Showing posts from September, 2017

Current Little Pleasures

Josey Jewell--what a joy to watch on the field.

Going to IT with Maya and one of her friends.

Susan Branch's fall-themed free downloads.

Maya loves her new dance studio.

Autumn is here!

Incoming Mail--Penny in Canada

Cheerful card.

Incoming Mail--Michele in New Mexico

Postcard of Sneffels Range near Ridgway, Colorado, from my sister's recent trip.

Sweet SJ

Fishy face!!

Outgoing Mail--September 1-15, 2017

Cards and Letters to Karen in Wisconsin, Barbara in South Carolina, Michele in New Mexico, and Wanda in Canada.

Letters to Claudia in California, Penny in Canada, and Mervi in Finland.

Cards to Garrett in New Mexico, Shon in Nebraska, Keli in Nebraska, and Shirley in Nebraska.

Postcards to Steph in Minnesota, Becky in Oregon, Terri in California, Jenn in Texas, Iris in Oregon, Hans in Sweden, Kate in the UK, Karen in Denmark, Christal in Canada, Gill in the UK, Helen in Italy, Melyssa in Colorado, Millie in Alaska, Nadine in Canada, Olivia in the UK, Sarah in Wisconsin, Trysha in Alabama, and Joel in Arizona.

Words to Live By

Why I need a different job. . . .

Sweet William

My last Wlliam blog posting.  Making a fort on a day away from pre-school.

Incoming Mail--Wanda in Canada

Renoir card with a letter.

Recent Reads

Sacred Summits by Peter Boardman (1982).  Published just after his disappearance on Mt. Everest while climbing with Joe Tasker in 1982, climbing legend Peter Boardman describes several of his climbs during 1978 and 1979.  My favorite part of the book is the way about his time in New Guinea with his wife, Hilary, as his climbing partner.  He covers the nitty-gritty, not just the magic of climbing.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck:  A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (2016).  Blogger Manson, in a book that can be filed under self-help, provides guidance on learning to live with how messy life can be.  Instead of always focusing on the positive, you learn about focusing on what's important to you and taking a stand, as needed.  I plan to read the book a couple more times, at least.  Thought-provoking.

Written on His Skin by Simone Stark (2017).  Sweet romance about a pen pal exchange between a deployed service member and a woman who isn't being comp…



Outgoing Mail--August 16-31, 2017

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

Letters to Iris in Oregon, Michele in New Mexico, and Laur in New York.

Cards to Sue in North Carolina and Becky in Oregon.

Postcards to Becky in Oregon, Jenn in Texas, Steph in Minnesota, and Joel in Arizona.