Windy April Day

The wind is back with a vengeance today. I had to take the flag down before it was ripped off the side of the garage and I closed both overhead doors. I left the north and south side doors open to air out the garage and it looks a little strange not to see my SUV in it’s usual spot. We dropped it off at the dealership for servicing this morning and came back home. Nothing needs to be done in town except go back to pick up the SUV and get the mail at the post office.

I made a big bowl of tuna salad for sandwiches today. We like our tuna sandwiches on toasted bread with cheese slices. I made homemade hamburger skillet dinner last night and we might finish that for dinner later. I need to take some chicken breasts out of the freezer to thaw for the weekend. I also need to make a grocery list since we are low on several things and I’ll probably think of something else to add to the list when I clean out the fridge later. We don’t have anything planned for tomorrow so I can plan on picking up our groceries whenever we like.

We’ve got more rain in the forecast for the beginning of next week. It won’t be long at this rate before we need to schedule the first mowing of the season with the landscape guys. I’ve decided to put off building flower bed boxes for now and just focus on cleaning up the old beds and maybe keep a few potted plants on the front porch where they’ll get plenty of sun. Container gardening is much easier for me at this point. Cranky ankle and all that. I’ll eventually have to have surgery on my left ankle to clean up the arthritis but it isn’t nearly bad enough yet for that, even though I’ve needed my cane the past couple of days. It can always be worse!

It would be a gorgeous day if not for the wind, with huge fluffy clouds blowing along in a bright blue sky. The north window in the living room gives me a good view of the creek and the Ash trees blowing in the wind. I closed the north side door in the garage a few minutes ago. I went out to see what was making so much noise and realized it was the overhead doors rattling in the wind. Closing one of the side doors helped a bit. It was like a wind tunnel out there! On the plus side, the wind blew the dirt and leaves out of the garage so it’s nice and clean now.

I need to finish a couple of knitting projects and start thinking of the next stash busting project and actually do something about taking an inventory of my yarn stash instead of talking about it. I’ve got One Note on my laptop and it’s great for organizing and keep up with things. I can add photos and notes and be able to see at a glance how much of a particular yarn or spinning fiber I have stashed in the workroom. I need to do the same thing with my knitting needles and keep track of what sizes and lengths I have instead of ending up with too many of the same size and length needles.

I’m working my way through a cone of purple variegated cotton yarn. When I’m finished with facecloths I’ll knit a couple of hand towels for a nice set and put them all back for when I need new facecloths and towels for the bath.

I’m expecting a phone call anytime now for us to return to the dealership to pick up the SUV. In the meantime I’ll find something to watch on TV while I knit. I’m caught up on laundry and the kitchen is clean and the beds are made so there isn’t anything else that needs my attention.

Have a blessed Thursday afternoon, 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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