Time For A Breather

I’ve been cleaning and re-arranging things in the kitchen and it’s time to put my feet up. I’ve done two loads of laundry as well. I moved the juicer and food processor off of the counter to the left of the kitchen range to the built-in counter top in the dining room giving us room for the vacuum sealer. I need to do some more re-arranging with the built-in hutch. Too much clutter. The Maple butcher block needs oiling, too. I hadn’t noticed until I took the photo.

I gave the sealer a test run earlier and didn’t have any luck sealing a large bag of frozen cranberries, divided the contents into two bags, still no luck. Too many air pockets I guess. I’ll deal with that later. In the meantime I’ve vacuum sealed two containers of frozen chicken broth and put another container in to freeze so I can seal it later.

It’s in the high 60’s, sunny with a nice breeze today. We’ve got the front door open and I lowered the top of the double-hung window in the living room for air circulation.

Brad ran a couple of errands earlier and brought home brisket tacos for lunch. He had ordered a bag of Irish Creme flavored coffee from Black Rifle Coffee Co, a promotional item, and it was at the post office. He just brewed a pot of it and we’re enjoying it with biscotti.

I’ve been using a padded lap desk for my laptop when I’m sitting in the recliner but I had to put it away until my knees feel better. It’s all just a tad too heavy and was aggravating my aching knees. Now I need an EMR Protection Patch for my laptop since there is nothing between it and my lap! Dr. Shawn at Whole Body Healing Center in Lewisville has a link on their website under ‘e-water’ which is how I just ordered mine.

The coffee is great. We’ll have to order more of it at some point. The “JB/Just Black” blend is still our favorite but this makes a nice afternoon cup of coffee. We’re using our two insulated “Leftist Tears” mugs today. I’m thinking of using these more often instead of the ceramic mugs and mug warmers. Sure keeps the coffee piping hot, that’s for sure! And they are good to-go mugs.

It’s nice and quiet this afternoon, unlike yesterday evening when we had someone running up and down the road in front of our house revving the engine on a vehicle that could use a new muffler. I hate that. You’d think that as far off the road as we are it wouldn’t be that noticeable but we’d had a lot of woods cleared out between the house and the road and now we hear it. It bothers my ears and gives me a headache. My ears are overly sensitive to high treble and low bass after flying home from New Orleans in 2002 with a sinus infection. I don’t recommend that, but there was no other way for me to get home at the time. Such is life!

Joseph and his helper from Webb’s Electric were here bright and early this morning with the parts they needed to make sure the garage and the shop are wired directly into the main breaker box and the Generac so we don’t have a repeat of what happened when we lost power for an hour a week or so ago. Good thing it happened when it did because no one realized there was a problem until then. Fortunately it was easily remedied and didn’t cost us a thing! Webb’s Electric is wonderful. They installed the Generac and did some additional work around the outside of the house for us for a very reasonable price.

Brad is headed to his Man Cave/Shop and will get in a little target practice on the gun range while the weather is nice. We have more rain and some high winds headed our way tonight and tomorrow so we’d best enjoy the nice weather while we can. I’m going to work on my knitting.

Hope your Hump Day has been as blessed 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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