“…talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.”
The quote by Patrick Suskind reminds me of one that Jack’s teacher Mrs. Fuschino used to tell her students. “Hard work beats talent when talent won’t work hard”. I was thinking about her yesterday first thing and that saying popped into my head, but chose a different one to use in my post. Then I had breakfast at the Mill House with my friend Lauren (made by Madison!) and was reminded of her saying again. When things keep popping up, I listen. Godwink.
How did Mrs. F. come up a second time? Lauren’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s day-anniversary of the 1936 Jtown Flood and mine is on the anniversary of the 1977 flood. Godwink? The Today show put out a call to people with birthdays on St. Patrick’s Day and a local reporter, Nicole Fuschino used to intern at the Today Show and put in a good word for Lauren. Be on the lookout for my friend Lauren on Wednesday at 8:00 AM on the Today Show! She said it was on her bucket list because she and her Dad are very competitive and he was interviewed by Willard Scott years ago. They are a pair!
We had a wonderful time visiting, enjoying Madison’s freshly made breakfast hash and just catching up. We got to sit outside because it was so pleasant, but it was also the day the street cleaner was picking up the road grit from the winter. Let’s just say that we got a dry shampoo. If my hair looked bad when we started, and it did, when we left, it looked like the Heat Miser from Rudolph. It was sticking straight up from the breeze and grit. The food and Chai were amazing in spite of it.I love how they serve the hash in paper boxes with bamboo utensils.
Back home I was off to do livestock chores. They love how clean everything is and with last night’s nonstop rain, we’ll see how things look this morning and how the ground feeders fared. When I got home, Jay was putting our Christmas decorations up in the attic and trying to find a place for his bike in the garage, so to keep the grit going, I decided to clean out our garage which required removing the grit that comes off of the cars with the snow that collects. Stuff just piles up over the cold months. Leaf blowing, shop vaccing, organizing and about 3 hours later I was really ready to wash off all of that grit and go to hooping. Boy was I dirty! The bike has a home and I have a clean path to the refrigerator.
Dawn did not disappoint with hooping! Bob Segar and the Eagles were just what I needed. The music and choreography were fantastic and I was in the flow! Some days, it’s just like that.
I am loving this fingerless mitt pattern and just finished the first one of another pair. I think it will be my go to pattern. Thanks to the designer for this. I posted a link to the pattern a few days ago. I’ve also been working on dryer balls in my effort to get ahead, and out of the blue, got a call from someone wanting two sets. I’m ready and she’s coming over today to pick them up. Better get back to work. This is what I do in the evening while watching tv. Now we’re back to “Outlander”. I watch it for the knitwear.
Thanks to the rain yesterday and all night, we have blooms today. I’m grateful for the rain. There is a bird looking for a place to build a nest. Spring is coming! Here’s a peek at the alpacas this morning.
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.