Thursday, June 12, 2008

The First One..........


School's out and the first thing on the to-do list is to create my own blog site. Well, check that off the list!! An hour of messing around on the computer and I have a blog site, have imported pictures, and am making my first post. Amazing!


So, what is my purpose for this site? Well, that remains to be seen. Last December, while mindlessly roaming the internet and looking for places to remind me of my wonderful trip to Europe I had taken in the summer, I stumbled on http://merisi.blogspot.com/ and a door to a new world was opened. "Blogging, what's that?" (as my darling teenager rolls her eyes at me and sighs) "I've got to check this out and how can I become a part of it?" And the rest is history. I received a digital camera as a birthday present at the beginning of the year. Merisi's site has encouraged me to look at my everyday world in a new light.........there's so much beauty around us and things to be thankful for.....one just needs to slow down and change the way one looks at things......and now the dog runs away when he hears me turn on the camera! A new hobby has emerged....photography.....which blends nicely with my other hobby, scrap booking. I hope to use this site as a place to share my pictures and my thoughts, and maybe strengthen my creative writing skills while I'm at it. Should I make some new acquantainces along the way, even better! As I've mentioned already, Merisi has inspired me to change my perception of my every day life and Alisa from http://lifeisabeautifulplacetobe.blogspot.com/ has awakened the creative spirit inside me that has been buried for way to long. Next on my list of things to do is find my grandmother's old buttons and handkerchiefs, Alisa! Thank you ladies for adding a whole new dimension to my world!


So, I guess there's nothing left to do tonight but to hit the COMPOSE button. My site has many things left to be done with it, but it will just have to wait for another day. A last thought for the end of a very long day........"Anyone who has never made a mistake is someone who has never tried anything new." ~ Albert Einstein........here's to trying something new!!!

3 comments:

Merisi said...

Dear Allie,
I am as happy as can be that you have started to blog, with a Yellow Rose of Texas, of all things beautiful, congratulations!
I wish you the fun and joy, and yes, inspiration, blogging can bring, and much much more,
with my very best wishes,
Merisi

Alisa said...

Congratulations Allie! It's an amazing world out here in blogland and I'm so happy you are now a part of it!
Hugs,
Alisa

Sherry/Cherie said...

Welcome to blogging...now that you're here, you'll be hooked!!!