Daily Reflections From My Window

April 23, 2021 Friday


“I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.”

Mark Wahlberg

I love Mark Wahlberg and would just change the gender of the above quote as to what I hope to be. Being in seclusion doesn’t make it easy!

This little grape hyacinth said it all yesterday. Despite the unexpected snow, it chose to bloom and bring some hope to the day and as it progressed, the weather improved. So I took its lead and got the heck to work. First up, taking care of livestock. They weren’t any worse for the wear with the cold snap. It probably felt good. They are still in full fleece for a few more weeks. Today looks a little bit better than yesterday. Still crisp and cold at 20* but you get the idea! First I stopped for a special tea and to pick up a lunch to go from Madison at the Mill House. She made me a wonderful veggie box with hummus with lots of celery. She knows what I need! It was so good and chunky that when I first looked at it, I said, “Is this chicken salad?” It looked like it! Lots of fresh cucumbers and peppers rounded out the veggies and with sliced pita, was a complete meal. . I will definitely get this again!

Then it was off to get my oil changed and tires rotated at Spangler Subaru. They are so nice up there and take such good care of our car. Pays to stay local. I took some work up with me and despite being distracted by the fact that “The Young and the Restless” is STILL on, got it done! Boy Victor, Nicky, and Jack look great! I haven’t watched in years so who knew? I DID hear some dialogue about a miracle cream. I think it’s working for them! I might have to check that website.

I ordered a few posters from Staples but had to wait until after 4 to pick them up so I decided to do my grocery shopping while I waited and off to Aldi. It was pretty busy. Maybe because of the snow? I got what I needed, headed to Staples and headed home to make dinner and continue planning for Raggz Fiber Affair this weekend. Here’s a shot of Menoher Blvd. It is also tree lined and beautiful any time of year! I know we all think of Luzerne as the street to see, but I think some planning went into Menoher too!I’m still refining my little mascot. He’s been in various stages for years now and is finally coming together. I add a little detail each day. I think he needs a mouth and maybe a sweater? Maybe she’s a she? Is she Ishtar? Our very first alpaca?

How do you like these felted coasters? I have a few more to blanket stitch. Then I’ll switch to bowls. Most of my raw fiber is organized and today I might just need to pack the car up. I MIGHT set my tent up tonight and be ready in the AM. We’ll see. Lots to do! The weather is looking good! I hope to see you there!

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!