Archive for April, 2010

Work of Wolves

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Just finished “Work of Wolves” by Kent Meyers and I loved every word. I would highly recommend it.

Letter Writing Month

Monday, April 5th, 2010

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month and I just finished writing my first card/letter of the month. Writing a letter a week is one of my New Year’s Resolutions so, I’ve been writing them every week this year.

National Card and Letter Writing Month is an annual effort to promote literacy and to celebrate the art of letter writing. I find each form of writing (emails vs blogs vs letters vs postcards vs journal entries vs texts) are quite different. I organize my thoughts differently, I format the piece differently, and for certain, I use different muscles! I’m surprised how tired my arm and hand get when I write with pen/pencil!

More over, I love getting “real” letters. Snail mail consists of bills, advertising, and just plain junk. Some days, I don’t get any mail at all! When I get a real letter in the mail there’s just that little rush of something special and I love sitting down and savoring it. Some days I’m bummed that we have this “lost art” of writing letters. But maybe that’s what makes them so special.

I’d be happy to add you to my letter writing list … just make a comment on my blog and you’ll be receiving one soon!

Dry Erase Marker

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Several months ago I wrote myself notes on my bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker. It’s so great! It stands out, comes off easily with a little glass cleaner, and it’s fun to leave inspirational sayings or little reminders.

Thinking about this little habit, I thought, “Hmmmm. That’s kind of quirky!” 😉