Daily Reflections From My Window

September 8, 2021 Wednesday: Godwinks at Hooping and Should Dos


“You’re expecting a dog to be a cat.”

Madison Major

I should know better than to think I have a to do list, especially when it’s in my head and not written down on paper. If I proclaim what I THINK I will accomplish for the day in this post, more often than not, I get sidetracked. I still get things done, just not what I thought I would. There’s something about making lists on paper and either checking them off of crossing them out when complete that is so fulfilling. I need to get back to that.So I just looked at what I thought I might do yesterday and only didn’t get to dyeing and getting my embroidery machine up and running. I did do laundry and got food delivered from Tractor Supply. That is so convenient. I wanted to label and put away the insoles I just had made and of course I wanted to change up the label a bit, so several hours later, I had a prototype and still need to tweak it a bit. I think I’ll be able to use it for the socks too. It involved changing the layout and the size of the label. I also wanted to color code the sizing with the label. It will look nice when displayed. Photo to come when finished.

We were supposed to have a visit from my newly widowed friend overnight and yesterday, but she had an unexpected visitor and was worn out from hearing from that person about all of the things she “should” be doing. When my friend told me about her visit, it didn’t surprise me at all. She was born that way. She always has had all of the answers. She always will. In her mind. Why would we expect otherwise? Or even think they see it themselves? My friend also asked me if I thought certain things were odd, or people should have done things differently during the service. No. That’s how people are. If you know someone and the general attendees at the event don’t know them, we get why what they do, they do. Meet people where they are, not where YOU think they should be. Different people were pointing things out to her about who should have done what. I hope I wasn’t one of them.

Do we live in a “should do” culture anymore? I think we do. We expect people to do certain things and have lots of opinions about what they should do. I’m guilty. I think we should eat with our mouths closed and keep our elbows off the table, but really, who are we to judge? That’s why I love the scripture embedded in my morning view. My friend Kathy and I refer to it a lot- and laugh that we’re having “plank days”. Enough of that.What I really wanted to share today was a Godwink I had at hula hooping, of all places. I think if you’ve been reading this for a while, you know that I need a good cry and I love to hula hoop. I was talking to a different friend just the other day about that. She suggested I listen to the song that always gets her going-Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Lion King. It has such special memories for her. I couldn’t even remember the tune when she told me about it. But, as God works in mysterious ways, Dawn had it in her playlist at hooping last night. I haven’t heard this song in years. I was so focused on the technique that I wasn’t going to let loose, but did videotape an actual Godwink for my friend. I’ll listen to it today. Wish me luck in the crying department.

What’s with the stop sign AND light at the intersection of Menoher and Luzerne Street? Is that relatively new? I know I’m not observant on a good day and it seems to have appeared in the last few months. Why both? Does it confuse anyone else?

Even these mourning doves want to know. What should I do today? I have a doctor’s appointment this morning and then, who knows? Maybe help Jay dump our manure trailer? It’s filled to the brim!

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!