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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Walking the Dog

I know this post is really out of order and probably should have been one of the first ones, but that's not how my brain works ....... hahahaha. Does it really matter anyway, probably not :-)

As I was out walking the dog this afternoon I was thinking why do people start blogs?? Why did I want to start a blog? I don't know a lot of people, I have a lot of FBF (Facebook Friends), but their not real friends, so why do we do it and how do we get people to read it or do we even care??

Well the conclusion I came to is nothing and nobody :-) I know that sounds horrible, but in all honesty I am doing this blog for myself. I am getting older, my children are growing up and moving out. All but two, one is still at home, he is the youngest and the oldest, well that's a whole other book. My oldest committed suicide 7 1/2 years ago 2 months before he would have turned 22. I'm not afraid to talk about it anymore, so if anyone out there is having problems or just needs a shoulder, I am here for you! As a survivor I know what it's like to have people walk around you like they are walking on egg shells. Anyway, back to the what I was saying, I finally decided to create the blog for me, it would track accomplishments and share them with anyone willing to look :-) I also think that it will be great therapy, to help my brain from completely shutting down ........ well that's what it feels like sometimes. There are days that I can't keep my eyes open for more than 10 minutes, and there are the days that I don't want to keep them open because the light hurts too much from the severe migraine attack that has just hit! So if I do get some followers and there aren't any posts for a few days, don't panic, I'm just having a bad day :-).

Well, now that it's taken 2 days to write this post I think I should probably post it ...... LOL. Writing was never a strong point of mine, sorry :-)

Have a great day tomorrow!!

PS - I started a Gumpaste flower class and of course I forgot my camera so I will have to post the results when I get the flowers finished and wrapped in a spray. The next class starts on Monday and it will be Cattleya Orchid and Tiger Lily.


  1. Hello Annette,
    I think your work is beautiful and you're blog is very well put together! I fully agree that I started mine for myself too and if someone should fall upon it and find some inspiration or idea to create something...great! But, I'm 55 retired and making cards and special packaging and glass etching and vinyl just makes me feel good! Sorry for your loss. I know as I get older I'm losing more and more loved ones around me also, I just keep telling myself that it's all part of life's plan!

    Keep up the good work and take care.

  2. Hi Julie,

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments, they are very encouraging :-) It does feel good to do this stuff just for me if no one else that's for sure!

    I tried to post a comment on your blog but I was unable to I'm not sure why?? Very strange, I even tried on a couple of different posts thinking maybe it was just one. Anyway, just thought I should let you know, (great blog by the way)


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