You have to be careful what you say in a forum like this. I'm pretty much left to your mercy when all you see from me is words and letters. Interpretation of my intent is left up to you. I do usually try to consider that it is the reader's mood more so than my own that determines how my thoughts are received. But I can see how it would be easy for someone who's having a bad day to turn a perfectly fun line of text into smart-alack sarcasm. I usually try to tell you if something is intended to be tongue-in-cheek.
Last night a friend mentioned to me that something I wrote here was being discussed on another blog. Then they told me not to read it. They said it would make me mad. So I didn't. I doubt that I would have gotten angry over it though. I most always try to consider that most folks who share their opinions online and from a distance typically only know bits and pieces about whatever it is they're discussing - even though they usually post as though they have all the details from a reliable source. I'm sure they mean no harm. I hope they don't. Their situation is much like mine. I can't read their spirit, just their words.
UPDATE at 8:00 PM
After saying all of that stuff about the easiness of misreading the intent of words online, I read what I wrote and it sounded sorta short. Maybe my reading mood and my writing mood are not synched up. I hope you understand.
I'm grateful for friends who take the time to ask how things are going and show their love. I also appreciate the opportunity to share the things that are on my mind. That's the point of this journal.