Monday, June 25, 2007


Life Begins
Originally uploaded by m.Lee
Good morning Monday! Hope everybody had a good weekend. Mine was pretty mixed for the most part and I am glad that it is over. I'm going to try my best to make this week better.

This piece is my 500th sale on Etsy! The buyer is a woman from Norway that recently found out that she is pregnant. I have been noticing a rise in international buyers these past two months or so. I'm pretty excited about this sale since it means that I have made my big goal for June, about a week early. I don't normally put number goals on myself but it just seemed so within reach that I couldn't resist. I think it is a pretty awesome piece to be number 500 too! This certainly is not a bad start for the week.

Saturday night I glanced at myself in my bathroom mirror and thought of an alternate version I would like to do that is actually based on myself and not some made up pregnant woman. It would be nice to have something like this as a record from my actual pregnancy since the original is from well before me even thinking about getting pregnant.

This past weekend was hard. Burrito is very sick and we're not sure what to do about it. We have already tried so much at this point we are running out of options. Friday my appointment went very well but all the walking around killed me and I could barely move for the rest of the day. Stress of any sort is getting more and more difficult to handle. I'm starting to have panic attacks that are getting difficult to control. One of the punk kids in the neighborhood insulted me yesterday and it really had me upset for most of the rest of the day. I just want to flee the city at this point and move somewhere quiet and safe. Where twelve year old kids aren't filled with hatred.


dinahmow said...

I'm sorry to hear about Burrito.My sometime co-writer, Josh, is also very ill and I know how hard this must be for you.
Good wishes.

stilettoheights said...

yay for your sale, that seems perfect.

I am sorry for burrito and I am sorry that a Boston kid made you upset...remember that's what they do.

I hate teenagers.


m.Lee said...

I don't think this kid was quite a teen yet, he was worse a tween.

I've seen jerk kids before, but this kid had pure hate in his eyes that made me shudder.

Today will be better!

I hope Josh is feeling alright today Dina.

Space Oddities said...

congrats on your 500th sale, that is awesome!!

sorry about the jerk kid...I have some plenty of them like that in my neighborhood, too. UGH.

m.Lee said...

Thanks for the kind words about the kids. I know I am overly sensitive being in the 8th month of pregnancy and all but it really upset me. I was in a funk for awhile after it happened. I'm trying to put it out of my mind by being productive.

allison strine said...

Oh my gosh, your "Life Begins" is gorgeous! Congratulations to the moon, Mlee! And thanks for stoping by my blog... I've bookmarked yours - it's great!