Daily Reflections From My Window

April 30, 2021 Friday


“Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.”

George Santayana

Isn’t that the truth? How many friends do you have in different ‘spots’? I have many, and the older I get, the more spots I find. And then there are friends who seem like the longer you know them, you find more spots that you have in common. It’s really a miracle in life how God introduces us and then let’s us discover if we have spots or not. But I digress. I’ll get back to that.

Poor Jay got his first Covid vaccine. He has had Covid twice now since early December and if not for that, would have waited to get on board. He got the Moderna on Wednesday afternoon and at first felt fine and then all of a sudden it hit. He was down for the count that evening and spent the rest of that night and most of the day yesterday wiped out with fatigue, chills and muscle aches. His fever got as high as 102.2 by about 7:30 last night so he took some Advil and it quickly went down. After another good nights sleep, he was up at around 6 this AM and seems to be feeling much better. They told him that this first shot would be the worst because he had just gotten over Covid. Let’s hope they are right and the next one is better.

I had a few things to do yesterday so at least I was out of his hair and he was able to rest without me bugging him!

One of my errands was getting my hair shaped up by Ivana. She can make my hair do things I never knew it could and look better than I ever thought. She’s amazing! We were chatting about hula hooping and before I knew it, came to know that we have a common friend Jackie Williamson! Out of the blue, Ivana asked if I knew her and of course, she’s a hooper (but moved) and Ivana does her hair. The Godwink part? Jackie had just texted me before I left home to ask how Jay was. Neither one of us knew where I was going or that Ivana cut both of our hair. Small world even for Jtown.

The rain just kept coming yesterday and thank goodness for good raincoats. I got home with my new do intact and Jay was asleep. He slept most of the day. I think he needed to do that and rarely ever is in bed during the day.

I headed to hula hooping and that always feels good! The music makes all the difference! I think I’m a disco 80’s fan because that was the playlist last night and it flew by. Our little buddy made an appearance so we’ll keep that feeder going and probably add a few more. At some points we’ve counted a dozen hummers at the feeders. I might like to try a new type.

Today I visit my chiropractor and then go to donate blood. I have no trouble doing that. I’ve tried to donate consistently through the years with a few breaks here and there. I did platelets once but got a weird buzzy sensation and it will take me a while to do that again. I started giving blood in high school back when they only took a half pint. We’ll see how much they take now. They’ll check for Covid antibodies too. Last time I didn’t have them even though I’d tested negative repeatedly.

Look at this sky. What kind of day will we have? I need to get to dyeing my sock yarn. I have been winding and soaking and I think my friend Denise is ready for more?

Here’s what I’ve been up to. Making coasters in the evenings in preparation for the next show. It is so strange to be kind of ahead of myself, but without the Macaroni Kid commitments, I can focus solely on fiber. Shearing is Tuesday and getting the garage in order is next up. Still soaking but by today will be dyeing. What colors? I’m so bad at picking colors and would love suggestions. The pink is just the yarn holding the bundles together. Off I go to do my critters and check on Jay. Oh, I see he’s watching “Sea Hunt”. Life is good!

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!