It’s Monday, Ya’ll

It’s one of those days. I rarely set my alarm because normally I wake up on my own between 7:00 and 7:30 in the morning. But the last few days have been acute allergy symptom days and I didn’t wake up until 10:00 am this morning when I awoke to the sound of the law crew mowing our yard.

Wow. I must have needed the sleep. Brad made coffee so I am almost awake. My left eye wouldn’t open at first when I woke up because my eyelids were glued together. Both eyes have been watering a lot with sinus drainage but that beats the alternative which is stuffed up sinuses. The coffee will help, as will a hot shower in a bit.

The blue Monkey socks are dry and I tried them on this morning. They fit nicely and are folded and residing in the sock drawer. I’m less than two inches from starting the gusset increases on the Exploding TARDIS socks. I’ll work on the dark blue socks this morning now that I have better light to see. That yarn is a tad finer than the other yarns I am working with but it tends to fluff up quite a bit after it’s washed.

Brad is much, much better this morning and seems to over his tummy bug. I had a couple of homeopathic treatments on hand and that seems to have done the trick.

The guys are almost finished with the mowing and Brad’s gone to get the check ready. We left the garage closed so they don’t have to blow grass clippings out of it. They made short work of it today because the grass wasn’t that high this time of the year, even with several inches of rain in the past couple of weeks. We are beginning to see a few fallen leaves here and there. Autumn is on the way!

Audrey and I were on the phone yesterday and she mentioned us having both of the girls out together one day soon and then pick another day and do the same with the two boys. She’d like a little help with homeschooling and mentioned History lessons in particular. We’d love nothing better than to help with that.

Brad was gifted several books from an elderly lady at his church. One is The Home Book on Poetry and Song that was published in 1884! Then there is a three inch thick book that is a detailed commentary on the Bible, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare that was a book of the month club publication probably from the 1950’s, and The Best Loved Poems of the American People published in 1936, and The Dickens Digest from 1943 with four of his works, and last, but not least, a 1955 copy of The Yearling.

Thirteen year old Sarah will love every one of those books, as will her twelve year old sister, Rachel. They are currently airing out on a table in the garage…they are from a home with quite a few pets guessing by the odors emanating from them, but Audrey has a couple of German Shepherd dogs in their house so it won’t be a problem for them. I’d like to see how Waya and Zev react to the scent of other dogs on the books though!

All is neat and tidy outdoors and the guys are off to their next job. The only sound outside now is the cicadas, the neighbors chickens and an occasional vehicle driving down the road.

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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