Frosty Morning

The sun won’t be up for another half an hour, it’s just above freezing now and will be in the 40’s and 50’s today, but it’s a tad frosty out there right now. I found this photo that I took in January a few years ago, looking out the garage door window, that fits my mood perfectly.

I’m fighting off a respiratory bug of some sort and staying indoors until I’m sure it’s passed. Nothing serious, just sort of feeling icky and chilled. Fortunately I have plenty to keep me occupied this Friday the 13th. I’ll work on my knitting and stay warm and hydrated. I’ll probably start a pot of soup later.

I don’t normally pay much attention to what’s going on with celebrities, but the death of Lisa Marie Presley shocked me yesterday. She was only fifty-four. Heart failure. At fifty-four. But, there are all the other instances of much younger people dying of heart failure in the news as well. Young athletes are dropping dead every day it seems. When will this end? Why are people still getting vaxed in this country? It’s been banned in other countries now.

I keep hearing in the news about the House of Representatives wanting to do away with the IRS and federal income tax and replace it with a national consumer tax. I don’t see how that is going to help anything. Why can’t we overhaul the IRS and simplify the tax code? Why can’t we have a flat tax? It all boils down to politics in the end and the voters are the ones who will be stuck with whatever is decided.

So much for the world around us. We aren’t impacted a lot by what we see in the news, for which I am eternally grateful. Our little corner of North East Texas is very conservative and low key. Much of what goes on in the bigger cities in the state misses us here. We tend to be down to earth working folks who don’t take anything for granted and are grateful for our blessings. We just shake our heads at the nonsense people get up to and go on with our lives.

There aren’t many ‘woke’ folks around here with the exception of those involved in local college campuses. Academia went woke a long time ago and it’s getting worse. I’m glad Brad is away from all that BS and nonsense. It’s been four years since he retired from Grayson College and the insanity that reigns there.

The sun is almost up, it’s much lighter outside. I need to get up and open the window blinds and turn up the heat. Brad will be stirring before long and we’ll have breakfast. Have a blessed day ya’ll and don’t forget it’s RED Friday.

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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