Got My Groove Back

Yesterday afternoon I began to feel human again. Danged sinus infection! I’ve managed to stay out of the doctor’s office and treat it with homeopathics and OTC sinus medication.

I’m getting quite a stack of washcloths made while reading at the same time. I tried working on my socks while reading but it’s a bit distracting switching back and forth on the ribbing while reading. Plain stocking stitch goes much quicker and I rarely need to look at the needles to knit these cloths. I’ve got enough on this cone of yarn for at least four washcloths for the kitchen, maybe five.

I had enough yarn on one cone for two washcloths, but ran out on the third and grabbed a solid green to finish it. These are for my bathroom.

We had intended to make it in to early voting last week but, what with one thing after another, we didn’t get that done. So, we made that our priority this morning and voted in person at the courthouse. There was a fairly long line of people waiting, but it was all inside the building when we arrived. Shortly afterward the line extended outside the lobby. Even so, it went quickly and we were finished voting and on the way to the post office, then picked up salads at the coffee shop to bring home for lunch. We’ve finished our lunch and I’m stuffed.

Audrey sent her dad home with baked goods on Sunday after he dropped the kids off at the farm. She made her famous coffee cake and she made Lemon Rosemary Shortbread cookies for me! I forgot to get a shot of the coffee cake, but remembered the cookies.

I’ve been figuring out how to take photos with my phone. So far, so good. I’ve given up trying to post on social media via the phone. I can read posts just fine but I hate trying to respond using the phone. I’d rather just rely on my laptop. I’m spoiled. Spoiled rotten. Technology is fine if it suits my needs and doesn’t make things more complicated or frustrating.

It’s 70° outside at 1:00 pm on March 1st. Don’t you just love Texas weather? I doubt that we’ll have more icy weather this late, but you never know! March 3rd is our wedding anniversary and in 1975 it was sleeting when we left the church! Hard to believe that it’s nearly 47 years since we got married, that I’m 67, Brad is 69 and Audrey will be 45 in September. But the fact that I’m going to be a great-grandmother for the second time later this year just blows me away.

Brad turned off the heatpump and opened the front door. I’m going to open the living room and workroom windows and get some air circulating while I knit and read.

Have a blessed first day of March and remember to go vote, ya’ll. Red wave comin’!

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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