Making Some Progress

I’ve added about an inch to the socks and it’s not going badly at all. The further I go the easier it is to keep from having loose stitches on the sides of both socks. Most of my progress has been made while sitting in doctor’s waiting rooms or while Brad has PT.

Gabriel’s Summer Blanket is coming along nicely as well. I tend to work on blanket projects while I’m at home and keep the socks for take-along knitting when away from home.

We are having summer weather this week in NE Texas. It was 92° when I went in to town a couple of hours ago to run an errand and the humidity is pretty high. The weatherman says it’s due to a upper level high pressure area to our west that is headed our way ahead of a cool front that will bring another chance of showers by Saturday. The heat index for the next couple of days is over 100° so staying indoors with the A/C is the plan at our house.

The roads are in such bad shape out where we live. The sub-zero weather in February along with all this rain for the past two months has really done a number on the asphalt. There are pot holes on our road that I have to dodge carefully. My back and Brad’s shoulder can’t take any jarring from hitting potholes so I creep down the road coming and going. Our driveway isn’t in much better shape and Brad spoke to the guy who has done work for us in the past. He’ll be out soon to have a look and see about improving the flow of water to keep it from running down the driveway from the road.

Brad had a good PT session and his shoulder is loosening up very well compared to the right shoulder a couple of years ago. I’m so glad that his pain is easier to manage this time around.

I’m starting to feel more like myself and our family doctor is helping me keep a lid on the pain from the kidney stone and the stent which comes out next week. She advised me to take a Tylenol with the Tramadol so I don’t have to take it every four hours. So far so good! I’ve lost five pounds in the past week because I haven’t felt like eating much and everything I do eat seems to upset my stomach but I’m finally finished with the antibiotic. I’m making sure I get my vitamins morning and evening now to counteract the effects of the antibiotic. All in all we are both doing really well and enjoying each others company.

I need to sit down and do some meal planning instead of waiting until the last minute and making do with whatever is handy. We had Whataburger fish sandwiches last night that really hit the spot. I need to thaw some chicken breasts and some ground beef. It’s been awhile since chopped steak and veggies or chicken cooked in the convection oven. I’ve got some sweet potatoes that I can bake to go with the chopped steak and I can saute red onions to top off the meat patties and drizzle pan drippings over it all. I’m making myself hungry!

I got online and ordered groceries and found Adobo listed on the Albertson’s site. I’ve been out of Adobo for ages and it really makes a difference with chicken. I can cook some egg noodles to go with the chicken and steam some fresh carrots. So it looks like dinners for the weekend are taken care of and we can have salad for lunch and maybe some scrambled eggs and English muffins for breakfast. I’ve got some pot pies in the freezer as well as some pizza so that ought to do it until Monday. We like Marie Callender’s Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pies and I couldn’t believe I finally found them this week. Albertson’s has been out of them for months. If I could only find Newman’s Own Uncured Pepperoni Pizza again I would be very happy.

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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