Lice: Letters from the war

My dearest Agatha,I miss you terribly, but I assure you that all continues to be well here on the battlefront. Thus far, skirmishes have been limited to soldiers in camp whom I am not familiar with, having never once had them to my side of the camp for a pre-arranged hour of rambunctiousness (with snacks). Almost weekly I receive anonymous notes that someone, somewhere in our camp, has been afflicted, and I am warned that I must remain vigilant. Happily, I continue to be pest-free....more

When It's Time For The Last Good-Bye

A blogging friend of mine,Tess at How the Cookie Crumbles ,is in the process of making her “final” plans....more

Dear Me: Your Plans Are Silly Your Goals Are Not

You may notice that many bloggers post a "Letter to My Younger Self." I have always wanted to do that, but I have so many things I want to say to myself at so many ages it is overwhelming. Then today, on The SITS Girls, the feature blogger linked to her letter. And I felt motivated....more

You've Got Mail (Just Not The Kind I Remember)

I didn't expect this to be the most nostalgic stop of the entire tour. But as I stood in front of the wall of hundreds of gleaming brass boxes, I felt the air suck out of me and was transported back in time, thirty years, to be exact....more

Dear Mom with Anxiety: You're Normal

Dear Mom Dealing with Anxiety, You're different than other moms. I mean, you do all the same things each day: change diapers, go to work, make lunch, give horsey rides, clean the kitchen, check in with daycare. But, you think you're different. You manage all of these things while dealing with anxiety. Maybe it's just the everyday, run-of-the-mill variety, or maybe, like me, you have day-stopping panic attacks and require medication. Either way, you're anxious, and that makes life a bit harder, doesn't it? ...more
Thank you for opening up this somewhat touchy subject. It comes to me on a day that I am feeling ...more

A Love Letter

Where have all the letters gone? I’m not talking about the alphabet. I am talking about a written letter; a piece of paper with words on it, written by our own hand and more specifically, a love letter.In this age of technology I think we have forgotten the sweetness of the love letter, forgotten the meaning of a hand written letter filled with our feeling for that special person, the one we love. You don’t have to be a great writer to write one, you just have to love someone....more

Write a Letter, Save the Post Office

As CNN Money reporter Jennifer Liberto reports in her article Postal Service barred from borrowing more*, the United States Postal Service has found itself wedged between a cancelled stamp and a hard place. Read on......more

Writing

Today is the day for a different type of writing.  I have some thank you's to take care of and I've gotten out my favorite notecards.As much time as I spend on this keyboard, it feels good to pick up a pen and actually write longhand.  This may be one of those lost arts I've been talking about recently.  But I know I still have friends who are thrilled to get actual mail.  There's always a bit of excitement when you reach in to that mailbox and pull out something from a friend....more

Letters to Poppet (Thrifty Thursday)

When I was expecting Poppet my Mum gave me a gorgeous bag filled with everything I’d need for a hospital stay. It was kinda like a gift basket for mums to be. I was planning a home birth, and being a purse/bag girl I was very tempted to empty the bag and use it before Poppet came along. As it turned out, 1 1/2 hours before Poppet was born we ended up heading for the hospital. I was so glad I had that bag ready to go. All hubby had to do was grab it and go!...more