Neat & Tidy Again

The mowers arrived bright and early yesterday morning and made short work of the yard. It’s nice to have it under control again. We’ve had so much rain that the grass has been out of control for months. And there is more rain in the forecast for next week. Sigh.

The yucca plants are growing out after being cut back in March. I need to pull weeds now that I can get in between the plants. We haven’t heard back from our gravel guy about another load of gravel and better drainage for the drive. He’s been snowed under lately. Need to give him another call and check in with him.

I love this view of the tree grove with the creek in the background. The hawks should have good hunting now that the grass is cut. And the deer may wander by to check things out. They seem to know when something is different.

I managed to get my SUV cleaned and the dirt and leaves blown out of the garage on Thursday. I ran the SUV through the car wash a couple of days ago and Brad got the pickup washed as well. Clean vehicles, garage, and a neat and tidy yard. Now I am working on the inside of the house trying to catch up on dusting and cleaning after being down for the count for over a month.

The dust bunnies have been breeding behind and beneath the furniture. It’s time to do some deep cleaning including mopping the floor throughout the house and scrubbing both bathrooms. We’ve been getting by with surface cleaning only for too long. Well, it’s not like the dust is going anywhere soon! I’ll get to it.

On the knitting front: I’m making progress on both pair of socks but I need to work on Gabriel’s summer blanket as well. I’m well on my way with the gusset increases on the blue socks and I’m halfway to starting the gusset increases on the other pair now.

Yes. Before you ask…I am a Doctor Who fan. The Tenth Doctor is my favorite.

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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