December Is Here

It’s the third day of December. For some reason it doesn’t seem like December to me but I’ll probably catch up with the rest of the world at some point. It’s a gorgeous morning here. The sun will be cresting the top of the trees soon and it will be partly cloudy and in the low 50’s this afternoon.

Brad is already up, dressed and headed to his handgun class. He has one student who had been to a different class with family members and wanted to come back for the shoot house and some one-on-one instruction. It’s 40° and feels like 32° out there but it should warm up soon.

The patches he ordered for the TENS unit arrived a day early and were in the mail yesterday and we’ve decided to shop around for a new unit. The ones they have nowadays are much lighter and digital and not nearly as expensive as the old one was. Insurance doesn’t pay for them unless its prescribed following surgery for rehab purposes. I looked online but there are so many it’s a bit confusing as to what features we want so I think we’ll just visit the hospital supply company and see what they recommend. We should be able to find one for less than $50 and we have plenty of patches to use with both units.

It was all kicking off on Twitter last night and I kept checking back in for the latest posting connected with internal messages about Hunter Biden’s laptop story being squashed on the platform. It was interesting but I prefer to read a single document in pdf form myself…as did a couple of thousand other people to judge by the comments. Elon will offer a second installment of files this evening so that should be entertaining. He’s right…

The more I read what the man has to say the more impressed I am with him. He is obviously highly intelligent and well informed. At the same time he’s pretty down-to-earth for a guy who puts rockets and satellites into space! I’ll never be one of his Tesla car customers. Not paying that much money for a vehicle. Ever. And it just doesn’t fit my lifestyle, but plenty of people seem to be interested. Yesterday was the roll out for his EV Semi truck. We’ll see how practical that turns out to be.

In other news, the hay has been delivered and the saga of the Little Red Bull is ongoing. The owner of the bull has been given an ultimatum: The next time the bull shows up we’re calling the sheriff’s office and having him taken to the livestock sale barn. Enough is enough. He’s damaging property and now the owner has cut the fence between our property and his hoping his bull will ‘find his way home’ soon. I’m calling BS on the play folks. This is utter nonsense.

The guy has a successful construction business and has livestock at another piece of property that he owns. I think he’s simply trying to keep his taxes down by having livestock on that piece of property but he doesn’t have the time or inclination to deal with them, nor does he have anyone trustworthy to keep up with his ‘herd’. I don’t wish the man any ill but he’s not being a good neighbor and we aren’t the only ones complaining about his tactics.

Seems our hay guy is familiar with the dude, too. Well, it’s a relatively small community in this part of the county so that isn’t so surprising. Anyway, here’s praying it all gets sorted out sooner than later and the stress of fighting bulls taken off our daughter’s shoulders. I know David has had enough and told Audrey he will deal with it and he doesn’t want her stressed about it. She has enough on her plate as it is. Between her husband and her Dad our girl is in good hands and can focus on running her house and home-schooling her children and taking care of the livestock with David’s, and our help.

It’s time for some coffee and breakfast. I have one cup of yogurt left in the fridge and a package of English muffins. At some point I’ll need to make a trip in to Albertson’s before the end of the day for a few things, not enough to put in an online order for pickup though.

I may work on the Hitchhiker scarf for a bit this morning and the Ludlow shawl later this afternoon. I still have two pairs of socks and the third cowl as well. Have a blessed Saturday, 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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