October 16, 2008.
I am not always a total downer and sometimes I need to prop everyone up once in awhile. I thought I would start, or end October with some "Happy Thoughts". I have kept this blog up through good times, through bad, through slow times, through fast times at Ridgemont High....oh wait still in a 20 year re-live the 80's high. Um, let me start again - I want to send some props, some thanks and some bumps out to my peeps. I sometimes am not so sure I say it enough, or give credit where credit is due. If you are in the snarky bunch (me likey you no worries) and not into some serious reader love now.....you may want ot avert your eyes, or go over somewhere else for the day.....sorry I could not help myself:
Thankful is as Thankful Does
I started this blog three years ago, that is like small and not even a big deal in the blogosphere. But to me - it has been ages, a long, long time - and a ton has changed. When I first began I got some props and I would like to send the thank's back. And just so you know this is in no particular order (yes I am looking at you London...). I thought I would start with ten.....I am sure I could go on for days with my thanks....I will save the others for November.
- Emily Hurley a friend from college, has read this blog from day one, she has given me advice, pat on the back and a little nudge to keep going when I was sure no one was reading. She was the first one to comment way back in the day and I am forever grateful....even if I did not know what comment meant at the time.
- Vicki Bodwell of Warm Biscuit Bedding, who I told she should start one (way before she did) has been a reader, not always a commenter but ALWAYS (and yes I am yelling) one of my biggest fans. She always tells me, whether by phone or by email what I am doing right and to keep doing it - I am forever a friend to her.
- London Edwards who sent me one of the most "blushing" complementary emails about my blog I have ever read. You know we have become fast friends and even exhibited together, but her first email has been a huge inspiration to me. I now have no problem emailing other artiststs or artisans, even competitors complimenting them on their successes and their work. Thank you London - hope to see ya before we hit 40!
- The Ms. Divine......no not Oprah, though I should thank her just in case.....I mean Shelly Kennedy, she has been an inspiration and a support system. I am lucky to have met her in person and I am also lucky to say we talk on the phone and in email...when I most need it. She is always positive, often funny and so many times has a nugget of information for me that I had not realized was there.
- Jill Asher, one of the founders of Silicon Valley Mom Blogs, who took a chance on lil' old me (yes I have used that phrase one too many times in last posts and swear this is last time) and let me contribute to her blogs. I had no idea what an impressive group of women I would write with, nor would I have had half the opportunities without my affiliation with this group. I am forever thankful for the opportnity to be able to write "Mommy posts" with some uh "Angry Posts" and I am never censored. Thank you Jill!
- Michelle Allen who I found through some random blogs... I have no idea how I found her but I am so thankful I did. I linked to her, she back to me - and the rest is history. I was fortunate enough to meet her too (later post) and have to say she is one of the most honest and genuine people I have met, not to mention super creative, her sketch book puts me to shame.
- Carrie Sommers who I met (again) through some random link, I think she may have commented on my blog first but who is keeping track? She is an entrpreneur with so much talent and graphic design in her pinky she almost makes me vommit...but she is a cyber0-friend so no bodily functions will I spew. She always answers my questions, is forever honest and I am so thankful for her wit and quick sense of humor. Follow her on Twitter - it is worth it!
- Amber Starr of Baby Fabulous, whose posts make me a better blogger. Her knowledge of the celebrity clientelle and watching her start her business is facscinating. She emails me when she can and she is always helpful and never holds anything back. I am hoping on my next trip to San Diego I can meet this woman of all trades - 'cause she puts me to shame.
- Carrie Weir of Los Politos, again I am not sure how I ended up linking to her blog. I did happen to see her article in Working Mother years ago and recall thinking "Hey she looks talented!". She is the publicist I wish I could be and the Marketer Extrordinaire. Nothing I bring up has she not seen, read about, wrote about or does not have an oppinion about. I could talk to her on the phone for hours.....a true talent.
- Sarah Jane for her kind emails and positive attitude. She is always so grateful and thankful to me for help - she is also very open and willing to share her own wisdom. And, to top it off she is a fabulously talented artist who makes it look too easy to raise children and run a business.