Daily Reflections From My Window

April 1, 2021 Thursday: April Fools Day


“Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.”

Soren Kierkegaard

It did snow a little bit last night. I think it’s supposed to snow a little more this morning and then stop. Seems appropriate for April Fool’s Day!

Since I was bitten the other day by the tick, my ear lobe has been so itchy. So much so that I have had a hard time sleeping. I’m on doxycycline and an herbal treatment for Lyme prevention but the itch is crazy so I took 1 Benadryl before I went to bed. It helped. I can’t say that I feel refreshed, but I did sleep.

I had some sheets of felt made from alpaca and I have had a vest cut out for Jay for too long to admit. He wanted a vest like a fleece vest he has and so I copied the pattern. Yesterday I finally got to assembling it. I’m almost finished. I will have to go out today and get more elastic binding for the bottom, but that’s OK. It’s turning out well.

There is a little gem of a restaurant in Jennerstown called “The Fat Squirrel” that’s a favorite of Jack and Madison. They have a really interesting and diverse menu. Jay and I got baked scallops with a cauliflower cake underneath and I’ll show pictures of the others’ choices. I should have asked for a copy of the menu, but I’m sure it’s online.

Fried green tomatoes.

I’m not sure what these two got but it looked good.

The desserts are something special too. Jay and I split a piece of carrot cake and Jack got “Good Morning Sunshine” to split with Madison. It’s a coffee ice cream milkshake topped with a maple bacon glazed donut, breakfast cereal and a pop tart. Jack’s trying to gain some weight. This may do it!

Here’s a close up of the donut.

They serve the coffee in cute cups. Decaf of course!

We stopped at their house on the way home so that Jack could show us the new work he’s been doing with Connor, the grand dog. Patience is the key and being the most stubborn. Thank goodness that this dog is not as stubborn as Jack. He’s coming along nicely.

I have a few things to get to today. Easter hair cut, water walking (maybe), a trip to the fabric store and a few more things. Yes, Pippa! You are one of them.

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!