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Last night was my LAST KISS concert. Never again. Too much stress. Too many unpleasant surprises. The show itself was EXCELLENT but I had a meltdown when I was told I couldn't bring my backpack in! I feel NAKED without it and I don't like things being sprung on me! And to add insult to injury, there was a family with a BABY RIGHT IN FRONT OF US! WTF were they thinking? A BABY at a KISS concert!? Sounds like a RECIPE FOR DISASTER!! At least he was actually happy and well-behaved through mst of the show and when he started to cry near the end they took him out IMMEDIATELY!
I am EXHAUSTED! Every time I go to the city it takes so much out of e. Janette stayed over last night and slipped out at around 10:00 am. I slept until TWO this afternoon. I had this fascinating dream that my parents had a new house and I had my own apartment in there with BUNK BEDS. Go figure, I'm happily married to Dave but I still often dream about living with my parents. I miss the old house and I miss them!
I hate this season of tribulation! I hate it! I hate it! I JUST FUCKING HATE IT! I'd be LYING if I said I didn't. I KNOW I am being tested and I feel like I've failed already! Lately life just feels like a season of decay and decline. It sucks when things we used to enjoy now feel like a major source of drama and frustration.

It was nice to see our pal DooDoo the clown yesterday at Toronto Springfest but the day had more than its fair share of angst. For one, Janette still feels yucky from her cold. And I found it hard to enjoy the day worrying about my sick husband at home.

We were thankful that this year there was free coffee available at the entrance. We had to go outside because when DooDoo's show was over there was this horrible emcee/entertainer who had this horrendously loud, high-pitched shrieky voice! She almost sounded ANGRY! I wouldn't be surprised if some children were TRAUMATIZED by the sound of that voice! I know we were and we're ADULTS!

and Janette ended up having a meltdown because when she went to the coat check, the lady who worked there was LOUDLY CRACKING GUM!!! >:( GRRR!

Then I had the Ultimate Humiliation when we went to ride the carousel. I chose a second-row horse with an outside row horse next to me that looked low enough for Janette to get on and this guy swooped in and took it before she could. So I tried to change horses so I could be on one next to her but I had to fight tooth and nail to get on. I've never struggled so hard in my life! It was so embarrassing! I'm glad nobody chastised me for swearing or I REALLY would have gone BALLISTIC! It was like something out of a nightmare. At least someone was able to help push me up into the saddle. Nobody shamed me or made fun of me or told me I shouldn't be riding the carousel, or worst of all that I'm too fat for this! But I'm afraid my carousel riding days may be over. SOMEBODY PLEASE KILL ME NOW! :'(

After our ride Janette went to fill her water bottle and I had such a horrendous dry coughing fit I was afraid I'd throw up.  We then decided it was time to leave.

At least we got to see DooDoo one more time before we left and we tried to get somebody to take a picture of the three of us together but they must have pushed the wrong button because the picture didn't exist when I uploaded them.

It was still early so we made it to the movie theatre in time for the 3:40 showing of "Wonderpark". It was good but I had trouble enjoying it because we had a minor altercation shortly after we arrived. We had to change seats because a family with a baby showed up and even though I wasn't that loud, the mother made a remark about my comment. The whole incident made me feel so embarrassed and humiliated that I couldn't really lose myself in the movie!

Actually there were TWO mothers with babies there but both of them were REALLY GOOD about removing them the moment they started to whimper! I half expected the one who was snarly with me to STAY and let it scream out of spite. However, that family took FOREVER to leave when the movie was over. I'm glad Janette and I were able to quickly gather our stuff and hurry out of there before they did and immediately duck into Jack Astor's which was right next door to the theatre.

We ordered our usual; shrimp pasta for me and fish & chips for Janette. And I treated us. I had a bit of a scare because at first I accidentally read the bill upside-down! It was $66.66, NOT $99.99.

Lately I've been having to dig from my next egg to make ends meet!  I want to believe that God will somehow make it up to me eventually.

I wish the KISS concert wasn't for at least another MONTH OR TWO instead of NEXT WEDNESDAY!
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Well, Janette and I have had to postpone our excursion to Wizard World until Friday, IF we go AT ALL!! Dave is still very sick, in fact I had to send him to the hospital in an ambulance just a few minutes ago. He's in so much pain that it took us ALL DAY to get him bathed and dressed. I had to go to the drugstore earlier today to get him oral hydration salts and I nearly killed myself on an INVISIBLE patch of ice. I guess if whoever looks after the sidewalks in the first place can't see it they're not going to salt it. At least one other person saw me screaming and flailing but at least I didn't fall. The first thing I did after I got back home was go back out there and SALT IT MYSELF! I don't want anyone else getting hurt, let alone me when and if I have to go out there later.

Janette still has a bad cold too. I FUCKING HATE THIS SEASON OF TRIBULATION! I WANT IT TO BE OVER!! I realize I am being tested and I am under attack. Even if God really DOES have the victory, that didn't stop me from having a meltdown this afternoon!

Friday will be better than Thursday because WONDER PARK finally comes to the movie theatres. But I'm not about to hold my breath. I feel guilty about going to the city for a fun day if Dave has been so sick! And how will we know if Janette is feeling any better. Life SUCKS SHIT when the two people in my life that I care most about are sick and I feel so helpless!

I did not go to the hospital with Dave. The place is a sensory nightmare for me. I feel guilty and selfish for staying at home but it is the lesser of two evils compared to me being there when the place is probably FULL of screaming babies and staff who are notorious for being rude to me. If all I can do is sit there feeling helpless and useless I might as well do it in the comfort f  my wn home.

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Margaret Franklin
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Canada
I am an artist who enjoys working in a variety of mediums, especially embroidery and creating dolls and soft sculptures. I have had a lifelong fascination with carousels and have traveled extensively through the years, usually with the National carousel Association, to see as many as possible.

My husband Dave and I have been happily married since July of 2002 and I am a full-time student who still manages to crank out and sell as many of my creations as possible in my spare time.

I have Asperger's Syndrome and the creative dream of somehow creating an "Autism Awareness" carousel with art and animals designed and created by people who are on the autism spectrum. My vision includes it as the centrepiece of a cultural centre which includes a toy museum, gift shop and Victorian Tea Room!

Current Residence: Oshawa, Ontario, canada
Favourite genre of music: rock
Favourite style of art: fantasy
Favourite cartoon character: Tigger
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Last night was my LAST KISS concert. Never again. Too much stress. Too many unpleasant surprises. The show itself was EXCELLENT but I had a meltdown when I was told I couldn't bring my backpack in! I feel NAKED without it and I don't like things being sprung on me! And to add insult to injury, there was a family with a BABY RIGHT IN FRONT OF US! WTF were they thinking? A BABY at a KISS concert!? Sounds like a RECIPE FOR DISASTER!! At least he was actually happy and well-behaved through mst of the show and when he started to cry near the end they took him out IMMEDIATELY!
I am EXHAUSTED! Every time I go to the city it takes so much out of e. Janette stayed over last night and slipped out at around 10:00 am. I slept until TWO this afternoon. I had this fascinating dream that my parents had a new house and I had my own apartment in there with BUNK BEDS. Go figure, I'm happily married to Dave but I still often dream about living with my parents. I miss the old house and I miss them!

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:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you so much for adding me to your watch! :squee: It really brings a smile to my face which is more than I could've asked for. :D I hope that I can continue to impress with my future pieces! :heart:
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:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means ever so much to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned! :blowkiss: Just think of the sparkles... :squee:
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Thank you for adding my quilt to your Favorites and for watching, I hope you will enjoy my future art :) .
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