To repeat something from my reply to comments in the previous post:
I apologize for the word verification mess, but for now, I'm
leaving it in place. In the past, every time I removed it, I had serious
garbage spam within a few days, some of it very nasty and vile in
content. If it seems others are doing OK with it after a while, I might
try removing it. I regret that some of you might choose to not comment,
but life is about choices, and I get it. And those of you who opt to slog through and make comments, thank you!
I would guess that those evil entities out there who leave spam comments have figured out ways to circumvent the old style of word verification, encouraging Blogger to take another step to protect us. I personally appreciate it, even though it is a pain. Many of the spam messages I received were on older posts, but I was glad I caught them fairly early. Honestly, they were bad enough that I wouldn't want your to be subjected to them.
In the days before I went back to work, it might not have been a big deal to watch for spam comments and deal with them quickly. Now, however, I don't have the chance to check often, and I would absolutely hate it if some of those were posted all day before I get home to remove them.
So again, I hope you will continue to stop by for a visit and leave a message for me. I love your comments. But I understand, too, that it is just too much for some. So, till another time, love, peace, and happy commenting!
On another note, just a little update on a previous post. I heard from one of the friends who had drifted away. She called me tonight. She said she wanted to put things right after reading the post. I didn't even know she read my blog! Now I'm glad she does, because she said that she has just been dealing with some junk in her life and didn't want to burden others. We now have an agreement that neither of us will do that again. And we are having lunch tomorrow! Hurray!
A fourth friend read that post and projected herself into it, although I didn't have her in mind at all. It is sad that it happened as it did, but that can happen, I suppose.
And finally .... IT'S THE WEEKEND!!! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Have a good'un, y'all!