Saturday, January 7, 2012

I don't ignore reader mail!

I'm still plugging a long with writing my letters and no new ones have showed up at my door today.
Thank goodness.
I have just four my to write and it's time to play the waiting game. A letter that I'm currently working on is to a Mr. Donavan. He writes that he is fascinated by my choice of major. Of course I've tossed around other ideas for majors and even considered becoming a chef (and has become Plan B), but history is my true passion. There's not a day that goes by that I wish I could time travel to 18th century England and meet all of the authors I read last semester. And there is not a year I do not yearn to dress up in a ridiculous costume, head to the Renaissance Faire, and immerse myself in the fantasy. Letter writing aids in this fantasy. Just by writing letters makes me feel apart of history and knowing what I write will be cherished by the receivers, and, perhaps, it too will become a part of history. All of our letters will become apart of history. When archeologist excavate our homes centuries from now, they'll find little memories of the past. A little part of us.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Playing Catch Up

So, I waited until Winter Break to play catch up with my mail. My pile quickly morphed into a pile containing about 20 items. My goal is to be done by the time I go back to school, but it might now happen. Once I do get caught up, I'm definitely going to respond as I get them.
I hope everyone had wonderful holidays, and thank you to all of the readers that wrote to me. I'm hoping to be posting a little bit more often....Hopefully...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Backed Up

Currently, my mail gets even more backed up, day after day. I have 13 letters waiting to replied to. I have a letter from late August to reply to yet. I thought I had replied to it, but I'm not sure. So here's my goal. A letter written every other day just to try and keep things flowing. No mass mail outs because it gets overwhelming when everything comes back at once!
Things are going well. Better than I expected. One thing that I'm oddly having trouble in is my English writing class. Three essays have received a C or C- and one B+. He's a tough prof but I'll get through it. You all of you that correspond with me, you know that my spelling and grammar are atrocious! I'm meeting fantastic people and making some good friends, two of which I've made in strange ways. The drive down there every other day kills me, though, but I have a college that I want to transfer to lined up.
And who would think that the bookstore would have some nice stationary?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Catching Up

I'm making myself have a little down time to reply to letters and such. Since school started my days have been filled with driving, a lot of driving, homework, classwork, and essential chores that I must do around the house. Hey, I need to have clothes to wear too! But so I can get as many letter written as I can, I've began typing up a few because it's faster to type than hand write for me. I'm pretty caught up now and am sighing. Today I received two more letters that are replies to the batch that I sent out a while ago. Will I ever be actually caught up? I guess that's part of the fun!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Going Back to School

After two years out of high school and being nearly bored to death despite working part time, I've decided to pursue my dream of a history major. Starting Wednesday I will be going to school full-time, but I am only taking 12 credits to start out. I will also still be working part time with hours that I already have (Monday & Friday 4-8 and Thursday & Saturday 4-8).Now here's the kicker. I got suckered into helping a local girl scout troop go camping and go on trips. I must be crazy or just really tired of doing nothing most of the day. No worries though to those who correspond with me! I'll absolutely will still be writing letters but on a much slower pace that what I've previously been doing (it was pretty much you send me a letter and the next day I had a reply in the mail). At first I was disappointed that I may not be able to keep up with my current pace but then again...the lengthy time  will make for more interesting and longer letters. See, everyone wins!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Old Ways

I'm a big fan of swap bot and recently I've partaken in a self mailing letter swap in which you do not use an envelope but fold the letter up.
Here's the problem. Even if it's an introduction letter I still like to write at least two pages. I could use two sheets and fold them together but it would  be bulky and unattractive. Instead, I did a little research and found that some people use to write on top of their writing because the recipient paid for the weight of the mail. Here's my attempt.
Hopefully, the recipient will be able to read it.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Dolly in Your Life

Okay, I have to admit that I'm no big fan of country music, but Dolly Parton has a special place in my heart. Every year, I make it a point to watch A Smoky Mountain Christmas during the holiday seasons and is a classic to me! So imagine my envy when one of my friends run off to Dollywood without me! But she was nice enough to send me this awesome postcard.