A quiet evening it has been after a relatively quiet day at work. Joey is sleeping. I'm not sure what he did about Jiffy Lube. That is up to him. I support whatever decision he makes.
We had a birthday lunch at a Chinese place today for one of our longtime friends. Her birthday is actually on Thurs but one girl only works part-time so we went today. It's always fun to have lunch with dear Katie.
I caught up on journals. It's nice to be able to leisurely do this and know I can stay up a little later tonight since my day off is tomorrow. Terry Ann, I just love your entry tonight. It made me reflect back to my journal beginnings in October of 2005. I had just bought this new computer. My old one was six years old. I could barely connect to AOL on it. The new one was so much faster even with dial up and had a gig of memory (Thank the Lord coz I'm sure going to need it.) I'm not sure why I even started a journal. I have a friend that does a once-a-week, small town newspaper article about his family, etc. Really witty. I thought it would be fun to write about my chaotic life. I really never anticipated that anyone would read it or even care to. I did it on a whim.
It's turned into an amazing journey. I swear some of the most wonderful people walk through J-Land.
My first desire was to add graphics. I had no idea where to even find a graphic, let alone use the file manager and add them. Enter Missy who patiently helped me. It took me three weeks...lol. Penny and I both struggled with this together. And Shelly....God Bless Shelly who so graciously permitted us all to snag her awesome graphics and sent me PSP 7. She also provided the tutorial to make a basic graphic and then layer them. She sent me PSP 9. Took 10 hrs. with dial up.
Then came Deb and Betty around the same time. Both so full of inspiration. Betty, I will never, ever forget the prayer that brought peace back to my life once again. I just had to get a digital camera so I could do scavenger hunts and doggie pictures for Sassy with the beautiful pictures she takes. And David with his wonderful stories and beautiful pictures. And somehow, I met the 2nd Missie with her journal and also her Furr Babies. And Terry Ann, so, so sweet. Happy Birthday, girl!
And, of course, my Katie Jane and Joyce, who are my Becky's age. My two adopted daughters. Funny, funny Jeff who made all us girls laugh. Hope everything works out for him but I sure do miss his crazy, zany comments. Dear, sweet Kara, who I hope and pray is well on her way to a complete recovery. Always so happy and kind.
Sharon, golfaholic....so offbeat and upbeat....did you start your new job yet? You just never know what to expect when you enter Sharon's journal. Sharon #2, Momma's Drama, we both started at the same time and both struggling single moms.
And where is my Penny girl? Hope you're ok and just tired from working again. I always worry when I don't hear from you.
Sheesh.....if I've missed anyone, I apologize. Let me have it! I need to look at my sidebar. I love each and every one of you. Oops....Terri and Annie and Mari.....how could I ever forget Mari, loving Mari?
One thing about J-Land. It's always an adventure. Tomorrow may bring a new friend. Thanks to all of you for being here and sharing this journey!
LOL...I think I've finally gotten the sparklie thingys downpat.......