What a frustrating few days for me. I woke up yesterday morning to an inbox full of email. It was my sons birthday and I was expecting to write him an email at work to wish him a Happy Birthday and then call him later, but what I found instead was a lot of email from people that got a crazy email from me (supposedly). I am not going to post the email in here because I don't want this to happen to me again, but I did google it and found that is happening to people on Facebook. I don't play any of the games so not sure how this happened to me. But you know those links that let you post things to Facebook, well I do those, but I am not doing them anymore. It's the only thing I do, but it only takes one time and then they got you. It's a scam. The person who hacked me had an IP address from New York.
In any event is what happened is someone hacked into my Facebook account then took over my gmail email address. I tried to regain control of my Facebook account and I did for about 4 minutes then after I posted I had been hacked or something like that, they kicked me out of my own Facebook site and I was not able to get back in. I contacted Facebook and finally my account was suspended for a few hours until I could proof I was who I said I was. So that is resolved, that was frustrating in itself, but what's really frustrating is having someone in control of your email address and 5 times contacting Gmail and them saying they cannot let me have access to my account because they cannot be sure I am who I say I am. Okay fine and well, how do they plan on finding out I am who I say I am? by me giving them the correct date I joined up with Gmail. Are you kidding me? on top of being hacked & violated, I am violated again, because I don't know the exact day I opened that gmail account. There is only a form to fill out and no place to write a message or what happened to you. It's a question and answer form. Each time I get a reply from them it's another form to fill out because obviously I am not answering my own personal questions correctly such as when I opened the account. Gees the criminals probably know more about you, then you do. Since I used the email for signing up at websites online and for making purchases online I called my credit card company to issue me a new card. I never log in at that email address either because I have it filtered to my service provider email address that I get my Internet connection through. If they had any brains at all, they would see the email address I am telling them to contact me at, is the same address I use as the filter. That in itself proofs it is me, I am sure they have a way to check this. But it's a free address so there is no help for you, in fact I think they want you to give up if you cannot guess all their questions correctly. So I would suggest you dump your gmail account and use a real one or be sure to delete all your emails in your inbox very often and even the deleted messages. I will never have a gmail account again, my whole life is in there.
So on top of this frustration for me, Steve and I have been bombarded with frustrating situations one right after the other for the entire year. It starts to get to you, but I refuse to be a defeatist and I am pulling myself up by my boot straps and moving forward with God. Steve is so frustrated by work situations that are out of his control and I just had to have a good talking to him today about how it's out of his control......... but not God's. This is good advice for me as well. Notice the title of my post is "I woke up". I learned a lot this year and yesterday as well as today. But also yesterday after I woke up I wished I hadn't, I said to myself "why did I get up today?" I got up yesterday because God allowed me one more day, good or bad it's a blessing to wake up each day and be healthy enough to muddle through it. Things could certainly be worse.
Okay well onto something I love to talk about and that is my crafts. I made this adorable Vintage Look Crocheted Beaded Necklace with Wine Red Dahlia Flower, I have to admit this was so fun and I really love it a lot. http://krystalkats.com/jewels/index.php?item=484
I have been working on Christmas gifts and made my daughter Kirsten a purse. My mom hates this fabric it's by Alexander Henry, I am not a fan of the sugar skulls either, but it's what she likes so I made it for her.
Hopefully my kids don't wonder over here this week and see it.
It has lots of pockets inside and I used a Lucite rose flower in pearl green for the closure instead of a button as a cute decoration.
So that is one Christmas gift down. I know I am going to make things for gifts this year and give some gift certificates as well, but it's going to be a light on gifts Christmas, because we have three extra this year to buy for. But not only that my husband has lost a lot of income this year and the in 2009. I feel blessed to be able to have bought the big table and work on the kitchen this year and paint our trim on the house. That is more then we planned to do. House prices are at there all time low here.
Well I do pray all is well your way. I am sorry if you got that strange email. I didn't send it really!