Mumbles… Address

Here I am again trying to beat a deadline.  I am not talking about the daily prompts although I am a couple of days behind on that.  It is the Christmas Eve deadline.  For years now I have made my own Christmas cards and this year is no different.  I am only about 5 cards short of being done.  Then I will write about a dozen letters to go with a few.  The final stage is to address, stamp and decorate the envelopes.  As long as they hit the mailbox before midnight on Christmas Eve, I have fulfilled my duty to get them in the mail BEFORE Christmas.  I am doing pretty good though this year.  I do have three letters started and have plenty of time set aside for more writing this weekend.  I may be able to get them done and in the mail by Friday the 20th so there will be a good chance of them arriving before Christmas even.

In this day and age of computer and text communications… do any of you still send out Christmas cards?  I know I am part of a dying breed, but I still find it so nice to get something in the mail other than bills and that is why I still do cards every year.


Written for Fandango’s One-World Challenge (FOWC) – address

Happy and Grateful – Day 347

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

I am sneaking this in before I fall back asleep again… at least that is the plan.  I spent another day at my craft desk and typing away at 4 more Christmas letters.  My hands are grateful for my word processing program at this time of the year… there is no way I could hand write so many letters.  But it is not a form letter, they are individual to each recipient.  I love being able to keep in touch with everyone.

My happiness today came in the mail… I got two Christmas gifts I ordered and two Christmas cards from friends.  It is always good to hear from people this time of year.  And any time something other than a bill shows up in the mail it is a good thing!

Ok I am off to print out my letters and then maybe I will catch some more sleep… then again I may just dive back into my cards.  Especially during this busy time of year remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 259

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

The days are noticeably getting shorter, the trees are already starting to change a little bit… I am not ready for fall.  Don’t get me wrong, I like fall.  It is just what comes after it that I dread.  Of course with temperatures in the 90’s we are not going to have to worry about that soon.  Although my Dad did tell me tonight they got snow in some part of Montana I think it was.  In his words, “They can keep it there.”

First day this week I have not had any appointments to get to… it was nice for a change.  I did go through my ever-growing stack of mail and shredded some nearly 30 credit card offers… and a majority were from the same company.  What a waste of paper!  But it was nice to have a fairly quiet day to get that done and I am grateful I can see that corner of the table again.

Today was not one of my happier days… really struggled with loneliness off and on today.  But I was happy to get a message or two from a friend out-of-state.  Hadn’t heard from him for a while and more than anything else it was SO NICE to have someone take the time to ask how I was doing.  I will admit I hid behind a vague answer but it was still great to think that someone actually cares how I feel.

I need to try to sleep now that the thunderstorms have calmed down a little.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Day 96 – 100 Days of Happiness

Down to the last few days of my challenge… I think I will make it.  There were a few days that were a little tougher to come up with a happiness than others, but I did it.  Now I realized one of the best parts of the year will miss out on my happiness blog.  I will finish just a few days before Christmas, but there are many joys of Christmas before hand in the planning that bring me happiness.

Today I got to write 3 letters to family and friends to put in with their Christmas cards.  I love letter writing.  It can be such a personal little piece of yourself you share with others… of course it can be however you chose to write it really.  But me, I tend to share a lot.I can “talk” better to people in print than face to face.  I am sure my social anxiety is what causes that.

So my Christmas letters usually sum up the year, but I have never liked the form letter route so I write an outline of sorts before I start writing the letter so I don’t forget to share some piece of news from the year.  This year I have just been winging it though and so far so good.  But bottom line a letter does send a piece of you to the receiver.  And I don’t know about you but I would rather get a letter over a bill in the mail any day!