I cannot even begin to convey what a crappy time I'm having lately... I won't bore anyone with the details, also because I don't feel like writing for the next 4 hours, but basically I'm trying to sell my flat and I'm stuck in a legal vortex that is sucking the life out of me which may eventually lead me to have to take one of my neighbours to court... which would then probably delay my sale for about 2-4 years!!! yes! how much fun can I be to be around at the moment!?!? :-) why am telling you this? well, mainly so you can understand how grateful I am to have been featured in all these treasuries and front page!!! It's really lifted my spirit and has inspired me to want to bead, and as soon as I have a day not filled with tracing lawyers and officials and yes, even the police today.... we found workmen, who are working in the building site next to my building, on my property (I live on the 3rd floor) moving plants about and using the balcony as their platform to build an illegal wall on my property!!!! that, compounded with the fact that when we called the police the reply from them was... it's not our problem!!!! funny I thought trespassing was illegal... I am truly worried about sleeping here. tonight... I've locked all my windows, shutters, door... my son is sleeping in my bedroom with me tonight, as well as my dog... I have a very big wooden stick under my bed... and 10 years of karate training!!! and yet I still don't feel so safe!!! ok, so I'm rambling, and I may sound totally hysterical... but with the background of what is happening lately.... I'm sure some of you heard of the bulldozer attack in Jerusalem last week, and I believe there was one today too (16 injured)... I am truly fearful of the idea that these men could actually, with little effort enter my home.... am I being paranoid???? well last week we saw the release of one of the most horrific murderers released in exchange for 2 of our poor kidnapped soldiers, whose fate we were not informed of until the very last moment... like it was a reality show or something.... I mean imagine these poor guy's families finding out the status of their loved one on tv!!!! and then bringing back this "animal" and making him into some sort of hero.... Lebanese people do you actually know what you are celebrating???? this man went into a family's home, the mother hid with the 2 year old, who she eventually smothered, in fear that these animals would find her and her child for her child's cries.... then these animals took the father and the 3 1/2 year old precious child... killed the father in front of this precious child, so it would be the last thing this child saw before having her brains bashed in!!!!! this is your hero!!!!!!! a F***ing ( and please excuse my french!) coward, a child killer!!!! yes that is your hero... and if that is who you think you should celebrate.... then that makes you as morally culpable as this monster!!!! Shame on you!!!!
ok, so this was not my intention.... I usually write about beading... and I apologize if I have offended anyone with this rather sensitive and oh so very political post... but really, if you have a problem, don't read it!!! yes I'm angry!!! and scared... and I'm slowly loosing faith in humanity... and these treasuries that I've been featured in really pale in importance to the bigger picture, but I am really truly honoured that people who I have not physically met, would actually take the time to include my work in their selection...
ok, so a very strange, and probably too depressing for most, way to extend my gratitude to the following people for including me:
Thanks so much TotallyTwisted, a fellow beadweaver, see below one of of her wonderful pieces:
This treasury expires on Friday 25th July: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=17199
this beauty is by Smadar's Treasure see below one of her wonderful pieces:
Saraguro Hojas Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals
This treasury expires on Friday 25th July:
and last but not least....
CieloDesign put this green beauty together... check out some of her wonderful work:
This treasury expires on Friday 25th July: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=17122
Thank you all for bringing a ray of sunshine to my pretty dreadful day!!! :-)
p.s. my comments are moderated by me... don't bother leaving any anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist, anti-Israel, anti US comments, they will not be approved and neither will they be read by me.... I'm not going to waste my time!