The sun is shining and the wind must be blowing a bit, because I hear the three wind chimes just outside the French doors rustling.
Yesterday Ivy jumped over from the desk toward the living room floor and knocked off one of my three blue bottles that were on the cupboard.
When she jumps she usually is able to clear objects underneath her.
I watched as it splintered into pieces all over the floor.
I’ve only had three blue bottles and two of them I had to buy on Etsy. I cherished those blue bottles and always had them on display. Now I’m down to two.
Ivy got yelled at, really yelled at, and I wish I hadn’t done that. She went running somewhere in the apartment.
Calming Down & Being Sorry:
After I got it all cleaned up I sat down with Charlie.
I called for Ivy, over and over again. But she wouldn’t come to me.
I realized I’d frightened her and felt terrible. So I got up to find her to try and comfort her.
I petted her and told her it was okay and I was very sorry for yelling at her.
Forgiven, I Hope:
After a time she must have forgiven me, because she came out from her hidey hole and laid down on the couch.
Things, material things, are often important to us and we are stricken when they’re destroyed. But nothing is worth more than my babies.
We can replace material things, but not our precious babies.
This evening is the lighting of the memorial for all the COVID-19 victims who’ve died. I’m so glad to see them acknowledged and honored. I’ll probably try to watch it online.
COVID-19 has killed nearly 400,000 Americans in less than a year and infections have continued to mount.
Though Washington, D.C. is at a heightened level of security after the January 6 riots, the memorial will feature a lighting around the the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
Attending the event will be president-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, along with Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris and husband Douglas Emhoff.
They will all participate to light the reflecting pool of 400 lights to honor lives lost to COVID-19.
This is the first-ever lighting around the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial.
Lights Across The Country:
The Empire State Building in New York to the Space Needle in Seattle are also scheduled to be illuminated.
In addition, hundreds of towns, cities, tribes, landmarks and communities all across the country have also committed to joining the tribute in a national moment of unity.
I will light candles around my apartment in support.
Flip House News:
Oh, I almost forgot. Kendra sold her flip house and is now working on the next one.