Saturday: Breakfast For Lunch

Happy Saturday, ya’ll! Got hit with a migraine last night, second time this year. The Esgic knocked me out and I slept like a dead person, woke up not hungry. At. All. I had a mug of coffee and puttered around on the computer. Brad had a lunch date with a friend and by noon I was finally hungry so I opted for a homemade Egg McMuffin, yogurt, and another mug of coffee.

I used my stove top, rectangular, non stick griddle this time, only using the front burner. The old Kenmore glass-top range I originally had was made with a bridge element between the two left burners, front and back, and was super easy to use. I’ve not tried to use the griddle on my last range or this one because of no bridge element, but I love the way my eggs turn out cooked on the griddle, especially omelets.

I used to saute onion and bell pepper, sometimes fresh mushrooms, and warm up some chopped turkey slices on the griddle, set all of that aside and pour out my scrambled eggs over the entire griddle, let the eggs set, then arrange the sauteed filling and top with grated cheese, let it set a minute and then fold the whole thing from the front to back twice. I miss that! But I haven’t found another range with a bridge element like that old Kenmore had. It was my first smooth-top range and it lasted a long time. The next Kenmore was OK, but the mother board went out on it and had to be replace, still under warranty…just like the Kenmore we had before.

I was ready for a Whirlpool range and we gave Audrey the Kenmore after the replacement part came in. David came out and got the range and the part and got it all installed in their kitchen. It has a much bigger oven and a convection setting that her older, smaller range didn’t. It was the last range her aunt had bought and she didn’t need a large oven. Every time I think about Audrey and David and the kids living out at the farm where Brad and his sisters grew up I can’t help but smile. I know his parents, and his sisters, are looking down from heaven and pleased as can be that the family is carrying on.

I was out in the garage earlier tidying up some stuff on the storage shelves, getting the packs of toilet paper and paper towels together and making room for other things. We also keep several gallons of white vinegar and jugs of distilled water on the storage shelves, along with extra containers of beer and soda. We haven’t been able to find RC lately so Brad opted for Pepsi instead. We’re still too White to drink Coke and I need to stick to Ginger Ale for the sake of my kidneys. He likes Ziegenbock beer and I prefer Guinness Stout. I need to get more Guinness to have on hand. I don’t drink beer very often but once in a while it’s nice to have a bottle to go with pizza. I have one lonely bottle of Guinness left in the fridge.

I had hoped to feel like vacuuming out the SUV this morning when it was relatively cool, but the humidity is up and it’s awful out there. Humid enough to drown frogs. It’s 88° and feels like 96°. That rain we were promised by the weather dude must be on the way. I expect to hear thunder off in the distance any time now.

I moved my work table around and slid it up against the storage shelves in my studio yesterday so I can sit down to wind yarn from the swift to the yarn winder. The ankle is much, much better but standing in one spot, even on the cushioned pad in front of my table, is very painful. I can stay on my feet for as long as I need to shop and not have a lot of problems as long as I put my feet up and ice the ankle when I get home. It’s standing in one spot for very long that leaves me hobbling around.

I’m still nowhere near ready to have surgery to clean up the arthritis. The specialist told me to put it off until I can barely get around and then we’ll do the surgery. I figure as long as I don’t need a bloomin’ wheel chair I am doing fine! Sometimes I need the cane, most days I don’t.

It’s 1:30 pm now and the sky is getting cloudier and darker. I just checked the local radar map and the storm is to our west and headed our way, actually forming nearly on top of us instead of coming in from the southwest as usual. Time to get some knitting done and think about winding that other skein of sock yarn. Have a blessed Saturday, 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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