Thursday, March 5, 2009
How the Book was Done and Cawfish Homes
I was asked many times how my wonderful family made my blog into a book. My sister, Amanda, just opened my blog and started to copy it. She would highlight my blog and then right click and copy it. Then she would paste what she copied in Microsoft Word. In Microsoft Word, she then reformatted my blog into a two column format. She ended up saving over 400 pages of just one year of my blog. Now, as how the cover was made to look like my blog. My sister and I do digital scapbooking. She has lots of papers and cool things to make scrapbook pages with. All she did was designed a "scrapbook" page that looked like my blog to the size requirements for the book. The program that we both use is Photohop Elements. So, the front of the book is a wonderful copy that my really talented sister made to look like my blog. She is really super fantastic. Plus she is really artistically talented. Here is the back and side of the book again. When she had completed all the coping and pasted, and the design of the cover, spine, and back of the book. My sweet sister then uploaded everything to the online book publishing site, Lulu. Lulu is a self publishing web site. It's pretty neat. So, that is how the book was done! And now you all know! Some one else was wondering exactly what this was....... That is a crawfish hole. When it rains here the crawfish build up these fantastic mud "castles". There is a hole in the center of them, and yes, there are crawfish inside of them, but way down in the earth. We live in an old rice/crawfish field.The rice fields and crawfish ponds look the same, except crawfish ponds have traps in them to catch the crawfish. The crawfish will come out of the ground to eat and get caught in the traps. Then farmers come in their boats and pick up the traps and collect the crawfish. But our land is no longer set up for crawfish farming. It has been leveled out for many years now, but we still get those crawfish coming up out of the ground. And you don't have to live on an old crawfish farm to have them in your yard. They just live down here, everywhere. So, we get a lot of these crawfish towers in our yard. The kids step on them, kick them, throw them at each other. And we run them over with the lawn mower. I need to get a pictures of when there are hundreds of them all over the field. It's really weird looking. Little mud towers everywhere. And the crawfish do come out of their holes from time to time. That big guy came out of a sack of crawfish that was going to be boiled and then ate. The ones that we find in our yard are a bit smaller. But now you know, and you all can sleep better knowing what a crawfish home looks like.