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The boys are back in school. I am back at the gym. The tree & decorations are packed. The menu for the next week has been planned. Laundry is being done. There are no more 'marathons' on TV. Routine has been re-established.
I am about to head out to the big town for a bunch of stock up shopping. To the Mennonite market for bulk baking goods, to Sams for bulk everything else, except meat (we just got 40lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts for the same price as bone skin on chicken thighs), to Michael's for sheets of beeswax to make candles. (Imbolc is coming up). To Barnes & Noble to find a journal of appropriate thickness to make a new 5 year journal. (I'm a few days late getting it together but I'm having a hell of a time finding the right sized book). I also need a wall calendar. Havoc has become obsessed with the Snuggie/Slanket (As seen on TV) so I'm stopping at JoAnne's to get some fleece to make him a reasonable facsimile.
In other news I finished my 365 Photo Book! I created it with blurbs' BookSmart software, putting each month's worth of photos in the book as the month ended. That was very handy. I really liked the ease of the software & that I could do it as an ongoing project over the year, uploading the whole thing at the end. I do wish there was a greater variety of templates though. Apparently you can create your own in .pdf form but I wasn't up for figuring out how to do that & worrying about margins & containers & things. I uploaded the whole thing to blurb.com this afternoon & ordered my book.
This is the cover. It is 156 pages. It has 369 photos (some extra for Xmas), 12 layouts separating the months and front and back cover photos. I created a 10x8 landscape book and opted for the full wrap hardcover and premium paper. $62, plus another $11 for shipping. It should arrive in about 2 weeks and I am really looking forward to seeing it.