Monday, 31 March 2014

The Toronto Vintage Society

hey there...thought you might be interested in this - The Toronto Vintage Society has a terrific blog! These are very taleted and lovely ladies with a love of all things vintage. Check it out, I'm sure you'll find something to love! :)



Friday, 28 March 2014

Good news / bad news,...sort of...

Bad news first:

I'm not going to be able to make it to the Gadsen's sale this Sunday March 30th. Due to recent back problems, I have been barley putting in a full day at work, and pretty much collapsed - physically and spritually - on the couch at home any time I'm not at work. and I was really looking forward to checking this out - shit! However, there is the next one (either fall or next year), so all is not lost.

The back problems are now being taken care of. I have once again put myself in the hands of a Chiropractor, as these problems crop up every once in a while (but the last time I actually saught out treatment was 10+ years ago, silly me). Yesterday was my first treatment, and I must say I'm impressed with the new Doctor. Well, he's not that new at that location, but he took over from the previous Doctor who retired, so to me he's "new". I went from a shambling wreck of sorts to a person that can now walk fairly normally, and to me that's a big improvement. *lol* Now, this is not the usual or past "crack and crunch" type of Chiro that was so popular many years ago. It would be easier to describe it as being like Accupressure, but not quite. It's mainly gentle stimulation of the nerves to promote self-healing. Here's a link to the clinic I'm going to, the "Network Family Care Center" (fka "My Chiropractor"). You can read up about it all yourself, should you so desire. Short version of the story, I can walk again and the pain is pretty much dulled to background levels, if not actually gone.

Now, I'm not what one could call a tree-hugging, veggie-only eating, spiritual guru type New Age weirdo (but hell, this planet needs all types of people in it to keep things interesting, you know?). This "whole body / mind / spiritual" thing is a little lost on me - and frankly seems rather silly at times. It works for some, though, so who am I to laugh and point, right? One question that was on one of the forms was "Rate from 1 - 10 how much you're willing to do to solve this problem" or something to that effect. I gave my number, but added that it depended on how strange the suggestion was - as in "No leeches, please". Now this did get the intended laugh, but as one of my health issues is Anemia, the last thing I need is leeches sucking what little iron out of my blood that I have. And while I refuse to stand in the middle of the room chanting "ohm" with feathers in my ears and crystals shoved up my ass, I am willing to do a fair amount of the work on my own to heal my body. Which right now involves a lot of reading and learning - or refreshing my memory from the last time I went to a Chiropractor.

Enough of my ramblings.

The good news:

You should really read this post by the lovely and talented Oonaballoona - especially if you have had doubts about yourself in your deepest and most secret heart. Especially if you're any sort of a creative type, a woman, someone who enjoys beauty in all of it's forms, or just plain needs an honest and uplifting message about life. Or just read it because you're a fellow human being on this planet. It left me feeling good... :)

Monday, 24 March 2014

Re-posting a generous giveaway!! :)

The lovely and talented Jessica at Chronically Vintage has found an amazing shop on etsy called 4TheLoveOfVintage - and together they're doing a giveaway!

This giveaway from 4TheLoveOfVintage is for a $40.00 store credit to be spent on anything in their shop - caveat: please pop over to Jessica's blog entry for full details and entry instructions! Even if you choose not to enter this giveaway, there's plenty of eye-candy to look at in the shop.

Well, what a wonderful way to celebrate the coming of Spring!

You remember Spring, right? *LOL*



Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Hair-raising thinking... ;)

Ok, so...been thinking of either bleaching my hair pretty much platinum (like it used to go during the Summer when I was a child), ooorrr... What about a nice purple shade?

Hell, I'm 43 and have worked at my office job for about 9 years - I think I have a stellar enough reputation to get away with the funky colour in the office! *lol*

What say you?


P.S. Say, I found this blog entry interesting (yep, I do have varied tastes, what can I say?) Actually, one thing I can say is "Don't get me started on the origins of "Ring Around the Rosie" that most children in North America sing". Pretty much the same time and circumstance as discussed in that blog entry.

See, you really DO learn something new every day! ;)


Monday, 3 March 2014

What does Mugsy watch on the tele?

Like anyone really cares... *lol* But I do, so I'm telling the world - and now it's out there hanging in space...forever! Mwa ha ha ha!!


besides the obvious pastime of occasionally catching the news, and this news, too, there are a few programs I like to try and keep up with:

"* Farm" (and for once, the little star does NOT stand for bad language). A terrific little BBC series (that I watch on TVO) that covers different time-periods in agriculture. One was named ""Wartime Farm"", another was ""Edwardian Farm"", and so on. Currently showing is a new-to-Canada series called ""Tudor Monastery Farm"" which I plan upon not missing a single episode of. And yes, I probably should have used "Wikipedia" links all along, but I'm trying to show off our terrific Ontario-based broadcast channel - so sue me. *LOL*

Oops, off topic there a little... In any case, these shows have been fascinating to watch and learn from - I learned how to make cottage cheese in one episode of "Wartime Farm". The presenters are extremely knowledgable (2 archeologists and a historian, so I should think they'd be quite knowledgable), and are also quite enthusiastic as well. That enthusiasm is rather catchy and keeps me hooked on the series - and I must admit, Ruth (the historian) is not only obviously VERY into re-enacting, she has the best laugh ever! :) As well, you might want to look up Peter - it appears he has quite the fan following amongst the ladies! Alex is just a total charmer. 'nuff said. ;)

I am quite the fan of "N.C.I.S." (but sorry, not the L.A. spin-off. I've tried, but it just misses the mark for me, and too bad - I'm a big fan of Linda Hunt) A fun program to watch and be envious of Abbey's style. ;)

"Bones" is a lot of fun, too (provided you can get past the usually gruesome openers for each episode). It's been interesting watching Bones' character develop over time from a total "brainer" with almost no social skills to being married with a daughter. She makes no apologies for being briliiant - something us women need to remember more often.

There are other programs I watch sporadically - including the somewhat guilty pleasure of watching "Duck Dynasty" (which is totally real, right?? No scripting there, no way... *LOL*) Seen many documentaries on the above mentioned TVO, really rather intersting stuff (to me, anyway). Some past faves were "Millennium" and "Brimstone". Even further back in time... "Magnum P.I.", "The A-Team" (hey, I always thought Murdock was a total babe! *lol*), and "St. Elsewhere".

Well, thanks for joining me on this totally selfish memory lane trip. Actually, it would be nice to hear about programs that you enjoy or grew up with that you just can NOT get out of your brain (hello, "Solid Gold" anyone?).

TTFN, and have a super-splendiferous day!