A Blessed Monday Morning

Greetings, friends!

It’s a gorgeous, sunny, crisp day in NE Texas this morning. We are enjoying some actual winter-like weather after weeks of very warm, fall-like weather. Brad and I slept in this morning. He woke me up making coffee. The neighbors dog barked her head off until after 2 am. Such is life. I guess the neighbors don’t mind their dog barking late at night. Other than that they are great neighbors so, what the hell? There is some distance between us, about 300 yards and some dense woods. It could be worse and they are really nice people.

And, bottom line, I could easily get my lazy butt out of bed and grab the box fan out of my workroom, put it in my bedroom and turn it on low so I don’t notice the dog. Brad keeps a box fan in his room in case I am up late watching TV, even though the living room door is shut. He got used to using ‘white noise’ to be able to sleep during the day when he worked nights for so long as a cop.

So, instead of griping about the dog again, and she’s an adorable dog who adores Steve, I’m going to move the box fan into the bedroom later, turn it on when I go to bed, and stop being a cranky old woman! (I’m a pretty good problem solver, sometimes it just has to bug me enough to do something about it.)

It occurs to me that I’ve been at home for nearly two weeks now, rarely stepping outside for anything, and I need to go do something. Anything. I really need a haircut for one thing. I need to check in with our Naturopath in Lewisville. I need to drive the SUV.

There used to be a nice yarn shop in Plano that I enjoyed visiting. The brown yarn that I used for the pullover came from that store and they’ve been closed since May 2014. I had to look it up, it seemed longer somehow. I miss The Woolie Ewe and I haven’t found another yarn store to take it’s place so I mostly buy what I need online.

Brad and I have been talking about making a trip to Allen to the Cabela’s store. We both have a lot of points on our Cabela’s cards that we need to use and it’s time to put some game cameras up at the farm to see what sort of wildlife is bugging the livestock late at night. I think the coyotes are pretty much under control but we’ve had problems with at least one cougar in the past that clawed one of Audrey’s horses before the mare managed to kick it away. She healed just fine, but all of the horses were jumpy for some time after that.

Like I said, it’s a gorgeous, sunny day and I need to get out and do something. First up, get out of my gown and robe, have a hot shower, and put on some clothes. Clothes are good. Always get dressed before leaving the house…

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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