Goodbye, I am not returning.

Just Joyce
By Just Joyce Latest Reply 2012-08-06 12:56:59 -0500
Started 2012-03-05 12:33:26 -0600

I have other things to do. I am not returning. Good luck to those who friended me.

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28 replies

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-08 12:48:17 -0600 Report

Glad you will be back! Glad you are working and helping with older homes with lead based paint. The Lady who used to live in the house I am now stripped her paint and out of 6 kids three were affected. Yet the worst was the baby who is now almost 20 years old and deaf. So you are doing a great job! Have a great day!:)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-09 20:54:11 -0600 Report

Thank You. Terri that is sad and they will be affected for the rest of their lives. I Young children who have parents who live in homes built before 1978 are at a risk of contracting lead poison. I just read that you can pick up lead dust on your clothing if you visit someone in an older home and the paint is flaking, chipped or peeling. This is interesting reading. I am learning a lot.

Caroltoo 2012-03-09 21:03:56 -0600 Report

Glad to see you found a position that looks like it is very meaningful to you and for the community. Our little ones are at risk with respect to so many forms of environmental pollution. I've spent about 10 years working in 0 to 5 programs. This has a real place in my heart: our children must be protected and nurtured.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-03-08 05:41:17 -0600 Report

Hi Joyce, sorry to hear you are leaving. I think you should reconsider and stay. Sometimes people just need a break, but to leave permanently would be difficult, at least for myself. I have grown to depend on this site for support and friendship! Blessings!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-08 10:56:56 -0600 Report

Set, I will come back. I do miss all of you and I miss the information I got from others on the site. Right now I am back to work two days a week with my former boss. She has a lead poisoning grant which provides outreach to parents with children from birth to age 6. Because the city has many homes that are at least 100 years old, we are targeting them because the homes were painted with lead paint and younger kids are the most who are at risk of coming into contact with lead paint. I have been busy setting up appointments to give a brief presentation and learning the material. I am also working on putting together an E-Newsletter for the community. Never a dull moment. Once I get everything organized I will be back.

Young1s 2012-03-08 12:01:47 -0600 Report

I'm glad to hear that you'll be back. Good luck with the job. I know this is important that work, especially for the safety of the children. Knew a young lady, when I was younger, who's son caught lead poisoning. She was told it was because her son would always bite on the windowsill whenever he was at the window. Can't remember what happened with them except that the landlord had to repaint the entire apartment building after that.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-03-08 11:36:09 -0600 Report

This sounds great, not sure if you remember my position also means helping others, Good Luck and Congratulations! Talk to you soon!

Jeanae 2012-03-06 22:08:00 -0600 Report

Oh please don't leave. If you feel you must go then please return quickly. Your input is just as important and your experience and life lessons- invaluable. I am sorry people's feelings were hurt and I am sorry others jumped in not knowing the situation. But what is important is that no matter what- we get through it and stick by each other. That is why we are a support community and not just a bunch of bloggers. Please reconsider and stay. You are among friends.

jayabee52 2012-03-05 19:36:04 -0600 Report

Joyce, I ask also that you reconsider leaving. Or if you feel the need to leave for a time, I would ask you to not stay away long and then once the smoke has cleared, that you return. I for one will welcome you back with open arms!

I did not "like" this because I don't like the thought of you leaving!

If we ALL agreed on everything, then most of us would be superflous! Please reconsider leaving!

Young1s 2012-03-05 14:57:22 -0600 Report

Joyce, I really hope you reconsider this move and stay. I will admit that I don't always agree with some of the things you say, but I do respect your willingness to be upfront about your opinions. It's human nature to disagree some of the time, is it not? But I would hope that even in disagreeing we can at least be civil and accepting of one another.

Your contributions are just as important as everyone else's here, whether they're met with open arms or not. I know from your posts that you are a strong woman, so I'm sure you can overcome and get past the sore feelings that have manifested over the past few days. You're a respected member of DC whether it feels like it or not and it would be a shame to lose you, especially in this manner.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-05 15:13:10 -0600 Report

Thank you Young. You are also a strong woman which is one of the reasons why I wanted you for a friend. You have accomplished a lot and you will accomplish much more I know you will and I know you will also be all that you can be and much more. Life isn't easy and sometimes you wake up and it is staring you in the face. I am not angry or upset with anyone.

I agree with you, it is human nature to agree or disagree with each other. I ask the hard questions and I say what people are thinking but won't say. Had we been face to face, I would have asked questions like a prosecutor and end the end the entire story would have come out. That happened in email. I knew I was right and had I been totally wrong, I would have apologized to everyone.

Nick1962 2012-03-05 14:18:11 -0600 Report

Joyce, I hope I'm not too late to aske you to reconsider. I understood what you were trying to say, and I don't think it was intended to be malicious. Sometimes the only way to make a certain point is face to face where you can judge a reaction and quickly respond accordingly. From some of your posts I see that you're someone who will be straightforward, which I like, but your not someone who would attack someone either.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-05 15:04:21 -0600 Report

Nick I was being open and honest. There is more to this than you think. When I read the original post, I knew there was more to it than was written and I knew that the person contributed to the problem. Since then the person has emailed me constantly and I have responded accordingly. I was right because the person finally admitted what role was played on her part. She needs to post what she emailed me out there for everyone to see and clear this up.

I did not attack her at all she put her story out there and she left off an important part. People don't like it when they have to face how their actions contributed to the end result.

If you look at most problems people have, their actions played in some way a contributing factor. Believe me when I say, I have seen people in all kinds of situations and in talking to them they finally admit what they did or did not do.

If you have the same issues repeatedly, you have to ask yourself what did I do to cause this. Once this is accomplished, you have to take steps to change or correct the problem.

Cavie2 turned this into a personal attack. Apparently, something triggered some problem she has and won't face. I am not going to pull an adult on my lap and tell them things will be okay when it isn't if they don't take steps to help themselves.

I will think about this because I have gotten some good help in reading other members post.

Nick1962 2012-03-05 15:26:05 -0600 Report

Oh I'm sure there was a load of stuff that went down behind the scenes, and frankly I stopped reading once things escalated.
Again, I think I understood your original point to be "are you doing all you can to not be in this situation again?" Sometimes that message isn't open to full on sugar coating to be heard. I hope though that we can all just say it was a bad weekend and leave it at that.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-05 15:42:10 -0600 Report

Thanks Nick, I didn't have a bad weekend. In fact I was saving money for a Kindle but I spent part of it to buy tickets for West Side Story. The sound track was removed from the movie and the Symphony is playing it. I saw the Wizard of Oz this way at the symphony hall and it was awesome. I also got a ticket for Carmina Burana. Looks like it will be awhile before I get my kindle but going to the symphony is worth every penny I spent for the tickets.

Nick1962 2012-03-06 08:34:00 -0600 Report

That does sound like a good weekend. West Side Story has always been one of my favorite musicals. I've been lucky enough to play in a few symphonies, Merry Widow and Barber of Seville.
The kindle isn't all it's cracked up to be and you may need a wireles router to download to it (if you don't already have one). The wife bought one this weekend and took it back and exchanged for an inexpensive I-pad.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-06 20:24:59 -0600 Report

I enjoyed the Barber of Seville. I am still upset because I could not get a ticket for Michael Finestein when he came to town. My sister, girlfriend and I got to meet him at his request. He is an amazing performer as is Bette Midler. I have the Kindle App downloaded to my laptop and PC but I get tired of lugging the laptop from room to room to read. She can download the Kindle App free from Amazon's web site to her I-pad. She can then go to or like them on Facebook and download all kinds of free books. I have about free books.

Nick1962 2012-03-07 07:43:45 -0600 Report

I rarely go to concerts anymore but Feinstein is someone I'd see. The last "concert" I went to was Ingrid Michaelson at a small local theter and there were no seats! I came to believe that I'm getting too old for the "hipster scene".
I'm still in the dark ages myself with e-readers and the like (I still have a 10-year-old flip phone) and still prefer the old "analog" paper version of my books.

pixsidust 2012-03-05 12:42:16 -0600 Report

Joyce your voice is just as important as anyones
I am sorry for the conflict.
Temi's feelings were hurt
I know you did not mean to do that
But maybe saying you are sorry for hurting her is the right thing to do
None of us are beyond reproach and none of us beyond forgiveness
I know you are a woman of faith.
How would Christ tell you to be?
There is a bit of humility that we all must have from time to time
You have a chance to show what you are made of.
I know it is fine stuff
You came here for a reason
That reason still remains
So do the people who friended you

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