Friday, January 9, 2009

Going Under Cover - Update

Welcome friends. The deed is done; Joy in Chaos is now a member's only club. And you are all members. Lucky, lucky me! *

I must say, you guys really know how to make a girl feel loved. I am overwhelmed by the response to my last post. It may have been the most comments I have ever received, and largely from people letting me know they wanted to continue to follow my ramblings. I was moved to tears. (I know you must all be thinking by now that everything moves me to tears - It's not far from the truth. I am nothing if not emotional.)

I have received many requests for details on what exactly happened, which I just can't get into. I appreciate your concern and I hope that you will forgive me for continuing to be annoyingly vague. I will say that this situation is particular to me and a despicable person from my past, and is likely not something you would ever have to worry about at your own place.

It's also possible, even likely, that eventually I will exchange this locked door for a secret identity. I am toying with the idea of creating a new completely anonymous - if that's even possible - blog. Right now, however, the idea of starting over is too sad and overwhelming so here I'll stay. Locked doors and all, it's a comfortable home and I love it. Even more so, because all of you come to call.

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*Please remember that because this is a private blog my posts will no longer show up in your feed readers. I know that's inconvenient and if I could fix it, I would.

21 comments:

Lori said...

Yippee!! Yippee!! I'm in! I'm in!!

So glad you didn't truly disappear! I would have really missed you.

Amy Wyatt said...

Joy,
I hope it's nothing serious that happened. I've missed seeing you around. We have been out of the loop and missed a lot of church because Spencer has had such a rough time lately with so many seizures. I'm glad you invited me in. I love reading your posts. Hope you and the family are well.
Amy

Catherine said...

Wow...good for you.

My blog is obviously as far from anonymous as it could possibly be - I started it years ago, before I really understood that people would be reading. I think and wonder daily how, if at all, I can go backwards a bit. I'm sorry you experienced what you did, and I'm proud of you for doing what you had to do.

And I'm glad I made the cut. :)

The Kings 3 said...

Thanks for inviting me. You are one special friend....

Lori said...

Sending you hugs. I will try to ck in a few times a week!!! I don't need to know what is going on, I just want you safe.

Thanks for the invite I feel special.

Scott Gibson said...

Joy,
Thanks for the invite. I really enjoy reading about your life. It really opens my eyes to the life of a mom at home and helps me to appreciate what Kandy deals with everyday. Keep it up. Scott G.

Kyla said...

YAY! I'm in the super secret club!

Christine said...

{{HUGS}}

thanks for letting me in sweets.

NikWig said...

Joyyyyyyyyyyyy! I always forget to check in on your latest, highly amusing mind you, summary of life's recent events! Number 1, I am so sorry to hear you had some privacy invasions...I know that has to be scary and of all people you certainly don't deserve the extra stress so I hope everything is better now! I am very excited to learn that you got the laptop as I remember it was high on your wish list!! I loved Allie's new fav song and can only imagine she sings it beautifully as her momma would! I so thoroughly enjoy catching up with the Stallworth's through your eyes... I wish we had more casual chat times together...it doesn't count as "sisterly" time when you're getting your hair done!!! You actually prob short yourself on the typical hair time therapy by so kindly patronizing my little shop...I know telling your brother's girlfriend all your latests uhgs isn't as fun as unloading on a hairdresser that you don't see at holidays but I am so delighted to see you always and I simply adore your take on the daily bump and grind! I hope, if Jeremy and I end up more official one day, that you and I will only get closer and that I can nag you frequently for friendly advise! I am also so relieved you are all feeling better and that your Christmas settled nicely. Thanks to my sister's xmas gift to me, I have sped through the first two books of the twilight series and am anxiously searching for a good deal on books 3 and 4... I continue to hear reviews of the movie that reflect your opinion of the target demographic being a bit young so I may just let the books be my only experience of vampires and werewolves. Of course I am 5 on the inside so I'll prob trick Jeremy into going to see it with me! I'll have to look into your new Stephanie Myers suggestion also...you know how I love me some fluff (aka chic lit as I was informed)! :)
Our life is still boringly un-updateable with nothing of interest going on but I really appreciate you thinking of me when you went private. Now if only I can remember to come back... and remember my google password... and of course being the idiot I am, it took me like 5 tries to get the word verification correct but all of that aside, hopefully we can e-chat (or blogafy...whatever this is considered) more often bc I truly enjoy your writing and I can hear your beautiful, though sometimes sarcastic, voice as I read about the adventures of a chaotic Joy! Give my love to the fam!
Nik
ps: Jeremy says "what are you doing?" then "oh well tell MY family I said hello" ;) Have a great weekend!

painted maypole said...

hello!

well, if you all anonymous on us you just be sure to let us know where to follow you to!

Chrissy said...

This feels so secretive.

Laura said...

I am so excited, no honored, to be invited to view your blog. I so relate to what you post and I would miss your humor, honesty, and sincerity, as well as your companionship, since I feel we are kindred spirits with a very similar lifestyle. Thanks for keeping me in the loop!
Your bloggy friend,
Laura

flutter said...

If you'd like me to kick said annoying person's butt, please feel free to let me know :)

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Proud to be here!

kramsell said...

I did it, I'm in, too:) I'm glad you are continuing your blog, I look forward to reading it, and the girls love to see their cousins.

Michael and Catherine said...

Thanks for inviting me! I love following your precious family! It's a scary world...I have thought of going private too. Maybe someday I will!! Happy New Year!

Wendy said...

I feel so special for being invited into your secret club; I've enjoyed reading your blog and I would definitely have missed you! Sorry you have had to deal with a despicable person.

InTheFastLane said...

I am so sorry you had to do this, but glad to still hang out in some form.

Lisa writes... said...

Anonymity is indeed a temptation, in blogging and in life!

I am thankful to be a part of the Joy In Chaos fan club!

Love you, girl!

spaz said...

LOL!!! I just left my first really sweet comment on your blog and hit Publish and I got a message that it took too long and my comment didn't take! Uh! R U Kidding me? I guess it's not meant to be. Maybe your blog won't accept sweet comments from me...because it thinks I'm a hacker...because it knows I don't normally leave sweet comments. Do you have super security on this site? Have I had too much coffee today?

spaz said...

Oh sure. It took that one.