Friday, October 28, 2011


Life is slowly beginning to gain back a small sense of normalcy at our house, despite us languishing this past week in the throes of a horrible cold virus.  Let's just say that our household does it's share of keeping the makers of Puff's Plus with Lotion in business!

Now that I'm on the mend, both physically and emotionally from this horrible past month, I hope to get back to blogging for real again, and also hope to start on my "domestic path" again with a renewed sense of purpose.  Cooking from scratch, avoiding processed foods, learning to knit, crochet, sew, etc., and basically living a more authentic vintage life.  By that I mean living how "Grandma used to", not so much getting caught up in the trappings of a vintage lifestyle (clothing, decor, etc).  Not that there's anything wrong with that, and I would if our budget allowed it, but right now we need to embrace true Depression-era living in these scary economic times!

(I do realize the irony of trying to live more in tune to the values of the past, while admitting above that we use Puff's......shouldn't I be using cloth handkerchiefs instead?  Well......since my sinuses are capable of requiring me to go through an entire box of tissues in just a handful of hours, the simple answer is, NO.  Sorry, TMI.)

Anyhoo, just wanted to check in and say that I haven't dropped into oblivion again so soon, and also wanted to say thank you so much for all of your kind and supportive comments this past month.  They are truly appreciated!


  1. Thank you for the kind words on my site. I hope things calm down for you.

  2. Sorry you have been ill and glad to hear that you are on the mend. (Puffs are better than even the softest cloth hankies!)

  3. Hang in there, Betsy! It's tough to keep posts coming at a steady pace...
    Also sorry to hear you have sinus issues...seems like our whole family does - and this time of year, falling leaves emit some 'pollen-like' stuff that evidently gets you as much as the springtime stuff, unfortunately... I know it wonks me out for a few weeks... (hope 'wonk' isn't a bad word...) anyway, you are still in my thoughts and prayers - hope the upcoming holiday season is a special one for you and yours...


  4. Thank you for visiting my blog. It's nice to meet other like-minded bloggers. I'm sorry to hear that you've had a bad month, but glad to hear that you are on the mend. As far as the Puffs go, we use them, too. Just keep baby stepping. :0) I haven't had the opportunity to look at the rest of your site yet, so you may know this already, but I've had sinus issues my whole life and have found that flushing them with a Netti Pot has made a huge difference for me and my family. Hope your back to health soon.


  5. Hope you're all feeling better soon! BTW, my hubby's a hankie man. After 23 years it still creeps me out a bit (ha!) but he swears it's soooo much softer and gentler on his nose!



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