A Blessed And Peaceful Sunday

Since neither of us is up to going to church yet we are enjoying a quiet day at home. Brad just checked the thermometer outside the living room window and at 11:00 am it’s 94°outside with very little breeze blowing. All in all it’s a good day to stay indoors and enjoy the A/C and watch Lone Star Law reruns. Actually there are a couple of episodes we hadn’t seen before.

We both have our devotional reading and other books to read. I have the four volume set of the Liturgy of the Hours and I also use the online version of divineoffice.org as well as the online Daily Readings and I’ll pray my rosary this afternoon.

I’ve got my knitting but I’m still not up to treadling my spinning wheel just yet. I’m looking forward to getting back to that very soon. When I finish the bobbin that is on the flyer I will be able to ply it with two others I’ve already spun for a nice 3-ply yarn. I’ll work on my socks and see if I can get to the instep increases today.

We both slept in this morning and had a late breakfast so we aren’t ready for lunch yet. I’ve got some chicken breasts to put in the convection oven later when we get hungry. My appetite isn’t back to normal yet and I’m making sure I don’t overeat. Hopefully I can continue to lose weight a little at a time. I’m 66 years old and 5′ 3″ and I really need to get below 200 lbs. Once the weight is on it’s a bear to get it off at my age. I have lost fifteen pounds in the last several months and that has really boosted my confidence to keep making progress.

I’ve been watching several crows strolling around under the ash trees north of the house. They can be very entertaining in their family groups and quite opinionated with one another. I keep thinking I should put up a hummingbird feeder. I quit doing that years ago because of our squirrel problem but it’s been three years since we thinned the squirrel population considerably. They damage our roof and window screens and tear up the bird feeders. They are welcome to stay down on the creek where they belong but we can’t tolerate the damage to our property any longer. They aren’t as cute as they once were and to me they are just rats with bushy tails.

But we do love to watch the birds. We have a lot of cardinals and a few bluejays, phoebes and scissor-tail fly catchers. Once in a while one of the resident roadrunners will make an appearance. There is a pair of red-shouldered hawks that hang around near the creek and the ash grove and once in a while we see an owl. Sometimes we see a great blue heron and that is always a treat.

Hope you all have as wonderful a Sunday as we are having. Take care and God bless.

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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