Showing posts from February, 2018

Photos of Maya

Shopping in 2010.

Tough Maya.

Current Little Pleasures

Incoming Mail--Millie in Alaska

Happy envelope from Millie.

My Birthday

Happy 48th birthday to me!!

Happy First Birthday, SJ!


Photos of Maya

Nebraska women's basketball game in 2013.
Reading and hanging out with Muffin in 2014.
Violet time in 2015.
Helping Dad shovel snow in 2009.
Snake at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in 2009.

Incoming Mail--Wanda in Canada

Gorgeous photo card.

Incoming Mail--Claudia in California

Two recent cards from Claudia.  Check out her blog, My Polyester Closet.

Outgoing Mail--February 1-15, 2018

Letters to Tracy in Texas, Tami in Oregon, Michele in New Mexico, and Jenn in Texas.

Postcards to Jenn in Texas and Joel in Arizona.

Valentine's Day Cards and Letters to Wanda in Canada, Iris in Oregon, Michele in New Mexico, Penny in Canada, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Barbara in South Carolina, William in New Mexico, Joanna in Poland.

Valentine's Day Cards to Sawyer in Iowa, Keli in Nebraska, Becky in Oregon, Jenn in Texas, Sue in North Carolina, Shon in Nebraska, Claudia in California, Laura in Iowa, and Mom in Nebraska.

Incoming Mail--Jenn in Texas

Great set of postcards from Jenn.

"When all seems lost, determination remains."

"We are all miracles."

Love Quotes

"In vain I have struggled.  It will not do.  My feelings will not be repressed.  You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."   ~~Mr. Darcy/Jane Austen
"Love is like a war; easy to start, but hard to end, and you never know where it might take you."   ~~Oscar Wilde
"And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course."   Kahlil Gibran
"You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."   ~~Henry Drummond
"Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be."   ~~Robert Browning
"How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways."   ~~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."   ~~Audrey Hepburn
"Sometimes things fall apart so that better things can fall together."   ~~Marilyn Monroe
"All you need is l…

Incoming Mail--Becky in Oregon

Very fitting card choice from Becky with our current snowy winter in Nebraska.

Photos of Maya

Maya with some of her stuffed animals in 2010.
Singing in 2010.
Hanging out with Rufus in 2009.
Drinking cocoa at Barnes & Noble in 2009.
Shopping in 2010.

Incoming Mail--Barbara in South Carolina

Cute puppy card and letter.

Recent Reads

Twist of Faith by Ellen J. Green (2018).  Knowing that she's adopted, Ava pulls a couple of co-workers into her search for her birth mother.  Shrouded in secrets, scandal, and Catholic guilt, and littered with murders past and present, there are no easy answers to Ava's search, and no one is exactly who, or what, they seem.  While the ending can stand on its own, I'm hoping for a sequel.

The Lost Men:  The Harrowing Sage of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party by Kelly Tyler-Lewis (2006).  Set to cache deposits of fuel and food for Shackleton's grand plan for the first crossing of Antarctica, the Ross Sea Party experiences the drudgery of attempting to survive the ice and cold on a limited diet.  Not everyone survives the 1914-1917 journey.  Since every man was tasked with keeping a journal, there are liberal first-hand quotes within the text.  Interesting reading, especially on cold winter nights from inside the safety of modern housing and heating.

What Tomorrow Brings by J…

Current Little Pleasures

Caramel M&M's

Philadelphia Eagles over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII

Valentines, candy hearts, and heart-shaped, frosted sugar cookies

Year of the Dog, same as my birth year, starts February 16th

Sweet SJ


Outgoing Mail--January 16-31, 2018

Card and Letter to Barbara in South Carolina.

Letters to Steph in Minnesota, Wanda in Canada, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Jenn in Texas, Michele in New Mexico, and Sarah in Wisconsin.

Cards to Liz in Iowa, Becky in Oregon, Amanda in New Mexico, Iris in Oregon, William in New Mexico, Limner in Texas, and Sue in North Carolina.

Postcards to Millie in Alaska, William in New Mexico, Hans in Sweden, Joel in Arizona, Jenn in Texas, Michele in New Mexico, Sarah in Wisconsin, and Trysha in Alabama.