A Day to Relax….

I was just thinking, who else is crochet by the light from the TV? I didn’t want to watch anything, but it’s way too quiet to go back to sleep.

I haven’t lived in New York City in a long time, and didn’t realize the sound of a city that truly never slept, kept me sleeping through the whole night. The sound of the train, a truck passing by, even a car horn every now and then was hardly noticed as I slept.

Living in NC is so quiet at night, I am grateful I am able to have some sound from my TV. I just have to turn it to a channel that I don’t care to watch, because then that will defeat the purpose of having it on so I can go to sleep.

I surprised myself this morning by having two cups of 20 ounces of water before I went for a walk.  A lyft driver had told me how he lost weight by giving up sugar (and I have cut back a lot, but Not giving it up totally) and drinking lime water. I didn’t think I was going to like it, but I do.

https://cdn-prod.medicalnewstoday.com/content/images/articles/322/322556/lime-water.jpg

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322556#12-benefits-of-lime-water

What are the benefits of drinking lime water?  

Flavoring water with citrus fruit, such as lime, can liven up a glass of water, encouraging reluctant water-drinkers to consume more. 

Lime water is easy to make:

  • Wash a fresh lime before cutting it.
  • Fill a glass with water and squeeze the juice from a piece of the lime into the water.
  • To make lime water ahead of time, fill a pitcher with water and squeeze in the juice of a whole lime.
  • Add lime slices to the pitcher for added flavor.
  • Drink the water within 1 day for best flavor.

I didn’t just take the drivers word, but got online and started doing my own research on it. I admit it took maybe three cups of it before I could really start liking it.

Although, I do not do it like the above directions. I cut half of a lime and squeeze it in my 20 ounce cup of room temperature filter water and enjoy. I drink regular water for the rest of the day.

 I don’t like cold water (unless I am crazy hot) and I know with the lime in it, it can’t stay out of the refrigerator for long.  I say drink it however you like and enjoy the benefits of this fruity water.

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Mix Up Thought….

I was just thinking, who else is crochet by the light from the TV? I didn’t want to watch anything, but it’s way too quiet to go back to sleep.

I haven’t lived in New York City in a long time, and didn’t realize the sound of a city that truly never slept, kept me sleeping through the whole night. The sound of the train, a truck passing by, even a car horn every now and then was hardly noticed as I slept.

Living in NC is so quiet at night, I am grateful I am able to have some sound from my TV. I just have to turn it to a channel that I don’t care to watch, because then that will defeat the purpose of having it on so I can go to sleep.

I surprised myself this morning by having two cups of 20 ounces of water before I went for a walk.  A Lyft driver had told me how he lost weight by giving up sugar (and I have cut back a lot, but Not giving it up totally) and drinking lime water. I didn’t think I was going to like it, but I do.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322556#12-benefits-of-lime-water

What are the benefits of drinking lime water?  

Flavoring water with citrus fruit, such as lime, can liven up a glass of water, encouraging reluctant water-drinkers to consume more. 

Lime water is easy to make:

  • Wash a fresh lime before cutting it.
  • Fill a glass with water and squeeze the juice from a piece of the lime into the water.
  • To make lime water ahead of time, fill a pitcher with water and squeeze in the juice of a whole lime.
  • Add lime slices to the pitcher for added flavor.
  • Drink the water within 1 day for best flavor.

I didn’t just take the drivers word, but got online and started doing my own research on it. I admit it took maybe three cups of it before I could really start liking it.

Although, I do not do it like the above directions. I cut half of a lime and squeeze it in my 20 ounce cup of room temperature filter water and enjoy. I drink regular water for the rest of the day.

 I don’t like cold water (unless I am crazy hot) and I know with the lime in it, it can’t stay out of the refrigerator for long.  I say drink it however you like and enjoy the benefits of this fruity water.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Crochet & One Piece..

I saw this yarn and thought how pretty these colors are, but I had no idea on what I was going to make with it. Then the next question I was asking myself, was how come I only got one? 

I am still shaking my head at that one. I can not count the amount of times where I would buy an extra skein of yarn just to make sure I didn’t run out of yarn.

I end up with a lot of unused yarn. A challenge to make something out of each color and type of yarn I hadn’t used for a finish project.

I put aside the colorful yarn and started thinking about another multi color skein of yarn I had bought, because I liked the colors.

A few weeks ago I walked out my front door to some really cold air and thought I am going to need a scarf soon and when I got back home from work. I looked at a few videos before I found this one. 

https://youtu.be/PQvpPruvmck  WAVE AFTER WAVE POCKET SHAWL 

Learn how to make this crochet pocket shawl using a beautiful ‘shell stitch’. You can find the written pattern on my website: https://www.crochething.com/wave-afte…

I am not sure why I changed my mind, especially since I really didn’t want to undo my work, but I did. It was easy and – I just realized why I changed my mind. I kept on losing count and since I was making this for myself. I said, “oh well,” and –

I am actually glad I did this, because I have been wanting to make a square blanket, but didn’t want to do another granny square blanket. I came across a new look to a granny square and I am having so much fun….

https://youtu.be/c3MIn-ALLTM

**This absolutely beautiful and delicate baby blanket is just dreamy! It’s very simple once you get started and I hope you enjoy the tutorial! **

I am about to get back to watching “One Piece” as I continue to work on my blanket. Luffy is with Hancock and he is about to find out about his brother.

Boa Hancock is known as the “Snack Princes” of Amazon Lily  and head of the Kuja Pirates with her two sisters. They come from a land where there are no men.  

When Luffy arrives at the island it wasn’t by his choice and once they stopped trying to kill him. Hancock saw him in a new light.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/cd/f4/39/cdf4393000833a8a02cfda4436dc9c0f.jpg

She is as strong as she is beautiful (as she says along with everyone else). Oh well, it is time I get back to my project. I am having so much fun….

Bye IV Now, LD*

I Care….

I surprised myself by adding some color to my eyes, but 30 minutes after I clocked in I can’t tell. Oh well I added it for myself and not to express anyone. 

I was so happy when I saw a lady and her grandson both wearing masks.  Kids breathe in the same air as we do. If an adult and teenagers have to wear a mask so they won’t get sick, so should a child. 

It is unreal the amount of people who don’t wear them in public? They don’t believe they will get it or they just don’t care? Then it’s the ones who wear it under their noise and that’s not right. 

I wear a mask to protect myself, my family, friends, and anyone around me. Wearing a mask shows I care. I wish others would feel the same…

An Extra Thought:  I was going to close yesterday morning, but I couldn’t shake the extra words that were forming in my head.  I wanted to add more info to my “Thinking Out Loud,” and my phone wasn’t letting me do that. I put it aside and waited until I could set my thoughts free. I decided to go to another step with the help of Google. 

  1. In words: 

COVID-19 alert

Common question

How to wear a mask correctly?

• Wash your hands before putting on your mask

• Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin

• Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face

• Make sure you can breathe easily

• CDC does not recommend use of masks or cloth masks for source control if they have an exhalation valve or vent

Aug 7, 2020                                                                                                                                                                

  1. In pictures:

https://www.who.int/images/default-source/health-topics/coronavirus/masks-infographic—final-(web—rgb).png?sfvrsn=c67232f0_17

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/journalinquirer.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/4d/a4df6a62-80ba-11ea-a6b9-c7c2ce178309/5e99c25680766.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C527



https://paautism.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mask14.png

https://www.unitypoint.org

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I could go on, (because there are countless more info on this subject) but I am going to stop here. It is now a little after 7:30am, and I am going out for a walk before it starts raining. I also like to eat, so I will be walking close to my home, and not too far out.

I am surprising myself once again, because there was a time when I would either wait until the sky lightens up more and a little warmer. I do have a jacket, and I am not going to be walking out of my area. I am Not going out in fear, but out to be a better me…

Bye IV Now, LD*

A New Stitch…

Ever have one of those days when you just don’t want to go to work? The cool air outside is perfect for reading, a nice walk, or crocheting. Who would want to go and stand in a hot building for almost four hours?

Another question, but this one I have an answer. We all do what we must do to take care of the ones who we love.

I saw this multi color yarn and had no idea what I was going to do with it, I just learned this new stitch, and I can’t wait to see how this project turns out.

https://youtu.be/Xrf8OFTgE4U   HOW TO CROCHET SHAWL / HOODED SCARF WITH POCKETS /CROCHET WRAP #Howtocrochetshawl
Unique stitch designs

I am going to continue to work on my new project before I have to clock in and start working for the day. It’s cool to take some time to enjoy yourself as much as you can. Life is too short not to Smile once in a while….

Bye IV Now, LD*