Saturday, November 21, 2009

A weekend of disappointments

This weekend was a like a punch to the stomach. Disappointment after disappointment.

The craft show was awful. Friday night I did really well, cleared out a lot of my stock and gained some new fans. Yay! Saturday morning I woke up and the roof caved in...

Not only was it freezing all day, it rained constantly and left us with a river in front of my area of booths. We actually heard people say "We can't go in there, how are we going to get across that yuck?" My poor mother froze her tush off. I was running on only a breakfast of cold nachos, and if you know me at all you'll know I can be a monster if not fed properly. The staff was less than accomodating. While most of our neighbors were nice, we had a booth full of catty, super snobby girls on the side of us. I had a very loud conversation with my mother about how it was a shame that some of the vendors were so snobby, how fellow crafters should be supportive and friendly to one another... because you just never know who you're being snobby to.

I was miserable. I won't be going back.

The rest of today proved to be disappointing as well. People that expect you to be their shoulders, their ears, suddenly disappear when you need their support. People that love to make a quick jab at you when you're down but never say congrats when you've done well. I won't be expending my energy on those so-called "friends" any longer.

I don't mean to sound melodramatic, but there was much more disappointment that I'm just not comfortable sharing. I feel emotionally and physically drained by it.

Hopefully the rest of the weekend will be better. I have a trunk show on Monday that I'm really looking forward to. For now, I'm signing out. I'll be back when I have a more uplifting post to share.

Night friends.


S and O said...

Hi Jill!
My name is Olivia (I'm the 'O' in S & O productions). I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself and give you a really big THANK YOU!!!
Sarah told me all about your sweet offer to put our button on your blog and I am just so thankful!
Our button isn't quite finished yet. It is taking a little longer then we thought but hopefully we'll have it soon and send it over to you:)
I'm sorry to hear you had such a miserable Saturday:(

I love your blog, your posts are so upbeat and fun:) and I hope tomorrow is a much, much, better day for you:D
Have a wonderful night!

Michelle Sanders said...

Oh Jilly...I'm so sorry! I hopped over here to see how you did expecting to read wonderful stories. I'm sorry you had such an aweful time. Don't give up on Broadmoore though. It really is a wonderful show. It's tons of work and you have to put up with a lot of abuse from the people who put it on but you can't give up on it so easily. There is too much profit to be made. Ok, this can get wordy so I'm just going to email you. ((hugs))

Margen LaBauve said...

Very Very sad to hear that you had such a bad experience at the show-Trunk show?? Give details- I am intrigued....Hope your Sunday makes up for Saturday :)

C said...

sorry you had a crappy day, hon... tomorrow will be better! dont let this get you down...


Rox said...

I know I'm in the minority here but MAN, I love it when you're bitchy!

I'm sorry you had a lousy time. If you need someone to talk it all out to, I'm an email away and you know you can TOTALLY be uncensored, so let 'er rip!

I love that you and your mom had a loud conversation. That's awesome and totally what I would have done! LOL!

Cheer up Jilly-poo! Or don't. I still love ya!

LindseYaYa said...

Dude, I got all angry just reading this. I hate it when you are frowny. :(

Here is what I'm proud of:
You took a chance. You are brave enough to get out there and take a stab at it. You aren't afraid of hardwork... AND you are talented.

There are a lot of 'talented' people in this world- but not many are brave enough to make the sacrifice it takes to live there dream... or at least 'try.' But not Jillry, no. Not that girl. She may wonder, or even worry a bit- but she pushes through all of that. She's bold enough to at least try.

love*you... and when all other encouragement fails, call me and I'll get all Mean.Girl on the.haters. xo

jason said...

I know alll the details of why baby's sad. Come here and let me hold you

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