Afternoon Coffee

I stayed home and slept in this morning. I’m fighting off another sinus infection and a bit of chest congestion so I don’t need to be sharing anything with the folks at my parish. Today is the Second Sunday of Advent.

I got caught up on stuff around the house yesterday and Brad had a productive day teaching his handgun class. He picked up both grand-daughters for church this morning, but the boys stayed home, both a bit under the weather.

When he came home from taking the girls back to the farm he walked in the door with freshly made tamales, re-fried beans, Spanish rice, and homemade sauce for the tamales. Oh. My. Word. Our girl can cook! There was enough left over for another meal, too!

I found myself trying to keep from dozing off and decided a pot of coffee was a good idea. Brad is over on our gun range enjoying himself and I just poured my second mug of coffee. It’s much too late in the day for a nap and I don’t need to mess up my sleep pattern. Again.

Instead of beginning the fourth book in the Mageworlds series, a prequel to the story, I skipped ahead to the fifth book and I’m half-way through that one now, with the main characters dealing with their grown children. I’ll go back and re-read the prequel later. I was more in the mood to keep the story moving along into the future.

We seem to have made some progress in our war against wasps swarming around the front door. Brad made a wasp trap out of an empty two liter pop bottle and a couple of molded plastic inserts that allow wasps to enter the bottle with liquid in the bottom, but they can’t seem to figure out how to get back out. We tried using flat soda but the wasps weren’t interested, so we settled on apple cider vinegar, slightly diluted with water, as a substitute and it seems to be working nicely. I stood and watched earlier today as a yellow jacket climbed into the bottle and I just saw another wasp, a dirt dauber I think, join the yellow jacket and another wasp already buzzing around inside.

When I went out just now to get the photo, I took my wasp zapper with me and killed another eight wasps. They hide out in the big pine tree on the southeast corner of the house and come out when the weather warms up. Brad’s going to make a couple more traps for his shop, you can see it in the background, and I want one in the garage as well. If we keep the garage doors closed we don’t have a problem with them, but sometimes we like to open both the overhead and side doors to get a little fresh air flowing through and before we know it the garage is full of wasps trying to find a way into the house. Not. Happening.

I’m watching re-runs of Lone Star Law as I write this post and wondering when they will have some new episodes. We also like North Woods Law but we aren’t that crazy about Louisiana Law. Those folks east of us are neighbors, but boy howdy, are they difficult to understand!

Time to get back to my book. My hands are still aching so I’ll put off knitting for another day. Have a blessed Sunday evening, 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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