Saturday, April 13, 2013

Another Saturday Evening Post

Roll me over in the clover; she did it again! I am not good at keeping secrets, so not sharing the goodness of Elle prematurely has been one of the hardest things I've done all day. Weeding with my left hand this afternoon was a cinch in comparison. I thought I'd burst before I could sit and do a show and tell. This moment is . . . Well, just look and you'll know what I mean.


Imagine my surprise. Exclamation! Embarrassed but not too embarrassed to take photos while people looked at me curiously . Talk about surprised!


So surprised that I had to take another shot.


And another as a pinch. I removed one piece of mail at a time. I savored the moments. I was so cool. My hands shook only a little bit.


A timely tip: It is better to have a Swiss Army Knife in your bag than it is to have a compact. You cannot defend yourself against a slow, fumbling assailant or open an envelope with a compact. Plus, a SAK makes a cleaner slit than a key.

I sat, and I read all that delicious mail in the parking lot. I took my time. I savored each word. The sun beamed down on my pate, and it was good. I need a haircut though. I saved the big envelope for last. My, my, my. 


Dear Elle. Roll me over in the clover 'cause you did it again. I get so emotional sometimes. Thank you. You are a jewel more priceless than rubies, opals and diamonds. My birthstone is the diamond, and opals run a close second to being my favorite gem stone. Rubies hover in the middle, but these precious gifts that you designed are as great as the Hope Diamond. Thank you. Such a professional job you did. Such a green crowds me and flows in my life. 


See? I missed the green on the can of Ultra Duster. I couldn't have staged something this serendipitous if I'd planned it. Now you know more of my secrets: I still like bubbles. I like greens. I pile things on my desk when I dust my shelf. I use Aveeno, and I still use Sharpies to highlight. I am also off topic, but Tulu is from South Africa.



The envelope. Such lovely stamps, huh. Hearts and suche. I like the old way of spelling the word, don't you? No? Well, to each her own, right? No matter.


Even the back is lovely.

I believe that I am one of the luckiest women on the planet. A lot of work went into this gift. Every gift takes thought, energy, effort and goodness. This one has so many elements that say Limner, happy birthday, and . . . And a whole lot of other good things, so that I had to devote this post to saying thanks tonight. Thank you, again Elle. You're swell. I hope I can do such a marvelous thing for someone else soon. That someone includes you.  

I don't know what else to say, except quote a man I admire, "I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter."  Mark Twain, for one.

Goodnight, and write on.

Sincerely sincere,

Limner










18 comments:

  1. I enjoy your happiness! This is so fun for you!The mailbox photos are beautiful. Have a fine day.

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    1. Aritha, you are the icing on my cup cakes. :) I do enjoy posting. Thank you. I believe I will have a fine day indeed.

      I want to take a bottle of cleaning liquid and a rag with me to the post office. Those boxes are never cleaned. The can do with a good cleaning and polish. :)

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  2. I am so glad you got them and that you like them! I remembered that you had an affinity for cigar bands so I made stamps that reminded me of the colors in cigar bands :) Enjoy dear Limner! It is a blessing to bless those who so often bless others! :)

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    1. Oh Elle! I am still ecstatic over your bountiful gift. Surprises are wonderful. Ah! And you remembered. A cigar band was my first wedding ring. LOL. Uncles who smoked cigars were so kind to us. They had no idea how much their gifts meant to a little girl. Or maybe they did. :)

      The colors are just right. I will enjoy each one. And what a lovely, touching thing to say. Your words about blessings will be recorded in my journal and my little book of quotes, right below the recent one attributed to Mark Twain. I am blessed.

      Thank you.

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  3. Beautiful stickers! What a lovely gift!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, some of the loveliest stamps from Elle's creative mind to my mail box. I think I might try Return to Rural's recipe for glue, or maybe I should stick with LINECO. Pun accidental. :)

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  4. I love the Mark Twain quote!
    We are fortunate in the Uk to have ouir mail land on the doormat having come through the letterbox in the front door. So sometimes I get a lot of mail on my mat. I must photograph it some time.
    (Sadly, it's now illegal to carry a Swiss Army Knife in the UK - it's considered a vicious weapon how daft is that!)

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    1. Yes, you are fortunate indeed. Our home mail is delivered to tacky cluster boxes. Beautiful magazines are folded in half to make them fit. What I wouldn't give to have ours delivered your way.

      Oh, my goodness. A Swiss Army Knife blades are so small. Such a shame, but people still commit crimes there. I know since I often read some of the news from around the world. Daft. I like that word. Yes, that is quite daft. :) I like the word deft too. LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Very nice labels/stamps there. Me likey!!

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    1. They're stamps. :) 46 cents stamps. She even cut a bunch and sent two sheets. Oh, be steady my heart.

      Will have to attach one to an envelope heading your way soon.

      Thanks.

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  6. nice post and love the pink butterfly bubble bottle uber cute thanks and you know I love pink .....im one of the orginal pink ladies LOL ....

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    1. Thank you, ma'am. I had no idea you were an original pink lady. ;) I hope the bubble wand is shaped like a butterfly. The bottle goes out in tomorrow's mail.

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  7. Great post Limner- I love he way you put down words. Those stamps are magnificent. LUCKY!
    Is it your Birthday?

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    1. Millicent, I do thank you with all sincerity. Stay tuned for the Bling give-away. Lucy will enjoy the prize if she wins.

      I really am LUCKY. :) My b'date is the 25th. It's a mile stone for me. :) There won't be a beach house in my future this month because I cannot cast. If I can't fish, there's no point in me going to Galveston. :) I am planning a great big birthday tea. A proper British tea. I am going to lie now to get it over with, so hold on.

      I will be 89 come April 25. Yeah! Okay, it's done. :)

      Oh, and that's not all Elle gave me. The other is a surprise. Will share soon. Oh, happy day!

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  8. such bounty! I believe I have already admitted that I carry a letter opener in my car now because I'm a habitual post-office-parking-lot-letter-reader.

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    1. Do you ever look up from reading and see people looking at you? :)

      Yes, I felt like I lived in bountiful for the duration. :)

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  9. Loved the photos of your PO Box -- and you took a cleaning rag and polish to clean it -- How funny. Elle"s stamps are very cool - what a terrific gift. You will be 89. Yeah right.....

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    1. LOL! Pamela, I will be someday.

      I wish our post boxes looked as chic and sophisticated as some.

      Elle is unbelievable. :) I hope she knows it. You're in her league. I still don't get how you do what you do.

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