Plans Change…

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I normally don’t plan out my entire day, so I would have an idea what I want to do versus what I am actually going to be able to do.  I was trying to step out of my ordinary day, but plans don’t always go the way you work them out in your head or on paper (depending on how you think).

I have been walking past a storage bin at work for weeks and when it went on sale I got happy. Then I started thinking “I don’t really need this, because I already had one.” I kept on walking and then it went on sale again and I knew it was coming home with me. 

I haven’t had time to take it out of the box and build it. Today was going to be my day to do just that, but old arthur “arthritis”in my right hand is screaming “NO WAY – NOT TODAY!” loud and clear. Arthur you are going to get out of my body and NEVER come back, because by His blood I am healed…  

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I got a new project I am still hoping I can at least start. Having a full weekend off is a treat and I don’t want to just watch anime and sip in hot lemon water. Now don’t get me wrong, I am in a realizing state right now, but I didn’t want to have a lazy weekend. Oh well it is what it is……

Bye IV Now, LD*

Starting Over….

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I am Not sure when I lost track of “Me,” but somehow that is what I did. I was so proud of the 23 pounds I lost, but my doctor didn’t see it my way. I know she was explaining something important, but I was too upset to pay attention. Yes, that was beyond wrong.

That was a few days ago and I can either stay in the past or I can move on. I am looking ahead to a better me and leaving the old sad girl behind. I started a 25 push-up challenge for 30 days. I know I am a few days late, it was 25 this morning and another 25 before I have my last cup of water for today.

I have also stepped up on drinking water. Hot lemon water with a little honey, turmeric, and ginger makes drinking water a little easier. I may be cheating a little, but I am drinking more water. 

I am creating more and running out of space, it’s time to get to selling my projects. I also realized a few things?

  1. I enjoy creating crochet projects..
  2. I like to make something personal for anyone who likes homemade crochet items.
  3. I am NOT ALL ABOUT $$. Yes, I would like to have a little extra spending $$ in my pocket. The thing is I know there is a person on the other side of the computer screen and why not get that person in on their special items..

I am on the hunt for another anime while I work on my next project…..

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*