Saturday, April 16, 2005
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."