Some Customers

Customer    : I see a tank with a whole lot of new stuff on it. Wow what is that on top of this big metal thing that is taller then I am, but I am going to reach for it anyway.

Me (Yelling) : Ma’am PLEASE stop that, because that’s not safe.

Customer      : It’s okay.

I shut up and shook my head at her as I looked away. She  doesn’t know if the tank was locked and things could have fallen on top of her. I am like, nothing is on that tank that is worth me getting hurt.

Today I barely got home and I had to get a relaxing cup of peppermint tea. Some customers just get on my nerve for doing something stupid……

Bye IV Now, LD*

New Eyes…

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After spending hours at the hospital with my mother, because of the same old problem. She isn’t alone, it is hard to stop eating what we have been eating for over fifty years, but enough is enough. The salt has to go and more water has to be taken in.

I awoke with new eyes. I cannot stress how much I DO NOT like water.  I told myself, “I am going to Change”, and I have done just that. 

  1. I got my cup of hot water (which should be drunk on an empty 


  1. I went for a walk. I was doing good for a while, but I stopped doing this simple little step. I couldn’t just sit and watch the blue sky from inside my air condition room, I had to get out and feel the sun’s rays on my skin. (This was before 9am, so it hadn’t gotten that hot yet) I enjoyed my walk and because I was on the phone 35 minutes passed without me hardly noticing. I said I was going to walk at least 30mins and I was able to keep my word.
  2. I am about to enjoy a simple breakfast as I plan out a healthy menu for the rest of the week.

What is it going to take before you change the way you look at what you are eating, what you are doing, and how are you truly living? I know change is HARD, but who says living your BEST LIFE was going to be easy? We may not get tomorrow, so why not make the most of TODAY?


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*

Not IV U…

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I want to SCREAM at EVERY woman

 who shops in the young adult section

   to stop saying,

 “I don’t know why this doesn’t fit? It is my size,” 

And then look at me as if I am crazy.

How about shop in the women’s section

 and maybe you can find something that fits,

because the section you are in is meant for those

who may not have had a child or two.

Now don’t get me wrong,

not everyone has gained all that much weight,

but why would you want to be wearing something

a twenty year old is wearing,

when you are way past fifty?

Someone had asked me a question

and they didn’t like my answer.

Sorry, but not sorry – 

just because you can get into an outfit,

doesn’t mean that outfit is meant for you.

If there is more of your person showing, 

then that outfit isn’t making you look good,

 just showing off your fat.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Crochet Mix – Up!

I can’t believe I made the same mistake twice. I really should have started over three weeks ago, but for some reason I felt it was right. I thought when you look at a rainbow it would have to be big.

{} CROCHET AN EXTRA LARGE RAINBOW🌈 beginner-friendly step by step tutorial/ Ophelia Talks

Ophelia Talks Hi everyone it’s Anja here with a new video on how to crochet an extra large rainbow. In this step by step crochet tutorial about the rainbow I am using updated colours and a slightly larger size! This video is beginner-friendly with explanations about the stitches and increasing.{}

I know my rainbow blankets are a little different, but that’s what happens when someone who enjoys crochet gets  creative blankets.

{}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!{}

I made a rainbow blanket that has pink and white in it. I call it a girl’s rainbow blanket. It was supposed to have been for a baby girl. I do like my blanket to be a little bigger, to allow the blanket to grow with the baby, but this is way too big.

I repeated the same pattern I used before  on the girl’s rainbow blanket, but omitting the pink. I did add white in it and this one is my, “boy rainbow blanket”. Then again it could be for both a boy or a girl, because it’s  colors are a true rainbow. 

{}Baby’s First Christmas Afghan – Crochet Tutorial – Easy to Crochet

Creative Grandma Pattern Link:…


I missed and made it the same size as my first one. I was going to make this one a little smaller, but – I realized it doesn’t look like a baby’s blanket. I can still make it a little bigger than a regular size blanket, but then I was having way too much fun and this happened….

I didn’t realize working with so many different colors was going to be a lot of work, but so much fun. I said I wasn’t going to do that again….

Well that thought didn’t last long. I was wondering how to change colors without tying so many knots? I ran across one of my favorite creative person Ms. Donna Wolfe

{}How to Change Colors in Crochet – 8 Different Ways by Naztazia

Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from Naztazia  You’ll learn how to change colors with single crochet stitches, double crochet, and more…….{}

I am thinking about redoing the borders, but this is my design of multi colors. Only time will tell..

The End!