Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mail post 3.11

Observe: Storm the jerk.
Hey peeps. So I'm sitting here, feeling like Wolverine crawled into my throat and started slashing around in there for fun, and my nose is going at a steady drip, so what better way to spend my morning but to finally do a mail post?!?!? (I'm not really that excited but I got carried away with the punctuation there)

I received a delicious letter from Katyha - literally! I love Tim Tams! Australian peeps, take note.
From miss Kate in Alaska

Pac-man comes a chomping! Thanks Penny!

From Steffi. I believe this letter included a lovely postcard. (I'm not home to check so I'll just say that my memory is awesome and it did.)
Miri sent me a sweet pen and bookmark from her hometown.
My lovely sis-in-law Melissa sent me an accordion letter! I love it!
Olga sent me a sweet letter, and I love her glittery doodles on the envelope. And of course, a portrait of me and Chris!

A sweet letter and postcard from Callie. She also included some nail stickers, which I am so excited to try out!

From my new friend Zada in England. Thanks for all the treats! So sweet!
From the ever awesome Olive
I received a lovely swap from Elena. I requested matryoshka dolls and she delivered!
Yesterday I got my very first letter from Patty, who poached my address off of my blog here! Patty, you made me feel so famous! :)
From miss Lady Kay. I need some "hello my name is" stickers! So cool!

A cute letter from Elizabeth in Mexico!

This is how my desk used to look when I wrote letters but now that we don't have Netflix or internet that computer doesn't get taken out much.

Reply for Penny

Sorry I didn't have a velociraptor, Laura! Hopefully my Triceratops friend is good enough!

A reply for Katyha

What I sent to Elena for the swap. It included some airmail and bird items because she asked for either and I'm random like that.

For my auntie who moved to Ontario.

Suzanne is the only pen pal I've met in real life, 5 years ago already! We've lost touch through snail mail but we're hoping to start that up again.

For my cousin who got married and moved to the States. Why her hubby wouldn't want to move here, I don't know. Haha.

For another auntie who moved to Saskatchewan. I'm realizing that my family is becoming quite widespread here...

These are a bunch of notes I wrote for friends at church/school (which is actually the same thing haha). Now that you read this, I dare you to write a note to one of your real life friends and mail it to them or leave it in their mailbox at work or church or wherever! I double-dog dare you! Hahaha I don't think I need anymore medication, thanks. Wolverine, get out of here...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

4 Things Sunday 1.3

Time for another round of my goals for the week!

Last time I posted, these were my goals:
1. Finish organizing my office!
2. Paint the spare room (we bought the paint and I have a day off on Friday!)
3. Write 5 letters (only did 2 last week)
4. Make my Christmas list

I did pretty good - I am almost done organizing the office, I painted the spare room, and I made my Christmas list!

For this week:
1. Absolutely finish organizing the office
2. Write 5 letters (so behind - my apologies)
3. Finish Christmas shopping
4. Clean my house

As always, feel free to comment with your list!

Christmas music swap

In the spirit of Christmas, I am organizing a Christmas music swap! Sign-up is open until November 17! Please email me at openupthesky42 (at) gmail (dot) com with the following info:

*blog link/whatever social media you're using
*musical tastes

Sunday, October 28, 2012

4 Things 1.2

I have had a very productive week, and yet it feels so unproductive at the same time! I completed item one from last week - 2 garbage bags of clothes for the thrift store, 1 garbage bag of old jeans for my mom to cut up and make into jean quilts, and 1 garbage bag of actual garbage. So that felt super great to accomplish, but those 3 bags to being away are still sitting in my car, waiting for me to drop them off, so it feels like I'm not done yet. I did also complete item 2 on my list last night, go for coffee with a friend, and we had a great time! But I started some other projects, and right now my office is a disaster area. Dis. As. Ter.

So for this weeks goals:
1. Finish organizing my office!
2. Paint the spare room (we bought the paint and I have a day off on Friday!)
3. Write 5 letters (only did 2 last week)
4. Make my Christmas list

What are your goals? If you play along please let me know!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This morning I was thinking about Gracie's Christmas swap, and I was thinking of doing my own. Who would all be interested in doing a swap of Christmas music mixes? If enough peeps would be interested, I will totally organize this! Please comment with your thoughts!

(I'm posting from my app and I can't add links either! Good thing I didn't pay for this app! Here's the link to Gracie's swap -

Outgoing mail 3.10

To Belen

For Ely

To Olive

To Lindsay

Monday, October 22, 2012

Incoming mail 3.9

It's been a very long time since my last mail post, I haven't been keeping very good track at what I've taken pictures of since then. So here are some incoming that I had on my camera. I'm terribly sorry if you sent me a letter and I miss posting it. Be assured, I still appreciate every bit of mail that comes through my mailbox!

From Mikaela in Finland

From Kate in Alaska.

From Lauren in New Jersey

From Steffi in Germany

From Olive.

From lovely Laura.

From Merissa. I love her calligraphy so much!
There has been quite a bit more mail than what I've shown you today. Be assured, I will be posting more again soon! Have a lovely mail day, my friends!