Tuesday, December 13, 2011

52 Weeks of Mail: Weeks 7, 8 and 9

I don't drink alcoholic beverages- or lattes, for that matter-
but I may consider ordering one of these soon, the way my life
 has been going these last couple of months. LOL
Some MAJOR life things have been happening here, most of them too private and personal to divulge on a blog.  Any blog.  Not just mine.  So.  I'm a bit behind in many of my regular posts, but let's start getting caught up to speed with a 52 Weeks of Mail update!

Week 7:
Great Thanksgiving card from a friend in TX, and a letter from
Kate of Birdcage Cards in New York.
One of Katie Marlowe's cool Peter Pan envelopes! (and a good letter
inside!) and also received my new return address labels. :)
Week 8:
Awesome "Where's Waldo" postcard from Bev Sykes of The Penpal Project.
(You had to find the REAL Waldo from among the impostors!)
And a lovely wintery postcard from Suvoni in Ireland of . simply. .
Another one from Katie Marlowe, in reply to one of mine.  What's fun
is that this is my favorite stationery from Studio 18 cards and I
bought out all that my Michael's store had and sent a bunch.  Now, thanks
to awesome Katie, I have one to keep with a lovely letter on it! :)
I also got a penpal letter from a friend in TN, but I didn't get a photo.
Snailmailfan of 100 days of Snail Mail in Canada sent me this sweet
Christmas card and enclosed 2 plantable postcards embedded with seeds.
So cool!  I haven't written her back yet, as she's been on holiday, but
I plan on writing her a looooong letter very soon!
Week 9:
I'm such a distracted ditz.  I bought stamps at the Post Office
and then hurried out after ensuring my mailings were all set to go,
leaving the stamps on the counter.  The next day in the mailbox
I got them and the sweet note saying I'd left them.  I love my local
postal workers!  Also in the mailbox was a card and a mini stocking
 from my friend who signed me up for Avon.  Thank you, Beth!
Later in the week was a card from some Civil War reenacting
friends and a letter from a penpal in Ohio.
The backs of the envelopes from Ohio penfriend Cathy are always awesome!
A couple of really good mail weeks!! :)


Working 40 hours a week (PRAISE GOD!!!) at Hobby Lobby, plus seeing to the Cute Gremlins, plus getting ready for Christmas, plus that personal mess I mentioned earlier, plus working Avon orders, Lucy Jane orders and 2 wedding gigs, I seriously don't remember what I sent out on what days.  I know I had it all together for a photo, though, so here is what went out during that 3 weeks:

They included a baby congrats for an expecting friend (more below), a wild Hoops and YoYo Christmas card with sound for the Bestie (who text messaged me that she was slightly afraid to open the envelope, based on the madness on the cover! lol), cards to a pen friend in OH and one here in GA, a letter out to England and 2 Christmas postcards; one to The Pen Thief and one to Bev at The Penpal Project.
That box with the penguin on it is a birthday care package to a friend of many years (more on that below as well).

Here is detail of the Baby Congrats card.  The front says "What are we waiting for, Pooh?" "You'll see, Piglet.  A dream is about to come true."
And here's what was in the Birthday Box:

Rosie's a penguin NUT.  Being the indulgent friend of 15 years that
I am, I've contributed probably a good 80% to her penguin collection!
She's also into anything 80s retro, as that's more or less our growing up era.
So I got her some 80s glam sharpies to go with the penguin madness. :)

All the stuff fit in this penguin-y bag and then
this bag fit in the box. :)
So, in all, 7 pieces plus a package.  Not my best, but it's been a busy season and I'm usually at work during Post Office hours.  So far my only day off is Sunday, so that doesn't get things mailed either! :P

Week 10 was WAY AWESOME for mail.  Show it off in a bit. :)

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