We have been working on shipping all week, and are just about finished. But we are way behind on e-mailing the shipping confirmations to everyone. (If you are waiting for an e-mail, I apologize! It is coming, I promise!) So I can’t do any blog posting until that is all caught up. I feel like I keep apologizing for how busy our lives are this summer, and I am. I will stop myself from apologizing for apologizing, LOL.
For example, this week is my deceased mother’s husband’s birthday. Instead of buying him something he doesn’t need, I have spent hours upon hours in the evenings going through our family photos since my husband and I were married, scanning them, cleaning up the scans, and putting them on disk for him since he has one of those digital photo frames now. That was over 26 years of photos. And since we celebrated our first wedding anniversary with our newborn daughter, and had her siblings like clockwork after her, then started homeschooling, those 26 years of photos were in a box. Loose. Unsorted, unlabeled, LOL. There is a reason that box has remained untouched all these years, LOL.
So I would have saved myself lots of blogging time if I didn’t decide to hand-make a gift. But this is my way of honoring my mother and her husband, and I think he will really like it. 🙂
Besides, now that the photos are sorted, I might take up scrapbooking. My daughter is into that, and it looks like fun. It would be wonderful to get our memories out of a box and into books, wouldn’t it? It would be loads of fun, if I weren’t already quilting, and being Grandma, LOL. Oh well. Investing in treasure which does not rust, like time with people, caring for them and making memories with them, is a wise investment and time well spent.