Saturday, April 16, 2005

Bite Me


Today I was over at Crafty Planet, ala Ask the Gnome's recommendation, and I saw the cute little cross stitch kits by Subversive Cross Stitch. I have so many favorites, but the one I could most see hanging in my house was the one that said "Bite Me." I didn't buy it because it was $12 and that seemed a bit steep for something I could figure out how to make on my own. But it really does sum up my mood lately. Here is my rant: OK, typically I like to be the one that rolls with things, makes things work, takes one for the team to keep the peace... blah, blah, blah. It's difficult for me to admit but I am SO PISSED OFF these days. At least my pissiness has nothing to do with home or friends, but instead... work. I was informed on Thursday that the job I was guaranteed last week didn't really exist. Whoops, sorry! On top of it all, I was really getting excited to plan a World Cultures curriculum. My lovely union has instead secured me a job at the high school. They don't know what I'll be teaching, but they do know it's art, and they know I'm one of those weird art people, and they especially know that I don't coach football, so bye-bye. Anyway, I took a personal day on Friday and did only things that make me happy. I sat outside on the porch swing and played with Boo. I ran. I did a little sewing. I went to Anthropology and made plans to rip off their cutey ideas. I ate at the Whole Foods deli. I bought some wine at the Byerly's sale. I put together a new recipe while drinking that wine. I snuggled up on the couch and shared a little of that wine with Zander. I gave myself a pedicure. Then today I went for coffee with a dear friend and scored some good stuff at Unique Thrift, which is also an Ask the Gnome recommendation. I'm feeling better. I'm getting a little bit excited for a change. I'm thinking of the little voice inside my head that comes from the lips of my mom, "This will make you grow."

8 comments:

Beth said...

It's ok to be pissed off, actually it is good to be pissed off at times =) I'm sorry they are yanking you around... selfish me says COME TO WESTWOOD, and teach my daughter ART. I'm sure with Mike's recommendation you'ld have a spot here =)

Kim Carney said...

I think you have a right to be pissed. I hate being jerked around like that. I say BUY MORE WINE. And it is true, change is good..but it is still difficult.

Ugly Juice said...

Julie, your day sounds so very wonderful. It stinks that you're getting jerked around so much, I know how you love those little kindygartners.

Julie said...

Kim, thanks for posting! I've been reading your site for a while now and am finding lots of inspiration/fun stuff there.

Julie said...

Thanks everyone for validating how mad I am. I do love those kindygartners!

emily said...

julie, i love the subversive cross stitch. if you make one i think it should say "eat it bitch" of course.

marvin said...

I have a friend who likes lacemaking. The first piece of lace she made was an alien.

Crafts with attitude, that's what I like.

Julie said...

Welcome Marvin! You're so right about crafts with attitude.