Another Rainy Day! Yay!

I drove in to pick up a grocery order first thing this morning and stopped by the coffee shop for breakfast croissants on the way home. It was just beginning to drizzle a fine mist when I left for town and it’s still overcast and damp out. We need it. I hope we get a good soaking rain at some point and not just drizzle.

The socks are dry and ready to go in my sock drawer. The cuffs are a little shorter than I like but the lace pattern really ate up the yarn. I’ll probably stick to plain K3, P2 ribbing for a while instead of lace patterns.

I’ve been needing a brighter bulb for the 3-way lamp next to my recliner and I hope I’ve found something that will work. It’s difficult to find the old, reliable 3-way bulbs by GE anymore. I found two listed at Walmart when I made my grocery order online. They are both LED and one is labeled ‘daylight’ and the other is ‘soft white’. Both are 50/100/150. The bulb currently in the lamp is much too yellow and bothers my eyes. I love the LED bulb over my kitchen sink and I hope one of these will do the trick in the living room so I’m not straining my eyes to knit in the evenings.

I took this photo in the living room near the table lamp and it has a noticeable yellow tint to it. These bulbs are not cheap, running a little over $13 apiece. They claim to have a 13 year life. We shall see. I’ll try the one on the right as soon as the bulb in the lamp has cooled off enough to remove it.

I wasn’t able to get a couple of things I needed in my online order so I will make another trip to town in a little while and stop at Albertson’s for my English cucumber and the hotdogs I forgot to put on the Walmart order. For some reason I can’t find whole wheat saltines in any of the three local Walmart or either of the two Albertson’s stores. We like the Albertson’s store brand wheat saltines but we haven’t been able to get them in months now. They don’t taste as salty to me and we both like the texture. I can’t find the Zesta brand wheat saltines either. The only other thing on the shelves is Premier brand at Albertson’s and we don’t care for those at all.

I just switched out the light bulbs and I like the ‘daylight’ 3-way. It’s plenty bright for me to see what I’m knitting and in the evenings if I don’t want to read or knit I can put it on the lowest setting.

This weekend we go off of DST. I wish the powers that be would just leave the clocks alone and stop all the ‘spring forward’ and ‘fall back’ nonsense. I’ve really noticed a difference this year with mealtimes. Normally we eat our evening meal around six or seven but when the time switched in the spring we found we weren’t hungry until seven or even eight. And that has continued throughout the summer months as well. I guess we’ll be back to our six o’clock dinner time soon. Not that it matters greatly one way or the other, but I found it interesting the way our bodies reacted this time.

Now that I have better light in the living room I’ll do some afternoon knitting while I run a couple of loads of laundry. That run in to Albertson’s may just wait until in the morning. In the meantime, have a blessed RED Friday, ya’ll. Remember Everyone Deployed!

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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