WE MADE IT!
ANOTHER YEAR HAS ALMOST PASSED US BY!
LUCKY US TO STILL BE CELEBRATING AND READING the GOBSMACKED STUFF of THEVINTAGECONTESSA.NET!
I wanted to check in with ALL OF YOU to say I LOVED your emails and notes and phone calls and GIFTS while I took some much needed downtime.As most of you know I was a MESS and had been suffering for years from an ailment NO DOCTOR
nor HOMEOPATH or SPECIALITY DOCTOR could figure out!
It had been going on for years but I took it upon myself to start writing down my EPISODES as I called them SIX YEARS AGO November!
In a nutshell I would lose my vision then feel faint then be left with a headache…….for up to TWO DAYS.
No over the counter meds could take the headache away.
It was like I had been struck by a TRUCK.
The feeling FAINT part; I thought I was dying…………..
Needless, to say THAT WOULD BE THE END OF MY DAY!
Not a whole lot of STUFF got done for years!
So, now I am playing CATCH UP and LOVING THE PROCESS!
I have spent SEVEN DAYS cleaning the pantry and I am still NOT DONE!
(Mine you not the whole day!)
I have been sorting and tossing and trying hard to give stuff away but the MARIE KONDO just does not sit well with me!
I have polished silver and organized vases.
I have alphabetized my spices!
THANK YOU DAVID PHILLIPS divine friend of YEARS for that brilliant IDEA!
My pantry is for DRY FOODS plus I have to share with MR. & MRS. WASHER & DRYER plus the floral gizmo’s and ribbons!
Also,THEODORABLE GATTO FANTASTICO THEODORE the ORANGE CAT EATS IN THERE!
Many aspects to figure OUT!
NOT AS EASY AS IT SHOULD BE!
I’m REALLY in NO hurry as it has bothered me for MONTHS, well years actually and I AM SO HAPPY I CAN DO IT NOW!
YOU see before I couldn’t move my head up or down or move quickly from side to side……..
I would get terribly DIZZY and LIGHT HEADED.
But NONE OF THAT ANYMORE!
I AM FEELING SO MUCH BETTER!
I started a new medication on SEPTEMBER 27,2021 and I had a few hiccups at first, but after three weeks I was getting REALLY HOPEFUL!
I had ONE EPISODE as I called them that was VERY SHORT in a months time.
It’s been over two months now I have had TWO TOTAL EPISODES very short and TWICE my eyes wanted to GO BUT DIDNOT!
The sensation is that my eyes are “LOCKING”.
STEADY AS SHE GOES!
I feel THAT is PROGRESS!
I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSIS WITH FOCAL SEIZURES due to EPILEPSY.
I AM ON AN ANTISEIZURE MEDICATION called BRIVIACT.
It’s EXPENSIVE but worth it in my case.
It costs $150.00 for 60 pills.
AND thats with INSURANCE so $2.50 a pill or Five dollars a day!
IAM WORTH IT!
DON’T YA THINK?!!!
WHAT do you think of my NEWEST FIND A VINTAGE NECKLACE?
This wonderful Lady on Instagram GRABBED MY ATTENTION for a couple of months before I COMMITTED!
I MUST HAVE BEEN SICK!
AS NORMALLY I WOULD HAVE JUMPED RIGHT ONBOARD WITH THIS IDEA!
CATHY SEXTON, is taking Vintage Rhinestone Pins or fur clips and making them neckwear!
SHE IS RECYCLING THEM TO BE PART OF OUR DAILY LIFE!
THESE ARE GREAT BITS TO WEAR WITH JEANS AND A WHITE SHIRT
OR A MAXI DRESS or FOR that matter A WEDDING as your SOMETHING OLD!
HAVE A SNEEKY PEEK or GRAND TOUR BY CLICKING RIGHT HERE!
I make zero money by sharing MY FINDS!
MY ONLY SELFISH PURPOSE IS TO KEEP THESE LADIES IN BUSINESS SO I CAN KEEP ON SHOPPING!
If I find something I LOVE.
I FALL HARD………….
I think these TWO MIGHT BE IN MY INVENTORY NOW!!!!
AND MAYBE ONE OF THESE!
I have been LUCKY as WE had NEW NEIGHBORS a year ago, but they MOVED not far away,
Because they purchased a HOME;
I get visits from Time to Time!
I had just made the CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES when he arrived!
I had him pick out his own vessel for milk!
He picked the Pink glass!
AT this visit he decided he needed some little gift for his NANA……….so I said,” GO SHOP!”
I told HIM I will tell you if I NEED to keep it or you can give to your NANA ,who by the way has been MY FRIEND for YEARS!
Let me just say HE HAS EXQUISITE TASTE LIKE HIS NANA!
WE wrapped it in tissue and I sent him on his MERRY way!
WHAT WAS IT YOU SAY?
A BEJEWELED VOTIVE I HAD ON MY DESK WHEN I had the ANTIQUE SHOP
with a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on it!
I GUESS I TOO CAN HAVE A MARIE KONDO MOMENT!
This is ONE SPECIAL LITTLE BOY AND I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE HIM IN MY LIFE!
Giving me a THUMBS UP on the cookies!
IF YOU WANT TO READ MY LAST POST ON MY HEALTH AND THE DIAGNOSIS after almost SIX YEARS
The delivery in OUR CYBER WORLD CAN BE A BIT SKETCHY FROM TIME TO TIME!
I am writing to you today as I cannot eat ONE SINGLE THING just drink.
Not the GOOD STUFF EITHER!
Clear liquids………..Guess where I am headed TOMORROW?
YEP, you got it if your over 60.
The good news is I will be able to MANGIA BENE for TURKEY DAY on Thursday!
I was just there 8 months ago for THIS PROCEDURE
at that time they wanted me back in SIX MONTHS!
I recall specifically asking if they would contact me or should I contact them and it was stated.
THEY WOULD CONTACT ME!
I thought about it for a moment thinking that’s NOT GOOD normally you go back in 5 to 10 years!
Well, I contacted them and got MORE of an EXPLANATION…….seems they want to check on some TISSUE!
NERVOUS you say?………. YES……A LITTLE BIT!
Then there is the BLACK spot on my leg.
It looked like a pimple but would NEVER come out NO MATTER HOW MUCH I SQUEEZED IT!
Had that burned off and after TWO months it’s still RED underneath and the whole circumference
AND THAT BLACK DOT IS STILL THERE!!!
I sent a photo to the DERMATOLOGIST and she thinks its a BRUISE NOW!
Heck, I have not even been shaving MY LEGS TO MAKE CERTAIN IT HEELED RIGHT!
Does look bruised on the left but thats just my veins!
I am ALWAYS COLD.
Especially my hands, nose and feet.
The two little BLACK DOTS are my pen showing THE DOCTORESSA where the question lies……..
Does this look normal for two months AFTER a PROCEDURE
to those of you who have had this stuff worked on before?
I was told it was a form of CANCER!
SORRY NOT A PRETTY PICTURE!
NO PINNING ALLOWED!
MY A~TEAM…………BETTY uses BANKSY as a stepping stool for this loveseat!
Going UP and DOWN!
Banksy is a GOOD SPORT about it!
Think I shared this INSTAGRAM STORY with YOU ALL?
As I purchased this product then was given 50% off for another tube if I did a video of MYSELF!
Total Views as of NOVEMBER 22.
45,357 ……………does THAT MAKE ME AN INFLUENCER NOW!!!
I don’t think SO but it sure made me SMILE……..and most of the comments were SO NICE!
I do get a chuckle how WOMEN attack YOU by saying the photo has OBVIOUSLY been edited!
I would NEVER do THAT even if I KNEW HOW TO DO IT!
WOMEN ARE A FUNNY BREED………..why are we so NASTY?
I did get to go to a BIRTHDAY PARTY in OCTOBER!
I was picked up by a Dear FRIEND and DRIVEN TWO HOURS SOUTH……….
I had THE BEST TIME……………THE PEOPLE, THE FOOD, THE AMBIANCE……..ALL GRAND!
IT was good to EXIT MY LITTLE ABODE
as I have been held up there, basically for the LAST THREE YEARS due to how I was NOT FEELING WELL.
MY necklace here comes from LONDON!
Again another INSTAGRAM DISCOVERY…………TAP TAP TAP HERE!
SHHHHH………It is hand painted water bottle BITS, so ANOTHER GENIUS RECYCLED ACCESSORY!
SO LIGHT WEIGHT YOU DO NOT EVEN FEEL IT!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT AS WELL!
THANKS ~GIVING HAS PASSED but I THOUGHT you all should have this BOOK on your radar……….for NEXT YEAR!
ANOTHER BLOGGER, I MET IN PERSON YEARS AGO WELL,
IT WAS WRITTEN BY HER SISTER AND TWO NEPHEWS
IN HONOR OF THEIR HUSBAND and FATHER.
I HAVE READ IT FROM COVER TO COVER AND IT’S NOT A COOKBOOK IN REALITY!
IT IS MORE OF A HOW TO PULL THANKS ~ GIVING OFF WITH BRILLIANT SUCCESS!
FROM TABLE SETTINGS TO COCKTAILS TO GAME TIME with FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
OF COURSE HOW TO DO THE TURKEY AND SIDE DISHES AND WHAT NOT TO DO!
I FOUND IT A VERY INFORMATIVE READ AND MOST ENJOYABLE TOO!
YOU CAN FIND IT HERE BY TAPPING!
I HAVE TO SAY THEY TOOK A REALLY SAD EVENT AND MADE A HAPPY HAPPY BOOK!
Besides JEWELS for the NECK CATHY SEXTON HAS TREES FOR ADORNING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.
THESE TREES ARE 5 to 12 inches tall.
They are VINTAGE and from CZECHOSLOVAKIA from the 1940’s.
DO EMAIL HER IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OF WHAT SHE HAS and a quote on pricing.
TO copy and paste hold down the COMMAND button and press your mouse over the area you would like to COPY!
On my computer it becomes BLUE.
Be careful NOT to get MORE than you want!
If that happens just try AGAIN………
Then off you go to WRITE AN EMAIL and hold down COMMAND and hit P for paste.
I know this is elementary for MOST, but I also know a few of you are computer challenged LIKE ME!
FIRST FINISH THE POST THEN GO WRITE YOUR EMAIL!
These remind me so much of my LARRY VBRA CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION……………PINS.
IT’s time NOW to get your shopping and menu’s planned.
Hopefully, get a few lunch dates in there as well……….
ENJOY THIS TIME!
It’s all about FAMILY & FRIENDS NOW!
IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK to the BLOG………….I HOPE YOU ARE ALL THRIVING AND HEALTHY AS CAN BE!
I have a bit of LIVING TO CATCH UP ON NOW!