Daily Reflections From My Window

December 29, 2021 Wednesday: More Rain

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“Sometimes the reason good things are not happening to you is because you are the good thing that needs to happen to other people.”

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I know of at least 3 people having really tough challenges this year and want to be there for them but am at a loss as to how to help. Maybe just being there is enough. I hope. Please say a prayer for them. When you read through social media, life seems like a bowl of cherries for everyone. Makes it a challenge when you know someone whose bowl is empty. Like the Queen. Here’s a link to her Christmas Day Address. I felt so much better having watched her. She’s going to be so missed when her time comes to be with her beloved.

It’s another rainy day here. Makes me long for the sun. Last night Jay found a documentary about how a cruise ship operates, from the inside. It was like a floating city without the politics. I think it was 12 stories tall, housed 1000 employees, and hosted 5000 guests each week with like a 45 minute break between those leaving snd those arriving. The amount of food, water, fuel and human and food waste was incredible. If one thing was out of place, it threatened the rest of the services. Seems like the most important service was the laundry team and not the food. Without clean linens and towels, which are needed in EVERY department, from uniforms to cleaning rags, nothing would get done. The chief laundress had a point! It’s worth the watch and made me want to take a cruise just to thank every one of them. We found ourselves in awe and saying over and over, “oh my gosh!” It was that good. No dirty laundry, just a fair reporting on who does what, how much time they get off and how hard each person works to make the cruise guests’ trip enjoyable. Wow. Talk about a work ethic. I recommend watching it. I think it was on something called Scramble and the boat was the MCL Seaside.

Another good one? The 60 Minutes show on Weather and Wine. We hear about global warming and how we are the bane of the Earth’s existence and this started off with a bit of that, but if you stick with it, there were positives too. Grapes are ripening sweeter, although with lower yields in the traditional growing locations. They are now growing grapes in England of all places. The vintner there referred to it as climate “shift”. I think he hit the nail on the head there. I’ve always kind of considered that and shifting is the perfect word. Our seasons seem to be shifting. Winter weather seems to start later and last longer into the spring. Summer weather goes later into October. We get to enjoy the weather we like or the weather we don’t, longer. I could use a little more sun, especially now, but knowing that the bright snow is coming soon, gives me hope. I’ll take the brightness over Grey any day.

Why am I watching so much tv? I’ve got a few knitting projects to complete, like these gloves, for a customer. I’ve torn them out at least twice snd started over. Let’s hope the third time is the charm. She’s going to need them soon. Yesterday was a day at the doctors getting my platelet replacement procedure. They remove my blood, spin out my platelets and inject it with a few other things back into my knee. It’s still swollen this morning, but not as much as yesterday. The swelling is good. It means that my immune system has sent forces to the knee to help. Inflammation in this case is good. I use heat and not ice in this instance. Last night I took a hot bath with arnica salts and that felt great and helped with the pain.

Today, it’s back to knitting after doing my livestock and Jay and I having a special lunch with Jack, Madison and Madison’s youngest brother Chandler who is visiting for a few days. I hope he enjoys a break from the beautiful sun and heat of his home!

I hardly took any pictures yesterday. There really was nothing interesting happening. Maybe 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 carefully tend my passion.

Have a blessed day!