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The Good, the Bad, and the Grumpy
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The Good, the Bad, and the Grumpy


I’m a pretty optimistic person, but like anyone else I have my low, mean, grouchy days, today is one of those days.

I have forced myself to write this post today, because writing a blog post often puts things in perspective for me, and I can stop being so self absorbed, move on, and smile again.
Grumpy Me says “Forget about that ******* blog! Forget about everything, and just eat chocolate, wear sweatpants and sulk all day”. Luckily, I  remember the last time I took advice from Grumpy Me – didn’t turn out too well.

Anyway, here is a round up of what I have been doing so far this week. For your convenience, I have color coded the good and bad stuff. Pink for good, green for bad, it’s that simple.


Writer’s block: I had to move all the furniture around in my living room, in order to get comfortable while writing. Everything faces the windows now, and my family is very confused. I need to work somewhere else.
It worked! I managed to finish writing all the curriculum for my Summer camp, and it is going to be awesome.

I had a major panic session because my venue fell through for the Summer camp.
I finally found another, slightly better venue nearby. So there!
Booking the new venue requires a long stint in insurance/tax ID/online-form-filling Hell.
All that time waiting for things to process online helped me to discover, a heavenly website full of ideas and resources for parents and teachers.
Still in in insurance/tax ID/online-form-filling Hell.
It will be over soon
Both my kids fell sick, and took days off school. Both need to be pinned down daily to take eye drops/nose drops/cough syrup every few hours. Both sleep less than four hours a night.
The sick days gave me some time to read Printmaking + Mixed Media by Dorit Elisha, which has helped me hugely with a summer camp project. I now realize how little I actually know about printmaking. Very inspiring.
As usual, my Summer childcare arrangements for my youngest child fell through at the eleventh hour.
Surprisingly, I managed to find a great alternative childcare solution for him….
…despite this, I still can’t stop worrying if he will be okay.
Both my kids’ birthdays are around the corner. The planning has started.
Both my kids’ birthdays are around the corner. The planning has started.
I have a new YouTube channel for Noctiluna
I have lots of video footage waiting to be edited for my new YouTube Channel.
The T-shirts and onesies are sewn and done, and they are beeyootiful, even if I say so myself.
I have no idea where I am going to sell them. I haven’t had time to contact any shops.
Another sick day advantage – I finally went through the mess of fabrics in my work room, and organized them into neatly cut swatches to use for my upcoming projects.
I threw a major tantrum this morning, because “my plate is too full!” and “I don’t know where I’m going with this!!”
Tantrum over; time to regroup.
I received encouragement from all the way across the Atlantic, and realized just how wonderful my friends and family are. Thank you. xx

Well, I feel much better after that, how about you?
See? Even if nobody ever reads this, it worked. Time for a cup of tea.





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Artist, Educator, Parent, Small Business Owner, Big kid from a big city, in a small town.

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