Daily Reflections From My Window

January 21, 2021 Thursday

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“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” Erma Bombeck.

I watched the weather last night and it’s going to get warm and then very very cold this weekend. Brrr. But then I guess it IS January. It will be great weather for the Ligonier Ice Fest.

Since we’re talking about ice, I wanted to share this picture of the birthday boy celebrating a nice cool swim in the Quemahoning on his birthday. He loves the cold! It was just too sunny to pass up the opportunity.

He said that you just have to jump in. How do you know when it’s time to get out before hypothermia sets in, was my question. Well, he said, you get in and kind of go numb and then feeling comes back and then you just know. Oh. He definitely did not inherit this from me!

Looks like another sunny day ahead. This picture is the actual sunrise at 7:35. I couldn’t wait and took my lead picture at 7:25. It will be so nice when the sun comes up earlier and the days are truly longer. I guess I need the sun more than I knew.

Did you watch the Inauguration? I watched bits and pieces only because I was busy and in and out. I’m sure it will be replayed a million times and I will see it all. I really do like the pomp and circumstance and all of the traditions. I did an article about it a few years ago and just laying out the process made me appreciate it even more. It was a little different though yesterday and Heather commented that she hoped I watched it because it was touching. I saw some parts and the way the reporters fawned all over Joe like he was the second coming made me shake my head. I guess all of our problems are solved now. Thanks to Joe. Who couldn’t manage it up until now despite all of his experience as a government official. Jay told me that the Janet Yellen, former head of the federal reserve, and Biden’s pick for Treasury Secretary, made 7 Million dollars per speaking engagement. Interesting.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/01/janet-yellen-speaking-fees-us-treasury-secretary

Well, we can’t change it so might as well laugh about it and watch our investments. But “the Big Guy” has our backs, right?

I have a few Macaroni Kid things to do today and then it’s fiber and then hooping. In person. I’m looking forward to it!

I’ve been doing a body reset thing for a few days that a friend recommended. The jury is still out. My stomach is making such loud noises (not hunger..digestion stuff) that Jay started talking to it.

The alpacas love the cold weather combined with the sun.

The red bench is calling for someone to sit on it. I might have to do that and contemplate the message of Star Trek last night. The crew ends up being sent to an interpretation of Arizona in 1881 by a group of aliens-I can’t remember their names. It’s kind of a punishment. They are supposed to die at 5 PM and as is their agreement, they can’t change history. Everyone sees them as a group of horse thieves and doesn’t see their clothing or even Spock’s ears. How do they get out of it even though Chekhov is shot snd killed? Of course by logic. They THINK they are seeing the west but when they convince themselves that it is all an illusion, nothing can hurt them and they are really on the Enterprise. I know it sounds crazy but Star Trek is very philosophical. Almost every episode has some message that you have to think about. So maybe you want to watch a few and-

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!