“Less Rain For The Next Few Days”

The best the weatherman can do for us is ‘Less rain in the next few days’ so we have that going for us. It’s still too wet to mow and we haven’t even heard from our lawn guys. Hopefully there are some lawns that they are able to mow even when a bit damp unlike ours which qualifies as a yard instead of a lawn. Not that many years ago our yard was pasture so it tends to grow fast in spring and go dormant in summer. The grass is easily a foot tall in places.

I had hoped, again, to be done with the red socks…would have been done with the red socks if I hadn’t bruised my left hand lifting a bag of groceries with one hand instead of two hands. Thought I could save a trip back and forth from the car to the kitchen. Won’t do that again. Our Spring Cleaning KAL ended yesterday but I’ll continue on until the socks are finished…maybe pick them up again this afternoon.

We had our thirteen year old grand-daughter, Sarah, out to visit a couple of days ago and had a very nice time. She and her dad picked up lunch for the three of us and we all had salmon and veggies from Cotton Patch. And carrot cake!

Sarah retrieved the sim cards from the game cameras for her grandad and the two of them scanned through the videos to see what’s been coming up near the creek lately. There were a couple of deer, a bobcat and a racoon. I keep hoping to see the fox on video at some point, but nothing so far. Brad saw it streaking down the driveway and through the tree grove headed for the creek one morning but it didn’t show up on video.

I’ve been changing out some of the framed pictures in the living room and making room for some of Brad’s things that he doesn’t have room for in the master bedroom. He has a shadow box containing his dad’s dog tags, medals and Navy insignia that his sister had framed several years ago. I put it on the wall next to the window. There is a nice framed miniature Texas Flag that is hanging above the TV now and looks very nice in the living room. That is our daughter in her Navy uniform on the right above the clock and yes…we are watching Galaxy Quest.

We are attempting to get back in some sort of normal routine which has been absent for several weeks now. First his surgery followed by my kidney stone has had us out of sorts and limited in what we normally do during the day. I’ve got to get caught up on laundry, not a lot to do but still necessary. The clean dishes need to be put away and the dirty dishes loaded in the dishwasher, then make my bed and have a hot shower. The world will seem better after a hot shower. At some point I need to drop a couple of things at the post office and pick up some stuff at the grocery store this afternoon.

For now I will work on my red socks and watch Galaxy Quest with Brad and decide what to prepare for lunch in an hour or so.

This is the last pair of socks I knitted from some of Jo Dee Fish’s hand dyed yarn. I wear these a lot and they fit perfectly. I use Jo Tor’s Vanilla Sock pattern, available on Ravelry if you are interested.

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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