Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en!


This one was one of my favourites! It was featured in a Hallowe'en special Disney did in the 80's. Remember when there used to be a Disney movie every Sunday night? That was one they did for Hallowe'en. All I remember about it was that it was a bunch of scary songs with Disney clips in place of the video. (Ie. Evil Woman featured the wicked stepmothers and witches from Disney movies like Snow White) I wish I could find it again, but in the meantime, here is another great clip.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pain

Ok, to start, I'm a big reader. I love to read; I love books. (Books are my babies.) I read a lot of fantasy, urban fantasy, horror fantasy, and romance (yes, I admit it). People tend to get beat up a lot in these types of books, in fact, some even die. But it isn't the ones that die I want to talk about right now, it's the ones who get beaten up.

As some of you are aware, I fell (dramatically) and broke a few ribs in August. I was incapacitated, barely able to move for a week with huge amounts of pain and suffering for another month (almost 2). In fact, my ribs still hurt and I need to be careful how I move lest they hurt even more. What I don't understand (and how this ties in to the previous paragraph), is how the heroine (or hero) of the above mentioned books is injured, broken ribs too, is able to walk away from - or even continue fighting in - whatever situation brought about these injuries.

Before I fell, I too thought that broken ribs were something to be brushed off, a quick recovery, no big deal. Not so anymore; the pain of that fall is, to date, the most horrible thing I've ever experienced in my life. It was so bad, I thought I managed to break my back and had my husband call 911 and I was expecting to be told I'd done permanent damage to myself.

How do these heroines (or hero's) brush this off? The pain and fear. Am I just a wimp? Can I truly not handle pain? I've suffered many years of debilitating cramps and this was way worse. I've broken my arm before, didn't hurt nearly as bad so what gives? The only theory I've come up with (aside from the whole, I'm a wimp thing) is that perhaps the author has never felt this pain before and, never having felt the pain of broken ribs, does not know how severe it really is. How incapacitating it can be.

Either that, or I really am a wimp.

Monday, October 25, 2010

What a way to start the day!

Woke up to snow on the ground this morning.

It's still snowing.

Treasuries!

Here are the links to the latest treasuries I've done up on Etsy.

Rich

Spicy - All Alberta talent!

I'm going to start posting the links whenever I make new treasuries.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Guess what day it is?

Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday dear Jasmin,
Happy Birthday to me!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pinkwashing

My cousing shared a newslink on facebook and I wanted to share it with everyone here. It really makes you think about the charity purchases you make.

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20101008/pinkwashing-pink-ribbon-101009/

My auntie (my cousin's mother) died of breast cancer and my grandmother successfully beat it back so this issue is close to my heart. I really want to support these products, I really wish the companies donated more though. Companies should NOT benefit off of survivors pain and suffering. That's why, in the past few years, if I want to donate, I'll donate directly to http://www.cbcf.org/en-US/home.aspx.

Think Before You Pink.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Food

What's your favourite thing to do with leftovers? My absolute favourite thing to do as a kid was to make sandwiches out of them. Leftover sausages, meatloaf, or hamburgers? Make a sandwich. Delicious!

Actually, I think my favourite food is a sandwich. There's something about the right combination of a good, grainy bread and fillings that just satisfies me to the core. My favourite? Twelve grain bread, extra-old cheddar cheese, mayo (Miracle Whip, to be exact) and iceberg lettuce with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Absolutely perfect!

Excuse me. I have a sandwich calling my name.

Friday, October 1, 2010

TEAM SALE

We are the Alberta Team and we're thrilled to tell you about our Autumn Harvest Sale! From Oct 1 - 7 check out the shops listed below for great items and great sales!! Each shop is offering their own promotion.

Also check out our team blog at http://www.etsyalberta.blogspot.com!

Alberta Team Autumn Harvest Sale
*Please check all Shop Announcements for Specific Sale Details*

Accessories
http://www.etsy.com/shop/maceme 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/barefoottams 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/barefootclips 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/4rcom 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FPWear 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/cindylouwho2 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/giddyupandgrow 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/kidmarket Buy 2 and get 1 free of equal or lesser value
http://www.etsy.com/shop/applepieaccessories Free Shipping

Art
http://www.etsy.com/shop/firemanbell Free art card (your choice) with purchase of $5+
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jenndphotography Buy 1 Print, Get 1 Print Free
http://www.etsy.com/shop/taibossigai 10% off all items + shipping included
http://www.etsy.com/shop/bluefuze 10% off

Bags and Purses
http://www.etsy.com/shop/nanabrowns 15% off (custom orders excluded)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadetherapy 10% off

Bath and Beauty
http://www.etsy.com/shop/misticalacscents 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Maplecreeksoap 10% off & Breast Cancer Month freebie

Books and Zines
http://www.etsy.com/shop/farrensquare 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoLStationery 15% off

Children
http://www.etsy.com/shop/littlebuggers 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/barefoottams 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/barefootclips 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mamaswoodshop 15% off puzzles & teethers (excludes custom)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/littlebowteek 10% Off Regular Priced Items
http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadetherapy 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Unnamomma 10% off & free shipping on orders of $25+
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Maplecreeksoap 10% off & Breast Cancer Month Freebie
http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperdollaccessories 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/giddyupandgrow 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/freyamaclean Free Canadian Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BennyAndBoo 10% off all blankets
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Applepieaccessories Free Shipping

Crochet
http://www.etsy.com/shop/kabukikreations Free Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/amandafenniak 20% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ufer See shop announcement for details

Dolls and Miniatures
http://www.etsy.com/shop/minibytes 20% off

Everything Else
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoLStationery 15% off

Geekery
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoLStationery 15% off

Glass
http://www.etsy.com/shop/juliechristie Free continental shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sixbabygirls 50% off 1 item (see Shop Announcement)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/glasscircus 20% off

Holidays
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SnowmanCollector 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tooaquarius Free Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/gollygeegeorge Free Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mygrandpaspen 20% off (excludes custom orders)

Housewares
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sybillinart 15% off - See shop announcement
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tooaquarius Free Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/firemanbell Free art card (buyer's choice) with purchase of $5+

Jewelry
http://www.etsy.com/shop/frogprincessdesigns 15% off (excludes custom orders)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybyirene 15% discount (excludes Sale/PIF Items)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/aosta 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/peacockandlime 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/4rcom 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/themegshop 10% Off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/annakozi free shipping + individual marked down items
http://www.etsy.com/shop/kabukikreations Free Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Splurge 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tooaquarius Free Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/bellissimadesigns 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/asecondtime 10% off & free shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/dearange 20% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/cindylouwho2 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sandijagt 15% off (convo first for 20% off!)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/rozzie Blow Out Super Sale Section! Up to 40% off select items!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/robynlisa1979 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sixbabygirls 50% off 1 item (see Shop Announcement)

Knitting
http://www.etsy.com/shop/knittymaxx 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/blockheaters Free continental shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ufer See shop announcement for details

Paper Goods
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mygrandpaspen 20% off (excludes custom orders)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/42things 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/barefootcards 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hdawnparratt 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftyBug 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sushipapercraft Free set of 3 notepads with purchase
http://www.etsy.com/shop/firemanbell Free art card (your choice) with purchase of $5+
http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftedbylindy 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/farrensquare 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MoLStationery 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/hannahcherie 20% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/horncatcreations 10% off any orders over $10
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FPWear 10% off

Patterns
http://www.etsy.com/shop/irenebeadsandbaubles 15% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewsewagain Buy 2 patterns, choose 1 for free

Supplies
http://www.etsy.com/shop/squirrelstock Buy 2 get 1 FREE
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyGrandpasPen 20% off (excludes custom orders)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tooaquarius Free Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/claychicks Free Shipping

Toys
http://www.etsy.com/shop/mamaswoodshop 15% off puzzles & teethers (excludes custom)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/minibytes 20% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tweeling 10% off (excludes custom orders) http://www.etsy.com/shop/freyamaclean Free Canadian Shipping
http://www.etsy.com/shop/stufd 10% off

Vintage
http://www.etsy.com/shop/aosta 10% off
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ANewLife 10% off