Another Perfect Day

It was a quiet day in our little corner of NE Texas. Brad took the grandsons to church and brought us lunch from Panera afterwards. I’ve been reading and knitting, making progress and enjoying the down-time from all the cleaning lately.

I actually fell asleep in my recliner and was dead to the world for a good two hours. I had been reading after lunch and couldn’t keep my eyes open, so I gave it up and decided to take a nap. Somewhere in there Brad closed the living room door and let me sleep and went about his puttering.

I just finished the second Mitch Rapp novel, “Kill Shot”, and downloaded the next book in the series, “Transfer of Power”. I’ll start it after I finish Bongino’s book, “Protecting the President”.

The potholder is going a bit slower than previous versions, but I’m having no problems with my hands bothering me. I think I was getting involved in the last Mitch Rapp novel I finished today and not knitting at my normal speed. In any case, I’ve had enough of reading and knitting for one day.

There were a couple of grass fires out our way this afternoon. One was caused from a power line being down that sparked a fire. Both of them were put out fairly quickly and I never did smell any smoke. Brad mentioned smelling a hint of smoke when he was outside this afternoon but it was very faint.

I finally closed the living room window a little while ago after enjoying a cool breeze and the sounds of our local wildlife. It won’t be long and the coyotes will be coming down the creek, yipping and announcing their presence…and upsetting the neighbor’s chickens and dog. I’ve not heard the barred owls tonight and we usually hear them by now. Sometimes we hear them in the late afternoon, talking to one another through the woods along the creek north of the house.

I need to get into town this week and run a few errands. I’d like to stop by the farm and visit a bit, maybe pick up something for Audrey on the way if she needs anything from Walmart or Albertson’s. I’ll need a few groceries for us, but not much.

I have a chicken that I took out of the Crock Pot earlier. I like to go ahead and remove a few of the bones while the meat is still easy to separate, then I toss the leftovers into a pan with a little water and let it simmer on the back burner of the stove for more chicken broth. I strained the liquid out of the Crock Pot and put it in the fridge. I’ll add the rest of the broth to that when it’s finished simmering.

It’s been awhile since we had a green salad with sliced chicken on top, and I’d like to make up a container of chicken salad for sandwiches. We’ve gone through any left-overs in the fridge and it’s definitely time to restock. I’m going to look for something to watch on TV before winding down and getting ready for bed. I’ve got a basket of fresh eggs from the farm sitting on the kitchen counter and I’m thinking scrambled eggs and English muffins would make a good breakfast in the morning.

Have a blessed Sunday night, 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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