Learning the Computer…

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I have been putting this off for way too long, and today I thought I would try once again to learn more about working on a computer. There are free learning tools online. I went with AARP, but I soon ran into a problem. 

I needed to work on Microsoft Word and wasn’t sure if this computer had that program. So, of course I asked google a question, and ……

{} https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-find-out-if-i-have-word-installed-on-my-computer 

How to Find Out If I Have Word Installed on My Computer,” by Caroline Jackson. {}

This didn’t really help..’

Same question, reworded, and again the above article came up. If it didn’t help the first time, it’s not going to help now.  

I am going to have to go to school and get it done. I was trying to save some money, but I am so OVER working for someone else’s company. There is a world out there and I want to see it. I cannot do that, if I am working paycheck to paycheck and NEVER seeing any light.

I will just have to put off my trip to a beach (Well now I want to go to Japan) and learn how to get this computer to work for me. After all, I am the ONLY one who can  STOP ME!


There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love].

1 John 4:18 AMP https://bible.com/bible/1588/1jn.4.18.AMP

But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God,

Romans 4:20 AMP https://bible.com/bible/1588/rom.4.20.AMP

Jesus replied, “Even if I do testify on My own behalf, My testimony is valid, because I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.

John 8:14 AMP https://bible.com/bible/1588/jhn.8.14.AMP

When I was at work yesterday, a training manager kept coming into my work area micromanaging, and I was trying to not let him bug me. I finally asked him, “What did he want,” because he couldn’t talk. He tells me what he wanted, and I am like “I am working in this tiny spot, but he wanted that spot.” I almost clocked out, but I didn’t.

That person didn’t see me and treated me like I was nothing, but I know who I am and where I am going. Head held high, Eyes are fully opened, and like the title of one of  Ms. Diana Ross’s songs. “I AM COMING OUT!” and one day I will be paying my bills my way. (I just realized that was a title from another song and “My Way,” is a Usher Raymond song title) I may not listen to that music anymore, but I still remember here and there…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Part 1: More Than a Flea Market..

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Thinking outside of the box can be interesting as well as a lot of work. It has been said, “anything worth having, is worth fighting for, and working hard to set that dream free.” I know I got that quote wrong, but the meaning is still there.

When I think about selling my projects online the cost : 

  1. Website
  2. Name
  3. Packaging
  4. Shipping & Handling
  5. Credit Card payments
  6. Safe gardening yourself and your customers

Then I am wondering how I can make this more personal? I am mostly crocheting for myself, because I Really enjoy doing it. I also like to shop and there have been countless times when I saw an item, but didn’t care for the color. I would think, “too bad it’s not my size or the right color?” 

I cannot be the only one who thinks like this when they are shopping for a special event or just looking and something catches your eyes. The unexpected item is always  the best item to buy.

I was thinking about the farmers market and realized I can sell my projects at a flea market. I could also have cards made out and then people can request a personal blankets I can crochet for them.

Question : A list of everything you need to sell items at a flea market 2023

Answer   : {} https://www.skynova.com/learn/business/how-and-what-to-sell-at-flea-markets-and-garage-sales

How and What to Sell at Flea Markets and Garage Sales in 2023{}

This site gave me some good advice and I was thinking about signing up for its program. There were a lot of good reviews, and I was a little curious what its rating was on BBB?  

No answer there, but yet another question. Skynova doesn’t have an address, but a p.o box number. That got me thinking..

Question : If a company has a PO Box address is it a real company?

Answer  : {} https://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/running-a-business/does-your-company-need-a-business-address-virtual-address-or-po-box/

Does your company need a business address, virtual address, or PO Box? By Kathryn Pomroy July 19, 2019

Every state requires that a company’s registered agent have a physical mailing address in the state where the company is registered. A PO Box won’t count as a physical mailing address.Jul 19, 2019  {}

 {} https://youtu.be/H2SjE079050 PO Box vs Virtual Mailbox – Why you might want one and how to get one!

Creative Hive  1 year ago  #etsyshop #handmadebusiness #craftbusiness 

 If you’re watching this video, you’re probably thinking about creating some privacy boundaries between your household and your small business. {}

Video # 1: I never heard of virtual mail and this sounds like a better idea than having a PO Box address.

 {} https://youtu.be/PHFSGI3BaLI   1 year ago  #virtualmailbox  Are Virtual Mailboxes Safe? (I put them to the TEST with AirTags)All Things Secured  Not every virtual mailbox is safe and secure. How do I know? I sent three packages to three different virtual addresses, tracking them along the way, to find out. You’ll be surprised to learn that there are some HUGE differences! {}

Video # 2: This video shows different  virtual mailboxes and better ways of using them.  

{} https://youtu.be/gUz30T2iV1s  Jul 7, 2022 What is better ? UPS Store Mailbox or USPS PO Box ?

Flippin Goodies  {}

Video # 3: I may have to rewatch this, because I didn’t get an answer to the title’s question.

I didn’t realize how one answer to one question has opened the door to many more questions. Then again it is best to have answers for every angle to an important question, until every question has been answered.

It never crossed my mind to use my home address when I start my business and was considering using a PO box address, but I now know a PO box address isn’t for a business.

Looking into – a virtual mailbox and a UPS mailbox for business is going to take some more time looking into. To think I got these new questions waiting to know more about selling my crochet items at a flea market.

It’s time to get back to crocheting……

Bye IV Now, LD*

Young People…

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I WILL NEVER understand young people…..

I try thinking  back when I was young, and wonder if the words I spoke seem smart to me, but unclear to someone older?

What I thought was right, might not have been right, or at least Not totally right.

I listen to my young co-workers and want to scream, “calm down and slow down.” Spending a lot of money on a bag or a new pair of shoes, isn’t worth two pay checks or hanging out all night and being able to go to work the next day. 

  1. If you are not using that bag more than three times a week or it cannot hold much of anything. It’s not a good bag and you wasted your money. Unless you really have a good job and pay your own bills. Meaning the place where you call home.
  2. If you are out with your friends enjoying yourself, following the crowd with the drinks and what not. Okay, that’s cool, but if you are not in control of your body and have to call out for work. Be up front with it, because the same people you are calling your friends are at work telling all they know. You should also be aware you could lose your job and trust me when I say, “Those very people you call friends WILL NOT HELP YOU.

Okay, I am done trying to understand young people. They don’t want to listen to someone who has done that and wished someone had told me what I know now.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Cinnamon Water……

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I am obsessed with cinnamon water. I know that sounds a little strange. Everyone I have told this to, all have made an ill facial expression. They ask why are you drinking cinnamon water? Yes, cinnamon water tastes really – really good whether it’s hot or cold. 

When I was looking up new ways to drink water, because I just don’t like drinking water. I came across cinnamon water. I’m like who would drink cinnamon water?  I was thinking cinnamon powder in water would look totally disgusting, but what about using a cinnamon stick instead? 

The first time I tried cinnamon water. I boiled the water like you would do tea, a cinnamon stick in place of a tie bag, and hope for the best.

Someone suggested adding honey and that would be hot cinnamon tea. I tried it, it was way ~ way too sweet, and I couldn’t drink it. I added a piece of ginger in hope I would like it better. I realized hot cinnamon tea doesn’t really work for me.

Another good use for the cinnamon stick is pineapple. How to make cinnamon pineapple tea:

  1. Wash and cut the pineapple. Leaving some fruit. I also add the core of the pineapple and the fruit is a good snack or toppings for a salad.
  2. Add pineapple in either a tea pot or a pot of water, filled water to the top, and then add a cinnamon stick.
  3. If you like a little spice, you can add a fresh piece of ginger.
  4. Strain the pineapple and cinnamon stick
  5. Add honey, {if you like it sweeter} but to me it’s sweet enough.  
  6. E.N.J.O.Y

The question was why would you drink cinnamon water? I couldn’t recall all of the goodness in this tasty drink.


10 Most Common Health Benefits of Cinnamon Food & Nutrition Posted by Rowena T.

What are the benefits? “Adding cinnamon to your water is not only hydrating and delicious, it can also supply an array of health benefits, such as: delivering antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties, supporting heart health, lowering cholesterol, and potentially aiding in weight loss,” says Poon.Aug 1, 2021)

There may be more ways to drink cinnamon water than these two ways. I like the pineapple cinnamon tea hot and the cinnamon water cold.

After a short 35 minute walk around the neighborhood, it’s nice to have a nice cold glass of cinnamon water, while I watch anime, and maybe think of a new crochet project…

Bye IV Now, LD*