Daily Reflections From My Window

May 1, 2021 Saturday


“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work.”

Tim Notke

I think I am very happy that May has arrived. We’ll be shearing the alpacas on Tuesday and sending off most of the fiber to be processed. After so many years, I feel like I finally know what I want my end product to become and have found the best people to help me get there. Here’s Hammy after a few rainy days. I think today and tomorrow are supposed to be dry. I’ll keep an eye out for Monday. We coral them into the garage by then anyway to get them in place. Then it’s over for the year.

I’ve been keeping an eye out for colors and sock ideas on my various sock pages and this time around think I want to do a crew style and have settled on shades of purples. At Raggz Fiber Affair last week, another vendor, whom I like very much, walked by my booth and told my friend Barb, “Julie likes purple!” Yes, I think I do, but have hesitated to dye in that direction, but the more I explore, I’m finding that others like it too. So-this batch of socks will be going in that direction. I hope you’re OK with that Denise!

Here is some in the dyebath. Today I’ll dye more. It’s always fun to see how Denise interprets them. I think I’ll send her some solids (maybe grey or black?) for the heels?

I had a chiropractor appointment yesterday and somehow I hyperextended my right elbow and left knee. Could be that I was so excited to be back to hooping in person! But he fixed me up, though the knee still aches.

Then off I went to donate blood. I really need to do that more. I used to do it as often as I could and then after I did the platelets once and had a weird reaction put it off. If you haven’t given, there is a need. They give you fun snacks too! Yesterday afternoon the rain was finally clearing out and every time I looked out the window the view changed to be more spectacular! It was really amazing.

Today we are going to celebrate the graduation of a very special person. I can’t tell you who yet, but will tomorrow. This person exemplifies persistence and through Jack, we got to know him. You never know who God will put in tour path to teach you a thing or two!

And speaking of that, fellow hooper Lesley shared this video with me that I think you should see too. Up your Vitamin D levels. Mine was so low and now I take 15,000 IU a day and have taken 10,000 for almost a year. I am being monitored and it’s still low. As this doc and mine says, we just don’t get enough and our bodies can’t absorb enough from the sun. It might be that Vitamin D can fend off Covid and Ivermectin can help too.

Jay is feeling much better. He was knocked down for the count after his first shot. I think it took a full 24 hours and then some before he started to rally but he was up way before me today and will probably need a nap.

Look at this sky! This was at the stop sign up in Richland after giving blood. Amazing! Hope that the wind has died down today.

Have a Blessed Easter weekend to those of you celebrating tomorrow.

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!