Friday, March 20, 2020

Corona Virus

Hello.

I'm blogging a lot because in a way, this is almost like my journal. I'm sure I'm not alone in what I'm feeling.

I feel lucky and blessed because I'm not sick and neither is my family. I'm also still working too. It's not been easy still being at my job. I walk in the door and get my temperature checked right away. Ironically, it's been below the "normal" temperature for a human. I think the thermometer is wrong. I trust my Vick's thermometer more than anything. When my temperature is checked, my Supervisor who does it is in full PPE gear. He has on a face sheild, a mask over his nose and mouth, gloves and an apron. I swear it's a scene straight out of  the movie "I Am Legend".

You can cut the tension at my job with a knife. Everyone is scared and anxious about the future but we don't talk about it. We are all just trying to survive all of this together.

My kids are out of school right now till who-knows-when. Again, I'm blessed/lucky because when Josh was Maggie's age, we had him in K12 Online School for a little while. Actually, he was in K12 twice. We know what to expect with having school online. I was fully prepared for all of this. They are taking it rather well. They are pretty good at finding stuff to keep themselves occupied.

I'm doing okay too when I'm not at work. I just do art or watch movies. I'm still into doing tie-dying. I'm still waiting on the weather to improve. It was windy today and tomorrow it's going to get cold again. I still might try to dye something.

If you are reading this and your situation is pretty much the same as mine, try not to be scared. I want to say, fear is going to be our true enemy in all this. I have faith that it will all be alright. Most of us made it through 911. We can make it through this too.

Pray, get rest, get outside too. Do what you have to do to stay healthy. As always, THANK YOU for reading my blog.

❤ Christie

Monday, March 16, 2020

Be safe, stay healthy

Hello!!

Things are scary out there! Please stay safe. I'm sure you all know about the CDC websites and such. I found that we all NEED food. Here is a useful tip for shopping at the store in the link below.

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-tips-how-to-shop-for-groceries-the-smart-way/2091894/

Sometimes when I get in a store I panic and I don't think clearly. It's always good to have a list. Pre-plan your meals for the week. Make one trip a week. Get in and get out.

Also,
 I changed the look of the blog (again) because I didn't like how it looked on my phone. Yes, I'm that picky.

Stay safe and healthy,

❤ Christie

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Happy Birthday to ME!!

Hello friends!!

Tomorrow is my birthday and another year older. This is the time when I truly reflect opposed to the new years when usually people do their reflections.

It's been a rough year to say the least. I can see though it all, I've matured a great deal. I can cope with quite a lot. I used to fold-up like a t-shirt when something would go wrong. Now, I feel I can more efficiently handle things.

I wouldn't feel this way if I wasn't saved. I'm a Christian. It happened over a year ago. I decided to give my life to God. I'm so glad I did. I was so filled with absolute anger and it wasn't over anything specific really. I just felt angry all the time toward people and things. I didn't know how to stop it. Well... I did. I knew the ONLY solution.... God.

I gave my life to Him...everything. I deleted anything that was a "parasite" to my relationship with God. I stopped being in chat rooms, I was looking at pornography and I stopped. I stopped everything. I got DOWN ON MY KNEES and said a simple forgive me prayer. I listed all the sins I could remember. I begged God for forgiveness. Begging isn't a requirement but I felt I needed to. I felt that .. wrong. I got up and started cleaning out my life. Everything that wasn't what God wanted for me.

My life changed. Of course things aren't perfect and they won't be as long as we are all here on Earth still. I can handle things better because I'm not alone. I know my Heavenly Dad is beside me. He won't leave me. He won't fail me. I can have expectations and He meets all of them. I can count on Him. I can lean on Him. I can read His word and I am filled with this joy nothing on Earth can measure up to.

I'm not saying I'm the perfect Christian. I'm the perfect sinner though. I was miserable and now I'm not. It's really that simple. I cuss, I judge. I tend to be selfish. I try not to be all those things but my Heavenly Father understands and forgives me. He is working on my weaknesses. He created me. He knows me. He loves me anyway.

If you find yourself in a bad spot and there doesn't seem to be a way out, I'm telling you THERE IS A WAY OUT. You are not alone. Those are lies from Satan himself. You have friends and people who care. You have a Heavenly Father who loves you. He wants you to come to Him.

Just say this simple prayer and yes, ON YOUR KNEES as best as you can DON'T BE LAZY.

God, I'm sorry for what I've done. I'm sorry for all my sins (this is where you can list them one by one).
 You need to be completely honest with God. He knows anyway.

I believe You died on the Cross for me. I believe You rose on the third day. I believe You are alive today. Please wash my sins away and make me whole. Fill me with Your love.

Amen

Now, HALLELUJAH!! You're saved. Just like that. Boom that's it!! Now, the fun part. Find a church. I suggest Cedar Creek if You're from the Toledo, Ohio area. Some church that believes the WHOLE bible including the trinity and the Holy Spirit. All that is important. Trust me.

Read the bible as best as you can. God will help you. He will send His Holy Spirit down to teach you. God truly is amazing.

Most importantly, PRAY AND OFTEN talk to God like you would a friend. He's your comforter. You can lean on Him. He will help you. You just tell Him your problems. Not your wants necessarily but, what's bothering you.

I hope this has helped anyone. I appreciate you...all of you who read my blog. I payed for another year on this domain so, I'm not leaving!!

Take care and God bless,
❤ Christie

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Almost time!!

Hello!!

It's almost time for "tie dye season"!! That's what I'm calling Spring. Soon, the weather outside will be slightly above freezing which will be perfect for tie dying. I have so many techniques I want to try. I will definitely be posting pictures of what I get done.

❤ Christie

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Update

Hello!!

Lately, I've been working on a cool spring project and it's going to be bigger than what I started with the cricut. I've been working on some new tie dye techniques. I'm very excited about it because I've never seen this done on a t-shirt very often. I can't really say much but, I've worn a few t-shirts I made right before the snow started falling and I got a lot of compliments so far. I think this would be something totally awesome. I can even do this technique before laying on vinyl.

In the spring, when I'm able to make shirts again, I'll post some pictures. I think the colors will be nicely blended and look very awesome.

❤ Christie