Christmas Eve at Home

Brad and I are staying in this Christmas Eve, as are Audrey, David, and the kids. We’re all still getting over coughs and colds and don’t want to share our germs with the folks at church, so no Christmas Eve services or Mass for us. That’s OK! We’re feeling better, we have all we need at home, as do the rest of the family at the farm, so we can’t complain. It’s unseasonably warm in NE Texas, it’s almost 6pm and it’s still above 70° outside. Brad is headed for the shower and I’m working on my knitting.

I finished the first sleeve on my pullover and started on the second sleeve. I did some quick calculations on how much yarn I’ll have left after the second sleeve and I should have plenty to finish the body of the sweater and have a couple of inches of ribbing. I learned from an online friend how to weigh a ball of yarn, knit a round/row, weigh the yarn again and then calculate how many more rounds/rows I need for so many inches. Works great and I usually win at yarn chicken.

I’ve finished reading the entire Mageworld series again and gone back to Lt. Col. Allan West’s book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation. It’s a good read for anyone interested in the Lone Star State. He has a way of putting things in perspective and giving a clear picture of what’s going on in our state and the nation.

I’ve spent the day doing laundry, bedding and towels, and I still have one bed to make. I just put a couple of frozen chicken pot pies in the oven to bake. I’ve been trying to empty out the freezer and use up what we have by the end of the year so I can plan what to stock up on in January. Once we have the Generac whole house generator we’ll be purchasing a freezer to put out in the garage near the back door so we can buy beef and chicken in bulk, save some money on groceries, and stay stocked up. I’d like more freezer room so I can make large pots of soup and chili and such and freeze part of it for meals later on when I don’t feel like cooking.

I hear Brad getting out of the shower and I need to go check on the progress of the pot pies and turn the washer back on to finish a load of towels. Have a happy and blessed Christmas Eve, 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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