Monday, October 05, 2009

Tying up loose ends

I've been working and organizing to get ready for my trip. Ian's parents invited me to stay at their place tomorrow night and I'm taking them up on their offer. When I went to the memorial service and missed my first train, I'd bought a fall/early winter coat and left it there because I didn't want to take it with me on the train. It should be perfect for Edmonton, which is usually a bit cold at this time of the year, and I can pick it up there. Plus their house is closer to the airport and I don't have to worry about traffic.

Much to Ian's delight, I also finished sorting and filing my ginormous pile of old mail. I look at a lot of my bills online or they're paid automatically, so I don't open most of the envelopes I receive. It turns out that I had bills in that pile going back to December, 2006... clearly whatever method I'm using to look at bills now isn't working so well, hmm? When I get back I'll figure out a different method. At least it's all filed now.

I also managed to sew up a few of the head coverings. It turns out that it takes me longer to sew each one than I thought: right now each one is taking about an hour start to finish to sew. So I don't have as many as I'd wanted to take in to the support center tomorrow, but at least I have some for them. In a way it's just as well that I don't have too many because I don't want to make a ton and then find out that people don't like them as-is. I'll be taking some fabric with me to Edmonton so that I can make more there and I may yet modify the pattern a bit. We'll see.

I think I posted something awhile ago about getting involved in this thing that didn't have anything to do with me? Up until yesterday, at least, I hadn't let it go, and I've had some good discussions with some people... but there is a very, very vocal and very, very nasty bunch of people who are ganging up on me. I've seen people and others move in for the kill like this before, but I've never been on the receiving end of something like this. I'll tell you, it feels pretty awful. I don't understand people who behave this way or what they get out of it.

On the one hand, I want to just run away and lick my wounds and leave them and the issues alone because I'm so hurt and I'm so overstressed, and on the other, I want to keep fighting because I don't want them to "win".

Then again, there are no winners once the situation devolves into this.

So I think it's time to walk away... this whole situation has become much too stressful and neither the issue nor these people are worth the energy I've spent on them. They definitely don't deserve anything more than I've given them.

While I'm away I hope to be posting but I don't know if I'll be able to post every day. Please don't be alarmed if you don't hear from me for a couple of days. :)

ps - I've put my etsy shop in vacation mode so that I don't have to worry about sales while I'm away. That's why there are no listings in the "Things I make" widget to the right.

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