So I am on day...well I've forgotten which, of a sore throat and runny nose. I am sooo sick of..well...being sick! Haha. I did, however, drag myself out of bed to trudge to the mailbox. I had some Valentine goodies to mail off for re-mailing ( see one post back ). And boy I am glad that I made that walk! I had some goodies waiting for me too!!
The first batch was all postcards. Including a nice one from Russia, sent through Postcrossing . They were nice enough to translate the message on the front for me. " Anticrisis #8. At this exact moment they had everything they needed to be happy. The rest has been taken away by bailiffs". I dont really get it..then again maybe its a translation issue. It did however have a very nice set of stamps.
The one of the shoes was made and sent by Liz. We connected through the Good Mail Day blog. And the final card was another I sent to myself from Mexico. I dated the card 11/7/2010...the postmark from Mexico read...9/11/2010 (they do day, month, then year). And it just arrived in my mailbox today. Almost three months after I sent it!! Crazy! (sorry for the crummy picture)
The last thing I pulled from the box was a letter from Patty who writes the Just Letter Rip blog. I have been following her blog and sent her some mail a week or so ago. She was nice enough to send me some back! (ps. I don't mind posting her addy cause its posted on her blog. Normally I wouldn't post one that wasn't already out there in the blogosphere.)
I love the envelope. As you can tell she has recycled one from a local bank. Very clever idea!! I am definitely going to have to do that with all that junk mail I get. Here is what she included:
She is trying to go all year without buying any new paper! I think it is a very good task..and I may try it myself. Then again...I kinda like buying papers. Call it an obsession if you want. Either way I was happy to receive her mail! I will have to put my mind to the task of sending something equally as interesting back.
One cool thing Patty pointed out was that in those silly credit card envelopes there is always a spot where they have your entire name and address listed. She clips them out to use are address labels on the things she sends! How cool is that?? I am sooo going to start doing that.
Anyone else out there recycling paper like Patty?
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