Daily Reflections From My Window

May 19, 2021 Wednesday

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Amendment II

A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

I’m late today! Sorry. I’ve been up for 3 hours and just thinking. I was thinking about the 10 Commandments, which will continue for the next week or so and the Bill of Rights. We are on 3 and 2 respectively. There are 10 of each. Coincidence? The Founding Fathers tended to base the framework and rules of our new country on what they knew worked. It’s worked pretty well for hundreds of years, wouldn’t you say? We just need to teach it to our children and maybe re examine and refresh ourselves. Both. Here’s a link to the Bill of Rights and another to the NIV version (and there are others) of The Ten Commandments if you need a refresher.

Back to the graduation! It was interesting with it being virtual, but I think that the New School did the best they could. I think the grads felt a little slighted though. When things were opening up, Other awards events were happening, it would have been amazing for our girl and her classmates to have had the live experience. But you make do with what God gives you and he has given our girl grit, determination and a whole lot of people who love her!

Her Dad and I were talking about the beautiful plantings around their lovely pool and he pointed out a tall orange gladiola. It was just beginning to bloom. He told me that it was Madison’s Mom’s (remember she died when Madison was 8 and her brothers were much younger) favorite flower. He said that it had only bloomed once before and that was on Madison’s brother Colin’s High School graduation and then it was blooming on Madison’s graduation day from College. I think if this event hadn’t been virtual, Candy (Madison’s deceased Mom) might not have been so present and that’s a gift or as we know it, a Godwink!

She did it and is on to the next adventure! More about that tomorrow.

I’ve got lots of fiber to get to. The sun is shining, no rain in the forecast, but I do have a few other things to tend to today.

The alpacas are happy and lazing in the sun. As far as they are concerned, their work is done. Yesterday I took a workshop on how to use Instagram more efficiently so I think that is where you will find me going instead of FB. We’ll see! You might even notice some website updates. I have discovered that I’m all over the place and wasting too much time. It’s time to get serious! And more visual. I find FB easier to use so we’ll see. I used IG for MacKid a lot but had to change my IG for alpacas handle twice. Here’s what it is now @Faithandalpacas. I just noticed that I have a lot of updating to do to my poor neglected page. One more thing!

I also blew out 5 more blankets and will continue sorting, cleaning and dyeing today. Nothing better! That will be visual.

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask (yes, I mostly wear mine because I forget to take it off!) 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!