Daily Reflections From My Window

May 6, 2021 Thursday Eye Appointment (Snake alert Lesley-towards the end!)

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“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

Lately, it seems that people are falling in love and getting married, falling out of love and getting divorced or just unsuccessful at finding “the one”. I don’t know why, but I want to focus on my “one”! He didn’t have any clue what he signed up for when my Dad told him after getting down the aisle that “This one has a no return policy” then went back to his seat in the church. You let me be what God put me on this Earth to do with your full support and I thank you! What’s next?

My eyes are changing from the supplements I’m taking so I keep grabbing different glasses. Today, I’m finally having a check up to make sure that I’m on the right track, but I think they are improving. I’ll let you know. Tara. I may see you too! Might be time for a style update! Despite being only 30*, it’s a beautiful morning and the alpacas are no worse for the wear. A few are out grazing while the rest are cuddled in the barn. Hard to see but our weather stick is straight-it must not know what to think today.

I’m glad I brought our delicate plants in last night, thank goodness!

Madison snd I planted these at the same time and hers are much bigger! Her tray is on the right and I am only temporarily babysitting for her. I think she has a green thumb. It’s almost time to transplant them to a bigger container. Yesterday was a very busy day! I started out by helping my friend Diane Beaver from AlpacaVentures.com shear her animals. I always look forward to helping her. She has a wonderful herd of Huacaya and Suri alpacas in every color from white to true black. I buy my hay from her and can see what I might need to add. I think I need to call Lou and see if I can plant the same seed as they do. I use her fiber to add colors to my work and she is more than happy to share. After we figure out where it goes next, we figure who pays for what depending on where the fiber goes. Right now, it’s in my basement ready to be sorted, dyed snd made into product. We got the shearing done in record time! 29 animals in 2 hours I think, with 2 stations set up. If you are interested, go to my FB page for the entire live video. Here we are showing off how much my Subaru could hold. Yes, I’m sending it to Subaru.

I want to add something from Diane. She owns the local Wendy’s franchises in our area. She said they have 200 jobs available but NO ONE WANTS TO WORK! WHAT??? here is this hard working woman and her family, with a farm in addition to their Wendy’s business and is an extremely hard worker! Why would anyone want to sit at home and do nothing? There is nothing like hard work. What is happening to our world? If you or anyone wants more info, either contact me or Wendy’s directly.

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Then home to unload.

My plan was to go directly to the Tire Hill PO to mail the sock yarn to Denise but I was just too grubby so I went home and cleaned up before I visited my favorite post office. Val! I’m glad you are on vacation! You deserve it! Kathy and (oh I forget her name!) and your fill in took care of me. She was sweet. My package is safe and on the way, but if you look above, I will need your help sending all of the above fiber away, so rest up!

Then off to the Giant Eagle-no time to head to Aldi. I needed fresh parsley and a few other things. I decided to stop at the Garden Haven for some fresh herb plants. Soooo much better this time of year. I got plain parsley, tarragon, cilantro, rosemary, sage and cress. I love fresh herbs and though I have many of these already in my garden, some didn’t make it over the winter. Time to refresh. They are stocked up so get there soon!

**Lesley, here’s your snake warning!**

Jay had to get it off the road. It was strange that it was still there. Now it’s gone.

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I made us the filante’ for dinner-early and we were both tucked in by 10:30. Our new routine of “no liquids after Wheel of Fortune” is working. Neither one of us woke up last night, slept the whole night through and got up at 6 (me) and 6:30 (Jay) feeling pretty refreshed. My grandmother was on to something!

I’m trying to post our shearing video but it won’t upload. I’ll work on it today and hopefully by tomorrow I’ll get the bugs out.

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!