election results 2020

Dear __________ (I am not sure what I should use as a salutation these days),

Take note of the amount of times I politically correct myself tonight. I ventured off into the sunset this evening to go pick-up some vintage coffee carafes. Don’t worry I used proper Covid-19/Corona Virus/Pandemic protocols.

I was very excited to bring them home shine them up, decorate them and fill them with coffee as Christmas gifts for some special people in my life. Yes, Christmas that holiday that I call Christmas instead of a holiday or another word to describe Christmas. I should also mention when I say, “shine them up” I will sanitize them for fear that as people are reading this there is concern for the well-being of those I want to give the coffee carafes to. When I say “people” I do not mean you precisely, I just mean to whomever feels, as they are reading this, that they (the carafes) should be sanitized.

While on my way, I decided to stop and get something at a grocer. I used to love grocery shopping, it was rather therapeutic for me. Thinking about what I was gonna eat, how I was gonna eat it etc. Now it has become an episode of how not to get yelled at, look at someone or walk the wrong way. I had a kerfuffle with a lady and bounced shortly thereafter forgetting most of the things I went there for in the first place.

I proceeded to my destination mask on, gloves on and grabbed my box of goodies. Before driving away, I stopped for a minute and had some deep thoughts, one in particular. Can I got back to the days of the vintage coffee carafe please?

Back to a time where things were more simple. I am afraid we have created so much structure for ourselves that all logic has gone out the window. Everything makes us tick! The stress over these election results and health matters are one thing but the stress we induce on one another, on a daily basis, is everything. Life was always complicated but have we managed to over complicate it? Our foundation feels broken.

Will we feel relief when the virus (or whatever you call it) goes away or becomes normal (whatever that means)? Will we be happy when the election results come in, or will be just become more angry? You decide, I decide, we all decide how we react.

Just a thought or two to percolate and warm up to.

~J Wishing you peace, love & happiness in this time of confusion. This piece was not intended to offend but to share my everyday life.

Samhain and halloween – DON’T FORGET THE TRADITION

Vision. As we move forward in life we can’t forget where we have come from. History is important. Understanding our roots and past is important. I see Halloween as a huge back to our roots day. Regardless of the times we are in, don’t lose your spirit or forget pay your respects to the tradition that came before us. Some also believe this is a day to say goodbye to those you have lost, showing your respect to the dead.

Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain (a Gaelic word pronounced “sow-win”) is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.” Celebrants believe that the barriers between the physical world and the spirit world break down during Samhain, allowing more interaction between humans and denizens of the Otherworld.

October 31 became known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween, and contained much of the traditional pagan practices before being adopted in 19th-century America through Irish immigrants bringing their traditions across the ocean.

I hope you enjoy this day.

Please note some details have been left out in between history of Samhain and Halloween. Read more here from the source of the historic information (history.com)

Me this year as Lagertha off the show Vikings and yes I understand differences between Viking and Celts culture 😉

Lost in an email

Was there anything wrong with letters? Was there anything wrong with the horse and carriage? Was there anything really wrong with landlines?  They were quite trustworthy and not too faulty.

Tonight I got lost in the technical glitch of an email, that destroyed my entire evening so far. How little something seems and how much weight it carries, it can be magnificent. Emails and their ultimate power.

It is hard to feel like a human in this internet age, sometimes I feel like I should be more robotic. It is as though my monkey brain thinks one thing, whereas my actions are off having to do other things.

Then I realized…well I am just this a:

Human being, a culture-bearing primate classified in the genus Homo, especially the species H. sapiens. Human beings are anatomically similar and related to the great apes but are distinguished by a more highly developed brain and a resultant capacity for articulate speech and abstract reasoning. Source of definition :Britannica

The world being created around me is moving faster than the speed of light. I love antiques, I appreciate our previous slower pace and I cherish the moments where I have time to guide myself in the right direction. By that I mean have time to really think things out.

Moral of this story is don’t forget the past, don’t get lost in the present and try not to worry to much about the future that hasn’t arrived yet.

Roaring 20’s – Nostalgic 90’s Clothing & Accessory Sale

Carefully curated pieces coming out this Sunday, October 6 from 1pm-5pm, don’t miss this closing, accessory & jewellery decor sale. All items and the plates/bowls they are in will be for sale. Some displays + upper cabinets are still for sale.

I am saving up all my best vintage & nostalgic pieces for this one day STORE CLOSING SALE. 4 Hours of Awesome Finds!
-Unique pieces for halloween flapper (20s-30s) parties
-Loads of gear from the 80-90’s.
-Classic party outfits
-Old school casual wear
-Secondhand vintage, retro clothing

Funky T’s, Dresses, Jackets, Jeans, Jewellery, Purses, Shoes Ties & More – Both Mens and Womens wear, various sizes, all seasons

Totally worth the short drive from Ottawa!

~Julia visit Facebook event for more details