What a Gorgeous Day!

It was 37° this morning at 8 am, mostly clear and no breeze to speak of. It’s 53° now and it’s nearly 5 pm. Clear, no breeze. Thankfully. Brad and I just took a stroll out to the road to see if our trash got picked up. It did. They forgot it earlier and I noticed when I came home from my doctor’s appointment. Easily remedied. The walk out to the road and back was nice and bracing. I spend too much time indoors and it was nice to get the blood flowing!

I gained a couple of pounds since I saw the doc three months ago. I mentioned to her that I had ordered a new Fitbit and would work on getting more exercise even if it meant taking laps inside the house or the garage. I’ve done that before when I was doing rehab for my ankle. She wears a Fitbit like my old one and hers is still going strong. The one I ordered actually cost less online and is a newer model than the one I bought at Best Buy in 2016.

I mentioned my concerns about how often I should take ibuprofen and she told me to try to keep it to a couple of times a week if I can. I think I let it get too bad with the weather change and the inflammation got much worse than I should have allowed. Just 400 mg of ibuprofen last night after dinner and I’m doing great. Slept fine. Woke up not hurting at all. I’ll try halving the dose next time and see if that works now that I’ve got it under control.

Everything else is great and I’m making sure I get a couple of servings of my ‘cocktail’ with Ningxia Red and a scoop of Field of Greens powder per day. Between that and my Melaleuca vitamins twice a day I should be feeling a lot better and have more energy. Once I begin feeling as bad as I have over the last week it can take awhile to get back to normal, but looks like I’ve got no worries as of today. Imagine that! Easily remedied. Note to self: When it hurts day after day do something about it, genius!

I’m almost ready to graft the openings closed and finish my seamless cowl. I worked on it in the waiting room at the clinic and in the exam room waiting on the doc to arrive. She asked about the different colors in the scarf and I explained about my friend in California who dyes mini skeins and combines them for effect. She also asked about the shawl I was wearing and her eyes nearly bugged out when I told her I knitted it out of my own hand-spun wool yarn. I love it when that happens! Cheap thrills. Stroked ego.

We had a late lunch today, a big tossed green salad with lots of stuff added: red onion, bell pepper, cucumber, radish, carrots. I topped mine with crumbled feta and balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Yum! It was very filling so we won’t need much in the way of an evening meal. I might just do breakfast for dinner tonight. Brad loves my toasted English muffin with a fried egg, honey smoked turkey, and sharp cheddar. Instead of a Mcmuffin he calls it a Patmuffin. Tastes better, too!

I got busy this morning and forgot to start the BBQ chicken in the crock pot so I’ll do that in the morning before I pick up an order at Walmart. I finished catching up with laundry and dishes earlier so I am all set for an evening of knitting and streaming video. Perhaps Brad would be in the mood for a little Hercule Poirot.

Looks like our lows will be near 30° tonight. I love the cold nights and clear mornings this time of the year as long as it isn’t damp out. Have a blessed evening, 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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