St. Patrick’s Day

It’s after 12 pm now and I picked up our grocery order after we had breakfast. Brad brought us breakfast croissants from the coffee shop and we enjoyed a pot of coffee. It was 35° when we got up this morning and it’s up to 45° now, sunny and breezy, too cool to be working outdoors for now.

I stocked the freezer with Marie Callender’s frozen dinners and took my frozen chicken broth out to the big freezer to give us more space in the smaller freezer compartment. I’ll be watching for good buys on chicken and beef to begin putting stuff back to use throughout the year.

While we were enjoying our coffee we had a couple of deer grazing in the yard near the creek. I managed to get a quick shot of one of them. She’s in the lower right of the photo. We don’t see deer as often as we once did which probably means the big cat is back in our area.

As soon as it’s dry enough to mow we need to have Juan’s guys out to get the grass cut. It’s taller than I thought and the deer are knee deep in grass in places. We also need to have the gutters cleaned out. We didn’t get much rain with the storms that rolled through here last night but we did have a good bit of wind. No damage, thank goodness.

I didn’t make much progress with my knitting yesterday evening because I dozed off in my recliner, gave up and went to bed. I’ve got a little housework to do, the beds are made but I need to do a load of laundry and I can work on my knitting while the washer and dryer are running.

The maple butcher block looks a lot better now that it’s been oiled. I need to do a better job of keeping up with that. We use it every day and it’s like extra counter space when I’m working in the kitchen. I cut up meat and veggies on it and sanitize it afterwards. I won’t cut up chicken on it. I have a plastic cutting board that I put down on top of it and then stick it in the dishwasher when I’m finished to make sure it’s sanitized well.

I’ve got my Green Clover-leaf Lace Socks on today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, as well as a green tee shirt. The Bishop has given us a dispensation from abstaining from eating meat today since it’s a celebration day for one of the Church’s greatest saints. We are encouraged to replace abstinence from meat with another penitential act today and mine will be to limit time on the laptop to checking on prayer requests on Twitter morning and evening, checking my email twice today as well and making my daily blog post. I did the daily crossword on Pogo after Morning Prayer and I’ll stay off Pogo the rest of the day. I’ll also pray an extra rosary today with my favorite St. Patrick rosary that I made a few years ago.

It’s also RED Friday so although I’m not wearing red I’ll be sure to pray for our deployed military members. My prayer intention list is growing daily.

Hope your day is 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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