Our Bi-Polar Texas Weather

We are still having cool mornings but today we closed the house and turned on the A/C earlier than the past few days. It’s 90° again. Hopefully we’ll have some rain soon. It was 48° yesterday morning. It was 70° this morning when we got up. The grass was mowed yesterday but it’s mostly brown and going dormant. Leaves are falling. Such is life in Texas.

But there are still things to do indoors and keep cool. We’ve both been puttering on our laptops, I’m catching up with laundry and have basically run out of ideas for meals lately. Which reminds me…I need to thaw out some ground meat and chicken breasts for the next couple of days. Maybe I need to plan a Crock Pot dinner or two. That way meals can cook while I do other things. Like knit.

We are both dreaming of our new beds. I can’t believe it’s going to take so long to get them, but the manufacturer is experiencing slow downs like so many businesses are these days. I want a new dryer but when we looked into getting a Whirlpool it was gong to take months to even place an order so I guess I’ll look at a Maytag to go with the washer. I have no idea how long the wait will be for that but I’m tired of the old GE dryer. It’s cranky and makes squeaking noises at times, like metal grinding against metal. I have one load finishing in the washer and one more to go and I’ll be all caught up again. I don’t do laundry or household chores on Sundays. I figure if I can’t get things done by Saturday evening it can wait until Monday morning. But that’s just me.

I engaged in an online conversation with a Flat Earther earlier today on Gab. That was fun. How in the world, in this day and age, can there be people who believe the earth is flat? They can’t explain tides. They can’t explain solar and lunar eclipses. It’s bizarre. Fun, but bizarre. They believe every photo taken from space is a scam. They think it’s all a huge hoax perpetuated by NASA and choose to forget about all the other countries who have satellites orbiting in space. Taking pictures. Wow. It’s just nuts.

On the knitting front. I’ll have another go at the hat this week. I frogged part of it back and it’s in time out for now.

The ribbing stitches are a bit irregular and I think that is because the yarn I am using was frogged from another project. I’m thinking of ripping it all out and re-skeining and washing it to get the yarn to relax and be the same throughout the skein. But, like I said, it’s all in time out. Back to the cotton washcloths…

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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