Online Traveling #20: Maryland…

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I have been wanting to do something out of my everyday routine. It didn’t matter how many times I said I was going to do something when I got home from work. I couldn’t get past only wanting to rest, eat, and spend some time with my son.

This weekend became a lazy weekend and that was cool. I have been wanting to learn a new crochet stitch and did just that.[  Ditsy Daisy Granny Squares – Crochet Tutorial   https://youtu.be/Z4joYW3RkNs

I may have had to add an extra stitch that works best for my work, I still had fun, and I can’t wait to create more. 

Sidenote:  I will talk more about my new crochet stitch at a later time. I realized I haven’t taken any time to write or watch my next state. Maryland is up. I never really thought about this state, so I have no idea what there is to do or anything about it. I guess it’s time to get some of these questions answered.

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State of the United States of America

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Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean to its east. En.wikipedia.org {} 

So my first stop is: https://www.maryland.gov 

What caught my attention was  “Maryland Fun for Everyone,” and here is that page: https://www.visitmaryland.org 

  • This gives you some ideas on what you can do there and some fun things to do online like puzzles to nice pictures to look at.
  • The free state scavenger hunt looked like fun.

My next stop in Maryland was Ocean Pine and the video I watched https://youtu.be/pDhsLyMpP2k   Ocean City Maryland Walking the Beach Boardwalk July 2021.  Was so boring that I really don’t want to look for another video, but that wouldn’t be right.

I only saw more places on the beach, which had too many people (without mask on mind you SMH) and houses for sale. So, I guess I am moving on after all. I was told there wasn’t anything interesting in Maryland, but that can’t be true.

For some reason I found a lot of the best places to live and places not to go. I was ready to call it quits until I came across a 4K video. Like other videos from 4K they are just driving and you are watching from a car’s point of view. If I see something that catches my attention. I would rewide to get a name and go from there.

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City in northern Maryland, United States

Westminster is a city in northern Maryland, United States. A suburb of Baltimore, it is the seat of Carroll County. The city’s population was 18,590 at the 2010 census. En.wikipedia.org {}

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Driving Downtown – Westminster 4K – Carroll County, Maryland USA 770 viewsMay 3, 2021

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#1 This looked to be a nice quiet place to live. There were a few buildings that caught my attention, but I couldn’t see what the buildings were.

The next video started before I could stop it. The music is nice and since it is in another part of Maryland I am watching it. 

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Havre de Grace, the Historic Town, Maryland Visit Apr 26, 2021

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#2 –  I am really enjoying this video.

I would like to say I am going to hunt for more videos, but since my tummy is yelling at me. I can only focus on what I am going to eat, so I am cutting my time in Maryland short. There could be something fun to do or some interesting to learn, but I am going to cut my search short for now. Only time will tell if I come back here, Now that I am thinking about it, I don’t think I will. 

I want to create more creative granny squares and continue to relax for the rest of this snow day.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Not This Time…..

I saw these red Christmas wine glasses a few weeks ago and thought they would look nice on my table. I knew I wasn’t going to pay $5.00 for each one (I was thinking about buying all 12 glasses) and they would be gone before it got marked down. I was wrong, because I was able to buy two glasses for less than $3.00. Two is better then none at all.

I wasn’t going to walk past something I wanted. Well, unless it cost too much and I have to ask myself: 

  1. Do I need this?
  2. Why do I want this?
  3. Is it worth me buying it?
  4. Can I live without it?
  5. Is it important enough?

If I get at least three positive answers to my questions, then I will buy this item, and be happy I bought it……..

Bye IV Now, LD*

Lost Items…

It is sometimes hard working at a retail store, because there are so many things one can buy. I enjoyed looking at them, putting liked items together, and rearranging them so they would be pleasing to the eye.

Whenever I go into a store I look past what I am looking for and see other items I think I want. If a store is arranged in a nice way, I may just pick up an extra or two. I am not alone in this thinking.

I love cups and I keep telling myself not to buy them, so I will not get tempted to buy another one. I really don’t need any more cups. My coffee table is already full, with my cups, and books. Who doesn’t like to drink a good cup of coffee or tea while studying.

I stopped going past the coffee mugs at my job until I decided I didn’t have a cup with all of Snoopy’s friends on it. S0, it was no longer a want, but a need. I was going to get a new cup and my smile was there as I walked to the back of the store, but that smile faded. I may have put the cup all the way in the back and at the very top. Someone found my cute Snoopy cup was gone.

Oh well, I knew I should have gotten it, because if you look at something more than once, then you should just go ahead and get it. Did I learned from this? Than answer is “No,” because it wasn’t even a full week when I saw something even better. This time the cost was $50.00 and I was trying to save some money. I really want to go home (New York) this summer and every dollar saved now will get me there. 

I couldn’t help, but look at the bag everyday (it was in my area) as I continued to work, but it was hard. I happened to be talking to a friend about it and he asked:

Friend : I missed taking you out for your birthday. Do you want to go out to eat or get that bag?

Me        : I love to eat and get food, but a bag can last forever. 

I was so surprised he gave me the money. I really thought he was joking and I would have given him a hug if we weren’t on the city bus. I wasn’t going to go back to work to get it. I called and had them put it on hold. Too bad it was the wrong one. At least I have a picture of the cutest bag I lost…

It’s okay. I am holding onto the gift that was given to me and the next time I see a bag. It will be coming home with me.

It is hard to bypass items you see and want, because you are trying to save for a bigger item.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Back 2 Me…..

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I can not believe Christmas is within two weeks

 and I have either lost the gifts I have already made 

or I ran out of yarn. 

I wish I had time

(which I don’t, because it’s an hour and a half to & from Michael’s)

to go and get more yarn.

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I cannot believe I have been trying to type out my thoughts, (as you can tell from the start of my post, but I got sidetracked) because I had so much I wanted to talk about.  From rude remarks from customers on how our store is running low on items to the lines are always so long.

I just smiled and apologized before walking away. This one group of people caught me at the wrong moment. I was bothered by so many people without masks and had to stop working in my area to move out of their way, when I got a smart remark  about my store.

Customer  :  This store normally has a lot to choose from, you’re not going out of business are you?

Me :  Nope we are good, but today is December 24,  the last day before Christmas, and we sold all the good stuff. There’s alwas Target or even a Wal – Mart. Can I help you with anything else?

It was a good thing I had on a mask, because they would have seen my smile as they walked away. I am like, you had 11 months and 24 days to  get a gift for anyone and everyone you cared to shop for.

 I was happy when I saw the lights and the signs of Christmas around my town. I didn’t get the chance to walk around and take as many pictures as I liked. I am grateful I got some and in my book, some is better than none.

I still have so much I want to type out, but today is Christmas day and it’s a day to spend with my family. I got up eating cake and now I am about to go and get another piece of cake. Then you know homemade cake is best without frosting? At least that’s how we like it.

The best thing about today being the 25th is, Christmas is over, and my hours are going back to normal. YES!!!!! I even worked out my extra time in the morning. I can’t wait for next week to start, so I can get back to me..

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Happy Ending….

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I went to sleep working on a new crochet project and awoke early to continue to work on the same project. I got tired of trying to find a new anime, so I went back to one I knew I already liked. I am once again watching ‘Yi-Gi-Oh”. I normally just watch it as I get ready for work, since we no longer have cable, and I’m watching Roku now.

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A shy high-school student named Yugi Moto receives the fragmented pieces of an Egyptian artifact, known as the Millennium Puzzle, from his grandfather. When Yugi reassembles the puzzle he is possessed by the 3,000-year-old spirit of an ancient pharaoh. Yugi and his friends Joey, Tea and Hondo protect the puzzle, which contains powerful secrets many people would like to possess.

First episode date: April 18, 2000

Adapted from: Yu-Gi-Oh!

Genre: Adventure; Fantasy; Science fiction;

Written by: Junki Takegami (#1–121); Atsushi Maekawa (#122–144); Shin Yoshida (#145–184, #199–224); Akemi Omode (#185–198)Produced by: Hidetaka Ikuta; Naoki Sasada; Noriko Kobayashi {}

Now don’t get me wrong I actually enjoy watching my favorite Hulu shows on my TV screen, but I am not going to lie. I AM SAD, because I can no longer watch the ladies from ‘The Real.’ I realized I wasn’t watching live TV other than their show wow..

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends. Close friends anyway. I started cooking a little late this year, but since I am only making two quiche I think we will be okay.

I just finished eating a big breakfast (after eating light all week, my son asked if I was cooking breakfast, and all I could do was say, “yes.”) I started thinking about a positive outlook and “Carole and Tuesday” came to mine.

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Part-timer Carole meets a rich girl Tuesday, and each realises that they’ve found the musical partner they need. Together, they just might make it.

Created by: Bones, Shinichirō Watanabe

Written by: Deko Akao; Yasuhiro Nakanishi; Kimiko Ueno; Yuichi Nomura; Shinichirō Watanabe; Keiko Nobumoto

Currency: Woolong

Produced by: Makoto Nishibe; Noriko Ozaki

Demographic: Seinen

Genres: Music, Musical fiction {}

Today is Sunday 11/28/20011 and I finally finished editing my book as well as putting an end to this post. I got sidetracked, but what’s new…. I cannot believe I have been up for five hours and haven’t stopped to eat or even think about enjoying a cup of coffee. I am going to really enjoy that now…… 

Bye IV Now, LD*