Thursday, April 12, 2012
Catspaw Primitives--Ruining Antiques Since 1990
Oh, I am getting testy in my old age. I really love what I do and I am so lucky to have this group of wonderful customers and blog friends of like minds, but there is always the little irritation of the hostile... I usually try very hard to ignore the people who chastise me for the ruining of valuable antiques, as my heroine Amanda from Lost in Austen says "I take it on the chin and lose myself in Jane Austen"... Got another one today, and coming on the heels of just getting done watching the news and really not believing that we are back to saying raising kids is not work (in case you missed it, a woman who raised 5 boys "hasn't worked a day in her life" according to an "expert"), and I pretty much have had it with the insults thrown at we stay at home moms, and don't you tell me I can't paint that bowl! Yes, I heard the excuses that she didn't mean at all to insult stay at home moms, but I listened to her whole segment and she certainly did insult us. Makes it so much worse when it's women attacking women. I would never tell a mother who goes to work that she is a terrible person or that I am better than she, but I sure get it all the time. I know it is just as stupid as the person who once said to me "You probably love your adopted children even though they aren't your own", just thoughtless nonsense, but one does take offense! Thanks for letting me complain--I already emailed Karen and vented, told her I was going to try to not publish, but here I am doing it anyway!