Saturday, July 11, 2020

Cookie Adventures: Lost Forever?

I have not been on here for a while, and I was playing around with some settings and controls on the Blogger Dashboard.

Whilst mindlessly clicking on a few controls here and there, I have done something very silly - I deleted some published blogs!

I am still trying to find a way to recover them. These are valuable memories and it really breaks my heart to know they may not be restored anymore.

I did manage to get some cached copies of the titles at least. But that's all there is. *sigh*

So posting what I can find on here in case there is no other way to get the full posts back.

It's me,

Cookie Adventures: Miles Away From Home

Who would have thought that something as minute and invisible as a virus could put the entire world into a halt? That's what the last past 5 months of my life has proven so far...

In February 2020, I have ventured on my own to Singapore for work. It's July now and I am still here, miles away from home.

Before Hubby Cookie and I made this decision, we had a solid plan. And finally when this virus was declared a pandemic and a global health crisis at that, all plans got derailed. Flights are grounded so neither Hubby Cookie nor I can get to where the other is. The girls, of course, don't get a say for now, they definitely need to remain where they are.

Finally, after several months being away from home, it comes as a consolation that lockdown measures in both the Philippines and Singapore have eased. But the reports of a "second wave" come equally alarming. So the best and only course of action for now is to stay put.

Thanks to technology, the miles between me and my family are bridged by constant video calls and text chats. But still this does not make being away any easier, especially when the little ones tell you how much they miss your presence. Lying in bed alone at night often haunts me with paranoid thoughts of "what if they get used to not having me around...?" which trigger a waterfall of tears and a feeling of panic and helplessness.

In spite of these occasional self-pitying moments, I continue to find the silver-lining.  Given there are no assurances of when this global health crisis will be resolved, there is no use for me to sulk in negative thoughts. It is not helpful, it is not productive, and definitely not worth sacrificing my well-being over. Instead, I am taking this time to focus on myself - work on managing my stress, learn something new, and revive hobbies I enjoy.

At some point, this virus will be beaten, just like all the rest of the challenges the human race has battled with. When this happens, borders will open and airplanes will fly again, and then finally I can get myself home.

It's me,

Sunday, June 9, 2013

365 Cards: Day 160 - Super Sketchy Sunday (Sketch by Wendi Robinson)

Are you ready for this week's Super Sketchy Sunday sketch, dearest 365 Cards fans? Here it is, another one from resident sketch designer Wendi Robinson.

I am excited to play with my new Magnolia stamps which recently arrived in the mail.  This is my card featuring Happy Spring Tilda. :)  And yes, I flipped the sketch. Tee hee.

Hop along to the rest of the DT's blogs for more inspiration.

Then head on over to the challenge blog to link up a card. We'd love to see what you create!

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Other challenges that inspired my card.
1. Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
2. Top Tip Tuesday - Numbers

It's me,

Sunday, June 2, 2013

365 Cards: Day 153 - Super Sketchy Sunday (Sketch by Wendi Robinson)

It's time to play again with us over at the 365 Cards Challenge blog. It's another Super Sketchy Sunday, and here is your fun sketch for this week!

And here is my summer fun inspired card!  Let's make a splash!

Meet Oliver from The Greeting Farm's Summer Fun rubber stamp set. He's a cutie patootie, isn't he? :)

If you liked that, I am sure, you'll love what the rest of the DT has prepared for you this week. Hop along.

After all that inspiration, head on over to the blog to link up your take to the sketch. We'd love to see what you create! :)


My card is inspired by the challenge over at The Greeting Farm's Splendid Stamping blog for Farm Fresh Friday - Oh Boy!  As well as this week's Sentimental Sunday's Challenge - Summer Photo Inspiration.

It's me,

Sunday, May 26, 2013

365 Cards: Day 146 - Super Sketchy Sunday (Sketch by Wendi Robinson)

I am back making cards after a month of hiatus. I am still easing back into it, so bear with me.

I am so glad this week's Super Sketchy Sunday gave a challenge that is "just-right". Are  you ready for it?

Thanks to DT Wendi Robinson for this week's fab sketch.  Do play along with us.  A nifty prize package from Crimson Cloud is up for grabs! :)

Here is my card! I missed playing with Hero Arts' little girls, so here's a card showcasing one. :)  I hope you like that.

Hop on to the rest of the Sunday DT's projects for you this week for more inspiration.

The head on over to the challenge blog to link up a card. We'd love to see what you create!

It's me,