I think I need to apologize to everyone again

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
July 2, 2008 4:09pm CST
I know I haven't been on much at all over the last several weeks, and I want to say I'm sorry to all of my wonderful friends here. I've just been in the worst slump lately, what with being in pain, being tired, and dealing with all of this nasty smoke in the air since all of the fires are still going strong. I'm not making excuses for myself...really. I really do miss you all terribly. But when I get online to start responding to discussions, I just sort of go blank. This has been going on for too long lately, and I am trying to shake this off so I can get back into the swing of things. Please accept my apologies, and I really hope you don't give up on me. Have any of you had a "slump" that has gone on as long as mine has? If so, how did you pull yourself out of it? Lots of love and hugs to all........Carryl
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
2 Jul 08
You have to take it easy with the fires going on an all. I have to guess that you live in Cali. near where the forest fires are going on and that's not good. You just be safe the internet will be here when you come back. Just take care and be safe when you feel better you will be back full swing. There are times when the slump hit everyone in different ways. So you take care and be safe.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Thank you hon. Yes, I do live in northern California, and the air hasn't cleared for days now. I just wish that I could snap out of this now...it's been going on for so long that I've had a couple of friends here mention taking me off their friend's list because of inactivity, and it really upset me. Hopefully I can do better from now on. Thanks again hon. I appreciate the encouragement.
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Don't you worry about those that want to take you off of their friend list. Your going through something right now and you need a little chill time. Just take it easy an becareful. When you feel your ready to come and chill do. Have a good one.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I just cleaned my friends list out and kat you were not going to be deleted even with a few months inactivity. You're too good of a friend hon. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Hi Katlady...I certainly have been wondering where the heck you've been..MISSED YOU...waahhhhh So there are still all those fires there?....yeesh that can't be healthy to breathe in all that smoke all the time I think we all through slumps from time to time...so no worries. Maybe you just needed a vacation from MyLot..Glad to see you back
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I've missed you and everyone else here too. Yes, the fires are still going on. At last count there were about 1400 fires burning! The air has cleared up for a bit, but I think that's only because of the slight breeze blowing at the moment. I hope they get a handle on them soon. THanks for the encouragement hon. Hugs!
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Welcome back and it's all right you've been away awhile. We all do that from time to time. Okay let's see if this may help you, as there are the fires out ther in CA. why not do a few discussions about them as far as forefighting efforts, rescues, destruction etc. I know we from Minnesota have a bunch of firefighters out there helping to battle all the blazes. I just take what ever happens during my days to start a discussion with. I've never allowed myself to slump that long here. After a few days I get back one way or another. When I start to get that feeling I take a walk, or a drive checking things out. Then I usually start discussions etc about the walk or drive etc. Good luck and good to have ya back. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Thanks for the great suggestions hon. I've done a couple of updates on the fires, but that's about it. But I have a few ideas to elaborate on those now. Big hugs to you my friend.
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@AmbiePam (51635)
• United States
3 Jul 08
With all those wildfires I can't even imagine how bad the air quality is out there. You have a lot on your plate right now. Yeah, I've been in a slump for mylot before. I've been kind of out of it this week, although I did post a little at the beginning of the week.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Right now, people are being encouraged to stay inside and avoid outdoor activities because the air quality is so very bad here. Thanks so much hon. Hugs to you.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
Carry, Sorry to hear you have what I call the doldrums. Yes I have been there before, and have had it last for awhile. The pain is what does it, and really the best advice I can give you is even if you think you can, get out and get among people. I find the best place is to go set in a park and watch the children play. Their joy is contagious. Another thing I do is set on a bench at the mall, and people watch. It is not important that you speak or interact with anyone, it is just the connection of not sitting home and moping. Hope this helps, Marilyn
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I will be doing something like that here pretty soon. I get to go and house sit for my brother for a couple of weeks, and I'll be only about 30 minutes from the beach. Perfect place to watch people. Thanks for the great suggestions hon.
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Being where you are at, it's understandable that you just aren't in the right frame of mind. All that smoke has to be doing a bad number on not only your lungs, but other organs as well. We're here for ya whenever your mind/smoke clears to start/respond to discussions again.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
No...it's definitely not helping my thinking processes at the moment....cough, cough. Thanks sweetie. You are such a good friend to me. Hugs!
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@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
3 Jul 08
it's ok katlady... you don't actually have to apologise... when you are in pain and got so many things to do, we can't blame you if you are not here that often... but i know that your heart is still here with us... :-) and that is the most important thing... we miss you too definitely... take care and have a nice day...
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Thank you so much lingli. I appreciate your kindness and encouragement. Hugs to you.
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
3 Jul 08
Hi Katlady, Please don't worry about being in a slump, as at happens to most of us, at one time or another, as previously mentioned here. I was offline for a little over three weeks not long ago, due to computer problems. I've been having some health problems too, and overall just haven't been as active, and do hope my friends will understand, as I'm sure your's will. I still love it here, and hope to get back to it more again, when I can. Right now, I'm at my sister's for a week's vacation, and have just logged on for a short while. I'm sorry to hear too, that you're in pain, and I must've missed the reason for this somehow. Is this as a result of the surgery you had? I do hope you feel much better soon. Big hugs to you. Take care.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
The pain is actually from my back, which has been giving me grief for years. It's just gotten worse since I've been losing the weight. I think my tailbone was broken several years ago, but the pain had gone away. But since there is less "padding" there now, the pain has come back. So I'm still on the pain pills. Those don't help to get my mind going either. LOL! Thanks so much hon. You will always be on my list of friends, no matter what. hugs!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Carryl, please don't worry about us, we're here when you need us and when you come back so don't worry. Just get better, ok? We love you too and of course we miss you too but we all want you to be happy and well when you come back. It's all good!! Hugs my friend!!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
THanks sweetie. I really appreciate it. And thanks for the hugs. Right back at ya!
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• United States
2 Jul 08
Hey Carryl, we've all had times when even the best of discussions can't evoke a response from us. There were many times where I had one of these moods, and didn't even realize it until I had deleted many of the discussions sent to my e-mail because I couldn't think of what to say to it. Don't worry, it passes. You just take care of yourself, try not to inhale too much of that smoke, and we will be here with open arms and hearts when you return.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Sad to say, but I don't even have my notifications on anymore because I wasn't doing so well in responding. Thank you so much hon.
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@MsTickle (25055)
• Australia
10 Jul 08
Aww sweety...don't you worry about us. All your friends are sending energy and light and waiting patiently for you to be well. Please don't stress. Sending you great big cuddly hugs.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Jul 08
That energy and light made it to my brain finally. Thank you so much hon. And thanks for the hugs....right back at ya!
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
9 Jul 08
No need to apologize. Everyone gets in slumps at some point in time. It just happens. I have missed your discussions and will be here when you are ready to post again. I might miss part of a day or all day being on myLot but then I get anxious to see what discussions are here and need to get online to find out. I must be curious, addicted or both.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Oh, I know I'm addicted. But even that couldn't penetrate the fog I was in. It's getting better now. Maybe it's this clean mountain air I'm breathing. LOL! I missed you too hon. Hugs!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 08
Sweetie I would never give up on you and you should know that by now, I am sorry you feel like this I really am, I am down myself at the moment but not as bad as you are feeling it, with everything going on I am not surprised you feel like that, but please do not let it get the better of you, try to fight it, you know where I am and how to get me if you want to talk, I am always here for you and I hope you do know that, no matter what Love you loads Sweetie and great Big Hugs coming your Way
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I know that you wouldn't give up on me hon. And I love you so much for that. I'll email you and let you know what happened to make me feel like this. I know I shouldn't let things like this get to me, but sometimes they do. I feel better now in spite of it all, and now I will try to be on more. Love and hugs to you....Carryl
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
4 Jul 08
It really does happen Kat and your situation is completely understandable. Don't worry too much about responding to everything, just do what you are comfortable doing. At least through up a discussion from time to time so others can check in with you (I do this too via the free-for-all weekend bit). Carryl, focus on getting better and come back to "normal" mylotting when you are good and ready. I've had slumps but they seem to be more "drained" moments. Discussions aren't interesting or I've responded to almost all of the recent discussions from friends and others. Boredom could also set in. Sometimes this can result in my being behind or late on discussions.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Thank you for the advice hon. I really appreciate it. And I will definitely keep in touch with everyone here more, I promise. Thanks again my good friend.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Hi PPP, don't beat yourself up...let me do it for you....LOL...I get in those slumps all the time...It happens..I haven't been as active as I would like to be...I have been busy with my grandson's everyday..New adventures everyday...When they go home, I grab my book and read until I can't think straight....I have been reading Nicole Byrd books and she is great.....I read a book about every two days....my hubby spends most of the time on the computer...and I spend all day at the park, or the library, feeding ducks, looking for crabs at the creek...fun, fun, fun...Sooo go have some fun and then you too will get back into the swing of things....
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Wait....grab the phone book first...they say if you use that it won't leave bruises. LOL! I'm ready to go and get my fishing license and go kick back by the river and fish. Maybe that will put me back into the swing of things. Thanks PPP. Hugs!
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@subha12 (18450)
• India
3 Jul 08
No you should not,. there are ups and downs in everybody's life. we can't be here all the times although we think we will be here all alone. I am also absent sometimes. once ot was about a week for myu add's ill ness and so on.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Thank you hon. I'm glad you are back as well.
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