well got an email thanking me for my application for the spa job..and once again...no job. Of course I have gone over the interview many times and decided that maybe I was just not playing the game the way it should be played. Maybe I am too much myself.
.but since I fought for me to be me for so many years..I don't see myself pretending to play any one's game any time soon..guess I better get selling art!
That said..today I worked on some nice bookmarks which will get embellished with ribbon and beads, tea dyed package tags which will get stamped and embellished, bought molding for Hubby to turn into simple frames for small acrylic paintings, bought cards and envelopes which will get stamped and painted and embellished. I will design at least 3 stamps or stencils for the cards, one will be a dog, the other will be a bear and I am thinking of a chameleon too. These will be put into sets for Christmas/holiday cards. I also want to find some plain Christmas tree glass balls to paint and embellish. So I have some work to do..
fixing sweet potatoes and dressing tonight for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I cheated and bought frozen pies...Saves some time...Turkey and mashed potatoes tomorrow, vegies, wine, mmmm can't wait!
So this holiday is of course in thanks for the Pilgrims being saved from starvation by the local Native Americans. Of course not long after and for much of our Great county's history we have waged war on the native Americans, killing them, displacing them, stealing their lands, killing off their bison herds, giving them small pox infected blankets. I did read today that a tribe was getting back some of their ancestral lands in New Mexico, after it was stolen from them by the US govt. reneging on treaties 125 years ago! So no good deed goes unpunished.
In thanks for the hated "Indians" teaching immigrants how to eat corn and turkey we eat turkey until we lapse into a stupor and watch lots of football games
and "Peanuts" specials.
I usually watch the Macy's Parade in the morning while getting said turkey ready for dinner.
As children we learn that the turkey was in line to be our revered symbol of freedom..but of course the Bald Eagle.
.who is very pretty became our symbol.
Of course that means every school age child learns to draw a turkey
participates in plays about the pilgrims,
and learns to eat a little pie with their whipped cream.
So I intend to enjoy Thanksgiving day...by eating a lot, and watching football games, and being thankful for all of the good things in my life.
Here is hoping that no one acts like a turkey..except in good ways
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.