Daily Reflections From My Window

June 30, 2021 Wednesday Where Did the Month Go?


“A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

I’m going to be all over the place in this post today and I apologize. I drank fluid after WOF and I was up a few times again. That gets me off track. I was also thinking too much before bed. That makes it hard for my mind to settle down.

I was thinking about the Olympics. I looked forward to them when I was a kid. It was really something watching these people from all over the world representing the best of THE BEST and proud of it, as we all were proud to have them represent US and the USA. Mary Lou Retton, Mark Spitz, and Peggy Fleming were my heroes. I WAS them, in the pool, on the ice and on that mat. It was exhilarating watching them and BEING so into it. So what’s with today’s athletes, turning their backs on the American Flag, refusing to stand for our anthem? Why would that athlete even be there if it’s all about them? Not fond of the USA? Find another better country that suits their needs, and give that coveted spot to someone else. Makes me shake my head what’s going on lately. The world has gone mad.

I started out with different thoughts today. They were the continuation of what I was thinking before falling asleep. It looks like our credit card has been hacked again. I may go to cash. Used to be that I loved looking at the pie charts of where our money was spent and the overview of things. Jay knows where I go-Aldi’s, TJ Maxx, Hooded Wonder Records and Coffee and Tractor Supply. I may really splurge and go to Zebra Stand-where I found the most comfortable sports bras by Puma lately with convertible straps. Think a Costco brand outlet and that’s Zebra Stand. They have a little of everything-food, clothing, housewares and small appliances. Right now they are packed to the gills. It’s in the shopping plaza across from Arby’s near Valley Dairy on Scalp Avenue in Richland.

So we know where I go and then a weird charge will show up out of the blue. It starts small, so that you overlook it and then it grows. We’re investigating now. * Updated to add that all has been taken care of. Whew.

Yesterday I had to mail a package early and still needed to do my alpacas. Thank goodness for the navy wool dress. I combed my hair, brushed my teeth, threw on my dress and headed out. I felt dressed somehow. No makeup, no shower, but was presentable. I came home and in the same dress, did my alpaca chores, got to sorting fiber (I’ll take pics of that today), and went to hooping, all while wearing the dress.

It was no worse for the wear from any of that.

I DID shower when I got home from hooping at 7:30 PM and gave the dress a rest. I had it on for about 12 hours yesterday. That was Day 3 of the challenge. Yes, this dress is mostly wool! I probably should have gotten a smaller size and when I get another, will get a straighter style if I plan to hoop in it. The A-Line was tricky with arm hooping. That’s why I’m testing it for you.

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Today, I’m back to fiber sorting and if that doesn’t make the front of this navy Sierra Tank Dress look like I’m the Abominable Snow Monster from Rudolph, nothing will. Will it? Tune in tomorrow. Will the fiber stick? I also put my alpaca socks through their paces. So far, I’ve worn them most days since they’ve been washed a week ago. I’m telling you, natural fibers add to comfort because they self regulate, and cut down on laundry because they breathe and resist odors. Another reason they are so good for energy consumption. Why did I choose the quote I did today and the scripture verse? How many times have you thought of something only to see that someone else beat you to market? You know, I really invented Velcro, as did you too! Just kidding, but when those burs stuck, didn’t you think that would be great if used properly? Or a myriad of other products. I like to think of it as optimism. My product is just around the corner and when I see it, I’ll know it!

Looks like rain is in the forecast so I want to get my fiber finished early. I see that the breeze is picking up too.

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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!