Progress on Several Fronts

First of all, it appears that my lap robe may turn out to be more of a shawl now that I see how far my yarn is going. I probably should have followed my first inclination to knit a couple of more inches before starting the decreases for the rectangle, but I’ll continue on as I am and see what I get in the end. At least I’m enjoying working with more of my hand-spun yarn.

I had about two ounces of yarn left on the first ball and wound off the second skein, then decided to rewind the second ball and add on the left over yarn from the first ball. That’s about ten ounces of yarn on the yarn caddy so I have a ways to go to finish this project.

Secondly, it occurred to me that I hadn’t been taking my vitamin and mineral supplements like I should and yesterday I managed to get all of my supplements as well as my Field of Greens and Ningxia Red. I was NOT falling asleep in my recliner in the middle of the afternoon, I went to bed at a reasonable hour and slept like a rock, woke up at 6:00 am ready to get out of the bed.

My neck was really sore when I woke up (I spent quite a bit of time with my chin on my chest watching the ball of yarn sitting on the floor as I rewound it yesterday) so I grabbed the heating pad for my neck and shoulders and in about fifteen minutes the soreness was all but gone.

Thirdly, I had a really good PT session and Jared is pleased with my progress. He didn’t have to work quite so hard to massage out the stiffness in my shoulders this morning and he added a new exercise for me to do while lying down. I had a bit of a headache by the time I was on my way home but I think part of it was due to sinus and part was due to me needing to eat lunch. Headache is gone now and my neck doesn’t hurt. At. All.

Fourthly, I got a lot done around the house yesterday due to increased energy level and I’m not feeling any ill effects from it today. I’ve got a better attitude and outlook on life and I’m much more relaxed. Progress all around!

Brad spent the morning at church with VBS and a good time was had by all. He met me at the house with lunch from C.J.’s Coffee Cafe. I had the Tuna Salad Plate and he had the Taco Salad. We are both stuffed! He’s now on his way to the farm to pick up Miss Sarah and little Hava and head to the vet’s office to have Have checked out. We’ll all feel a lot better when we know for sure there is nothing wrong with her. Waya has noticed that Hava didn’t feel well and has been grooming and cuddling her. I don’t know if she realized that she hurt Hava or not, but all is forgiven and they are getting along just fine.

I’ve got Nat Geo Wild on with several episodes of Dr. Pol that I haven’t seen. Seems to be some of the earlier ones before Dr. Emily and Dr. Nicole joined the practice. When I’m not watching Dr. Pol I’m reading “Summer of the Danes” with Brother Cadfael. Prince Owain’s brother Cadwaladr is on the way to Wales with a flotilla of ships full of Danes from Dublin so things are beginning to get interesting in Wales!

The Pineapple Mango body lotion and refills that I ordered from Simplified Soap arrived as well as some Circadia facial cleanser that I ordered. I’ve rearranged my storage shelf in the bathroom closet so I can see what is at hand. Brad and I both use the Lemon & Lavender lotion and I keep Frosted Cranberry and the Pineapple Mango as well.

It’s time to get back to my knitting and enjoy my afternoon. I expect to hear from Brad and Sarah soon about little Hava. Have a blessed Tuesday, ya’ll.

Knitting in the pickup while waiting at the vet clinic on Saturday…

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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