Sunday, March 27, 2011

Abandonment Issues!

I have never had seperation anxiety as much as I have had this past week!

Last weekend we made a trip to Houston. We went to see Brad Paisley at the Rodeo, had one of my dogs fixed, and visited with family and friends. It was exhausting! So through Monday night I did not have access to my laptop and only posted on my facebook through my cell phone....even that was rare!

Then we came home and had to keep an eye on our beloved Hurley. So, we stayed off the computers aside from my husband setting up my laptop to play "Lost" through Netflix on our big screen. SO, of course there went my posting.

It killed me - especially since new followers have joined on. Thank you guys so much for joining by the way!

Last Wednesday (as my husband watched MORE "Lost") - I responded to all the mail I have received so be on the lookout!! Keep your eyes posted for your mail person. I mailed it all Thursday morning.

I should have taken pics! Kicking myself now.

Last August I was in an automobile accident (someone ran a stop sign), and my BABY was totaled. She was the first car I had ever paid off fully on my own - a 2002 Mercury Cougar 75th Edition). So, I had no note...well, with the settlement from the car we were able to afford another used vehicle that we love...a small SUV type vehicle...WITH NO NOTE.

Well, I still have a settlement coming for the injury side of it as well...and I have been going back in forth with the insurance company. All in all - I wanted to say I have not abandoned you - I've just been extremely busy but I back in full effect now...for the most part!

Look for more to come....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

365 Thank Yous

I came across this book while searching PaperBackSwap and thought I'd mention to you guys.

I think it will be an interesting read and sounds like a beautiful concept.

365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life

I encourage those of you that love sending and receiving mail to try it. I don't know that I could come up with 365 people to send thank you cards to - but  I do know a few people that I could send some to. I'm sure it would make their day.

Paperback Swap

Hey guys - I just wanted to inform everyone that a while back I joined PaperBackSwap. I've never really added or requested books from it.

But as I'm doing a little "spring cleaning" I am coming to terms with having to let some of my books go. There are just too many. I have a habit of checking out discount tables at book stores and buying, buying, buying. Right now I have a stack of about 20 I need to work my way through still...and I'm being told by my DH that I am to buy no more until I start reading some of the ones I have "collected". Of course, I don't listen well....but what a great idea to post them on PaperBackSwap so that someone else can enjoy them AND I can receive credits for new ones. :o)

Here is my profile page if any of you are interested with a list of what I have to offer so far:

(Please note, my address on PaperBackSwap is incorrect. I have to wait for the site admins to change it.)

Order the book (it's free of course - as long as you have credits) and I'll send it out right away.

Just another easy way to get some snail mail. Once you get the books, they are yours to keep. Check it out.

Happy Saturday!

Well, another semi-slow weekend...I have a couple of tutus to finish, more mail to write, and dogs to bathe. :o)

I finished making one tutu that was ordered for the Dallas Lady Gaga concert. Check it out:

Beautiful...I love it. I think I get attached to each one I make.

On another note....TWO more followers!! A BIG thanks for stopping by to Martha Miller and AndyTGeezer. So glad to have you both here.

And just for fun....I thought I'd post pics of my babies...

This is Buddy - our "first born" lol. He's a yorkie and was born 2/8/2006. This is after a REALLY short cut from my husband.

This is Hurley - our second yorkie. Also with a short cut from my husband. We actually found someone giving him away online...and we fell in love. He is about 2 yrs younger than Buddy, but we don't have the exact date.

This is Wicket, our shih-tzu and our baby. We found him as a stray on our old street in Houston @ the end of January 2010. When we found him - it had been raining and cold and he had been on the street for a few days. His hair was very matted and he was very skinny. We took him to the vet and was told he was healthy except for being on low on the weight scale, and we were told he was about 6 months old.

This is Ginger, acts like a dog...fetches and everything! She loves being outside and stays out till dark.
She loves hiding in the shadows and jumping out at the dogs as they run by. She ALSO wakes me up every morning at least 5 minutes before the alarm goes off.

So there you go, a small piece of my world. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Incoming 3.10.2011

You guys are making it hard to keep up!! But I LOVE it!

Here's my beautiful mail from today!

LOVE the McDonald's bag as an envelope....I have some creative blog followers. Thank you for the envelopes, Just Letter Rip. Just amazing!

And look at that adorable face on that return mailing address label! So cute!

That brings me up to 11 for my 31 goal!

I love it and I need to get back to writing....I've got so much to go out! I'm sorry my posts aren't THAT exciting lately...I've been having to work double time at co-worker is out and where normally I would handle 3 nurses I'm handling 6! Talk about a lot of paperwork...I am drained!!

I'm off to read of few of you gals blogs and then I'm back to letter writing!

Keep that ink flowing!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Incoming 3/8/2011

Picture of today's incoming mail!!!

Another good day right!? We are up to NINE!

I received another postcard from FastEyes....I love them. I think they are collectibles all on their own.

Oh and the black and white envelope from Patricia - my husband asked me if you did all those lines by hand...ha-ha. Even more funny is the fact that I had to take a double look. :o)

Thanks for the great mail...I'd like to feature each letter in their own posts....but I'm not sure how you guys would feel about that. It's kind of like giving a spoiler to another letter writer. I don't want anyone zooming in on the pic to get some info that you might want to share with them in a letter all on their own.

Let me know what you guys think.

Incoming 3/7/2011

Ok so here is the pic of the mail from Monday!!

Nice right!?! Love it!

That puts me up to 7 mailings in the "Birthday Wish" category! You guys are the best...I truly appreciate all the mail that I have been getting. Just a couple more posts and I can start writing back and answering your letters!

I am so ashamed!

I missed a post....yesterday 3.7.2011!! I am so very sorry....I even had some good mail. I'll get to that in my next few posts. Actually....I will post it all in one I think. No, no...multiple. (Can you tell I have a time making up my mind?)

Ok so first off - we have TWO new followers!! I'm pretty excited about that alone!

So everyone say hello to katikatzenfreak and Choco223....they don't have a blog of their I hope they accept this as their hello:

"HELLO!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!"

And give a wonderful hello to - Yunims, she DOES have her own blog and while she is not a follower...she did take a moment to comment on my page with a beautifully romantic story. Please visit her blog and say hello.

Also received a comment from NOPOSTONSUNDAY, thank you for the advice.

You know - before I sat down to write this post, I had so much to As I go on, I'm forgetting.

I had two good mail days both yesterday and today...I really need to get it all together and write, write, write.

Ok I have two more posts in which I am going to feature my incoming be on the lookout. And - if I think of something else I'm sure I will make another post.

Write your hearts out!

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Found some really great stuff this weekend. I found a few cute things at Hobby Lobby (a local craft store).

Check them out:
A "mini" office set - I love mini items!!

Here it is out of the package. The tape roll is the size of a quarter! 

Here's a small storage system - not really big enough for a lot BUT, it's the perfect size for postcards.

This is called glitter lace...self adhesive! I love it!

A really cute stationery set I found - $2.50!!

My favorite thing about Hobby Lobby is their clearance section. Anyway, I need to get some things done around the house and my husband is in the middle of working on our stove. So, I shall return later! Just wanted to share my great finds!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Never Fear!!! I am still here!

Missed a blog last night - I do apologize. My husband and I have started watching a tv series called "No Ordinary Family" and I got a little too hooked on it last night.

Still working on the system ... BUT yesterday I did get an extremely cute postcard. Thank you Felicity.

That makes number 4! I will be writing you back.

I've got two postcards going out tomorrow for a Swap-Bot postcard swap and I received an email that a pc I sent to the Philippines arrived and was registered on Postcrossing. YAY!! I love knowing that someone received my mail.

(Outgoing for 3.3.2011)