Digging the Staycation

I was right about the allergy thing. Woke up congested and feeling like crud. Didn’t get lunch prepared but Brad brought me the chopped steak plate from Culver’s on his way home from the farm after church. He had a hamburger and their delicious fries. We’ll probably have left-over tuna casserole for dinner later this evening so all we have to do is reheat it. I have some Granny Smith apples I bought to make apple crisp and hopefully I’ll feel like doing that tomorrow. We still have left-over chili and cornbread and the chicken breasts that I didn’t get cooked this morning.

I’m really glad I’m caught up on everything in the house and don’t have to do any cleaning or laundry until I’m over the allergy crud. I dug through the baskets on the bottom shelf of the entertainment center in the living room and took a quick inventory. In-progress projects include: 1. Lace Advent Scarf, 2. Harry Potter Scarf, 3. 4th Doctor Scarf, 4. Ten Stitch blanket in worsted yarn, 5. Ten Stitch blanket in left-over Fishknit’s fingering yarn, 6. cowl out of Fishknits’s fingering yarn mini skeins, 7. Hitchhiker Shawl out of Fishknits fingering yarn, and 8. summer blanket for Gabriel that didn’t get finished for last summer. Add to that the four pairs of socks in the basket next to my recliner and that makes a full dozen projects to finish before beginning anything else. And three of the four pairs of socks are with Fishknit’s fingering yarn. I grabbed the mini skein cowl to work on for the afternoon.

It’s warm and breezy outside today and mostly sunny. I keep waiting for actual Fall weather to arrive. I wouldn’t mind some of the 49° morning temps in New Hampshire that an online friend was talking about recently. That would definitely be a blessing after this awful summer heat and not enough rain.

I had an odd occurrence a couple of days ago when a young man in work clothes and a day-glo vest showed up at the front door asking if we’d like our driveway to be paved. He claimed to be part of the crew that resurfaced a farm to market road not far from us. Said they had some left-over ‘stuff’ and they had the equipment to do a professional job on our drive. Uh huh. Right. I posted it in the FB group for our area and gave everyone a ‘head’s up’ so to speak. Sounded dodgy to me and most everyone else agreed.

Today is our lovely daughter’s birthday and she was very appreciative of the card and the cash. Her carpet shampooer will arrive later in the week and we’ll pick it up and deliver it to her. I just love it when we’re able to get her something she needs and wants.

I’m suddenly in the mood for a cup of hot tea with honey and lemon and Brad just put the kettle on the heat. Have a blessed Sunday afternoon, 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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