“tell me the story
about how the sun
loved the moon so much
he died every night.”
to let her breathe.
Lokesh Fouzdar. (Pleiades513)
This morning, I have quite a bit running around in my head. It will be hard to sort out!
First, that wind yesterday. We had no trees down anywhere that we could see, thanks to Jay’s vision and careful pruning over the years, but others weren’t so lucky. We did lose power for most of the day and when the power came back on, the internet was out until around 10:30 last night.
That gave us a chance to watch a very interesting movie about the birth of the Oxford Dictionary called “The Professor and the Madman.” I never know what movie will be in that little Netflix envelope and just brace myself and hope it’s a good one. I’m not big on gratuitous violence or graphic sex movies. I love a good story about how things happened to be and Jay has been getting some really good ones lately. Always off the beaten path!
Jay and I both love words and I used to spend my time reading our Webster’s dictionary as a kid. I loved our dictionary and was sad to find that it had disappeared in the shuffle of dispersing my parents household goods after both of their deaths. Several years ago, I found one just like it (Godwink-I wasn’t looking) at an antique shop in the area. I had to go back and get it. It’s about 5″ thick and full of great words.
So this movie was right up our alley. Sean Penn and Mel Gibson were in it. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Now back to the wind of yesterday.
We HAD to go to Mill House for our hot morning beverages and timed it so that we could visit with the most talented barista in town after she finished her shift. Kathy met us after she walked Bella. We got breakfast burritos. I usually get the sweet potato and Kale breakfast hash but decided to change it up. It was good! Next, home to get the generator hooked up and we made it back right before they closed the road going to our house. There were a lot of trees down along the way. The ones we passed seemed to have missed houses and sheds, but power lines got caught up in the mayhem.
When we pulled into the driveway, we noticed that the wind had completely blown the cover off of our camper. That cover withstood the winds and snowstorms of this winter, but the wind did it in. Guess it’s time to hit the road!
What do you do with minimal power? Indoor gardening! I’d been putting off trimming my garden tower plants but did yesterday. I pruned the herbs, pulled out some celery that didn’t make it and transplanted some seedlings to it. Looks so much better and healthier. Then I watered all of my pots and the cleaning frenzy began. One thing leads to another. I spilled some soil, and before I knew it, I was cleaning the whole house. I guess it works that way and thank goodness the power came back on so that I could run the vacuum cleaner. As Jay days, we’re “standin’ tall”!
I couldn’t get over the clouds last night. We met our friend Kevin, who was baching it without Marge at T’n’C’s, for a nice fish dinner and on the way, I kept taking pictures. The clouds looked so heavy! It amazed me.
When we came out, there was the moon! Not quite full yet-that’s tonight. But bright and spectacular after the unsettled day. Of course, I didn’t get a picture!
On the way home the clouds were dark and heavy again and we encountered some utility workers repairing lines. Those people are the real heroes. I can’t imagine having been out in that wind fixing lines. But they were and they did.
There is definitely more, but I have to get my day underway. It’s brisk-only 39* this morning but sunny and that makes all the difference for me. I get Madison all to myself today. We have a girls’ day planned. Yay!
As for the scripture and quote of the day? After a windy day like yesterday, God is sending us a full moon later! Officially on the 28th, I will be sure to see it. He’s there for us for sure.
The alpacas are enjoying the morning snd weathered the storm.
Here’s my mitt progress. I love this color and it’s my own hand spun!
Now I have to get myself ready for water walking.
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 an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.
Have a blessed day!
** Blessings to you who are celebrating Passover starting tonight. As my friend Jane said, “Jesus was Jewish, too.”