from Connie (somehow I missed posting this last month,
but I love those cats)
postcard from Christine
I've been a little frazzled lately. Too many ideas and plans and projects started and not finished. I'm completely disorganized and paying for it.
As I type, I'm having to sit on the edge of the chair because Edgrrr is crowding me. When he couldn't get in my lap, he decided to get behind me push me out. He's warm, but annoying.
Need a Christmas gift?
While reading about Postmark 1206's monthly subscriptions for Riddle Me Mail, I began thinking about people who are ill, or elderly, or isolated in any way and what a wonderful gift this would be. Kids in hospitals, someone in a senior care center, the person who has no immediate relatives, or someone who is confined to their home for whatever reason.
Anyone might enjoy the monthly postcards and letters, but for someone who is isolated, it would be an enormously thoughtful gift. Do you wonder what to get for that great-aunt or uncle, the person who is simply impossible to buy for, the relative who lives too far away for frequent visits, the teenager who has everything but has never experienced the pleasure of a personal letter? Twice monthly mail would be something to look forward to.
Yep, after writing all of this, I took the plunge and got myself a 3 month subscription even though I do get letters. It is a gift to myself, and I'm looking forward to my first postcard and letter in January. :) I also expect to get some great ideas for writing my own letters, which is important because sometimes sitting with pen in hand and a blank page is frustrating. It will be nice to have something special light up the first month in the year. A delayed gift that will come each month through February. Riddle Me Mail, check it out.
Beautiful Letter Boxes in this article. And more here.
And a couple more gorgeous examples from Decopix, an art deco architecture site.
Books/Reading -- Just finished The Plotters by Un-Su Kim and Who Slays the Wicked, the latest Sebastian St. Cyr historical mystery, by C.S. Harris. :)
OK, time to get upstairs and play for a while. Have to unseat Edgrr, who has found his way back into my lap. He will follow me upstairs and wait by the door on the top step. I don't let him in (if I can help it) because then he tries to take over my yoga mat or get into my crafting supplies.
How is your Christmas season going? Do you send Christmas cards? I'd love to place my letters in one of the above letter boxes.