Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mail for Two Little Boys

I sure am glad that Tuesday is over.
I'll keep the details of the day to myself, except for the mail.
I received two postcards yesterday
An official Posttcrossing card fom Belarus.
The sender writes:
Hello JarieLyn!
My name is Karina & I'm from Minsk (Belarus).
I hope you like y card.
Happy New Year!
I hope your wishes come true!
Happy Postcrossing.
This is a pretty handmade postcard from my friend Laurie.
She used her own photography and editing skills to make the postcard.
I think she did a fantastic job.
Now for my outgoing mail:
An official Postcrossing card traveling to Iraq.
An official Postcrossing card traveling to Connecticut.
A gift for my sister minus the valentine.
This is for Rome, who will be five years old in February.
This is for Titus, Rome's 3 year old brother.
That's the mail for Tuesday.
I'm sure today will be just as fruitful.
Have a happy mail day.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Postcards Galore

Hi Y'all.
Monday was a postcard kind of a day.
Here's what came in the mail.
A postcard from my swap partner for six weeks of snail mail swap.
Sadly, this is week # 6
What can I say, It was fun while it lasted.
An official postcrossing card from Belarus.
The sender writes:
My name is Diona.
I live in Belarus.
My country is beautiful!!
I want to stay a doctor.I study in 10 classes.
15 years old.
I never been in USA.
I think I will go in USA when I stay work. :)
Have a nice day.
An official postcrossing card from Portugal.
The sender writes:
I'm Joana!
I live in Portugal and I love music too.
I'm sending you a card that represents a lot to me because it represents the market where my family worked for many years.
I hope that you like this postcard.
An official postcrossing card from Taiwan.
The sender writes:
Dear JarieLyn,
My name is Swing.
I like travel and see the movie.
I think lige should be happy and fulfilling, right?
There are many secrets in the world is worth for us to explore.
Be happy :)  <3
A letter from my friend Deyanira on a pretty notecard.
Here's what went out:
An official Postcrossing card on its way to Taiwan.
An official Postcrossing card on its way to Russia.
A postcard on the way to greet a pen pal.
A letter to a pen pal.
That's it for Monday Mail.
I've got to go run some errands now.
Does anyone else hate trying to figure out what to make for dinner?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Show and Tell Mail

Monday, Monday, please let it be the weekend again.
Well, it's back to the grind, at least for people who work.
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.
Here's all my mail that came in and went out.
An official Postcrossing card traveled from Florida.
The sender writes:
Hi JarieLyn-What a great name!
I'm Sera & live in connecticut with my husband & 3 cats.
We vacationed in Maine last year- you'd love this place-trains, old cars & the ocean.
I applaud your love of snail mail there's an art to it that's rapidly dying-& that's sad.
Happy 2013!
An official postcrossing card from Russia.
The sender writes:
Hi JarieLyn :)
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Auustine~
How true, how true!
This postcard comes from a swap I joined, "A Postcard for Your Thoughts."
This beautiful package comes from another swap, "Surprise in an Envelope"
I loved everything inside.
Here's a peek.
A lovely note written inside of a beautiful Thomas Kinkade notecard.
Southern Lady Magazine, a piece of red velvet fabric, some die cuts, stickers, A true vintage page from a magazine and a scrap of paper.
All very nice items that I really like.
A big fat missive from my penpal Lisa in France.
This is exactly what Sasha looked like when she was a puppy.
It brought a huge smile to my face.
A letter from new pen pal Patt introduced by swap-bot.
This is traveling to Russia for a swap I joined, Quick Stationery swap.
This is round 4 of The Adventrues of the Traveling Postcard.
Inside is the postcard I received from New Mexico in round 3.

This is traveling to Washington for another swap I joined, 50 Stickers.
An official Postcrossing card on its way to Florida.
An official Postcrossing card on its way to the Netherlands.
As you can see, I didn't send out any personal mail over the weekend.
But.......stay tuned for tomorrow to see what I sent out today.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Bridge and Other Good Mail

I went to my mailbox on Wednesday and it was completely empty.
I knew it would be even before I opened it.
That's the way it goes sometimes.
I did send one piece of mail out on the same day.

This is a long overdue card going to a really sweet person in another country.
Yesterday I had some mail.
A letter from my cousin.
The contents of my cousins envelope.
I loved receiving a letter from her.

From Melinda on Sendsomething.
An official Postcrossing card from Germany.
A beautiful photo.
The sender writes:
Hi JarieLyn, my name is Harry, 55 yr old.
You like bridges?
Okay-this photo on this card I shot last fall on one of my last cycling tours.
It's a bridge crossing the Rhine-Herne-Canal near the city "Gelsenkirchen".
The weather was not so bright but I hope you like it.
A swap-bot card from one of my swap partners for A Postcard For Your Thoughts Swap.
My outhgoing mail for Thursday:
A Penpal letter.
Another Penpal letter.
And yet another Penpal letter.
That's it for the mail until I post again this weekend.
I hope everyone has an enjoyable, relaxing and fun couple of days.
You derserve it!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Month of Letters and Yesterday's Haul.

 Like so many other mail enthusiasts, I finally joined the bandwagon and signed up for A Month Of Letters.  The idea is to write and mail one letter a day, whether it be an actual letter, a postcard or other written note. February is a short month and the month of letters is even shorter because there are only 23 postal days in a month.
My goal is to double or triple that amount. 
So here's my proposition:
If you leave me your contact information on my postable account which is completely safe, secure and private,
I will send you either a postcard, a notecard or a letter.
There's no obligation, but wouldn't it just make your day to see some happy mail in your mailbox.
Just sayin!
Now, here's what was in my mailbox yesterday.
It's a lovely pile of mail, don't you think?
This was from A Bit Of Everything Swap.
A notecard, teabags, used postage stamps, stickers, postcard and a note.
This is from the same swap, different swap partner.
I received nearly the same things from her.
A notecard, two teabags, used postage stamps, sparkly cat stickers, a bookmark, memo sheets and a nice note.
An official Postcrossing card from Russia.
I love the train with all the snow in the surrounding it.
The sender writes:
Hey, JarieLyn!
My name is Yulia, I'm from Russia.
I love Japan, Korea, South-East Asia, dogs, music, literature, etc.
I work as a Japanese interpreter at a car-maker's and I love my job! <3
My dream is to live in Japan (at least for some time) and have a dog.
If you have instagram, pls, come see my profile: hystericus.
Hope you'll like this card!
An official Postcrossing card from Germany.
I get a lot of cards from Germany.
Hmm! I wonder if thats a sign? 
The sender writes:
Dear JarieLyn, very nice greetings from Hamsburg, Germany!
Hopefully you will like this card which shows two famous sailing ships in front of the Container (??)
It's funny to read that you watch way too much TV-normally people try to hide their appetite "for something so normal" :-)
Apart from watching TV (as well too much) I like reading and meeting my friends and drink a glass of good, dry red wine.
I like a glass of good sweet white wine, Carsten.
This is from Just A Happy Note Card Swap.
Very happy faces on the front of the card indeed.
The contents were happy too.
This is week number five from my swap partner for Six Weeks of Snail Mail.
She sent me all kinds of goodies.
I can't wait to try that peel off mask.
A swap from awhile back that resulted in a new penpal.
A letter from my penpal Mendy.
I enjoyed going through all of my mail yesterday.
Here's what went out.
This is for a swap called a PC, Notecard, and Letter swap.
The envelope looks large but it is only a 6 X 9.
That's all I sent, but I am working on a bunch of letters in the next day or two.
It also really bothers me when it takes me a week or longer to respond back to mail I've received.
I know it shouldn't but it does.
I hope everyone has a lovely day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekend Snail Mail

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday.
This should have been posted on Sunday instead of today.
Here's my weekend mail.

A very nice letter from another blogger and as of this moment, a new pen pal.
Check out her photography blog.
It's pretty cool.
Also, here's a link to her other blog.
An official Postcrossing card from Taiwan.
It looks like paint on canvas.
The sender writes:
Hello JarieLyn,
Warm greetings from Taipei, Taiwan :)
This postcard is Taiwan's top 10 tourist spot, truly a very beautiful beach in Taiwan's East!
Hope you'll like it :)
Happy New Year <3
Yes, I do like it.
This is from a swapper for Surprise in an envelope swap.
Cool postcards, notecards, and stickers.
That's all that came in on Saturday and zero mail on Friday.
I sent out a few items but I only took a photograph of one.
I forgot the others.
This package is going to one of two partners for A Bit Of Everything Swap.
I forgot to take a photo of the other one for this swap.
I also sent out something for Just A Happy Note Swap but forgot to photograph it.
A birthday card for my brother, also forgot to photograph.
Here's what I dropped in the mailbox on Monday even though the post office was closed.
This is a re-send for a postcard swap that never made it to its destination.
Hopefully, this postcard will make it to New York.
These three postcards are for another postcard swap, A Postcard For Your Thoughts.
One is going to Arizona; one is on it's way to Oklahoma and another is traveling to Illinois.
These are official Postcrossing cards.
One going to Pennsyvania, one going to Sweden, and one going to Belarus.
This is going to Germany.
This is week # 6 of Six Weeks of Snail Mail Swap.
And that's it for the weekend and Monday mail.
I hope everyone has a happy day.