Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thump Day

Hop Softly and Chew on a Big Stick


Rabbit services have returned to their pre-illness level, pen is clean and training will re-commence; Disapproval rating is slowly dropping. Yesterday, in a round-about way, I was informed that I will not be teaching next year, all part time teachers are being released. This has been my best year yet, I guess it is good to end on an up note. Life Drawing and Color Theory are finishing next week, then I teach Relief Printing  to the 9th grade, and so it will end. Since teaching is half my income I suppose I am only half worried. In the big picture of melting glaciers, homelessness, human and animal rights atrocities, and such like, it is a small thing. But the Spots may have to sacrifice their pricey salad mix until the local economic situation improves.

16 comments:

PJ said...

Me thinks Rabbit Services will be spending time stooped in the garden, coaxing mixed greens to burst forth and radiant green goodness for resident bunnehs. DH is supposed to get laid off this week...

PJ said...

Again.

RoadBunner said...

I am glad you are feeling better and the disapproval rating is going down!

Sorry to hear about the job :( I hope something equally rewarding comes your way soon.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I hope you find an equally rewarding half income to compensate. Glad the bunnies are happier...

M.Kate said...

Aww..D, so sorry to hear that but at least it will take effect next year. So, this economic downturn is taking it's full swing and effect, unfortunately..but I am confident, there will something better for you..worry not. I think the Spots wont mind if their pricey salad are changed for something else. Hugs for the weekend, much love/M

furrybutts said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better and that the Spots are happy again! All that positive energy radiating from you and the buns surely will ensure that you find another equally, if not more, rewarding job to busy yourself with :)

Glenna said...

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better, but sorry to hear about the teaching job going away. Argh. Such pain in this economy for so many. Please tell the spots to disapprove of the economy--it may help more than whatever those Washington people are doing.

Fiona bun said...

While we're not happy to hear that they will be a decrease in the radicchio supply – we are happy to hear that you are feeling better and we hope you can find some others to inspire soon.

Rabbits' Guy said...

WHAAATTT?????????? Are those people nuts? It's like ..well.. like firing Sidney Poitier or something ... not asking Mr Kotter back ... who do we write to?

Well, bunns can live pretty good on sticks and old dried grass ...

aaaghhhhh .. no organic salad mix?

I'm not telling the bunns here ...

Sam and Willow said...

we are so glad you are feeling better - I just went on your Etsy site - what beautiful work

ilex said...

The disapproval rating going up is certainly a good thing. But I'm really sorry to hear about your job. Art is the last thing that should be cut. Blast it.

bunnygirl said...

Wow, I'm sorry about the job. At least you're finding out early. Perhaps this will turn into a really cool opportunity for you. I'll be crossing my fingers!

Friend of the Animals said...

Sorry to hear about your job. It always stinks when a class is cut from school, the kids need all they can get.

Can't believe the size of that branch!

tlc illustration said...

Love this post's title. :-)

Sorry about the job. I suspect there will be quite a bit of shaking-up and rearranging of things in our future.

Fingers crossed for the best possible outcome for you!

YowlYY said...

Diana, I am very late to say that I was shocked to hear that they are not renewing your teaching contract -it is a great loss for the school, and the kids will miss it big time :(
However, I am a great believer that when something is over, usually is because something better is coming your way, and the karma theory is also something I believe in, having noticed how it works its magic more often than one can believe.
Can you grow your own salad for Sydney and Tyler? This would cut down spending at the market - and is likely to taste better too :)
I would like to offer you my garden to work on, as it is too big for myself, but alas, that's a bit far away!
Something good is around the corner...

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