I Care….

I surprised myself by adding some color to my eyes, but 30 minutes after I clocked in I can’t tell. Oh well I added it for myself and not to express anyone. 

I was so happy when I saw a lady and her grandson both wearing masks.  Kids breathe in the same air as we do. If an adult and teenagers have to wear a mask so they won’t get sick, so should a child. 

It is unreal the amount of people who don’t wear them in public? They don’t believe they will get it or they just don’t care? Then it’s the ones who wear it under their noise and that’s not right. 

I wear a mask to protect myself, my family, friends, and anyone around me. Wearing a mask shows I care. I wish others would feel the same…

An Extra Thought:  I was going to close yesterday morning, but I couldn’t shake the extra words that were forming in my head.  I wanted to add more info to my “Thinking Out Loud,” and my phone wasn’t letting me do that. I put it aside and waited until I could set my thoughts free. I decided to go to another step with the help of Google. 

  1. In words: 

COVID-19 alert

Common question

How to wear a mask correctly?

• Wash your hands before putting on your mask

• Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin

• Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face

• Make sure you can breathe easily

• CDC does not recommend use of masks or cloth masks for source control if they have an exhalation valve or vent

Aug 7, 2020                                                                                                                                                                

  1. In pictures:

https://www.who.int/images/default-source/health-topics/coronavirus/masks-infographic—final-(web—rgb).png?sfvrsn=c67232f0_17

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/journalinquirer.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/4d/a4df6a62-80ba-11ea-a6b9-c7c2ce178309/5e99c25680766.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C527



https://paautism.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Mask14.png

https://www.unitypoint.org

/filesimages/Articles/2020/Helping%20Kids%20Adjust%20Mask%20Infographic%20V04.jpg

I could go on, (because there are countless more info on this subject) but I am going to stop here. It is now a little after 7:30am, and I am going out for a walk before it starts raining. I also like to eat, so I will be walking close to my home, and not too far out.

I am surprising myself once again, because there was a time when I would either wait until the sky lightens up more and a little warmer. I do have a jacket, and I am not going to be walking out of my area. I am Not going out in fear, but out to be a better me…

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Plan that didn’t go as Planned…

The day started off with a plan…

The plan was to get in some writing, 

a  little school work,

Enjoy a game or two….

Nothing on that list got done

other then my writing 

and playing games….

I am still able to Smile, because

I was able to cut a lot of words 

from my overworked book,

and playing games is always fun…. 

I did enjoyed a healthy salad 

for lunch.

I am still working on

A better Me…

Time to prepare

dinner….

The 

       End*

Not Letting Go Everytime…

I know I have been putting off working on my writing, because I was hoping to be typing on my new computer. I was so happy when my new computer arrived and it was going to be upgraded and returned the next day.

That day has passed beyond a week and my cousin  (whom I had trusted before a few years ago. I paid him then as I did a month ago, and I am still without a computer.

Not answering his phone and I have lost count on the text and messages I sent him. I am about to call his mom and see if she heard from him, because my patience is running low.

There was a time I would have let this go and cross that person out of my life. Then they become passing friends and I am okay with that. Now that I am thinking about passing friends, I just remembered James.

He kept on acting as if he had a job and not slowing down. He would not take my advice, but when the government had your job closed. Okay, that should have opened your eyes and stritch out some of your savings, and when it became over three months it was time to start rethinking.

When his town started slowly reopening, I suggested he look for a temporary job, but he said “no.” His phone got cut off and I knew he was calling from his parents phone. I wasn’t calling him there and he didn’t understand why?

He forgot he once told me how his mother was so upset, because she wasn’t an operator. So out of respect for her, I haven’t called him, and since he lives out of state. We can’t even be passing friends and I am so grateful.

There are some things you should let go and there are some things you need to fight for and I am going to fight for my $325.00 computer that I paid for. 

I wonder why people seem to take a nice and somewhat quiet person for granted? It’s an old saying, “it’s the quiet ones you have to look out for, because they’re like cats.”  If you know anything about cats, then you will know they are sneaky animals, and you never know what they are going to do.

I guess that’s why I love cats. Some may think they don’t do anything, but if you like them. They will like you and always there to keep you company. They will play, but they don’t need your total attention all the time as a dog would. I am not going to go farther than that, because I REALLY do not like dogs.

I can’t believe I wrote five stories in two days while I was at work and could have written more, but my manager had a problem with me doing two things. Oh well, I am about to get to correcting my hand written words, and get back to my new crochet project.

Bye IV Now, LD*

(505 word count)

A Question for Google…

My question for Google was; what is the best breathable face mask? I didn’t get an answer to that question, because this one caught my attention.

Do face masks work against the coronavirus disease?

Dr. Hamilton says a cloth mask will not prevent you from breathing in respiratory droplets that carry a virus, like COVID-19. But it will help to protect others from you if you happen to be infected, with or without symptoms. Furthermore, cloth masks help to reinforce social distancing and good cough etiquette, which ultimately will help to slow how far the virus spreads.

Cloth masks can also prevent you from touching your face, and can be a visual reminder to practice social distancing, Dr. Hamilton adds.

Apr 7, 2020

https://health.clevelandclinic.org › u…

Another question: Do you need a filter for a face mask?

Google didn’t have this answer, but a lot of articles have titles with this question.

I read this article https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-make-a-cloth-face-mask/ and I found it very helpful. I do not have the time or energy to break it down, because I am working on a coffee free tummy.

The thing I do not understand is, I wasn’t planning on writing about it, because a story about my latest crochet project has been on rewind for days. Today is the first day I have had off and thought to write down those thoughts, but I got side tracked.

I was going through my fb page and the ads about face msk kept on coming up and I needed a mesk. I had bought a cute one from Target, but it was hard to breath out of. I crochet one, had a filter in it, but it was a little hot.

I am going to get back to my first question. I thought I would read up on which mask to get and if they are washable. They kind of cost a lot and if you have to have one each day you go out, I need to make sure my money is being spent right. I don’t know about anyone else, but money is a little tight.

I want to add on, but I realized I am now avoiding rearranging my room. I need to make space so I can start dancing to a better me. I bought the dvd Body Groove and can’t wait to get started. 

Bye IV Now, LD*                                                                                                                         (405 words count)

A New Project. 

I am singing along with Mrs. Tamela Mann, “Take Me to the King,” it may take me a moment to get my words together. Praising  and enjoying every moment I remind myself “I am LOVED.”

I got up this morning feeling a little down, but didn’t put too much time into those thoughts.

I finally finished my rainbow project and couldn’t wait to start something new. I read so much about this new yarn and I finally broke down and got it.  I couldn’t wait to start on a new project.

I had bought  a new yarn (well new to me, because this yarn has been out for awhile) by Yarnspirations – Caron ‘chunky  cakes’ yarn, and I had an idea of what I wanted to make with it.

I had made a star blanket before using a different yarn (too bad the pictures are in my old phone and half my pictures didn’t transfer to this new phone).

It took me two days to follow the directions on getting it started. I do not like “the magic ring” . It’s  a way to start a blanket by using a loose circle. I hate (let me create myself and take out that word ‘hate,’ because I have always told my son it’s not a nice word), so I REALLY do not like  to stop thinking how I normally start a crochet project and really focus on what I was being taught.

** a side note….  Once again I went back to one of my favorite crafter Jada Stitches on youtube or  https://jaydainstitches.com/

It didn’t take long to pick it up and by the time I got home (had to ride two buses) I was more than halfway done with one ball of  yarn. I worked on it here and there throughout the night, but when I got up I realized something wasn’t right.

I didn’t finish the tutorial and okay I had done it right, but I wasn’t going to do that extra step to get my project straight.  I realized two things that I did on my first blanket and why it didn’t turn out like this one.

One I used a thicker yarn and two I overlooked a step. Shaking my head as I took out my work. I was thinking about doing this same project, but only how I did it before? 

Nope that wasn’t going to work, because I kept on seeing what I had taken out. I needed a new look. It took a minute to find one (a project) I like and was all smiles until I realized I couldn’t follow her.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0j4LSwYeD63QCQXO_UdlD

No problem if I found one person I knew I would find another, and I did. Crochet Caron big cakes blanket (easy one row repeat) by Hooked by Robin  

Okay, my morning was being productive and enjoying my free time. I stopped thinking about things that I needed and wanted to do. I took the trash out and tht short walk made me start thinking again. I should have gone for a walk this morning. It shouldn’t have mattered that I was in pain, because I have been standing on my feet for the past three days (one has to go to work to pay the bills). I know I cannot be  better than me if I don’t work on being a better me.

As I walked through my apartment going towards my bathroom to wash my hands I couldn’t help, but notice the sun coming from the patio doors. I then realized it had been a minute since I had a cup of coffee or even been out on the patio to enjoy my little outside space.

Okay, prepare my bag with my yarn, computer, and phone. I had to make a side step and clean my kitchen before I could fix lunch and enjoy my outdoor time, but  once that was one. I happily did what I set out to do.

Only to run back inside. I knew my dressing was good, but I didn’t realize it was going to attract big black bumble bees towards me. No it was honest. I guess they build another nest somewhere again. I am going to have my son (he is over twenty years old) go out there and look for it and get rid of it.

In a way the flying bugs actually did me a favor, because I was able to eat as I gathered my thoughts for writing. I just remembered I came up with another story (pieces of it anyway) as I was at work. I thought if I had one of those wireless headphones I could talk it out as I stand counting at the front door of my job. 

I bought one, it didn’t work with my old phone, and now that I want to try it with the new phone. I have no idea where it is. It will show up when I stop looking for it. 

Then again I don’t know if I would be able to talk out my story, but one never knows until one tries.  I actually got two stories and I am surprised that neither one were about the next series of books I want to get started on.

I can also add I have been drinking more water today. My goal is to get at least a half a gallon of water or a little over today. That would be 8 cups 16 ounces and I am on my fourth cup. I have three hours to get in four more cups. 

Only time will tell about that, but I am doing way better than before.

I meant to have a cup of hot water this morning before breakfast, but I didn’t remember until after I started eating. It’s okay, I will do it tomorrow. I couldn’t believe all the good things that would come from drinking hot water. Not too hot, I nook mine for  30 seconds, and call that good.

I was going to write down where I read about drinking hot water, good and bad, but my crochet project is calling me. My son is coming over with dinner and a movie.  Family Time is My FAVORITE TIME….

Bye IV Now, LD*

 (1045 word count)