I just want to post a public thank you to the stitcher who left the original “Pickaninny” link – we have had a few email exchanges and my mind has been put to rest that there was no malicious intent, and the emails have been very very much appreciated.
Since my ranting post it appears to have blown up bigger than Ben Hur … and I was in a bit of an emotional state yesterday when I read it on arriving home. I’ve been working exceptionally long hours (15 hours some of the days), and I am mentally and physically dog-tired and exhausted – because of that I’ve been very over-sensitive to these issues that have arisen and they have affected me a lot. Normally I’d have the strength to think “whatever” and ignore the original link, instead of letting it get to me emotionally. Last night I was at such a low ebb, aftering reading the latest round of comments (one particularly) I was very tempted to shut off the comment option or walk away from blogging altogether … once again, just an over-reaction due to my emotional state right now. I do want to thank those of you who have offered support in your comments, though, it is appreciated.
I have, however, decided to take a break from writing or reading blogs for a week or so – until I’m not so manic and stressed at work, and life and my emotions have returned to an even keel. I’m dealing with so much at work right now, I don’t need to add to the emotional stress when I get home as well. There will still be a Photo Hunt post regardless, as I’ve post-dated about 2 months worth of photos … as for the rest, I’ll be back when I’m ready I guess, then I can put all this stuff behind me and move on.
Right now, it’s time to get dressed and get back into the office for the rest of the day – at least I should be able to achieve a few things today without distractions or interruptions … I’ll return again soon.