A big part of me was missing the past few weeks when I was in the mail doldrums (i.e. I wasn't even reading my mail, let alone sending any!). To clarify perhaps from my last post -- it wasn't that I didn't WANT to read my mail, I just didn't have a large enough chunk of time to do it. And I like to sit down and do it properly, with my little routine and all. It took me a little longer than I thought, but I'm now all caught up on my mail reading, postcard registering, etc... all mail logged, read, and enjoyed.
Now I can get back to the business of sending mail again, too - and I just wrote my first letter in three weeks! (Ack.) It felt wonderful. I think I'll go write some more.