Smile at what? Although there is a lot of tragedy in our world, there is still a lot to smile about. One thing that makes me smile is the amazing blogging community…you!
It is so awesome meeting people from all around the world. Most people who follow me have a love for animals as I do and I always love meeting fellow animal lovers. But that isn’t the only community I am part of. I follow and have connected with photographers, artists, authors, & foodies. I have connected with someone who makes jewelry in Spain, an author in Canada, and the artist I am featuring in today’s post from the UK. I connected with her on Facebook, which is another great community of people.
The talent out there is so much fun to see and even more awesome to be able to share with my followers as I am today. The following painting is by Clair Green. It is of her cat, Jasmine, in her favorite spot in the garden.
Hello all! I hope you are enjoying this holiday season so far. I am trying my best to stay positive. I took some vacation time from work because this is my favorite time of year. Two days into my time off I realized my refrigerator and freezer had completely died and I had to throw away every single item. Every day since then has been waiting for maintenance people. The refrigerator doors had to be switched around because they opened the wrong way for my kitchen set up. Also, while trying to get the new refrigerator in place it was discovered the cabinets above are beginning to fall.
My kitchen and dining room are in disarray. All I want is to put everything back together, but I can’t yet. This is definitely not what I planned for my time off. At least I finally was able to go get some new groceries, so I can eat more than soup and crackers. 🙂
Through all of this, I have been reminding myself there could be much worse things to deal with and that this time of year isn’t about me. I can choose to still have joy.
So there, now that I have finished my rant of the day, I actually wanted to share some things from November. In November I was sent by one of my Facebook friends a seven day black and white photo challenge. It was only for fun, it didn’t need to be anything fancy or professional. This was alot of fun for me because I love playing with pictures. I also had been invited by Katzenworld to do a guest blog post about my sweet Cino. So, I combined sharing the news and the black and white photo challenge by creating the image below. Be sure to read all of the headline snippets too. 🙂
You may have noticed I changed my header. I am still working on it and will still make a few more small changes to it. It’s nice to see it LIVE and then I can decide what changes need to be made. It’s also possible Continue reading →
I wanted to let you know that we are still around. 🙂 Things have been a bit busy. This is a busy time of year at my job, there are things I am trying to resolve at the place I live, I am working on a logo for my friends photography business, and I have been photographing, editing, and enlarging some of my own photos to frame.
Besides those things, I have been doing a lot of thinking. My sister’s death has really made me take a look at my life and I am at a bit of a crossroads right now.
Hello all! I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Crystal from Welcome To Crystal’s Site (Originally Country Living). This is the first nomination for a blogger’s award for me, so I am not exactly sure what this is all about. It seems that it is bloggers recognizing each other and letting them know that you enjoy and appreciate their blog. So if I have it right, then thank you Crystal. I appreciate it.
Many of you know that I started this blog as a project for school while earning my Web Design Certificate. After I finished school I didn’t continue with blogging very regularly, I think mainly because I was so sick of being on a computer (I was on it at work and then at night for school for a few years), but then one day I realized that maybe I was onto something.
I have always considered myself to be, I guess you could say, lost in this world. Never quite figuring out what I wanted to do, but I always dreamt it would be something with animals. For me it wasn’t to be a veterinarian, a zookeeper or anything like that. I knew it was some kind of advocacy; fighting and standing up for animals. I just couldn’t figure it out. That’s when I realized my blog could be something. While it isn’t a “job”, it is a way for me to do what I love; to help animals, spread the word, and connect with other animal lovers. Continue reading →