Granny Needs Another Staycation

I’ve had a blast this week, but I’m about done. Two days back to back shopping with my adorable eleven year old grandson were a treat, but after all the cleaning I’ve done this month, being on my feet so much…I need a long weekend to recoup. I’d do it all again in a heartbeat, but Granny needs another staycation first.

I actually fell asleep in my recliner, before 11 pm, with the lamp on, my glasses on my face, and my knitting in my hands. Now that’s tired, folks! But it was a good tired. As a matter of fact, my left shoulder wasn’t hurting when I woke up before 8 am. I tend to curl up on my left side in the bed and remain in the same position for quite a long time so my shoulder gets stiff and sore. I wonder if I can train myself to sleep on my right side? It’s worth a try.

I was really hoping to have the purple/blue sock ribbing finished before bedtime. Yeah, that didn’t happen. But, today is another day. And…today is Friday! I don’t know why I enjoy Friday so much since it’s not like either of us works now, but there is just something about the end of the work week, even for a housewife, that makes me smile. I try to get all my housework and chores done during the week so I don’t have to do anything on the weekend. Anything that didn’t get done by Friday night can wait until Monday.

The mowers pulled in the driveway yesterday evening, looked around, and left. There wasn’t enough green grass for them to mow, just a little along the lateral lines and where the gutters drain off the roof. I’m sure they have other things to do than mow mostly brown grass. We need more rain. Soon.

I made my fried egg muffins for breakfast and Brad had a suggestion to add a slice of red onion next time. I suggested sauteed red onion and he agreed. A toasted English muffin topped with a fried egg, not runny, and three thin slices of smoked turkey with a slice of extra sharp cheddar cheese is very filling. We buy Thomas’ Original Nooks & Crannies brand. And they have a sourdough version that I picked up the last time I went shopping. We’ll have those in the morning with yogurt and coffee for our breakfast.

Audrey makes her own English muffins and I want to try her recipe sometime soon. It’s not quite cool enough for me to look forward to baking and at some point I’ll need to run the oven on a cleaning cycle. It’s best to be able to open the house when I do that so the odor is quickly dissipated.

Brad was looking for something on TV to watch while we had our first mug of coffee earlier and found “Men in Tights” just starting. Oh. My. Word. I forgot how funny that movie is! The chorus line scene is hysterical!

Brad is in the kitchen putting up the clean dishes for me and has already cleaned up the coffee maker. He is a wonderful househusband. I’m being lazy. I haven’t even gotten dressed yet and it’s nearly 11 am!

I need to get back in my studio and do some yarn inventory. I’ve done a pretty good job of sorting yarn in the plastic storage containers but I want to know exactly what is in those containers. I have labels on the outside for Worsted, Lace Weight, Indie Dyed Yarn, and Sock Yarn, but it wouldn’t take that long to make a list of yarn by company/Indie dyer and how many skeins I have. As long as I can open a page in One Note and see what I have on hand that is all I need. Same with my knitting needles. I’ve got them sorted and in order but I don’t have an up to date inventory.

It’s 11:00 now. I have got to get out of this recliner and have a hot shower and get something accomplished. Have a blessed Friday, 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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