What I am Thankful For

My absolute favorite day of the year is Thanksgiving. It is the love of family that taught me to be thankful, but also appreciative of what the day truly means. It is the one day that people slow down and make time to reconnect; it is the day that people come together, no matter their social standing, and enjoy each others company over a feast. It is the day that families, whether biological, or chosen, have no other commitment but to each other. It is beautiful.

I am thankful to have you guys in my life, and to know that you we have created an amazing community online, through my site. Without the site as a platform, none of us would have met, and for that, I am very thankful for. I am also grateful for those of you that joined many years ago and never left, but also for those who have joined here and there, coming and going as you do, and those who joined once (and done), because without you all I would not still be online. I should also extend my gratitude to those of you that have just recently joined, because joins like yours is what keeps the site fresh. 

I am thankful for so much more in my #newbeginnings, but because I feel that I have over shared too often, I will spare you guys more on that. But, that is not to say I am not going to reiterate that I am lucky to have friends who stayed true and who helped me through the stressful days of the last couple of years. I do believe that you choose who your family is, and it can be a positive choice. 

On a much simpler note, I am most thankful to be joining MtnMan75 and his family for a beautiful dinner. 

A Day to Recognize as Special.

Today is Outlaw’s birthday, and this is one day that should be recognized and celebrated. He is my longest running member, and that, in itself, is pretty fucking amazing, but besides that, he is a stand up gentleman who has proven to be a good friend and a loyal one at that. Longest running member, and loyal friend do go hand in hand. He has jumped three networks with me in the 12+ years that I have been online, and that does not include all of the many cam sites that I have tried over that time period, all of which he has joined with me. 

Outlaw, I do wish you nothing but the happiest of days, and I, although, I encourage this big purge of your last 20 years, I want you to take a break today. Get out. Celebrate you. Have a cigar. Enjoy friends. Do something for you. 

I am so excited for your #newbeginnings. It is something you need and your days will be full of what you are passionate about. This change, although, terrifying and uncertain, is good, positive change for you. I am happy that you have the strength to make such a leap. 

Happy, happy birthday to you!

Current Keeps the Water From Becoming Stagnant

Alright, so I have had a hard time finding motivation, as of lately, and some of that is the fact that I am bored with the same days always spent online. That is not to say that I am tired of being on cam. That just simply is not the case. However, change is good and it keeps life interesting and hopefully will keep it from being boring.

Anyway, to the point. I have decided to take Sundays off for the next couple of months, which means I will be online for Saturdays. This will be a broken day because I will be online for a few hours in the orning/early afternoon and then do my grocery shopping, getting back online after I am home. So, at least a 2 hour break..

So, I hope that I will continue to see some of you over the weekend, despite the change in day that I am online. 

 

Amber, You Are a Gem

Amber, you are an absolute sweetheart and meeting you during my last trip to Texas proved you are even sweeter than I imagined. You are always so thoughtful and caring, even when you are not feeling well yourself. So, thank you for always being you! 

After we met you sent me a big box of surprises to begin my new life (#newbeginnings) and it was full of everything I need to start a photo album/scrapbook. Thank you! I have not started one yet, but I will and you gave me a jump start on what I need to do that. 

Armistice Day

World War I ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Armistice: a truce to end hostilities. At the urging of veteran organizations, it was later named Veterans Day, and is also known as Remembrance day, recognized annually. 

This year the Veterans parade was held Saturday, Veterans day Sunday (11/11) and Monday being the observed day for the Government agencies to have another 3-day weekend. 

Today is a day to celebrate all US veterans, whereas, Memorial day is to remember those that died in service to our country. 

I would like to thank those who chose to serve our country, in all capacities. It was a brave choice to choose military service, and it is a selfless act of continuing to protect our country, past, present and future. Whether you agree with war, or not, please take today to thank all veterans for their choice to serve. It is not their choice to go to war, but their honor to follow orders, and to do so with respect, regardless of their own opinions. 

Thank you, one and all. 

 

A Change in My Plans

I just realized that tomorrow starts another week long contest on Streamate. Yes, another one, only 2 weeks after the last one. This might explain some of the glitches, but let’s face it, it is a constant glitch with back-to-back contests. 

At any rate, I have decided to take tomorrow offline, but I will be back online Monday and, it will be a long couple of days online, so catch me if you so desire. 

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Falling Short . . .

Good lord! I have a file on my hard drive that is labeled “gifts”. It is full of pictures of thoughtful gifts that have been sent to me, and once I post a “thank you” thread, I delete the picture. That is how I never forget to show my gratitude in a blog post. That is after I have sent a personal note to the gifter; it is just one extra step that I take to show how much I truly appreciate the thoughtfulness you all show me on a daily basis. Much like my oversight on birthday’s for the last year, the gift posts have also gone by the wayside. The file box is full of pictures that never made it to my blog. That is, never made it to the blog in an acceptable time. So, over the next week I will be posting long over due thanks, and it might seem ridiculous, but it really is not. I still feel that it is due, and I cannot just delete each note because I carelessly took too long to recognize it… so… that is that. 

Do You Have a Favorite Holiday?

It is no secret that my favorite day of the year happens to be a holiday, and it falls during my favorite month, November. I have always loved Thanksgiving, even as a child. It holds sweet memories for me and I cherish those, even decades later. It is the one day when people slow down and enjoy the company of others. It does not matter if it is friends, strangers or family. This is a day when people realize what they have to be thankful for and are generous with their time, in helping others and sharing love. It is a time when people are not in stores spending money, or rushing through their day to get to their next obligation. It is a day that people come together to reconnect, to share their news over the last year and to enjoy telling old stories. Young and old, this is a day that people enjoy each other over food and laughter. Hopefully laughter. 

My favorite day is Thanksgiving. What is yours?

Today is HotnFriskie Day!

Today is your day HotnFriskie, so please take time to enjoy and celebrate you! I am sorry that you have been in a dizzy state of mind (lol), but it has been great to see you the last couple of weeks on VNA and I do hope to see you for the next couple, if you feel so inclined to join us. I know everyone enjoys seeing your brain fry on the wall behind you, and, well, you make me laugh. 

I love, love, love that your parents are throwing a party for you on Saturday- that is so heartwarming and full of love! 

 

Step Away From the News

It could definitely be said that there is a huge dividing line between parties that have spread so much hate throughout the people. And, I say this as impartial as possible. It is happening from all sides. The Liberals, Democrats, Republicans and everything in between. It is disgusting. This is a rare post for me because I have kept politics out of my cam room, blog and especially my site. And, to be honest, this is not as much an opinion post, as it is a solid suggestion. 

No matter how you voted,  or what you think about your fellow voters, turn it off today. With today’s news organizations blasting elections for years before we go to the polls, we are all on overload. Just walk away for the day. I see so many people on Social Media consumed with other people and their opinions, or arguing over a topic that will never be resolved online. Turn it off. No matter how the election goes today, you will survive. It is true, times might be tough for a bit, but you will ultimately survive. Be smart in your every day. Take care of you and your family. Tomorrow will be another day. I have never seen so much contempt in the human race. And, please do not use this thread as an outlet to spew more hate and opinions. It is not just with the current president, but it was going on for the last two.. That is over a decade of hate that has been simmering. Do not add to it, and just stop. You will be mentally healthier for it. 

Now, with that said, get off the computer with your speeches and go lobby, or join congress. It is never too late to do this, and you will make a difference in person, more so than you ever will consuming your everyday on Social Media and in the confines of your home… 

What I am suggesting is that maybe you allow yourself a break today, and tomorrow you won’t wake up near as upset and angry.