Bipolar Texas Weather. Again.

Friday, December 3rd. It’s in the mid 60’s, will be in the high 70’s later this afternoon, and it’s trying to rain. In other words, typical NE Texas weather. Somewhere a front is pushing all the warm air ahead of it and we can count on cold weather following it. In the meantime our view is a little dreary today. The heat didn’t even come on during the night but it’s too damp and cool to open the house.

I’ve been on a knitting hiatus for over a week, every time I pick up my needles and start knitting I have pain in my hands and joints, so I’m enjoying re-reading the Mageworlds series. I’m mid way through the third book now.

Beka has claimed the Iron Crown and, as the last Domina of Lost Entibor, is fighting the Magelords for control of the Republic.

We’re waiting to hear back from Whirlpool about someone coming out to take a look at the range today. We shall see. It’s too damp to turn it on and open the house to get rid of the odor of “new oven” stench. I would like to be able to bake a casserole. Soon. One of the ladies in an online MeWe knitting group posted a yummy recipe that is basically a spiced up version of Shepherds Pie with Mexican spices and tater tots on top instead of mashed potatoes. She adds a can each, drained, of black beans and corn and a cup of tomato sauce to a pound of browned ground beef, with taco seasoning to taste.

We don’t have anything going on today but Brad has a handgun class to teach tomorrow. I’ve already done my weekly shopping, online, and he picked it up for me. All that’s left to do around the house is a couple of more small loads of laundry, sweep and mop the floor, and tackle bathrooms. I’ll finish the laundry today and get to the other stuff in the morning. If it’s nice enough to open windows tomorrow I’ll see about dusting the furniture as well, before I do the floor.

The living room and kitchen stay pretty clean, but my work room, the dining room and bedrooms don’t get dusted as often as they should. We have a lot of bookshelves and racks full of things that are great at catching dust. And my allergies always act up for a few days after I do the dusting.

I have clean dishes to put away and a load of laundry to toss in the washer, then I can spend some time reading. Have a blessed Friday, 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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