We need to reawaken the long lost art of letter writing.  There are times I want to go back, to when a girl had nothing more exciting to do, than wait by the mailbox for the postman.  Today, if I'm in my long flowing dress with a basket of flowers at my feet waiting for Mr. Postman,  I'd be waiting for the Capital One Credit Card offers, the Freeman, the Journal/Sentinel, the Wisconsin Electric Bill, the Target VISA bill, etc, all while Ella is pouring liquid Vanilla Coffee-mate in the office re-frig, Denver is stalking the dog with the paintball gun and Adria is biking past neighborhood boys' homes!   The weeds are growing unchecked, chickens are running rampant and not a whole lot of stamping is going on.  But wouldn't it be nice to just have the time to wait for him AND it'd be worthwhile TO wait!

Well yesterday, I wasn't waiting for him BUT occasionally he'll surprise me.  It was a Banner Mailbox day.  We did get the usual circular file fodder but mixed in with the chaff we had a few jewels.  Lookie here at what Mr. Postman brought little ol' me.


  • Stamps:  Card Games
  • CS:  White, Old Olive, Jackpot Paper
  • Versamark
  • Misc:  Black Grosgrain and White Embossing Powder

An adorably stamped invite to our family's 4th of July party.  My aunt and uncle always host this annual event and it's pretty elaborate.  This year the theme is Vegas and all are encouraged to dress as your favorite Vegas entertainer.  I have to work at the hospital so I won't be attending but I could have done the Fat Elvis or have Ella dress in a lion costume and we could go as Seigfreid and entourage.  It's a blast, I'm so bummed I'll miss it.

 AND, of course, checks are rolling in from my fabulous cruise sale.  Check out this envelope!  Maude P. sent me a GORGEOUS envelope.  I don't believe I've ever had a prettier letter show up in the box.  Check it out.  Well all for today, I must go forth and tackle the mountain of paperwork today.