Friday, January 9, 2015

All I Have Wished For Will Be

Ruth St. Denis and Denishawn dancers in Yoga meditation.
I am OBSESSED with Ruth St. Denis.

 
2014 was a Crazy Year for me. You may or may not know that I have really struggled with my health over the past two years. And this year. 2014. I discovered that I had been misdiagnosed and was being treated for the WRONG THING all this time! See what I mean? Crazy.
But the Good News for me is that I found an adorable doctor (those are two words that you don't often see together) who is finally helping me to get back to myself.
This is why I think she is adorable ~ she correctly diagnosed me and is helping me to get better AND she loves to shop at Thrift Stores!!! Whenever I have an appointment with her we compare notes about the local Thrift Shop Scene.
 Thrift Girl Power! Yeah! 
 
Did you know that just smelling Rosemary can alleviate anxiety? Well it's True!
I always told myself that if for some reason I ended up in prison I would pass the time by learning a new language. I have no idea what I would have done to put me into prison but...you just never know, right? Well, being ill all this time FELT like prison. I did not learn a new language but I definitely gave the swear words in my own language a workout.
So here are a few things I did to pass the time.

Here's where I spent too much of 2014. In my bed. The picture of the vintage shoes is to remind me that very soon I will be wearing actual CUTE SHOES once again. Yes. I. Will.
Cute shoes, n'est-ce pas? 

I read a lot. Mostly books about feisty women. 
I did some knitting.
 Look at that. I Macgyvered a bread bag clip to keep the yarn from slipping off of the end of the knitting needle.
 
I won this beautiful necklace of a swinging girl from Coulda Shoulda Woulda's Instagram giveaway that I was not even aware that I had entered. Thank you so much Naomi. It is PERFECT.  
I took lots of scenic car drives.
This is the gorgeous Self Realization Fellowship In Encinitas, California all lit up for the holidays.
 
And I did a bit of on-line shopping. This 70's hippie dress is from Thriftwares Vintage.
I just love it so much. I can't wait to wear it out in public while wearing SHOES.
 
Crimson Ball Sinks From View.
Click HERE for some Donovan wonderfulness.
So CHEERS to a HAPPY HEALTHY Running Around Doing What You Want New Year for EVERYONE!!!
 
So what do YOU do to help pass the time when you are housebound?
 
I'll be recycling Radiant Orchid at Spy Girl's 52 Pick-me-up: Pantone Party
And joining the fancy dress party at Patti's Visible Monday


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    1. Thanks. Hey. What a great resource.

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  2. Your dress!!!!!! I love it! Glad you're on your way to better health :)

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    1. Yeah. It's kind of your style, too. Now that I'm getting the hang of online shopping I may be making a visit to your Etsy shop!

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  3. Hi Connie, I had a tough, challenging and busy 2014. Thank God, all of my hard work had paid off and 2015 started with all good things for me. I hope all the good things will continue on for you and for me. Thank you for keeping up with me on my Blog. I wish you all the best in the New Year!

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  4. You are such a positive, wonderful light on the Internet! I am so glad you have a good doctor now! Also: I've totally thought about what I'd do in prison. I'd read a lot! All the classics. Finally: "The Paris Wife" was so good, don't you think?

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    1. Oh! I just started it. Now I'm excited.

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  5. Aw hon, what a shitty year (s) you've had-here's hoping 2015 will be soooo great it more than makes up for the past couple. Crap year here too, though the only interesting thing I've read lately was, The Great Influenza, about the 1918 flu. Fascinating, but probably not the thing to read when you feel ready to expire.

    That dress is a beauty-wash it on cold (learn from my failures). If I click the link, I'm not going to have to watch Donovan doing TM with David Lynch or something, am I?

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    1. Well, yeah, something like that. It is Donovan after all. Go ahead. Click it.

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  6. So glad you're getting the health issues under control … there will be no stopping you once you feel 100%.
    When I'm staying in I like to read, draw, watch crime shows on the telly, waste way too much time playing games on the iPad and avoid housework wherever possible ;0)
    xx

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  7. I like crime shows, too. You'll notice I mentioned nothing about housework.

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  8. This is your year Connie, "Connie 2015" or C2015 for short, your year for red shoes, black shoes, glitter shoes, dancing shoes, high shoes, all show-off shoes - making up for lost time. Thank goodness you found a real doctor!! You should have advertised in the thrift shops for one I guess, where all the clever people go. Your dress is beautiful and you look like a guru. I'm so glad you are on the upswing!!

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    1. C2015. Oh Melanie you are way better than ANY doctor. And I'd like to borrow your green grass boots, please.

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  9. So pleased you have found a doctor that you like and can help you on the road to recovery, and she likes to thrift shop!! BONUS!!! My doctor is a good sort and knows and understands me soooooo very well. I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for her, I would have been locked up for sure, not prison but definitely an institution! You Connie my dear look absolutely stunning in that hippy frock, the colours are magnificent!! I am going to pick some Rosemary now and start sniffing!!

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  10. It is WONDERFUL that you found an adorable doctor. I too know how it feels to be misdiagnosed and to finally find the right person who can help. What a wonderful inspirational story, and I can't wait to see you modeling the cute shoes :)
    I think the necklace of the woman swinging is the cutest and most clever piece of jewelry I've seen in a long time. I must follow this Instagram. Now for your dress KA-UUTENESS!! I love vintage 70s and so very California. You're looking great Connie :)

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    1. Oh no. Not you, too? It seems this misdiagnosis business happens far too often. The docs need to get more creative.

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  11. Connie, I can't tell you how delighted I am to see a post from you! And to hear some positive news about the adorable doctor who will help you recover your mojo and your dancing shoes. And to see you looking beautiful in your 70s hippy-tastic frock! What gorgeous colours and print. Love that necklace you inadvertently won, and your bedroom looks like a rather lovely place to hang out.
    Yes, it's reading for me, when I'm stuck in. I can spend ridiculous amount of time online if I'm in the mood, but sometimes I want to lose myself in real paper pages. So I do.
    PS. Your comment about using song titles/lyrics as post titles made me laugh so much - I think I'll have to write a song called Personality Soap now! xxx

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    1. Yes, I tend to fall down the Google Rabbit Hole.

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  12. Connie, I missed your posts. I love your frock, fabulous colours. Great you have found a thrift shop loving doctor who also knows what she is talking about. Happy, healthier C2015 xx

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  13. I so hope to see you tip toeing through the tulips this spring...with your favourite shoes on!!! Really! What a blessed relief to finally get some right answers...adorable doc is just the right moniker I say! Now onward to healing, and health, and high top sneaks...or whatever your footsie pleases!

    Your hippie dress is the most luscious of colours! Want, want, want!

    Housebound? Ugh....I do have my sewing machine, but if I'm not feeling great and sink low pretty fast...

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    1. It is true that it is hard to feel inspired when you feel crummy.

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  14. Your good karma is finally paying you back, and it's about time, too, you gorgeous hippie! I'm so glad to hear that things are looking up for you, although you have obviously put your down-time to good use (the Macgyver clip is genius!).

    Now I'm going to go listen to Donovan and imagine what you might possibly be put in prison for.

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  15. <hiya, thanks for your kind comment, decided not to close it down!! xoxo

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  16. How great to hear from you! You're looking fighting fit and ready to take on 2015 and all it throws at you - not that you didn't with last year, creating and getting inspired.
    So glad you've found a decent doctor. xxxx

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    1. You and me both. You know how important it is. I know that you have been there.

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  17. you entered bc it was quietand you commented on a post :)

    so glad you got diagnosed correctly. that is half the battle, i had the same thing a few years ago when they said it was nothing...i wish you a great 2015 xx

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    1. Oh no. Not you, too, my little Naomi!

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  18. I've missed you, Connie - and it's fantastic to hear you're on the healthy track with a good doctor! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, and I hope 2015 is joyful for you. xo

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    1. I can't wait to be a regular part of the Patti Party!

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  19. so nice you are on the healthy track, I forgot to say that -- what a shame! ^^

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  20. Isn't something ? they were treating you for the wrong illness? I hope you get better and fast!
    So happy for you that you found that adorable doctor who loves thrifting
    When i was housebound last spring i could not do very much, i watch a lot of B&W old movies, this is what my brain could handle at that time

    Love

    Arianexo

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    1. When I was in so much pain I could barely even watch tv. So happy that both of us are back in the swing!

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  21. It's so lovely to see your sweet face again back in Blogland again Connie! I love the new frock, it's a beauty, so unusual to find anything in purple. No, I didn't know that about rosemary, that's really good to know. In my Mum's place they have rosemary and lavender in the garden, we always have a good old sniff. You've put such a brave face on your illness, but it's obviously been a huge burden. I really hope the new Doctor Thrift will help to get you back on the path to recovery soon. We need to see more of you! Xxx

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    1. Doctor Thrift. That's a great name. Just wish that her fees were a bit more of the thrift shop variety.

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  22. Oh my goodness, you're back?? I had no idea you had been sick but glad to hear you're on the mend with a better doctor. You look great by the way, who would have ever known? Not us cyber stalkers!

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  23. Welcome Back! Welcome Back! Welcome Back! I have missed your posts! I love your 'inspiration shoes' hanging above your bed and you look marvelous my dear. So much fun having a marathon texting session during the Golden Globes, felt like a party. Grateful that you found good medical help and may 2015 be a kickass kinda year :-)

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  24. The dress is gorgeous...good luck with the doctor!!

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  25. Congratulations on finding a real doctor and being on the mend. Thrifting (and sewing) is the way. Along with purple dresses, you look divine. Now tell me, tell me please. What's in your Tina Givens package?! puleeze.

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  26. Welcome back!

    I am so glad you have found a Dr. that is helping you. They are as rare as...well...what the heck is the rarest thing in the world? A yellow diamond? I really hope you will continue to feel better. Life tends to lose it's allure when you are sick.

    bisous
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  27. boo misdiagnoses!! Hooray to getting on the right track to good health!! Looooooove that dress so hard!

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  28. You look gorgeous, Connie and I'm glad to hear that they've sorted out your diagnosis. What a nightmare! A lovely bit of tinsely knitting and that necklace is adorable.xx

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  29. I'm so happy you found an adorable doctor and I'm so happy you are feeling better! I can't imagine how suffocating and difficult it has been - I didn't know about rosemary (must get some) and I think there is power in a profane swear word rant (I make mine up, it's filthy bad) powerful women are an inspiration too and I can see your power, you look and are magnificent x x x

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  30. I am so delighted that you have found a doctor that you can rely on. Misdiagnosis, what a bummer, but from now on, dear Connie, the only way is up; hight heels, tippety toes, whatever! Here's to a healthy, happy 2015. :-)-x

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  31. I feel I found you only to lose you again. So now, hopefully we are on track for 2015! Yeehah!
    Sorry to hear of your woes. If you read my blog you'll find I understand only too well.
    But purple yoga hippy dresses set the world ablaze...or at least at peace!
    When I am resting I read, compute, knit, sew, sleep, listen to music, do yoga... I have the feeling I may have turned a corner as well, and hopefully 2015 will be epic(as my kids say)! xo Jazzy Jack

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  32. Liking your hippy dress and here's to better health!

    Popped by from the 52 pickup

    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2015/01/what-is-chill-and-how-do-i-do-it.html

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  33. You look radiant, Connie, and I love that dress!!! :)

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  34. Connie it is so wonderful to see you back 'here'! Such a lovely post my dear! I am so happy you have found your adorable doctor! Here's to a most wonderful New Year! xox

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  35. Darling Connie!!! I didn't know the extent of your health issues, but am delighted to hear they are being happily addressed and that you keep improving! Wow! You are looking like that's the case; so pretty in purple, and haute-elegant hippy with a good attitude! Very Zen. I had to go look up Ruth St. Denis ... so glad to meet her.
    Very glad for you that you have a great new doctor who can actually get it right. I refer to my own doctor as My Internal Medicine Bitch. She's awful personally, but is pretty good at her job. Sad that she's such a condescending cow ... her response to the last question I asked her was "Do you really want to know or are you just showing off?" I'm shopping ... lucky me that my health concerns are easily managed right now.
    Misdiagnosis is astonishing to me in this day and age, and where you are. It doesn't surprise me here in MidNowhere, but I guess that it's true that diagnosis is tricky and more art than science sometimes. So glad all is better, Connie. I join you in being glad this last year is past. Happy that we're both here to greet the new one!

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    1. Misdiagnosis is one thing. We're only human. It is the profound arrogance of so many in the medical profession that drives me nuts. If a mechanic stewed up my car the way that these doctors screwed up my bod, they would be paying for it and then some. Augh! So frustrating!

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  36. I'm so glad you have finally an adorable doctor - that's a half of the success to be diagnosed correctly! now it's only going to get better! so I'm wishing you lots of health and happiness in this New Year!!

    xxo
    @addictionfix

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