Not Much Knitting Going On

Almost back to where I was when I frogged this edging and started over to get it to lay flat.

Things are finally beginning to wind down after all the home improvement projects, appointments, and errands. We are both staying put tomorrow and enjoying a day off. I haven’t done much in the way of knitting, been a bit tired, and didn’t sleep well last night. The fridge and pantry are well stocked, we don’t need anything else so we’ll just hang out and get some rest. Brad has something coming up on Friday morning and something else on Saturday evening so he really needs the time off.

Today I had an appointment with a gastroenterologist, Dr. Tran. I’m tired of putting up with intestinal problems and it’s time for the dreaded colonoscopy. I haven’t had one before and here I am turning 68 in October so I might as well get it done. I have a week before the procedure and I’ll need to lay off my homeopathics and vitamin supplements until afterwards beginning on Friday. Which means I’ll be tired. The supplements keep my energy level up and running but part of my problem has been that I don’t absorb nutrients like I should so maybe we’ll get to the root of that problem. Of course, it might just be my age. Yeah. Right.

In any case the new doctor is great and his office staff are wonderful and very easy to talk to, answering any and all questions that either Brad or I had. And there was no mask requirement…something I was stressing about a bit. Well, more than a bit to be honest. I keep remembering how it felt having to walk out of a urologists office when they wouldn’t let me in without a mask even after I explained about the asthma and my anxiety attacks. His office is affiliated with UT Southwestern. No compassion or understanding at all.

We were sitting here after lunch today and heard the Generac turn on and run for five minutes for it’s first test. It’ll do that every other week to make sure the motor is lubed and everything is running properly. Again, it sounded like someone in a delivery truck had pulled up to the garage in our driveway and that was from the west end of the house. I don’t know that I would have heard it from the kitchen. Nice!

Brad is finishing his shower and I’ll try to find something on streaming video for us to watch. We watched a couple of episodes of “Forged In Fire” earlier but didn’t see anything else of interest coming on after that. On any channel. There are plenty of shows on playing reruns, but we both got burnt out on NCIS and Law & Order some time ago. The newer shows on CBS don’t appeal so we look for something streaming on Acorn or Britbox. I think there are a couple of episodes left of “London Kills” that we haven’t seen and I’ll try to find something similar to watch when we’ve finished this series. I really wish there was another season of “The Chelsea Detective” since we enjoyed that a lot. Both of those shows are available on Acorn.

I noticed a show called “United” with David Tennant but it’s about sports which doesn’t interest either of us. We’ll keep looking and if all else fails we’ll watch a rerun of “Foyle’s War” or “Midsomer Murders” while we wind down to bedtime. Surprisingly I am tired this evening despite a four hour nap in my recliner from 4 pm til 8 pm. It seems that I dozed off and Brad let me sleep, checking on me every hour until I was starting to come around, in the same position in the recliner as when I dozed off.

And, “London Kills” it is. Have a good Wednesday night, ya’ll.

My Stonington Shawl makes a nice summer weight throw for the recliner.

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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