Daily Reflections From My Window

March 8, 2021 Monday

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“Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.”

Laurence J Peter

I never thought about that before. When you clean one thing, you make something else dirty. Hm! Chew on that for a while.

Even though it’s only 10* this morning, the sun is out and the weather forecast for the week looks great. Can spring be far away? I’m still working on these fingerless mitts and am in the homestretch of the second one. Thank goodness for the Harry and Meghan interview. 2 hours of uninterrupted knitting! Did you watch it? What did you think? After watching “The Crown” it didn’t seem Earth shattering. I wish they would have explained who exactly “The Firm”-is that the family-and “The Institute (or was it Institution) were. Not a life I’d want to live. I like Meghan and I like Harry. I hope they can do good things for themselves and their kids and the world. What struck me was when he said that he could take little Archie to the beach or for a walk where they live now and not be bothered. We take that for granted (well, not going to the beach here!). I can’t imagine living that life. As for what color the baby is? Who cares? The rest of the royals are so pasty and white. I hope this new little girl has Harry’s red hair and Meghan’s beautiful latte complexion. What a stunner she’ll be. Can you believe that Charles stopped taking Harry’s calls? The whole thing is so reminiscent of what Diana went through. Diana unintentionally took the world by storm. She was a natural. Thank goodness that Meghan had some life experience before she fell in love with her Prince. I think Oprah hit the nail on the head when she suggested that it was a matter of jealousy. Meghan, like Diana, was stealing the show and after watching “The Crown” that’s a no no. Kudos to them for standing their ground. How about when Harry said that he was trapped but didn’t know it? I can see that. When they are born, it’s like they are immediately little employees of the monarchy. I can’t even imagine. Enough of that!

Back to the mitts. As I said I’m in the homestretch of mitt 2 and then to the thumbs on both. I really like this pattern. It’s very simple with just a bit of detail. She wanted very plain. I was doing too plain and it wasn’t attractive. This pattern is a keeper.

You can get it Here and it’s free.

Yesterday Jack and Mad stopped over to do a bit of laundry and while we waited for it to dry, we planted some seeds. I think I already have something happening in one! She wants to plant a garden and they got permission from the owner of the house they live in. Besides alpaca and cow manure, they’ll have all the fertilizer they’ll ever need. Bring on the warm weather.

We still have lots of snow and I’m hoping that much of it will melt this week. Please! This weekend we spring forward too.

Here’s sweet Dovis. Lots of fuzzy heads. I’ll get more fiber skirted and sent out this week. I hear that tie dye will still be a thing this year. Should I dye yarn in that manner?

I’ve always liked bright colors but for Madison’s project we are going for understated. This is not an example of that!

Today, I’m going to donate blood. There is a great need and I’m way overdue.

As for spring cleaning? It was the subject of our church service yesterday and the reading in the “Little Black Book” of Lent today. The readings were about Jesus sending the merchants out of the temple. Jay caught the fact that Jesus had made a rope out of 3 cords and was whipping people. He said, “I wouldn’t want to meet Him in a dark alley”. I never thought about Jesus in that way, but he’s right. Jesus and the Father can be tough and are not to be crossed. That never ends well.

I didn’t give anything up for Lent this year but decided to try to be more at peace. Not sure how that’s going. Getting organized and cleaning things up certainly helps both the state of the closets and the mind. I had to move a cushion on the couch last night because I dropped my stitch marker and it fell between the cushions. Yikes! Time to remove all of the cushions and vacuum up all of the crumbs and stuff. Yeah-not showing you a picture of that mess.

And the paperwork. That is out of control. I’m so sure that I will need something. I guess I’ll be doing a little spring cleaning today after all.

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!