My Oven Cakes….

I finally made something from Tia’s book, but mine turned out a little different. It was still good. I got tired after all the mixing and then I just remembered to add in the fruit, but I didn’t realize it went on top after the oven cakes were done.

I did learn a few things  when following directions:

  1. Don’t be in a rush, because a step may have been overlooked.
  2. Just like when you go to the grocery store, never cook when you are hungry, because you may do too much when it’s not needed.
  3. Read each step more than once and then read as you go.

All in all I can’t wait to try another recipe with a good cup of coffee…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Not Giving Up.

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I know I had planned to get up to clean, but instead I picked up my yarn. I will get to my house work in time, but right now I like to enjoy the sun. I did take time to ask for help and with any luck I will have a positive answer.

 I was afraid to ask the question, especially to a person who doesn’t know who I am, and may not want to help me. There are times when you have to step out of your comfort zone and ask that question and hope for the best. The answer is either yes or no, but you will never know unless you ask.

I made my first pocket crochet shawl. The button was added later…

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I got the idea to do the same “V” stitch and turn it into something different. I am thinking about making it an all around surf that can be turned into a hat. At least that is my idea only time will tell if this turns into what I am seeing in my head.

I also decided to give my book my full attention. I also decided I do not want to use my name and didn’t realize it was going to be so hard to find that new name.

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It doesn’t matter how long it takes to set your dreams free, it does matter if you give up, and I am NOT GIVING UP! 

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Relaxing Saturday…..

I decided on a lazy Saturday. I thought about going for a walk, but I was enjoying myself as I worked on my pastel blanket and watched an anime I had stopped watching for a short while.

I learned this pattern from Blossom Crochet……..

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Black Clover Manga series 

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I did go to Louisiana, but it’s not completed yet. The sun has been gone for a while. I am going to continue to watch this anime series until I can no longer keep my eyes open. 

I am smiling, because I really enjoyed myself today. Tomorrow I will look into finding an e-commerce site to add to my blog, because I need to start selling all crochet items……

Bye IV Now, LD*

Jumble Words….

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I got this morning not really feeling anything, but I did give my ‘thanks for waking up, in my right mind, and somewhat healthy.’ Once my eyes were fully open and I saw the sun lighting the sky, I reached for my phone. I can remember when I would have reached for the remote control or to remove my cat from my person. (I never understood why they had to sleep on me)

Anyway, I noticed someone had liked something I wrote on my blog. I may not follow everyone who is following me or read everyone’s post more than once. Sorry, but I am going to work on changing that ‘me’ point of view. Not to get side-tracking, because I really want to add on, but we all know there is a reality when one isn’t online.  It doesn’t matter how nice you are, one can’t live without paying a bill or two and I just did what I said I wasn’t going to do.

Anyway, I clicked on “Conversation on finding and loving who I am,” and the word “Grateful,” along with a picture of a pen on top of a book caught my attention. Those words got me moving as I got through my morning cleaning, gathering my Bible, study book, as well as a book I bought more than 8 years ago. Along with my phone and a cup of hot water as I read on the patio,

I am not making any sense, because I am typing as I sometimes talk, which is way too fast. I am going to just make a list and maybe that will help clear up my jumble words.

  1. I don’t just want to read the Bible and think about what I have read. I wanted to write down what I got for the Word and even write down questions. I have gone through the Bible to find an answer for whatever question I may have had. I also get online, ask my church family and friends. 
  2. I have a patio where I could enjoy fresh air, see the beauty that is here, and the comfort of being able to go inside when needed.
  3. I always like drinking something hot when it’s a little cold. (Today it’s hot water as I read the Word. I am reading the book of Samuel)
  4. If I buy a book or get a positive book I will  read it to the end.

I bought this book eight or more years ago. It will no longer stay on a shelf taking up space, I will read something every day until I have read all 569 pages…


Service starts in thirty minutes, so I better get something to eat, and enjoy the Word online. My church is open and although I would like to go and be there in person. I am just NOT ready. There are a few people who have asked me to come, said they would come and pick me up, but they aren’t listening to me.

Some have said my faith isn’t strong, because I shouldn’t be fearful of getting a sickness when God’s Word is stronger. I am so tired of people telling me what I have and don’t have, because I know who I am and DO NOT have to explain anything to anyone.

I am listening to “Take Me to the King,” by Tamela Mann and every word is how I am feeling now..

And I am GOOD…..

Bye IV NOw, LD*

A Morning Smile…..

I always have LOVED trees.  I had started typing, but my mind is overworked. I started working on another book and I took some time to work on an article for my website (still a work in process) and my words are becoming unreadable.

I started thinking about something that makes me Smile and looking at pictures I came across a few trees. One day a bird was nice to stay where it was, and it was Morning Smile…..

Bye IV Now, LD*