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Hail the Snail 2.40

15 Nov

November 2nd: Considering I’m sending daily postcards this month, restocking on the postage to do so seemed like a good idea.

November 3rd: It wasn’t the letter I was expecting, but I still got some random odds and ends from Frankfort with Love.

November 4th: So, umm, not only did Pablo have the last batch of October’s Little Cards, he also had several things meant for Manolo like Sarah’s letter. If you need a refresher, Pablo is my P.O. box, and Manolo is our regular mailbox.

November 6th: Getting nothing but catalogs last Monday reminded me of one of my earliest blog entries here, lol.

November 8th: Some of the mail meant for Manolo still seems to be showing up with Pablo, but at least Jody’s letter showed up at all, right?

November 9th: Allison’s letter came! And to our regular mailbox, too!

November 10th: Okay, things still aren’t quite right with the mailboxes because in addition to Pablo having a batch of Little Cards (normal), he had Krista’s letter (not normal).

November 14th: Pablo might have had a couple of our bills yet, but Manolo had Kayla’s letter which is much more important, lol.

Despite how peculiar things have been with my mailboxes, I’m happy for the letters I’ve received all the same. I’m still receiving everything I’m supposed to, so I really can’t complain! Looking forward to seeing what Manolo and Pablo still have in store for me this month, wonky or otherwise, especially now that Christmas presents I ordered should be trickling in, hehe.

Later, gators!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~

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Hail the Snail 2.39

1 Nov

October 16th: My last mail call ended with me expecting a letter from Allison and a box from Sarah. The former came today.

October 18th: Sarah’s box took a bit of a scenic route to get here, but it was the next to arrive all the same.

October 19th: I recently finished one set of address labels, and I’m less than 10 labels away from using up another. It’s because of this I got a new set of address labels via vistaprint 😀

October 21st: The stamps I ordered followed next, but they weren’t alone! I also got letters from Ashley and Jody plus a postcard from Wonderland.

October 23rd: As of last Monday I had half of the Little Cards per October’s Tricks &/or Treats theme.

October 28th: And Little Cards were all I received last week– Pablo had two more batches!

October 30th: Logan came home with his first batch of Scholastic books in first grade, and thanks to Jody, Kayla, and Krista, I got a bunch of reading material, too.

October 31st: Logan got everything in the picture below last night(!), while I got a treat in the form of Justine’s letter.

I hope your Halloween was happy one, bleaders, and that your November is full of many things to be thankful for.

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

 

Hail the Snail 2.38

16 Oct

October 7th: Not only did I get a batch of Little Cards and Logan his first letter from Emma, we received his firefighter uniform (for Halloween/ kicks and giggles). How amazing is this?!

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October 10th: After the long weekend, my patience was rewarded with a letter from Kristy.

October 11th: Though there was no happy mail on Wednesday, I did get another pair of leggings thanks to Jen, hehe.

October 12th: I got a letter from Sarah next, and she sent me a Halloween card, too.

October 13th: I finished responding to Sarah just in time to receive Jody’s letter.

October 14th: I received the last of the Little Cards per the American Horror Story theme– tune in tomorrow to see the little set 😉

This mail call may be shorter than these posts usually are, but there was still quite a bit of happy mail, eh? This week should have even more between recent orders (like new address labels!) and mail Allison and Sarah told me to anticipate, hehe. Hope the rest of October has fun treats in store for you, too!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.37

6 Oct

September 16th: My first and last letter from the week of the 11th, Krista’s, came that Saturday.

September 18th: The following week, however, I got Sarah’s letter right on Monday.

September 19th: Then Jody’s letter arrived the very next day.

September 20th: Logan got some of his own “reading material” next thanks to the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.

September 22nd: I now got the book Curiouser and Curiouser by Melanie Karsak. I also got Kayla’s letter and Sarah’s latest Little Card.

September 23rd: Back to Logan! Today’s delivery was There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro.

September 25th: Logan’s happy mail continued in the form of pictures from my dad, while I got this cute LaPapierre stationery:

September 26th: It’s always a good mail day when I hear from Justine!

September 27th: Joining my little reply pile were letters from Jody and Krista.

September 28th: My dad now sent Logan an odd puppet. If you want to see how odd, by all means google Boglin Slobster, lol.

September 29th: Logan also received his first issue of Boy’s Life— a scouting magazine.

*Here is where I should have wrapped this up like a Christmas present, but I forgot to do so on Sunday, and then assumed I still did it the following days– whoops! Oh well; that just means I can add this week’s fun haul… 😉

October 2nd: If I would have started the next mail call here like I was supposed to, it would start with this wonderful surprise Allison sent along with her letter:

October 3rd: My dad sent me half a sheet of postcard stamps. A bit peculiar, but I’ll take it!

October 5th: Yesterday was full of so much happy mail! Logan got a postcard from his teacher and a letter from a friend, while I got letters from Jody and Kayla, Halloween leggings via Jen and her mailbox, and this awesome stuff from Ashley:

I hope you enjoyed seeing everything half as much as I liked getting it all, because then you still would have liked this a lot! 😉 I love the group of pen pals I have acquired, and how they make me feel like I’m hanging out with close friends even if I’m completely alone– which happens quite a bit this time of year. That said, it’s about time I go “hang out” with Kayla. Take care and tune in next time!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.36

15 Sep

September 1st: Though a letter from Sarah wasn’t nearly as amazing as her delivery last September 1st, I was happy to get it all the same!

September 2nd: I couldn’t resist ordering these stamps… now if I could bring myself to use them, haha:

September 5th: Justine’s letter and Jenn’s batch of Fairs & Festivals Little Cards were worth the wait after the long holiday weekend.

September 8th: More Little Cards came from Jenn (the Disney Sidekicks set), and we got some artwork from our nephew, Jack, too.

September 9th: Logan received books from his Grandma Kraklow while I got “reading material” from Jody.

September 11th: Even more books came for the Loganator.

September 13th: …And yet another one.

Hopefully by the time this week is over, I will have gotten at least a letter or two, but if Logan just gets more books I certainly won’t complain– ESPECIALLY if they’re as cute as The Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein is, hehe. The first half of this month has been treating us as nicely as that book did, by the way. Labor Day weekend was full of some great times and great food, the following Saturday included a trip to the Children’s Zoo, and as I write this, Logan is having an awesome time camping with his paternal grandparents. Looking forward to seeing what the rest of September has in store for us, and for my mailboxes of course!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.35

1 Sep

August 15th: No happy mail to speak of just yet, but a very happy boy started first grade. Check out how much he grew since his first day of kindergarten!

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August 16th: You want to know what the mail call portion of this post is starting out with? UNDERWEAR, that’s what!

August 17th: This Michigan girl received a couple MI postcards from another one, haha.

August 18th: Another postcard came today, this time from Kira.

August 19th: From somewhere over the rainbow came the Wizard of Oz set of Little Cards 😉

August 21st: I received a handful of letters last week, and the first one was from Jody.

August 22nd: Manolo had a letter from Ashley next, while Pablo had one from Charmaine.

August 24th: Joining my little reply pile was a letter from Kayla.

August 26th: The last letter from last week was from Sarah, and like the Saturday before, I got some Little Cards, too!

August 30th: This week’s first letters were from Jody and Krista, and the first postcard was from the latter as well.

August 31st: As for the first package, that was from Sarah and it included everything in this picture minus the socks and floor, haha:

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With the Loganator back in school, it was great to have so much happy mail to keep me, well, happy. I’ve been slowly implementing a new routine, but it’s nice to break up the monotony with something more fun. Sort of like how this uneventful small town of mine has their annual Bean Festival going on this weekend, haha. I hope you all enjoy your Labor Day weekend, and that September is an awesome month for you… and my mailbox 😉

Sincerely, Kate ~!~

Hail the Snail 2.34

15 Aug

August 2nd: This mail call is not only starting with a letter from Jody, but, per Logan’s request, the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

August 5th: It was a rather slow week for snail mail, but it ended on a high note thanks to Justine.

August 10th: Another letter from Jody for me while Logan got another package– this one had Star Trek pop-up books my dad thought he needed, haha.

August 11th: Gabe and I got an invitation to something from someone, but mum’s the word 😉

Admittedly the mail hasn’t been too exciting this month, but that doesn’t mean this month hasn’t been exciting!

Exhibit A: Last Thursday my siblings and I were at the same place at the same time along with 3 of our spouses and 2 of our kids. My mom also invited our grandparents 😀

Exhibit B: Today is Logan’s first day of first grade!

Needless to say, August has been treating my family pretty well, and I think the second half may treat our mailbox pretty well, too. Today, for example, is the day my LitCube ships! The theme this month? “Alice in Steampunk Wonderland” so of course I couldn’t resist! I have a feeling I won’t be waiting until my next mail call to show you what was enclosed 😉

As for this mail call, I think here will be where I leave you… especially since I promised someone an intro letter, hehe. Take care, Bleaders!

Sincerely, Kate ~!~