It’s. Monday. Again.

Long night, not enough sleep. It’s Monday. I need more coffee, dude! Brad is brewing more as I write this.

So. Today is Columbus Day. Don’t know what is closed, probably the Post Office, but no one talks about Columbus Day unless it’s because there is a sale going on at a furniture store. People have gone woke and want to replace it Indigenous Peoples Day or some such thing. Don’t see why we can’t have both, but there are those who want to erase our heritage and pretend Columbus didn’t discover America or that colonization is a filthy word. Just like they want to erase George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the US Constitution. Take away a shared heritage and you can replace it with whatever you like that is most beneficial to those in a position of power and wealth. Say, like…the New World Order.

So much for opinion and politics. Just needed to get that off my chest.

We had the house open all day yesterday and didn’t close it up until nearly dark. It was wonderful. It was quiet. I enjoyed sitting in the living room listening to a pair of Barred Owls hoo-hooing at one another while I finished “Renegades of Pern” and started “All The Weyrs of Pern”. I like the different perspectives of the same events in the series.

I’m so glad it was time to get my teeth cleaned last week and that I thought to take my bite guard with me. My dentist did a little work on it and I wore it most of the night, waking up in the wee hours of the morning to take it out when a couple of teeth were aching. Not like before, but still needs a little tweaking. I’ll call and see if I can stop by before my next chiropractor appointment across the street and have him do a little more work on it. I need to wear it every night and I should have taken it to him much sooner when it didn’t fit right. It pulled my front teeth in and made them ache something awful.

I just happened to look up from the laptop at the TV in time to see a commercial for Lowe’s that showed a woman taking something out of the oven and as the camera panned back I recognized my kitchen range! Whirlpool is great. We love the range we bought from Home Depot. Now that the weather is cooling off I’m in the mood to do some baking. I’ve even thought about whipping up a bowl of sourdough starter to share with Audrey if she’s interested and doesn’t already have some going.

There was a time when I regularly made bread and pizza dough with my starter, back in the 90’s. Neither Brad nor I need to be eating more bread than we already do, but it would be nice to have a fresh loaf once in a while and a sourdough starter isn’t that difficult to keep in the fridge. I still have the large glass bowls I used before. I simply put a plate on top of the bowl and pop it in the fridge. When it looks like it’s about to climb out of the bowl I dip some out and use it, then feed it and stick it back in the fridge. I’m wondering about sourdough English muffins. Bet I can find a recipe online.

I’m still bummed out about the delay for my desk/sewing table. I had planned on starting a sewing project by now. Rats. Oh, well. I want to go hang out in the studio later so I may do some work on the inkle loom and get a little further along finishing that project.

Brad is going to check on some hay not far from us and see if it’s good hay and whether or not it’s for sale, and if we could get Michael to deliver it to the farm if it is…and we can afford it. He’s going to make a run to the feed store for cubes later and start stocking the barn for Audrey. She takes cows to the sale barn this week and I hope the guy who bought the donkeys a few years back is still interested in the horses. No one rides them, they are all rescues that Brad’s sister took in over the years, including a Mustang who doesn’t like having his feet handled. He was abused badly before Kay took him in and when the farrier first came out to take a look at him the poor man was in tears at the scarring on the animal’s legs. No wonder he doesn’t like having his feet handled. Audrey has done wonders with him but he’s wary of strangers. We are of the opinion that the horses need to stay together if possible. Fingers crossed!

I just poked my head out the front door to see what the weather is like and discovered it’s over 80°, windy and humid. Nope. We leave the house shut and the A/C on today. I sure hope this means we have cooler weather and rain headed our way.

Time for me to get in gear and accomplish something besides sitting in the recliner. Not a lot to do, but I don’t want to get behind with housework again. Have a blessed day, 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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