Listening to Words…..

We all can talk and some even may understand the words that are coming out of our mouth. But what if you are saying one thing and your meaning is totally different from what you are saying?

I thought I was being nice and letting go and ending a friendship clear and to the point? I was wrong, because they kept reaching out. Phone calls and text messages have gone unanswered. You know you are right, but it still bugs you that there seems no end to this…

You reached out to friends (female friends don’t answer) and one brave person (yes a male friend) who told me my words weren’t strong enough. He heard my anger, and pointed out it wasn’t towards the right person, and I agree.

I have decided I am “NO LONGER GOING TO PUT MY FEELINGS ASIDE TO TALK WITH ANYONE”. As a person no one wants to be alone and if there is a light coming from somewhere even if that light is grey we move towards it.

I LOVE looking up, because just like the clouds I am always changing. There’s beauty in everything and I REALLY DO NOT need someone to tell me I am beautiful or to talk to. I Know I am Loved. I have a few people who I can honestly call my friend (even if we don’t talk every day) and family.  

I am Blessed and it’s time I act like it. I am listening to a song by Jonathan McReynolds & Mali called “Movin’ On,” and I believe everyone should not only listen to these words, but understand them. One has to move on to be free  and Happy. We can either learn and move on or we can stay where we are and die like everyone else. I am not like anyone else I am More than what they see. So, Who Are You?

Bye IV Now LD*

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)