Daily Reflections From My Window

January 31, 2021 Sunday

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“None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”

Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

So I am going to commit to Gratitude and probably shoveling today. It is really coming down and just in the space of an hour.

Here’s what it looked like at 7:30 AM. No falling snow. We’ve had quite a bit where no one else does. I think we are all getting it today.

I’ve been thinking of gratitude lately. I have been focusing so much these days on being trapped here. I need to find a place to go every day and see people and say “thank you”. Last night, we joined some friends for a socially distant dinner and I must have said thank you so many times that I couldn’t even count and it felt so good! I love to appreciate other people. I do. Unfortunately I still have no taste or smell so I appreciated the texture of the food.

Even though I have been tested multiple times for Covid and have tested negative, the lack of taste or smell is a classic sign and I think I must have had it when Jay did. It’s been at least 2 months now.

Earlier in the day we headed to Aldi and everyone was out stocking up for Snowmageddon. I just needed bananas and celery but ended up with a cart full. We went to TJMaxx and there is a sign on the door that they can only admit 351 guests at a time. I think they had that. We did a quick sweep and left empty handed for probably the first time in my life.

Then we walked at the Westmont track and I hit my goal of 40 miles for the month in my 99 walks app. The fresh air felt so refreshing! I think we walked almost 3 miles.

I got out and saw other people yesterday and that made me so grateful. I need to get back to my gratitude journal. Or maybe this is it?

After I published my final Macaroni Kid newsletter the other day, I got so many wonderful messages from other publishers and friends that I really had regrets, but you know, it’s time. Everyone assured me that I will find something to fill my days. I sure hope so because right now I feel kind of lost. They kept congratulating me on my “retirement”. That is something I never plan to do! I like to work too much!

Jay says that I need to get back to my fiber roots. I definitely need to get out and do my work.

More celery!

Almost ready to bloom.

Yikes! I forgot about online church! Here I go!

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!