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Showing posts from March, 2017

Incoming Mail--Joel in Arizona

Incoming Mail--Michele in New Mexico

Recent Reads

After the End by Bonnie Dee (2010).  A group of strangers fight to survive the zombie apocalypse, which hits while they're riding the NYC subway.  Told through the eyes of Ari, home on leave after Army basic training, and Lila, a college student and pacifist.  See what happens as they experience the very earliest days of fighting to survive, loss, and adding others to the group.

Swapped by Brynn Paulin (2015).  Mallory and her husband Tom attend a party held by Jayson, Tom's boss.  Mallory thinks this is the usual career networking, support her spouse situation.  Imagine her surprise not only to find a spouse swap party in full effect, but also to learn that Tom brought her there for Jayson.  Graphic scenes, yet also surprisingly romantic.

Powers of Darkness:  The Lost Version of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Valdimar Asmundsson (1901 in Iceland, 2017 English translation).  A shorter, more graphic version of the Dracula tale that I highly recommend for anyone who appreciates vampir…


I've purchased a variety of items online from Papaya! over the years, including an address book, accessory pouches, a bucket tote, legal pads, greeting cards, and spiral notebooks.  They have a wide variety of colorful designs, and they new designs and new products fairly often.  There's also a physical store in Ashland, Oregon, that I hope to visit one day.

Here are direct links for some of their stationery products I use regularly:

Lovely Legal Pads

Greetings Cards  (always lots of options here)

Address Books

Happy shopping!

Sweet SJ

Incoming Mail--Jenn in Texas

Sweet SJ

Outgoing Mail--March 1-15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Cards--Mom in Nebraska, Liz in Iowa, Wanda in Canada, Jenn in Texas, Keli in Nebraska, Andrew in Iowa, Liz in Virginia, Trysha in Alabama, Penny in Canada, Valerie in Iowa, and Sherri Kay in Wisconsin.

St. Patrick's Day Cards and Letters--Becky in Oregon, Michele in New Mexico, Kate in Iowa, Barbara in South Carolina, and Laura in Iowa.

Letters and Cards to Karen in Denmark, Wanda in Canada, Liz in Virginia, Michele in New Mexico, Trysha in Alabama, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Penny in Canada, Jenn in Texas, and Claudia in California.

Cards to Amanda in New Mexico, Sawyer in Iowa, Billy in Wisconsin, Terri in California, Sue in North Carolina, and Garrett in New Mexico.

Postcards to Fish in Taiwan, Sharon in Alabama, and Joel in Arizona.


Current Little Pleasures

Buying tons of postcards at From Nebraska Gift Shop today.

Binge-watching iZombieon Netflix with Maya.

Susan Branch's free stuff.  Her whole site is fun to read and explore.

Imposterson Bravo on Tuesday nights.

Herb's dinners.  Chef extraordinaire.

Day 5 of nine days of vacation/mostly staycation with Maya.  So fun to sleep in, write a lot, read a lot, binge-watch Netflix, and just hang out with Maya.

Stationery--Roxy Benton Designs

Just ordered some more great return address labels from Roxy Benton Designs.  You can find her shop through Etsy or at

Orders arrive quickly, and the quality and variety of designs are other pluses.  Happy shopping if you decide to take a look.

Sweet SJ

Current Little Pleasures

Peanut Butter Patties (Girl Scout cookies)

GLOSSYBOX for cosmetic samples

Copenhagenmovie from 2014.  Ready to visit Copenhagen now!!

My new perfume, Si.

Spending Maya's spring break with her.  Nine days of freedom. . . .

Lunch today with my mom to celebrate her birthday.  Billy's Restaurant--yum.

Nostalgia--visiting Syracuse, Nebraska, where I lived in 1980-82 for my mom's best friend's funeral.

Heading to Iowa next weekend to meet my new great-niece, SJ.  Squee!!

Incoming Mail--Keli in Nebraska

Incoming Mail--Karen in Denmark

Sweet SJ

Incoming Mail--Michele in New Mexico

Incoming Mail--Kate in Iowa

Incoming Mail--Fish in Taiwan

Incoming Mail--Penny in Canada

Outgoing Mail--February 16-28, 2017

Cards and Letters to Penny in Canada, Amanda in New Mexico, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Jenn in Texas, and Michele in New Mexico.

Letters to Sawyer in Iowa, Jenn in Texas, Michele in New Mexico, Steph in Minnesota, Trysha in Alabama, Valerie in Iowa, Wanda in Canada, and Liz in Virginia.

Cards to Sue in North Carolina, Andrew in Iowa, and Jenn in Texas.

Postcards to Becky in Oregon and Joel in Arizona.