Is it safe to come out and play with you guys?
An Irish Rose is ALWAYS welcome to come out and play!
Good to see you; you have been missed! What's new in your world?
It's more like "what is old" in my world, but I am a survivor, so I have taken life's punches for what they are worth, and I am standing now. It is very dark under that rock , Youngatheart.7.4.12 .
Of course! It's never the same when you're not around .
Thank you for that happy note, TW517 .
WHAT?? Girl, you come on out right now!
Thank you for the encouragement, Dear AnnetteMM . It was getting kind of cold under that rock.
It's wonderful to see you IrishRose let's find something fun to do that includes everyone here at Ex.
That sounds like a great idea, Marilyn.H.July.14.14. !!! (((((hug))))) for you!
Oh it is so wonderful to HEAR from you MY beloved IrishRose. I missed YOU! In His love I love you - gentle hug. Blog on ....... gentle hug.
Thank you for being you, Dear indingrl.01.06.2011 . I missed you guys too. Love you!!!
You can come out or I can climb under that rock with you and hold your hand! Big Hugs!
Oh, Dear Thomas3.20.2010 , I thought of you the other day. I did not want to miss the celebration of your quit this month. I had to get a new computer, because the one I had finally crashed on me. I thought of you when I found this program on my new computer where I could add butterflies to photos. This photo is just for you, My Dear Friend!!!!! In celebration of your NINE YEARS free....
Cardinals was my High School mascot! You're amazing, IrishRose!
That is one of the many backyard birds I have taken photos of. It's funny that I picked that one for you.
So glad you are back Irish Rose. You were missed. Glad your back for St Patrick’s Day
Thank you for the happy words, Barb102 . Yep, I was named after that Saint. : )
Glad to have you back Irish Rose!
Christine13 , thank you, Sweet Lady!!!
OR----we could join you under that rock!!!! So glad you decided to come to us! Don't stay away so long.
That sounds like an idea, Sootie . Next time, instead of disappearing, I will invite you guys to join me under the rock.
(((((hug))))) for you!
I see you under that rock. Glad to see you.
Thank you, Christine_Aka_Legend . I missed you guys. I always come back. Sometimes, it just takes a little longer than other times. < sigh >
So great to see you Irish Rose! Sure have missed you!
Strudel , thank you for making me feel loved. (((((hug))))
OUR IRISH ROSE HAS COME BACK TO US!!!!!!
WE MISSED YOU !
Mandolinrain , I have come back to you guys. It's hard to stay away. Really it is. Sometimes, it's just best to stay gone rather than bring the whole house down into the muck and mire I get bogged into. Maybe, if I stopped stepping in it, I would not get bogged down, ya think????? I do hope you are doing wonderful since you had your surgery. I thought about you.
Uh....is it safe to come out??? When wasn't it? Oh... are you REALLY back???? Oh can I get excited about it? You're not teasing us right? So many newbies have no idea about the irish rose. Teach them!
Yes, Giulia , (smiling at you) I am really back!!! And, yes, you can get excited about it. (((((hug)))))
Yep, the newbies have no idea about this thorny rose. I need to stop dropping out of sight. Maybe, if I pinch off some of these thorns???
Makes me think of a quote by Voltaire...
"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."
Good one, you think, My Friend?
Good one, indeed!
So nice to almost see you again Irish Rose!!!
Lauralives (laughing), thank you!!! You might be wishing I should have stayed gone after awhile of me being back. hahahahaha
Hiya! Good to see you here. Love the graphic you chose
Looking forward to getting to know you again.
Thank you, DonnaMarie . As I mentioned, my computer crashed, but the good side of it, after I got passed the money it cost to get a new computer, is that I have lots of neat features I do not even know about yet. I just happened to stumble upon the butterflies you can add if you want to edit your photos with 3D's.
One of my hobbies is taking photographs of wildlife. I love butterflies, and I have always compared the transition we go through when we quit smoking to that of what a butterfly goes through, in order to reach complete freedom. Thomas3.20.2010 has always linked me with the morphology of the butterfly. He quit in March, and I quit in June of the same year - 2010.
I look forward to getting to know you too.
You have been missed my sweet friend. I am SO GLAD you are back. I cannot wait to get caught up with you.
Love and hugs,
elvan , I always love talking to you, Dear Friend. You are my shrink, at no charge!!! hahahahaha Love you!
IrishRose I am so happy that you feel that way...it's mutual. Love you too, Ellen
Adorable IrishRose picture...love this Irish...Your weekend is coming up with St. Patty's Day...the Luck of the Irish...
Happy Thursday ~ Colleen 101 DOF
sweetplt , I'd like to know where that luck is right now. hahahahaha I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday and about dropped dead when I tried to get out of the truck for my dental appointment. Geesh! The gift that keeps on giving!!! Have been in bed all day today. Can hardly move. UGH!!! Tomorrow is another day though. Take care, Colleen. Keep on rockin with 101 days of freedom!!!!
Ouch IrishRose rest and feel better ... may take a few days to heal that muscle...I too will be celebrating St. Patty’s this year quietly due to sick...Irish Luck must be out the window ... lol feel better ~ Colleen
That little leprechaun must be hoarding all of that good ole Irish luck, sweetplt .
I hope you get better. Thanks for coming back and brightening things up around here. lol.
JACKIE1-25-15 , why thank you for your kind welcome and well wishes, Sweet Lady. I figured that by now, I had worn out my welcome. hahahahaha
((((hug)))) for you!
I wanted to thank you IRISHROSE- for teaching ME in the very beginning to HELP the next suffering addict and to keep coming back to give it all away. In HIS love I love YOU IrishRose - please pray for MY beloved Thomas he went to the hospital - the police gave him a ride - the snow was terrible - he wrote in his blog - thanks MY beloved friend - gentle hug and I prayed for you in MY Lord Jesus name amen your are most welcome and i am so gkad yiu are here. I am still getting use to this site upgrade- i like the old one - MY EYE GOT TO VISIT AND SEEING EACH PAGE- D you remember it - WE could be sending graphics and seeing huge pics of faces everyday and different music on peoples pages - it was friendlier then - just words on a page - i like EACH page visit- it was love given personal touch - thanks for letting ME vent. I appreciate YOU.
indingrl.01.06.2011 , you are most welcome, My Dear Dianne Joy. I remember when you would go to the library and use a computer there to keep in touch with us. Your love for us and for God is warmly felt and welcomed by me and many others on this site.
My heart was deeply saddened to read Thomas' blog where he was going to the hospital. I hold your hand in prayer that he returns to us safely and in better health. Thomas truly is our beloved friend. God bless Thomas, and may he be blessed with great strength during this time of troubled health, in Jesus' name, Amen!
I too miss the personal touch of our homes on this site a long time ago, Dear Friend. I remember vividly the beautiful and loving graphics we shared each day to let our friends know that we were there for them when we had no words to speak, but only love to give of ourselves. And, Giulia , she had such a beautiful back yard and front yard to stroll through when we needed help in hearing our inner selves. Do you remember her home on Ex, Dianne Joy?
You can vent all you want, as your presence will always be so very welcomed, along with your prayers. I appreciate you also. YOU are so very special, My Friend, Dear Dianne Joy!!!! Big, gentle ((((((hug)))))) for you!!!
My home is still there, only it's kind of hidden too because of the new platform constraints on our home pages. If you go to my page and click on Giulia's Profile under Featured Content, you'll find most of my original page material (I copied all the info and links that I could before the platform migration) which I made into a blog. Dale's the first one who thought to do that. You can create your own page that way now and turn it into a featured blog yourself!
indingrl.01.06.2011 , did you hear that, Sweet Lady? This site keeps us on a continuous learning curve, but we will navigate with flying colors, eventually, with the help of Giulia , for her "helpful hints", and thank you jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 . You both have been beautiful gifts to all who come to this site !!!
Just made a new sign.....
The learning curve never stops!
Nice sign !
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