October’s Eve

It’s the last day of September, school is back in full swing here in Grayson County, Texas. Football games are underway and we are heading into the month of October.

There is something about October that I always love and it has nothing to do with it being my birthday month. I just love October! We rarely have a really hot day this time of the year and we are as apt to have a rainy Halloween as not. Folks are shopping for Fall accessories and decorations for upcoming parties. We are digging our sweaters and jackets out of storage and looking forward to cool evenings and mornings and enjoying being outdoors, finally, after the heat of a Texas Summer.

I love to go walking this time of year, especially on our property. I am considerably slower than in years past but still enjoy it nonetheless. Brad is favoring his right knee and hip at the moment and doesn’t need to be trying to cover uneven ground for a couple of weeks so I’ll stay close to the house along the creek and within sight of the house for now. Eventually we will load up the pickup and drive over to the range for a little fun time. For now I would like to take the camera and go looking for Spiral Ladies Tresses along the edge of the creek and the woods.

I’ve been wanting a different shoulder holster for both of my Sig Sauer semi-autos, .380 and 9mm. The Uncle Mike’s holsters I’ve had for years aren’t my favorites but will do in a pinch. Brad ordered a different style, same make, and it was OK, but still not what I wanted for my 9mm. So, he dug into his holster supply and gave me a leather military style that slings over my shoulder and across my chest like my shoulder bag does. It’s perfect and I love it! It’s not heavy, isn’t scratchy, and stays put where I want it.

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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