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from zoela :
username: apyjo, password: apyjo
from zoela :
It's true what you said. I just think they could have made that point without putting women down with the heading "all dressed up and nothing to eat." Because as we all know ALL skinny girls have eating disorders, right? (I'm being sarcastic.) Ego has nothing to do with weight. Weight is skin deep. Inside we all have the same insecurities, no matter what we look like. It doesn't matter whether someone is a supermodel or a one-eyed peg leg hunchback with warts and halitosis. Insecurity is purely psychological. We all are human, and we all are imperfect, and as cool as it would be if all those airbrushed magazines disappeared, it wouldn't erase the natural impulse to compare ourselves to other women. The media sells us vanity, but we don't have to buy it. Loving ourselves is a completely individual choice that no magazine can make for us.
from zoela :
I did a search on msn spaces for new kid on the blog and it turned up 53182 results. When I did an advanced search it turned up zero results. Clearly I am doing something wrong.
from zoela :
...correction -- womEn.
from zoela :
No matter how bizarre, she always looks incredible. Even with Einstein hair, bushy brows, and licking a wall! She's good for the self esteems of unkempt woman everywhere. I want her dress.
from banefulvenus :
Thank you so much for your kind note! : )
from sunnflower :
Hi from Suburban Island! Thanks so much for adding my diary to your Diaryland favorites!
from jelibeary :
LOL :) Glad to see you did too. How do you delete it?
from zoela :
I thought you disappeared! I don't try to be unusual. I just do what I must in order to be happy and feel like me. If you don't mind me asking, why am I unusual? I must be getting weirder with age... Glad you're back.
from katiedoyle :
{{{HUG}}}
from zoela :
Thanks! My notes page was all empty and sad until your note. I'm still moving into the new diary. I'm in my period too. :) Is it just me, or do most women's cycles culminate during a full moon? It could just be that I'm weird.
from katiedoyle :
I pasted the html into my browser and got my tulips; thank you. :) kd
from katiedoyle :
Yes, ma'am, I was buying beads to finish up your last pair of earrings, and there she was. :) Why on earth would your friend waste $75,000? I have better uses for that money than a gas-guzzling tank. What is she thinking? The price of gas isn't ever going to go back down to where it was, for cryin' out loud! kd
from katiedoyle :
bah! :)
from katiedoyle :
LOL!
from kitchenlogic :
I am so sorry for your loss! And I stand 100% behind you about writing our thoughts. I heard it's called "triangulating" and it decompresses the thoughts and feelings that overwhelm us. Take care and keep writing!
from im2evil4u :
Thanks for your comments and for stopping by. I checked out your diary and promise to come back to read some more.
from katiedoyle :
hey, i got a new computer and don't know where your email addy is. otherwise, i would be happy to e-you. :) you can email me at my old one, if youhave it, or just mail me here katiedoyleATdlandDOTcom, and I'll mail you back from the real one. :) kd
from franka :
Thanks! Your diary is perfect, don't change a thing. I've seen those teas--I'll try them out. White tea sounds unique. Hope you had a great holiday too! -franka
from franka :
Thank you for kind words. Something about those ties to a parent...It magnifies every conflict. I've survived my mom issues this long, I'll be fine. I just wish I could shelter HB from it. Probably like how you feel about your daughter. 100% better today though. Favorite tea in stomach, my sane self returned. I'm glad you've found sanctuary too. It's about time to start thinking of a really good, all-encompassing, New Years resolution..hmmm... I love a clean slate. Time is strange, isn't it?
from katiedoyle :
<<<hugs>>> I'm sorry you're blue. Just found your comment. (I should check mail more often!) Whenever you're ready for earrings, just lemme know. :) Houston *does* suck. :( The fires were far enough away, but not so far the air quality here did not suffer for it. My allergies have been *awful*. Looks like we may be moving sometime after the new year. I'm not looking forward to it at all. I hate moving. Passionately. And moving with TB is even less fun. He is not good with a little thing I like to call patience. Like, at ALL. Anyway, life's pretty boring and rather stressful and unhappy at the moment. I am wishing that would pass. And I sooo understand the birthday thing. Mine is coming up on Dec. 4. :( Happy Birthday to *you* though. :) I'm sure 40 isn't so bad. Really. kd
from pushpull :
Hi there. I just found [by accident? or fate?] a comment you made to one of my entries. I was making sure that my layout looked right and picked an entry at random. And I saw your comment about your husband having diabetes and understanding what I'm going through. First, let me express my condolences. It must be very difficult to deal with such a loss and in such a shocking way. I read a little bit in your diary and you are a very brave woman. Keep your head up. Second, thanks for your advice and kind thoughts. Mark's doing much better with taking care of himself; or well, I should say, he's trying harder. I have to come to the realization that I can only do my part, such as providing healthy foods, etc. but that he needs to do his part, such as exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, and taking his meds, etc. I can't live his life for him, and I'm horrible at letting go. Anyway, thanks again, and it's nice to meet you. I'll be back to see you. I hope you have a great day.
from katiedoyle :
Hi Infidelity rocks! :) I was just wondering about that song lyric thing the other day. you could probably remember a lot more pertinent stuff if the lyrics to "Romance by the Dashboard Light" or "Come Sail Away" weren't taking up so much space! kd
from katiedoyle :
<<<april>>> thanks for the positive vibe comment you left me, btw. you rock. kd
from franka :
And yet you have a sense of humor through it all. Its inspiring, really. I'm not changing the channel. =)
from franka :
I think that was a birthday wish. Or else an insult in German. ;) Thanks for making me feel loved. I needed that.
from franka :
No, compote is a Russian treat that happens when you boil tons of fruits in water, adding a little sugar. The fruits aren't strained out, so large chopped fruits and stringy grapes sink to the bottom of the pitcher (in MIL's case, a reused juice bottle.) It tastes nice at first, if you don't mind the pinkish-brown color. But when the pitcher is almost empty, the liquid pours out first, then the rotting slimy chunks plop unappetizingly into your cup. By then the fruit is brown and the juice is murky. And if it hasn't been refridgerated, I won't even touch it. FRESH compote is good though. Ideally, they'd strain the fruit out, or use citrus to keep it from browning. But they don't..
from franka :
French? How odd. Ukrainians are certainly known for their drinking and so far, HB is the only exception I know. They offer him alcohol at social gatherings but he's so uninterested in drinking that they get mad at him! Being a former Soviet and not liking vodka is practically blasphemy! I say, alcohol is a waste of money better spent on travel. And as far as unhealthy habits go, coffee & tea taste much better! :)
from dani-lou :
I'm glad your dentist stuff is all done. I hate going to the dentist. Hugs, Dani.
from franka :
Oy, the dentist! Exactly where I'm dreading to go myself. I think I'll stay home and learn Yiddish instead. :)
from franka :
Qatar is a teeny little arab country in the Persian gulf where immigrants are the majority by some insane amount like 80%. I met someone who lived there a few years. It sounds interesting to me because its a melting pot in the middle east, and the economy is apparently good. And its one of the few destinations in the middle east that I consider safe.
from bbygirl994 :
Thank you so much for the note you left me:-) It made me feel really good. I just finished reading your diary and I must say that you are such a strong woman. You have been through so much and yet you still find the strength to hold your head up. I admire you for that. You are such a wonderful person.
from jelibeary :
thank you. :)
from ordinarykat :
I love your diary...
from jelibeary :
I appriciate it all. I mean everything you have done for me. I have a friend in you. :)
from jelibeary :
Your right on many things and I respect anybodys opinion and beliefs....I just want to keep mine if you know what I mean I don't want someone to tell me I can't practise my religion. I mean when we go to restraunts we pray I mean someone in that restraunt might be offended and I believe one day I will be asked to leave because of it. Just like I wouldn't ask a gay couple to leave because it made me feel uncomfortable. I Just see this leading to others so Iam hurt by it not mad hurt. My sign is all pretty and I have a smily face. If I was in Alabama right now I would be the person crying and kneeling not yelling. God has gotten me through alot of horrible things I want to return the favor and not allow him to be pushed into a corner or closet. :) Mwah I love you though > :)
from jelibeary :
I do not force my religion nor do I believe that having the 10 commandments displayed forces on people. My best Friend is gay she knows how I feel but I don't friggen force it on her I let her know she knows thats the way it is. I feel that our right is taking away. I know that this will lead to more taken down you just wait and watch. I have my posters out now lol. :) I'm not forcing my religion I want to have the right to my religion.
from jelibeary :
I love Dr. Phil LOL
from jelibeary :
April what a coincidence. My best friends name is April....lol which you probably already know. Thank you for the notes. You are bunches of help. :)
from jelibeary :
you know your right. I'm sure since I've been feeling so negative towards him its been rubbing off. I do spend alot of time with my son but a big part or our little petty arguements is him spending time with him. Instead of just throwing some toys on the ground and putting him down and walking away. Actually sitting down with our son and playing with him. But your right and I"m going to try my hardest not to be negative around him. Mwah thanks
from katiedoyle :
thanks for the advice. I will try basically all of the above. sadly, we don't use the air that often, so the pollutants will continue to kick my ass for some time, I think. :( kd
from jelibeary :
don't worry, Its not my style lol. I just did it on my birthday thats all. I have a son and hubby and thats all I need. I didn't even like the stuff. :)
from katiedoyle :
So, like, what's the palm tree question? :)
from jelibeary :
I'm so sorry for you pain. I think it was very unfair what was done to you and your family. You are a surviver indeed though.
from lynz-e :
It is hard being an Air Force brat but it has been such an experience that I woulnd't change it for anything. I have enjoyed reading your diary and I hope that you have a wonderful life ahead of you.
from anifish :
You are so good at saying so many things in such few words. It is truly a gift! Love, Anifish
from franka :
Your diary is so beautiful, it breaks my heart. Nice to meet a fellow traveler! I actually just made a new travel diary: http://boardingpass.diaryland.com ...You might like a book by Naguib Mahfouz, "The Journey of Ibn Fattouma", about a guy who travels the world. It has profound quotes like, "Traveler, what are you searching for?" that kind of struck a chord with me. ps. I love Black Adder too!!!
from jelibeary :
THank you for your note. I was talking to my step mom the other day about my entry 1986 and how its brought memories I didn't even know I had. I mean as I was writing the entry more and more were coming and I didn't know whither it was day dreaming or memories. I have to say my mother never let anyone hit us and we never starved. I thank her for that. I would never wish my childhood on anyone else nor would I want any other childhood. Sure I didn't want the beatings or any of the bad stuff. But my whole past whether it be my mom or my ex or anyone who has wronged me I wouldn't change any of it. There is alot of stuff about my mother I havn't said in a entry I might do it tonight. It doesn't justify what she did but it might give reason for it. I really appreciate your note. I've decided to write a letter to my mother asking her my unanswered questions and let it be. I can't dwell in the past it will only make me bitter and angry which I don't want to be. I love my mother very much. I don't like the things she chose to do to me or my brothers but I do love her.
from jelibeary :
I wouldn't take them too serious I mean some of them that do the review are still in High School. thanks for the note and I'm glad your back hope the moving wasn't to much trouble for you. :)
from jelibeary :
Well its been awhile since you have been around and was just wondering what you were up too. GTG. Larenda
from katiedoyle :
:) Again, I am soooo happy you like them. :) I have been making more since I made yours, but just smaller drops. I did a cute pair of glass hearts, some little green jasper stars, and 3 chrystal drops in purple and greens. Last night I made an adorable pink and green necklace on chain with the larger version of the glass heart I used for the earrings. Totally cute and pretty; I want to keep it! kd
from katiedoyle :
I'll make you whatever the heck you like. And yes, Swarovski, though I could make out of glass, if you like. There are some really pretty beads where I buy mine that are glass with hand-painted roses and stuff. Beautiful. Actually, I think they're some sort of crystal; I'm not sure. I don't think I know what you mean by chandelier, though. The jewelry I've been making is all sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, semi-precious stones (garnet, moonstone, amethyst, jasper, etc.) and freshwater pearl. I will email you shortly. :) kd
from katiedoyle :
no, i don't have a jewelry site yet. my profession is landscape design, so i really have to get that up, and I'm still trying to figure out how to take decent pictures of the jewelry, so it looks professional and not like something some idiot novice (me) slapped together. But I can send you some scans, if you like, and I'd be happy to make something for you in the colors/stones you like. lemme know! kd
from jelibeary :
I love the layout. You did a great job! Thanks for you note. I read something like that, that said Marriges are made from Heaven and so is the thunder and lightning. I think that is how it goes. I'm not sure but I thought It was cool. I am fixen to write a entry about the whole experience. But all in all everthing was great. :) I hope all things are well Talk to you soon .
from sunnflower :
Your welcome - funny about the lyrics by the way. If you want to know a little more about how to do some simple things to your diary, I found some good basic info in the Help section & FAQs and Miscellaneous stuff links on DLand. Those two sections (they are listed under Other Stuff) really helped me learn a few basics so I could tweak my diary a bit myself.
from katiedoyle :
so you've been doing some html studying, huh? :) i like the black background much more. it doesn't look choppy now. i agree with sunnflower about adding the links pages. you might try a table on one side of the page, though don't ask me about html for tables, because i definitely do NOT get them. kd
from sunnflower :
Hi and thanks for your note - wow, you have been working on this. First, I do like the design - it gives more character to your diary - nice pics and also like the Sting lyric. I think you poems are beautiful so I would suggest that you create a few more links up top besides the more standard ones and then add a poetry link and an about me link. And this is simply my thought but maybe another way to look at your husband's death is not as necessarily paying off a karmic debt but perhaps being completed what he was set on earth to bring out of his life. It's so hard and sad to understand all of this but I think it is always good to remember - "in all things God works for the good of those who love him" Romans 8:28. That's one of my favorite quotes from the Bible because it's really an assurance that we will get through the dark times. Next time I visit, I want to see all those cool extras on your site! P.S. Your daughter is an awesome artist - you should have a separate page to share her work - but remember to add a copyright at the bottom or some credit so people understand it's original artwork.
from anifish :
I just read through your whole diary, and I just have to say that you're one very strong woman, and I know that good days are ahead for you in the future! By the way, I really like your new layout. :) Have a great day!
from katiedoyle :
lol; loved your survey answers. :) I will take yours when i've had more than two hours of sleep... kd
from banefulvenus :
Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by the site. Thank you for the note, it really brightened my day. :)
from sunnflower :
I'm glad a little bit of the girl in you is still there! Thanks for your note. It's really great that DLand is the home of diarists of so many ages and backgrounds. It makes for interesting reading and it's a great support network too! I hope you'll stop by Suburban Island again soon! Take care.
from katiedoyle :
lol; that whole lack of editing notes function thing has caught me out a few times, too, since I never spell check anything. If I don't catch it as I'm typing, I just don't catch it. I'm sloppy that way, and I revel in my sloppiness. :) I am nothing if not way too compassionate for my own good, frankly. You clearly love your husband and had a great life with him. It made me cry. Seriously let me know if there's anything I can do. What part of Texas? I grew up there. kd
from katiedoyle :
Read. Are you in LA? If there's anything at all I can do, please let me know. Katie
from katiedoyle :
Hey, how cool are you? I like your profile and favorites. :) I'm sorry you are grieving, though. :( Thank you for your note. I look forward to reading your diary. :) kd
from wonderchai :
thank you for the gb entry. :)
from jelibeary :
I'm sorry about your husband I had no idea. On a different note. You needed to pamper yourself. But I have one question lol what is a flippy?
from jelibeary :
Thanks so much for sending me the email with your url. I'm so glad that you came back. lol :) I havn't read any I was just so excited that you saw my note. I hope everything is okay. I'll let you go now so I can go read and get to know you. :) Thanks Larenda

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