Friday, April 6, 2012

birthday, gypsy, (zero) patience

birthday month started last weekend, with a fabulous celebratory dinner saturday evening.

the actual day was monday- which made it abundantly clear that birthday month is a much better idea than relying on one day. husband was out of town. dog was found to have awful friction sores beneath the splint- so bad that the vet was freaked out. gypsy gallery to be set up (because no way was i missing studio night).

of course there were great things too, like a kajillion facebook happy birthdays (which was surprisingly touching), the fab tiara wine glass from fay, the roses from the out of town hub, the book about uppity women from carolyn.....


and then studio night, a great evening with lynn, pam, nancy and lisa. more gifts (i need to get brave enough to actually get that tat now, bc pam designed one for me) lotsa of laughs and good studio juju.



and tonight, gypsy gallery, my favorite art space. no trauma, no drama, no politics. i don't have to deal with people i don't like more than once (bc i am the gypsy queen). i get to see some of my favorite people regularly. it's just a happy, fun event. the last few have filled up quickly, we have artists who show with us regularly. most of us don't sell much (first thursday is the artwalk- lots of looky loos & free food & wine folks) but we do enjoy ourselves.



been thinking much about where to spend energy lately. it won't be where i can't speak up if i think something is wrong, or where i feel uncomfortable being myself. if i don't have a voice i am not putting in extra effort. and if the way i express myself is a problem and no one bothers to clue me in to the fact that maybe i am not communicating the way i think i am, well, fuck them. i am too fucking old to play these games.

i'm not perfect, but i'm not out to screw with anyone either. and i have zero patience with anyone who can't be straight with me. zero.

just realized i went from a happy wrapped in love fabulous art evening- hugs and happiness galore- to being pissed off because of issues in another space. which is exactly why i need to be conscious of where i expend my energy. there's an awful lot of good stuff going on, and that's where i want to be spending my time. ohm.

2 comments:

Barb said...

"i need to be conscious of where i expend my energy. there's an awful lot of good stuff going on, and that's where i want to be spending my time" - let's both promise to do this. Sorry I'm belated but Happy Birthday from CO!

marianne said...

it's a promise- i'd rather make birthday resolutions than new years ones anyway!