Monday, August 21, 2006

My 4 Months In Oz

Well, this assignment's rather easy for me - I remember exactly how I got here, it was my dear friend Deborah (SassyDee50) who always sent me her latest photos and poetry.  One day about 4 months ago I clicked in to read some and noticed other people were commenting.  I thought, Oh hey I can keep a little "diary" like Deb - Hmm why not?  No one will ever see it I can spill my thoughts and feel all the better for it! lol no one would see?!?  I must've been VERY tired that night.  Anyway my first attempt was a mess and I can't seem to get rid of it - April, one entry, incomplete - I can't delete it though I've tried everything.  WHAT in the world did I DO when I first started this Journal?  It wasn't how I wanted to start, but as I got going I realized omgoodness people are SEEING this!  Mustn't be silly, mustn't be rude...but I'm a very sensitive, open person with so much minutia in my brain it was a frighteningly special pleasure to type it all down.  Never did I think it would CONTINUE to be interesting to anyone, nor would I expect people to just drop in - but deep inside I felt a very human hope that they would, that people would like me just based on my words, my thoughts and most especially my poetry, and it seems they did.  They DO!  I've met so many incredibly friendly, honest, open, caring people here that I've no intention of leaving - even though I don't post daily, I may have to train myself in that direction!  This is a wonderful haven where, no matter who one is or what they deal with in life, there's always the presumption of friendship even before they know your name, and that is something I can live with for a very long, long time. 

Thank you JLanders, for caring enough to listen.  :-)

16 comments:

nightmaremom said...

Glad you started!  Looking for many more!  Had a blast in chat too!  It was a hoot
hugs

d
http://journals.aol.com/nightmaremom/Thisandthatandhockey/

siennastarr said...

Glad you decided to join are little community Luddie!  You fit right in, and we love you! :)

Hugs,
Jackie

firestormkids04 said...

Cathy, there are many of us - including me - who are very glad you are here.  It seems you've been a part of the J-Land family forever.  Blessings, Penny http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere

cacklinrosie101 said...

Cathy, I started around the same time and thought no one would ever read my stuff. So glad I met you.  The chat room was so much fun even though I missed reading half the stuff.  Did you hit Guido's link of the print out?  HUGS  Chris

geminirising12 said...

I am not a JLander, but I am one who looks eagerly for each new entry from you in your journal.  It is so enjoyable to read your thoughts and feelings as you express them so well with your beautiful words. It would be wonderful if you were to post more often - more to appreciate and read.  I am a fan - one who is caring, honest, friendly and open.  Thank you for enhancing my days when I find a new "AOL ALERT" amongst my emails.
Gem

buggieboo1 said...


happy j-land b-day! and many more!


Sharon  http://journals.aol.com/buggieboo1/ThisMommasDrama/

viviansullinwank said...

Cathy!!!

Glad you decided to start a journal...and where is SassyDee50 these days?  :)      Hey, I just saw a comment you left in Guido's journal. Did you really read the entire contents of the chat that he published?   I can't believe you're not blind  LOL

Vivian

queenb8261 said...

Glad you made it to JLand. I have only been here since last Nov. But it's been quite a trip.   Glad to know you and hope we all have many many more fun times here in JLAND
Hugs, Barb

bobandkate said...

Glad you are here in J'land. Keep up the writing,
Kate.
http://journals.aol.co.uk/bobandkate/AnAnalysisofLife/

mutualaide said...

You're Welcome Girl--friend!  We're mighty happy you're here.  Now, just where has Sassy gotten to?

rayne1123 said...

thats kinda how i got my start here..lol happy you are still at it!

rayne1123 said...

thats kinda how i got my start here..lol happy you are still at it!

stevietwain said...

Glad you're still here hun..great to have met you!

Lv Stevie
xxx

lifes2odd said...

Glad you are here! Martha :-)

fisherkristina said...

I didn't know you knew Deb!  She is my good friend too!  Glad you are here in J-Land Cathy. :)

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

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