Daily Reflections From My Window

January 9, Sunday: Today Will be a Great Day to be Creative

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

Benjamin FranklinHappy Sunday! Yes, it’s raining over top of the snow and the sun is not interested in making a show today, but hey, if you are reading this, you woke up and that is amazing.

Days like this are wonderful for hunkering down with whatever you love to do and doing it. All the better if you can combine them. Like talking to a friend and making a pot of chili, or watching a good movie and spinning fiber, which is what I might do. When Jay makes a fire, it’s even more so.

Yesterday I made the pot of chili, using the venison from our friend Lesley. It’s a keeper and that was the last of the venison, but we have enough for tonight. I may even bake some sourdough bread from a kit I got. My Dad used to bake bread in the winters every Saturday and it’s a good memory. No one worried about gluten then and maybe because the breads were real. Who knows. It just makes the house warm and cozy. First I’ll go to church. Did I mention that we got notice that our Rector is retiring after many years? I’m sad, because every week he says something I need to hear and explains the word of God in ways I can understand. See, it’s all about me-how can he even think of retiring when I have so much more to learn? I just hope I can get out of our driveway today and over the mountain to get there today. I pray a lot along the way on days like this. It’s a bonus.

Last night, we watched the movie, “Don’t Look Up” on Netflix, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. Jay has been really interested in the Web Telescope that was just launched on Christmas Eve. There seems to be a renewed interest in space exploration.

The movie was good, and about a meteor that was supposed to hit the Earth and destroy everything. Despite the fact that I took about a five minute catnap at a critical point, it was an exciting story. Seemed to be a parody on the state of our whole world. They didn’t seem to miss a thing. You’ll have to watch it and let me know your thoughts. It was pretty telling and we weren’t sure what to expect.

Time to get going for me, though. I don’t want to be racing to church in this weather. So different from our walk in the sunshine yesterday.

In the meantime, do something you’ve never done before. Find your passion and explore it. Every single day is a gift. Stay warm!

Have a blessed day!