August is Here

July has passed and August has arrived. Just like that. It’s a gorgeous morning here in NE Texas. The sun is shining, there is a light breeze and it’s humid enough to drown frogs. Needless to say I’ll be spending the day indoors. The grass is beginning to turn brown in places because it’s been a few weeks since we last had rain.

I overslept by two hours this morning. Guess I needed the sleep, but now I feel two steps behind. Brad is off at church with the grandchildren and will call in a bit about what we want to do for lunch.

I spent too much time knitting, working on wire rosaries, typing on my laptop and using my wireless mouse the past couple of days and now my right wrist is telling me about it. Mostly it’s the rosary work since it’s been so long since I had the pliers in my hand and there is a good bit of wrist rotation required. I’ll approach it in smaller doses until I am back up to speed.

I am in the process of getting recurring payments off of Paypal so I can do away with it. I set up the account back when I was selling patterns online. It’s a business account that I don’t need. My Deposit Photos monthly subscription was through Paypal and I’ve had an interesting morning trying to get it set up again. It renews each month and I canceled it in July so it wouldn’t renew today.

When I tried to resubscribe their system kept substituting an old debit account number that I haven’t used for years and the end result is a fraud alert on the Deposit Photos website. I got the email verification from my credit card and verified the purchase. But it’s still messed up on the Deposit Photos website so I’ve got to wait another half an hour and try again. I did manage to go into my account with Deposit Photos and delete that old debit card number so I should be good to go now.

We still have a little green grass in places but it’s mostly coastal Bermuda and it’s beginning to go dormant from lack of rain. When the guys come to mow late this week they won’t have to mow the entire yard and it won’t take them long to get the job done. Unless we get a lot of rain between now and then that is!

Guess I had better get in gear and be ready when Brad gets home after taking the kids home from church. Have a blessed Sunday afternoon, ya’ll.

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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