Help with instructions

just started to knit again, pattern says to drop next stitches off (2nd loop of double yarn over on previous row) do I just slip it off the needle?

Welcome!
Are you dropping off both loops of the double yarn over or just one? Usually it’s just one stitch of the double yarn over but your pattern might well be different. Yes, you would just let the stitch slide off the left hand needle.
Is there a link to the pattern or a pattern name?

Thank you for your help…I looked at the pattern and realized I was reading it wrong. So far so good I am sure I will have more questions.