Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Day 70-74

Day 70 -  I didn’t have any letters on this day.

Day 71 – Received a lovely package – a belated birthday gift – is this a cool journal or what?  I love it.  Thank you.

Day 72 – Two letters – and as always, such a nice surprise.

Day 73 – No letters on Monday in the PO Box, but I certainly added to their box as I dropped in about eight letters… and only have one more to go and I’m all caught up in writing folks back… not too shabby!

Day 74 – No letters, but that's okay... I've had a busy day!

This is the anniversary of the death of my momma. And the reason I began this blog. You can check out the first post here.  I remember being scared to death to start the blog. I look back and feel silly that I was afraid. Realizing that makes me feel less fearful of new adventures… it’s always a good experience even if it appears to be a bad experience, for me anyway because I’m always learning something. How cool is that? 

Anyway, back to my mom, I always celebrate her anniversary death more than I celebrate her birth – maybe because I feel that as Soul, we live forever… my belief anyway. Or maybe because the memory of her death is so much more vivid than any of her birthdays… as a matter of fact, I can’t recall one of her birthdays, isn’t that weird?

Thanks again for all the lovely letters – it makes the name of this blog that I started eight years ago even more appropriate: Present Letters

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Day 64-69

Day 64 – A bonanza - two letters!

Day 65 – Zero letters, so I’ll share a picture of Kitty – in the bag

Day 66 – Zero letters, again, so I’ll share another picture of Kitty on the blanket

Day 67 – A windfall of three letters!

Day 68 – Zero letters, so I’ll share, my letters from the quilt – all 240 are snuggled up in that container. Can you believe it? Yes, all 240 are sewn, but I still need to sew the blue background on 181 (in this photo), but I now have 109 to go! I think. I’m slowly, but surely working towards the end result – a quilt!

Day 69 – Two letters – my special pen-pal and then a home-made card and well, I just had to take photos… the cutest card EVER!  This lady is my sister’s aunt… I know you are thinking, well, she should be your aunt too, but it’s my sister’s husband’s aunt. Does that make her an aunt-in-law? My best friend from grade school – it’s her aunt too (oh yeah, it gets confusing) but this “aunt” is one of the sweetest people I know. And just take a look at this card that she made, which I know took days!  We discussed card making at the quilting retreat… card making is her first love, like writing letters is my first love… I like making cards too, but boy, her cards are special. Mine are just different is all.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Day 61-63

Day 61 – Need to come up with some new words, but JACKPOT is the one I think about when I open the post office box and it’s loaded.

Day 62 – And zero letters this day

Day 63 – On the last day of February, there was my tried and true special pen-pal.

This closes the month of February… now March onward… stay tuned.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Day 56-60

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 60 days already, going to and fro the post office… well, I did miss a few days in these 60, but… what can I say?

Monday was President’s Day and no postal service, but I didn’t count that day as a “day” when doing this post office box adventure. Good thing too because I was so exhausted from the Quilter’s Retreat, I don’t think I could’ve made it to the Post Office.  Ha.

Day 56 – I received two letters and I always say this or if I don’t, I mean to, but it’s true for all the letters I receive, all special people… thank you!

Day 57 – My special pen-pal wrote me… from looking at my schedule, I get a letter from her at least once a week. Thank you!

Day 58 – Zippo letters in the box.

Day 59 – A real surprise this one letter! Thank you!

Day 60 – And can you believe it? I forgot to go. I got so busy doing some things that by the time I looked at the clock, the post office was going to close in ten minutes. I didn’t have enough time… especially since I was still in my pjs.  Oh my.