June 17, 2010

I don’t know why y’all put up with me. . . and few other ramble-y bits UPDATED

 I’m bossy.  I know it.  But I’m only bossy with those I love – honestly.  
But the email thing really drives me crazy (and, honestly? It was a really bad day….).  It’s just that y’all always have something witty, profound or just amazingly awesome to say and when you do, I want to respond to YOU.  I don’t want to respond via comments, because really?  How often do you come back to look at comments?  Not often I’m betting.  So I usually don’t – and then I feel bad because it starts to feel like I’m not holding up my end of the friendship.
So after venting my frustrations on you (I’m sorry) the wonderful Mrs. Lovely stepped up and reminded me that she had posted on this very same subject some time ago and told me to steal her words.  That I cannot do – but if you click here – you will be taken to her post that will explain, in plain English, how to adjust your settings in just a couple of easy steps so that when you comment and I want to tell you just how fabulous you are I can click your name and respond to your comment via email without having to go through hoops to do so.  
Now, although, I hope that you all will do this – I won’t demand it – yet.  But in the long run, it really makes everything easier for everyone.
In other news . . .  the reason I was so testy the other day is because Hubby was informed by the Unemployment Commission that his benefits would likely be denied because the ex-employer was trying to say he was fired for cause!  I have always known that these people are self-serving toads, but I never expected them to tell bald-faced lies about Hubby, particularly considering all he’s done for them.  To say that I was upset was an understatement!  I immediately found a lawyer – in the event that this had to be escalated.  Fortunately, this morning we discovered that his claim has been accepted and that benefits have been awarded retroactively and that we should be receiving them shortly.
We don’t know exactly what happened, but I am assuming that after speaking to Hubby the Unemployment Commission called them back and asked them to back up what they were saying with paperwork – which they couldn’t possibly do – since they have nothing!  
While all this was going on, Hubby was informed that the position he applied for was awarded to someone else.  Very disappointing – but we are trying to keep a positive attitude and figure that it will all work out for the best eventually.

In the meantime, I will leave you with this picture that I took yesterday.  I love it because it shows the sunshine despite the rain.  And the fact that I actually took a decent picture (on a cell phone at that!) means that I must show it off - since most of my pictures are either fuzzy, have my finger in them, or I've cut someone's head off.

Just goes to show - there is ALWAYS a light at the end of a tunnel.

WC & BrightonMum - the best way to explain it is like this.  When you comment, they are sent in the form of emails.  If your profile isn't set up just so, when I hit reply (which I do often) and shoot off a response - it goes into outerspace somewhere and not back to you.  So, basically, it's like you send me an email and I reply to your email.  It includes the subject (the post), your comment and my response.  

And no, I was at a stop light (a very looooong stoplight) when I took the picture.


  1. Having to wait for that 'light' can be a pain in the butt.

  2. Good luck Gigi its a tough time I am sure.. I dont understand the comment thing. But you know I am a blonde I will re read xx

  3. I'm so pleased for you that the unemployment thing was sorted out. Always here for you, you know that. And yes, we (here) stand testament to the fact there IS light at the end of the tunnel. Positive vibes coming your way sweetie, for hubby and a job soon. I'm with Wildernesschic, don't get the comment thing?

  4. Oh, and please tell me YOU werent driving when you took that picture...*tut* LOL

  5. Your cell phone takes really good pics!

    And don't worry about being bossy, everyone needs to be told what to do once in a while. :P

  6. I'm with you 100% on the comment responses. I respond to all mine via email, unless they don't have it enabled. So much easier that way, plus, you don't end up running up the comments on your own post, with your own responses.

  7. Hang in there baby...u r so right, there is always light at the end of the tunnel:)

  8. I think mine is enabled, since I have several people respond to me via email directly. If it doesn't seem to you like I am, please let me know!

  9. I'm sorry the job didn't work out, but very glad the UI thing did. Something else will come along soon I'm sure. Great pic.

  10. Love your picture!! I can't even figure out how to take them on my phone let alone get them to the computer.

    So sorry your husband didn't get the job!! I was so hoping he would.

  11. right I've done it - but I warn you if I get loads a junk mail I'm taking it off!!

  12. I didn't know you could do that with comments, oh dear, I never check my emails, but always read my comments!

  13. I know bossy and you're not bossy. Take it from me because I am an expert in that area. Totally agree with you on the comments!

    Breathe deep on that employment thing! Good things are coming your way!

  14. A great photo Gigi....very appropriate. I hope something comes along very soon. XX Will now go and look at the comment thingy post as I'm confused too. LOL. ;0)xx

  15. Sorry about the job.
    WOOT for the unemployment.
    And, GORGEOUS picture.

  16. Sorry to hear hubby wasn't successful with that job.. good luck for the next one. And great photograph..very impressive.. and a good reminder metaphor. xx


I generally respond to comments via email...if your blog/id is not tied to your email, I will attempt to respond here...but I would strongly suggest that you make your email available if you want to continue the conversation.

Unfortunately, for some reason people with Yahoo emails are receiving bounce-backs. Your comment will be published but I won't be notified; but I will respond once I realize you've left a comment.