Sunday, July 18, 2010

Back home with mail (and cats)

Postcard nap

I had a lovely vacation, and now it's good to be home. Instead of photographing my awaiting mail pile (34 items received in the week I was away: 16 postcards, 18 letters), I thought this view of Soda asleep on my received postcards was even better. Of course she was very possessive of both me and my mail.

I've now read it all, and will share honestly that I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed with mail. On my vacation, I reconnected with the joy of reading... I am always a reader, but I haven't given myself permission to sit down with a book during the day lately, because there are always letters waiting. (The exception is reading in bed... I can't fall asleep unless I've been reading for a while first.) Well, I need to handle my packing, moving and general stress right now, and reading has been a great escape. So I'm going to continue to write as much as I can, while still enjoying the task... and ask my blog readers to understand. Yes, I probably got your letter. Yes, it is probably sitting in my needs-response pile, which is very well over 100 items now. (Please, I'm not even going to count it again.) I will respond as I am able, and my turnaround time seems to average -- eek, average -- about 3 months. This sucks for you and it sucks for me, but it's the way I've gotta cope right now. My letter pile is huge and I am not going to make it go away completely, so I'm just going to enjoy each letter as it comes and goes, and try to be zen about it. Thanks for understanding... and I hope you are having a Good Mail July.