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Our Own Little Walk of Fame

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Took this picture of Elmo’s footprints. I did mention in previous posts that we were having works done on the house, one of them was a covered walkway connecting the garage to the side door (which leads to the kitchen). As the workers were already paving the walkway, we requested that they allow Elmo to stamp his footprints on the cement while it was still wet. πŸ˜›

Would have wanted for handprints as well, but he was being fastidious at that time and didn’t want to get *dirty*. πŸ˜› He is pleased with the “finished product” though and would point to his foot prints, exclaiming “My feet!”

When he’s older, I intend to take a picture of his much bigger feet beside his tinyΒ footprints.

Sobe It

Sobe It

I recently signed up for The Daily Post’s Blogging 101 course, to help me jumpstart this blog. Because often, I find myself lacking in ideas and motivation, and Blogging U. just might give my blog the impetus it needs. Today’s assignment is to try out at least three other themes on the blog. Because as with a pair of jeans, you’ll never know it’s a good fit until you try them on! 😎

Compared to thinking of a tagline and writing for a dream audience, this one’s a cinch! 😎 In fact, it was WordPress’s gorgeous themes that drew me here. (I was previously blogging at Tabulas, which was good, but had limited “templates”, which is what they call their themes.)

My old WordPress blog started with the now-defunct Banana Smoothie. Visually, it was cheerful and refreshing, but its features eventually got outdated. Since then, my blog has seen many theme changes. Sometimes, it was simultaneous with a “phase” I was going through, e.g. Misty Look,Β during a gloomy period in my life; Forever, which came out so timely during our wedding preps; Crafty, when I was a new homemaker and trying to channel “Martha Stewart” πŸ˜› Other times, when things were getting stale, revamping my blog’s look gave it a fresh re-start. πŸ˜‰

For this new WordPress blog, I am using Sobe. No need for Blogging U. to tell me to “Love {my} Theme.” I am soooo loving it, I would hug it if I could. πŸ˜› It’s sweet, but not saccharinely so. It’s simple, almost minimalist (like Penscratch), with unobtrusive icons for post formats. Unlike my previous themes above, I’m using a one-column layout this time to keep the focus on my writing. πŸ˜‰

Blogging U.

I Write Therefore I Am

I Write Therefore I Am

I don’t fancy myself to be writer, but I do enjoy writing in my spare time. At the end of the day, I try to write even just a little bit in my journal (Day One’s a nifty app for that! 😎 ). For over a year now, I’ve been writing about Elmo’s milestones and exploits. I try to “immortalize” his baby moments, if only on paper (and photos & videos), for this is a very fleeting time.

I write to reflect on my day and count my blessings. I also write to clarify my thinking. Because sometimes, I get so many ideas and they are nebulous. Writing about them allows me to sort through the haze, and give my thoughts some tangible form.

Sometimes, I write for catharsis.

I write to exercise my long-neglected right hemisphere. It is probably my most creative pursuit, since I don’t craft, paint, draw, take photography, etc. I write as a means of self-expression.

And so I write.

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I recently signed up for The Daily Post’s Blogging 101 course, to help me jumpstart this blog. Because often, I find myself lacking in ideas and motivation, and Blogging U. just might give my blog the impetus it needs. This is my assignment for the week. πŸ˜‰

Blogging U.

The Daily Prompt: Burning Down the House

The Daily Prompt: Burning Down the House

Today on The Daily Post:Β Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?

  1. Cellphone
  2. iPAD
  3. My long wallet, which holds my IDs and ATM cards
  4. Laptop, which contains digital copies of our important documents
  5. Photo albums, particularly those of our childhood pictures

But if I’m gonna be less stringent with the 5 items…

  1. My everyday bag, which contains the 1st 3 items above: cellphone, iPAD, long wallet; as well as my stethoscope and other tools, asthma inhaler, antihistamine tablets, steroid cream, a couple of lipsticks, reading glasses, pens, tissue and a small wallet of cash. πŸ˜‰
  2. Laptop
  3. Photo albums. Perhaps, I should get around to scanning our old pictures and storing them digitally, so I don’t have to bother with these.
  4. Our Wedding Box, which contains our wedding album, Bible, candles, cord, arrhae, other wedding paraphernalia, and the book, “Guess How Much I Love You.” πŸ™‚
  5. A few choice books.
New Year, New Blog

New Year, New Blog

Welcome to my Nth blog! Seriously, who knows how many blogs I’ve created since I started blogging in 2005! πŸ˜› I had brief stints at Diaryland and Xanga, and even dabbled with HTML with geocities. I have empty ones at Sanriotown (which is just too cute to give up!) and Blogger (I needed to sign up so I could explore its features). For a good 3 years, I was with Tabulas (which remains a decent blogging service up to this day, but which templates are limited) before moving to, and finally settling down with, WordPress. I don’t know but there’s just something refreshing and optimistic about a clean slate, a blank page, a new year–all the β€œstarting over again” shiz. πŸ™‚ So happy new year to you all. And a happy new blog to me! Let’s see what directions this blog will take. πŸ˜‰