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Important News

Right – it’s Pat here, and I’m stepping in, and I hope am not stepping out of line, but this morning, all the prompt hosts received and email from Yves. 

I replied to her that I would step back up and in, which is why I’m writing this difficult post, even as I haven’t yet heard back from her. I trust and hope she won’t be upset with me.

So the disruption/interruption is this: Yves has received notice that her biological father is dying.

My real dad is dying. He has cancer in his lymph nodes and they believe he won’t last much longer. I have been estranged from my dad because of abuse for 16 years. I Skyped him last night and that was very painful. He did not apologize and told me in a room of his relatives that it was all imaginary.

Given the difficult situation, and certain technical and legal issues, which include power of attorney etc. and the settling of his estate …

I am not in a good place right now.

Yves will be away and needing time. 

So let’s take a few moments and send her our best thoughts, wishes and prayers, light and love. Yves is a very brave and courageous person, and as she struggles with this overwhelming situation, let’s keep her in our hearts, and send her the love and support she needs. 

She has asked that we come together to keep MLMM running as best we can.

So if you guys can band together and work out the prompt situation I would appreciate it, if no one is able please let the followers know that my prompts will be down for a time. I am sorry about the short notice. It is okay to let my followers know what has happened.

MLMM is a creative brainchild that means so much to Yves. It’s a bubbling haven, a source of inspired ideas and an exchange – a community – filled with such incredible diversity and wealth – not only of words, but of people. As the tag line says: “A dose of fetish. Good friends. An incomparable muse.”

So here I am, taking the lead, and I hope I don’t upset anyone in doing so, but I’m calling up the current prompt hosts and asking: how are you set up for the next little while?

I have complete administrative duties here at MLMM – and I can see that at the moment, the prompt hosting is set up as such:

  • Sunday: “open writing prompt” :  ????
  • Monday: Yves – wordle:  – which now needs to be filled – which I am willing to do 
  • Tuesday: NEKNEERAJ – photo prompt
  • Wednesday: Chèvrefeuille – Heeding Haiku
  • Thursday: Michael – Tale Weaver/Fairy Tale
  • Friday: alternating/split: mandibelle16 – Music prompt  and  Dylan Hughes – First Line Friday
  • Saturday: the new prompt host: Sarah – aka weejars – The Saturday Mix

Yves hosts the Monday prompt and alternates every other Sunday – and I don’t know if the latest “prompt host” to “fill in for Oloriel” has been completely sorted out yet. And if need be, I’m willing to step in and do this part as well – either as a solo or sharing or whatever. 

If it has, can the “new” host please let me know – either by replying through the comments here, or sending me an email: scribblersdip@gmail.com

So my question for the prompt hosts? Is everyone set up and okay with their hosting duties and time availabilities etc.? Please let me know. And thank you, to each and every one – for all the time and effort you take to create and share and engage with the readers and players.

And for those friends and participants, the prompt players, thank you too. Together we make the community. So let’s continue by engaging, supporting, creating, and sharing.

And let’s keep Yves in our hearts until she is ready to be with us again. 💕💕💕

thanks for your time ~ Pat


About scribblersdip

I like weeds and words. I'm chaos theory in motion. I'm ironic and hilarious. I think garden dirt under fingernails is smart and no hands should be callus free. I play with plants and dictionaries.

42 comments on “Important News

  1. julespaige
    August 31, 2017

    Thank you for letting the community know how we can support Yves at this time.
    I’ve sent a private email with some flower photos.

    While I’m not good with stepping up to prompt host – and have been cutting back on those prompts I do tackle – if I can help in a behind the scenes way… Please let me know.

    • scribblersdip
      August 31, 2017

      thank you Jules 🙂

      I’m sure Yves will appreciate your thoughts and support.

      As for your offer, thank you – I think, once I get some feedback from the hosts, things should be okay. All in all, it’s just about sorting out some fine tuning – seeing if the prompt gap is filled.
      As for the rest? It’ll all work itself out – we’re a great bunch of people here, everyone – so I’m sure we can get through this.

      Thanks again Jules 🙂

  2. pensitivity101
    August 31, 2017

    Thoughts are with Yves at this difficult time.

    • scribblersdip
      August 31, 2017

      thanks Di – I’m sure it is most appreciated

  3. Rall
    August 31, 2017

    Sad news about Yves. I hope her recovery will be swift.. If you want to share the wordle on Monday I will help out with that one. Leave your email address in the comment section of my blog. I will not publish it.

    • scribblersdip
      August 31, 2017

      thanks Rall – I’m sure Yves will appreciate all good thoughts.

      I appreciate your offer – and I’ll stop in later, at your blog, when I have a better handle on things to let you know 🙂

  4. Lorraine
    August 31, 2017

    Although I shouldn’t (as you know), if you need a hand, let me know. As for Michael, he has been scheduling ahead (didn’t know when you would hear from him due to time differences.
    I will send Yves an email, and keep her in my thoughts and heart. So sorry she is having to deal with this.

    • scribblersdip
      August 31, 2017

      I’m sure Yves will appreciate all the support and good thoughts 🙂

      And thanks for the offer – I *think* everything will be pretty smooth sailing, in terms of hosting etc. – I’m just trying to confirm a few odds and ends – and that’s about the size of it. So I’ll holler if necessary – and thank you 🙂

      • Lorraine
        September 1, 2017

        You are most welcome. Holler when needed, if needed at all.
        Yves has left mlmm in good hands!

      • scribblersdip
        September 1, 2017

        I’ll try to get to your email later – but I’m beginning to cramp up – poor posture and all that …. long day here :S …. but so far, everything is under control. 🙂

      • Lorraine
        September 1, 2017

        No rush — says much the same as in my comments. So, take a break — I’ve yet to finish my longer one!

      • scribblersdip
        September 1, 2017

        LOL – I’m getting a headache 😉 – too many email addies and irons in my fire – LOL – and hey, no hurries or worries on my end 🙂

      • Lorraine
        September 1, 2017

        Don’t burn your fingers, lol. Just use the fire to warm your tootsies and tea.

      • scribblersdip
        September 1, 2017

        *snorting* – damn well near cold enough to turn on the heat!

      • Lorraine
        September 6, 2017

        ouch for august/early September!

      • scribblersdip
        September 6, 2017

        no kidding – the weather is all over the place right now, but I’m okay with it – beats winter any day :S

  5. Lorraine
    August 31, 2017

    Oops, email me through my gmail account. I don’t check Yahoo regularly.

    • scribblersdip
      August 31, 2017

      no problems – I’ll keep that in mind 🙂

  6. rugby843
    August 31, 2017

    I can’t do the setup but I will provide some ideas if you wish. Sent an email.

    • scribblersdip
      August 31, 2017

      thanks and we’re all squared away now 🙂

  7. georgeplace2013
    August 31, 2017

    Sending love and prayers for Yves.

    • scribblersdip
      August 31, 2017

      thanks Debi 🙂 all good thoughts help

  8. weejars
    August 31, 2017

    Have emailed you Pat

    • scribblersdip
      August 31, 2017

      thanks Sarah – got it 🙂

  9. Michael
    September 1, 2017

    Good you have stepped up as you have Pat. The TW is ok, I am a few weeks ahead.
    Let me know if there is anything I can do.
    Take care of you too.

    • scribblersdip
      September 1, 2017

      thanks Michael for your offer – I saw you’re go to go for the next stretch – great stuff – and so far, everything is okay. 🙂

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  11. Jael Sook
    September 1, 2017

    Okay, now I’m on the right page, post. My prayers go up for Yves–I was not able to act as courageously and honorably as she is doing. Kudos to you, Pat, for stepping up–my prayers include those for you, that you may have energy and spirit for the task. Thank you.

    • scribblersdip
      September 1, 2017

      We ALL do as best we can, in whatever situations come our way, especially regarding past issues of abuse – it’s not easy, but there is NEVER one right way – so don’t be hard on yourself.

      thank you and everyone has been great – and is great – team effort 🙂

      And yes, Yves does appreciate all the good thoughts, prayers and wishes – energy travels.

      • Jael Sook
        September 1, 2017

        I have to confess to a bit of selfishness, as I hadn’t wanted you to disappear–but of course I want you to take care of yourself–at any rate, you’re here for a bit longer, so Yaaayyy! ❤

      • scribblersdip
        September 1, 2017

        LOL but smiling …. it’s okay, I’m always around – just not writing, other than for prompts …. as in creating them …. that’s okay too 🙂

      • Jael Sook
        September 2, 2017

        The downside of creating prompts, though–I’m assuming–is that then you have so many posts to read and comment on!!! Yikes–you were hoping for a break, girlfriend!

      • scribblersdip
        September 2, 2017

        LOL – well, reading is part of the pleasure, and not everyone who hosts has the time or inclination, so I try my best – as I think, most do anyhow …. so part of it though, really, is the actual readers and people who respond – they too often spend ( I was about to write – a Godly amount of) time reading and commenting. So, you know, we all do as we can – and that’s all there is to it 🙂

      • Jael Sook
        September 2, 2017


  12. mindlovemisery
    September 1, 2017

    Reblogged this on mindlovemisery and commented:

    Also a poem

    I died today as all the days before.
    Tomorrow I will die again
    but I am not certain that it will last.
    No one will mourn for me
    I have held on beyond expectation.
    No one is taught how to be happy
    and no one is happy indefinitely.
    I am grateful for my wounds
    for the blood which colors them
    like a sunset mid tantrum.

    I have learned the nature of regret,
    of the shadows tendency to cling
    to my articulation points
    and of how painful it can be to breathe
    when the lungs are grasping at nothing.

    I walk an ambiguous path
    every impression its own miracle,
    every impression buried deep beneath
    the surface’s idle and fictitious monuments.
    I am not remarkable in any way
    and I am in no way lonelier
    for the absences I have endured.

    The journey hastens and at its conclusion
    a hungry mouth cinches in like a noose.
    I am forgotten within its vacuum,
    within the tepid silhouettes that spill
    haphazardly into the light when no one is looking.
    Why do we always hunt for love in the dark?
    My soul is grey and faceless,
    an umbilicus unplugged from the source.

    Freedom is another kind of prison
    one that offers choices but no perfect answer.
    The key is in the lock but I will not turn it.
    I know this door, its texture and breadth,
    its contents are unsustainable
    and I have been made to eat the refuse
    of countless beginnings.

    I know this room which has no heart
    but wears my suffering in the theatrics
    of its dull red paint.
    This room which faces inwards
    contains no windows
    and offers no hints whatsoever to the outside.

    I am crushed within its fathoms,
    within its corners like inverted blades.
    I find myself unnecessary,
    an inconvenience to even those
    eager to pass with me in time.
    I endure and in moments of anguish
    I see that I too am a stranger.

    • scribblersdip
      September 1, 2017

      be well and safe my friend

      and what a breath-taking poem (more in an email)

  13. Victo Dolore
    September 1, 2017

    Sending love and support and hugs.

    • scribblersdip
      September 1, 2017

      thank you – I’m sure it’s very much appreciated

  14. readinpleasure
    September 1, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Yves. Please be comforted know that this too shall pass. God bless you 🙂

    • scribblersdip
      September 1, 2017

      thanks for taking some time to comment and send Yves your thoughts and prayers

    September 4, 2017

    I just dropped an email to Yves.
    Just letting you know that I’ll be taking care of the Tuesday prompt as usual.

    • scribblersdip
      September 4, 2017

      thanks 🙂 and I’m sure Yves will appreciate your thoughts and email

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