Saturday, February 12, 2011

a *sigh* and something cute

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This was supposed to be a happy, look-at-the-cuteness post but I just can't seem to pull it together enough to fake it. 

Fake it 'til you make it... that's the old adage that I used to follow.  But that can become a slippery slope of  fake it 'til you make it a habit of faking it... and that's just not healthy.

People are mean.  People are sneaky.  People are ruthless.  People are selfish and greedy.  And of course, I am speaking of no one in blogland.  These people are real life ones that I have to deal with and sometimes it takes a toll.  The past few days have been like this so please excuse me for a bit while I restore my emotional compass back to working order.

Ya'll are the best and I very much value having a place to talk and be my quilty, crafty self even on those not so great days.  I'll be back on Monday to announce the winner of the Impressions giveaway and show a new quilt.  Promise. :)
 

22 comments:

Kasey said...

You've got Sherbet pips- that should cheer you up! Some people are just mean. I try to tell myself that they don't deserve the power to bring me down... sometimes it works, but other times I just go eat half a bag of chocolate before I feel better.

Staci said...

Sorry to hear your life has been interrupted by mean people! I had a bout of unhappiness over some meanies a couple weeks ago, and it took me a several days to shake it off the hurt and anger. It is awfully hard to be creative when you are weighed down. Hope it gets better soon. And hope the meanies go jump in the lake. Preferably one with crocodiles.

treadlemusic said...

As Kasey said, I sometimes try not to give others that "power" but the 'self talk thing' doesn't always work to bring me back to the reality that others may perceive me to be one of those 'meanies' at times (though I cannot imagine how that would be the case-grin). Having said that it certainly doesn't take away the hurt it creates. A good friend(s) is a must! We're here for ya ;-) (Q.A.--Quilters Anonymous!) Doreen

Mommarock said...

Aww Jennifer, I'm sorry. From one Texan to another.. Mega hugs!! Just remember that some people do value your talent and warmth! I'm one who thinks you are quite splendid. Don't let the rotten apple spoil the lot!

B. said...

I feel ya! I blogged about this exact same thing a couple weeks back. I'm looking for the inner peace that will let me let these things and people go, but I have yet to find it. I'm sensitive and I'm not going to ever be emoitionally hard, but really, we are in our 30's when does it stop being like highschool?

Dolly said...

You're right, faking it is not healthy.

Take some time........you'll come right back to center.

Dot said...

I'm so sorry you're facing this. I've been there, and I have to do the same thing--retreat for a while and heal and recover. My aunt and I assure each other (jokingly!) that it's a shame everyone can't be perfect like we are, but there you go. Don't worry; we'll all be here when you get back!

Dot
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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend Jennifer and only deal with people who treat you like your treat them.

The Tulip Patch said...

Sorry you've been disappointed by people lately. I go through spells with that myself. My son's school asks if you are a bucket dipper or a bucket filler. Most people are dippers, and those who aren't outright dippers are usually not filling...just neutral. I stopped and thought about it and realized very few people are actually FILLING other people's buckets...and then I was in a misanthropic funk over that for a long while. The bucket thing sounded dumb at first but it's really kinda deep now that I think about it. Sigh. Have a good weekend.

annieb said...

People are cruel and mean both intentionally and unintentionally and it is difficult to be on the receiving end of that. Good luck coming through to the other side...

WandaFish said...

Don't let the b*******s grind you down :)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Sending a big 'ole hug your way to make those mean people melt away.

Little Miss Shabby said...

Hoping your Sunday kicks last weeks butt! =)

Shannon said...

Sorry you are havig a rough time. I agree sometimes people suck! I have a few like that in my life. Hugs!!

Cossett said...

Cheer up sweetie...the happy, nice people out number the mean ones. And you also have 553 people online who think your great and you don't even know all of them. So smile!
Have a good weekend.

Carla said...

Isn't it great to have quilting to help get though the hard time....it's such nice therapy, I find! Sadly, people will let us down, there's only One who never will. Keep looking up and enjoy that new sewing room....can't wait to see what you've done with Sherbet Pips!

Nikki said...

Times when I feel the way you're describing, I try to practice thinking about gratitude. If you can, focus on the things that are positive in your life and don't let those negative voices get you down. It's baggage on your train. Keep your chin up, my friend. :)

felicity said...

Sorry the turkeys got you down this week! My favourite Helen Keller quote is apt here: "Turn your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows." Hang in there.

Tezzcan said...

So sorry you're feeling down, but I love all 4 of your Moleskine covers, still trying to work out how you did it :)

Amelia said...

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead filled with nothing but nice, kind, generous and helpful people (we can hope/dream :)

Elsa said...

So sorry to hear that you have to deal with not so nice people. I like to think of situations like that as 'character building' (for me, at least, the not so nice people usually don't get it).
Hope you recover and are back to your usual self really soon!
So love everything you do!
Oh, and I asked my local fabric shop (Cool Cottons in Portland Oregon) if they were going to be carrying your fabric line and they are!!! So excited, can hardly wait!

Betty said...

We all have our UP-days when we're Himmelhochjauchzend! (On top of the highest mountain)
And those days you only want to forget ... Zu tode betrübt ... (down as if I were dead) (yuk that's really awful, but there are those days)

Anyway: there will always be "pick me up"-people and those who'll let you down. It doesn't matter how old you are, you can always misjudge someone.

Tomorrow is a new day, with a different beginning!
I hope you'll feel better then!

And a new quilt to show: A great "pick us all up"!


Betty van Os

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