Baby, It’s COLD Outside!

OK. I know. It isn’t icy outside like in the photo. But it was 30° when we got up this morning. Well, when Brad got up. Because I’m just now up at 9 am. Ugh. He woke up to the sound of the heat pump struggling, and trying to freeze up, and switched the unit over to emergency heat. This was NOT in last night’s local forecast, btw.

I had planned to be up long before now and on my way to pick up some supplies for Audrey and the kids but I woke up with sinus congestion and drainage and a scratchy throat so Brad will do the errands and drop stuff off at the farm. The kids are almost out of throat lozenges and Rachel has an ear ache coming on so they need some homeopathic stuff that CVS carries. He’s going to grab some stuff from Albertson’s Deli for them to have for lunch and dinner so Audrey doesn’t have to cook.

Our power is flickering off and back on as I sit here at the laptop. Please, God, don’t let the power go off and stay off. We don’t have the generator ready to run yet. The battery needs to be charged and we need a transfer switch at the box to plug it in. The power seems to be staying on and we have internet so I can do what I need to get done online for now.

I’m going to do some stash diving later and make a firm decision about another Ludlow shawl and a pullover sweater. My favorite Ludlow is wearing thin and has a stain on the front of it. I’ve got plenty of yarn to choose from, it’s making a decision about which yarns to combine that takes time.

Just saw where the Dow is 36,435 this morning. Holy Cow! I wonder how far inflation is going to take the stock market. Glad I’m not one of the people who has to make decisions about buying and selling stocks!

I need to make a menu list for the next week or so. I’m tired of trying to think of something at the last minute and we end up with take-away or junk food for meals. I haven’t made my pot of black bean soup yet and I have a roast and a whole chicken in the freezer that are destined for the crock pot. And it’s been ages since we had homemade BBQ beans and wienies, mac ‘n cheese, cole slaw and cornbread. OK. I’m hungry now.

I am going to work on my knitting and visit my social media sites this morning. Brad is getting ready to leave for town and I’ll tackle the kitchen and load the dishwasher while he is gone. I need to swap out the flannel sheets on his bed and I’ll do laundry later. I’ve got plenty to do indoors on a dreary day.

Have a blessed day, ya’ll.

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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