“If God calls me, do you think He’s going to wait until I get my shot? “
Last night we had dinner with our friend Laverne. She’s as sharp as a tack, can hear well, is up on current events and has a ready smile and a great sense of humor. Oh and she’s 83. She has incredible skin, twinkly blue eyes and doesn’t look her age. Jay worked at the bank with her husband John. He and John quickly became friends and loved to golf and talk finances together. I think John was a father figure to Jay. John was a former baseball player and idea person. He always had something brewing and before he died had started a website where people could do mass requests for their loved ones. Remember, the guy was in his mid/late 70’s when he came up with the idea and the internet was pretty new to this. The Catholic Church was not a fan and after many attempts, he launched mass request.com. I think I may have helped him with the logo at some point. I was a big fan of this! Then unfortunately, he was stricken with dementia of all things and had to be put in a place where he could be attended to 24/7 and Laverne visited her buddy every single day. The site fell by the wayside. It was a great idea. Jay has been after Laverne to visit John’s burial site (he died 3 years ago this past October) and we did a quick visit before dinner. At 5:30, it was still light. Woohoo!
There he is. Laverne’s buddy and ours. I miss his optimism and smile. He had a very smooth voice too. Could have been a radio announcer or have read books for audible. She gave us some great advice though: “we all have ups and downs with our spouses or significant others. That’s life. We all complain at some point, but you have to enjoy every minute, because when it’s gone, it’s gone. You’ve lost your Buddy.” She’s a wise woman and it’s a great thing to remember. As is her pearl of wisdom that I used above! She has a lot of great insight. She wasn’t one bit worried about being with us, eating with us during Covid. We were masked up in the car and until we ate. As she said, will God wait for us to get our shots if He wants us? Um, that’s a big no! Brilliant Laverne!
I wasn’t able to get a great picture of the full moon but it was spectacular! I hope you saw it.
It’s raining pretty hard today and we’ll hopefully get rid of some of this ice and snow. It’s amazing how much we still have. Yesterday was absolutely beautiful and I washed my windows inside and out. Then I went on a cleaning rampage. There were dust bunnies on dust bunnies! Now to tackle the paper and my desk. While cleaning, I made calls to my friend Janet and my sister Janey. I hadn’t talked to either for a while and we caught up. Yes, sometimes I complain, but for the most part, my life is pretty darn amazing. Thanks to God. He has a plan for me-now to just go with it!
Today I have a sewing day planned for Madison and she wants me to help her with a project. I love things like this. More to come!
I washed the beautiful socks made by the amazingly talented Denise Williams from my hand grown, hand dyed sock yarn. They will be available for sale any day! They arrived the day before I left for my sisters trip. Now I’m back and rejuvenated. I’m ready to catch up and, thanks to the Good Lord, He lifted me from my fog! I can appreciate the fog outside again and be inspired by it.
No pictures of the alpacas today. Too wet and the poor things are soaked. This morning will be a clean up morning-after online church. The piles of poop are finally defrosting and we can remove it. 😳🤷♀️☔️
Yesterday, our view kept changing. Here’s a look late in the day. It changed by the minute!
In the meantime, I hope that this is good advice: 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!