Hello Out There!

I just wanted to let you guys know that I may have been neglecting the blog for a month. Things just got depressing and I did not want it to come through here. I however have quite a few drafts saved that are being updated as I go along. Some are sewing projects that I’m taking a couple day breaks in between and others are going to be the first posts of a series. 

The series will be started by the New Year at least. I’m hoping I have what I need already (or what can be made do with in the beginning). Plus, I want to play around with a few things before I make the commitment of having a post every week. My neighbors are seriously going to hate it ha-ha. 

Sewing is taking place. However it is time consuming and I do not have a work area that allows for the most effiecent use of my time. So, again it is in the process. I just want to put the project up at once rather than long breaks at a time. I may switch to something a little more straight forward in the meantime. That way I can have a feeling of accomplishment and do not become discouraged.

Unfortunately Effie has not moved here yet, which I was very much looking forward too. I know I had not posted on here that there could have been a possibility. The offer is always open to her (pending my landlords approve). I will not air her laundry on here because that is none of my business nor would I air my dirty laundry here either. I do not harbor hard feelings about it as it was her choice and I know it was not made lightly. I support her in it actually. 

A Little Frustrated

I only managed to get one letter done this morning so I sent four off this afternoon. I need to send the three going over seas by air mail of course (all four ended up going this way). I told them it needed to be airmail then I was told it was going to cost $65.00 CAD each! I told them straight out that was not right. I am sending letters not parcels. Something got crossed with information and all four cost me less than $10.00 CAD. After which I was told that the wax seals I use on my envelopes are not allowed. I have been using wax seals for over a year now and have never heard that from any post mistress or post employee before. They are not stickers but actual seals. They are not about to wreck anything more than some of the stickers or embellishments I have seen on some letters. To say the least I will be checking the government website to find out.

Than I called to book an appointment for both my dogs at the vet (which is an hour a way from me). I get told I cannot book Galaxy in till December. I said fine than Bullet can wait till than to go in for his appointment. I live an hour a way and I tried last year to make sure the dogs would go in on the same day. I was than told that Bullet’s due for his shot at the end of the month. I repeated myself. I then get told that Bullet will have to come in the following year to for his shots again. I said that was fine and said the good byes.

I was very clear last year about my dogs coming in the same time last year. I can let that go because I will make sure it is done this year. The thing is though, Bullet gets his shots every year. He gets his wellness exam and a through look at his teeth and then we shoot him up with everything he needs. Honestly it will be cheaper for me as well. I am doing one trip to take my dogs in, not two. Plus I do not like driving in the winter when I do not have to.

I am ranting and raving. On the bright side one of my friends is coming down tonight. Easter weekend went horrible so here’s to hoping this time goes better. Either way she needed time a way. It would be filled with partying or anything but lots of horror movies are going to be happening.

New Pen Friends (Hopefully)

I went and registered for International Pen Friends about 3 weeks ago now. I had found a few links to the website based in Finland and I decided to give it a go. I was only able to find one review (this may have just been me and not the fact there is not any out there). I got nervous because this is a paid subscription. I took my chances. Well, I am an impatient person to begin with so waiting for an email just made me that much more nervous that I was ripped off.

Yesterday I in fact received my list of new pen friends. I am quite excited. I have 2 out of 15 written up to this moment. I go to the post office tomorrow and I am hoping to get two more letters done tonight. That means I should have five to send (I did not make it to send my other pen friends letter).

So far I have these following (including my current friends)

2 x USA

1 x Hong Kong

2 x Australia

2 x England

1 x Belgium

4 x France

3 x Germany

1 x Italy

1 x Qatar

I would say I got enough of a selection. I was not looking for any where specific anyways. There are also a few males in that list. I have yet to write to any males (besides my cousin when he was incarcerated) so that will be a new experience that I am looking forward to.

I am not about to assume that all 15 are going to right me back but it would be amazing if they all did. I mean the first letter sets the impression but I like to babble so I am not sure how well they will get read. I also believe that my address will be given out to 10 people in the same fashion.

I still am waiting to hear back from my one pen friend though to see how she liked her parcel. I know that it was much larger than anything that had been sent before but I had to make of for months of not writing back.

I need to get back to work so I can get on my way back home. I have chores and letters to do!

Letter Writing

I have a letter that is about half way done. I had been hoping to send it out two weeks ago but things started going on and I had to put it aside. Unfortunately Galaxy did find it and it got kind of dirty. I will have to try to clean it up the best that I can.

Aside from that I have not received any new letters, so I really am not that far behind. I believe my other letter friend has gone back to school now too. I am not really sure when I should expect another one from her. The others are pretty much just at random. I mean I reply asap but I am not sure when to expect one from them.

I am hoping to get new letter friends here soon. I really do quite enjoy it and I find it a much more personal relationship then just online friends. I mean thought goes in to writing letters (I tend to babble but hey those are thoughts too ha-ha), some people doodle, some send small items. You never know what to expect. They are always personalized in some way.

All that being said. I should get back to work and hopefully tonight I will finish that letter. I go to the post office tomorrow. It would be great timing I think.