Order Has Returned

The clutter is put away, I have room to work and the top of my desk is clean. I had been in the middle of inventorying my hand-spun yarn when we both started feeling ill and there were still half a dozen bags of yarn on the table I use as a winding station that hadn’t been photographed and added to my One Note pages. I’ve put all that back on the shelf on the wall for now and I’ll resume inventory at a later date. I need to finish plying the singles on the Lazy Kate before I do anything else.

It’s nice to have everything back where it belongs and room to work. I have some yarn that needs to be rewound so I’ve left the table with my yarn winder and swift turned where I can pull my office chair over and sit down to work on that chore. When I don’t need to use those particular tools I turn the table around with the swift and yarn winder up against the wire shelving so that I have easy access to the top of the table for other things like sorting yarn and doing inventory.

We were sitting in the living room watching TV yesterday evening and it sounded like there was someone in our driveway with a car motor idling. Then it got louder and I looked at Brad and told him it sounded like the mowers. I thought that was odd because I could have sworn they were here last week but I wasn’t sure. We have them come every two weeks during the month.

Brad checked his notes and, yes! They were here last Thursday! He’ll need to contact Juan and find out what’s up. Also, the guys forgot, for the second time in a row, to pick up the check for their work before they left. We might see about mailing Juan a single check for the entire monthly amount if he is agreeable. I know they are swamped this time of the year and they may have gotten this job mixed up with another one out in our area. No problem. We’ll get it sorted.

As I was going through the house closing the window blinds yesterday at dusk I noticed a doe by herself near the edge of the trees along the creek. She seemed kind of nervous and kept looking back over her shoulder toward the west. Then she bolted for the denser trees and it looked to me like she was very pregnant. We may see her again with a fawn or two in tow before long. We don’t see deer like we used to and I still think it’s because of the cougar that roams around out here. We also have several pairs of dogs roaming free and that must make the deer jittery as well.

I’m a bit tired of social media lately. Elon Musk says he’s bringing in a new CEO in a few weeks and it turns out she works for the WEF. Well, isn’t that just dandy? All the conservative folks I follow are in an uproar about it. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how things work out. I took the time to go through my ‘following’ and ‘followers’ lists and thinned them both out. I have been following a number of big name accounts that I don’t even see tweets from so I unfollowed them and the other accounts that haven’t followed me back and don’t have anything to say anyway. My news feed should be more balanced now and anytime I want I can click the ‘for you’ tab and see stuff from folks I don’t follow. Other accounts that I follow re-tweet things from folks I don’t follow anyway so I get a pretty good mixture of news, current events, politics and humor.

I’m a little sorry I decided to pay for a full year of Twitter Blue. I ‘unsubscribed’ so it won’t automatically renew next year. I had also subscribed to two accounts on Twitter, one being Elon, and I’ve stopped both of those. I’m not getting that much out of the subscriptions to tell you the truth, except for Twitter Blue. I like the extra features that come with that. I just need to limit the time I spend on Twitter to morning and evening when I log on the laptop to check my email. It doesn’t take that long to get up to speed with current events.

I don’t do much at all on Facebook, just keep in touch with local businesses and some neighbors in our area. I haven’t posted anything on Instagram in weeks and the last time I logged in there wasn’t anything that interested me. I’ve also been off of Gab and MeWe for quite some time but did check back in with the ladies in my MeWe group. I think I’m going to drop my Gab membership. I’m just not getting anything out of it.

I like MeWe for the knitting/spinning crowd in the groups I’ve joined and I get my news on Twitter these days since I don’t watch Fox News anymore. Seems like I just need to simplify my life a bit if I’m no longer interested in all of the online stuff like I was.

It’s time to get some work done on my knitting and I’ll see if there is anything on television to watch while I knit. Have a blessed Saturday afternoon and evening, 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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