Daily Reflections From My Window

December 2, 2021 Thursday: Day 2 of Advent

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“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All of a sudden, I feel like myself again. Like I woke up. I still can’t taste or smell but I really think this Covid can stay with you for a very long time. In my case, over a year. I’ve been so foggy and unmotivated. When I went to the Dr. the other day, I asked if they were seeing many long term side affects from the shots and he said yes, and from Covid too. Things that just linger and pop up out of the blue- rashes, dormant diseases and other things. The best advice he says is to boost your immune system with extra D-3, Zinc and C. That way, you’ll be somewhat protected from the residual affects of the original infection. I have not gotten any shots due to his advice (and neither has he and he’s treating patients every day) and the more I hear and read, I think for me, it was the correct decision. The good thing is that for now, we all make our own choices. I have the antibodies. My knee feels great by the way. I sure don’t want surgery or any replacements and this PRP seems to be working.

Now on to Day 2 of our family Advent Calendar and Nativity Set. Here we go with the calendar.Here’s another beautiful figurine from our Nativity set: Mary, the Blessed Virgin. She’s a little pale, but has rosy cheeks and that serene look. Notice how her hands are held close to her heart in prayer. She is also clothed in lovely velvet to keep her warm, probably from scraps of some dress Mom made for one or all of us girls. Mom could do it all-work every day and still make Christmas magic. You won’t see the infant Jesus in our scene until Christmas Day and as that approaches, I’ll share how my parents combined the secular with our faith. We had no doubt that Santa was God’s messenger.

Here’s the Advent calendar that our church gave out this year. It starts with verses from Genesis. Like our Lessons and Carols service, it reminds you how it all began. I like it! I don’t have much to report today. Yesterday I was busy knitting and trying to catch up with orders. We had dinner at Capri with the kids last night and have decided that we need to make it a weekly tradition. Then Jay and I came home and we watched the new Brook Shields Christmas movie, “A Castle for Christmas”. She’s a famous author who goes to Scotland and for a break. I can’t tell you anything without giving the story away, but it was a fun one to watch together. We’ve had a trip planned to Scotland that keeps getting pushed back because of Covid. The scenery is spectacular so it may have to do for now.

The wind is really blowing this morning. Look how fast the clouds are moving. Looks like we’re back to mud today. It’s already 40*. That’s OK. I have lots to do inside in my dye pot. Maybe today is the day for outside decorating if I get started early.

We have a furnace guy here this morning making sure everything is running smoothly.Most of the alpacas are out and about. Perhaps the wind will dry things up a bit. It’s time to get to work!

I just came across this article that there is a movie being filmed in Ligonier. Christian Bale is the star. Who knew?

What’s on your agenda today?

In the meantime, do something you’ve never done before. Find your passion and explore it. Every single day is a gift. I’m off to tend my passion.

Have a blessed day!