Long Day Yesterday

Me for the past three hours…feet up, brain in neutral.

I got a lot done yesterday and Brad had a long day as well. He drove home in the middle of a thunderstorm and saw a wall cloud, and the beginning of a funnel cloud that didn’t get to the ground before disappearing back into the wall cloud. Fortunately, it was well south of the highway and he was out of there in no time.

We got a good rain last night. There was a lot of wind and heavy rain, but no hail, thank you, God! We both went to bed earlier than usual and slept until after 10:00 am this morning. It’s nearly 1:00 pm and I need to finish my laundry and get back to dusting and cleaning the house.

I’ll have to give Bongino’s podcast another go later today. My brain isn’t functioning well and he is on a roll, as usual. It’s one of those podcasts where I have to pay attention or I miss something pertinent.

I started reading Bongino’s book Protecting the President last night and I’m up to page 134 on my Kobo reader. Holy moly! I had no idea what the Secret Service has to go through these days. I’ve already read Life Inside the Bubble so I knew a little about his career in the Secret Service, but this is a real eye opener. Talk about dis-functional! Good grief!

When I finish this post I’ll get back to my housework and the reason I’ll be able to do that is largely due to my chiropractor, Dr. Randy Atkinson. He’s been working on my cranky left ankle that has a bad case of arthritis after me thrashing it in 2016. I just got used to it hurting all the time and needing to take breaks and put my feet up. Randy has made a lot of progress in breaking up the stiff spots all along my foot and my ankle joint itself. I was able to stay on my feet a lot longer than usual and get a lot more accomplished than I dreamed I could.

An adjustable Tempur-Pedic is the way to go!

I hit the bed early last night and propped up in the bed to read for a bit, finally put my Kobo down and turned out the light. I slept for almost twelve hours. As did Brad. It was difficult to get awake and moving this morning, but…my ankle doesn’t hurt! I’m finishing a second mug of coffee and I think my brain is ready for me to get back to work around the house. I’ve got three or four more loads of laundry to get done and then tackle my workroom and get rid of the dust. (We don’t have dust bunnies, we have dust rhinos.) My best bet is to grab the hand-held vacuum for the places that are difficult to reach.

One of the drawbacks to cleaning my workroom is that I tend to get distracted with all the lovely dyed fiber and yarn! It’s all stored where it is easily seen and reached and I start thinking about future projects and discovering more UFO’s (Un Finished Objects).

I created a drying rack for my hand-knit socks using a spring-rod and my floor loom. If I’m in a hurry I can set the box fan to blow on the socks to hasten drying time.

Time to get back to work. Have a blessed Tuesday afternoon and evening, 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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