I don’t know why these photos won’t line up side by side, so sorry for the scrolling I guess I could add the caption text to the photos instead & get it lined up . . .
dixiecup mentioned the little intro comment i left the other day, so i thought i would bring it forward for the newer people who aren’t already familiar with us:
for all of the newer people – here’s a little tour:
things are a little different here – we are more chill about rules – you can mention other sites, even link other sites (as long as you are chatting or giving people a resource & not just straight up spamming or comment only to advertise, we are chill)
you can trade anytime – as long as it is a trade both sides deem fair and you do not scam anyone, then all is well here. we do not recommend accepting pet codes from anyone other than someone we “endorse” – basically admins or very trusted secret santas – and when you do either win or trade for a pet code, i always advise you adopt it on a “secret” account
we don’t use a forum format so that it is easier to keep up with conversation and “find each other” we only comment on the most recent post & try to keep all other posts closed to avoid spam
we do have filters in place trying to keep the site “family friendly” – sometimes that filters comments, and if you said something that got filtered, just comment again asking an admin to go fish it out for you – that spam folder is a dirty dirty place sometimes, but it does occasionally misunderstand content (it doesn’t like words like floral or accumulate due to words that appear within the words, but we learn little tricks to get around it)
also, over on the top right hand side of the blog, you will see “Pages” with some more information, how to guides, etc. feel free to reference those for more information
and a little history – gymbo started this blog (she’s one of the lamberts ). i came to gymbo’s very early in my webkinz adventures in April 2008 – Gymbo started this blog 12/7/07 – tmt5 has been here since the start, but she took a bit of a break, so when Gymbo “retired” from Webkinz, she asked me to take over here. i had been an admin helping gymbo with the blog for a while by then. tmt5 still comes around quite a bit, but she has some health issues that make it challenging for her at times. we have some other admins that pop in from time to time or friends with super powers, but i primarily “manage” things
I highly recommend reading (under Pages over on the top right of the blog) the guide we have for getting started:
Cute clothing! I especially love the flamingo outfit!
Dixie – I want to thank you publicly for helping answer my questions about Adventure Park for my granddaughter! We were definitely doing something wrong and you pointed us in the right direction. She was able to finish the quest before she left. And if I already posted this…sorry! I may be having a senior moment. LOL!
and gaga prolly half the stuff they say he “needs”, he will not need feel free to chime in gymbos college kiddos i know dd brought stuff she did not need………..but other stuff she wanted. photos mostly, but she is far far far away. so we sent her one of them moving photo thingamajigs with us and cats and house and so on she did not need two sets of sheets………laundry day was laundry day. and storage is a BIG issue……….things that are multi functional. One of the best things we got her was some of kind of back up computer drive??? not sure (hey it is me). but almost size of older cellphone, where they can back up there work to it and in case of any problems, all the papers and whatnot are still there……..does that make any sense?
Yup, it’s called an external hard drive. Some can take over 8 tera-bytes of information on them. Kinda like a safety deposit box for your files, I guess. I have an external hard drive with only 1 TB on it, I download all the pictures and documents I want to keep on there because I’ve had my computer crash 3 times since I moved here. Once because it got smoked by lightning.
dee… took my nephew out today.. shopped mostly clothes.. then Target to get toiletries…had great lunch and then stopped in to see my Mom… He was reluctant to shop much for his room until after orientation which is Monday and Tuesday… Wants to see how much space he will have for things… Hopefully he will be able to meet some of his roommates…School provides a microwave for each quad and small refrigerator …school also provides a laptop for class.. He is a pretty sensitive kid but not sure if he would display photos… although he did ask me to make him a scrapbook with all the photos from prom .. graduation and other occasions….We’ve already printed a couple hundred pictures he would like in the book !!! Any suggestions are really appreciated ! Welcome Robynn ! moms.. can’t believe I missed the Espy’s last night ! Didn’t realize they were on….
Ok, I am hittng the hay, Arte will have another rare at 6 pm (maybe check the Deluxe tab) Have a good night, all. Oh and you’re welcome, Moms. I just don’t know if I will be able to catch those later rares.
So….. I’m not doing great right now. The last several years, June and July have become really hard months for me. June was awful, and when July 1st came around, I was trying to be optimistic that maybe things would be better this time. Then I found out that a dear loved passed the same day that I was mourning the 10 year anniversary of another loved one’s funeral/burial at their final resting place. I’ve gone over his final moments in my head many times, but it still doesn’t feel real. He was very young and had such a bright future ahead of him. And so very kind. And giving. And funny. And I’m just heartbroken. I feel like it’s my fault in some way, even though logically I know it’s not. There are so many toxic people in my life, and it seems like whenever I find someone who is genuinely loving, they die. I’m not really sure how to cope at this point. I apologize for kind of “dumping” this here. I’m just at a loss about where to go from here. This experience has really made me look at my life and realize I need to make some changes, but at the same time I feel like I don’t have anything left in me to make sure his passing isn’t in vain. It would be a great comfort to me if anyone has any advice on how to get through these next few weeks…
Dixiecup, do you know of any way to contact leeann from WI other than WW? I could really use one of her cheery posts right about now. Of course WI picked the worst possible time to go down… I’m glad you and others from WI are here, but there are so many more that I don’t know how or if I will ever get to talk to them again now that WI is gone. It’s like I’ve lost them, too…
Again, sorry for the kind of “dump” post. I just needed a place to express my grief during this immensely difficult time.
Sorry to all the newcomers that this is your first introduction of me. Welcome…
Luna, I can see if one of my other contacts has any way to connect the two of you. I don’t think she’s a Fakebook person, either. And Luna, we all go through periods in our lives like this. I have seen this group to be a wonderfully supportive group who hold each other up and they also give some pretty good advice. They have tackled some really tough issues, here. It isn’t just about the Webkinz; that’s just our common bond. It’s about how ‘not-so-different’ we all are. No matter whether we have kids or not, dealing with a hot mess or class act, young and impetuous or older and relaxed … under the skin we are all sisters … except Boper of course
Good Morning All Otterkinz… so sorry that you are struggling with some RL tragedies…I guess the best advice I can offer is to lean on family and friends for support.. Talk about the problems and seek professional help if life becomes too overwhelming.. Try to keep busy… occupy your time with things you normally enjoy doing.. Try not to sit around and let your thoughts overwhelm you.. Of coarse we are all here to help and support you.. This is a great place with so many caring and loving people…Look to your faith .. He is always there to listen..and share the burden of sadness..Take care of yourself…
Boper, I wish they had some new clothing options for my boy WW pets. I try to evenly balance my accounts with male and female. One account, that actually belongs to my son-in-law, only has two boys, but I will make sure next pet is a girl. I don’t think he will mind.
Otter – I am reading a book right now called “Good Grief:A journey of Healing”. It has one page reflections that tie into nature somehow. I am finding it helpful in dealing with losses in my life and also helpful to me when dealing with others who are grieving. If you are able to find that book I highly recommend it. Another way I deal with grief is by journaling, and also by prayer. Spending time in nature has a way of soothing the soul. And it’s okay to cry. I forget where I got this information, but recently I wrote in my journal that “shedding tears is a way of cleansing the body of toxic substances.” On a WI note….I wish I had Leanne’s contact info, too, along with so many others. It is hard for me to process the grief of losing WI. How do you explain that one to friends in RL? It is similar to the loss I felt when close WI friends were banned. It was during that time that I joined other WW communities, such as WA and Gymbo’s.
Yes dear, I did. They misspelled Fake the ‘c’ makes a K sound
Cool, Boper! Your ears must’ve been ringing. Not mutually exclusive, but there is a proclivity or predisposition. I’ve known older adults who were hasty and foolhardy, like me, and it always comes back to bite us in the asterisk.
otter/luna – is leeann’s wwid noellepugh? if so, i think i can contact her.
i’m sorry you are struggling!!! find someone to talk to – a counselor, a friend, or us! just anyone. we all go through struggles, and i have found for me staying connected to people is key to healing and helping me keep perspective
i also rely heavily on prayer and faith – i once read the 7 stages of grief, and at times i will refer to those again to remind me that i am working through the process . . . it is a process! then i look for laughter – laughter is so healing for me – i always look for a way to laugh
ALL – i think some of you were in those 7 stages of grief over WI! just know that you are all always welcome here for chatting whenever you want
Dixie, Nice to see you again. I’ve seen some of your posts here but I’ve had trouble figuring out how to post here (not even sure this is going to work). I’ve spent more than half an hour this morning looking for a place to comment and now I’m thinking maybe I didn’t scroll down all the way before.
WI is back up but all treads are closed because of the length of time. Are you able to reopen them?
Grandma001 – welcome to gymbo’s! i hope now you’ll be able to comment easily
ABOUT COMMENTING: when in doubt if you refresh gymbo’s then look over towards the top & scroll on the right of the blog – under “Recent Comments”, the top comment there should be the most recent, just click it & it will take you down to the bottom of the post
So all post regardless of topic go on the same place? I’m used to WI where we have different pages for different topics. I’ve tried a couple of other sites but never got used to anything other than WI so I’m still a little lost here.
I know I haven’t posted enough to have trading privileges yet but when I am able, does that mean it’s also done on this same list? I have looked at some wish lists and see that comments are closed on those threads.
I believe the comments are closed because all conversation should happen on this thread. Not sure how it all works, totally, but I know when I put my list up people would look at it and send me things. Sometimes they would have to give a heads up so that I friended their account in WW. I know it is important to keep lists up to date. When people would send me things on my list, I would try to immediately update my wish list so that I didn’t get more of the one item that I had on my wish list!
WI is back up – not sure if it was mentioned, yet.
I wanted to update on my 8 year old cat, Squeekers (she’s tiny and her meow is like a mouse). They informed me the other day it is FELV – Feline Leukemia Virus. I’m devastated, it seemed to happen so fast, and I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the inevitable decision day. For now, I’m putting her on meds so she can have a week or so of hopefully giving her a pick up and to give me some time with her.
I’m now worried about my older cat as FELV is contagious. Both were strays, both knocked on my door with their little suitcases and adopted me, and it doesn’t matter that the vet said how great of a Mom I was, I’m full of guilt for not knowing sooner. Being 8 yrs old is a long life with FELV… but, still, could I have done something had I known she had the virus?
Just want to pass on what I never knew.. if you already have a cat, don’t bring a stray into your home unless you test it for FELV and FIV (an immunodeficiency virus). I guess it’s not a common test and you should request it.
I do know one thing, Squee’ will be buried with her favourite Webkinz white mouse that she sometimes curls up with or drops around the house on the mats or in my shoes or on my bed like a gift to me. I’m so sad.
I probably won’t post for a while but wanted to leave an update and pass on the FELV info for those that have strays. By the way, it can’t be passed on to humans or other animals.
Sheba, thanks for the info. Just trying to learn how things work here.
GrandmaK, thanks for the welcome. I’m sorry to hear about your cat. You were able to give her a good home for all of these years. I’m sure if she could talk, she would tell you she was glad that it was your door she knocked on.
grandma001 – you can trade by commenting on whatever post is open – we don’t leave the trading posts open for two reasons – 1 to prevent spam, 2 to help us all chat together, 3 because posts auto close here in 3 days for reason #1.
and get this! dh and i are going on a picnic tomorrow! we have never been on one, unless you count eating MREs together during war games! woo hoo
not a big fancy dee spread as it is a two hour drive……. but I am thrilled! mostly due to dd visiting and getting us off our rumps and going to see stuff so have fun tomorrow, I will not be thinking of you guys
sorry chant………baloney and ham sandwiches…….popchips (which are really good) apple slices and store bought key lime wafers…… i know……..but with the distance and lack of anything in that area………but this is a preview………..once we check it out, maybe we will bring grilling stuff in the future. trust me, if it was a backyard picnic, i would be aunt bea all over it!
cheesy old cooler, so i do not want to even put mayo products in it……..
feel free to grab your old man……….. i wish i had picked up some fruit at the store needless to say at our age, it will not be a blanket on the ground, so we will look for a nice shady hopefully ant free place to eat………. i will let you all know tomorrow nite…………and everyone should do it!
I have two bathrooms dee, the guys mainly use the one upstairs..I girlied up the downstairs with lots of bling! It kinda puts the men off using it, lol which is fine by me , because as the men are getting older their sprinklers tend to not sprinkle as neatly. Which of course drives me nuts! And I’m always saying..if you can’t hit the target without issues, sit down! Let’s just say, I wash bathroom floor upstairs everyday. ..sigh. And that’s only 2 men…
Thank you for giving us a home when we thought we had no where else to go, Moms. I, for one, won’t be abandoning, just because WI is back up. I like it, here. I like the people I have come to know over the past year or so. I love the sense of ‘family’ and the fact that there is always someone who posts on here. I am a Webkinz Insider and not because of my loyalty, but because of all the work involved and some of the older users who have nested there
Good Morning ! So happy for all of you who have been WI fans and site is once again up and running ! Dixie… Thanks for keeping us updated on rares ! BOPER … so nice to see you.. hope all went well at school and you are enjoying your summer ! Chants… good to hear from you too ! Hope all in your RL is improving ! moms… Love the name Droolius Caesar ! Very cute name !! dee.. Wishing you a great and safe picnic ! Sounds like a fun adventure ! Otterkinz… Hope today is a little brighter for you and not so overwhelming. You are in my thoughts ! Just popping in to say hey… Getting ready to head out for the morning.. Have a great day everyone
Thank you Dixie, gaga, Boper, Queen of Sheba, momskinz, Chant, and anyone else I may have missed for your advice and kind thoughts during this tough time. I’m not going to lie – I cried after posting on here, I think because writing it all down started to make it real. But it helped.
I went over to my neighbor’s yesterday just to get out of the house for a little while. We talked for a bit and made some chocolate chip cookies. With all that’s being going on, I had forgotten it was my dear mom’s birthday, so I made her a card when I got home and “gifted” the cookies to her. Dear brother bought brownies and a pie, so mom had plenty of sweets for her birthday.
I’m glad WI is back. It’s so rare in life for something to disappear and then come back like that. I will not be taking it for granted.
moms, I recognize noellepugh’s username, but “my” leeann is leeann15 (I hope she doesn’t mind me posting that here).
Grandma001, welcome to Gymbo’s! I’ve definitely seen you around WI, and am glad you are here.
GrandmaK/Bernie, I am so sorry about your dear Squeekers. Such a kind soul you are to have taken her in and given her such a good home all these years.
Hopefully all are well today and nothing else bad happens for a while…
sorry, I feel like I knocked the wind out of everyone’s sails. I only meant that Otterkinz should go and visit with Leeann15 now that WI is back. I get why she likes her. Leeann15 is sweet, kind, respectful, caring, comforting, and she listens, not just hears. If I could pull her over here you would see why. She is very much like Queen Of Sheba where she thinks about others before she thinks of herself, there isn’t a mean bone in her body (I am sure of that) I am pretty sure I am older than both of them, but even I look up to them.
Otterkinz, Thanks for the welcome. I saw a lot of people posting to you so went back up till I found your post. I had some losses that take years to adjust to but you never really get over them. I hope you are feeling some better.
My Brown Cow is BovinaPorVous (Bet you can’t figure out who I named her for) and my Chocolate milk cow is Tumbleweed. You know I had the same about face with this month’s POTM. It says Ribbon Unicorn, but we have the wrong one… same name, different PSI.
Good Morning All ! Otterkinz… hope you are having a better day today… I am sure your Mom appreciated the homemade cookies ! GrandmaK… Thoughts are with you … as you and Squeekers spend some time together… Hope you are doing OK ! dee… Glad you and Mario had a nice road trip !! and arrived home safe and sound….checked the link you provided for Tnsp… looks beautiful… Sounds like you will be needing rain gear in upcoming week ! April … How are you and Stella doing ?? Hope you are enjoying the summer ! moms…How is your pup doing ?? Your pet food recipe sounds like you could give RR a run for her money !! Hope you all have a good day… Enjoy family and friends ..
Grammak, My heart goes out to you as you nurse you kitty through this. Let us know how things work out. we will be here for you, either way. Otterkinz, so sorry you are going through such a rough patch, too. Hopefully you will find comfort in both places ♥
Moms, you are right about those stages of grief playing out, here for the people displaced from WI’s abrupt closure. I knew that was what I was going through, but be hanged I wasn’t telling hubby that! (What?? Grief over a site where you talk about kids stuff?) He’d never get it.
Good Morning, Gaga … how are you doing with the Monster? How appropriate that you are Gaga and dealing with a Monster
Dixiecup… Have been on vacation for past 3 weeks !! SO happpy…. but all good things must come to an end… Haven’t had to deal with that MONSTER !! I am doing better with all of the different programs required but still a bit shaky ! Unfortunately, the doctor I work for is not very patient… so it makes things a bit more stressful… Gone are the days when nurses focus on their patients…now all the focus seems to be on a %$#@& computer screen! Almost all of the nurses are work with are in the same genre I am .. they too struggle with the changes… We support each other… share our frustrations and occasionally find something to laugh about ! But thanks for asking
Not sure what’s going on, but I was super dizzy (even when sitting down) and nauseous yesterday. I’ve never experienced anything like it. I started on a medication last month for a minor medical issue, and had no issues. I just had my prescription refilled, and took the first dose yesterday morning, so I’m worried that the new batch of meds might be to blame. I’m really hoping it’s not, as this medicine is the only effective treatment option out there. Still very nauseous today. And have a migraine, which I also had yesterday… But that could just be from not sleeping. I don’t know…..