Daily Reflections From My Window

February 11, 2021 Thursday

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“God loves human beings. God loves the world. Not an ideal human, but human beings as they are; not an ideal world, but the real world. What we find repulsive in their opposition to God, what we shrink back from with pain and hostility… this is for God the ground of unfathomable love.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I’m trying something new today and I hope it works. I’m trying to make my post more IG friendly. That’s Instagram friendly, so that I can post to both. IG seems to be the place to be these days.

More snow came out way overnight. The alpacas love to be outside. Thank goodness for this Hemlock tree. They use it for shade and shelter even though they have a barn. And food inside. Seems that every other day we get a dump any more. I know what I’ll be doing later.

I went to Jeannette yesterday to my routine Dr. appt and passed by the old Westmoreland Mall. It’s a Casino now? Sad, that that’s all that we think we want. I haven’t been there forever and don’t even know if there are any stores. When I moved here (30 years ago) from Pgh, it was a big deal to go shopping to the Westmoreland Mall with my friends Janet and Barb since there were no stores here. We made it a whole day trip and had lunch and spent time together. It was fun, and I miss my friends and those days. I really took shopping for granted then, not really being a shopper and having stores all around me in the suburbs of Pgh my whole life. It was fun to be part of the hustle and bustle-the Mall heyday.

I had my appointment and we tweaked some things. Seems my suspicions are correct, and my thyroid is on overdrive so we adjusted the Armour thyroid along with some other things. We went over my 24 hour urine test results. My sodium is still on the low side of normal. He didn’t seem concerned but suggested upping my intake of olives, sauerkraut and things like that. So what next? A stop at Delallo’s! Dawn told me about a great pepper concoction so I also picked up ingredients for Rick Sebastian’s famous spaghetti sauce.

Those are her well manicured hands, not mine! After a few more stops, including a stop at the Ligonier Agway for chaff hay and straw, it was time to head home.

Dinner was stuffed banana peppers and olives from Delallo’s and then Yellowstone. Ugh. I think I hate it. It’s so violent and just sad. There is no joy, but Jay loves it and it seems like what we do in the evening. I think I ruin it for him though. Then we indulge in an episode of “Escape to the Chateau”. We both enjoy that and if you haven’t seen it, give it a try. Worth it.

My quote from Bonhoeffer reminds me that God so loves us all. Even those who thought Yellowstone is a story to tell. I sure hope Montana isn’t really like that. I hope that everyone is really getting along out there. But what do I know. We’re only on Season 1 and things are changing fast. Will I stick with it? I don’t know. I’m also watching the Crown again. Jack and Madison are watching it and I have forgotten so much. Need to refresh my memory.

In the meantime, 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!