Happy Roc Day!

Today is Roc Day, or St. Distaff’s Day. Time to get back to work after the Christmas holiday. I still have an ounce to spin to finish the first bobbin of BFL/Tussah Silk I’ve been working on. I’ll stick to that for the time being instead of ‘sampling’ a different fiber for the fun ofContinue reading “Happy Roc Day!”

Smart Phones and Old Friends

I haven’t had a call on my cell phone in weeks then out of the blue it rang while I was sorting laundry. I didn’t recognize the number but it was a knitting buddy I haven’t talked to in ages. She also has a new ‘smart’ phone and a new number. We used to meetContinue reading “Smart Phones and Old Friends”

A/C in March, Welcome to Texas

The weather warmed up rapidly today and we ended up turning the heat off and the A/C on this morning. It’s in the low 80’s and a bit too warm to have the house open at the moment. It’s not particularly humid and there is a bit of a breeze, but we both like aContinue reading “A/C in March, Welcome to Texas”

Coping With Stress

Brad and I have a good life together with nowhere near the levels of stress we’ve had in the past with his job and our individual health and family crises. Part of me is still in the ‘what’s next’ mindset because our lives are so good right now it’s like I’m waiting for something toContinue reading “Coping With Stress”

Business As Usual

It’s been a windy day, high in the lower 60’s, with partly cloudy skies. All the cleaning has caught up to me and I’ve been goofing off all day, not having slept well last night. No big deal. I’ll sleep fine tonight. It used to bug me when I had a sleepless night, then IContinue reading “Business As Usual”

Peaceful Day at Home

I spent some time this afternoon and tidied my workroom, put away the clutter, and made more room for my table and the recliner. Now I can get out of the living room occasionally and work on my knitting in here. And I can pull the floor inkle loom up to the straight-back chair andContinue reading “Peaceful Day at Home”

Winter Storm Coming

It’s getting cold. The wind has picked up, the sun has set and it was looking like winter out there the last time I looked. It drizzled on us a bit when we were in town earlier for appointments and errands but the temps stayed above freezing while we got things done, fortunately. We madeContinue reading “Winter Storm Coming”

Just When We Thought The Problem Was Fixed…

So. New battery in the F-150 and all is well. Except, it’s not. I go out to the garage last night to get something out of my SUV and notice that the dash lights on the pickup are on. Hmmm. It started right up this morning and Brad took it back in to the garage.Continue reading “Just When We Thought The Problem Was Fixed…”

Another Day in Paradise

I was sitting here with my knitting, house open, listening to Brad and his friend James down on the gun range shooting at metal targets late this afternoon when it dawned on me…this really is paradise. Our little corner of Texas, all 85 acres of it, where we can wander where we want on ourContinue reading “Another Day in Paradise”