Kicking things off!

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Kicking things off!
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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 2:00pm

Oy, I do miss my color, but that's the least of worries, lol.  Hope everyone is doing well and feeling positive about the changes to the boards.  If you are still having problems, drop a line to the cm for your board and they'll look into it.  Lots of time and effort are going into making this a more reliable, responsive board for all, and sometimes that takes working out the kinks. 

There haven't been many posts lately and that always gets me to wondering.  Of course, with school back in and everyone back in that groove, things are a bit different and time is at more of a premium.  I also hope this means that everyone is doing well, or at least feels safe at this point in time and doing what they believe to be the right thing for them. 

With that in mind, here's a gentle reminder that the holidays are approaching, which means increased stress levels, new stressors, lots of triggers, so it's probably a good idea to get some sort of "contingency plan" working in your head if you're contemplating leaving.  There has been a whole lot of domestic violence in the news lately, with deadly consequences.  If you feel unsafe, for ANY reason, call 911 and stay on the line with them or at least leave the line open until they arrive. 

Also wanted to let you know about a book that popped up on my radar screen a few days ago, that I've recommended on this board many times.  It's by a man named Gavin DeBecker, and his book is The Gift of Fear.  Tremendous, helpful, smart book about personal safety and secuirty.  Not bad to know even if you don't have an abuser in your life. 

So there, I've kicked things off under the new format, looking forward to seeing how it works and hearing from you all.  Just a small, checking-in hello would be so nice just so that we know everyone is doing okay.  Hugs, and to those of you on the Right Coast, in the path of Sandy and her associated weather, please stay safe and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for safety and protection.  Being a Louisianan, been through a couple myself.  Evacuate if you're told to.  If you aren't and you feel safe where you are, hunker down and hang on and know that as soon as it's over, help will be on its way.  Now everybody pipe in here and let us know how you're doing.

Mama Harmony

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 10:06pm

Great post!! I don't miss the holidays with my ex husband or his family. His mother is one of the reasons I hate Christmas and he is the other. Her because not only did she always over do it and the year DS was born she didn't follow my wishes at all but she also let you know how she felt about you with the gifts she gave you. Had a couple very miserable Christmas because of those two but on the bright side we have had many more enjoyable ones without those two =).

Speaking of Christmas I tried to buy Christmas tree lights already but could not find any at Wal-Mart. Not happy about this at all because I will probably not remember again till we get the dang tree, lol. Two Christmas's back when we went to put the lights on the tree none wanted to work. It was the middle of December by the time we got the tree (real) and the only lights I could find after checking out several stores were on a white string so they looked funny on the tree!! Last year those lights went around the porch and since I forgot to get lights we went with a little fake tree. I like the fake tree but my children have pretty much always had a real tree and since this could be the last year with my oldest at home I want to go real this year so the fake one goes on the porch and I have to remember to buy lights for the real tree! lol. But the best part of all this is there was no yelling over any of this =). Ok so there was only no yelling because my oldest has the sweetest boyfriend who loves her very much and put the lights on the blue spruce (for those who don't know these trees have sharp needles and I think I am allergic to them because when I put on the lights my arms get very itchy and red) and that saved me from yelling at the tree and the oldest for picking out my favorite kind of tree, lol.

And BTW I am not happy that I am thinking of Christmas already!! lol

Other then that and this nasty bug things are ok here. Still talking to the ex boyfriend who has done a pretty good job of convincing me that he  messed up and is sorry but I can't forgive him for how he handled things. He has given me the space I asked for finally but I still keep thinking about the honeymoon phase and really hate how I see dv everywhere =(.

As for this new format can they bring back spell check? Not happy I can't write in other colors but really need spell check!! lol. For now will cut and paste and use word but that will get old real quick!! lol

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Registered: 10-10-1998
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 10:08pm

hmm that worked nicely, lol. Changed the color in word and when I copied and pasted it showed in my color so if you can write html code or view what it did for mine you can just change the font color or just cheat and use word like I did. The other thing missing that was nice was an email when someone responded to a thread I had. And my siggy is gone =(. Guess it was time for a new one but I really liked that one (sigh).

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 10:17pm

Hi Mama!

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 10:20pm

Hi Queen!

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 10-26-2012 - 10:25pm

You might get it back!

I got mine back...:)

So glad!

Christmas will be different, we moved so it will be our first here...

Yeah!!!

I am hoping dd will come, her brother ds wants us to invite her for a meal...lol...he suggested we ALL get together this Christmas...it would be so cool.

It's her birthday to!

I hated Christmas to...:(...LOST my Mom but dd and ds have ALWAYS been my best gifts...;)...

I can't believe we are near the end of October already!

Nightangel