Daily Reflections From My Window

December 18, 2020, Friday: Self Quarantine Day Something

“(Cher as) Loretta Castorini: [slaps him twice] Snap out of it!””

From the Movie “Moonstruck”

I couldn’t leave you hanging. Here’s the clip.

“Moonstruck” is one of my all time favorite movies! I love how they just say what they mean. I wanted to slap Nicholas Cage too-he was so hangdog the whole movie.

So why did I post that? Because Tammy, my wonderful friend, pretty much told me that last night and I love her for it! Thanks Tam! She pretty much said that she liked reading my posts because we live in different states now, and it’s like talking to me, but I’ve been spending too much time in my head lately and that I needed to-all together now…SNAP OUT OF IT!

She is so right!

Here’s the thing. I haven’t felt very creative lately, but something slowly is changing. I started a pair of fingerless mitts last night and am almost finished with the first one. Cabled too! One of the challenges when I have fiber made into yarn is figuring out what it will become afterwards. I’ve been focused on socks because the company that I used to buy socks from sold and is now in Canada. I contacted them and never heard back. Those of you who bought socks from me, I’m sorry. No socks this year. I’ve got fiber sorted and ready to go-first to a mill to make a specific blend and then from there to a sock maker. It will be at least a year until I get product back. Last night, I was loving working with chunky yarn again, that I’ll be sending more away to be made into chunky yarn. It’s quick and lofty and luscious!

I over dyed some natural and hope I have more. Now I want them in every color.

For all of you who have prayed for Jay’s recovery, he is feeling great! He was out snow-blowing yesterday and said it made him feel alive. There IS something about fresh air that does that. Look how happy he is!

I on the other hand just wanted to flop down and lie in the snow. So I did!

Here I am in my wonderful orange jumpsuit that once belonged to Job Brant. He was one of the young soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy. It was given to me by his late wife (and my dear friend) Blanche, and I have worn it every day that it has been cold for over 10 years. It is built to last and I do small repairs now and again. I love it.

If you have ever wondered what the alpaca warning call sounds like, here it is:

A little more snow fell overnight and we’ll be outside again. It’s a good thing that we love it!

Christmas is coming and I think it will be time to be Cindy Lou Who, or Linus Van Pelt more than ever and share the love of what Christmas really is all about.

I am ready to do that!

But first, a reminder that I am trying to get off of FB and would love if you would subscribe to my blog. You’ll get it every morning or I think you can opt for less than that. I’m still learning. We’ll figure it out but in the meantime-

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!

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