End of the Month, End of the Day

It’s after 10:00 pm, last day of March. The wildlife was out at dusk and I can hear the barred owls now. I’ve been busy all day and just realized I hadn’t posted anything.

I finished my first purple variegated washcloth as well as “Separation of Power” by Vince Flynn. The secret is out and Mitch Rapp is known to the world as he begins a new page in his life, continuing on in “Executive Power” which I started a few minutes ago.

Brad has an appointment tomorrow for a regular checkup with his heart specialist. It’s time for him to wear the annoying heart monitor thingy again. At least the ones they use nowadays aren’t as annoying as they used to be ten years ago. I’ll wait on him in the car while he has his appointment and work on a pair of socks, then we’ll head to Best Buy to find a new cordless mouse for my laptop. The one I ordered on Amazon at the end of December last year died today. Just, poof! Sigh. Brad had an extra mouse that I’m using and I decided I didn’t want to order online again. I need a mouse that is as silent as possible because audible clicking gets on my last nerve. I don’t mind a soft, low key click, but so many of them are really, really distracting.

The last time Brad ran errands in the Ford Escape he figured out how to pair his new phone to the blue tooth so he can use it hands free. He still needs to look at the manual to know how to answer the phone via the blue tooth when it rings in the SUV since the controls are different than in his truck. I haven’t done that with my phone yet. I’m not that thrilled with the way it works in his F-150 pickup and I haven’t had, or made any calls on my new phone while I’ve been driving anyway.

We are still getting acquainted with the new Samsung phones and it occurred to me today that we can buy a couple more game cameras for our property and this time we can get the ones that link to smart phones. The best thing so far about the phones for us is being in contact right here on the property when Brad is at his shop or over on the gun range.

I’ve used my phone a couple of times to check in before picking up an order from Walmart or Albertson’s. I’ve got the Chick Fil A app on my phone but I haven’t ordered using it yet. Might try that tomorrow. I also want to see if there is an app for Pizza Hut, Cotton Patch, and Chili’s. Oh, yeah, I used the phone the last time I checked in for a haircut at Great Clips…which reminds me…I need a haircut.

Today was another blech day for me, the antibiotic is kicking my butt again. I thought I was over the nausea thing, but apparently not. I have to make sure I get enough to eat in the morning for my first dose, then get my vitamin and probiotic supplements with lunch, antibiotic with dinner, then the evening dose of supplements before bedtime…but not too close to bedtime so it doesn’t interfere with getting to sleep.

I ordered a second Relief Band and it arrived last week. I’m wearing it now and I don’t know what I’d do without it. Now I can be sure I have one fully charged anytime I need it, can even wear one all day and night if need be. Thank you, Dan Bongino! I carry one of them in my purse at all times and the other one is within reach of my recliner. I can recharge one using the USB port on the control panel of the recliner, the block plugged into the surge protector in my workroom, or the USB port in the SUV console so I’ve got it covered. I purchased the first Relief Band to help deal with nausea when I’m battling a migraine, which doesn’t happen often. Then it occurred to me that if it helps with nausea from a headache it should help with nausea due to side effects of medication like a strong antibiotic. I was right!

I put in an order for our favorite skin care product, Everything Balm from Goodies Unlimited. I’ve been buying this balm for several years and I’m wondering if it would help Audrey’s GSD, Zev, with his skin irritation and hair loss. It comes in larger 8 oz jars and I ordered two of them, one for us and one for Audrey. She can probably figure out how to make her own version with ingredients she keeps on hand. She’s already using essential oils and natural ingredients to treat Zev. He’s a great dog and is almost as attached to Brad and I as he is to Audrey, David, and the kids. I had never heard the term ‘Velcro Dog’ until Audrey got her two GSDs. They are very loyal and adore both of us, making a big to do over us whenever we go out to the farm.

I’ve been using this to help treat my rosacea and it helps a lot. The tube of gel that the dermatologist gave me works but it dries my skin out and leaves it flaky and so I use this a couple of times a day to keep my skin from drying out so much. It’s great on dry feet, especially heels. I have my hands in water a lot during the day and most of the time I grab the Lemon & Lavender hand lotion I get from Simplified Soap, but at least once a day I use the Everything Balm on my hands when I know I’m done cleaning for the day.

Brad uses it after he has treatments at the dermatologist for basal cell carcinomas. When he has new spots popping up that need to be frozen or cut out the Everything Balm heals those places up in no time. It’s good on his dry scalp, too.

Well, it’s almost 11:00 pm and I am out of steam for the day. Have a blessed Thursday 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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