Friday, May 25, 2007

A Newbie at Blogging

This is my first time attempting to create a blog of my own. I find the blogs I am currently subscribed to a lot of fun to read and quite inspiring. It's fun to share our thoughts and opinions with each other. I would like to share with others what I enjoy doing in my little corner of the world, and look forward to hearing from others.

For my first entry into blogging I would like to share with all of you that I am a medical librarian, working at one of the larger community hospitals in San Jose, Calif. I really enjoy what I am doing, and at times would like to share some of my opinions about my daily routines in the medical library, as well as share some thoughts and "dreams" I have to make the library a better place - my little corner of the world.

I would also like to share my personal "corner of the world" with all of you. I really enjoy birding, but time limits me to mostly backyard birding. Nonetheless, I really enjoy watching the birds in my small urban back yard.

I have been married for almost 40 years, and my husband and I have lived in Denver and Castle Rock, Colorado. We have lived in Cupertino and now San Jose, Calif. We also spent a few years living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have thoroughly enjoyed living in all these places. I always find things to see and do, and enjoy returning to these locations. I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where there is nothing better tasting than steamed Maryland blue crabs, seasoned with Old Bay seasoning.

As for my family, Dave is my husband -- we will be celebrating our fortieth anniversary in July. Dave retired early (at 62), and enjoys being a "house husband." More about him in other posts. We have a daughter and a son, who both happen to be living with us -- both are still single at 34 and 35 -- I do believe that is their choice. Our daughter is a church secretary at the church we belong to; and our son teaches math in a community college. More about them, too, in future posts.

As for pets, well -- let's see. My son has two dogs, both huskies. My daughter has two cats. And I have two cats. So that's a total of six pets in our household. We did have a husky until recently, but lost him to hemangiosarcoma back in April. Can you imagine having 3 dogs and 4 cats in one household? And especially since my son's two dogs don't like cats! :)

Here is a picture of Kodiak whom we recently lost. We only had him for a few years; we adopted him from the area's Husky Rescue group.


Mary said...

Hi Newbie!

Congratulations on a great looking blog! You seem to have it all together, too. When I started I didn't know how to post photos, add links, to add a blogroll.

I enjoyed reading about your family and what you do. I look forward to more!

Body Soul Spirit said...

Welcome to blogging. It can get rather addictive, but it is fun to meet new people from all over.

Mary Carlson said...

Mary and Ruth - thank you. Ruth, I know what you mean about blogging can get addictive -- I think I'm hooked. And it is fun to meet others, especially those with similar interests, who live all over.

Susan Gets Native said...

Welcome to the wild world of Bloggers!

Red said...

hey! that's one and a half cats for you and two and a half for me... we share avalanche!

aw dang... if i could have done html i would have posted Avy's pic

LostRoses said...

Mary, welcome to blogging and you've done a great job on your site! I was just in San Jose a couple of weeks ago at a library conference sponsered by IUG. My first time there, loved the city, loved seeing the peregrines from the top floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. What a find!


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