Let’s Start Over

I’ve been discovering myself all over again. You know, it’s a good thing to change things up now and then. To change how you do things and work out what is best for you. That’s what its all about right? To make yourself the best that you can be.

Well, for better or worse, I have done some major renovation on myself. Including my diet and not only what I eat, but how I eat.  So far it’s going really well. I’m not only losing weight, I’m feeling so much better than I was.

I have also started knitting which I have discovered that I LOVE!!  I have been crocheting for over 30 years and although I still adore crocheting, I must admit that my new passion is to knit.  Go look at my Instagram photos in the sidebar to the right. You will see some of what I have been doing and of course, I will post some photos here from time to time. It feels so good to have a passion for something again. I will have to admit that I had lost my passion for a while.

My writing skills have not turned to dust as I had feared.  It’s been some time since I have written anything here and my novel writing had all but disappeared. I have restarted the keyboard and all engines are up and running again.

So get ready world cause here I come!

Starfish

Found in the clear beautiful water off of Stocking Island in the Bahamas.

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Starting Off Slowly

This year has not started off as I thought it would have. I’ve spent the vast majority of 2018 being ill. Not the typical flu bug, but getting ill from a medication that I had full trust in the doctor to give me. I’m still getting over this and I feel much better. It will however take some time to recuperate.

I am going to spend my time sitting and crocheting as I feel up to it. I need massive amounts of sleep, probable best for now to let my body heal. I had wanted to write more in this blog and have gotten side tracked…derailed as it were.

Be that as it may, while I am resting and sleeping, I can let my “imagination” run wild! pexels-photo-279470.jpeg

My Word For 2018

Imagination”

There is nothing like imagination. The word comes into play in just about everything we do or say. Just think about it. Imagination. When you imagine different scenarios for a situation, you use your imagination. I know that I use my imagination when I try to come up with a pattern for my crochet work. Different patterns and stitches that I have used throughout my life are definitely thought about. So I have to use my imagination when I crochet a new pattern. I might use a little of one pattern and then switch over to another completely different pattern for another row. Or, I might combine the two stitches for the pattern and come up with a whole new stitch.

That’s what is so lovely about crochet work. I bet that you never thought of it as using your imagination have you? That is what all of us crafters, artisans and writers use every day…our imagination. It’s a wonderful thing.

Don’t waste it. The next time something pops into your head, you might think that it’s silly. Trust me, sometimes the sillier an idea is, the better it is. Write it down in a notebook, you can call it your Imagination book, or a scrap of paper if you wish and hold on to it. The next time you are trying to come up with something, go to your notebook of imagination and take a look. You might be pleasantly surprised at what your imagination has thought of.

Imagination is a wonderful thing. I personally love this song from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Gene Wilder did a beautiful job.

Pure Imagination”

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello!  I want to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. My husband Greg and I are going to spend Thanksgiving with my sister Tracy and her boyfriend Josh.

This is the time of year when I often think of how thankful I am for different things in my life.

Greg and Tracy are the glue that holds me together. Greg is so very supportive of all that I attempt. Our 20 or so years together have seen more ups than downs. He is my everything.

Tracy is not only my sister, she is my very best friend in the world. I could not imagine my life without her. I am so very thankful that she lives close to me. I love our sister night. It is pure bliss to spend quality alone time with you. I also love our movie nights with Josh.

I am thankful for my knowledge of crochet, without which I would not be able to do my charity work.

I am thankful for my Mom. She is no longer with us and while we had our rough patches, she taught me so much and the older I get, the more I realize it.

I am thankful for all of you. Without you, I would not get that warm feeling in my heart to write for my blog.In the comments section, please tell me what you are thankful for.