Daily Reflections From My Window

December 14, 2021 Tuesday: Day 14 Advent: Still Trying to Be Brief

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“It is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all that he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them.”

John Ruskin

It was too sunny to take a picture earlier-can you believe I just wrote that from Johnstown? But yes, I had to wait until it rose higher in the sky.

We had dinner with some friends last night and learned that we’ve had at least 3 chances to see the Northern Lights but that it has been too overcast, and that last night there was a meteor shower and it was crystal clear-but I fell asleep at 9 o’clock.

I was so tired from working outside all day and cleaning up the alpaca pasture. It was the perfect day to do it and was much needed. I gave them their monthly shots without any stink and they even had visitors. One of their favorite sitters came to visit and brought her sister Betty. Phyllis likes to just come and be with them and she wanted to do a little Christmas shopping too. After they give her the cold shoulder, out comes the food and they are her best friends again! Really! They love her visits and it’s so sweet that she just likes to sit and be with them, though she’s the one standing and talking to them. We got a bench especially for her.

On to Advent. Christmas is coming! The second King is here and decked out by Mom, also in velvet, glitter and hair. I think he has the Frankincense. The shepherd has arrived at our fabric manger.

The church calendar stays on track with the story.

The kids came over last night for a brief visit and got me this cute shirt from their trip. They said it “spoke to them”. I guess I DO say this a lot! Call me Dory. I love it!

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!