Monday, 21 August 2006

J~Land

Thank you D for this lovely graphic D is on my sidebar

Happy 3rd Birthday to J~Land

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 ~

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 ~

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This is from an entry I made back in April this year ~ but it stands today and describes just how much I appreciate the friends I have made here ~ and now I can even hear the voices through YouTube wonderful thing technology ~

31 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Lovely entry Ally.  I do not think there is a community in the world quite like J-Land.

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

oddb0dkins said...

Nice entry Ally, it's a special place this land of journals. I'm so glad I found it and all my friends within. B. x

pharmolo said...

Hi Ally,

We met in the chatroom last night, and wasn't it a ball. If you like, you can relive the chat by going to my journal, link below. You're quite right - J-land is unique.

Guido
http://journals.aol.co.uk/pharmolo/NorthernTrip

sdrogerson said...

It is all pretty cool stuff!

msecz said...

I love coming to visit you vie your journal....I enjoy all the journals and am so happy for them too.  Hoping you are having a nice day, Sandra

jeadie05 said...

Yes there is certainly some thing special here ,so many friends and I count you as a very special friend ....Jan xx

faircolleen said...

I have met so many people with AOL. . .its a good place and people are so kind .

memes121 said...

J-Land has given me so many wonderful gifts. One of them is your friendship. Tammy

fasttrack58 said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Linda :)

astoriasand said...

Every word you say is true Ally,I am only new as you know to J/Land I am trying though,but with much difficulty,but it has helped me pass many hours."Happy Birthday" to you and everyone.you are so kind.Thanx a million for your comments.Lovely to see pictures of Barney again.Looks like he is enjoying his new toy.Sorry you couldn't sleep but at least your mind was on all those lovely people, you have met.Hope you enjoyed last night.
Astoriasand.

sdoscher458 said...

Happy Anniversary to us all.  Meeting people from around the globe has been wonderful and enlightening...just love it...Sandi

plieck30 said...

Just think if it wasn't for journals we would probably have never met. I always look forward to reading about where you went today or yesterday. A fun thing for me is comparing words. You have been a true friend and I appreciate it. Paula

bbartle3 said...

Thanks for your encouragement.

Barry

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,

What a lovely entry. I find it`s the personality first and then the voice follows. J-Land is a really nice place to be. :o)

Sandra xxxx

stevietwain said...

Hi Ally,

Lovely entry! You're such a lovely natured person..I love ya!!

You rock!!

lv Stevie
xxx

lindachapmanuk said...

That entry says it all Ally and Ive appreciated all your comments! I have loved being on here. Barneys cute with his new toy! Linda xx  
http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindachapmanuk/metamorphing

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy 3rd birthday Ally, it's always a pleasure coming to visit your journal! Laughed at Barney and his toy! It'll take his mind off of catching your bunny rabbit! Jeannette xx  

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Ally - your so right, JLand is a wonderful place full of lovely people and you are one of the loveliest.
Much love, Jayne xx

cacklinrosie101 said...

Ally, simply such a beautiful entry and so fitting.  I'm so very glad to have met you.  J-Land is indeed a wonderful place.  Wishing many more celebrations to come.  xx  Chris

rachealcarol said...

Glad you took the plunge into Jland Ally, it's a town of lovely people.........Barney however, I don't think he'll share his fave toy lolol Plenty gentle grrr's I'd imagine if u tried to take it from him.  Happy Anniversary to u. Rache

nightmaremom said...

{{{Ally}}} the 'neighborhood' is lit so bright because you are in it!
Hugs
d
http://journals.aol.com/nightmaremom/Thisandthatandhockey/

dcmeyer420 said...

Happy 3rd! People like you make people like me keep on posting. Your entries are a joy to read and kindness comes through your writings. Love you, Ally.

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi Ally, dawn is breaking here and as I can't sleep, wanted to read the journals in peace. I agree that j~land has brought many people together and thought, wouldn't it be lovely for lonely people who maybe housebound, and have little contact with friends  or family to join this friendly group? There are so many people starved of company.
Rach.xxx

bethjunebug said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY J-LAND!!
YOUR JOURNALING FRIEND, LIZ
http://journals.aol.com/bethjunebug/Bethjunebug

debbiewebb4465 said...

((((Ally)))) I'm so glad to have met you! J'Land is a truly wonderful place, full of wonderful people! Also I have a message for you from Laine.......she sends her love and best wishes to you :-)
lotsa love n hugs
Debbie~xxxxxxx~
http://journals.aol.com/debbiewebb4465/TheLifeTimesofanEssexGirl

mtrib2 said...

I was up till 6 am today before I got some sleep until 10 am and I feel rested though.    I saw the doctor about my severe hip pain and he thinks it is bursitis which is a relief that it is not the hip joint.    I got an X-ray yesterday.    I did not think bursitis could be so painful as it can be as bad as my knees felt before needing replacement.     I am doing a little better today and am using 'Biofreeze' ointment on my hip area and it is helping.    I will see a physical therapist on Friday for an evaluation and treatment.    This hip pain came right after my low lumbar pain which is improving.    The weather today is cooler in the low 80's with lowered humidity.    I will try and get a little work done outside on my addition construction working by myself.     I am allowing the worker to still help do heavy lifting but I have not changed my mind about a credit card letter missing from my house that I am sure was taken.     I had to call the credit card company and have my card stopped and sent them it back cut in half.      Barney and Salty are the same about not letting me have his bone and will snarl and bark at me,  lol   !      I enjoy your journal and the communication we have.    mark

gaboatman said...

Ally
I know what you mean when you say you can almost hear the voices of your friends in J Land when you read their entries.  I feel I hear them, too, as I read.  The community is specail and I am so thankful to be a part of it and thankful for the many friendships I have made here.  How great is it that I can sit in my study or family room in Georgia, USA and make such good friends with those of you over in the British Isles as well as those from all across America? It's such a special thing words fail me at times to express my awe and appreciation.  I am so glad to have met you this year, you have become a true friend and I look forward to your posts and letters.  By the way, great pics of Barney!
Sam

onemoretina said...

Hello Ally .... just stopping by to say hello, and to thank you for being such a wonderful J-Land friend.  I don't get to visit much these days because of the things that have been going on in my life, but I am hoping that will change soon.  Take care, Tina

jacksj989 said...

Yes, it is a wonderful thing to know that we are making new friends and how good it is that we can get to know one another and yet be so far away.

Arn't we lucky to be able to do our journals?

By for now,

John.

southernmush said...

Hi Ally !!!!!

Thank you for all of your many wonderful kind comments you leave me in my journal. I do want to say thank you for all of your kindness and friendship. I hope you are at J-Land for some time to come. Take care.

happinessdreams said...

j-land is a great place.
eli
p.s i love the graphics!