Saturday, May 19, 2012

Stamp o' fun!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a lovely week (mail-related or otherwise). To me, "lovely" is the ultimate compliment. I only use it when referring to the utmost, praise-worthy things. So when I say "I hope you had a lovely week," I really hope that your week was the cat's meow!

My outgoing is less than usual this week. I realized that I was spending a lot of my free time simply writing letters. While this is an undisputed great way to spend my time, it was getting to the point where it was largely all I was doing. I'm behind in some of my other activities (namely reading, and TV, and eating things that are bad for me. So very bad for me.) and I think my husband likes spending time with me sometimes (Was this in our vows? What's with all these expectations?! Why is he so demanding?!). So I'm making a concerted effort to slow down the writing somewhat so that I don't feel like I'm morphing into a machine. While I do like the idea of being a robot, I strive to be a well-rounded one.

How do you deal with balancing all the competing priorities in your life? How do you find an even balance? I'd appreciate any suggestions or tips!

Anyway, onto the mail pretties......


Earlier this week, I had the best single mail day I've ever had (6 envelopes and 4 postcards). My husband got hyper excited and started yelling, "IT'S A WHITE DRAGON MAIL DAY!!!" Clearly he needs to get out more.

Postcard from Nicole at BADbad Francine. We're doing a bit of a postcard penpal experiment where we exchange postcards instead of letters. Although it lacks some of the intimacy of letters, the intention is to have a more frequent correspondence. Let's see how it goes....

The above envelope contained the below really neat handmade postcard from Helen at I Heart Post. Thanks Helen!

My postcard orphans came in from Post Muse! This makes me very excited as I quite missed the little pitter patter of postcard feet.

Kay's letter below had not just one, but two mix CDs! I was thrilled and excited. I love getting a sense of what my penpals listen to and being able to share music.


I took a day trip to Jasper National Park earlier this week and started a number of letters while I was there. For some of my outgoing letters this week, this was my view while writing:

Not bad, huh? So if I seem calmer and more at peace than usual in my letter, I owe it all to the view (it's certainly not my natural disposition!).

That's it from me folks. Wishing you a great weekend and great mail days ahead. Any plans? I'm getting the air/furnace ducts cleaned in my place this weekend. I know, I know. I am such a party animal. What's next, going outside without a jacket?! I'm out of control.


  1. Ah! I see my name! So excited!!!

  2. I'll be sending your reply soon :) As soon as I get my ass down to the post office that is ;) :D

  3. Ah wow, that's a lot of awesome mail!
    I absolutely love the view of that park. Those trees and mountains are fantastic!

  4. Good to see my mailart made it without incident. One never knows when one drops an envelope with embellishments in the mailbox if it will arrive in any condition at all. Enjoy the orphans and don't let them eat too many cookies.

  5. Wow! So many awesome looking envelopes and postcards! ;D Getting snail mail rocks!

    And that park, Oh, my! I'd love to go visit it one day!

    Hope you're having a great week! ;D


  6. A white Dragon mail day is the best of all mail days. Never forget that and hopefully you have many many more of them.

  7. Oh my goodness! I love love love that dogwood flower envelope!!! So pretty! I collect dogwoods. :) Impressive!

  8. Yay! Am so glad that your post arrived! And I love the view of Jasper you included. I visited there in 2010 and I absolutely fell in love with the place. It is so so spectacular! Thanks for linking to my blog.