Back to the Square

I knew I wanted to make a boy’s blanket and I wanted to do another new pattern. I can’t believe I actually went through five different patterns before I settled on the Granny Square Stitch. Although I have done this pattern countless times. I know there are countless ways of doing the same stitch and if it was a chance to learn something new? 

I crochet and I am opened to learning different ways, because there is “No one way” to actually do a crochet stitch. I enjoy learning something new (#5 – I believe it’s called a standing stitch).

#1: Waffle Stitch

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Lamplight Crochet Tutorial #27 Waffle Stitch Baby Blanket

#2: CATHERINE’S WHEEL

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HOW to CROCHET CATHERINE’S WHEEL – Crochet Stitch Pattern by Naztazia

You can learn how to Crochet the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch pattern in this DIY video tutorial. Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from Naztazia. This is a nice crochet stitch for beginner to advanced crocheters. The stitches are composed of two opposite shell clusters that form a circle, wheel, or round object. This stitch pattern works great in a blanket, a scarf, or a shawl. It would also look nice in a sweater or other fashion accessories.

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#3: Easy Breezy Mile A Minute Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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Easy Breezy Mile A Minute Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern | The Secret Yarnery

Do you love crochet, crochet tutorials, easy crochet patterns, and the occasional crochet along?  Whether you want to learn to crochet, looking for new crochet designs, crochet stitches, crochet ideas,  yarn & yarnspirations, or a step by step crochet tutorial, you have found the right place!  The Secret Yarnery is here to help you bring your creative aspirations into reality with motivation, inspiration, and easy diy tutorials.  Join us!  https://bit.ly/2opYkWB 

#4:  V Stitch Square

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Super easy crochet: V Stitch Square

Blossom Crochet   Super easy V Stitch square – can be used for small individual squares or one large continuous square of any size! Find me on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/blossom_cro…

#5: The Super Stash Busting Granny Square Blanket!

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Blossom Crochet

Blossom Crochet: The Super Stash Busting Granny Square Blanket!

Granny Squares are a great stash busting project. – whether you choose to make lots of small ones or a huge one, this crochet tutorial will help you do it!

Time to get back to crocheting..

Bye IV Now, LD*

Stay or Run?

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Ever decide to do something without thinking about the outcome or deciding to do something when you are upset or scared? When you are having mix feeling one should think about deciding a big change. I got scared at work and went out for another, only the other maybe even a bigger mistake.

I am grateful for the job, but if you are not safe at where you are working. Why should you stay there? Then you go back to where you were at before, knowing it wasn’t all that good, but you know you need a job.

Is it better to stay or go? Your mind is overflowing with so many thoughts, so many feeling, and a lot more questions then you have answers for. Its time to close ones eyes to what they are watching and thinking about what you want to see and how you want to feel.

I want to have an enjoyable work space, I enjoy talking and helping others. I also like to be creative as I keep things in order. That all changes when there is a rude person trying to harm ones personal space. Is it worth to stay and fight or go somewhere safe?

There is a saying, “Run away and be safe, so you can fight another day,” or something like that. There are times when you have to fight, but there is also a time to be safe. Then again who says its right to stay where you are if you aren’t happy.

I rather be happy and not be looking left and right all of the time. Sometimes the water is calm and you know its going to be a good peaceful day. Then there are times when you have to be on guard and make sure you are safe.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Q & A about Spices…..

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I know ginger is good for your tummy and turmeric is good for you as well. I was told a few times how black pepper works great with the turmeric, because it absorbs better.

There were also a few videos on facebook showing a mixture of honey, turmeric, and ginger. The problem I had with that was knowing a tiny jar will get lost and forgotten in my fridge, so I did this my way.

My way (now) is: A teaspoon of honey  topped with powdered turmeric, ginger, and black pepper. 

I  also add these spices to some hot lemon water, but it is way too hot for that. I am sure there are more ways for these species. Had to ask another question –

First Answer: {} What are the benefits of taking turmeric ginger and black pepper? Having a mixture of turmeric, black pepper and ginger in warm water early in the morning gives a nice boost to metabolism. This is possible because curcumin interacts with the body’s pancreatic, fat, liver and immune system cells. It also takes care of activities such as immune resistance and inflammation.Mar 14, 2018

https://doctor.ndtv.com/living-healthy/5-proven-health-benefits-of-having-turmeric-and-black-pepper-together-1823170

5 Proven Health Benefits Of Having Turmeric And Black Pepper Together: Piperine in black pepper improves bioactivity of turmeric’s curcumin. That’s why turmeric and black pepper together make for an amazing combination By: DoctorNDTV Updated: Mar 14, 2018 07:00 IST {}

Second Answer:                                                                                  {} https://greenkitchenstories.com/ginger-turmeric-honey-bomb

Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb – Green Kitchen Stories : It has antibiotic effects and can help digestion, detoxification, infections, inflammation, joint pain, circulation, nausea (also pregnancy nausea) and motion sickness. It tastes great in juices and smoothies and adds a hot and fresh flavor.

Ginger is a marvelous root that you can purchase in almost every supermarket in every country. It has antibiotic effects and can help digestion, detoxification, infections, inflammation, joint pain, circulation, nausea (also pregnancy nausea) and motion sickness. It tastes great in juices and smoothies and adds a hot and fresh flavor. It goes very well in curries, fruit compotes and desserts and is one of my absolute favorite herbs.

Turmeric is a very strong antioxidant and has been used as traditional Ayurvedic medicine throughout history. It is considered a herb that cleanses the whole body, especially the liver. It is used to support digestion, treat fever, infections and inflammations. The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin and has been proved to have similar effects as anti-inflammatory medicine. Turmeric and black pepper is a great pair to match. The black pepper helps to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin by a thousand times. Turmeric has a slight bitter taste but blends very well with other flavors.  {} 

Third Answer: {} https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/turmeric-and-ginger#pain-and-sickness-relief  –    Is ginger and turmeric good for You?

  • Some studies suggest that ginger and turmeric could help decrease markers of inflammation, relieve chronic pain, reduce nausea, and improve immune function. When used in moderation, ginger and turmeric are both considered safe and healthy additions to a well-rounded diet. Still, some potential side effects need to be considered.

Can Ginger and Turmeric Help Fight Pain and Sickness?

Ginger and turmeric are two of the most extensively studied ingredients in herbal medicine.  Interestingly, both have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, ranging from migraines to chronic inflammation and fatigue. Both have also been used to help relieve pain, decrease nausea, and enhance immune function to help protect against illness and infection            (1 Trusted Source, 2 Trusted Source).  This article looks at the benefits and side effects of ginger and turmeric, and whether they can help fight pain and sickness. {}

Forth Answer: Fifth Answer  {} https://youtu.be/9HCAEzRXPPs

Anti-Inflammatory drink for weight loss | Turmeric Ginger tea for weight loss | Healthy tea recipes Jan 5, 2022 Jinoos Kitchen – Quick & Simple Recipes  turmeric ginger cinnamon black pepper tea benefits – Anti-Inflammatory drink for weight loss | Turmeric Ginger tea for weight loss | Healthy tea recipes –  {}

Video #1: I actually never thought this mixture was about weight loss. I like this extra news, because I am on the journey to be a better me. 

Fifth Answer:  {}https://youtu.be/3479CX3m1yM  TURMERIC WITH HONEY – THE STRONGEST NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC Apr 9, 2017

Superfoods You Need   : Turmeric Honey Mixture – The Strongest Natural Antibiotic {}

Video #2: I was about to turn this video off, because of the computer voice. I didn’t do that, because I agree with all of its benefits. I admit I couldn’t finish it, but I got the most out of it.

I am working on adding more healthy items into my diet, because I am going to be a Better Me…..

Bye IV, Now, LD*

Short Notes…

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I started writing short notes while I was at work. I have always thought words have a way of changing how I feel. My favorite line is, “write down how you are feeling, the good, and bad things.” It could help clear your mind.

Once you can see all sides in black and white, it will help you make a better decision. Then again notes can be a reminder of positive thoughts or a quick laugh…

BYE IV NOW, LD*

Celery Juice or Not?

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I had saw celery juice in the store, but walked passed it. I saw it a few time on facebook, but never gave it a second look. I made a sour face thinking why would I drink something green?

I started thinking about how I can add more healthy food items to my diet, so I can get back to a better me, and stop taking all of these meds. Once again someone was talking about celery juice.

Guess who bought a bag of celery and just cut up a few pieces before I actually knew what to do with it. I was just thinking about adding a little water and putting it into my mini NutriBullet.

Then I thought I should see how it is actually done, if I was wrong.

{}  https://youtu.be/wZNBIkYleyo  How To Make Anti-Inflammatory Celery Juice | Instagram Influencer Hannah Bronfman Sep 25, 2019

Rachael Ray Show

Hannah Bronfman — who has over 500k Instagram followers — calls celery juice her “healthy obsession.” Here’s how to make it. {}

** I love the Rachael Ray Show and I know she has some great ideas, so of course I clicked on this. I was all in until  Ms. Bronfman said this drink should be drunk in the morning on an empty tummy. She did say you can make it the day before, but it’s best the day you make it. This would be a no for me, because of my work schedule. I may try it on an off day.

I wasn’t ready to give up on it. One more video..

{} https://youtu.be/fI205s97GcY  Celery Juice | How To Make Celery Juice In A Blender   Mar 2, 2019

Joe Duff – The Diet Chef  Celery juice has become incredibly popular. Today, I’ll show you how to make celery juice in a blender, and without a juicer! WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS: https://www.thedietchefs.com/celery-j…   {}

This video said almost what I was thinking, but the extra work to get to the juice has me saying, “no” once again.  I still would like some more info. 

**side note: I thought I was going to be making some celery juice to take the place of one of the glasses of water I am making myself drink,  but that idea went up in flames.  

I asked google about celery juice and this caught my attention: https://www.eatingwell.com/article/291470/celery-juice-the-health-benefits-side-effects-and-science-behind-the-trend/ 

Yes, there was more, but I am done. When I got up for another cup of water I saw the celery I had already cut up. I knew I wasn’t going to just snack on them or throw them away. Since it was almost 1 o’clock in a salad it goes. 

I jazzed up a salad I made before (that didn’t have celery or tomatoes in it, but it was good.  I did add in a little ranch dressing in it as well. https://thestayathomechef.com/cucumber-salad/ 

I learned how to eat with chopsticks a few weeks ago and can’t stop eating with them, even when it’s not a California roll. After a light snack and another cup of water. I am going to start on my red project.

Bye IV NOw, LD*

Anime Watch List #6: The Hunt for a New Anime..

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On the hunt for a new anime:

{} https://www.cbr.com/best-light-novel-anime-ever-ranked/

Ranked: The 15 Best Light Novel Anime Ever 

By Sage Ashford updated Nov 10, 2021

In the same way that Hollywood pulls from comics and novels (and old films) for their films today, anime pulls from manga and light novels.{} 

{} 1. DRUGSTORE IN ANOTHER WORLD : Drugstore In Another World is another one-season anime adaptation of the light novel series of the same name, featuring the isekai protagonist Reiji running a pharmacy with Noela and Mina. Chaos ensued as the trio tended to their clients’ needs by making medicines and other helpful items. Together, they made beast repellent; tea that helped the consumer reduce anxiety and get better sleep; and energy potions. Many viewers enjoyed this series thanks to the slice-of-life aspect on top of the concept of there being a normal, non-overpowered pharmacist in an isekai setting rather than an active fighter or warrior.

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** This sounds like an anime I would watch. Now, I am going to see if I can watch it  – – sad, it’s not in English dub.. On to the next one..

{} 2. RESTAURANT TO ANOTHER WORLD: Restaurant To Another World is a slice-of-life anime that featured a restaurant serving guests from a fantasy world every Saturday. This led to all sorts of guests, ranging from literal dragons to elves checking out the restaurant whenever the door to said restaurant appeared weekly. Many doors appeared in all sorts of places in the fantasy world, giving access to a wide variety of new characters. Even as the cast increased with each new episode, so did the delicious dishes. Many fans enjoyed checking out this heartwarming series, and it got so popular that a second season is currently airing.

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** Now I have watched this anime twice and  I may watch it again. I cannot stress how much I enjoyed this anime. There is a helpful note in the background…….

{} 3. SWORD ART ONLINE: This series is almost a requirement to be on this list. It started by doing the unlikely and being one of the few light novel adaptations that aren’t immediately canceled after its first season. Instead, it’s been chugging along pretty steadily since it first aired in 2012.

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** I started watching this, but got sidetracked and didn’t finish it. This is 7th on CBR’s list of 15, and I am only listed what I know I like or what I think I would like.

{} 4. RE: ZERO – STARTING LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD :

Re: Zero is basically if Groundhog’s Day somehow became an anime. Its lead character Subaru is a guy from the real world who enters an alternate, fantasy-like universe with one unfortunate ability: he can come back to life after he’s killed. An ability dubbed Return from Death, Subaru gets to utilize this ability to help not only himself but those around him, as coming back to life reverses time, often going back to right before a situation goes for the worst. The series gained massive popularity for its gorgeous animation courtesy of White Fox, but also its likable cast and the unique way each new scenario unfolds. It was even popular enough to survive its first season, with the second coming in 2020.

** This was the first manga novel I ever read and watched. I remember as I watched the anime I was comparing it to what I read. It’s a cool story. I couldn’t watch it again, because it’s like reading a book twice? I may not remember word for word and I know the end before I get there and sometimes it’s just not worth rereading the same story.

{} 5. THAT TIME I WAS REINCARNATED AS A SLIME

Reincarnated as a Slime takes the isekai genre and has fun with some of its tropes. Its main character is Satoru Mikami, a salaryman who dies as a 37-year-old virgin and is reincarnated as an invincible slime known as Rimuru, capable of consuming anything.

In this new world, Rimuru works to carve out happiness for him and his newfound monster friends. In Reincarnated as a Slime, fights are just as likely to be resolved by cooler heads discussing diplomacy as they are battles to the death. Having one of the most genuinely affable leads in anime, it’s no surprise the series was renewed for a second season.  

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** This is another anime series I started, but didn’t finish.  I think I will start here as I work on another project.

Bye IV Now, LD*