what to do if you DO have it. Any ideas? He has an appetite, is drinking lots of fluids and is cranky as ever.

My hydroponic garden is really taking off. Micro greens coming up in a few days. The celery will be slower. I got a response from Back to the Roots about fish dividers and they don’t recommend it even for Betta fish. Oh well. It will give them ideas to throw around for new products and accessories.

I wanted to give my new neighbor a gift that represented the products of our wonderful dairy and delivery service from Vale Wood Farms, so I ordered their Classic Dairy Christmas Basket with my standing order. Andy the milkman delivered it before the heavy snow started. I wasn’t concerned about anyone taking it and it was cold and I was busy so I thought it was OK outside. Then John the Mailman came and delivered a package and I saw him put the package and the basket (beautifully packaged) inside our garage and thought-we have the best delivery people and it was safe there. 10 minutes later I went out to bring them in, only to find that “Abby, the Dog Who Doesn’t Stray”, had dragged the basket outside and ate everything that wasn’t in a hard container. Everything was scattered all over the driveway, ripped apart. Sorry Sue. I’ll do it again. By the way, Abby is our neighbor’s dog.

I did my Around the Alleghenies segment by Zoom. I thought I’d have to cancel because the Covid Call came right when I was gathering things to put together for it, but the show went on. Christine Strugala is wonderful. No, I didn’t take pictures. Here’s the aftermath. It was about “What to do with all of those cardboard boxes!” And I didn’t do much! Just described what COULD be done. Article to follow and maybe a video since I’m all set up.

So the day is full of adventure ahead shoveling and getting out in the beauty of nature.

The patient has risen and I am going to make him a delicious cheese omelet.

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!