Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday Ramblings.....

A few days ago, my little home was insulted. Someone referred to it as a "crap-hole," (they actually substituted "crap" for another choice word) and I haven't really been able to let it go. I am not so much mad as I am just a little offended really. It's hard work being a woman. Oh how trite and old-fashioned that sounds, but it's true. I have spent many years helping to raise other peoples children and keeping their homes running smoothly. I felt, probably more than most, prepared to run my own little home when I got married. I had a decent idea of the work required and all the unseen details that would need attending to, and I don't even have my own kids yet. I put a lot of effort into keeping our humble little place running cleanly, peacefully, and smoothly. Our apartment probably predates the Native Americans that were here before the pioneers (actually, I think it was built in the 1880's) and perhaps doesn't afford us the luxuries of, oh..say...a dishwasher, but inside our purple (yes, purple) our home is clean, its healthy, and most importantly its happy. So, for someone to insult what I do and what I care for kind of offended me. Am I wrong? Is that weird? I don't know, anyway...just needed to get that off my chest.

5 comments:

Linds said...

Your little home is darling and you should be proud of how homey and peaceful it is. It is not about what other people think, but I know how those comments can be taken personally. If anyone even looks at my house weird I get defensive, because it's my baby and what I take pride in, so I can totally sympothize. I hear you, girl...just don't invite the bastard back! :)

TheBastians said...

Who would do that? In the words of Stephanie Tanner, "How Rude!" :)

Taunya said...

How rude of that person! Were they serious? Why would anyone say that?

BritGal' Sarah said...

No you're not at all wrong Julie - that's outrageously rude! I'd have been tempted to respond with 'well have you looked at your butt recently!"

Seriously though we all have to start somewhere in life. After my first marriage we lived in an apartment that many wouldn't touch. But it was cheap and we worked hard to clean it up and make it home. Sure it wasn't the Ritz and it was furnished from the second hand store, but we loved it.

I am sure your home is the same.

bd said...

Did they actually say this after they were inside your apartment or did they say that they thought the building was a "crap" hole?
PS Does the 12th of April work for you for the craft party. Andrea said she's been trying to get a hold of you?!