Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dame 2.0

Well, folks, I'm working on an updated version of Dame. I haven't been around for a while and I think it's time for a new look and a little housecleaning.

To Dame regulars I would like to offer my apologies. I have really good reasons for having been absent so long. Sometime around June I had some problems in my workplace. I was threatened by a co-worker, there was discussion of legal action and my workplace became a fairly hostile environment. I have spent the past couple of months securing new employment and sorting that situation out. I now have a wonderful new job and am far happier... Because I had discussed my relationship (in relatively vague terms) on here, I should also let regulars know that The Guy and I have called off our engagement. I am alright and hoping he and I will remain good friends. But anyway, suffice it to say that it's been a very hectic time for me.

My life has changed a great deal in the past couple of months.

ALSO, as of today, I have reliable internet access at home for the first time in years. It had become highly impractical to post on my blog when I could not do so without going to great lengths. That situation is no longer. I sit, right now, on my bed with my shiny new laptop (who I have named), writing to you from my home FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. That's right. 300+ posts and over two years of writing Dame on a break at work, from a friend's computer, at my local library, etc. Imagine how much more I will get done now.

So I'm working on a new look, a new approach... and while I'm at it a whole new life.

I just wanted to pop my head out of the ground for a moment and check in. Changes are a'comin'. Thanks for hanging in there. I miss reading your blogs. I miss having the time to share what I'm interested in. I'm looking forward to getting back in the saddle.


  1. Hope everything is getting better for you and no one else threatens you. How in the world could someone threaten someone as kind and generous as you? Anyway, good to see you back and I look forward to the Dame - 2.0.

  2. Marisa -- Good Lord, hon! You've been through hell! I'm so sorry about everything, but I'm glad that you've found a new situation, that you seem to be moving on from things in strong positive ways.

    Plus, you have a new laptop. That's always a good thing. ;-)

    I'm just glad you're back. Hang in there!

  3. Thanks you guys. It hasn't been hell... just a very weird and difficult coupla months. I'm really doing alright and you shouldn't feel bad for me or anything. I just wanted to explain myself a bit for those who have been patiently checking in.

    The one constant in life is change and that's okay. :)

  4. Good grief - you know, I wondered if everything was "all right" with you ... I am so sorry to hear about the workplace situation! Awful!!

    Glad to see you back, and congrats on the new laptop. Looking forward to seeing the new "look".

  5. Glad to have an update from you, and sorry about all the chaos. Am looking forward to the new Dame.

  6. Let's hope she's not that much different from the "old" dame because she rocked. And I hear she looks like Greer Garson.

  7. Hahaha! One of my friends SWEARS that I do. I think she's a little crazy. We have a few vague similarities in our features but seriously - I should be so lucky. sigh. :)

  8. Glad to see you blogging again! Of course, I'm a fine one to talk... Keeping my fingers crossed for good times ahead. Sounds like you could use a few.