Thursday, 2 October 2008


well as i am sure you are all too well aware  aol journals will finish the  31st of october.theres been so much written already  on so many journals,that  jland  is over,what will we do,blogspot is a poor alternative, and       jland is dead.     well   NO IT BLOODY WELL ISN'T.   for a start  magic smoke promise our journals will be saved over to blogspot        if you dont know about  it  heres a link  Blogger: Create Blogger Account        go,look,join,start a new journal. heed magic smokes advice  and dont call  your new journal  exactly the same name as your old       hence  i can be found  now  at  caring n sharing       ( note the subtle difference???)  lol      the url  is and  it took me  ooooo    all of 20 minutes to set up the account,select what  my blog will look like,write a quick entry,edit my profile,  (complete  with sexy new pic ladies!!! lol )     and  that is that.caring and sharing lives again. for those of you interested,sue,catslittertray  has started a group on facebook  called  Facebook | not wanted on voyage anymore   please come and join us  if you wish,yes  you will have to join facebook,but  its ok.  you wont be   yours truly is an admin moderator  along with  sue  jeannette  yasmin      leigh  and  a.d. for some reason sue named me as gardening  at  this moment we number 20.please come and join us.its just somewhere we can leave messages,chat,and swap stories. 

jland was never about journals. it was never  all the tags,pics,sidebars.   it is US.  the writers,the people  BEHIND  our journals.      we are still here.  and while we can still all keep in touch,in whatever way  suits  you all best,jland will always  remain.  new,more complicated  maybe?   bit scary.       but it lives on.  forget  blame,forget bitterness that it happened.  accept  it.     because  if  you DON'T        jland  WILL die.

for a while i doubt i shall be writing many entries  on either this or the new blog,but    my first birthday on journals is on october 22nd. i hope to write one last entry on this journal  on or around that date. a cake would be nice.   lol

as for  my life,  i had a letter from the carers who will look after mum when i have a day off,unfortunately  they are fully booked.   not heard from either of the social workers about  it,so im not sure what is happening.    i have also been refused  invalidity  and mobility allowances.      expected that,i was warned  we will have to appeal.  its  normal apparently.  i think  they hope  people will just  throw the letter in the fire and go away,i  would        many  more  do.     luckily i have a good disabled advisor.    she is coming to see me next wednesday.     and will fill out the necessary form for me.     i know,in my heart  i bloody  deserve  this allowance,for years  i have been in pain.   i just never knew  the benefit was there        now,i  think   well  why not  me??     many more get it   some  not as bad as me.       we will see.   

whatever happens,if any of you want to mail me at any time,please do so.           been my home for  nearly 5 years.   and will be for manymore.  whatever its faults,aol is the only isp i would use.why??  because my friends are  here.    take care jland.   i shall see you again .   mort.


jeanno43 said...

Hear Hear, Mort, well said. It is the people that count.  It is said that so few comment though. I used to love reading my comments, they inspired me to keep going and to come up with new ideas.  It is just like when I started and only got one or two comments.  Hopefully things will pick up.
Look forward to you writing when you do start.  You must win that appeal, I know that you will, you deserve it so fight for it.  I am off to bed.  Goodnight my friend.

luvrte66 said...

Mort, I so agree. J-Land isn't just where we blog, it's all of us. Glad to see you are making the move, and you can find me there, too:

Hugs and kisses,

sybilsybil45 said...

just worte a long comment and says now that I can't get it to you !!  I will send an e mail soon   SYbil x

chefkelly25 said...

Hey Mort!  So we share the same month for a birthday.  Mine is the 14th.  Will be writing you from the new blog.  My address is on my journal, of course I am still working on the page.  yes definitely follow up and appeal and I think you will make out okay.  It is just the way the system works I guess.  Talk to you later

jeadie05 said...

I do hope you win your appeal ,dont give up Mort your deserve it ,you are after all saving the country thousands caring for your Mum ,you deserve some care yourself ..see you over at the other place ,,love to you and Mum.. Jan xx

Lori J said...

All right took you only HOW many minutes....I am STILL trying to figure it all out...


Lori (from Alberta)

Ally Lifewithally said...

Dear Mort ~ where ever we JLand friends can meet we will always be a family ~ Ally x