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My first blog...

So here I go... blogging.  Not sure what to blog about... of course there are lots of things that I could go on about but doubt very seriously that anyone (including me) would really be interested.  That said... away I go!

Given that this IS my first attempt I figure that saying a bit about me is probably appropriate (for those of you who have read my profile, please forgive the blatent plagerism of my profile info).

I am the survivor of a brain aneursym rupture, 2 strokes, and 7 brain surgeries . I turned to my 'crafty side' as a sort-of therapy... over the years I've pursued this 'therapy' more and more and finally decided to make it 'official' by starting my own selling pages.  Please don't refer to me as 'brave' or 'strong' as I don't think of myself that way.  In my view, life is an adventure full of trials and joys.  I don't know what it's like to NOT have gone through this... I just put one foot in front of the other every day, doing the best I can.  I think everyone does this with the road blocks they face every day.  Each day I find something good to share... because no matter how bad things may seem there is always something good in life.  You just have to look harder some days.

I am a stay-at-home doggie mom to the PuppyPosse and call my little biz Slo-Dawg Specialties.  The 'company' is run by Wilma - a Basset Hound who, after a short career and and over the road truck dog, retired. Pepper, the senior member of the group, is a German Shorthair - she's very enthusiastic about everything but, unfortunately, suffers from ADD and doesn't focus on any one thing for very long. Pebbles & Barney are Springer Spaniels - they 'supervise,' which basically consists of staring at me while I'm crafting. April, at just one year old, is the baby of the Bored of Directors - she likes when I spend time crafting 'cause I'm sitting on the couch and she can cuddle right up and check my supplies for quality. Last but not least is Cowboy - a feline hired under affirmative action, he thinks that we are all peasants and has complete disdain for anything that doesn't revolve around him.

I guess I've gone on long enough about me... Not sure what I'll blog about next time - thinking it'll probably be something about social networking - but you never know!

Have a great day everyone and remember:

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."-Edward Hoagland

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Jacks | July 4th 2011 at 1309804237

Well done.. !
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309804892

Thank you!! Thanks for stopping by!
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Patty   | July 4th 2011 at 1309805102

Very well written... Great Job!!
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309805167

Thank you Patty! I appreciate the feedback...
twysp2 | July 4th 2011 at 1309806568

What a wonderful blog! I just love your doggies and kitty being a major part of your life and the postitions they hold in your business. Wishing you all the best on Addoway and everywhere.
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309806910

Thank you Marla - I really wanted a 'family' business! lol
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Jackie Johnson | July 4th 2011 at 1309809112

I love it! Sounds like you have the perfect group of employees!!
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309809479

Well, Jackie, working with family isn't all chew toys & dog biscuits, but we try to work out our differences... usually, I give in to what they want - easier that way. For instance, right now I'm trying to figure out what color combo/causes I want to represent in my next scarf and April is insisting that it's break time and I should REALLY rub her belly. No April NO - I've got to figure this out.... Really? You're going to look at me with that cute Basset face and those BIG brown eyes.... OK OK... break time!
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Larry (R Sales Online)   | July 4th 2011 at 1309811311

So nice to hear your testimony about surviving a brain aneurism, Not many can say that. My wife is a 14 years Colon cancer survivor, God bless you
Brian J Wood
Brian J Wood | July 4th 2011 at 1309812051

WTG J. You broke the ice. I like the "So here I go..." part the best
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309813877

Thank you Larry & Brian for the read and the comments.

Larry - I look at my adventure this way: I won't every win the State Lottery because I already won! And to your wife I send positive thoughts and prayers - a survivor too!

Brian - thank you.... figured it couldn't hurt anything if I just gave it a shot! I wouldn't have done it if you hadn't (albeit, perhaps, unknowingly) motivating me!

J | July 4th 2011 at 1309814006

I love it all . . . especially the line about the "Bored of Directors". I'm a dog/cat person myself, so I can really appreciate where you're coming from. Best wishes and Happy July 4. Kisses to all the critters.

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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309814272

Thank you catsmom!! My life has 'gone to the dogs (and cat)' and I wouldn't have it any other way!! Couldn't wish for better business partners! A Happy 4th to you too - ear scritches all around!
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JewelsThings   | July 4th 2011 at 1309814581

What a GREAT first blog! If I wasn't a biped, I'd apply for a job ; )
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309815284

LMAO! We at Slo-Dawg don't discriminate... the 'compensation', however, is a bit fuzzy (and wiggly, and tail waggy, and wet nosed). Is not for everyone...
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Ayuni Gifts of the World | July 4th 2011 at 1309819396

"I just put one foot in front of the other every day, doing the best I can"

I tend to think of my life that way too........ hoping I'm going in the right direction.
I love your descriptions of the members of your "puppy posse" - you are obviously surrounded by alot of love!
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Catherine   | July 4th 2011 at 1309819495

What a wonderful first blog post - looks like you have been blogging forever! Look forward to your next ones :)
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309820156

Thank you ayunigifts & Catherine!

ayunigifts - I AM surrounded by a lot of love (and dog hair)... I tend to not worry to much about whether I'm headed in the right direction so much as that I'm headed forward!

Catherine - I think I've been 'blogging in my mind' for years - just didn't know it was blogging!!

Thank you for stopping by you 2!
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Ruben Porras   | July 4th 2011 at 1309822705

Nice words! I am a survivor also! I have a shiny new liver and I beat Cancer. I will be reading!
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309826102

Thank you Ruben! Congrats on beating Cancer! I'm glad to hear that you'll be reading - hopefully I'll be able to make it worth doing so!
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Viki Twyman   | July 4th 2011 at 1309830058

Well Jeanette, you are certainly off to a good start!! I loved your blog. Hopefully we will meet all of your furry family members in your blog. Your basset is just the cutest thing!!
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Slo-Dawg Crochet | July 4th 2011 at 1309834118

Thank you Viki - and Wilma says thank you for the compliment! I'm sure that you'll get a chance to get to know the PuppyPosse through my ramblings... I mean bloggings!
Fredrick Nijm
Fredrick Nijm | July 5th 2011 at 1309886158

This is a great first blog. Thank you for sharing this all with us. Looking forward to learning more in the weeks, months, years to come.
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Silvia Shepard   | July 6th 2011 at 1310001485

Jeanette, I love your blog. You're a very creative writer. I'm having the same problem with artfire for I don't think the connections work well to find the shops. If I enter festivebazaar it tells me I don't exist. Have you tried Etsy? The navigating is much easier, but I don't like the idea of re-enlisting every four months an hitting you with a bill. Tough business--the Internet. Will you keep blogging? You should look into tumblr to put your wonderful quotes. It's a lot of fun. Keep me posted. Silvia "Festive Bazaar".

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