Daily Reflections From My Window

April 26, 2021 Monday

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

Pablo Picasso

What a great weekend we had!

After a full day spent with fiber friends on Saturday, and with Jay on the mend, we squeezed as much as we could into yesterday.

Jay LOVES the Corner Coffee Shoppe in Richland, so after online church, off we went. Where else can you find fresh creamed chipped beef on toast? It’s his favorite and it’s nice to see him feeling better and his appetite returning.

I had the lightest, fluffiest spinach, tomato and feta cheese omelette that I can remember. The texture was amazing and I’m sure it tasted delicious-no taste or smell here yet though I have repeatedly tested negative for Covid and haven’t had any symptoms but that. I ate the entire thing along with freshly prepared potatoes. Yum!

Then we came home and Jack and Madison (and Connor) came for the day. It was the perfect temp to spend some time outside. Madison wants to make a tincture from fresh violets, so we spent a bit of time picking from our yard which is free of pesticides and poisons. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with! This girl is ALWAYS thinking! Love that about her! Then off we went to investigate Their friend Mike’s new house. Jay and I are snoopers alright and this is a great place not to far from us by the dam.

Here’s Jay, checking out the dam. It’s really interesting when there are scuba divers in there doing repairs. It’s a great place and Mike (and his cat!) will be so happy there. He can drop in on us for dinner anytime-we’re that close!

After everyone took a turn on the rope swing, we headed home for dinner of salmon, potatoes and salad, but first we heard Jay shout from our back room that the alpacas saw something! What could it be? Can you tell? It’s a fox? I’m not sure if they are supposed to be out in the middle of the day but here it is. We watched as it chased something in our upper field and then disappeared. Later, the neighbors dog was snooping and rolling around in the exact spot where the fox had been.

So nice to see these two chatting. Jack really knows his stuff about musical equipment. Story about that to come, when it’s complete. We ended the evening watching Godzilla vs King Kong or something like that. It was a lot of special effects and I think we probably have to watch the last one because we (or at least I) missed a lot of the plot. It was extremely noisy without a lot of dialogue. I was working on making more felted coasters while I watched. I’m determined to get on top of things this year and shearing is coming very quickly! There will be a whole new load of fiber. I have several commissioned pieces to finish and then I will be dyeing more sock yarn for Denise and her magic sock machine. Are you looking for special colors? A certain height? I’d love some feedback. She makes amazing socks! From our fiber!

I’ve gotta get my day started. First alpaca care and then we’re meeting the kids for breakfast and then I’m off to my doctor to check all my supplements. They seem to be working! Yay! 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!

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