Come visit SUNDRENCH and SHOPHOUSE!
Come visit SUNDRENCH and SHOPHOUSE!
A repost from one of my other blogs…
It was probably a year ago when I had the inkling of making a children’s book. By “making”, I mean writing a simple story for kids less than six years of age and also doing the illustrations for it. Well, come to think of it, I guess I’m really more excited of doing 90% illustration and 10% story.
I wanted to draw and write about fairies and princesses, about animals that talk and behave like humans, about mermaids, etcetera, etcetera…. stuff that kids enjoy, fantasies that kids escape to.
The desire remains… but no theme or storyline comes to mind. I have been too busy attending to other things.
Sometimes I wonder if this undertaking is meant for me… or am i shooting for the stars?
I’ve been reading “Smoke and Mirrors” for months now…. or at least trying to. I’ve been reading it one story at a time when time permits me. However, lately, the “ber” months have been very hectic, and I couldn’t find the time to continue where I stopped. Hmmm, do I even remember where I stopped?
I really want to finish this book, and move on to another. My sisters have been bugging me since last year to read the Twilight series. Now, it has been turned into a movie and I still have not even touched the book. Sigh.
Reading books and novels has been one of my favorite pastimes. Although I still love to read, I can’t seem to find the time. I used to read late at night before sleeping. Now, I am often too tired and easily doze off when I lie down. During the day, I have difficulty finding time because of the many activities, tasks, and chores I need to attend to. This is one thing I want to bring back to my routine, but just don’t know how.
Why is it when I have the spare time to blog and write, my mind is blank… and when I don’t have the time, my mind races with so many things I want to blog about especially when I’m about to go to sleep or while driving a car?
At this moment, wanting to take advantage of this spare time, I want to write something… yet I find myself just staring at my computer screen… typing nonsense.
Still so many things to do. And so limited time to do them.
There are moments when I wonder if all these things I do is all worth it. Yet again, at the end of the day, I remember why I am doing these.
One thing for sure though, despite the sleepless nights and aching back, I love what I’m doing.
And that one thing matters.
I missed my daughters’ trick or treatin’ activity last Friday… I had to man our booth the whole day during the two-day bazaar that we joined, so hubby was the one who brought them. They were so cute in their Witch costumes (not the scary one, but the fairy cartoon series).
They got lots of candies and goodies again. Year after year, most of those goodies would just go to waste since we don’t like having them eat all of it or they might end up with toothaches. So this time, they were allowed to choose which ones they would like to keep and we decided to give the rest away to less unfortunate kids that would loiter around the church premises on Sundays.
I think it is a good way to teach our kids (especially our eldest who is five) about sharing and help them to be thankful for what they have.
“Survey after survey shows that the number one reason for mate selection is the differences between individuals. But differences can become a devastating source of conflict in a marriage. Learning to recognize and value each other’s perspectives is one of the most positive things we can do.”
– From “It Takes Two to Tango” by Gary and Norma Smalley
Another photo taken from one of my favorite beaches. Boracay. This was taken in 2005 by my sister when the whole family went there for a summer vacation.
This is an unedited sunset photo… Everything looks so blue – the sky and the waters. The whole ambiance just gives me a feeling of calmness. I guess it is true as people commonly put it, blue is a color that represents calmness…
PH#13. Photohuntin’ since August 2008.