About My Blogging World

So who am I, and why should you care about my blogging world?

Good question. I sit in the middle of the country in Nebraska, but have a world wide view on life.  Connecticut is my home state where I grew up and went to high school, I then took the leap and moved 1500 miles at age 17 to Oklahoma for college, then upon graduation moved north because I just couldn’t take two weeks of 100F weather during the summer.

Oklahoma State University did provide me with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science/Business and that has served me well and for twenty years I was involved in some way in the pet or animal health industry. My many career and jobs included working at a veterinary teaching hospital (Okla State), veterinary clinic, nutritional research laboratory, pharmaceutical company, pet store (Fish Bowl), farmers co-op (Farmland), pet food manufacturer (Oxbow Animal Health),  swine equipment distributor, and a pet product distributor. Whew! So I love all things pets, including the people that go with them.

My travels have taken me to just about every state in America and I’ve been fortunate to visit England, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and Canada. I love to travel, I love the beach!

Why 3 Quarters Today?

I get very passionate about things in life, my husband once said, “Boy, stick a quarter in you and wind you up!”, my response, “Yup, and you can only take 3 quarters of me in a day” If you’re interested in more about how the 3 Quarters theory applies to my life you can read it in more detail, it’s a lot longer than one sentence. So hence I started blogging my life to record and curate my passions in one location.

I’m passionate about many things but I’d have to start with the internet. That’s one of my “Quarters”. My journey online started in 1991, when there was very little to see. How many remember CompuServe? I was on there. The Rush Limbaugh forum in the early 1990’s was great, I’m not too much of a fan of his now, he’s a political wonk and I can only take so much politics.

I am a social media junkie, my cyberlife is on Facebook, got on in 2006 shortly after the expansion from the  college audience. My son added me so I had a friend, wasn’t he nice. The decision to start blogging my life started when with Pet & Kennel Distributors in 2010 and a way to learn WordPress, but has evolved to so much more.

Wine & Herbs in Arles France

Besides being able to be on the computer 24/7 what else do I like. Photography and food. They do go hand in hand,  although some think a strange combination. But if you become a reader of this piece of internet real estate you will soon understand why.

I have three kids, who are United States Marines, one about to become a Marine, and a teenage daughter.  Music, specifically the piano is another passion as I  play for church during Lent and Advent. Two dogs, a Jack Russel and a Boxer share my life with my me and my husband. dog,

Enjoy my ramblings on my blogging world, hope you find something you like, if you do leave a comment, if you have a blog you think I might like on the above topics, leave that too.

Have a great and blessed day!


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54 thoughts on “About My Blogging World

  1. Great blog! You have an eclectic background and it seems like you have fun with everything you do. Keep us posted if you decide to do agility with Brody. I don’t believe in the old dog new tricks thing. Give it a shot. I’ve been meaning to try it with my dog for some time now, too.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I’ve starting working with him on “focus, focus, focus,…ok, GO” Need to bring some treats out on the trail and have in my pocket. I love NYC, to visit that is, don’t think I could live in the east coast again. I like reading about it though, so much character.

  2. Okay, call me slow….need to subscribe to your blog via my email now I think, so I am “official” ….lol…. although chatting with ya via fb is fun too. Take care, stay warm Dawn! Spring is coming!!!! l&p, Dee 🙂

    1. Hi Dee! Thanks for following! This project is really getting fun now and I’m getting regular readers that I didn’t even know before, but I do know you and I’m glad you’re reading. We need to get together sometime.

  3. Thank you for reading and liking my Blog! Do I know you? lol JK….. I have a WWII project I am working on. My father is from originally” Nebraska”, so that is where the story starts… I was just writing about it and his time in WWII….. My grandfather served in WWI…. so I am very patriotic and very supportive of our militarily. Please thank both of your son’s for their service…..then I saw that you are from NE. I am saving my money to get back to my roots in Nebraska! My great grand parents homesteaded in Cozad in the late 1800’s.My best friends are dogs. I use to rehabilitate abused dogs. I had a couple of Jack Russell’s. (Yes agility would be a good thing for a Jack). I have trained and worked therapy dogs for 9 years.

    For some reason The Divine is trying to get a message to us, to bring us together for some reason…… There are too many coincidences and I believe in signs…..When I read your ABOUT I felt like I knew you…. lol

    Thanks again! And God Bless you and your family!

  4. I thought I’d return the kindness and check out your pages. Thanks for stopping by bluejayblog for the Nebraska Statehood post. I enjoyed the snowy creek photos already.

  5. Hi. My interest in Internet and social media is similar to yours — only it’s happening like 15 years later, and I am trying to navigate it from a writer’s (and mother’s) perspective, without drowning! Your project here sounds so fun and inspiring. Best of luck, and I hope to stop back again soon! -Kate

  6. Just found your site. My mother’s family is from Nebraska (we were just there this past week for my Grandmother’s 80th birthday) and my husband and I have a terrier part jack russel pup also. I am also a traveler US and abroad and have lived many places. I look forward to future posts 🙂

    1. You got some great pictures and were there during some amazing sunsets. I also love the “big sky” of the midwest. Reminds me of the ocean sometimes.

  7. So, I think your blog taught me that I’ve been using the wrong acronym for “straight out of the camera” pics. For my 365 project this year I touted to post “SOTC” photos, but, I guess it’s “SOOC?” hehe for sure, i’m learning about photography, acronyms and all! And, I love your photoshop fridays. It’s hard having a SOOC project because it’s always so tempting to post-process and make the pics pop more. Hmmm…maybe I can sneak in a weekly post-process day. If I include the before and after that probably won’t be cheating. You got me thinking! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! 🙂

    1. My blog has been a work in progress, and I’ve learned new things as I’ve gone along. I think either acronym is correct. I have swung both ways in improving my SOOC shots and learning more on the post production side. I love when I input a photo into Photoshop and the histogram is dead center even. Means I did something right on the exposure. But I’m continually learning. Thanks for visiting and looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  8. It was nice of you to visit my blog: Cpl Bill’s USMC. Having two sons in the Corps makes us a real Marine connection. It’s a tough club to get into and impossible to quit! Semper fi, Cpl. Bill

  9. Thanks for checking out my blog. I am not a good photographer at all so it’s awesome to see other’s who can take such beautiful pictures like yours. I live in Nebraska as well – where are you???

    1. I’m glad you like my photography, I’m an amateur at best, but I’m learned a lot from various bloggers, through friends and just experimenting. I’m in Elmwood, halfway between Omaha and Lincoln. Click on Elmwood or Murdock on my tags and you can learn all about our little village. How did you find your way to Nebraska from New York? Was that NYC, or upstate. I’m from Connecticut myself.

  10. You sound like something of a kindred spirit: family, photography, animals, writing, and music sum up most of my days. The photo from Arles is beautiful — stayed near there back in 2003 and loved the area. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    1. I wish I could spend all my days doing all of the above, but I have to work, at least it’s at a photography lab, so I’m surrounded by photography all day. I would go back to Arles in a heartbeat!

  11. I think your blog is dog-gone awesome! So I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. You don’t have to accept it if you don’t want to but know, I for one, love your blog. To see the rules on accepting it go here (http://wp.me/p2eEip-rb) Keep up the great work! I should say Jinx as I had you already in my award blog when you gave me the Sunshine Award! Thanks!

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog and liking the Parris Island, SC where we make Marines post. I just started my blog and have a lot to learn! And greatly appreciate the like. I loved strolling around your blog. Congratulations and God Speed to your sons in the Marines. My dad is a retired Marine, serving in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam and I’ve worked for the Navy for 32 years and my daughter for 6 years. By the way — I remember Compuserve and even my old number ID! Love your work — thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for the comment. Your family has quite the military history. I just wish my Dad were still alive to enjoy his grandsons in the Marines. They would enjoy talking to each other. He didn’t talk much about his service and the war.

  13. Do you know of a site on the internet called Anysoldier.com? It’s a very interesting site. Also, check out Sugar Bush Squirrel, she is amazing, a very patriotic squirrel. I send 5 picture postcard size cards made from photos I have taken, with a short story or jokes on the back to each poly trauma veteran’s hospitals as well as 1 rehab hospital every week, equals 5 hospitals. I send physical cards rather that internet cards so the veteran will have something to hold. I am an RN and cared for people in their homes. When the husband of one of my patients went to a convalescent hospital I sent him cards every week. His daughter said that when he no longer remembered me he looked through his stack of cards every day, looking at the pictures. Even if someone can no longer read they can see a picture. I owe more than I can ever repay to our service members. I can no longer be a nurse but I still have my pictures. Squirrleytemple

    1. I have never heard of them, I will have to check them out. I have several patriotic photos I can make into cards. I’m terrible about getting things in the mail, but if I have everything set aside and prepped ahead of time then I’m pretty good. Thanks for the heads up.

  14. Great blog! – I’m originally from northwest Iowa, but now living in New Hampshire with my husband of 41 years. I also love photography and I do graphic design at work.

    1. It’s nice to meet you, we took opposite counties from the Midwest and New England. If I could design in Photoshop all day I probably would, interspersed with photography of course. I need to gett to New England during the fall. did Vermont in the winter last year. I have so many photos I haven’t had time to post or write about most of them. I need to do a better job.

  15. Your ornaments are beautiful Marines close to my heart. I like the Proud Marine mother. My Christmas tree is filled with ornaments that represent the family there aren’t any that represent me? I am a proud Marine mom and a former Marines wife I’m a mother of three my former Marine husband is a police officer my oldest son followed in his footsteps and recently became a police officer my middle son joined the Marines just like his dad did my baby girl is finding herself just graduated high school one proud mom here that has constant worry on her mind lol and who would love an ornament Merry Christmas??

  16. Glad to know that I’m not the only one who has been online for a bit. Remember the days before WordPress, before MySpace, there were sites to create your own blogging space (though it wasn’t called that at the time.) I think that was in the late 90s? Anyway, that’s when I started tinkering with html. I’ve also been keeping a paper diary/journal for twenty years now.

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