If I show my stitching and don't write about my life, she tells me that I'm a terrible stitcher, do almost everything wrong, and that I should have a disclaimer so that new stitchers don't think my methods are correct.
(She was once particularly cruel about Stewey. I immediately blocked and reported her, but alas, she appears to be more technically sophisticated than I, and reared her ugly head yet again.)
(There is, quite terrifyingly, the possibility that there are actually several Bettys out there that are writing to me. This makes me want to go sit on the floor of my closet at the prospect that somebody could have that many haters yet not be a Real Housewife of Somewhere or Other or...dare I say it...Kayne West.)
Today, Betty is especially vexed because she's "sick and tired of people posting randon crappy quote and pictures thn they get from the internes." (sic)
(sic), Betty, means sic erat scriptum, and is used in text to denote that it is being shared in its original form, including any errata, misspellings, anomalies, etc.
Or, in this instance, to demonstrate your own lack of intellectual and editorial gravitas that, if at all present, would adequately shame me for writing (as I do) in such a casual and colloquial manner.
But I digress.
What I wanted to tell you, dear Betty, is that all of your hate and venom are lost on me today. I got your email, chuckled a bit over its complete lack of anything worthy of my attention, and got back to stitching and watching Flosstube. No hate there...just more fun and inspiration and joy and giggles than I've had in a long time.
But...because I know that you are probably spitting fire and readying your next diatribe, I'll throw you a bone. (What can I say? It's Friday night, I'm warm and safe and dry in my Happy Chair, and tomorrow I get to play with my Library Guild sisters and eat a cheeseburger.)
Here's my progress on Good in Everything:
Night, night, Betty. I hope your dreams are as pleasant as you are.
To everybody else...love and kisses and happy thanks for your continued good wishes and support. Stitch on, my friends, stitch on!