Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Blogs and shopping and job hunting

Oh my! *lol*

Looking for a new position within the company...not being given a choice as I have an end-of-October deadline. Knew this was coming, but it's still a kick in the head when it does, am I right? Watching my back for knives... ;)

Been looking up smoothie recipes on my fave site AllRecipes A totally fun place to hang out and make yourself hungry! Considering the switch from solid-food lunch (or would dinner be better?) to semi-liquid...not just for dieting (and I could stand to lose about 20lbs give or take), but from a health factor. Slowly trying to cut back on my obvious sugar intake and incorporate more "real foods" into my diet. The less procesed the better to my thinking, so this should be interesting. Trying to get a little more exercise in my day as well. I'm pretty good about taking stairs as opposed to escalators (sometimes even elevators), walking instead of transit, and getting enough wlaking time while at work (broken up into small intervals), but I certainly ned more. I'm going to try and get back into my weight routine - just basics with hand weights at home - and more walking. Due to being an arthritic old fart I need more low-impact routines than anything else, so I'm also thinking of trying some form of yoga as well. Flexibility is a good thing! *lol* I wonder if my eventual goal should be belly-dancing? Meh, let's just fit in more exercise and move on from there, shall we? Anyone familiar with my sewing promises and picture posting promises knows how much of a procrastinator I can be! :)

Shopping too much on Etsy...however, any of you with a leaning towards 1950s hats should take a look at a shop run by a friend of mine in New Jersey, Jan, at Briony Lodge Vintage on Etsy. She does sell from other eras (mainly the 1930s to the 1940s), but she is currently holding a "Closeout" sale of her more modern hats from the 1950s and 1960s, so hurry in and take a look around before the sale ends - and it will by the end of the month (July), if not before. Use her coupon code "TAKE10" (without the quotes) for an extra 10% off your purchase, and tell her I sent you! :)

Must get back to work now - I'd hate to get caught blogging in the office, especially now *lol* Have a terrific day y'all!!



  1. I caught wind of Jan's stunning shop shortly after it opened last year and have been in love with her stunning vintage hat offerings ever since. She really, really finds some breathtaking pieces and prices them very fairly, IMO. It's great to see that she's doing so well sales wise in her first year and I really wish her nothing but the best in her second year on Etsy and beyond.

    Good luck with the new position hunt. I can imagine that that must be a very stressful spot to be in.

    Wishing you a peaceful, awesome rest of the summer,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. Belly dancing is wonderful, i took lessons in two different cities i've lived in. Great exercise! I need to start doing something too, yoga because standing on my feet all day has tightened my back something horrible. But i also need more aerobics in order to drop some pounds and gain some much needed energy.

    1. I hear you on the back problems...terrific idea on how to try and resolve that issue, it should help loosen things up.

      I found that even if I could "circle" my ankles (revolve them first one way then the other) for a few seconds every half our or so helped at least keep blood flowing through my legs and feet. I used to work retail and about the only time we got to sit was during our 1/2 hour lunch (I was a smoker back then, so sitting while taking a quick puff wasn't an option). You need to treat yourself to a massage, even if only at home and working on your legs and feet *lol*