Two-for Thursday

We had a nice breakfast and now the pantry and the fridge are well stocked. We’ve had the house open all day. As I pulled in the drive coming back from town this morning the mowers were here so our yard looks really nice. I happened to spy our resident Road Runner scurrying around and managed to capture him with my camera. Zoom lenses are my friend.

I figured that we would have to close the house up by now but it’s not uncomfortable at all since it’s not humid. Brad is on his way home from PT and is stopping to run an errand for me. Albertson’s didn’t have my William’s Chili Seasoning and we are in the mood for chili so he’s dropping by Walmart for me for a six-pack of the 1 ounce seasoning packets. One packet will season 2 pounds of meat. Of course, there will be cornbread to go with the chili.

It seems I need to go shopping for clothes. I don’t have a single thing in my closet that isn’t tee shirts and slacks these days and I need a skirt or, if I’m lucky, a decent dress to wear for nice occasions. Brad is receiving an award next week for Lifetime Achievement in his field of Law Enforcement from the Son’s of the American Revolution and I want to look presentable. He’s picking up his suit coat from the cleaners now on his way home so he is good to go. I hate clothes shopping. In lieu of a skirt or a dress if I can’t find anything maybe I can find a knee length tunic/jacket of some sort to wear over my nice slacks and a tee.

My hand and arm are feeling better so I’m going to try to finish the dishcloth I’m working on this afternoon and then get back to work on a pair of socks. I can’t believe how much better I feel after a couple of visits to the chiropractor and this wonderful weather is really boosting my spirits.

I’m enjoying sitting here in the living room in my recliner with my knitting, TV is off, there is a nice breeze coming in the window, the cicadas are singing along with a Red Shouldered Hawk calling as it flies above the trees. Earlier today we heard a pair of Barred Owls chatting with one another. All we need is for someone to cue the deer to wander through the yard!

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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