Simplifying Life

Here I am on Monday evening sitting down to write a blog post. I deliberately didn’t post on Sunday and may only post Monday thru Saturday for the foreseeable future. For now it seems a good thing to do for Lent. I’ve been spending too much time online lately and waaaay too much time on Twitter. I’m not getting much knitting done and I’m too distracted with things that are going on in the world and our country in particular that I have no influence or control over. It’s easy to become frustrated and ticked off. All you have to do is turn on the news or get on social media.

I started out so well only going online to check on anyone who needed to be added to my prayer intentions and now I find myself spending hours at a time scrolling past one frustrating, nonsense tweet after another. And it’s nothing to do with me at all! There are some awesome folks who have great things to say and I’m grateful for the chance to read what they post. But enough is enough. A phrase just jumped to mind a little while ago as Demolition Man was airing on television: Enhance your calm. Yup. I can do that! Great movie, by the way. Has a lot in common with our society today and what the left-wing-loons want our society to become.

So. Happy St. Joseph’s Feast Day to everyone. It was transferred to today since the 19th was a Sunday this year. I’ve enjoyed the Novena prayers a great deal and benefited from the time I’ve spent in prayer asking St. Joseph to pray for my intentions and those of the folks who have asked for prayers on their behalf. He’s a good Saint to have on your side!

I’ve also decided to start calling an end to my day by 9 pm, hence the image at the top of the page. I’ve developed a bad habit of waiting too late to get ready for bed and being too tired to pray and meditate before bedtime like I should. I have all the time in the world to do what needs to be done but I need to do a better job of regulating my time, especially in the evenings.

It’s almost 8 pm and the kitchen is in order. Brad should be headed home soon from a meeting at church and we’ll wind down and count our many blessings this day. We enjoy one another’s company a great deal and are so blessed to be together after all these years. We’ve grown up a lot since this photo was taken. We were such kids! Older but wiser, we continue on side by side. God bless and have a wonderful week, 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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