Daily Reflections From My Window

January 12, 2021 Tuesday


“Learning does not make one learned: there are those who have knowledge and those who have understanding. The first requires memory and the second philosophy.”

Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo.

When I woke up this morning, I was sure that it was Monday. Or as my friend Char says, Day 377 of January 2020. What a crazy time in which we are living. I’ll leave it at that.

As many do, I am spending January, cleaning up, cleaning out and regrouping. One thing I need to tackle is my inbox. I hit that subscribe button way too often and am subscribed to so many different things over the year-on 3 different email addresses. I love alpacas, gardening, fiber arts, sewing, community goings on and more and it all adds up. I have to be realistic in what I have time to read and do. That takes wisdom and discernment. I’ve gotta work on both. So, if I unsubscribe from you or you unsubscribe from me, I won’t take it personally and I hope you won’t either.

A few have contacted me about why I made this private. Well, I got the latest Consumer Reports issue on internet privacy and it seemed like a good step. I’d recommend reading it. Kind of scary though.

Here’s what I want to ask though. I think I may be going through menopause. I thought I had already. A few times! But lately, I’ve been getting these flashes of dread. They last seconds and start at the crown of my head and go to my abdomen. They aren’t hot but are a feeling. My doctor thinks it’s hormonal and a fatigued adrenal gland-hence all of the supplements. Maybe it’s the state of the world. Who knows? Have any of you had anything like this?

I want to get back to my fiber and future and feeling productive. It’s hard lately.

I’ve got boxes of fiber to get to the mills to be made into yarn, shoe inserts and more. I think that will help-to move some of this stuff and get it where it needs to go.

So whatever you decide to do today, do it with enthusiasm, wisdom and joy.

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!