Daily Reflections From My Window

February 3, 2021 Wednesday

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“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Robert Brault.

Gosh, it is windy today! I hope it lets up soon because we got more snow and need to clear it away. I need hay and it’s best to keep ahead of it. . Can you see it? In the picture? I love when there is a stream of light coming from the clouds. I see you God! Thank you for the sun today!

I think my energy is coming back. I had an amazing day yesterday. The supplements must be kicking in. Let’s hope.

This was Mary yesterday predicting more snow and she was right. She’s completely colorless when no precipitation is coming.

Here she is today. I hope she’s wrong. We need to catch up.

I got my livestock done early yesterday and then Jay and I tackled snow removal earlier than usual. I used the snowblower and he used the tractor to clear and it took us about an hour and we got a lot accomplished. I figured that between livestock care and snow blowing I got in about 3 miles of walking and though it was cold, it felt invigorating.

Then I called my friend Kathy and we planned for a nice long walk in the afternoon. We walked 4 miles around her neighborhood and it felt great! Her neighborhood has a street that has an outer street that is a mile loop so we go around 4 times. That was great planning. Because it was so late in the afternoon, I went prepared to head to hooping right after and I did. I don’t know how many miles or steps we take, but Dawn assures us that we can burn 450 calories. I think we did! When I got there, the little kids were playing basketball and it was so nice to hear their little voices laughing and playing!

After hooping I headed home to a Bible Study through my church. It was so nice to see my friends and their happy faces on Zoom and talk together again (though I mostly listened!). We are studying the Sermon on the Mount-the Beatitudes to start. My absolute favorites. The book and study guide we are using was written by a Jewish woman so I am excited to hear her perspective. The picture above is one that Peggy sent me to make sure I got the right books. More on that later! I’m ready to learn. It’s been too long.

Here’s what I’m looking at. Wind.

We are definitely getting closer to a bloom! One of the ladies in the study group last night mentioned that because of Covid, she was noticing more and more wildlife in her yard. She has been putting apples out for the animals and noticed a raccoon and possum sharing it. Imagine that! She said her dog wouldn’t share. Nature is truly amazing and maybe God put us all on pause so that we would notice.

I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know what movies we watched last night. I only saw the last 45 minutes of “Extraction” on Netflix. A thriller based on a graphic novel. I would watch with closed captions because everyone seems to mumble. It was exciting. Jay chose and had started watching while I was in Bible study. Then he got one on DVD and it was called “Serenity” with Matthew McConaughey. I can’t tell you too much because there are twists and turns and it’s really unpredictable. It was totally panned by critics, fans and rotten tomatoes. I said to Jay that the reviews were so lame and that they didn’t base it on what it was about. I think you’d have to see it to know what I mean. Don’t read the reviews or the plot. Neither of us had any idea and that made it more interesting. We both gave it a thumbs up.

I want to share a link on behalf of my best friends Edyce and John Rizzi. Here is a great picture of them on a brief trip to Florida to feel the warmth, but he’s back today at the Hillman Center in Pgh for treatment. John was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several months ago. Edyce has been reluctant to share publicly, but the more people know, the more people pray, is my thought. I talked to her this morning and she was amazed after she shared publicly how many people reached out. Yup, people are good. She also has rheumatoid arthritis and the cold winter weather does her in. Please pray for them and their family and if you feel led to contribute to pancreatic cancer research, here is the link. #cancerhasnobizwithriz

https://secure.pancan.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app30122b?px=3114875&fr_id=2262&pg=personal&NONCE_TOKEN=0F65816933D0D64C5FDDDFB849ED3B03

So, look out of your window? What do you see? Share below if you’d like!

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!