Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Oh, There's Music In The Air



. . . and lots of letters to everywhere! Which means I've been as busy as two bees. I bought my avatar stamp several months ago, before Archiver's went out of business. I bought it at Hobby Lobby when stamps were on sale for forty percent off.


Did you know there were no bees in our America before they were brought over by Europeans? Did you know the honey you buy might not be pure, but could contain corn syrup or other sweeteners? I like to buy local honey with some of the comb intact; I imagine the bees that made the sweet sticky stuff collected from the flowers and clover in our backyard. One can pretend, especially as one sips tea sweetened with white honey from Canada, while affixing postage to too-long-over-due replies to steadfast pen friends.


I try to write a letter a day this month, but one leads to two--then a third or fourth. This is the second batch. These pretty butterfly and flowers notecards make it easier to pen a little news and good wishes for a lovely spring. I might add a favorite new photo and before I know it I've written a neat little pile of mail. It goes faster if I sit on the patio and sync my writing rhythm to that of the symphony of the birds and bees and planes that drone overhead--until I am distracted by new sounds: children's voices. Oh, there's music in the air and lots of laughter everywhere! As I write on.

Have you broken out of hibernation, too? Yes? Then, write on! Write on. 

Am off to the post office.





4 comments:

  1. I have a penpal in California who comes up with the best stamps on her letters! Sorry that Archivers closed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so lucky, Cynthia. I hope you let her know hers are the best. Does she make them own or buy them? I think I get some of the best stamped mail too. Some people are quite talented and clever, yes? What's inside counts even more, so I archive everything I get.

      I don't understand why they folded since the place was always crowded and the classes filled up right away. They were like Tupperware and Avon to creative women. Women spend a lot on crafts, creating one of a kind art, and archiving. Archivers is online but who wants to wait for orders? Hobby Lobby, Michael's and Texas Art Supply do a good job.

      Delete
  2. She has a collection of shoes, butlers (man with serving plate), women in long gowns, ladybugs, purses, each one better than before. I don't know where she has found them over the years but I look forward to just the envelope alone!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have several containers of stamps but lately tend to concentrate more on letter such content. You are lucky to have such a penal. May you both stamp long and prosper.

      Delete