One of the things that I love the most about letter writing is that I can "talk" without feeling like I'm being interrupted or that I'm interrupting someone else.
Today at a meeting, I must have unintentionally interrupted every single person there at least once. It's hard speaking up while you're in a public space, isn't it? You diligently wait for that lull in the conversation so that you can interject, thinking "is that a pause? Is that a period? Is that a flipping semi colon?! Are you just trying to get air into your lungs? Are you pausing to sing the theme song of Happy Days in your head? WHAT?"
Finally, you identify what you think is a break in the conversation so that you can jump in there and add your two cents. Except, of course, that break was just a pause for breath and now you've interrupted the person speaking and furthermore, you look like an ASS.
I don't mean to behave like an ass! I swear! My best friend isn't an ogre, I'm not a giant interrupto blob sent here from outerspace, I'm just a gal who doesn't know how to interject when other people are talking.
I feel like I need one of those flip coasters that they have at restaurants like Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. Except mine would say "Talk Laura Talk" and "Shut your pie hole Laura Shut your pie hole."
Wouldn't that just make life easier? Until it becomes socially acceptable to walk around with coasters that say things like "shut your pie hole," I guess I'll just stick to letters.
There was a theme to my incoming this week: thank you cards and postcards. I love thank you cards, but I always want to send a return thank you card to thank them for their thank you card...and that becomes a vicious cycle of thank yous. And sometimes you need to just step up and say the buck stops here. I don't want to be that person, but I'll do it if necessary.
|A lovely card from Ciara Kay, LEP's illustrator|
|Animal tea parties with Mary|
|Incoming from Jessica|
|The first of two postcards from PostMuse. This one was a really neat sewn postcard.|
|Postcard #2 from PostMuse|
|A lovely thank you postcard from Erin after she recieved a package from my store|
|Hobbits are my Homies for Sukie (It's Martin Freeman, what what!)|
And that's it from me! The coaster is flipped so you know I'm shutting my pie hole (it's not just a pause for breath). It's time to hear from you! Talk Penpals Talk!
Have a great weekend everyone!