Monday, 24 July 2006

Happy First Birthday.

                         

Thank you again to Donna for this design.

One year ago today I was siting at the computer and I too noticed Blogs and wondered what that was all about, I read Jeannette's Jottings and Speciman Days(Don't know how people will get interested now since AOL changed the welcome page that brought up these pages instantly) and thought I would like to try that and as they say the rest is history.  I was feeling a bit out of touch with the world having been retired for 7 months at that time and had no female company and now I have you all. Its great hearing everybody's news, trials and tribulations and telling you mine, all the daft things I get up to handstands aside. I have learned to do so many things on the PC I could not even cut and paste when I started my journal but with help from you all and suggestions from you I am about getting there now.  When Stuart has been ill I have had lots of support and good wishes and I am very grateful for them all and I thank you most sincerely. Was up at the Audiology this morning and have been fitted with two new hearing aid and they are absolutely useless at the moment but the Audiologist says I will get used to them, come back in six week and we will turn them up to what you need then, so for the nest six weeks its subtitles for me on the telly and more time reading and on the PC as I don't need to hear to compute. We went to Glen Doick this morning after the hospital for a coffee and a look round but kept my purse in my bag after all the spending at the weekend its still terrified to come out. I was wondering how many entries I have done will have to count when I have a minute but I will go now as I have to ready our bedroom for the delivery of the beds tomorrow. Bye for now and thank you again for all your comments and help I really appreciate the company.  Love

                                         
Entry 274.

8 comments:

aniracj said...

I've lost count of my entries!!! HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY JOAN!!!! I agree with you about the friendship element, I was the same as I lost a lot of friends due to my ex husband!!! Long live J-land! love Joan

jeanno43 said...

Happy First Birthday to your journal Joan.  You are the second one writing about this in two days and as I commented on the other one, I am amazed at how quickly the time has gone.  Like you I agree that AOL should have left blogs on the main page.  Now, unless people know what blogs are they are not likely to go looking or be inspired.
How talented Stuart is.  If I lived nearer I would pay him to paint a picture for me.
Hope that the hearing aids do work out, tuning them up makes you sound like a car rofl

ally123130585918 said...

Happy 1st Birthday to your journal Joan ~ hope you keep it going for a long time to come ~ blogs certainly put you in touch with other people ~ and fills a big gap after retiring ~ Must admit I did laugh when you did that handstand ~ that aside I really do like to know about the things you are up to ~ and your birdwatching one as well I do enjoy that ~ love your pictures don't the flowers look lovely with the rain water on them ~ and Stuarts painting is really great ~ wish I could do that ~ six weeks is a long time to wait to get your hearing aids adjusted ~ but as you say you don't need to hear on the computer ~ Ally

pookyluvsu said...

I love the flowers they are so pretty. Happy 1 year birthday journal! I don't know what I'd do without mine. Have a wonderful day!

http://journals.aol.com/pookyluvsu/BehindHazelEyes/

Hugs, Angela

jeadie05 said...

Yes Joan it has been a wonderful year ,well mixed I suppose I remember how we all worried for you when Stuart went into hospital before  Christmas ,and yes the famous handstand ,keep up the good work ,.....Janxx

sdrogerson said...

How did I ever manage to miss your journal Joan?

astra1547 said...

Hi Joan...

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY Journaling, you write a great journal...The first Journal I ever read was Jeannettes Jottings too! and she was the first to comment on mine!...I feel that I am addicted to my commputer, reading other Journals and writting my own...Best Wishes and take care...

Astra!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/astra1547/astrasjournal

sylviam4000 said...

Happy 1st Anniversary Joan and thank you for the lovely comments you've been leaving on my journal. It's great having a deaf Scottish friend, who can do handstands. Keep laughing, you've cheered my day up, still giggling about your nervous purse.
Love Sylvia xx