Daily Reflections From My Window

December 29, 2020 Tuesday


“I’ll pray for patience, because if I pray for strength, I may throw you out the window.”


Today is the day. Maybe I’ll wash my window. The view is looking gritty, as was most of 2020.

I had a hard time getting grounded this morning. I woke up to a text from an acquaintance asking if I knew what happened with another acquaintance’s son. These two families, to my knowledge, are far closer to each other in friendship and vicinity than I am to either, but I did a little digging and it seems that this young man had passed away unexpectedly. May light perpetual shine upon him and God grant peace and comfort to the family.

This morning was meant to be the start of hopeful posts and back to funny-or at least sarcasm! We’ll get there.

Yesterday was a beautiful day so I decided to drive a package to my friends Edyce and John in Pgh. It was a special gift and I wanted to make sure that they got it. Visions of the post of the box tumbling end over end over other packages but stating in the same spot on the conveyer belt kept dancing in my head and this package needed to be porch delivered. It was a great decision. I got some things done along the way. Stopped and picked up chaff hay at the Agway, picked up a display stand at a pet store that is going out of business that I will use as a yarn stand, stopped and got some supplements and then headed to the delivery. They weren’t home so I just left it on the porch. It was just great to see life buzzing along like normal. I needed a purpose.

By the time I got home, Edyce had already texted pictures! I can always count on that. She is so good at communicating and always has been. One of the reasons I love her.

The box was filled with dinosaurs from our wonderful local toy store (YoungHeart Books and Toys) for them to play with when their grandson Oliver visits. I think they all liked it! There was a hat for John and something else special hidden in a pocket for them only.

The dinos were a hit and there is nothing like sleeping with a cuddly cold blooded dinosaur that says love!

So back to my view pic and quote.

Jay and I are putting together a 1000 piece puzzle. It reminds me of the first time we played Monopoly together over 34 years ago. This puzzle is a challenging one and we approach things so differently. Where I just sit down and put some pieces together as I find them, first sorting out the edges, he sorts, narrates and celebrates every piece that he connects. It is endearing and annoying at the same time! This is why we work well together. We see things from different perspectives. BUT the first thing he asked me this morning was, “Did you check out the progress I made on the puzzle?” Guess I better do that!

Last night:

This morning:

Looks good! I love puzzles and this one is a doozy, but together, and with patience, we’ll git’er done.

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!