Daily Reflections From My Window

September 1, 2021 Wednesday: More Rain


“Sometimes we should express our gratitude for the small and simple things like the scent of the rain, the taste of your favorite food, or the sound of a loved one’s voice.”

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Gosh, where is time going? It’s already September. I’m stumped today about what to say. I can say that I am grateful for all of the above.

My post yesterday was late in the day and I think I covered most of my thoughts. We DID have box springs delivered before 8:30 AM yesterday from Krisay’s for some guests arriving in the next few weeks, so the day got off to a busy start. I’m grateful that they came yesterday and not today with this rain. It went so smoothly.

A flash flood warning for the area just came through on my weather app and on the news, which I have on in the background. Thank goodness right now we live on a mountain, but our little alpaca shelter is on a hill and when it rains this hard, the hillside behind the boys’ side can cause trouble. We’ve stabilized it over the years with rocks and terracing, but sometimes, the mud ends up inside.

I’ll have to get out there soon to check on how they are holding up. Everyone asks how alpacas like the rain. They don’t mind a little light rain once in a while, but this has been very steady and nonstop and someone once used the analogy that when alpacas get wet, it’s like having a wet heavy wool coat on in the rain. It’s heavy.

Looks like it may go on like this all day. You can’t see the entire shot of the screen below, but it says about 3 inches of rain is expected and that rain will continue all day. That’s a lot of rain.

I made it to hooping last night and as usual, Dawn was energetic and smiling. She’s a real Godsend. It was a packed house! I’m glad for her when there are a lot of students. It’s such a great class and she makes it a point to know all of her students whether she knew them before or is meeting them for the first time. She has a real gift.

The rain is picking up again and is coming down harder. Is this all from Ida? When it stops, it will make weeding a lot easier. I did a little yesterday and regret saying to myself that we need a little rain to loosen up the soil in some spots. Jay and I are both looking for one-piece rain suits to wear outside when working in this type of weather.

So I hope you stay dry and remember that we are so blessed to have no water problems. We don’t have wildfires and rarely droughts. The quality of our water is so good in this region. God has granted our area natural amenities that other areas lack even though they seem so glamorous and trendy! We’ve got what we need and then some in the water department.

The embedded scripture in our morning view is one of my favorites and I hope you’ll read it and think about it. My friend Connie pointed it out to me years ago. She was the last person I ever thought listened closely to the church service where this is routinely said. We are around the same age and our kids were roughly the same ages. One day she pointed it out that she loved this verse and I have to admit that I’d never looked at it closely. When I did, it hit home-the peace of God, which passes all human understanding. Why do we think we know anything? I haven’t seen her forever but know that God put her there at that time to pass that message to me and I think of her all of the time because of that.

My little RoadBug wheel is still recovering from our outing on Sunday. It was a bit humid for her. It would have been the perfect day for my pvc pipe Babe, but I have to figure out how to replace a foot. Here’s the RoadBug. I just had this little bird fly into the window.

He’s either telling me to get to work, or it’s a message from a loved one. I found this below.

Either message I need. He looks ok now and is sitting up and catching his breath out of the rain.

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!