Daily Reflections From My Window

May 13, 2021 Thursday Another Beautiful Day!


“Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work.”

David Ogilvy

I love both the scripture quote and the quote by David Ogilvy. The misiter says the scripture during our church service and I just love it. I don’t know why, it just strikes me as so wonderful. Thank you John and God for the reminder. As for the Ogilvy quote, what happened to hard work in this country?

Many of you may know that I resigned my position as the Editor, Publisher and Owner of our local Macaroni Kid Newsletter and site. I did it for almost 11 years. I worked hard and made very little money. Like I think a good year was a little over $2000. Yeah, TWO. Jay laughs and says that I’m the only person he knows who PAID to work, and I did! But boy did I learn a lot from my fellow publishers. I joke and say that I have a PhD in social media. Here’s the thing though. If you don’t practice it, it changes more quickly than you can catch up and I’m finding that’s true. Another reason I do these posts. Just to engage. Keep current. Connect.

Most mornings start with my writing my post. Some mornings I can’t step away from the window because our view is so incredible. Some days I take 10 pictures, some days, just one. Then to find the perfect scripture and philosophical quote about how my day is going. Some days are easy. Some days aren’t. I get a verse a day emailed to me and sometimes it fits, sometimes not. Today it fit. Then on to the quote-that’s always a challenge and some day I’ll go into that process. But here’s my breakfast. Remember those muffins? I froze them and pull them out when I need a quick bite. Lots to do today since the weather looks good and dry. More blowing fiber, soaking and rinsing. Wind today? That’s the challenge.

Yesterday I moved a mat by the barn and uncovered some nice red wiggler worms. So exciting that they are reproducing! Maybe this year I’ll just dig my own and move them to where they need to go. I can’t wait to turn the compost. THAT’S also part of fiber production and prep.

See the white tubes to either side of Pippa? I get the white downspout cloth in a roll and stuff it with the really crappy fiber-the stuff totally filled with poop, gunk, short cuts, matted-and make these tubes that help prevent erosion in our little field. Eventually the soil build up on one side and grass starts to grow around and on it. They work great! I made them in black by sewing my own tubes from nylon fabric, but found these work better and are easier to fill. You gotta do what you gotta do! I’ve been working on a new sock technique that I discovered in a sock knitting group. It’s knitting on 9″ needles. I have never done it. I think the key is the right needles. These are bamboo and the designer uses metal, I think. I’ll look for the link. So far, I love the idea!

Why did I put that quote about hard work? I had a phone consult with my doc yesterday and somehow he hadn’t gotten things I had sent him that we were supposed to be discussing. 30 minutes wasted and yes, I’ll still get billed. Except I did a little digging and his associates insist that they had put the info in my chart. We’ll see how that plays out. More to come. I had to have a little talking to with him. What reminded me of the hard work quote was when he asked, “are you active?” It was like he had never seen or talked to me before. I am now reevaluating my health care team. Stay tuned.

Anywho, here’s a member of the team saying that she’s the most important member and she may be right!

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!