Sunday, April 5, 2015
NLWM 2015 Beginning...
Once again this year I have signed up for National Letter Writing Month (NLWM 2015). This is a group on FaceBook that is now closed for this year. Each year we are paired up with a pen pal. We exchange mail throughout the month of April. I am still exchanging mail with my very first and truly wonderful pen pal Dogwood. We have continued our friendship throughout the years and don't just stick to April. And Happy April Birthday Dogwood.
This year my pen pal is Stacy and she mailed me this fabulous Spring Tulip tube! I was overwhelmed when I picked it up at the post office and gave a gasp of delight. The postmaster looked surprise. None of our local postal workers ever know about NLWM and they should as we are helping them stay in business.
So when I got home I carefully opened my beautiful Tulip Tube and look at all the Fabulous Easter goodies Stacy included. Thank you beyond words dear. Your letter is uber fun and I love it. You really put a lot of effort into this and I truly appreciate it. I am getting a late start this month however I hope you won't be disappointed when I catch up.
I also got some fun mail from Dogwood, Kelly and Martha. These ladies really know how to get their Art On! Thank you very much. I didn't take photos, however, I mailed out some simple pieces to several peeps on the list. This year we could elect to just concentrate on one pen pal or we could opt to mail to many of the participants. Of course I went for the whole list. I just have fun and love to see what others are mailing. I mailed out "California" themed postcards to every out-of-state and one UK address. There is something nostalgic about post cards and I still love them even when they are not vintage. I think they convey so much in such a small venue. Now I am off to work on some cards for mailing. I also am getting low on my stock for Random Acts of Mail I participate in each week. Life is short and we need to infuse all the JOY and CHEER we can.
Our downstairs reno is making progress. I finally see a minimum of dust each day. Now we have a new custom vanity with granite top and double sinks with faucets. Mr. C worked long and hard on the plumbing that is always a troublesome task. I will share photos another time.
Today our weather is trying to show us Winter however the tiny few sporadic rain drops are not really making any difference at all. The rain seems to have gone North of us once again. Hopefully the highest mountains will get some snow. My dancing doesn't seem to be helping.
Easter has come and is all too quickly gone. Mr. C got his favorite See's Bordeaux Egg from the illusive Bunny. I seem to have gotten the rabbit pellets to clean up once again. So on that note...Blessings and Creative Bliss to all. I shall send myself to my room and do something creative!