Daily Spinning

I hadn’t planned to do any spinning today but I’ve been feeling great, no muscle problems to speak of, so I got in another hour of plying today in a couple of thirty minute sessions, and I am well satisfied with the result.

I’m almost an inch into the kettle dyed yarn on the cowl after finishing the purple yarn…was going to snap a photo of it for this post but realized that my phone is on the charger and I don’t want to go looking for my digital camera. I’ll post a photo next time. There are two more semi-solids, both gray yarns, and I’ll be ready to graft the openings closed and finish the cowl.

We managed to get up at a reasonable hour, 7 am, this morning and have breakfast by 7:30. We got stuff done around the house and had salad for lunch at 1 pm, and fruit for a snack around 4pm, then dinner at 6:30. We’ve lain in bed too late for too many mornings and our mealtimes have been messed up. It’s good to plan ahead and get moving earlier in the morning.

Brad made it over to the range for a bit today while I worked on my spinning and puttered around the house. I’ve got a load of laundry in the washer on rinse cycle that will go thru the dryer in plenty of time for use to get to bed at 10 pm for a change. I need to finish loading the dishwasher and get it set to run when we are ready for bed. Somewhere in there I’ll get my shower and wind down for the night.

It’s been a great day with a lot accomplished both indoors and outside. We need to run errands tomorrow and it’s time for me to take a couple of things out of the freezer to thaw, ground beef and chicken breasts. I’m in the mood for another crock pot meal with the chicken and probably a meatloaf with the ground beef. Come to think of it…I could make meatloaf in the crock pot as well.

Another thing we like is chopped steak with veggies and I want to cook up a couple of pounds of chopped steak patties and prepare the veggies to go with the meat for ready to heat meals to go in the freezer. I’ve started saving the plastic containers from Marie Callenders frozen dinners to use for my freeze ahead meals. I’ll freeze everything first, then put the dinners together in the plastic containers and pop them in the vacuum sealer and back into the freezer. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I’ll see how it goes but I don’t foresee any problems.

We’ve bought a medium pizza from Pizza Hut a couple of times and frozen half of it for later and that worked well. We just separate the four slices of pizza, leave them in the pizza box and stick it in the big freezer. When the slices are frozen I seal them in a vacuum bag and back to the freezer they go.

The washer just stopped and it’s time to put that load in the dryer while I enjoy a hot shower. Hope your Wednesday was blessed, 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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