Hello Friends! Where ya been? oh, sorry… it is ME that’s gone missing?
OK, so I thought it best to get back in the swing of things but just sharing a few fun quick tidbits. Nothing fancy, nothing deep. Here we go:
Besides stating that my reading has been feast or famine, I’ll just go with the lil things that bring me joy. Here are two situations that are related because they are both LETTER_WRITING related. Actually, it is not wrong to state that whenever I can’t think what to do with myself, I sit with my blank paper and stamps and zip off a quick letter to someone.
First, I have to tell you about my pen pal Nancy. It’s quite possible you know Nancy – she has been in my life for awhile. In fact, we’ve meet in person twice. But that first time was a d o o z y! I zipped off to Charleston SC because she asked for someone to share a vacation spot with her on a trip. I’ve already forgotten how long ago but it was instant friendship-goodness and we had a great time. Then she came up to Boston with me on a trip because she wanted to introduce me to her favorite author – Simon!
We have plans to get together yet again this year, probably October or November. I’ve never been to Mississippi! I’m going to her house this time.
OK, all that but that is not what is exciting me today. All that is background.
Today, I received confirmation that an IDEA I had was successful. I discovered that a town in Oklahoma received my order for stamps AND forwarded on a letter I posted to Nancy. I wanted Nancy to have a letter with a cancellation from that town. THAT part I actually don’t know if was successful – hoping the town had a cool cancellation!! Will have to wait till Nancy weighs in.
I got a nice note with my package. I sent a lovely review.
Nancy? Care to weigh in your view of this?
The second cool fun quick tidbit of sharing is . . . .
I also received a letter today from Stef. Stef of A Stone in the River. I have to say, this woman is brilliant. She inspires me. She loves life, she loves sharing of thoughts-ideas-knowledge that make the world a better place. She often tells of how the world can be better and she shares how she is actively working to make our world incredibly better. Our world IS better because she is in it. I am better because of her influence and touch on my place and how I live in my place. Bless her.
Anyhoo. She has a sense of humor! of course she does!!!! (she puts up with me and the challenges therein LOL)
Here’s what we are up to this 2023. Actually, we may have started this last year, but I am so off track on our simple yet amusing correspondence idea that I really have no real sense what is going on anymore. But wow does it give me laughs and thus joy.
Today’s letter was chock full of goodness. WOW
I pitched the idea of an alphabetic reply-response. Easy, right? One sends a letter with “A” in mind and the reply is one with “B” in mind. Free form, no rules. Just hilarity. (ahem, “H” word)
Because NOW!?!??! somehow, we are off the rhythm. And it is all on me! I can’t even remember what I did first that messed it up, but I just got her “H” letter. And I swear, just sent her the “I” letter. Doesn’t I come after H? do I now reset and get back on track with a “J” letter? or re-send another “I”? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN!?
She didn’t call me out on my mistake so now I have to wonder if the “I” letter even arrived? or, perhaps, she saved it until after she sent the “H” letter.
ANYWAY-AGAIN – – the “H” letter was HILARIOUS! HEAVENLY! So HOPPING Happy Heartwarming and Heroic,
I actually don’t know what to do.
Well, huh. JOY is a word that starts with the letter “J”!