More Rain, More Knitting…And A Detour To The ER

I give up. It’s never going to stop raining long enough to get the yard mowed again. At least that how it seems so far. It’s been at least a month since it was mowed and it’s been raining enough to keep the ground too wet to mow for that entire time. Even for Texas this is unusual weather. Not that we don’t get periods of downpours in the Spring and Fall it’s just that we don’t often have extended periods of downpours. It must be due to that ‘global warming’ thing everyone is going on about. Either that or it’s the government messing with the weather. Either one makes about as much sense. Seriously though, we’ve had enough rain for a while and I for one am looking forward to things drying out enough to spend some quality time outdoors.

It’s Friday the 28th of May and the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend. I got to spend all of yesterday afternoon until about 7:30 pm in the ER again. Seems that I have a kidney infection which isn’t all that unusual given the kidney stone and removal thereof. I woke up about 8:00 am with back pain that gradually got worse and rapidly advanced to nausea and vomiting.

This time around I wasn’t up to driving myself to the hospital and Brad and I decided it was time to call an ambulance. Good choice. He called a couple that we are friends with and they met me at the ER so I didn’t have to go through that again all alone. So, numerous needle sticks, a couple of different IV’s, fluids, pain meds and urinalysis got the problem taken care of. More meds called in to the pharmacy and our friends got me back home and settled in.

We both slept all night in our recliners and for once Brad didn’t wake up with his shoulder killing him. The sun is out, we’ve eaten, the kitchen is clean and I’m due at our MD’s office in a couple of hours for a follow up. All is well. Pain is managed. It’s like it all never happened. God bless the EMT’s, especially Skye (she’s a doll) and the ER staff and techs. Another good experience, all things considered.

I’m going to drop by the farm to see our daughter while I am out and about later. She has a stockpile of cranberry juice concentrate that she canned when she had a good supply of fresh cranberries during the winter. I’m sure that a bit of concentrate in water three times a day will go a long way to helping my urinary problems. And I love the taste of cranberry juice without sugar. The more tart the better.

We will have Tuna Casserole for dinner tonight. It’s been awhile and I had set the ingredients out for dinner last night. So much for that, lol. Brad had a Whataburger and onion rings and I had chicken noodle soup.

On the knitting front…I had hoped to have finished the red socks by now. I’ll take them with me for ‘Waiting Room Knitting’ later and see how far I can get toward finishing one of them before bedtime. Next up I would like to knit another Ludlow Shawl and maybe use some of my hand-spun yarns. I’ve just been stash diving through my hand-spun yarns and found two skeins that would work well together. I didn’t find a third skein for the border, but I might just use the purple for the border as well as the stripes in the main section. Why not? I’ll cast on with the green for the main part of the shawl. Can’t beat Purple and Green as a combo!

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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