Friday, January 4, 2019
We have so much energy at the beginning of a new year. We have identified the things we want to work on, set our goals and taken our first steps toward our goals. I found myself in an interaction with a person today and since I am trying to develop my listening skills I sat and listened........ I found myself just telling myself to shut up and listen, to just listen, to not interject. To be patient, on and on. NOW I don’t really remember the conversation very well because I was trying so hard to listen. Something to do with retirement planning and the S and P 500. It felt like that scene from Charlie Brown when the teacher is talking and all you hear is wa,wa,wa,wa,wa. Clearly I have a lot of work to do In developing this skill.
Then later I was in the nursery pen with the mamas and babies. I was body scoring some of the cries to see how they are doing. One little girl is thinner than I would like, I need to take a closer look at her. She is not to bad, just not quite where I would like her be. All the crias for the most part are doing great and growing well. I am very grateful for this because sometimes fall crias struggle a bit. This is the first year that I have had so many fall births, but so far so good. One thing I will say is that this group of babies all have really wonderful fleeces. Great fleeces are a joy for any alpaca farmer.
Today I am grateful for all my blessings, it has been a really wonderful day.