Productive Shopping Trip

Hartford Writing Desk from Furniture Row

I’ve needed a decent desk in my studio/workroom for years and today was the day to buy one. Furniture Row has a Labor Day Sale and we saved $100 on the cost of their Hartford Writing Desk.

I’ve been making do with a portable plastic table with plastic shelves for far too long. The table is not sturdy enough for a sewing machine but it’s all I had on hand and wasn’t ready to go shopping yet. I want to be able to set up the sewing machine and serger side by side and the new desk is the same length as the plastic table, half an inch deeper, and an inch taller. It will be perfect.

Brad can use the plastic table as a portable shooting desk on the gun range and the plastic shelves are going to Goodwill. The desk has a shelf at the bottom where my decorative boxes will sit, the drawers will hold scissors, etc. and we’ll mount a couple of adjustable shelves on the wall above the desk for a few other things.

We both really needed the chiropractic adjustments this morning and are feeling much better. I had another blasted migraine yesterday and the neck adjustment always helps. We had a nice lunch out at Culver’s. Brad tried their fried shrimp, very yummy, and I had the Grilled Reuben with mustard. Next time we’ll just split a Reuben and fries and not overeat. There was a LOT of food on that tray.

Tomorrow begins my prep day for the colonoscopy on Thursday. Oh, joy. I’ve done colon cleanses before while on a dietary detox program so hopefully it won’t be absolutely horrible tomorrow. We shall see.

I’m in the mood to do some baking and crock pot cooking again and I’ve started a list of things I want to cook. It’s been ages since I baked bread and I can make plenty and share with family at the farm. That way the two of us don’t eat too much. I’d like some more BBQ chicken in the crock pot and mustard potato salad and BBQ beans for sides. Maybe a pan of cornbread as well. It also occurred to me that I need to set the oven on a cleaning cycle before much longer. I avoid that in the heat of summer and when it’s a bit cooler outside I’ll plan on that, after I get finished with my baking spree.

I’ve got what I need to make oatmeal cookies and some apple crisp sounds good as well. I’ll grab some Granny Smith apples from the grocery store the next time I make an order…or I might just go shopping myself. From time to time I get a little wild and crazy that way. Actually doing my own shopping…then come home and rest my cranky ankle for the rest of the afternoon!

We definitely need to get the lawn care guys out here next week. Brad will call and schedule so it’s convenient for them and make sure we will be home. It was 92° today and felt like 96°. There is a little bit of a breeze and it’s been sunny all day and not bad at all really. But I’m glad I didn’t need to be outdoors working. Anything I have planned will wait for cooler weather.

Scottsdale Side Table from Furniture Row

We also found a nice side table to go between our recliners. We’ve been using an old table from the farm that Brad’s folks gave us ages ago. It’s a nice size except it’s too short. I like that this one has a drawer so we can store the TV remotes when not in use. Mostly we need it for our coffee cups and water mugs.

While we were at Furniture Row I ordered a set of king size pillow cases for Brad’s bed. The queen size pillow cases that came with his sheet set just don’t quite fit right. He doesn’t mind but it bugs me. I really like the way the fitted sheet stays snug on his bed so I ordered a set of sheets for my bed as well.

It’s time to start thinking about what we’ll do for dinner. Neither of us is terribly hungry but we need to eat something. A cup of soup and half a sandwich sounds good to me.

My sock yarn order from FK yarn arrived today! More BFL/Nylon yarn for lovely socks.

Have a blessed Tuesday evening, ya’ll. Take care and stay cool!

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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