Friday, June 14, 2013

Here to Holler: TGIF!


Hey, y'all. Remember back when my Baby Mac was in the hospital? It seems so long ago; then I remember all the mail and drawings that are forever lost and it seems like yesterday. No, I don't wallow in what's gone, but I'm enjoying amassing new photos and drawings. You know I was remiss in forgetting to share something sweetly mail related. How could I? Shame on me, huh? Well, I blame it on spending more time away than I used to.

The day of the cricket match reminded me that there's more room out than in. No, not that way! I mean to say that there's more room for expansion outside the four walls than there is inside our home and our fenced-in backyard. And, the more I go, the more I know. *grin* Trite but true. Don't get me wrong though. I discover something new every day on our little plot of land. If I cannot go to the world, the world comes to me. It comes via mail and Mom Nature, in special ways. Thanks for all the lovely bird mail! Come winter I plan on creating an album of bird mail. Do I see a book in my future?

Sometimes good things come as unbidden guests; they come in the guise of disasters, mishaps, and as gifts, even when you kick and scream as you try to hold on to what is much loved and familiar. Case in point: My red phone case cracked and split when I took it off to clean my phone. Oh, woeful was I! Then my Baby Mac kicked the bucket. Now, when I am in the Apple Store I tend to pore over the walls. In inches. Degrees. At a snail's pace. I halted when I came to the phone cases. Glory be! I needed a replacement, so . . . Don't you like it when you use a thing until it's worn out? It means you've justified owning it. Reminds me of The Velveteen Rabbit. 

But anyway . . . I was engaged with a cute phone case about midway in the wall when JC said, "What about this one?" You might think he'd know what I like by now, seeing as how we've known each other since we were sixteen, but that's not the case. When it's time for gifts I make a list of five items, and he chooses one, so try to imagine my shock and delight when he showed me this:


Do you have one? Cute, yes?


I cannot help but wonder who designed this for Kate. Am willing to bet she doesn't write mail like we write. And who is Mr. Tate? 


Check out the postmark. Spade stamps! Am liking the eye of the camera! There are people who take awesome photos with their iPhone cameras. Are you one of them? I'm not. Wish I were capable. Oh! That reminds me. I ordered a 30-700 mm lens for my crippled Olympus. The next day the lens went on sale. Dear me.


After five days, return to . . . ? That's no good. If I lose it want my phone returned to me immediately, and not to Mr. Tate. Wouldn't you? But I vaguely recall that after five days instruct from envelopes. Ah, the things I forget. But, do you wonder if people send mail to Mr. Tate just for the heck of it? I am so tempted. LOL! 

So, I sent an e-mail to the person-in-charge-with-the-nice-sounding-name, who initially contacted me to confirm the purchase. I asked, politely, if I might cancel the order and buy it again at the discounted price. You never know unless you ask. Right? Well. Surprise. E. T. gave me a $100.00 reduction. It should have been $150.00 but I took it, and counted myself fortunate. Sometimes an e-mail is mo betta than snail mail, y'all.


Do you reckon this is Kate's version of an embellishment? Not bad. It earns attention because of the placement. The repetition and the magic of three are incorporated. Oh, the lessons I've learned. Lesson of Note: The world heard us! Do you pay attention to the amount of mail ephemera that's in play now? I do! I do! If only someone would design an iPad cover to match! I should! I should!

Am off for another jaunt. Oh, the things I will tell when I'm back. Until then . . . Write on!







12 comments:

  1. You should design an iPad cover to match, that is a really cool phone cover!

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    1. I wish. :) Thanks for the vote of confidence. You just upped it ten points.

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  2. Very fun phone cover! I am glad you are feeling well enough to be out and about! Enjoy, Enjoy!!

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    1. I don't lose my phone half as much since I got this. LOL. Thanks. I turned down a trip to Jasper for the weekend. It's too hot. Hear you got your garden in. :)))

      JC is lugging in bags of humus with manure, top soil and something else that's good for the garden. I accidentally pulled up . . . Dang! I need to save this for a letter. :) See you in the mail!

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  3. I saw that phone case too -- pretty cool. I ordered a very cool mail art case from Etsy so we are both in style. And you guys knew each other since you were 16???? Yikes. happy weekend and nice to see you back...

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    1. Will you send me the link? I'd like to see yours. Is it posted on your blog? I am behind reading my favorites just as I am behind with answering mail. :) Leisure prevails in the summertime!

      Girl, I'm outta here until the sign says I'm back. ;) Being Mac-free made me realize how much I needed to go and create some fresh experiences. Gonna buy me a compass and get the heck off again before you know it. :)

      Yes, sixteen. Destiny is funny.

      Hope you're still long enough to catch up with yourself. ;) It's good to see you.

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  4. so glad to see you back this has been a rotten day for me I may tell later maybe not maybe I should just go to bed and wake up tommorow with a better day ahead who knows . Oh well take care you and we will talk soon .

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    1. Poor you. {{{phone lady}}} Hugs usually help rotten days. Or is it too hot and stick there too? It's so hot here I lost 7 pounds of sweat. Now I need new bras. Hahaha!

      Hope your day got better as you lived it. Troubles don't last always.

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  5. That's perfect for you! Great find.

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    1. Why, thank you. It's the only Kate Spade I'm ever likely to own. Now JC will try to choose my clothes. LOL.

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  6. Lovely to have you back. I like the phone case, I would have bought it too!

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    1. :) JC bought it for me. I must thank him again.

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