Thankful Thursday #44

Thankful Thursday #44

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Between Corona, helping our friend and working in the garden, there also was my Birthday. Celebrating is a little bit different this year because of Corona, but I think we figured it out – instead of having one big party, we had (and will be having) several smaller get togethers, and so far this worked for everybody 😃. This is one thing I am very thankful for: so much time spend with wonderful people (and furbabies, of course).

I am also very thankful for all the good things that happened between my last birthday and this one. It was hard work, but I had lots of help, and so many things got better. It was a year of growth and understanding, and I hope this will help me in the future.

Have a wonderful day, wherever you are!



15 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday #44

  1. I’m glad you’re going to have several celebrations instead of one. That’s a good thing.

    You’ve come a very long way indeed.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Viola,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

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  2. A belated happy birthday! We also had two birthdays that couldn’t be celebrated as intended due the pandemic, but it was okay, since in one case we sort of managed to do it digitally – still it was hard because the birthday child turned six and was quite upset he couldn’t invite friends over – and in the other case it was my assistant’s 40th and he was on duty the particular day, so we could have cake and everyone else was sending their wishes digitally. We would have had my blog’s anniversary, too – which in that particular niche/bubble is part of a codex to at least give a shoutout about -, but since it is no longer existent I was spared that. Which I was really glad about

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      1. Indeed. When my assistant’s was and everyone was there digitally we all watched his favourite cartoon simultanously and commented in real-time.

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      2. I‘m sorry for sending a second reply, but it just occured to me that I might have read your comment in the wrong way this morning. Maybe you were not just referring to birthdays in general, but were trying to cheer me up or encourage me because I said I‘m glad I didn‘t have to do a blog anniversary this year. I am sorry if I misread and that was actually your intention and I didn‘t see it. I didn‘t want to intentionally dismiss it. I should have thought about that you probably remember the anniversary posts and that they were always a sort of big thing. The reason I‘m glad I don‘t have to do one this year is because they always were a sort of ‚year in review‘, which means I would have had to talk about the harrassment, violence and partly criminally relevant emails I received last autumn from a certain bubble of bloggers and I would not have wanted to talk about that. Neither about a particular person who did a lot of harmful things to me eventually resulting in my taking the fiction blog offline (which I had originally wanted to keep) after an action that was encroaching, outragious and brazen. So the reason I‘m glad I didn‘t have to do an anniversary shoutout or post is that not having to do that I didn‘t need to talk about all of that.

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      3. Yes, I remember those blog anniversaries very well, and I miss reading your blog. It’s really sad it had to be taken offline.
        I really admire your strength and ability to deal with all of that crap!


      4. I wouldn’t really say that I was able to deal with ‘that crap’. It had a lasting impact on my physical health and eventually by that final action by that particular person (may they remain unnamed) I felt so cornered that I had a full week of panic attacks and flashbacks to the time I’d been stalked (which I had occasionally written about in the non-fiction blog which that person had read regularly since 2016, therapist says there is no logical way that person didn’t know what the f*** they were doing when they did what they did with that action, I don’t know if that’s true). The only way for me to handle that was to shut down the fiction blog, too. Sadly, as this is the only promise in 4,5 years I couldn’t keep, I had promised people I’d hang on, but I couldn’t. If that particular person wanted me to leave, they made it. And it was just the tip of the iceberg. Lots of things happened I won’t talk about in public.

        I dearly miss the non-fiction blog, too, but I knew there was no way to go on with that. Especially because it meant something to me. Strangely I hardly ever think about the fiction blog, which is probably a sort of denial due to that particular last action.

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      5. Exactly, they don’t. It’s a shame, there were people among them that I trusted.

        One person involved (some people offending me referred to her as their inspiration in their emails) did something similar to another disabled blogger whose blog she’d been following for years later on. That was back in January and I only learnt about it from a disability community newsletter where it made ‘behindertenfeindlicher Kommentar der Ausgabe’. That particular blogger it happened to then was in very bad physical condition at the time it happened (a week later she was in ICU with organ failure and when the particular comment was made she was already in hospital, because she’d been unwell for months, which she had openly communicated in her blog) and if a person choses to derail and attack personally at exactly that time it is done on purpose, because the attacked person is most likely unable to defend themselves. It’s such a shame, but I guess that’s how some people are.

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