Sunday, 23 April 2006

Thinking

Isn't it funny how some things can change your life ~ I lay awake last night as sleep wouldn't come ~ so I put my earpiece in and was listening to music ~ and I was thinking of JLand and the friends I had made since I logged on ~ and started my journal ~

At first I was dubious as to how much of my life anyone would be interested in ~ Or indeed how much of it I was prepared to divulge ~ I lead a pretty mundane life ~ and since Dick died a fairly lonely one ~ Not lonely in the sense of being alone because Lyn and I live together as her husband Richard died 4 years ago yesterday ~ and we decided to buy a big property together so we could have our own space and be with each other when we wanted to. ~ which works very well as we get along so well together ~ friends and well as being Mum and Daughter ~

When I think of Jland it is not the typing as I almost hear you speaking ~ I feel I know you so well ~ we laugh together ~ encourage each other when things arn't going well ~ and most of all care for each other ~ Listen/Read each other journals and make our comments ~

Then this morning when I logged on I had an e~mail from Jimmy ~ Stupidsheetguy

http://journals.aol.com/stupidsheetguy/TalkToMe/

He had 'brushed up' my old photograph I had posted yesterday and made it look so much better ~ when I saw it just knowing he had bothered to do this for me because he wanted to gave me a great feeling of being one of this great big Jland family ~ just wanted to say thankyou for having me here ~

34 comments:

funnyface0s0 said...

Oh Ally
What a lovely entry (you've made me cry) although i think there are many bad things about the internet i also think that this is one of the very nice things about the net too.   To be part of JLand is such a pleasure and i echo your sentiments completely, it has been and is a joy knowing you in this way and i hope it continues for a very long time.
Luv Jayne x
http://journals.aol.co.uk/funnyface0s0/SingleGirl

jeadie05 said...

I know just ,what you mean dear ,what a lovely entry ,I got a glow when I read this and thought she's so right we have all gained something so so precious ,and I forgot to comment on the picture about you and Joy yeterday ,its even lovelier now ,clever Jimmy has worked his magic on it ,Love ya Ally ....Jan xx

jeanno43 said...

We are privileged to have you hear Ally.  I know exactly what you mean. J-Land changed my life so much for the better. I never feel lonely anymore, I always have something to keep my occupied.  I also feel I have come to know people and they have become dear to me.  The internet is a wonderful thing when it is used as it should be.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

aniracj said...

I know what you mean Ally: I have never had so may friends or people that care about me as a person. Long live J-land. By the way don 't think Angela and I could live in the same house, we would spend most of the time rowing, lol!

pricesc93 said...

I think we reap what we sow and you are such a lovely giving person you certainly make me feel better about myself and have encouraged me so much, I am grateful for all your correspondence. Your entries are so lovely too, I don't know how you do it but you have a gift for making me appreciate this life. Reading that back to myself I am amazed you have impacted on my life so much and I've never met you - incredible! It's what we call in my line of work 'being with' someone and you manage to do that over the net! xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/pricesc93/MrsFourboys/

sexkitten198511 said...

Hi ally

Jennette recomended your journal to me. Your a really good writer

faircolleen said...

the internet is marvellous isnt it Ally. . and so are YOU. . .I love the way you email now and then regarding a comment,its so welcoming to your journal .I too think of all these people who I have never ever met and yet I have connected with them only through the written word.Great isnt it? I love Jimmy too!!

rachealcarol said...

Am very glad you're here Ally (((( sentimental fool )))) you're a bonus to Jland.  Jimmy's done a lovely job of the pic........he's a very thoughtful person.  Enjoy your Sunday very much. Rache

msecz said...

He did a wonderful job ~ I wonder how he does that because there was a crease in the original wasn't there? He's good and nice that he did that for you too. hope you are having a nice day, sandra

nedmoh said...

How kind of Jimmy to do your photo and make it clearer.I am so pleased you and Lyn get on so well together.I am very pleased  that you are my friend too.......Jeanx

samnsmile5 said...

J-land is a fantastic place....the people, the journals, and just being here and finding new friends.  I love reading and hearing about what's going on in everyone's lives...sharing!!  :)  It always brightens my day!

Michele
http://journals.aol.com/SamNsmile5/LettingItAllSinkIn

lsfp1960 said...

Yes I agree Ally.  Sometimes I feel that I've know some of you for years & years.  Some of my friends think this J-land thing is so silly.  But just learning about each other's homeland & culture is priceless.  When I think about some of the situations I go thru and I get depressed, then I get on my computer and find that someone thousands of miles away is going thru or has gone thru the same thing. We are more connected than we think.  I've been trying to figure out how I can afford a laptop so that when I go on that Alaska cruise this summer..I can post and keep up with the rest of you.  Linda in sunny western Washington

ora4uk said...

Dear Ally...you may be blessed in this j=land place...but it is me who is blessed also...finding a friend to talk to so far away...my hubby and I have been to England twice...and hopeful to go again sometimes soon...to see our friends in Basingstoke...and you can bet there will be a side trip to Norfolk....LOL..wouldn't miss that for the world....Hugs and love from KY....Ora

sexkitten198511 said...

Hi Ally,

Thank you for the comment on my journal. May I ask where you got the glitter outline for you photo

Thank you Sarah

http://journals.aol.co.uk/sexkitten198511/Mylife/

wldconnie said...

It is true that comments friends make can really cheer you up. Your visits to mt journal are great and I really appreciate the messages you leave. Thanks love conniex

jaymact1 said...

You put that so nicely today Ally i feel the very same about J-land. I never used to have any email hardly now I always have a few to read. Thank you for visiting my journal. Love Joan.

sdrogerson said...

yes it is a nice community

elainey2465 said...

Hi Ally, well the reason everyone is so nice to you is because you are a lovely, kind, wonderful person yourself - I will never ever forget your kind gesture to me when I was worried about Sam's French trip.  I think we are all here for each other and that's good - it's a great community and Im glad to be part of it. And, your never ever boring!!! Love Laine xxxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/MyArtWorld/

debbiewebb4465 said...

Ah Ally, and I, among many others I'm sure, are so very glad to have you here ! I, too feel I've made many friends, J~Land is a wonderful community and I love it, and everyone here :-) A lovely entry!
love and hugs Debbie ~xxx~
http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

oddb0dkins said...

Hi Ally, you're so right. I've been writing my journal since around January and I've met so many new friends, it's amazing. Everyone is so friendly and supportive. It's made me realise that not all the world is going to Hell in a handbasket, there are still those out there who care.
Thanks for being a part of my life. B. x

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  I feel the same as you about the friends I`ve made along the way.  I hear a different voice for each journal which in turn comes from all the individual personalities.  For me, J-Land is a real place with real people and it means a great deal to me. :o)

Sandra xxxx

rayne1123 said...

IT IS SO NICE BEING YOUR FRIEND..I LIKE KNOWING THAT I CANALWAYS COUNT ON SEEING A COMMENT FROM YOU IN MY JOURNAL..AND I AM HAPPY TO BE ABE TO COMMENT IN YOURS...I AGREE YOU REALLY DO BEGIN TO CARE ABOUT TO JOURNALERS THAT YOU READ ABOUT ALL THE TIME...

stupidsheetguy said...

It's a mutual pleasure having this time together. It was a stroke of good luck that I came upon your Journal. It's part of my routine now, and never a chore. Thanks for sharing some of your days with us.


Jimmy

mtrib2 said...

I always enjoy your stories of life from childhood on and your enjoyment of Barney and Nin and the good wishes you have for me and Salty dog.   Just knowing how people live in far away places during different times to present, is an education as well as a personal enjoyment.   I think the re-touched photo is excellent.    mark

sdoscher458 said...

Ally, I was skeptical too when I first started my journal. But I have met the nicest people with the biggest hearts here in J-land. People say that the internet is not real, that you can't form real friendships but I have to disagree. Years ago people used to write to strangers, becoming penpals, maybe eventually meeting. I feel computers have just made it easier to become the world's penpal.  I think I came to your blog through Jeannette, who is a wonderful blogger too.  I find myself interacting with older & younger generations and I think that in itself it a good thing.  I'm glad I've met you and so many others here in Jland....Sandi

plieck30 said...

Ahhh yes Ally. I can't wait to turn my computer on each day to find out what is going on with my friends and if they are all okay. Paula

deegleed said...

HI ALLY
I PICKED UP YOUR JOURNAL VIA JEANNETTES JOTTINGS.
IT AMAZES ME HOW EACH PERSON FINDS SOMETHING TO SAY WHICH IS ALWAYS INTERESTING.
MY JOURNAL IS JUST SHOWING PICTURES FROM MY VAST COLLECTION. SOME ARE FUNNY, SOME SAD AND OTHERS PRETTY TO LOOK AT. PERHAPS YOU MIGHT LIKE TO PAY ME A VISIT. I HAVE PUT YOUR LINK IN MY OTHER JOURNALS LIST.
DAN

http://journals.aol.co.uk/deegleed/DANSCOLLECTIONOFIMAGES

icklemisssexpot said...

It's a lovely community here...I started mine to basically just keep a record of things happening with M at the time...I do feel sometimes i just seem to be moaning or whinging about things but it's nice to have support from another place...Even if most don't know what the boys condition means i know you all mean well...Lovely of jimmy to clean up the pic...It's also lovey that you and lyn get on well enuff to live together...Don't think i could live with my mum again we're to different LOL   Caff xxx

bbartle3 said...

".... and since Dick died a fairly lonely one ~ "

Gee, I hadn't known this before, but I did
guess as much, that your husband, Lynn's
father, had died.  They say that women live
longer than do men, which isn't fair at all.
You have, Ally, many admirers. Much of that
admiration must come from the fact that you
truly do care about people. I want you to know
that your generosity is infectious, and because
of you, and your life, people, me anyway,
make much more of an effort to emulate your
qualities and try to care more for people than we
might ordinarily.

Barry

salonrose123 said...

Hi Ally, what a lovely entry.  I feel the same...there are so many kind and caring people out there in j-land - yourself included! - and I feel lucky to have 'met' a few.  Each day I can't wait to catch up on the latest instalments!  As you know I was thinking of stopping my journal but due to some very sweet comments left for me, I decided to give it another go.  Take care xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/salonrose123/thisgirlslife/

csandhollow said...

I am thankful to have you as one of my friends. I know we may never meet in person but who knows, I could be wrong! Even if that never happens, I am glad to be a part of your life. Your life enriches mine.
Celeste

djohn52 said...

See Ally.....you're the backbone of our community!  :)  I always look forward to hearing from you, by journal or email, and I always enjoy your entries!  Bless Jimmys big heart.....how'd he do that!

Big Hugs!
Darlene

happinessdreams said...

aww what a sweet entry. I'm so glad to have met you Ally. You are one of the sweetest people I know and a blessing to J-Land.
eli

gaboatman said...

Ally
You have made your way into the hearts of J-land and are one of our own now.  It is a great group to be associated with and I thank my blessings that I found my way into this community, too.  
Sam