Corresponding Again!!!

This year with NaNo, I found myself not having the time for letters and postcards. I was so excited to find myself with a day full of snow and some time after my doctor’s appointments today to get started back on my correspondence. Boy howdy was there a pile to come back to, and I’m psyched to get started back with my great letter love.

Letter Helpers
After getting home from the doctor, back from the post office, and out of the snow I gathered my supplies and my postal helpers and got started.

New Mail Day
First was the sorting into tidy piles.

Sorted Mail
Then the clipping of my tidy piles. Clips are important, never underestimate clips and mail and how they are important to each other. Sorting and clips go together. They so totally go together and sometimes I wish I had more sizes, ooo or several colors.

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I started with some fantastic postcards. This is the first batch that I decided to work on, aren’t they fantastic?  There are colors, and art, and a couple of boats, and then fantastic illustrations.  It is a good haul, and was a wonderful place to start.

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It was really grand to get back into my postcard collection and pick out things to send.  There was some Doctor Who, some animation, Jimmy Stewart in Telluride, and all kinds of portraits!  I am just thrilled to be back to writing post, and writing just a few less words a day than I was with NaNo.  It was a great snowy day.

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Just a Thought

I’m in an awful pickle. I’m king!
—Rickie Sorensen/The Sword in The Stone

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Tiny Tuesday Wonders

Faces On My Bed
Today is an amazing Tuesday.
There are wonders when people talk to you and speak to you like you are smart and wonderful.
This is a lovely thought.
It was so cold in my room that frost was on my window.
Enough frost for me to draw a little heart for me to find tomorrow when I wake and see the snow outside.
I had a good day and a nice relaxed day.
Then after that day I had a lovely praline from Florida for dessert.
Today is an amazing Tuesday.

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Just a Thought

I have sometimes suspected that the only thing that holds no mystery is happiness, because it is its own justification.
—Jorge Luis Borges

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for now it is enough

Since being in the hospital, I’ve had several ups and downs, and I’m riding an up right now. Even today at work with a crappy long long day with lots and lots of unpleasant phone work happening, I just kept going and it was totally okay.

I got home and I felt like laying in a ball and not working out and in the mail was this postcard for a race that I did a couple years ago and was considering doing again this year. It was a gentle reminder to maybe not go whole hog at the work out universe, but to at least do a bit of a walk around the neighborhood. There are these lovely lights all around one certain houses. They are gentle little reminders of the brightness of the holidays that can be soft lights or they can be flashing craziness. All over the neighborhood in the dark letting you know you are surrounded by people that you don’t really know. How amazing is that, people surround you, and we all sort of agree to live in a organized sense of politeness. We don’t have to do that, but we do, we move in, and we say sure to living in this neighborhood and not being overtly nuts.

For dinner we had take-out, it was a busy day for everyone and no one felt like cooking. The food was so delicious and spicy. I had extra veggies, mmmm with the mushrooms. I just sat there looking at my delicious spicy food, and I thought about the last couple of days of vacation, and I’m deliriously happy right now. It is unusual for me, and I’m not sure I really trust the feeling. But it is so nice, so nice to just enjoy my food, like going for a walk, and look at my family and friends and know that my day is a good day. For now it is enough to know that things are well in my life, and tonight I will go to bed happy.

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Just a Thought

What Jesus blatantly fails to appreciate is that it’s the meek who are the problem.
—John Cleese/The Life of Brian

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Crazy Lady Blanket Begins!!!

Crazy Lady Blanket - Hard Boiled
Today when we were cleaning out stuff from our refrigerator and giving things away from our closets to second hand stores in our neighborhood I got an idea to make a crazy lady blanket.

I have just tons of this old acrylic yarn that I could make a ton of hats out of, OR I could make a crazy lady blanket out of it!  Basically just all the colors and making a mishmash crazy lady blanket!  Look how far I already got while watching Hard Boiled today!

This is so much fun, I’m super excited to be making something with yarn instead of tossing it out or trying to see if they would accept it at the second hand shop.  Then at the end I will have a big ass crazy colored thick ass blanket to call my own!

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December is here!

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Today is beautiful and I feel so happy!
I have a kitten – two kittens! It is the life of luxury!
I have a great family.
I have fantastic friends.
I sometimes am brave enough to leave the house.
I did yoga today!
I totally did everything on my list for today!
Yay Yay Yay for December.
I feel so optimistic here at the end of the year.

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Just a Thought

The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order. And the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs.
—George Orwell/1984

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Fashiony Fashion Scarf

Fashion Scarf


So yeah since I finished my NaNoWriMo, I wanted to relax and I watched The Bletchley Circle (which was fantastically fantastical) and I made a scarf with some fancy yarn my friend sent me from New York.

I had totally forgotten how much I love watching the television or movies and having a little something to do with my hands.

Super relaxing, and a pretty thing at the end! Yay!

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