Long Overdue Thank You

When you’re preoccupied with a lot of things, the days seem to go faster. I was looking at the calendar earlier, and I can’t believe that March is almost over. This post is long overdue, and it’s high time I have to sit down and type away.

However, the past few days have been nothing but chaos. It’s more of a mental chaos, actually. Losing a loved one abruptly is one occurrence that always puts me on a different plane. In 2008, I was in the same boat with Dad’s untimely demise. It’s so unfortunate that my family is once again facing the same situation.

I don’t want to go off tangent, let this be a happy post.

Yes, I celebrated my birthday last month! I regard every birthday as a milestone. For me, there is no such thing as a specific year for a milestone birthday, every year is!

To my friends in bloglandia (you know who you are), thank you so much for these wonderful gifts. Your thoughtful gesture meant so much to me. I sincerely appreciate all these wonderful presents you sent my way.
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To my family and non-virtual friends (near and far), thanks one more time for the warm wishes and gifts. As requested, pics of presents and cards are not out here for the ‘world’ to see.

Lastly, to my husband and ‘partner in crime’, thanks for making my Valentine’s Day and my birthday memorable as always. My two in one cake was utterly decadent and of course, you know how I adore that advance birthday present ( this year, I didn’t expect that you indeed meant what you told me – that the ‘just because gift’ you gave me in November was going to be your gift for the rest of the many occasions starting with the Holiday last year and the rest of 2015).

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Five Done, Many More To Make

So, I made five Photobooks in January. That’s a feat for a novice like me. I have to admit that I had to find my way around at the Shutterfly site. I haven’t had any attempt to scrap digitally in the past, because I was a heavy paper scrapper. I have documented my life via scrapbooks since I learned how to, and that was way back in high school. I’m reminded just now that I should really have all my photo albums in my possession. Majority of them are in our ancestral home in the Philippines.

I was delighted when I finally got the rest of my creation from the mail (I wrote about my very first photobook here).
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shutterfly photo book

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shutterfly photo book

shutterfly photo book

What about February? With the many senseless upheavals that seem to be endless in the month of February, I’m pleased that I was able to create one photobook. One was my objective anyway, when I made up my mind to finally “have something to show for” instead of having all the photos stored just in my EHD and USB’s. So far, March is shaping up good and if my projection is right, I may be able to cinch more than one. I have a long way to go. There’s way too much photos to put in order,  but I’m willing to put my time into photobook creating no matter what.