Daily Reflections From My Window

September 12, 2021 Sunday: Flexibility and the Ability to Change Plans

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“You know flexibility is a good thing but it shouldn’t – you shouldn’t be flexible on core principles.”

Ted Cruz

My plans changed yesterday all over the board. First, I was supposed to be going to a special friend’s future daughter in law’s (I never know how to make that possessive!) bridal shower 3 1/2-4 hours away. My copilot (the future Aunt in law) got sick at the last minute and had to cancel. That left me to decide whether to drive all that way home at night, by myself, without her. We weren’t planning to stay overnight. I decided not to go. It’s one thing to drive by myself and another with someone else and I decided to be safe and stay home. I called in my last minute regrets and my friend, thankfully, understood. But I was disappointed not to be there to celebrate.

Everyone, even the grand dog, had other plans for the day, so it looked like a good day to buckle down and get some work done for the upcoming fall festivals. Or so it seemed. I was out doing a deep clean of the alpaca barn when I thought I should make my family aware that I hadn’t gone anywhere since they were all out of here before I was supposed to leave. Jack called to say that the grand dog’s plans had changed and asked if I could go pick him up and let him spend the rest of the day with us. Of course! I finished up what I was doing, showered, and got Connor. We had some nice quality time together and I had a copilot with whom to do a few errands. We had a good time, just the two of us. Dropped off a check to a friend, went through a drive thru-where they even gave him a dog biscuit and then home to take a walk to the mailbox and pick up the mail. I got way over my walk and step goals for the day with this guy. He’s busy.

Since I had time, I decided it was time. Day 78 and the dress needed a bath! Connor just arrived for the day today, and I have to get ready for church.

But, I wanted to show you some wildlife I found yesterday. Good stuff! Like this praying mantis and grasshopper. What does this woolly bear have to say about winter?

It’s a beautiful, breezy morning and we’re outside letting him settle before I go.

Anyone need chives? I dug some up yesterday and am happy to share.

One last thing. I have too many emails, but the last 3 digits were very interesting yesterday with it being 9/11. Never Forget.

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!