Daily Reflections From My Window

October 20, 2021, Wednesday Home Again, Home Again, Jiggedy Jig! Back to Work!

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“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

From a headstone in Ireland

And this one:

“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.”

C.S Lewis

These wise old guys know what my friend, and many of us have experienced and are experiencing. Again, I couldn’t decide so I went with them both.

She’ll be adapting to a new routine and she has lots of friends and family to help her along but I hope she joins a group of others who have experienced what she has. It’s helpful to share with others who are in the same boat, so to speak. We’re there for her. I know that if you know her, you are too. For now, we’re home and getting back into our routine. I have products to deliver and ship, alpacas to tend, fiber to spin, gloves, mittens and hats to make, socks to sort, bills to pay, plants to water, and a dishwasher to empty. I love the routine. It keeps me grounded.

I’m out of practice of taking my window view. I need to add, “windows to wash”, to that to-do list. They’re a mess! That might make a difference. I keep taking a new picture though, because the sun streams through the trees a bit differently as it comes up and highlights the colors better. I think I got a good one below.

I don’t really have much to say today except that I am so grateful for my family, friends, and faith. How do you make it without any one of those three?

Oh! And a great ride to the airport! We met a guy in a Lyft and requested him again because he was great to talk to for a longer ride. His name is Kip and he had such an interesting story. He lived in Asia for years, running a tech company and came back to the US (I forget where he was from originally. I want to say Midwest somewhere) and settled in Naples. He and his wife are raising their two grandsons ages 6 and 8, due to his daughter’s unexpected death, and it sounds like they have adventure in their future. He was talking about either renting a boat and taking them on the trip of a lifetime around the world, because he is an experienced sailor or selling his home, buying a camper big enough to live in and driving around this country. Either way, those kids will have an experience like no other. At 74, there’s a lot he can share with little Tyler and Chase. Lucky kids! I forgot to mention a Godwink that happened while we were together. If you know Jay, as a banker/lawyer/coin collector, he carries around $2 bills for special occasions. When he heard that Kip had 2 boys, he went into his wallet, and only had one $2 bill left, gave it to Kip to give to the boys. He apologized for not having one for each boy. Kip shared that the boys had JUST been talking about the $2 bills the day before and wondered what they were. They now have one to examine a little more closely. Jay better refill because who knew that that would be our Godwink.

Here Kip is, a happy and chatty guy, we liked him right away! If you’re ever in Naples/Fort Myers, give him a call at Logos Transportation LLC: (925) 303-9063 and tell him Julie from alpacamom.com referred you! It’s good to see that the alpacas are happy and were well taken care of thanks to Jack and Madison. Thank you both!

And here’s our camper in the background. I think Jay will begin the process of putting her to bed for the winter soon. We have a lot of new travel ideas for her coming up. Or since it’s a Little Guy Max, I think it’s a him.

But off I go. I have roving to finish up and mail and other things on that list to do.

Please say a prayer for a sweet little newborn baby boy of a friend. No details, just prayers. They could use them right now. Thank you.

In the meantime, do something you’ve never done before. Find your passion and explore it. Every single day is a gift. There are no guarantees. I’m off to tend my passion.

Have a blessed day!