Friday, April 2, 2010


For months now, I've been contemplating whether to create a Facebook fan page or a blog. Well, since I like to talk a lot—according to hubby, I decided the blog would be a good fit for me.

This is my first post and I wanted to provide a bit of wit and wisdom. However, due to the fact that I have spent the last three hours trying to get this daggone thing set up, my funny eludes me at the moment. Don't worry, it'll come back to me!

I guess the first thing I should do is tell you a little about myself and what you will see on my Squawkbox. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of being bombarded with my self-promotion on twitter (design45) I have two online shops, Tubby Tabby's Jewelbox and TopCat Design, both can be found on Etsy. I don't plan on doing much shop promotion on my blog, mostly because I really want you to follow my blog, not be blasted with things I'm selling. I might, from time to time, feature someone else's shop here, but mostly this blog is about getting to know the people I talk to on my social networks. I hope to be sharing insight, funny stories, trials and tribulations of menopause and whatever else I feel I would like to share. Reader comments will always be allowed, so feel free to "meow" whenever you wish. I'm very open minded, so don't hesitate to share your opinions with me. Just keep in mind, I will always get the last word! (cause it's my blog, lol)

Well, that's all I can think of to say at the moment. I'll fill you in as interesting things happen. Because "things" always happen to me! I'll keep you posted.

Till then, much love to you — Jodi


  1. Hello! I saw your post on twitter and although I don't know that we've ever talked even through twitter, I wanted to stop in and say hi! It's so much easier to keep a blog going once you get in the 'hang' of things and it's hard to get in the hang of things when people haven't discovered your blog or commented yet, cause you feel like you're talking to yourself. So I just wanted to say 'hey!' and 'keep blogging!' hehe :)

  2. Hi Jodi! I too saw your tweet on twitter about your new blog so I thought I'd pop in too. :o) I look forward to keepin' up with what's on your mind! Especially interested in the "trials and tribulations" because I too am at that point where I'm in need of some comradeship over the issue...LOL Hubby can' only handle so much. ;)

  3. Hey Jodi! Very nice!! Congrats on getting your blog up & going!! With Peace & Love, Jewel xoxo

  4. Hello, I am the significant other mentioned in the, About Me section above, and believe this blog is a direct result of my current employment, I was laid off in October 2008, a victim of the financial meltdown this country has been going through for some time now.
    Now that I am back to work there will be considerately less talking time for the dear blogger to share with "me" like jewelery, or menopause symptoms, last night during one of my favorite shows, "Craig Ferguson" his guest was Robin Williams and they were telling a funny story, the end of the story that I heard was "I didn't have any sales today on Etsy"
    You can also help this blogger out with what looks good, somehow my opinion matters on what looks good as far as woman's jewelery, I guess being a truck driver makes me an expert in this field, so thanks to all who follow, have fun and good luck.

  5. Welcome to blogging! You'll love it

  6. Hi Jodi. You did it! Congratulations! Love the name of your blog. Since I'm a former West Shore gal I can't wait to catch up on what's going on in the 'burg. Keep the stories coming. p.s. your David has a good sense of humor.

  7. Thank you all so much for checking out and following my blog. The plan is to keep things interesting so your comments are important as that is probably what I will feed from. (hmm, hmm, *crunch*)

  8. Hi Jodi!
    Thanks for letting me know about your new blog! I'm now a follower! I think it sounds interesting and entertaining as well! I wish you the best with it!

  9. Yay welcome to bloggy world! I talk to myself all the time, but hey it's theraputic and partially cathartic depending on what you are talking about :) I look forward to your squawks and getting to know you better :)