Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey girls. It's the blondie giraffe Glenda here again! I've also posted a new fake mistress alert on the forums, that I hope people will look at, but that's not what this post is about. This is much more cheerful!

On behalf of myself, the other admins and Melissa and Renee, we hope you all have a very enjoyable and happy Thanksgiving!

We've said it often before but, regardless of whatever we do behind the scenes to keep the place operational, the real fact is that this place wouldn't exist if it wasn't for all of you. Thank you for contributing in every way that you do - whether big or small, it all counts. Thank you for being friendly and welcoming, thank you for telling wonderfully creative stories, and thank you for being so supportive to one another. The fact that LiL has been going for about 12 years now is testament to the time and energy that our users continuously spend here. So big thanks to all of you!

Happy Hugs

Also, to dominate the remainder of this post on a selfish, personal note, the end of this month marks my own 10th anniversary here. Yes, really! I was a very shy newbie when I joined back in November 2006, aided in my induction by the sadly-missed Lola, and embarking on a loving relationship with my gorgeous roommate Vivian. Back in those early days, I never imagined that I would still be here after all this time, would meet so many people and get involved with so many stories, or that I would get involved behind the scenes. It's been a wonderful journey of learning and discovery without a doubt.

I know I haven't been involved with the RP side very much since we moved to this new site - primarily because real-life threw a few unwanted curveballs my way, but also because I felt I'd done as much as I could with my character at the time I stopped. But I do have very fond memories of the stories I was involved with and all the characters I met, and I do miss that side of things very much. But I was right to take a break from it. I'm satisfied that my decision, albeit a difficult one forced on me by circumstances, was the right one. Trying to tell stories for the sake of it, when my mind wasn't on it, wouldn't have worked. So I am very sorry I haven't been involved so much - I know I've been missed, and I miss being involved just as much.

This place has also taught me a huge amount about my girly side in real-life, as those who remember my Glenda's Moments thread will testify. There was no bigger journey of discovery for me than that, and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who gave me support and encouragement during that period. It was a completely amateur adventure, but I learnt a huge amount from it, about feminine things and about myself and my capabilities, and I had enormous fun in the process. I highly doubt I would have been brave enough to do a lot of the things I did without everyone behind me like that. Similarly, when fate did conspire to make things difficult for me in RL, everyone rallied round me, and this place became a valuable haven of friendship to get away to.

So thank you - to all my close friends here who have been so supportive and fun over the years, to all the people I've only met in passing who have been so friendly, and even those of you I've never met who I see having fun here. There are far too many of you to thank individually by name. However, I do, of course have to single out Melissa and Renee. I know you're both busy, and I know you might not see this. But if you do, thank you ever so much for creating this amazing space, in which so much fun and love and support and creativity has flourished over the years. It's meant a huge amount to me, and has done so much for me, just as it has for many others. It's appreciated more than words or donations can adequately convey.

In short, this community is incredibly special, and I love you all very, very much. You're an amazing bunch of people, and I'm very lucky and honoured to have been a part of this wonderful family for a decade already. Thank you!

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If you want to help me celebrate my 10th anniversary, the girls in M&R and Lacy have been setting up parties for me - and thank you to everyone who has got involved with them, particularly Akane and Jacqeuline who have been leading the groups on each site, but also to all the other participants. It's wonderful to see a few old faces that are still around from my early days.

Each party will be a surprise for my character IC, but not for me OOC as having a celebration was my suggestion, lol! I have missed doing the RP, so I wanted to celebrate my anniversary by having fun reuniting with some old friends, and making a few new ones too. This isn't the start of a major return to RP on my part, at least not at the moment - I can't devote the time and focus to that at present, tempting though it could end up being. But I am looking forward to dipping my toes back in the water again for this party, to see how I get on.

You can get to the party threads by clicking the links below:

Glenda's M&R Party

Glenda's Lacy Party

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Ok, I'll stop talking about myself now. Thank you for everything you do for this place, all of you, and please have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Grin

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Jacqueline's picture

Thank you Glenda and a very happy Thanksgiving to you too. And also a very happy 10th anniversary of your arriving at the Lacy Place. Thank you for all your help and also for your friendship over the years. You are truly a jewel of LiL.
Your friend
Jacqueline

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Glenda's picture

Oh, wow, two parties! That's ever so sweet of you, thank you Jacqueline! I'll get to that shortly. :)

You arguably do way more than me in this place, as you've met and befriended far more people than I've ever been able to, through your welcoming, tutoring, inducting, support, storytelling, magazines, etc. It's fair to say that Lacy wouldn't be Lacy without you so heavily involved from its outset, and I don't think a lot of people realise just how much you do. But I know, so thank you for everything you put into this place. Happy Thanksgiving! :D

Hugs

Emma Peel's picture

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and happy 10th anniversary Glenda!

(I can hardly believe I've been here nearly 4 years!)

Loe
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Glenda's picture

Thank you Emma! Time certainly flies when you're having fun!

Happy

Xanthe Altheia's picture

Happy Thanks giving to all my American friends here at LiL.

Big hugs to Glenda and have a happy 10th Anniversary .

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Glenda's picture

Thank you Xanthe! Big hugs to you too!

Hugs

Misty's picture

HAPPY 10th anniversary Glenda

im apparently only one year way from that my self (gasp )

And also HAPPY thanksgiving ya al (GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE )

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Glenda's picture

Thanks Misty! Like Jacqueline, you do a lot around here, so thank you for all the time and effort you put in to befriending and supporting people, as well as keeping an eye out for issues that need attention. It's always much appreciated.

Happy

Miss Jaclyn Rosendahl's picture

My dear Glenda,

  Many many thanks for all you do. 10 years even! Wow.

Love you, and stay cute!,

To everyone here,

  A very happy Thanksgiving to you. May your goose be cooked, or however you prefer to celebrate your fetish.

Love you all,
  — Jaclyn

Glenda's picture

Thanks Jaclyn! I know you haven't been around much of late, so hope all's well. We may not have had the chance to play together properly, but you've taught me and others a lot of useful things, with the writing and technical skills you have, as well as being great at RP and storytelling. So thank you for being such an integral part of this place and my time here. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Hugs

shari_sucks's picture

Happy Anniversary Glenda,
I am a relative newbie here, and don't know you much, but I am happy for you that you found your pleasure and passion here! I hope I do too someday!
Enjoy!

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Glenda's picture

I'm sure you will Shari, thank you for your kind words! The more you settle in and get used to things, and the more friends you make as a consequence, the easier it gets. And then the time just passes quicker and quicker! So I hope you continue enjoying yourself!

Happy

Amanda Wells's picture

For my Angel Guard at LIL: Happy Anniversary!

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Huggles

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Glenda's picture

Aw, that's lovely, thank you Amanda! You've put a huge amount into this place as well, including some help with a bit of bug-squashing, and are a good friend, so thank you!

Hugs

Mechelle's picture

Firstly,a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends here. You will have to buy new lingerie if you eat too much turkey, so take care!

Secondly, Congratulations to you, Glenda, on your ten years here. You won't remember, but, six years ago I wrote a very good introductory post, if I say so myself, but its first reply was by somebody else who was new and made a silly OOC comment, but it looked as if my post had been picked up. However, you did spot that and ensured I had a proper thread and induction. Without that, I might just have walked away, so thanks again.

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Glenda's picture

Thank you Mechelle! I don't remember all the inductions I did, of course, I did so many! But I'm very humbled and happy to be reminded that I played such a key part in your arrival here. Thanks! And I'm very glad you've continued to have fun here for so many years since! Hugs

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I know that I am new to the site and this community. But I have to express to you Glenda how amazing my time has been this far. I have never felt more welcomed and safe than I do here. Thank you for all you have done and thank you for letting me be apart of it.

Glenda's picture

Thank you honey, you are very welcome indeed. I'm very pleased to hear that you're enjoying yourself so much!
Happy

Miss Grey's picture

Happy Birdday and Congratulation Glenda. I know some of your pain about how rl can sucker punch you. I took a year off after some hard times in my life. But LIL was never far from my heart. I miss the support and friendships. So after returning the girls welcomed me back with open arms. Even you welcome me back although we barely knew each other. So thanks for all you do. And thanks to the others as well.

Peace and love you big giraffe.
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Glenda's picture

Thank you Miss Grey! It certainly was a big curveball that RL threw me a few years ago. Although, after much perseverance and patience, we are hopefully turning it into a big positive now. As one door closes, another door opens, as the saying goes. That second door just needed a key to unlock it, some oil on the hinges and then one big shove to get it open! I'm glad everyone here was so supportive to you through your own struggles, though I'm not surprised either, given how wonderful everyone here is, yourself included.
Hugs

Glenda's picture

Ok, the party threads are now open! Thank you to everyone involved in organising them, I'm genuinely very touched!
Happy

Glenda's M&R Party

Glenda's Lacy Party

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renee's picture

Happy belated Turkey day! Thank you Glenda for taking care of the place in our absence.

Lissa says she will return soon. We have had some life complications. Most of them good but it puts a damper on our time especially hers.

I hope everyone is happy, safe and well. I am very thankful for being able to login here and see everyone being so fun and positive and awesome.

XXoX

-ren

renee's picture

oh and happy 10th. Seems like only yesterday !

Glenda's picture

Thanks Ren, it's my pleasure to help, I'm glad I've been able to give back so much for all the wonderful things this place of yours has given me. Much love to you and Lissa as always!
Happy Kiss Hugs Grin

Jacqueline's picture

Hello Renee. It's great to hear from you. I'd like to wish you and Melissa Happy Holidays. And thank you again for the awesome image used every month in the Lacy Place Magazine.
Hugs
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stina's picture

A late happy thanksgiving to everybody:)
And my warmest congratiolations on your 10th LiL anniversary, Glenda.
I am sorry rl will be keeping me from participating in the party threads celebrating the occasion...
Warm hugs
stina

Glenda's picture

Not a problem Stina, I'm not expecting everyone to attend, that wouldn't be practical! I'm just about keeping up as it is, lol!

Just your congratulations means enough, it's been wonderful to know you and see you around over my years here. So thank you!
Hugs