America Online: Part 1

I have always wanted to travel, but I am going to start being honest with myself. I may NOT be able to visit other States across my homeland, but that doesn’t mean I cannot see them.

I am in a new age where anywhere can be seen online and one can set their dreams free if “They just Change how they look out into the world,” so here I  go looking at the World with new eyes.

I will start with  Alabama and go from there….

(I wanted to add a picture, but I got to thinking about what is copyright and what is free? I will come back to this or not – )

Alabama –  US State


Alabama is a southeastern U.S. state that’s home to significant landmarks from the American Civil Rights Movement. The city of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, now a museum, was a protest headquarters in the 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s church and the Rosa Parks Museum, dedicated to the activist, can be found in the capital of Montgomery. ― Google

**A Side Note: This idea came from me watching a video on youtube of New York City and I thought I could watch a video on other States as I continue to work on my baby blue blanket (which I am almost done with) and get a feel for the State.

However that isn’t what I saw. The first thing that came to mind was, “this State LOVES its football,” and this wasn’t what I was looking for.

Then I noticed “The do’s and don’t” video and thought that was a good idea. I got to copying and pasting and then saw the copyright sign. My first thought was to get in contact with them and ask them if I could add their story to mind. 

That was a Big “NO” from me. I knew if I had to stop and wait for an answer I had to stop writing and by the time I got an answer I would have moved past this story.

~ So, I am going to first look for another video that may showcase this state, and go from there…..




601 TRAVELS  Let’s explore BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA and find out what makes it a GREAT place. Birmingham is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2019 population of 209,403, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama’s most populous and fifth largest county. Watch our What Makes This a GREAT Place Playlist here:…

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~ This video gives you a big picture of some of the things to do in Alabama. Let’s see what else I can find…..


Alabama – United States

THEWORLDOFTRAVEL Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th-most extensive and the 23rd-most populous of the 50 United States. At 1,300 miles (2,100 km), Alabama has one of the longest navigable inland waterways in the nation. Source: Wikipedia

This was more of what I was looking for. It showed some very cool pictures. I wish it was a little longer, but I can’t wait to watch the next video…



Birmingham Alabama AL Travel City Tour 4k Downtown Tour

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💙 💙 Now this is what I was looking for. This video may not have had the music or the names of all the areas that were seen. This video was like seeing the state as if you were driving through the streets of Birmingham Alabama and that is what you were doing.

I felt as if I was there (although I would have had some music in the background, but that maybe just me) and it was cool.

As the driver got closer to what I was really curious to know what those large poles were that were on the right side of the driver as they drove past a street sign that read: 12 Ave N. was it a baseball field or maybe a golf course? 

It’s Google map’s time. I have an address so – Still don’t know what I saw. It’s okay, I am now over it.  I thought I would add some history to this, but then I remembered I didn’t like doing that while I was in school and I am NOT about to do that now. Besides, I am not writing a history report or acting as a tour guide. (Feel free to look up all the info you want to look up online or your local library) 

I just want to look at places that make up America and who knows maybe another state may catch my attention and I would like to know more about it. Until then it’s time to get back to my blanket….

Just have to add a border and this project will be done….

Bye IV Now, LD*

More the an Anime..

I am watching a new anime “B_ack C_over,” and I was going to add a picture and info about the creator, but going through (what is and isn’t copyright) so I am not giving the full name of the show or any pictures.

This story talks about NOT giving up on your dreams and Not letting others stop that dream.

They may have to go through a battle both on the battlefield, through family, and people who could have been your friend.

Is this just like reality? No one wants to be alone and one has to go through a lot of people to find a true friend. One shouldn’t accept a person by blood, classmates, or the workforce.

A friend is someone who truly cares for you, encourages you to be better, and helps you Smile when you are feeling sad. Who says watching anime isn’t good for you.


The End of James..

Dear James,

I do believe in giving a person a second chance, but I also believe in living in reality and knowing when to let go. I try to find the good in all, because no one is born to be a one sided person .

I  am NOT going to apologize for putting my feelings first, because if I don’t, who will? A few months ago I told you I was done, but I went back on my word.

I couldn’t see myself giving up on a person I have known for over twenty years. Then I stopped making excuses and actually started listening between the lines and I realized you are NOT REAL.

I lost count of how many times I have told you, “I am not allowing anyone to put poison in my body,” and yet you haven’t done it.

I tell you I am beyond tired and didn’t feel like talking and you send me an angry text talking about how you needed my advice and how I wasn’t being a friend.

I am not upset with you, because you are just being you. It takes more than one person to be called a friend. What do you call a friend? Two or more people who:

  1.   Likes the same things you do
  2.   Care about each other’s feeling 
  3.   Will help each other in anyway they can
  4.   Who knows you and how you feel about certain things
  5.   They also know what you dislike and if it’s different from how you feel, they will not bring it up in your presence.
  6.  They will want the best for you and NOT try to bring you down.
  7.  They will be the first to stand with you, when trouble comes to push you back, and they know you will do the same for them.
  8. They will not only laugh with you, but be there to let you cry on their shoulder.
  9. They know what to say or do to make you Smile, when all you want to do is cry.
  10. A person who becomes more than just a “Friend,” but becomes “Family”.

When it comes down to what is at the base of  “A True Friend” is trust. 

Then there is the passing friend. A person who if you saw on the street  you will greet with a smile, but you keep it moving. They may have been close to you at one time, but somewhere they lost your trust. 

You know you cannot let that person within your circle again. This way you could still be polite, to the person that was once called your friend, and keep it moving.  

James, I had  tried to start over, but it takes two people to start over. I even overlooked the times when you were rude and not one encouraging word when I told you how I was going to take a chance on setting my dreams free. You passed by that and wanted me to do something for you. 

I can honestly SMILE now, because I can truly let go and not feel bad about it. I am left alone without anyone else to really talk to, but was I really talking to you or just answering your questions?

Be safe and Good – Bye..

It isn’t easy to let go of a long time friendship, but as I read over my words. I know it takes two people to be friends and I am and will always be TRUE to MYSELF***


Back to the Square

I knew I wanted to make a boy’s blanket and I wanted to do another new pattern. I can’t believe I actually went through five different patterns before I settled on the Granny Square Stitch. Although I have done this pattern countless times. I know there are countless ways of doing the same stitch and if it was a chance to learn something new? 

I crochet and I am opened to learning different ways, because there is “No one way” to actually do a crochet stitch. I enjoy learning something new (#5 – I believe it’s called a standing stitch).

#1: Waffle Stitch

Lamplight Crochet Tutorial #27 Waffle Stitch Baby Blanket



HOW to CROCHET CATHERINE’S WHEEL – Crochet Stitch Pattern by Naztazia

You can learn how to Crochet the Catherine’s Wheel Stitch pattern in this DIY video tutorial. Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from Naztazia. This is a nice crochet stitch for beginner to advanced crocheters. The stitches are composed of two opposite shell clusters that form a circle, wheel, or round object. This stitch pattern works great in a blanket, a scarf, or a shawl. It would also look nice in a sweater or other fashion accessories.

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#3: Easy Breezy Mile A Minute Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

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#4:  V Stitch Square

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! Find me on Instagram:…

#5: The Super Stash Busting Granny Square Blanket!

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Blossom Crochet: The Super Stash Busting Granny Square Blanket!

Granny Squares are a great stash busting project. – whether you choose to make lots of small ones or a huge one, this crochet tutorial will help you do it!

Time to get back to crocheting..

Bye IV Now, LD*

Still Just Me….

Happy and Sad all at the same time? It is crazy to feel this way. How can one person feel two different things at one time? I am thinking I should focus on one, but then the second comes a step closer to the first. Then how can I Not think of both?

My Happy thought: I have been wanting to start a website, (and yes I know this blog is a website) where I am just talking about my craft, and maybe a book or two. 

Someone asked : “Don’t you already have a blog, where you can do that, and not spend money you don’t have?”

I answered         : “Yes, I already have a blog and my 3am Thunder of Word blog is just that? It is a thunder of words and my words can be anywhere from a mild storm or something loud and crazy. There is a difference from having a site based totally on my creative thoughts”.

People still seem to amaze me, because if I am happy being me. Why is it bothering you? It is a GOOD thing I NO LONGER allow others to second guess who I am now and who I will be tomorrow.

My Sad thought   :  I thought I finally got my NEW site cleared, but I was wrong. I can log into that account on different screens and it is secure, but it still says, “—-

I am BEYOND HAPPY, because there is NO LONGER A PROBLEM!!!! Can you tell I am Happy? I may have only one story, No Logo, but one step at a time. Here is my 2nd outlook on staying positive. I WILL NEVER STOP BEING ME!!   It isn’t perfect and I am a little upset, because I see some mistakes. Who said I was perfect ~ not me….

Bye IV Now, LD*