I had thought to be finished with this plying project by now but it seems I’ve been overdoing the spinning thing lately, requiring a second visit to the chiropractor this week due to muscle spasms in my upper back. So today will be a ‘rest in the recliner and knit’ day instead of sitting at the spinning wheel. I’ll be getting some walking exercise in today as well but I’ll limit it to indoors so as not to jar sore muscles walking on uneven ground. The turmeric is helping, too.

Not that I don’t have plenty to keep me busy without aggravating the problem, but I was on a roll here…no pun intended. Such is life. Sometimes you have to recalculate and switch gears and move on to something else. We also had to postpone our day with grandson Joshua. He turned 12 years old today. We stopped at the farm on the way home and took him his card and birthday money and we’ll see how things go with me for the next couple of days and go from there.

He wants me to take him to Game Stop and have a drive, just the two of us, and then come back out to our house for a meal with me and his grandad. He’s a great kid. Well, they all are to be honest. They love living at the farm and being home schooled by their parents. They have chores, some not so much fun and others not so bad. They are around cattle and horses and chickens. They have three German Shepherd dogs to keep them company. Life is good at the Blankenship-Graves household, thank you God!

I’ve got OAN on streaming video and there is a House Subcommittee meeting on Weaponization of Fed Govt with Rep Jim Jordan chairing the subcommittee. They have four people testifying and answering questions. One is a former FBI agent, one a former prosecutor, not sure about the other two. The topic has been the FBI targeting of parents who turn up at school board meetings and a female Dem is questioning the former prosecutor and trying to paint ‘a lot of these parents’ as being threatening to school board members and therefor not exercising free speech. Groan.

Of course the Twitter files are being quoted and Google just got mentioned. Matt Gaetz just asked the former prosecutor if Google was in conversations with the FBI to censor citizens. He apparently he has no idea what Google has been up to. I didn’t catch the whole exchange. Debbie Wasserman Shultz is up next and I suddenly lost interest in this dog and pony show.

Back to my knitting…and Brad is headed to his Man Cave to putter around and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. It’s supposed to be in the high 50’s today and the sunshine is a welcome sight from the cloudy, rainy days we’ve been having. On the plus side though the ponds at the farm are full of water again and the pasture is beginning to green up here and there. My daffodils have sprouted and the iris plants have new leaves showing.

Brad walked to the rifle range and back yesterday, more than a 1/4 of a mile from the house, and on his way back he heard an odd noise and froze. He looked around, not moving, and spotted a female cougar with a young kitten with her at one of the ponds. She had made a coughing noise to alert her baby and that’s what Brad heard. She probably has more kittens stashed somewhere. And, of course this means there is a male cat out there as well. This is why we both go armed when out on the property away from the house. I don’t want to end up as a meal for that cat and her kittens!

It’s time to find something entertaining to watch while I work on my knitting and finish my afternoon cup of coffee. I took the Hitchhiker Shawl with me and worked on it while Brad drove. I’ll probably get a bit more done on that before switching to another project.

Have a blessed Thursday, ya’ll. Hope your day is as lovely as ours.

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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