It’s Spring In Texas

It’s 65°, cloudy, humid with a light breeze. The grass is getting taller by the day, all of the trees are budding out, even the Ash trees and the pollen is everywhere. We are both battling sinus/allergy crud. I just made a trip to the pharmacy to pick up something for Brad so he doesn’t end up in the hospital. His congestion is much worse than mine, bless his heart. He’s tucked up in bed as comfortable as he can be at the moment and I’ve got chicken noodle soup heating when we are ready for something to eat. When I don’t feel well I like to keep hot chicken soup or broth ready on the stove. Sometimes I’d rather have that than a cup of hot tea.

I’m working on both knitting projects today and it’s time to make more progress on the shawl. I had an appointment with the dermatologist this morning but when we both woke up congested and coughing I called and explained that they probably didn’t want me in the office until I’m over this stuff. They were appreciative.

When Brad called our family doctor’s office he was told they weren’t doing in patient visits this week but he was able to have a phone conference with her a little while later and she called in the prescription for him. Sounds like it’s a good idea to stay at home for awhile. I had planned on a trip to town to buy what we need to stock the freezer but that’s going to have to wait. We have everything we need for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday when we stopped at the farm to drop some things off for the grandkids I opened the front passenger door to the SUV to pet the dogs and one of the pups…yeah, they’re a year old but still pups to me…jumped up to give me a hug and now I have an owie on my right forearm. It doesn’t hurt but it’s starting to itch a little. I forget how easily I bruise sometimes. You can see by the bruising the claw marks from Hava’s left front paw. All she did was plop her paw on me and there is only one small spot where she broke the skin. Getting old isn’t for sissies. Fortunately I heal pretty quickly. I’ve got arnica gel that works very well for healing bruises.

There is nothing in the news that I want to see or read or hear about today. I’m a bit tired of all the doom, gloom and despair so I’ll spend my time watching streaming video or reading and working on my knitting. It’s been a little crazy on Twitter the past couple of days with several big names getting suspended just for retweeting something to try to get the attention of the powers-that-be to pay attention. The original post didn’t get flagged but the people sharing it all got suspended for ‘instigating violence’. That’s nuts. I checked in this morning briefly for prayer concerns and I’ll do the same thing this evening. If I want to spend time on the laptop I’ll play solitaire or gin on Pogo.

Time to get back to my knitting and look for something on streaming video. I’m in the mood for a little Hercule Poirot so I’ll decide which episode I want to watch and enjoy being snug at home, taking care of my Sweet Babboo. Have a blessed Thursday, 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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