Weaving Away

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 092021

Now that Terry has finally gotten her Glimakra loom set up, she is weaving away on her latest project, a blanket for our son-in-law Kenny. Kenny is a big guy. I don’t know exactly how tall he is, but he has to duck his head when there’s a full moon outside. Terry said the finished blanket will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 feet x 8 feet, and I know he’s going to appreciate snuggling up under it on the couch when he is watching television on those cold winter evenings coming to their home in Show Low, Arizona within just a few months.

Terry is a self-taught artist, and she always amazes me with how she can figure out something like this through trial and error, sometimes referring to online resources until she gets it right. And as frustrating as it can be setting in a big project like this one has been for her, I also know how rewarding it is once it’s ready to go and the shuttle starts flying, bringing it all together.

Besides that, she also made an amazing dinner of pork tenderloin with wild rice for me, and a sweet potato for her. Absolutely delicious.

As for me, I spent all of yesterday reading through the last six or seven chapters that I narrated of my new John Lee Quarrels book and making changes to them. After dinner, while Terry was doing the dishes (I always offer to help and she always tells me no and shoos me out of the kitchen), I printed all of those chapters out so Terry can start the editing and proofing process on them. I think I probably have two or three more chapters to go before I wrap this one up.

I don’t know if I’ll get any writing done today because I have an appointment at the doctors to go over the CT scans of my facial bones and brain that were done last week, trying to find the reason for the severe head pain I’ve had occasionally for years, but recently have become more frequent and last longer. Wish me luck on that, because so far nobody has come up with anything.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of my book Overlooked Florida, featuring more than 30 interesting places in the Sunshine State that most tourists miss. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

Thought For The Day – Don’t you hate it when you clean out your freezer and find people you don’t even recognize?

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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