A/C in March, Welcome to Texas

The weather warmed up rapidly today and we ended up turning the heat off and the A/C on this morning. It’s in the low 80’s and a bit too warm to have the house open at the moment. It’s not particularly humid and there is a bit of a breeze, but we both like a cool house.

Brad’s been over on the gun range and just got back. I’m caught up with laundry. The dishwasher has almost finished it’s cycle. We’ll have scrambled egg tacos for dinner later and all I have to do is knit and read for now. I’ll need to sweep the floor later when we are both finished going in and out for the day. We tend to track quite a bit of stuff in, even wiping our feet before we come in the house, which is why we don’t have carpet in the house.

It looks like the wind is picking up and tomorrow will be more of the same but not quite as warm. Apparently we have some showers on the way tomorrow night, which makes sense. When it’s this warm and windy this time of the year we usually have a front pushing the warm air ahead of it. We could use some more rain. There are still some grass fires in our area even after the last rain we had.

I finished “Term Limits”, “Transfer of Power” and have started “The Third Option” in the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn. I love these books. Plenty of drama and you know that Mitch will even the score with the bad guys.

I’ve also found the Brother Cadfael series on Rakuten. (I’ve got the full set of DVD’s that came out from Acorn TV as seen on the the TV series Mystery!) I’ve read all the books, even had all of them in paperback at one point before I donated them to a small local library. I’ll work my way through them, buying more as I read what I’ve already downloaded, like I did the Cat Who series. I’m keeping my Kobo reader neat and tidy by archiving the books I’ve read. The Kobo is so much better than the Kindle in that respect. All I ever wanted when I ended up with the Kindle was the e-book function. I don’t need, or like, the browser, social media apps, games, and so forth. I have a laptop for going online and now I have a phone that I can use to check my email so I’m all set tech-wise. Sometimes you just need to keep it simple.

I was under the weather for most of the weekend, having started a course of antibiotics on Friday. That always plays havoc with my intestinal tract but I seem to be over that now. I saw the dermatologist last Thursday and since the rosacea has flared up again he put me on a three week course of doxycycline. My skin is already looking better and I’ll try to do better about staying on top of it so I don’t have another flare up. Acne at the age of 67 sucks. But, such is life.

Brad has gone down to his shop to putter around and I just heard him on the shorter pistol range near the shop. It’s so good to have him back to his normal pursuits after so much aggravation dealing with both of his shoulders the past couple of years. The weather is perfect for him to be outside, although he keeps telling me that all this fresh air and sunshine is going to kill him. He will be tired this evening and sleep like a rock tonight. Thank goodness we bought the new beds in November last year. Tempur Pedic was the way to go for both of us and it didn’t take that long to break in those firm mattresses.

The beds were expensive and we both had sticker shock, but at our age what else are we going to do with our money? It was time we were able to sleep through the night and wake up rested. We don’t have expensive interests or pursuits, we don’t travel or go to fancy restaurants. We’re not interested in sports or going to the cinema.

Now that Audrey and the kids are settled back in Texas we have no need to travel. It’s good to see them thriving at the farm and know that she and David and the kids are settled and happy. It’s a load off of our minds, I can tell you! You really are only as happy as your most miserable child. She is our only child and she means the world to us. We are so proud of her we could burst. She does a marvelous job of running the farm, home-schooling the kids and supporting David in his job. One day he’ll be able to stay at the farm and not have to spend so much time on the road, to and from work.

Brad is back at the house and I’m sure he’s ready for a hot shower and some dinner when he cools off. I’m going to work on my knitting until it’s time to make tacos.

Have a blessed Monday 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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