“I’m often in need of a filter because my go-to is almost always to be funny, and sometimes funny and kind don’t line up. Not to mention that I have a tendency to use a sarcastic remark to cut the emotional tension in a room, and that can come off less than empathetic. It’s not that I don’t feel what someone else is feeling as much as I just want to figure out how to bring the mood up a notch.”
Melanie Shankle from “On The Bright Side”
I love Melanie Shankle’s books, and I think I’d really like Melanie. She seems to know me too well. When I read that paragraph, she described exactly what I do, too. I think many of us do that.
Now let me try to figure out what we’ve been up to here. We’re under quarantine because Jay has Covid and it kills me that Jack and Madison are so near, yet so far. They are steering clear of us! We do have some of their laundry though.
For those of you who wonder, the alpacas LOVE the snow. Much better than rain or heat. A little sun might not hurt though and yesterday it peeked through for the shortest time!
Jay was up to a little walk in the afternoon, so we ventured down the drive, to the mailbox, up Menoher and up Peterson to home. We figured that it’s about a mile circuit. Then I went to deliver some things to a friend. Left them on her porch and home. Jay then did a second loop and then some. Last night he wondered why he was so tired. Beats me!
It was a beautiful walk though.
I have a lot to catch up on today! I’m feeling creative!
Have you heard about the Great Conjunction that is happening on the 21st? Here’s a link to the article in MacKid. It’s supposed to create a Christmas Star. Isn’t that incredible? Boy, do we need it. Is it just me, or are you seeing more personal Christmas displays with the manger scene? All of a sudden I want one of those simple white wooden manger cutouts to put on our main drive on the highway. Who sells them? https://johnstown.macaronikid.com/articles/5fdba6051b7fa17417b08dee/great-conjunction-of-planets-will-create-christmas-star-effect
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!