A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Surprise

 These pictures are kind of fuzzy...I apologize.  My birthday was yesterday and Joe decided that he would buy two more books of my blog. I had already purchased four of them, in the past....and these last two would bring my collection up to date.
 A few years back, I decided that I would start making books out of my blog... due to Joe's encouragement. We thought that something as personal as this...a blog full of "me" would be something that I could enjoy now and my kids will enjoy later on.
It was so easy to do...in a matter of minutes I had made my own book. I now have six of them....and they turned out really nice. I can sit and look through the past year's posts in a comfortable chair... so easily.
I have never been very good about keeping a diary. I would start a new one in January and by March the diary would be there with not much written. I was fairly new to the computer and a friend had started an online blog...I thought, "If she can figure it out...maybe I can." It was so easy to do and since I love being "on" the computer...I keep at it. My blog is an almost daily journal of what goes on in my life. Gardens, cooking, books I read, poetry I write and so many other little things that happen to me daily. My feelings about things are expressed and sometime solutions are found for things that come up occasionally. I can look back, easily, and find out what the weather was five years ago on the current date....what was in the news.....what did I plant that year and what succeeded and what didn't.....what we might have had for dinner.What ever pops into my head.

Joe knew how much I enjoyed the books and took his cue. It was a wonderful birthday present for my 75th birthday.My birthday was kind of subdued this year with no celebration...because I had been ill. We'll celebrate with all my family on my son's birthday in April.
Tomorrow I will do an after Easter post.
Have a nice evening.


Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

Happy Belated Birthday! What a wonderful idea and gift!! Enjoy!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha this is wonderful.
What a perfect gift.
This is something I would like
but do not know how to begin something like this.

Pat said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dear Balisha. The books are a wonderful idea.

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Another happy belated birthday wish! Those books are wonderful -- what a treasure!

Margie's Musings said...

What a wonderful idea for a gift! Congratulate Joe for me, will you?

My blog is my diary. My boys can see what is going on in my life by reading mine.

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

Happy belated birthday! As I've said before, you are so talented and this is a wonderful idea!!