Daily Reflections From My Window

December 30, 2020 Wednesday.


“Lucille Ball taught me that the best comedy need never be cruel to be funny.”

Marie Osmond

The year 2020 is wrapping up. What better thing to do than watch a British couple buy a French Chateau and fix it up to be a B&B and wedding venue. In Two months. The darn place didn’t even have electricity or heat. But they did it! I think-I fell asleep during the third episode. Good thing the woman is a designer and the man is an engineer because the poor guy didn’t know what he was in for but always managed to figure it out and do it for her. Angel, the woman has unbridled enthusiasm and energy! My friend Barb recommended it and it is fun to watch! She even walked me through how to find complete past episodes on my tv. I think they are on season 4 and she said that you have to watch from the beginning! I think she’s right. It’s called “Escape to the Chateau” on HGTV Go.

Then I watched one of those years in review on a station I never watch. It was like watching a completely different world unfold. Gloom and doom. Not my cup of tea. Jay came in towards the end and read me a list of good things that happened this year including the stock market at an all time high and lots of other things. I’ll have to ask him for the link.

It’s so funny, for all the years we’ve been married, I would call Jay a realist bordering on pessimist. He always considers the “what could go wrong” aspect to the point of doing nothing and has forced me to always forge ahead. Now we’ve flipped. I hear him in the other room laughing and talking to friends on the phone and it cheers me up. I think it’s all these dang supplements along with the state of the state. I was investigating several yesterday (they give me a fact sheet on every one, but most say that there are no known side affects. So I started looking up a few on the internet and one in particular said that it causes depression. I’ve been so down in the dumps and despite having good health, a wonderful family and a purpose, I feel lost.

Today I need to call the doc and discuss this. It’s not me.

I love how the snow sparkles in the sunshine! We had a bit of snow overnight.

Yesterday we had visitors and the alpacas were acting so strangely. Maybe it was the masks our visitors were wearing or Abby “the dog who never wanders” was in the background somewhere we couldn’t see, but usually they are curious enough to give our guests a once over, and then run into the field, but they wouldn’t step beyond their gate. It was a mystery for sure. It felt good though to show them around and talk fiber. Lynn, a woman I met at my last fiber show brought her daughter Valerie who lives in South Carolina and is in the Army and plays for the Army Band. Thank you for your service! She is also a knitter. I love to see younger people taking up the fiber arts. I hope to see them again.

The best way to end the day is with hooping. Dawn has continued to teach us via Zoom and I really need it. Yes, I am smiling or getting ready to here. I tried to Zoom on my tv but it’s not smart so it was on my computer screen for now. We used to have one of those cables but I can’t find it.

So today, the sun is shining, it’s supposed to warm up and maybe some snow will melt. It’s a great day to be outside!

And maybe tonight we’ll watch some Lucille Ball while we work on our puzzle. I need to laugh!

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!