Another Birthday

Miss Rachel is 13 today. Holy cow! We have another teenager in the family! We’ll bring her out to spend the day with us very soon. It’s been so blooming hot lately that there isn’t much that we can do outdoors, but we can find something to do inside and enjoy the A/C.

We had a minor emergency Saturday morning with one of the puppies, Hava, now four months old. She got on the wrong side of the adult GSD, Waya, and ended up with a bleeding tongue and a sore jaw. Thank goodness nothing seems to be broken and her jaw is fine. She has an appointment with her regular vet tomorrow afternoon for a second opinion and to get up to date on her shots. Next week it will be Magen’s turn to get her checkup and her shots. Then everyone will be good to go for some time to come.

Miss Sarah was a great help with Hava on Saturday at the Emergency Vet Clinic. She and Brad took the pup in and I waited in the pickup and worked on my knitting. I was trying to limit the amount of pet dander I would be inhaling but I wanted to go along with Brad and Sarah. Hava had a sedative and some X-rays, the doc couldn’t find any broken bones…and he spent plenty of time to make sure. Brad told him where the pup came from and that she is a registered GSD, German bloodlines not American bloodlines. Brad was very impressed with the clinic and the staff. They took excellent care of little Hava.

In any case, it felt great to be able to take a bit of the burden off of Audrey’s shoulders and get Hava to the ER clinic and arrange to have both she and Magen checked out at their regular vet clinic. They haven’t been in since their first visit and it’s time to get their files up to date. Brad has the X-ray disc to share with her vet so he can take a good look at it as well then it will go in the file Audrey keeps at the farm.

Brad is off at his church to help out with Vacation Bible School this morning. They were asking for volunteers and he was free this week so he decided to jump in and do his part as an elder. Also, he enjoys being with the kids. I hope they have a good turnout this year.

I’m catching up with housework this morning. The dishwasher is running and so is the clothes washer. The kitchen is clean and counters wiped down. I’ll do the floor later this evening when we are through going in and out of the house. We track in an awful lot of dirt and stuff so their isn’t much point in mopping until we are in for the evening. Now it’s time to tackle the dust in the living room and tidy up the bedrooms.

I was up before 8:00 am this morning and stepped out into the garage for something when I noticed we had deer in the yard. One adult doe was browsing on some brush that’s cropped up from where the trees were cleared under the power lines, and her fawn was lying not far from her. There were two more does, smaller than her, lying down in the grass north of the driveway. There was traffic going down the road 100 yards from them and they just ignored it and enjoyed the sun coming up over the trees. We don’t often get to see deer so that was a treat. I didn’t have a clear shot for a picture without spooking them. There was too much glare on the garage door windows and the window on the north side of the garage for me to even bother with the camera. Still, it was nice to be reminded that there are deer around.

It’s time to get to work tidying up the living room and start thinking about lunch in a bit. Brad has an appointment this afternoon so I should be able to catch up with dusting and cleaning without him having to inhale the dust that gets stirred up.

Just saw a couple of headlines on the crawler on OANN: “VP Harris: Stop making weapons available to civilians.” And, “Sen Majority Leader Schumer tests positive for corona virus.” Yeah, good luck with that first thing, Kameltoe. I’m sure Chucky will be taking Ivermectin very soon. You know! The stuff Congress won’t let us peasants have.

Have a great Monday, ya’ll. God bless.

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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