Daily Reflections From My Window

July 22, 2021 Thursday: Should I Weed or Should I Sew?


“We are all accountable for our actions; their affect and influence on our lives and the lives of others.

Understanding the true meaning of accountability makes us strong and enables us to learn”

Sameh Elsayed

Are you humming it yet? The title? Start the day with a song!

If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail and then, be ready to change those plans. Right?

Yesterday’s plans went kind of wonky. So I changed them and though what I ended up doing resulted in a wonderful outcome. I got a lot of my garden weeded and plan to continue today. Maybe.

And funny. Because it turned out to be so beautiful in the afternoon, I called it a day and decided to weed. Mint has taken over everything. I do love it, but a little goes a long way. A few years ago, we had the garden by our driveway professionally “hardscaped” and even with that, our woods and forest and the weeds the birds drop continue to take over. I didn’t even realize how beautiful the flowers and blooming bushes were anymore beneath the weeds that I pretended were for the birds and bees.

So what was funny about it? I didn’t take any pictures, I thought, but my phone did. I tucked it into the back of the waistband on my pants and every once in a while would get a text, which I ignored, because I was determined to get ‘er done, which I didn’t because the weeds have taken over. I need rain to loosen it up. The only photos I thought I took were through my plant ID app so that I pulled out the appropriate weeds and identified certain plants. I didn’t save them to my photos.

I JUST looked at my photo stream this morning. Lots of pictures of the screen on my phone. It apparently was sending emojis as messages to random people (I apologize if you were one of them!). Today, I’ll leave my phone somewhere nearby but not on my person. I guess I’m lucky I didn’t send photos of weirder things? Each movement must have made it click. So much for the screen lock feature.

No pictures from yesterday in today’s post! All hot off the press. The photo with scripture is our view this morning. It looks like the ocean with the tip of the mast of a ship poking out of the clouds, doesn’t it? I imagine that that is what it is. What do you think it looks like? And this one below is from this morning. Could be any morning! Their routine doesn’t change much thank goodness. We have a repairman due this morning, though what time? When he gets here. I’m still in my pjs and Jay is in the shower. I’ll throw on my navy dress if I see them pull up. No worries at all. I’ll fill the hummingbird feeder. I think that’s still ok to do despite not being able to fill the songbird feeders. Once I removed the invasive mint (I kept some! Don’t worry! I have so many varieties but it is out of control), the bees and butterflies were back in the garden yesterday. I imagine that the birds will also pick at some things in there.

Why did I choose the quote I did today? I have not been holding myself accountable and my actions and words are affecting my loved ones profoundly. Jay calls this my unfiltered stage of life. I need to practice my filter and having a philosopher in the family helps too. So, don’t enable your loved ones. Not even me. But be kind and a hug goes a long way.

I just heard on the news that the POPE of all people is (and they used the word and that’s what got me on this train of thought) “enabling” the communist regime in China. Really? THE Pope? What a disappointment. Enabling is so often confused with loving others, but it’s the opposite. You need to be firm and hold them accountable and believe that God has your back. I do!

I can’t wait to tell you what He has in store for me today. I don’t even know!

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!