Busy, Productive Day

Today is Flag Day so this photo seemed appropriate. It’s also President Trump’s 76’th birthday.

I had a really good appointment with Jared today. I went in with my neck hurting and not in a particularly good mood and an hour later I left feeling the way I did after our first session. My neck isn’t stiff and I have no trouble turning it. Before he let me go I spent some time with heat on my neck and left shoulder and I’ll do that again before bedtime. So, a good outcome!

Brad dropped me off at the clinic and ran a couple of errands and after my appointment we enjoyed a nice lunch at Culver’s. They make the best Reuben Sandwich. I order mine with mustard instead of Thousand Island Dressing. Brown mustard is best, but regular mustard will do.

Then we drove to Guns N More to pick up a rifle that needed work done on the trigger. The previous owner had monkeyed around with it and Brad decided to take it to the gun shop to have it fixed. They do good work in a very short period of time.

On the way back we stopped at Furniture Row to see what they had in the way of office chairs and we found the perfect chair for Brad. We were going to order one and have it delivered in a couple of weeks, but as it turned out that particular chair had been discontinued and we were able to buy the floor model at a discount. It was already marked down from $625 to $499 and they took another $50 off and we loaded it in the SUV and took it home! Sweet! And it’s a very comfortable chair, too. More so than the one he’s been using for so long. The old chair has adjustable/removable arm rests and I took them off since they were pretty beat up. It’s a 20 yr old chair after all, but it’s perfect for my work room where I sit at the sewing machine. Again, a good result!

The only monkey wrench in our day was opening the box containing the new coffee maker that arrived today to discover that the water reservoir was cracked at the top inside edge. The box was not damaged and it was well taped and secured when I removed it. It was only after I had it assembled and ready to put on the counter that I noticed the crack. So, now it’s boxed back up and the return shipping label attached. It goes to UPS tomorrow and the replacement coffee maker will be here on Thursday. A bit disappointing, but easily remedied.

I managed to do some work on the shawl while Brad drove today but I think I’ll let my evening knitting wait until tomorrow. My shoulder is a little sore, as is my left bicep, and I’m going to take it easy for a few days and give it a rest. I’m trying to behave myself and not overdo things.

Brad is out of the shower and I’m ready for my turn to stand under some hot running water. I think we’ll make an early night of it. We’ve had a busy day and covered quite a bit of ground in the SUV. Traffic is becoming more and more of a pain in the butt with all the construction and rough roads in our area.

Have a blessed Tuesday 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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