Daily Reflections From My Window

February 9, 2021 Tuesday

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“Lord, lighten my heart. Help me to love people as you do”

Charvonne Holliday

Former Johnstown resident, now Asst. Professor at John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

I was catching up on the paper yesterday and they are doing a series on African American residents of our area for Black History Month. This young lady’s smile and positive quote got me right away. She is so faithful and what a job she has. Here’s a link to her story. https://www.tribdem.com/news/watch-video-i-ve-been-black-all-my-life-prospect-native-draws-on-hometown-lessons/article_c61eace0-69cd-11eb-8bf6-4be1eb044e27.html?fbclid=IwAR3o3KQDacn1cGWI1zpnUb1rPS83_devuKXTP0f6flljDQawfJ3pPpxhAVs

Picture and article by Randy Griffith of the Tribune Democrat.

We had unexpected visitors this AM! Jack dropped Madison off at the coffee shop and he and Connor stopped by. We had breakfast together and chatted and it was really nice. Could become a thing. Let’s hope so. He caught me in my soft seating, writing my post.

Connor settled down on the right at my feet. I like it! The scripture quote in my picture appealed to me too because we were talking politics, of course. The world is so topsy turvy. Right is wrong, wrong is right. The world needs to open back up so that people can interact again. You learn more that way. I saw on the news last night that a columnist wrote an article complaining that her Trump loving neighbors plowed her driveway. She compared them to the Nazis and Hezbollah-doing good deeds as a front. Nice. I wonder if she thanked them. If I were them, I wouldn’t do it again. May have just been a good deed. Neighborly. Wouldn’t THAT shake her up. It would show her that neighbors you know are great! We have wonderful neighbors and one who likes to plow and does our mailbox. We appreciate it! Thank you Keith Leckey!! I don’t think I would trust that columnist at all. Can you imagine being the neighbor and reading that? I can’t.

Yesterday was a busy day. I had to go to the Tractor Supply in Ebensburg to pick up my alpaca feed because ours won’t stock it-they have feed, just not the brand I use. I like the Ebensburg store and they know me there. I took my friend Mindy and she’s always good company. We have a lot in common. I hope she won’t mind me sharing, but she had thyroid cancer and had hers removed. I had mine irradiated due to Grave’s disease so I essentially don’t have one. If your thyroid is out of whack, or you don’t have one, it wreaks havoc on your whole being. No fun. So it was nice to commiserate with a fellow thyroid sufferer, because really, no one else can understand. She has 3 wonderful boys, but she lost her rock and the love of her life to a brain cancer several years ago. Yeah, she has every right to ask, “Why me?”, but I’ll tell you, she doesn’t. She had a pity party for a while but got right back to business. Mindy has incredible strength, character and she embodies the quote above about loving others. That’s why so many people love her and I enjoy spending time with her. I need to do that more!

While in Ebensburg we decided to get the car washed at the Big Bubbly Car Wash to support our friends Paula and Brian Henry. My car looks great! Of course there are always artistic photos to be taken. Mindy thought that these bubbles looked like my yarn. I think she’s right.

I think this is what she means. A little basket made with thick corespun rug yarn.

That reminds me though that I better get going here. I have projects to do, homework to work on for my Bible Study tonight and as always, livestock care.

And it’s been snowing all morning, so there is snow blowing to be done.

Then hula hooping at 6. The fastest hour of the week!

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!