The Morning After

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I got a LOT done yesterday and my aging body is telling me about it. I don’t have to look around the house at the lack of dust and clutter and piles of laundry to know what I accomplished. I saved one last load of laundry for this morning so I could wash the clothes Brad was wearing at the gun range. Bless his heart. As he peeled out of sweaty clothes he remarked that he smelled like a warthog. I don’t think he smelled like a warthog, but he was a tad on the ripe side! I’m sure he’s had his own detox going on while sweating in this humid weather all day long.

After a hot shower and some Marie Callender’s Sweet and Sour Chicken he was feeling a lot better and was very appreciative of all my efforts. He loves the Egyptian Cotton sheets and I love the way the fitted sheet stays in place on the adjustable bed. I might just need to make a trip to Furniture Row and see about replacing the sheets I’m using on my bed. They’re fine on a regular bed but the elastic doesn’t keep the bottom sheet in place like on these sheets.

I’ll be so glad when we can finally enjoy having the house open and feel the breeze blowing fresh air through the house. There are crows out in the ash trees this morning. They are so funny!

I need a comfortable chair to sit in outdoors so I can enjoy the cooler mornings. The breeze is better on the north side of the house than on the south side where the front porch is located. But the garage has both north and south side doors as well as two large overhead doors. I could set a chair up near the north door and put my feet up and knit. I carried my cup of coffee out to the garage when I opened all the doors earlier. It was nice. Still a bit humid, but there is a breeze, just not quite nice enough to turn off the A/C and open the house.

I didn’t get a single stitch of knitting done yesterday. I get hot and sweaty when on my feet cleaning and just didn’t want the feel of wool yarn in my hands when I took a break. I puttered around on the laptop during my breaks. By the time evening rolled around my hands and shoulders hurt from cleaning so I made no progress on the knitting front yesterday.

I haven’t had any breakfast yet, just finished a mug of coffee and there is one more mug’s worth of coffee waiting for me in the coffee maker. If we weren’t out of English muffins I would make a fried egg muffin for myself. I’ll just settle for a bagel and another mug of coffee before getting back to my Fall Cleaning.

Fall is such a nice break from the heat of summer that I look forward to it more so than spring after the winter months. Our winters normally aren’t severe and we just sort of slide out of winter right into spring. Fall on the other hand is a welcome relief from our brutal Texas summers and being able to have the house clean when it’s nice enough outdoors to turn off the A/C and open the house is a blessing.

I’m managing to get back in the swing of starting the day with the Divine Office, Liturgy of the Hours. I can access it on my phone and it is such a blessing. Today is the Memorial of Pope St. Gregory the Great. I really enjoyed the readings from Morning Prayer as well as the Daily Readings from Mass as well. I get emails from the USCCB website with all of the readings for each day that are celebrated at Mass.

The washer has stopped and I need to toss that load into the dryer and get something to eat before continuing my cleaning spree. Have a blessed Saturday ya’ll, and stay safe for Labor Day!

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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