Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Take the good with the bad ....

First, the good news. I discovered one of my items was featured on the Storque blog on Etsy!

This is absolutely massive for me. And it helped me feel a bit better after my rubbish day today.

Here's the link to the post, which is all about Parties In The Backyard - and if you scroll down towards the bottom you'll see my pink Perfect Picnicroll in all its glory.

Now for the bad news, which has made me feel quite down today.

First, a bad sleep last night (again).

Then, a crap day at work (surprise).

These were topped off by the fact that I randomly found two hurtful comments about me on the interweb - on the same post, no less - one from my older sister, and one from a boy I used to date in high school and who is still clearly pissed off that a few years ago when he came back here for a visit, from Canada where he moved with his wife, and wanted to "hook up" - she was at home in Canada, none the wiser - I just about laughed in disbelief at him. If you can laugh over email, that is.

Why is it that the most hurtful comments I've received since my foray into social media have been from the people who I actually know, rather than from random strangers who you might expect to take a potshot simply because they don't know me at all?

Am trying not to dwell too much, especially since I have an important appointment tomorrow that I need to be all bright and sparkly for. I need sparkles - NEED THEM.

Does anyone have any fairy dust they could send to me on the wind?


Buttons by Lou Lou said...

Crazy blogger comments weren't working before...The wind is blowing strong tonight so won't take long to send fairy dust over from my house. We love you!

Vanessa said...

Fairy Dust coming your way!
I have a special arrangement with the fairies (as all my kids know) so am sending sparkles POST HASTE to you from Sydney.....
Hang in there lovely lady.
The ones who know us best always hurt us the most, but that is something that makes life more interesting. Just my little theory.
Never (!!) ignore your subconscious - it has a funny way of getting back at you! Definitely. But try turning the nightmares into something a little more entertaining and funny, I have found it takes the sting out of them...
Take care and hope you are coping ok.
Good luck for tomorrow!!
V xxx

rabbit and the duck said...

Hang in there! I believe in karma, I'm sure that ex bf will get what is coming to him!

CurlyPops said...

OMG I'm definitely sending fairy dust your way. Haven't people learned that if you can't say something nice then don't day anything at all - manners these days are not what they used to be.
Don't let them get you down - you're one of the nicest and friendliest and down to earth and funniest people I have ever met!

Finki (jay) said...

WHAT! How could any one say anything bad about the wonderful woman who created my wonderful 'hoot'

They're just Stupid with a capitol 'S'

m.e (Cathie) said...

phewwwwwwwwwwww.....fairy dust blowing to you! ☆☆☆
hope you have a goodnight sleep, and as someone mentioned..Karma,love.
goodluck tomorrow, don't let them know that they have got you down. I think you may need a gingerbread man on sunday, that'll hopefully make you smile :) (oops, did I forget that you are not 3)♥

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Sparkles and fairy dust coming your way. Boy family...makes you wonder sometimes doesn't it? Sounds like you are doing so great they might be jealous. Just keep on keepin on. You are doing fantastic! k

lisette said...

that's so horrible. here's lots of sparkles and hugs

Cravings Frocks said...

It's awful finding out that people we care about aren't always careful about our feelings or reputations. The rubbish boy is easily dismissed, but I've been through the "Let's see what my sister wrote on this forum... oh" experience this year myself.

It's terribly hard to not seek passive aggressive justice - dropping into conversation the public nature of forums and social networking sites and the amazing things one can find out about oneself through Google.

The things I kept repeating to myself were: she never intended me to know about those feelings; she was just working through a disagreement we were having in her own (unintentionally public) way; people tend to exaggerate their emotions online to get themselves more attention; and if she doesn't actually say these things to my face then it was just a passing feeling and it doesn't change our longterm relationship.

Still sucks hard though.

Tasha said...

sending sparkly fairydust your way! usually such hurtful comments comes from jealousy, so try and take that as a compliment! ;)

clare's craftroom said...

It's on it's way . Hope it all improves for you very soon .

Cath from chunkychooky said...

How much of a nob is HE???!!! jeez!!! that is awesome about the Etsy finds its great for you- don't worry about your sis- just jealous I suspect.