Friday, July 23, 2010

Sent with love


Now I hope you are sitting down as this is the second post this month. I know, shocking isn't it? I am pleased to be here and interacting with you all though and show you one of the things I have been up to. The photos are of my own greetings cards featuring my photos. I am so pleased with how they look. I am trialling them at the moment to see how well they sell and may consider doing packs in the future and selling them online. What do you think? I am going to also put together some calendars.

Otherwise life ticks along. Work is hell on toast. It has got to the point where it is getting me down. I dislike my job. Actually that is a fib, it's not the job I dislike, it's the way I am managed. I won't go into too much detail as you never know who is reading but I feel constantly sidelined and undermined. I have spoken to another manager but they can't do much. I need to confront my manager but I am considering how to go about this using diplomacy as I still need to work with them. They are not the sort of person who takes criticism (or another point of view even) well.

I haven't been well lately either. I was out last weekend and suddenly had the most awful stomach pains. I went to the ladies and threw up and the rest of my weekend was spent on the sofa making poorly noises and knocking back pain killers. It might be some people's idea of a good time but not mine. The whole week I have been unwell on and off. It's getting boring for me and apparently for people on FB who are now ignoring my feeble attempts to gain sympathy. Oh, woe is me. No, seriously I will be fine. I have weathered worse storms than this. I just really wish someone would get the strange alien being out of my intestines or at least persuade it to loosen it's stranglehold on my stomach. I really don't think anyone should be this much aware of their innards. It just isn't right and quite frankly I have enough other things on my mind.

Anyway, less of my complaining. Let's focus on the pretty cards and I will be thankful that I have my photography. I'm doing a wedding on Christmas Eve and have been approached to do three family / child portraits as well. Perhaps I could turn this into a business?

15 comments:

pink dogwood said...

love the cards - hope you are feeling better by now. I hope the stress from work is not causing it.

take care :)

Kathryn said...

Beautiful cards.

You comment on the alien in your intestines is reminiscent of some of Stephen King's books - only the outcome isn't very good.

Hope that turns out better for you & you begin feeling better soon. :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm thinking the stress has upset your system. Hang in there.

I owe you an e-mail. Let me figure out PayPal fees...

bunnygirl said...

Beautiful cards! You definitely have an eye for photography.

I'm sorry if you told us and I forgot, but what's wrong? Do you have a firm diagnosis? If you haven't ruled out IBS, coeliac disease and Chron's, maybe one of those is your problem.

Linda said...

the cards are LOVELY...and yes, you can, and should start a business. I think you have the eye for it. With cards (and possibly calendars) such as this, along with your other fantastic photography, you would do quite nicely!

I do hope you feel better soon. I hope the boys were nice to you and not too demanding as you were ill...

srp said...

Wonderful cards!

Hope you feel better... stress could be the problem indeed. It sounds a lot like my insides when I used to have to deal on a daily basis with my ex... thank goodness that is over!

Nikki-ann said...

The cards look fantastic! :)

I hope you feel better soon. Take care.

David said...

lovely cards... wishing you all the best.
trying also to write a bit to the blog, so that it does not die of neglect....

Mar said...

Your cards are outstanding, beautiful work, congratulations!
It sounds like your work situation is making you ill...hope you feel well soon!

R. Sherman said...

Love the cards and you're friends are with you in spirit.

BTW, the "manager" thing is what caused me to want to be a business owner, where I could allow my employees the freedom to get the job done, with credit going where due, and with me having the incentive to butt-out, unless the place is falling apart. I could write a book about interfering for the sake of it, but I won't.

Continued good thoughts your way, dear.

Cheers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE the cards, my dear B-K....and I think you could turn it into a business.
You know, as I was reading what you wrote about your tummy, I thought---It's that job. Just a thought, my dear, but your innards are all in a twist from that very very stressful situation. I sure wish you could get away from that. I bet you would feel a lot better.

Take very good care of yourself, dear friend.

Melody said...

Love the cards! Hope work is easing up... =)

rashbre said...

The cards look great. A new enterprise eh?

I hope the tummy thing is fixing and that you will find a way to handle the work situation.

Take care.

Dianne said...

the cards are wonderful!!
even the way you show them here is art :)

I hope you are feeling better

hugs
and scratches to the kitties

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

As always, wonderful pictures! We hope you get to feeling better soon. We need to catch up. It has been so long since our last visit.

Roxie, Sammy Andy and Mary (the secretary)