Wednesday, November 16, 2005

A Short Break

I know that, once again, it's been too long since my last post. I've answered the inquiring Email saying everything is okay with me, I have just been busy. That is true to a point. I am fine, and everyone in my household is fine, but there has been some trouble with my Stepson. There are some problems he is having to deal with right now. My Grandson Trenton moved in with us yesterday and it may be for a day, a week, or a month. I just don't know right now.

Please know I have not abandoned this journal and bear with me. I have an entry three fourths of the way written that I have not had a chance to finish yet, but will soon, I hope.

As for my thoughts on AOL adding advertising to these journals without our prior knowledge, I have not had time to fully digest that bit of news. I knew the AIM accounts would have an advertising banner across them, AOL said so right up front. To add advertising to regular AOL journals is a surprise.

I really have come to love writing this journal and being a part of this community. I just can't afford the time to really weigh this out right now. So, for the time being, I am here and will stay.

This is my first post since the VIVI Awards presentations which I really enjoyed attending. My heartfelt congratulations to all the winners. The VIVI Awards Committee did a superb job and put in so much work. Thank you!

Now, I may be able to post again in a day or two, or it may be another week or two. I may lose a lot of my readers for being so inconsistent, however, my family is more important right now and they need me. I do promise, though, that I will be back and remain a part of this community for the foreseeable future.

Thanks for bearing with me and I hope to be writing again sooner rather than later.

35 comments:

mosie1944 said...

About 2/3 of the people I have on alert say they are leaving J-Land, so it's nice to know at least somebody is staying... for now.

rap4143 said...

You have been missed....I hope your problems work out :).
Betty

robinngabster said...

Will be here when you get time.  :)

ajoleblon said...

I'll be right here patiently waiting your wise words! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

jlocorriere05 said...

Sorry to hear you have problems, hope things get sorted out soon for all of you. Glad you're not going to desert us too!! People are leaving in droves right now. I'll be here to read your next entry, take your time, family come first! Jeannette.

coy1234787 said...

    Take your time, will be thinking about you.
This is actually a good time to take a break.With the
new banner ads AOL has added to our journals,
it looks like most of us will be taking a break.
            *** Coy ***

piperacharmed1 said...

I am sorry to hear your family is having troubles. Enjoy the time you have with your grandson!!

Tracie

salemslot9 said...

you're so cute :)

judithheartsong said...

I am so sorry Sam.... there have been issues here with the NEW banner ads they have put in our journals, some of us are not writing here. You and your family be well. judi

sunnyside46 said...

I hope everything works out fine, enjoy your grandbaby.
Marti

sieblonde said...

So sorry to hear that things aren't going well.  Hope to see you back on an even keel soon.  ~Sie  http://siepfft.blogspot.com/

jeadie05 said...

Yes stay part of a dwindleing community ,take your time, well be here when you get back ................Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Sam so sorry you are having problems - hope your stepson can get them sorted out OK.   Didn't think you would abandon us, you know how much we appreciate your Journal...you must see to your family first  - and think about us when you have the time - we will still be here waiting....Ally

yakima127 said...

You'll never lose me!  Sorry things aren't going so great, right now...take care of you and yours...JAE

libragem007 said...

Hi Sam,
Take good care. Family comes first...I will be alert with your entry when you're ready!
Wishing you well,
Gem :-)

ksquester said...

Sam, My concerns are with you and your family. I am the mother of 2 adult sons, who have had monumental personal problems. One is a recovering alcoholic and the other is mentally ill and is a "user"  My husband and I teach a course on mental illness and I attend Al-Anon. I know what raising Grandkids is all about. I know how your heart can break into a thousand pieces, but I can tell you with certainty, that for every "awful thing" that happens, good will come of it!  I am always here for you.  Anne

louie0768 said...

Hey Sam!!!! You sound really down!!!! :( I was really relieved to see an alert in my mailbox from your journal. I'm sorry that so much has been going on...my daughter tells me, 'mom, if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off' and walks away giggling.

Sometimes kids can bring reality into perspective or make one realize that reality is just that, step back, live and laugh as much as you can....roll up all those negative things in a little ball and bounce em off the ceiling until their bounce is gone.....they eat you up otherwise.

If you ever get to visiting journals again, I have switched mine over to Blogger as of today. I sent you out an email letting you know that address. It may interest you to read what I have been up to....some say I'm writing a book...haha but can't seem to stop. LOL

chin up and this too will turn out ok.....life has a way of doing that.

http://befuddledlouie.blogspot.com/

slbourgoyne said...

Sam  I have had a crash, so had not read email for a while.  When I did not see an alert I was concerned.  Good to see you back.  Sorry about the problems.  I'll be in touch later.  Prayers to follow.    Love, Lynn

bvaneps834 said...

Family is always more important, Sam, so take care of that! You will not lose readers , I am sure. I check on you every day no matter what those darn alerts say or don't. Half the time the alerts don't tell what journal has an entry anyhow! I am curious about your sister"s (?) house ---did the storm damage it? I am sticking with aol for now--would hate to lose not only journal friends, but I like "weather chat" also--have lots of nice people in there too. Barb

alphawoman1 said...

Just glad to hear you are okay. Good luck with your family and getting things fixed.
Mary

nightmaremom said...

{{{{{{{{Sam}}}}}}}}}
You've been in my thoughts and I am thrilled you dropped in to let us know what was going on.  I will keep you and yours in my thoughts, prayers, and heart.   I know things will work out!!  :)
I haven't decided what I'm going to do about my journal, but know you have not lost me as a reader!  Not ever!  Keep your chin up and know we love ya!
d

mavarin said...

Take all the time you need, Sam.  My best to you and your family.

Karen
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

csandhollow said...

Sam, If you ever need to talk I am here. I sign on early so hollar if you need. I understand trouble.

blondepennierae said...

I miss you Sam, but most of us have walked in the shoes.  So, dear friend, no matter how long you have to be gone, we will be here when you return.  You have our love.  Pennie  

jmorancoyle said...

    Take care, Sam. You are on my alerts. Hopefully everything you have to deal with right now will work out successfully and quickly. I'll be here, or near, when you return.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

chatzeekay said...

Sam please don;t go go /// I know things are crazy at the moment, but hterpy in this journal when you post you feel better.  No its alright you can take  abreak you have my permissoion ;;lol lol lol . Take it easy always in my prayers, here for you. keep in touch/

childebrand1968 said...

Sam, this entry does not have your usual tone...

My hope that things work out the best they can.

I know having Trenton full time will be an adjustment.  At the same time, welcomed precious time with him.  I hope he is coping... as well as you, your wife, and stepson.

Not sure where I'll be... but I'll keep you posted of where I land :)

Take care, my friend...

Cat


bedazzzled1 said...

Since you do not know when you will be able to write a new entry, it will be a real treat for us when you finally do. Something for us to look forward to. Ü

Best of luck with your family. You certainly have your priorities set where they should be. Take care and remember to find time to smile.

lurkynat said...

Dear Sam, ((((((Sam))))))))) We all have missed you lately!
Thanks for telling us that youare ok and that you will be back!
love and hugs
natalie

memes121 said...

Of course family comes first Sam.  am just glad to know you are okay. You come back when you are ready. I will be here. Take care friend and you and your family are in my prayers.

onemoretina said...

Sam,  I am glad you are still here with us !  Don't worry about not being able to post more often.You are right ...  Family always comes first.  Matter of fact, I  respect you all the more because of your devotion to them.  So, you do what you have to do, and when you have the opportunity, check in and say hello, so we know all is well.  Take care, my friend, Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme/entries/1787

mutualaide said...

Like a good neighbor, I stop by to see if you're home.  If you're not, I just come back another day!  Godspeed!  Water's on for tea or coffee.  Anytime.

southernmush said...

Hello.........I am glad that you are still around I was gone for a while but I'm back and I will never leave again. I missed my friends as J-Land and you are one of them. I do like your journal and I missed it tremendously. Please don't think of leaving I am staying for good.........HANG AROUND J-Land okay ?? Don't go anywhere. I'm back..........I know that I was gone for a while but here I am you will never lose me again...........I'm home and here to stay........

jamcs605 said...

Must be the pictures that attract so many readers, they are beautiful.

coljan61 said...

We do mis your posts