My Little Plan is Working

I was up later than I intended Monday night but finally slept and got up at 7:30, dressed and out the door in fifteen minutes. I had packages waiting at the post office but I hate going in to the inner lobby because they make you wear a mask and those darned things make me panicky these days. So I went before the lobby opened and took advantage of the early package pickup by ringing the bell by the pickup window, no mask in the outer lobby. I had my two packages and was out of there in five minutes!

Next stop was the coffee shop for breakfast croissants and fruit smoothies for our breakfast. I knitted on a pair of socks in the drive-thru, got our food and was on my way back home in about fifteen minutes. Brad was fully awake by the time I got home and we decided we didn’t need coffee with croissants and smoothies.

I did two loads of laundry and got one item mended, three more to go. While Brad was headed to his appointment with the surgeon I put a couple of chicken breasts in the convection oven and while those cooked I gathered up the trash and took it out to the dumpster at the road.

When he got home we had romaine salad with cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, sliced English cucumber and sliced chicken breast. I tossed a little crumbled feta cheese on top of mine. It was perfect with a little vinaigrette dressing. We had our coffee an hour or so after lunch.

I’m on a roll and getting things accomplished in fairly short order. I am doing well with my blog posts by writing up my articles to post automatically the next morning at 7:00 am. Sometimes I can even come up with more than one article and have two or three posts scheduled days ahead of time. Being more efficient is fun.

Speaking of efficiency, I will have all three pairs of socks ready to start turning heels very soon. I’ll turn one heel and knit the heel flap then do the other sock on that same needle and progress on to the next pair. I have the red socks, a scarf and a French Press cozy to wash and block. I may just wait until these three pairs of socks are finished and put them all in to soak together. I have my blocking mats for the scarf and cozy and plenty of wire sock blockers for the socks.

I’ve been wanting to replace the old black clamp on lamp in the studio with another one like I am using in the spinning corner and finally ordered one along with a wall clock for the studio. I’m spending more time in that room in my knitting chair and enjoying listening to my Celtic music CD’s on the stereo instead of parked in front of the television. When Brad needs a nap or wants to watch something on TV that doesn’t interest me I can take my knitting and laptop to the studio and carry on.

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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