It has been a hard week of "down-in-the-back", after lifting heavy objects in my backyard. Sorry, not so much blogging this week. More icing, heating and taking nice drugs.
On a lighter note, I finally did it. Something I have thought about, dreamed about and angst over for many years. I made my book of flowers "in a vase" (yes, on my Mondo Beyondo list). It took me months to find, edit and organize my photos. Sadly, that was the hardest part of this job. And the second part of that is, I can't believe how many photos I kept that were marginal at best. Putting this together was a good reason to hit the delete button on many, many, many images clogging up my computer. A difficult part, for sure, for me, who doesn't throw anything away. But an essential part, of clearing out the clutter and keeping only what I thought was suitable to print. Trust me, I still have thousands of images to delete and store.
I was determined to give my S-I-L something special and unusual for her birthday because she is a special person. (Especially since her Christmas present still sits in the basement where I started to wrap it all up months ago.)
It arrived. I thought I might cry. My hand shaking a little as I opened the package. What would it look like? Photos blurry? I did have a moment when I felt a tear come to my eye but then the book editor took over and I found a typo, then a couple of photos that weren't up to my standards. Yes, I should have not hit the "print this book" so soon. David had proof-read most of it. And had gone through every photo, okaying it. I just should have waited another day or so. Anyway. I have now righted all my wrongs. And I am so thrilled with the outcome. Beyond what I had imagined, even with the couple of goofs. Just think, my S-I-L will have the first signed, edition, with the typo covered with a piece of paper.