Copy & Paste

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~ Once again I got to asking google questions. I was trying to remember why I got to clicking, but an answer isn’t coming to me. Then I was thinking about trying to recreate a story line to what I had started and I am no way feeling that thought.

~ My next thought was to just copy and paste, so that’s what I am going to do. This may or may not be an interesting storyline, because my mind is so full of other things. 

** Side Note: I am VERY Happy to say, “I am actually working on my book again and have just under 20,000 words to cut and I am NOT going to stop until it’s done.

 The main reason why I am Not focusing on any new storylines. I do have a few others I have started working on and will post when they are ready.  As for now it’s copy & paste time………………. 

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I hope this wasn’t too boring. On a lighter thought. I have been drinking more water, because of a little cinnamon stick. The sun is finally up and I am going to go for a walk before I get to cutting my words…


Short & Sweet

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Being Grateful for What You Have,  

Be Thankful for whatever that

Wasn’t meant for you,

Pray for Strength until you

Are Able to Set Your Dreams Free,

and Remember to Say,

“Thank You” for EVERYTHING…..

Bye IV Now, LD

Still Being Creative….

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I once said, “Every stitch counts,” and now I am going to reuse my own words. I enjoy crocheting and reading. I usually have one or both items in my bag. On a short trip, one stitch is better than no stitch at all or reading the start of a good story makes one look forward to fully reading the book. 

It took me a moment, but I finally finished that king size blanket. I meant to take a picture, but was so happy I was done. I just wanted to give it to its owner and out of my sight. I do have a picture of it as I worked on it.

I will get back to writing and creating. I was editing my book, because I thought I was ready to set it free. I want a more positive outlook and I am having second thoughts on my book. The real problem is, I have a second book I have been going over and over in my mind, and I just stopped writing altogether. 

I will continue to edit my first book, and stay creative. It’s 6am here and it’s time to actually start my day and have a cup of coffee…..

Bye IV Now, LD*

More Protein

Today was the first time in two months I was able to go outside for a walk. I  would have been out longer, but there were so many dogs out.  I didn’t mind the ones on a leash, but the ones that weren’t. I am going back to what was said years ago, “ if you don’t have anything nice to say – don’t say anything at all”. I may have walked longer. Well, I am glad I got in an hour.  

I got to thinking about what my doctor had said about me eating more protein and I’m like “I eat two eggs every morning and at least one dish with chicken in it once a week”. I thought that was enough, but I guess I was wrong.  

I like eating mostly veggies and fruit. The thought of eating more meat had me making faces. Then I found myself asking a question or two. Here are a few suggestions I got from Google:                                                                                  

  1. Hemp Seeds (2 Tbsp) Protein: 9 g  Calories: 164 calories = Raw foodie fan and superfood expert David Wolfe says hemp seeds are one of his favorite high-protein mix-ins—and for good reason. In addition to protein, they’re high in iron, magnesium, and omega-3s. Bonus: These mild, slightly nutty seeds pair well with just about everything.
  2. Tahini (2 Tbsp)Protein: 5.2 g Calories: 188 = While this paste of ground sesame seeds is normally an ingredient in hummus, it can add a wonderful creaminess and a dose of healthy fat and protein to smoothies, says Rania Batayneh, MPH, author of The One One One Diet (published by Rodale, which also publishes Prevention). “It’s also a great alternative if you can’t have nut butters.” One of Batayneh’s favorite combos: Tahini, milk, dates, and a mix of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  3. Chia Seeds (2 Tbsp) Protein: 4.7 g Calories: 138 = Like hemp, protein-rich chia seeds can be added to any flavor imaginable. “These are crazy good for you,” says Kumai. “Just 2 Tbsp provides you with 40% of your daily value of fiber and five times the omega-3s of a quarter cup of walnuts.” Since they develop a gelatinous texture when added to liquids, they’re also a great way to thicken up a smoothie. 
  4. Pumpkin Seeds (2 Tbsp)Protein: 5 g Calories: 126 = Protein-rich pumpkin seeds are a favorite mix-in of Jennifer McDaniel, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. They’re also loaded with magnesium, a key nutrient for strong bones and optimal muscle functioning. For a richer, nuttier flavor, try roasting them. They’re great blended with pumpkin puree, milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon—basically, fall in a cup!
  5. Avocado (½ cup) Protein: 2.3 g Calories: 192 = Avocado’s combo of healthy fats and protein can keep you full for hours. People who included half an avocado in their lunch had a 40% decreased desire to eat over a three-hour period compared to their desire after a standard avocado-less lunch, according to a 2014 Nutrition Journal study. Masters recommends pairing it with unsweetened cocoa powder, milk, dates, and spinach for a healthier take on the chocolate shake.

I only like two out of five items on this short list. Well, who doesn’t like avocados and pumpkin seeds? I will have to go try adding a few of the other items into my diet. I went and bought a mixer, so I can make smoothies, and take more steps to becoming a better me…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Coffee Comes First…

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I was about to start a short story, then I remembered I didn’t have my coffee. The coffee pot let me know it was ready to be poured. I thought I had turned the computer on to find something to watch, my fingers clicked onto my site, and who could pass up what they have already written? Then as I was scrolling down, a new idea popped into my head, and as I took in a deep breath. I realized I had better get my coffee while it’s still fresh and come back to my story. Hopefully it will come back to me. One cannot let a good pot of coffee go to waste.

Bye IV Now, LD*