Dreary March Day

It’s 65°, cloudy and damp. We’ve had a couple of light showers, a little thunder earlier this morning, but nothing much at the moment. We’ve got storms and high winds forecast for this evening and into the night. Not fit weather for man nor beast. Good day to stay in and get some things done around the house.

The kitchen is clean, I need to do a couple of loads of laundry. I seasoned four large chicken breast halves, popped them into the crock pot and covered them with two cups of BBQ sauce and set it on high. We have potatoes and carrots to go with it later. I really like having that section of countertop next to the kitchen range cleared off so I have more room for the crock pot when I want to use it.

I’ve put in an online grocery order that we’ll pick up tomorrow morning at Walmart. My online shopping days are over with Albertson’s after that last rude little twerp teed me off. It’s bad enough that their app doesn’t work like it should most of the time, he didn’t have to be an ass about it. I’ve never had any problems with the Walmart app when I show up to get my order. Walmart is considerably further to drive but worth it. The young men who bring the groceries out are great! I always take my knitting with me in case there are several customers picking up groceries when I arrive, but I seldom have time to do any knitting!

Tomorrow the storms are supposed to be north and east of us with sunny skies the order of the day. Every time I look out a window at the yard or go outside for something it seems the grass has grown another inch or two. It’s still too damp for mowing though.

I’ve been using an online Divine Office app on my android phone for quite awhile and it’s convenient, but I’ve missed using my breviary so I got out the second volume of my four volume set, Lenten & Easter Season, and got my ribbon markers where they should be. The online app is still handy for keeping me on the right page if I forget where I should be and I can use it when I’m away from the house.

I’m better lately at praying my daily Rosary, Morning, Evening and Night Prayer as well as the St. Joseph Novena and daily Angelus prayers. I’ve got a prayer intention list on my laptop for online and family prayer intentions. Lots of folks are in need of prayer and I just keep adding more to my list.

I’ve also started praying my Rosary and traditional daily prayers in Latin. I haven’t forgotten them: Glória Patri, Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Angele Dei, Symbolum Apostolorm, Oratio Pro Pontifice, Memorare, Salve Regina and more.

It’s almost 2 pm and I’ve neglected my knitting so I’d best get to it. I’d like to start the next color of yarn in the cowl and make some progress with that while I watch Midsomer Murders. Hope your day is as blessed as ours.

Thursday: The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

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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