Daily Reflections From My Window

June 15, 2021 Tuesday and my Niece’s Birthday


“When we complain of having to do the same thing over and over, let us remember that God does not send new trees, strange flowers and different grasses every year. When the spring winds blow, they blow in the same way. In the same places the same dear blossoms lift up the same sweet faces, yet they never weary us. When it rains, it rains as it always has. Even so would the same tasks which fill our daily lives put on new meanings if we wrought them in the spirit of renewal from within–a spirit of growth and beauty.”

Helen Keller

I want to wish my niece, Skye a Happy Birthday! She’s 48, I think, and more like a younger sister than a niece. She’s the keeper of our family history and took me through Ireland to refresh my memory. We need to do that again when we can. 🇮🇪. Hope you have a great day!

Yesterday was really a busy one! I only have a few photos so I’ll have to tell you in words. We have a pool that needed a little servicing. I also had my Thermoscan scheduled and needed to be dressed and ready to leave at noon because it’s an hour away and I wanted to be early. Livestock need to be cared for and then we got a call that some friends were in from out of town and wanted to stop by and say hello at around 10:30. It was about 9:00 at this point. Normally I’d think something had to go but changed my thoughts. The pool people were here and Jay had that under control. Talk about a Godwink-the pool guy’s daughter arrived-they came from Ohio-and her name was Bea. She had strawberry blond hair and was so sweet and I said, we have an alpaca named Bea! God was telling me to be calm and go with the flow. Of course she wanted to meet her, but no time for that then. I hopped in the shower to get ready for our guests and remembered that I couldn’t use lotions and makeup because of the thermoscan so that saved me time. I’m really enjoying my easy care hair and no makeup routine. It’s what I look like! I’m not sure what Jay thinks, but it saves so much time!

Our guests, Karen and Joe arrived and wanted to see the alpacas after all. We kept a little distance, since I had an appointment and they had lunch plans, but Joe got right in the mix. As for Bea? She was front and center and could be seen from the house by the other Bea. When we went in, I pointed her out. We had a great visit with Karen and Joe and they look great and love their new location in Arizona. We’ll have to make that a trip soon. I had to shoo them out to get to my appointment and luckily they had lunch plans anyways! I don’t like chasing people out!

Why no photos? I’m trying to reduce the amount I take every day and I don’t want to carry around my phone. So I say, Jay! Get that picture! Or that one! They are on his phone and I forgot to ask him to forward them. He took some great shots of Joe with the alpacas and some amazing cloud formations. Just imagine it!

Here are some beautiful phlox in the garden yesterday from when I had my phone. Here’s the pool guy filling the pool with cold water. We had to have a water truck bring water because we have a well. It will be heated in no time.

After I got back and the pool people left, Jay and I had a meeting and came across this little family crossing the street. We waited while they crossed. You don’t see this every day and it was a treat.

Then home to my new favorite snack. Celery topped with almond butter and radishes. So so good and has lots of sodium. The good news from the doctor? I have the good antigens or antibodies to be as good as vaccinated for Covid. That means I must have had it even though I constantly tested negative. Or maybe I have a natural immunity. No shot for this girl! The results of the thermoscan should be available next week. Stay tuned.

Today, it’s a fiber day finally! Still working on socks, sorting and skirting.

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air 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!