A Rainy Day

We woke up to dark skies and thunder off in the distance this morning but it wasn’t bad enough to cancel our breakfast out that we had planned last night. Neither of us had eaten a sit-down meal at the third location of our favorite coffee shop so we dropped by for their baked oatmeal and coffee.

C.J.’s at Gateway Village roasts their own coffee and they are in partnership with Lettuce Indulge for a nice, open floor plan location with plenty of room. I like their Americano and Brad likes the Mocha coffee. It started sprinkling rain when we were ready to leave and we made a couple of stops on the way home. All in all it was a nice morning out. We don’t do that often enough.

They started with their Downtown Denison location which was once our Greyhound Bus station when I was a kid. Then they had a food truck that would stop at different locations, followed by a second location in Sherman on Travis St. at what was once Kentucky Fried Chicken. The third location they call C.J.’s on the Boulevard at Gateway Village is across Hwy 75 and FM 691 from Texoma Medical Center where the Denison and Sherman city limits meet.

We like the food at the original location but it is a tiny coffee shop and can get quite loud so we usually use the drive-by and take food home to eat. We are rarely in Sherman near their other location and they don’t do the tuna salad there like the original location does. The newest location doesn’t do the breakfast croissants or the tuna salad plates but they have some good looking breakfast and lunch options.

In any case, the weather has cooled off with the rain and at least the mowers will have something to mow at the end of next week now that we’ve had a bit of rain. It’s still raining here, a slow, steady rain which is what we need. No gully-washers, thank you very much.

We stopped at Bi-Low to buy some chain to replace the pipe bar across the end of our driveway. We found a roll of bright yellow coated chain that we can hang our No Trespassing sign and reflectors on and it will be easier to handle than the heavy pipe bar we’ve been using for so long. Our driveway is rather long and at night can be mistaken for a side road so we like to have something up out there to keep people from parking in the drive and throwing their beer cans and other things out on the drive.

If you look closely you can see the No Trespassing sign hanging from the bar in the top center of the photo. The bar is propped open during the day and closed at night. I think the bright yellow chain will be easy to see from the house so we don’t forget if we’ve closed the drive or not.

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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