Daily Reflections From My Window

December 28, 2021 Tuesday Let’s Get to 2022


“First, out of clutter find simplicity. Second, from discord make harmony. Third, in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

John Archibald Wheeler (the last sentence is often attributed to Einstein but it wasn’t him.)I try to be an optimist but I think 2021 has overstayed it’s welcome. Was it the news? The weather? The pandemic? The general change in just about everything? Bring on 2022 and let’s clear out the clutter that was 2021 and find new opportunities.

I’m looking forward to that. I also love that 2021 brought good things too. I think I’m waking up from my stupor. The holistic treatments I’m pursuing are working and if my senses of taste and smell return, life might feel more normal. It’s really hard to explain how not having either affects one’s perspectives and general disposition. 2021 also brought many new opportunities and ideas. Now to try to remember what they were!

It’s great to see the sun today and that makes things feel really nice, even if it is not quite 30*. Wasn’t yesterday awful? I had to drive to Jeannette and on my way home was talking to a friend who works from home and shared that she was still on her pjs at 4 pm. If I didn’t have anywhere to go or livestock to care for outside, I would have stayed in my pjs too! It was that crummy of a day. When I left, we were having the dreaded “wintry mix”, that blend of freezing rain and snow, complicated by our higher elevation. Jay tried to plow, but it was really useless. He was just plowing wet slush. It was a wonderful thought and much appreciated though. Ice coated everything in the barn and outside. Not a fit day for man or beast. Here was my view yesterday. It was a slow drive but now over. I had made a turkey and invited the kids over but told them to stay put. It was too icy where we are. Other places would have cleared a bit but our elevation made it a challenge. That’s why the sun is so welcome today, isn’t it?

This morning I’m off for another PRP on my knee. I think it may be the last. As for these alternative treatments? They seem to be working. The biggest bonus? Taking Vitamin D3, Zinc, vitamin C and the K2 I’m taking seem to be protecting me and now us (I’m spreading the news) from this virus. It’s good to have these vitamins IN YOUR SYSTEM before, so that if you do catch something, it lessens the severity. I also put a few drops of Thieves oil in my masks for those times that a mask is required. If it protected robbers from the plague, there might be something to it.

Anywho, 2022 will be the year to focus on good news and gratitude. I’m going back to watching only the local weather and my fiber videos. Though last night I watched Antiques Roadshow while I worked on my mitten remake and Jay and I starting watching “Monk”, it’s like an old fashioned detective story. We enjoyed it and it made us both laugh which was welcome! I love this issue of Ply magazine. I have so many ideas of what to do with my handspan yarns now. Look out 2022! My creative juices are finally getting unblocked.

Let’s get this day going. Lots to do before I hit the road again. The alpacas look very relaxed and grateful for the sun too. I put a lot of hay inside for them yesterday so that they could be inside if the rain didn’t stop. 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!