Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Neither Sloth, Nor Housework, Nor Pain In My Neck

(See the God of Mail?")

Neither sloth, nor housework, nor pain in my neck kept me from my appointed date with the post office this day. The god of mail made way. I mailed mail, I bought stamps, I checked my box. Oh, but did I ever buy stamps.


"Oh, it must be love!" sang Etta James.


I bought old, "I cannot tell a lie," because it's election day. 


Please tell me you did not add this chick to the ballot as a write-in candidate. The only platform she has is a pair of platform shoes.


It's just a matter of time, because time is of the essence, and I'm making time to catch up on six months of backed up mail. I like this stamp. 


I bought postage for postcards.


I bought one cent, two cents, three cents, four cents, five cents stamps. And I am willing to bet someone knows why there are no 6, 7, 8, or 9 cents stamps. Do tell.

These weren't in stock, but, oh, how I want them. I enjoy jigsaw puzzles as much as I enjoy crossword puzzles. Does anyone have these yet? If you do? Are they as lovely as I imagine? You can tell me. I won't be jealous if you do.


Neither rain, nor snow, nor Sandy? I have mail for Brooklyn. I have Wolfey mail. I'm sure mail is the last thing on some minds, so I'll just hold on to this a while longer. Until then: There are letters to write before I sleep.

Write on.







10 comments:

  1. Oh, man. Those Earthscapes stamps really ARE all they're cracked up to be. I ordered them online because I couldn't bear the thought of my local post office maybe not having them. Just tiny little windows of earthy scenery, but so beautiful, and scaled perfectly to be pleasing from a distance and from up close.
    They are happy little stamps. :)

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    1. Thank you! I just knew they had to be awesome. :) Will check post offices in Houston tomorrow. Surely they have them. Shame on Katy.

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  2. My theory on your stamp question is that 6,7,8, and 9 cent amounts could all be formed using only two of the smaller denomination stamps.

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    1. Aha! Logic prevails. Thank you, ma'am. :) I will use your theory when I need to defend having spent over $50 on postage today.

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  3. Hi Limner, My mama gave me the earthscapes stamps as a little gift. They really are wonderful. AND the stamp on the top right- the snakey river- was taken where I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland!
    I love them.

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    1. You have a sweet mama then. :) Oh, my! I can tell anyone in this house who still listens to me, that I know someone connected to those stamps. or real, since I like that snakes river shot a lot. It reminds me of the Superman S. I am determined to get my hands on those stamps. Thanks for making me a little more determined.

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  4. Hi there!

    I, too, have the Earthscapes stamps. Very pretty. :) Often, my local post office sells out of the best stamps too soon. I order them online usually - postage is right around $1 so not bad for beauty. ;)

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  5. Hey you! I went to the post office closest to me but lost patience with the place. I am determined to get those stamps tomorrow, and if by chance I fail for the fourth time I will have JC order them for me on his pc. I tried to place an order on my Mac but it wouldn't go through. The shipping for $52 was only $1.25. I have spent more than that wasting gas. :) I like what you said: "$1 . . . Not bad for beauty. " Write on! And, thanks!

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