Monday, October 06, 2008


With all the things I have to do, all the responsibilities I’ve accumulated in the past few years, with the café, and my husband, and my family…I’m driven to save my journal.

Of late, I have barely had two hours a week to invest in the writing I so love, and have so missed. Now, I spend four or five hours a day, copying, pasting, saving.

As soon as the danger became known, there was never any question.

Never any thought that I wouldn’t find the time. Never an ounce of consideration given to just letting it go because I would not find the time, in my real life, to deal with this.

Because this, this journal, has been such a huge part of my life for the last five years.

In many ways, and on many occasions, it has BEEN my life.

Or saved my life.

So, yes, I have AO-hell to thank that my world has been turned upside down. And that an additional dire deadline is hanging above my head.

And I have them to thank that I will spend the next 26 days more stressed, more sleep-deprived, more desperate than I would have otherwise been. Something I definitely did not need.

But I will not let my words disappear at the whim of…well, who knows whom.

Thanks AOL. Thanks for treating us like negligible, expendable crap.

It’s the American Way, is it not?



Dannelle said...

I have always enjoyed your entries. Please add the follower gadget so your journal will be easier to reach when you make new entries! I just happened to relocate you blogspot again, thank goodness!Dannelle

Kathy said...

It is disheartening Lisa, but I am not going to fret any longer over any of this. As long as I can get my journal onto my PC or laptop, I'll be happy.

I'm procrastinating on a new e-mail address, you know, just in case. Gah.

I now plan on backing up these journal files of mine every month at the least. I am not going to trust that blogger or google or anyone else is going to be here five years from NOW.

I couldn't do this again.

emmapeelDallas said...

I agree with Kathy. I'll be backing up each month from now on, too.