More Rain, Please!

The guys came to mow today and boy is there a lot of dirt in the air now! There was some actual green grass to mow, but not much. It was mostly rank, weedy type grass that grows fast when it gets a little rain. The little bit of Coastal Bermuda is trying to come out of dormancy but needs more rain. I haven’t checked the weather forecast to see if we have any rain coming our way but the humidity would lead to believe it might be so.

Today was my medical procedure at the hospital and everything went well. No problems, normal diet. All in all we were pleasantly surprised at how quickly we were in and out and headed back home. Yesterday was a long day and the icky stuff I had to drink to prep for the colonoscopy tasted dreadful…sort of like a very bitter, grape cough medicine. The taste lingered. The first sixteen ounces at noon wasn’t too awful, but that second dose in the evening had me gagging. Good news is I don’t have to do that for another five years! Yay!

The only complaint I have is a very sore arm where the IV needle was inserted. Golly, that sucker hurt! I grabbed the Arnica gel when we got home and I’ll use it again before I head off to bed. Works like magic on bruises and tomorrow this baby will be much worse if I don’t use the Arnica.

Apparently an old house near where we turn onto the FM road to go to town burned down last Friday and we hadn’t noticed it. But coming home today from town we noticed a thread of smoke rising and then it registered that the old, abandoned house had burned and we hadn’t realized it. Well, a little while ago someone on Facebook asked about hearing sirens out this way and got a response about the fire from last week had rekindled and he called it in so figured that was what the sirens were about.

It’s right on a curve where you have to watch for traffic coming from both directions, where our road intersects the FM road. When we are in the SUV or pickup together we are usually chatting away and don’t always notice stuff. But Brad had gone past it twice on Sunday and we were both by it twice on Tuesday. Guess we need to pay a little more attention to our surroundings.

Just as we got home from town today I got hit with another migraine. I don’t know what’s going on but I hope it stops soon. Thankfully, it’s not the ‘WHAM the top of my head is coming off’ sort of headache. It starts with an aura and then a dull ache in my head accompanied by nausea. It stops fairly soon, in fact I didn’t even take anything for it this time. Perhaps it was just due to the stress of the unknown going in for the procedure. Tomorrow I will do my best to do absolutely nothing around the house. Not that I need to after my recent cleaning spree.

I’ll probably stick to knitting and stay off the computer so much and avoid a lot reading for a few days. I can probably manage that. I’d like to get the ribbing finished on the Alpine Blossom socks and make some more progress on the green lace socks. It’s time for a hot shower and I’ll be headed off to bed. Have a blessed Thursday 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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