Aftermath of the Storm

We had some severe weather last night and the storm warning lasted until 1:00 am. There were folks without power, tree limbs down, hail damage all around us but we weathered it well. I took this photo a couple of hours before the storm hit, trying to get a good shot of the setting sun shining on the tops of the trees, then noticed the neat cloud formation behind the tree line. Audrey got a really good photo of it from right below the clouds. I don’t remember enough from my college courses about the name of those clouds, but they look like huge cotton balls all clumped together.

The mowers ran out of time on Saturday and couldn’t make it out so they’ll be here this evening. The sun has been out and a bit of a breeze blowing all day so they should be able to get the job done without any problems. They can mow our three acre yard in about an hour and do all the weed trimming around the buildings and trees. We don’t seem to have any downed limbs or branches that will need to be cleared away and the hail missed us entirely, thank goodness.

I made the mistake of not checking the box carefully before buying tall kitchen trash bags online and ended up with some scented ones. Oh. My. Word. You can’t smell it very much until you pull out the individual bags and open them up. It isn’t horribly strong to begin with, but after about fifteen minutes it was giving me a headache. Ugh. Brad had a couple of the plain bags left in the other end of the house and replaced what I had put out in the living room and kitchen. We’ll see if Audrey can use them at the farm and tomorrow I’ll pick up some plain, unscented bags on my way home from a doctors appointment. I can’t believe it’s been six months since my last appointment!

I put in an order online at Albertson’s at 2:00 pm to be picked up at 4:00 pm and thirty minutes later I got a message that the order was ready for pickup! Wow! They are getting faster by the week when it comes to filling our online shopping order. I really like not having to trudge through the whole store every week to ten days. I don’t mind stopping for a couple of things on my way home from running errands, but I hate doing a week’s worth of shopping in person anymore. Albertson’s isn’t as bad as Walmart, but I’ll avoid in person shopping when I can.

I’ve been in this recliner long enough and need to get up and moving. I have laundry to do but I’m going to wait another hour for it to cool off a bit more, doing my part not to stress the grid at this point. I need to do some tidying in my work room and wipe down the counters and sweep the floor in the kitchen.

Later I’ll sit down at the spinning wheel and exercise my ankle while spinning yarn for a future project then I’ll read a bit before it’s time to prepare our evening meal. Tonight we’re having scrambled egg tacos with the last of our farm fresh eggs. I need to take some empty jars out to the farm for Audrey and I’ll take my wire egg basket with me. We haven’t bought eggs since last summer. Audrey’s hens keep us supplied nicely and there is nothing like fresh eggs that have not been refrigerated. I like having the basket out on the counter to remind me how many eggs we have and when it’s time for a fresh batch.

It’s very peaceful and quiet in our little corner of Texas. May ya’ll be blessed with the same peace we are experiencing.

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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