Ready For A New Month?

I like February. We have several birthdays this month and the first one is for grandson Joshua who will be eleven in six days. I found the most awesome gift for him but I’ll wait to post it until after he opens his gift. I emailed his mom a photo and she is thrilled. Yep. I scored. Best. Grandma. Ever.

My younger brother will be 65 this month and Brad will be 69. Brad’s late sister and my late aunt both had birthdays in February as well. My mom will be 92 this month but she has chosen politics over her only daughter, her eldest child, the baby she longed for after three miscarriages and seven years of marriage until I came along. Oh, well. Such is life.

We all make our own choices and some choices have not so nice consequences. The important thing is to move on with our lives and let others do the same. Life is better this way, for the whole family. Bottom line: Don’t allow the people you love to be exposed to emotional and verbal abuse from miserably unhappy people who have no intention of amending their behavior…even if it happens to be another family member. Life is too short, too precious, and too blessed to allow abuse to continue when you have the power to put a stop to it.

I had a surprisingly quick and productive trip to the local Walmart for a few things I needed that I forgot to add to my online shopping list…and a couple of things that I would rather pick out myself. I found a nice whole chicken and a beef roast to put in the freezer and I bought an already roasted Lemon & Pepper Chicken for our dinner tonight. All I need to do is prepare some veggies to go with it, and we have left-over cornbread as well.

I stocked up on several Marie Callender’s frozen dinners and picked out some fresh produce. I was surprised that it was so easy to get through the store given how full the parking lot was this morning. And I lucked out and managed to get in line for the self-check lanes just as three people were leaving. I only had six or seven bags of groceries and most of the other shoppers had totally full shopping carts. If I had saved all my shopping for today I would have been one of those will a full cart!

The sun is out after a cloudy start to the day. It’s in the 60’s and quite pleasant outside. The wasps have ventured out of their cover with the warmer temperatures and I expect we will have one or two of them in the wasp trap on the front porch before it cools off again. We have one more errand to run this afternoon and then we’ll be set through the weekend. I have an appointment in the morning but the weather shouldn’t get bad until after I’m home. I still haven’t managed to get in for a hair cut so maybe I can do that in the morning. There’s always one more thing.

I just glanced up and noticed that I need to change the calendar. Well, I’m only one day off! I have an hour to work on my knitting before we head to town for Brad’s appointment. Have a blessed Tuesday afternoon and a wonder start to a new month, 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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