Warming Up Again

It was below 40° all day yesterday, meaning we had the heat pump set on emergency heat. Today it is warming up and the sun is shining again. Our temps should remain near or just below 40° at night and warm up into the 60’s for the next couple of days. In other words, we are back to what passes for normal winter weather in our little corner of Texas.

After missing church for the past four weeks Brad was able to make it today, but the grandchildren stayed home another week. They are much better but one of the boys didn’t feel that well and it was going to be pretty cold this morning so their mother kept them home.

Several people had contacted Brad to let him know he was missed at church and when he arrived this morning, all he could hear was, “Brad! It’s great to see you again! Where are the kids?” Every. Single Person. “Good to see you! Where are the kids?” Yes, we have both realized that his worth as a member of his church is greatly impacted by our grandchildren…and we don’t mind in the least.

They are great kids and get along well with adults as well as other kids their age. The youngest, Jacob who is now 8, wants to marry the Pastor’s daughter. He even asked Drew if he could marry her. She’s a year younger than Jacob. Drew told him that he needed to graduate from High School first. Jacob was downhearted and told his grandad that he’d never get to marry the love of his life because he is home schooled. Brad explained that it only meant that he’d have to take a GED test like his older brother did and he perked right up.

Remember when life used to be so serious? I do. Vividly. It’s nice to be a 67 yr old great-grandmother and know there is nothing in my life to worry about. Life is good. We are all healthy. Our daughter is happy. The man she married is happy. The kids are happy. What more could we want?

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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