Daily Reflections From My Window

January 28, 2021 Thursday


“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

So this morning I published my last Macaroni Kid newsletter. Bittersweet for sure. I will finish out the month-cleaning up my site for the next person. I was hoping that I would know who that was so that I could introduce them to my readers, and share how I organized my site, but that information was not forthcoming. I’m handing over 11 years of work to someone I don’t know (but I might!) for nothing. Crazy. Oh well. I have to trust that God has a plan for the next phase whatever that is, since it was my choice to retire.

I watched this amaryllis yesterday as it was completely closed, to just beginning to open. Will it bloom today? We’ll see! It was one of the wax enclosed ones I got a few years ago at Luci Wagner’s shop “The Painted Fern”. It multipled so I broke them out of the wax and now have 4. Stay tuned. It’s not even in soil. Just a cup, bare rooted. I add a tiny bit of water now and then. Not often.

It’s 10* today and the wind chills are supposed to be below zero. Brrrr. Here’s ^ a telltale sign of an alpaca that cushed in this spot for a while yesterday. It was all ice. I have not been out yet today.

Yesterday was ice, ice, ice. The day before, our furnace was on the fritz but Jay got someone here to fix it and then after he left, it was leaking so he had to come back and replace another valve. Seems to be working now.

Today I hear that we are dog sitting our grand dog, Connor, It will be fun!

We had a visitor Tuesday night into yesterday and it was wonderful to have her here. Our sweet sister in law Laura came for the night after visiting her son at college. Nice to see her.

I don’t really have much to say. I’m supposed to be doing a reset with Arbonne, but it just might not be the right time for me, so I haven’t been giving it my all. Maybe next time. I have all of the stuff.

The snow has begun and I’m not sure how much we are supposed to get today. I saw on the news that they are supposed to get 10 feet in the Sierra Nevadas. Can you imagine that? I can’t.

Here’s a link to my last Publisher’s note and you can find Lauren’s there too.


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!