Sunday Summary - Jan. 29
The internet was off at my house for a couple of days. I'm still not entirely sure why it was off, but it came back on today. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I had plenty to do and was glad to have a weekend of very few distractions. And as the return mail pile continues to grow, I'll need to learn to manage my time even more efficiently.
I plan on spending some time in the postage store at USPS.com very soon. I know I want the Year of The Dragon stamps, as well as some international rate and postcard rate postage. I would love to get some of the Spectrum Eagle postage, but I really don't think getting required minimum amount would be a good idea. I love the simplicity of those stamps, as well as the ability to match it easily to the envelope I'm using at the time. I also want to get my own digital postage scale to alleviate some of the guesswork that I've encountered. I have access to a postage scale at work, but I'd really like one for home use.
I've been pacing myself. I had hoped to answer a majority of the letters I have received this weekend, but realistically, I can't do it. During Letter Writing Week, I cranked out a -ton- of letters. I think I sent out at least 35 letters that week, and to be honest, I don't want to do that again for a long time. The quality of those letters was very much a result of the amount I wanted to send. If I ever do that again, I will start well in advance to add some sort of substance to the letters.
One thing that I can't always promise is promptness of replying. I've been doing fairly well apart from the few international letters I've received. But I do want to reply to everyone, especially those that I have never written.
I can only imagine how bloggers that get tons and tons of mail each day manage. One day, maybe that will be me. But as all of you so graciously said - the words will come eventually. All I have to do is give them time!
I also passed an awesome milestone this week. The first two of my original 5 postcards to PostCrossing finally made it to their destinations. Delays, lack of finding a good source of postcards, and debating with myself over handmade/printed cards, I'm glad I finally got it all sorted out.
So this has been my week! How was yours?!