Daily Reflections From My Window

January 3, 2021, Sunday


“Everything begins at the beginning, and quite often the beginning begins when you shift your mind in a new direction.”Louie Herron

I had such a nice day yesterday. First I caught up on some bookwork and then my dear friend Carol called and we talked for a full 2 hours! She’s a joy to talk to, has a wonderful sense of humor and I could just see her smiling eyes in my mind the whole time we were talking. We met at Our Lady of Grace grade school and she’s one of those friends who is always there even though we live in different states. We just pick up where we left off. We talked about how SHE was probably the one to spark my love of all things yarn, crochet and fiber related when she taught herself to crochet from (we laughed about this) a book! No YouTube back then. She made us purple crocheted purses and we were so cool! They weren’t dark purple, more of a lavender and I think she lined them too. She is so good at whatever she does and she does it all with humor. She’s such a wonderful friend. Boy I wish I still had that purse. Here she is from a few years ago. Pippa loved her.

Then as soon as I hung up the phone, it rang again and was my friend Robyn. Ever since she went back to work we miss each other but she was walking to work and we talked on her walk. We caught up on kids, families, Christmas and covid related things. She’s well and so is her family. It was great to catch up. I THINK we can walk together and not break any laws. We’re planning to anyway.

After tending my herd, I convinced Jay that we needed to go up to Richland and look for those ice cleat things that you slip onto the bottom of your boots. We also needed trash compactor bags. Walmart is the only place that sells them around here and we were on our last one. We use one per week. We really needed an adventure so off we went.

Who knew that in a place where cold is normal and ice is often, they would be tricky to find. We looked first at Walmart and no luck, then Tractor Supply. Our local TS has become very different and didn’t have anything I needed. I usually go to the one in Ebensburg because of that but today we stayed local to no avail. Last stop Dunham’s and they had a nice selection snd we got a pair for each of us. They work great in mud too.

We stopped to get the mail and both decided that our driveway should be ok so we removed the chain and up we went only to find a massive downed tree halfway up. Jay had to back down our windy drive in the dark but was able to thanks to the back up camera on the car. I’ll get a better picture today. It’s hard to see. Hope the driveway isn’t damaged.

We have our work cut out for us today. After Virtual church, we’ll head out to try and remove at least part of the tree.

We still have lots of snow despite the rain and higher temperatures. It’s nice for a melt and then we start over.

So tell me-do you read all the way to the end? Do you see this post on my website? Do you click the link somewhere else and if so, where? Do you like pictures? Do you read the text? Enquiring minds want to know to make this better. Please comment with any suggestions.

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!