I am singing along with Mrs. Tamela Mann, “Take Me to the King,” it may take me a moment to get my words together. Praising and enjoying every moment I remind myself “I am LOVED.”
I got up this morning feeling a little down, but didn’t put too much time into those thoughts.
I finally finished my rainbow project and couldn’t wait to start something new. I read so much about this new yarn and I finally broke down and got it. I couldn’t wait to start on a new project.
I had bought a new yarn (well new to me, because this yarn has been out for awhile) by Yarnspirations – Caron ‘chunky cakes’ yarn, and I had an idea of what I wanted to make with it.
I had made a star blanket before using a different yarn (too bad the pictures are in my old phone and half my pictures didn’t transfer to this new phone).
It took me two days to follow the directions on getting it started. I do not like “the magic ring” . It’s a way to start a blanket by using a loose circle. I hate (let me create myself and take out that word ‘hate,’ because I have always told my son it’s not a nice word), so I REALLY do not like to stop thinking how I normally start a crochet project and really focus on what I was being taught.
** a side note…. Once again I went back to one of my favorite crafter Jada Stitches on youtube or https://jaydainstitches.com/ .
It didn’t take long to pick it up and by the time I got home (had to ride two buses) I was more than halfway done with one ball of yarn. I worked on it here and there throughout the night, but when I got up I realized something wasn’t right.
I didn’t finish the tutorial and okay I had done it right, but I wasn’t going to do that extra step to get my project straight. I realized two things that I did on my first blanket and why it didn’t turn out like this one.
One I used a thicker yarn and two I overlooked a step. Shaking my head as I took out my work. I was thinking about doing this same project, but only how I did it before?
Nope that wasn’t going to work, because I kept on seeing what I had taken out. I needed a new look. It took a minute to find one (a project) I like and was all smiles until I realized I couldn’t follow her.
No problem if I found one person I knew I would find another, and I did. Crochet Caron big cakes blanket (easy one row repeat) by Hooked by Robin
Okay, my morning was being productive and enjoying my free time. I stopped thinking about things that I needed and wanted to do. I took the trash out and tht short walk made me start thinking again. I should have gone for a walk this morning. It shouldn’t have mattered that I was in pain, because I have been standing on my feet for the past three days (one has to go to work to pay the bills). I know I cannot be better than me if I don’t work on being a better me.
As I walked through my apartment going towards my bathroom to wash my hands I couldn’t help, but notice the sun coming from the patio doors. I then realized it had been a minute since I had a cup of coffee or even been out on the patio to enjoy my little outside space.
Okay, prepare my bag with my yarn, computer, and phone. I had to make a side step and clean my kitchen before I could fix lunch and enjoy my outdoor time, but once that was one. I happily did what I set out to do.
Only to run back inside. I knew my dressing was good, but I didn’t realize it was going to attract big black bumble bees towards me. No it was honest. I guess they build another nest somewhere again. I am going to have my son (he is over twenty years old) go out there and look for it and get rid of it.
In a way the flying bugs actually did me a favor, because I was able to eat as I gathered my thoughts for writing. I just remembered I came up with another story (pieces of it anyway) as I was at work. I thought if I had one of those wireless headphones I could talk it out as I stand counting at the front door of my job.
I bought one, it didn’t work with my old phone, and now that I want to try it with the new phone. I have no idea where it is. It will show up when I stop looking for it.
Then again I don’t know if I would be able to talk out my story, but one never knows until one tries. I actually got two stories and I am surprised that neither one were about the next series of books I want to get started on.
I can also add I have been drinking more water today. My goal is to get at least a half a gallon of water or a little over today. That would be 8 cups 16 ounces and I am on my fourth cup. I have three hours to get in four more cups.
Only time will tell about that, but I am doing way better than before.
I meant to have a cup of hot water this morning before breakfast, but I didn’t remember until after I started eating. It’s okay, I will do it tomorrow. I couldn’t believe all the good things that would come from drinking hot water. Not too hot, I nook mine for 30 seconds, and call that good.
I was going to write down where I read about drinking hot water, good and bad, but my crochet project is calling me. My son is coming over with dinner and a movie. Family Time is My FAVORITE TIME….
Bye IV Now, LD*
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