Almost Feels Like Autumn

A month from now it will be Autumn and lately it’s like we’re getting a preview of cooler weather. The rain was a nice change and we had more than an inch here. No flash floods, unlike the Dallas area which got hit hard with severe flooding. I could get used to temps in the mid 70’s.

We had errands to run in town today: chiropractor visit, banking, picked up packages at the post office, stopped for lunch in the midst of errands. While I waited for Brad to get the packages I sat in the SUV and started a shopping order at Walmart. I finished it when we got home and scheduled to pick it up in the morning. We both really like the grocery pickup at our local Walmart and they are more likely to have the products we want in stock than Albertson’s. I stocked up on several things including several gallons of white vinegar and several 12 packs of ginger ale. I use a lot of vinegar to clean around the house and the kids prefer ginger ale when they come to visit.

I’ve been working away on the Alpine Blossom socks and just started the gusset increases about an hour ago. I’ve got four increase rows done and I’ve separated the socks onto two needles until the heel flaps are finished.

We were both sitting here around 6 pm feeling drowsy and decided to have a mug of coffee. Except the innards to the coffee maker were in the dishwasher which was in mid cycle, along with our favorite mugs. So, I heated water, set out another pair of mugs, and made coffee in the French press coffee maker. It. Was. Wonderful. We’ll have to do that more often, especially later in the day instead of using the 12 cup Cuisinart.

We are both showered and ready for bed. Brad’s headed off to read before turning in for the night. I’m going to get a little more knitting done on the socks before I’m ready for bed. It’s nearly 10 pm and I’d like to catch the local news first. Have a blessed 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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