It’s Spring In February, Sort Of

It’s in the mid 70’s today and was near 80° earlier this afternoon. It’s just after 5 pm and we’ve had the house open enjoying the fresh air. It’s cloudy, but still a nice day.

I’ve spent the afternoon working on Brad’s socks and puttering around on the laptop, enjoying what’s going on with Twitter and Project Veritas. James O’Keefe is out and their followers are dropping like a rock, down so far to 1,368,500 after losing over 100,000 followers in five hours. People are unfollowing on other social media sites as well. Go woke. Go broke. James O’Keefe IS Project Veritas. They aren’t going to come back from this fubar.

Anyway, we’ve had a lazy, quiet day here in our little corner of Texas. I’ve got OAN on streaming video while I knit. Biden going to Ukraine instead of Ohio is the big news. Along with another explosion somewhere else in Ohio and there was something on Twitter earlier about an explosion at a manufacturing plant somewhere in Oklahoma but I haven’t checked that out yet. I’m ready to turn off the news and enjoy the quiet. I’ll turn it back on at 6 pm for the local news but there isn’t anything else on that is of interest to me today.

We keep remarking on how relieved we are to have that dead pine tree down. I literally had nightmares about it coming down in a high wind and the root ball damaging our foundation when it fell. It was leaning away from the house already so I wasn’t worried about it falling on the house. After it died it began to lean even more and it was only a matter of time until water saturated ground combined with high winds tore it out of the ground. So we dodged that bullet.

Neither one of us was thrilled with the cost of the job, it was much more than we expected after having SIX trees taken out two years ago by the same company. But. In the end we moved some money around without digging into investments or putting the cost of removal on a credit card and ending up paying much more for it due to interest. We had to put off something else we had planned with that money but now we are done with trees too close to the house and have put that behind us.

Since we had a very late lunch…our meal schedule is out of whack again…I am not sure what we’ll do for an evening meal. Maybe a cup of soup. The large green salad we had earlier was filling so we won’t need much for dinner.

Hope your day has been a good one and your evening even better. I’m looking forward to Lent beginning this week and shifting gears from Ordinary Time with the Liturgy of the Hours to the penitential season of Lent. God bless, 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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