Are any of you conflict-avoiders? Don't get me wrong, sometimes you do something and I will let you know how I feel right then and there, but S O M E T I M E S... I'll just suck it up, get over it, and do the healthy thing... you know, let it fester until it blows! Conflicts with the hubs rarely get that far. Even on a completely oblivious day (you know, work to do AND sports on the TV), he can only pretend not to notice so many "fine"s and sarcastic "thank you SOOOO much" comments (as in "Thank you SOOO much for all your help" when none was offered), so we pretty much get it out in the open even when my ridiculous "avoid conflict at all costs" instincts try to kick in. With others, though, sometimes they're not around enough to notice that my passive-aggressive mood has kicked into overdrive! Case in point, I had a really close friend - like the best of the best of friends. Something happened (like almost 3 years ago) that REALLY hurt my feelings. I was quite cast aside and blatantly ignored for just WAY too long. And then when it finally ended, it was as if she never even noticed that it happened. Ages went by with contact only coming from my side (voicemail, messages, etc) and then suddenly, it all started back up like we never missed a beat. At that time, I was preggers and busy and emotional and couldn't ever really find the way to say, "Man, that SUCKED and you should NOT have done that to me." So I didn't. Then a million other things happened that solidified my inability to say anything about it. The problem is, it's 3 years later and my feelings are still hurt. Many other incidents have happened to compound the hurt. I'm not just the world's best grudge-holder. But this original hurt festered so much that the other things hurt maybe more than they should and it snowballed and now I have a hard time playing friends with this person. And the thing is, I WANT to get over it, but I am apparently not able to just LET.IT.GO and at this point, bringing it up in conversation, I fear, will make me look like a petty second grader. Poo. Have any of you ever let something snowball so far in your own mind, because you were too SOMETHING (I'm really not sure what) to lay it out on the table?
Now onto the SAD. This is my LAST Free 4 All Friday!!! It's coming to an end at the end of September. The whole thing just became too much for the organizer (understandably so), so we all discussed it and decided that maybe it had run its course. I will, however, still have some random giveaways here and there at Peachy Keen, so check in!!!
NOW, it's time for
And today you get a treat! Not only is there a giveaway, but you also get the answer to my Crafty Critter Tuesday hint. I've been making headbands with fabric flowers, and I'm pretty much in love. :)
*Please note that when I fixed my hair in 5 min flat this afternoon while running out the door, it was NOT with taking pictures of it later in the day on my mind.*
I'll be giving away TWO of these to the lucky winner. You can pick 1 or 2 flowers, any colors you like (especially if you pick some combo from the flowers shown in the Crafty Critters blog), and any size you like (well, adult, child, or baby). You could get two for your daughter (or child friend), one for your daughter and yourself (Laura Ashley matchy-matchy style) OR just be selfish and get them both for yourself. :)
I love them as a headband with my hair down, and I also love the way they spruce-up a tired old ponytail and give it a little happy. :)
*Leave me any old comment.
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*Comment on the Peachy Keen facebook page and leave me a comment here saying you did as your entry.
*Visit Mimi and leave me a comment letting me know you did.
*In honor of Alabama football starting with a bang (my particular rooting preference), leave me a comment telling me what/who YOU root for. (What's your sport, hobby, team, pass-time?)
Each entry must be in a separate comment. That's five (5) total chances to enter! Good luck!
Love & Shipoopies,