Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I hate craft blogs

I always find myself looking at these craft blogs and feeling like a total loser. How is it that these women have beautiful families and homes and still have time to make all those dang crafts? And, to top it off, they all seem skinny too. I'll just tell you the truth-I'm jealous. I want to be cool and crafty. I want to create something that I can give to people that will be a keepsake forever. I want to make my daughter clothes and toys. I want to wear jewelry that when people say, "Oh wow, where did you get that?" I can say with a smug smile " Oh this? I made it." Instead I am just...me. Just boring me. Me, who found a few gray hairs this week. So, not only am I not crafty, but I am old. I am running out of time to be crafty. And honestly, I am not sure that I would be any good at being crafty if I did have time/make time. I tried sewing some burp clothes once. Wow. The stitch looked like Lombard Street. My sister in law (who could have one of those crafty websites) had to finish for me. I have always told myself that if I only had time to work on that kind of stuff, I too could be a craftster. But, when I found those gray hairs, the reality of life set in. I am already who I am going to be. I am not going to be crafty, or skinny for that matter. So, what do I do now? I guess I'll just order some stuff from etsy and pop another cookie. Is 28 too early to be having a mid life crisis?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

a few minutes of doing something "naughty"

Okay, maybe not naughty, but it feels that way. I have several things that I should be doing right now, but this is my small rebellion. I am "sticking it to the man" by wasting my time while on their time. It feels good. They waste enough of mine shoving conflicting philosophies and data down my throat. So there administrators, take this. And there goes my time. Here comes the reason I teach.