October Morning

I managed to get this shot of the sun starting to peek through the trees along the creek before 8 am this morning. The days are getting shorter and I’m looking forward to getting off of daylight saving time. I wish we could just ditch the twice yearly time change altogether and stop the “spring forward” and “fall back” nonsense.

Brad has a rifle class this morning and was up and gone before I got up. He has a student at Texas Pistol Academy for a bolt-rifle class. I need to run a couple of errands later but except for that I’ll be puttering around the house most of the day. I’ve got a couple of loads of laundry and I’ll be caught up with that. There is a load of clean dishes to be put away and I need to dust and sweep the floor throughout the house.

My trip to town yesterday went very well. I saw the dentist first for my twice-yearly teeth cleaning and he did a little alteration on my bite guard. It wasn’t comfortable so I hadn’t been wearing it…and I forgot to wear it last night! I’ll set it out on the table beside my bed so I’ll remember it tonight. It’s still in my purse, not doing me any good there.

I pulled up the Great Clips app on my phone before I left the parking lot at the dentist and checked in for a hair cut. It told me I had a four minute wait. It took me exactly four minutes to get to the shop. I barely sat down when I was shown back to a hair stylist and in less than fifteen minutes I was on my way back to the car. I wear my hair very short so it is easy for it to be cut, no real styling necessary. I prefer wash and wear hair, no muss, no fuss.

I stopped to wash the SUV on my way home so all I have to do now is clean the interior and it looks like today will be a perfect day to be working outside. It’s up to 66° outside now. I’m loving the cooler mornings this time of year. I think I’ll move the SUV out of the garage and use the leaf blower to clean the floor before I start wiping down the inside of the car.

One more chore on my list now is to get all the windows in the house clean, inside and out, since we’ve had the yard mowed for the last time this year. The guys showed up yesterday to mow, although there wasn’t much to do. We literally have bare ground in front of the house. It’s awful. No rain now for months and there is no hay to be found in our area. I fear Audrey may have to sell off some of the herd and we don’t want to have to do that. It’s time to sell the horses, for sure. She knows someone who wants them, the same guy who took the donkeys when she decided it was time to downsize a few years ago.

Brad’s got a lot on his shoulders right now. The rifle class this morning was a last minute thing for Robert at Texas Pistol Academy. He is out of state and somehow he managed to break a leg and will be laid up for sometime. Lots of prayers going out for a speedy healing. Robert is one of the good guys.

On top of a last minute rifle class Brad is trying to find hay for the farm and I’m pretty sure we need to get the guys back out here to take down the last pine tree. He wants to wait a bit and see it it starts to green back up like some of the neighbor’s trees did last spring, but I think it’s a lost cause. We shall see.

Then there is our daughter’s ex who picks this week, every year since she left him, to torture her over their stillborn son. The man is a narcissistic sociopath and derives pleasure from hurting people. He likes to threaten to move their baby’s body from his resting place in a Virginia military cemetery but there is nothing he can do, and he knows it. But that doesn’t keep him from making threats and trying to terrorize our daughter long distance from Virginia. He knows better than to come to Texas, not that he can afford the trip! He’d end up in jail.

It’s time to get in the kitchen and prepare something for my breakfast, beginning with a pot of coffee! Then I’ll start my laundry and make the beds. It’s going to be another gorgeous day here in Texas. Have a blessed RED 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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