Well yesterday I never meant to start a “firestorm” as someone referred to the melee that erupted.
If my information was wrong, then yes you should let me know about it. I always check with three sources before I write something.
(Perhaps we should all take a cue from Ivy here and just be serene.)
I’m addressing this today and then I’m moving on.
Someone wanted to know why I was not commenting.
I thought about it. But I wrote it. You knew where I stood. And I left you to talk among yourselves. For really, that’s how I look at this little piece of the internet. A place to share with one another.
Sometimes I join in after that. Yesterday I chose not to.
I wrote the second post to try and tamp down the anger from the first post. Many of you were very supportive and I want you to know how grateful I am for your kind, thoughtful and sensible comments.
I think everyone is afraid because we don’t know what information is true and what isn’t true. If we had solid facts before us it wouldn’t cause such widespread panic.
But aside from all that, we are women with different ideas and values and beliefs. We are the same women who come together for discussion. And that’s a good thing, I think.
My objective is to still do what I always do. Take care of the pet babies and keep Charlie as comfortable and happy as possible. And head to my patio garden in a few weeks time to find my zen place. I hope you can do the same.
If you see something you disagree with and it causes you to leave forever, then that’s up to you. I would think in 11 years of writing this blog that one post wouldn’t make such a difference. But what do I know?
Seems the last time people got so upset is when I started creating my meditative spot and added a Buddha and salt lamps. I still don’t quite understand what the issue was there. But life goes on.
I do think it’s a bit odd when someone chooses to comment as “Anonymous” when stating a strong belief. I mean, come on. We’re all grownups here.
I will still share my decorating and gardening ideas. I will continue to take on projects in my apartment and share them with you. And I will always share stories of Charlie and Ivy and what’s going on in my life.
So yes, I was startled by some of the remarks because I didn’t see them coming. I really had no idea that people would get so upset.
Last night when I lay in bed I thought to myself: I’ve had a good run. Maybe it’s time to retire this little blog.
Not have to worry all the time about how people might react to something.
I write a post every single day and it seems I can’t please you all. Sometimes it feels a bit like tiptoeing through possible land mines.
But then I slept on it and I’m over it. Today is a new day. I will think about new decorating ventures. I will ponder my gardens and what I might do differently this year.
My daughter and Andrew are coming over for lunch and I’ll have him pick out a birthday present online and I’ll order it for him. He will turn 6 this month.
Maybe I’ll check out Pinterest and see what inspiration I might find for new projects since it’s cold outside today and I won’t be spending time on the patio.
And I will continue to share my thoughts. For that’s merely what they are: my thoughts.
My thoughts that I write on my blog.