Daily Reflections From My Window

January 20, 2021 Wednesday Inauguration Day

“Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.”

Erma Bombeck.

We had such a nice day yesterday celebrating the birthday. I love my son.

This was such a sweet picture. Madison was making us all her special coffees. Yup, thumbs up on this girl, buddy! Jack says-she even WALKS differently when she’s making coffee. It’s her element and she’s so good at it.

My chai latte. The puppy-can you see it? Madison just sprinkled the cinnamon and let’s me see what I see. I see a fluffy puppy.

There is so much that goes into making coffee. The beans, the temperature, and so much more. I watch her with amazement! She definitely has a passion for coffee.

We got Red Lobster takeout since when Jack was growing up, that became our tradition. They did a nice job and there was plenty for the six of us. I can’t believe that I didn’t take a picture. A few good friends added to the celebration.

Happy 27 to you! And many many more! Continued success to my favorite son!

It was such a beautiful day yesterday. The sun! Pippa enjoyed it.

Well, today’s the day. We go back to celebrities in the White House. Fancy parties and figuring out what gender we are to put on an application. Yippee!

I love Erma Bombeck and wonder what she would be saying about the world today. I don’t think she held Madonna the singer in very high regards, who will probably get the red carpet rolled out for her at the White House. Go figure. So when will this new group decide to invade and start a war. The future should be interesting. Will you be watching today? I haven’t decided yet.

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!

Daily Reflections From My Window

January 14, 2021 Thursday

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

Robert Frost.

Aren’t both of these true. Robert Frost and the scripture.

So yesterday I took the day off from writing and it seems that since I made this blog private, no one gets a notice, so I changed it back to public. I’ve got to work on that.

I’ve been working on my exit from the Macaroni Kid world of publishing, which makes me sad, but it is my time. Lots of loose ends to deal with. It was my life for almost 11 years.

Back to full time fiber and fabric.

Yesterday I did herd health and gave everyone their M-Worm shots and a few other things. I used the Rutavala from Young Living and it worked to calm everyone down. That was nice since they can feel that I haven’t been calm lately. We got it done though.

Then Jay and I took a nice long walk. It was about 30* but sunny and it was a wonderful walk. We went about 3.3 miles through Grandview Cemetery. We haven’t walked there for a long time and it’s a beautiful place to walk. It’s so well kept. It’s historic because it is the home of the unknown plot of the 1889 flood victims, but there is also a civil war monument and just so many familiar local names.

The Unknown Plot guarded by the Angel.

Civil War memorial.

A deer watched us as we walked.

A family name we recognized in the second photo.

This was interesting. I’m not aware of any relatives here but the names are so familiar.

We’ll have to get the family historian on that case.

It looks like another beautiful day today. So funny how we still have snow on our little mountain while just a few miles away it has all melted. I spoke too soon-light snowflakes just started.

This morning I completed a 24 hour urine test and will get that in the mail today. It should show how things are going. We’ll see.

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!

Daily Reflections From My Window

January 1, 2021! Oops! New Years Day, Friday

“If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.”

Richelle E. Goodrich

Happy New Year! Happy first day of 2021! How are you spending it?

How did you spend last night? Or yesterday? I got my hair cut, colored and coiffed and Ivana is so skilled that I always walk out of there feeling like a million bucks so I did what anyone would do and spent part of the day delivering coconut water to subscribers in my area. Check out my Macaroni Kid FB page for more pictures. Here are the wonderful ladies at the salon obliging me!

Here are pictures of Lauren and I, the amazingly cute pug slipper socks she surprised me with, and an interesting collection of mushrooms growing on her tree. I’ve been watching them since they were tiny. I wish I could identify mushrooms because they are beauties.

Then on to more things. I got this bee in my bonnet that I had to clean the house. I had to get rid of the grit of 2020. I still need to do a few rooms, but got the big chunks so to speak. Throughout the day I decided to call family and friends and catch up.

Jay was working on fixing the overhead fluorescent light fixture in our Y2K closet. When we talked to our friends Brian and Tammy later in the evening and Jay was telling Brian about it, Brian asked, “How many trips to the hardware store did it take?” We all laughed because that is so true! It took a few but Jay did it and now perhaps I’ll clean it out since there is now light.

We had a wonderful evening, catching up with old friends and making plans for the coming year. We talked to Jack and Madison and actually made it to midnight to call them again! It was not a typical New Years celebration but the fact that we were able to do it was a milestone and one I fully appreciate. We ate pork, sauerkraut and lentils just to be on the safe side and will have them today, made new. It was delicious!

We watched our first Virtual Celebration Johnstown organized by the amazing Lauren Lazzari!

You can catch it here. https://fb.watch/2L030Jkswp/

Talking to Tammy and Brian via FaceTime.

Talking to Rick and Barb at Studio 64 (his office by day, disco by night) via Zoom. Watching the ball drop with very few in attendance in NYC. Will they come back next year?

So if we didn’t talk to you last night, we will try again today. You may not have answered our call. You may have been busy! Imagine that!

I wish you all a Blessed 2021 and can’t wait till we can be in person. I have to tell you though that my goal for 2021 is to get off FB especially. I love all of the groups I belong to and the opportunity it affords for learning. I would miss that so it will be hard. Please, if you haven’t already, sign up to get my morning post via email and never miss a day.

Love to you all.

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!

Daily Reflections From My Window

December 31, 2020 Thursday, New Years Eve

“I hope you all realize Jan 1st 2021, is really just another day….not a miracle fix…”

Jan Massie, Fiber Artist Extraordinaire

It snowed again overnight and is snowing now. I hope it’s not ice underneath because I’m going out this morning to get coiffed for our at home New Years Eve.

It was so beautiful yesterday that we took a walk on the mountain. It was still pretty snow covered and the tracks that were made were icy but we still made 3+ miles at a snails pace.

It got even trickier.

Oh look! A heart shaped chunk of ice!

Along the gas line.

A tiny bird nest.

I guess this is necessary.

Next we decided it was so beautiful that we went into Westmont and walked almost 3 more miles. We ran into some friends, had a brief chat and then continued on our separate ways, Covid and all. Can’t walk together. 😢

Towards the end of our walk, the sky changed and looked amazing.

I reduced a few of my supplements yesterday and DID feel better. I made an appointment to see my doctor but can’t get in until January 15 unfortunately.

My friend Jan is correct. Tomorrow is a new day, and I wish for a miracle fix but it’s really up to us. There ARE things we can’t control but there is so much we can. One day at a time, my friends.

The snow is picking up and I have things to do so I will wish you a Happy New Years Eve! Celebration Johnstown Chairman Lauren has put together an amazing Virtual Celebration Johnstown event including fireworks for the town! That woman is an amazing force and I am so grateful to have her in my life.

You can watch the program tonight here starting at 6:30. That’s what we’ll be doing.

https://fb.me/e/15GTwoES1

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!