My First Blogging Experience

My First Blog. I've written down 3 words and already have writers block... give me a few minutes and i'm sure i'll think of something to say (apparently, i always do!).

New to this blogging think (i always have been a little behind the curve), I finally decided that i'd go for it - and not get stuck on the fact that i can't imagine why anyone would care what i have to say... If nothing else, I can use it as more of a diary (without the sordid secret details, of course)!

That said, I know i'm supposed to write about the epiphanys that i had today - and the groundbreaking knitting ideas i had. But, to be honest, I'm a little embarrased to know that people will be reading the way my goofy brain works... maybe i should put up a picture of my neighbor instead of me - and then people will think it's her goofy brain!

Sidetrack - our dogs (see photo above) are constantly wrestling. Is this normal? Right now, as i type, Wiley (the shepherd) is wagging his tail and trying to get Buddy to wrestle with him. He takes a few steps forward and pounces a bit - then gives a goodnatured growl. Buddy must be tired today, cause he's not falling for it. Dogs... Am i the only one in the world that just can't get enough of them? Of looking at their photos - and giving them pets? If they were small enough, i'd put them in my pockets and take them everywhere with me. I guess that's the theme of this first blog - that i love my dogs and that they are a HUGE part of my life.

I gotta say - this blogspot application is amazing! I had no idea you could add video (there's one of the dogs below) - and lots of pictures - and change the colors and fonts of every little piece. I've only been "blogging" for 10 minutes and already love it! And i'm excited to share parts of my life with you over the next few years - I can't wait to tell you all about our house (how we got snow last night - March 30th), our dogs (wiley loves stuffed animals and Buddy loves the tennis ball), our recent life-changing trip to Alaska, my wonderful grandfather (my best friend for most of my life, he lives in Virginia and i get to visit him 2 weeks every year - i'm so lucky), and ... last, but not least, the craft and business that has changed my entire existence: JimmyBeansWool.Com.
Stay tuned - there's more to come!

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  1. Well, it is nice to see that you have fun once in a while!! Of course who is chasing whom? Our customers will love seeing this! Jeanne

  2. I think that you are getting more exercise than the dogs!! Fun! It is good to see the models for all the knitted items on the website in action. Sally

  3. Welcome to the blogoshpere. I like it here too. A link to your store has been on my sidebar since I started blogging. Tonight, I saw your blurb on the store site about your blog and decided to visit. I also ordered 2 skeins of tofutsies. Don't tell anyone, but I'm honing my weapons and skills for Sock Wars III. I plan a little practice in the next few weeks. You don't disappoint on delivery so I try to buy from you.

    BTW, I spend a few weeks a year in VA too. At my sisters place. I love Virginia and the blue ridge mountains.

    Enjoy your blog. It's fun.

  4. Ha ha - i won't tell anyone - i promise!! Ugh - takes me more than 2 years to finish a pair of socks, so i don't think i'd fare well in that contest. :)
    Talk to you soon!!

  5. I'm enjoying your blog and always enjoy your website. I've done a couple of pairs of socks using the magic loop method. I've been knitting a little over a year now, and it is my passion second in line to my 2 dogs. I love the way Wiley and Buddy model your creations! BTW, it's still cool here in Bend, Oregon and Mt. Bachelor still has a 173 inch base! The skiers are happy. The daffodils in my yard tell me that spring is arriving. A perfect day starts with a walk with Daisy and Oscar and ends with me curled up on the sofa knitting with 2 wet noses to keep me company. Happy knitting and have a sparkling day!

  6. Love your blog and dog pics! What fun!!

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