A Quiet Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving meal won’t take a great deal of prep time and it’ll just be the two of us here at our house. We are looking forward to some down time with no appointments or errands or any need to be away from the house. As the years go by we are more and more thankful for a simple, quiet lifestyle and embrace it at every opportunity.

I did a little shopping yesterday, most of what we need is in the freezer or the fridge and easily thawed and heated. This year it’s BBQ brisket, mustard potato salad, corn on the cob and fruit salad. We aren’t in the mood for sweets and pies so the fruit salad will do just fine. I’ve lost three pounds in the past week and I intend to keep it up.

I’ve had more exercise and slept better the past several nights than I have in months. I think sitting at the spinning wheel several times during the day is helping me keep a positive attitude. It’s nice to spend time in my studio surrounded by fiber and yarn, looms and wheel. I’ve missed that.

I’m up before Brad today and I’ll let him sleep until he’s gotten enough rest. Twice this week he’s walked over to the gun range on the back of our property, done some target shooting and walked back. It’s over 1/4 of a mile to the range through tall grass and a rough trail. The exercise has done him a lot of good and he’s sleeping well. I’ll make some hot oatmeal for breakfast and let him make the coffee because he makes it just right. I have one errand to run later, a prescription to pick up, and aside from that there is nothing that I need to do away from the house today.

I’ll work on my knitting and spinning and maybe see how far I can get with my tatting and get outside and enjoy some fresh air. It was over 60° yesterday and we had the front door open for awhile. It was so nice! It’s almost 6:45 am and I’m beginning to see a little light through the blinds on the windows. I think I’ll start the day with a hot shower while Brad gets a little more sleep.

We both have so much to be thankful for and do our best to never take any of it for granted. I pray the same for all of ya’ll. God’s blessings on you and yours. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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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