Daily Reflections From My Window

August 18, 2021 Wednesday: More Fiber Packing and Lots of Rain


“If your day is hemmed in with prayer, it is less likely to come unraveled.”

Cynthia Lewis

I’m still praying for my friends, my family, myself, and the world. Do you think this rain is God’s tears from the mess we’ve made of things? Earthquakes his coughing? Only He knows. I can barely watch the news. I do though, but haven’t yet today.

When I was a kid, we were all CBS, all the time. When I moved to Johnstown, the only station that came in clearly on our little 7″ black and white tv on our kitchen counter was WJAC, the NBC affiliate. I made breakfast each day with Katie, Matt, Al and Ann. They made me feel safe during every big event. Jack’s buddy B.J. would join us some mornings in the summer and one day I remember him saying, “Julie, I think your tv’s broken! There’s no color!” I had to explain that there wasn’t supposed to be. That blew his 5 year old mind. Jack never noticed. It was just our kitchen tv.

When they let Ann go from the today show, the team just wasn’t all there. Then one by one, all but Al left and I kept watching. A few years ago, I decided that I needed to turn it off because it had gone from news to opinion. The other day, I turned it on again and was stunned when Savannah was grilling someone from the current administration on how they really messed up this time. I couldn’t believe it. Maybe news is back. I’m going to turn it on again. I do love our local news team, who peep in now and then. I also love the WTAJ group because I worked with them and got to know them. They’re CBS. I knew I liked that.

Yesterday I got a lot done but never stopped to take a photo. I did my livestock care, weeded, sorted and packed more fiber to head off to the mill and then headed to hooping. Dawn is so right. Not only is hooping the fastest and most fun hour of my day, I forget everything BUT the hoop when I’m doing it. There’s something so true about the healing power of the hoop. Circles? We’re in a circle and work with circles. Everyone is welcome in the circle. The circle is indeed a healing place. If you want to try it, Dawn has a Zoom option and you can get one of her hoops (she sells the special weighted and small hand hoops) made just for you and join our circle however you can. You set the limits, she’ll erase them! Find out more here.

I’m on Day 54 of my Navy Sierra Tank Dress challenge. I wore it while packing fiber and to hooping. I just throw it on lately. I feel dressed in it. Go figure.

Here are some of the boxes, thanks to my new neighbor, Sue, ready to head to the mill. They’re nice and sturdy. Today, I do have to head out to the chiropractor and to do a few errands. Not even the alpacas are excited about this heavy rain, but I’ll be tending them soon.

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.

Oh yeah-now I hear they are recommending double masking. What?

Have a blessed day!