In my foyer is a chest with two drawers full of beautiful cards and writing papers.
Even though I am always happy to open my email and find notes and pictures from my friends and my blogging buddies, I am thrilled when I open the mailbox at the end of the driveway and find a handwritten note with a real stamp in a pretty envelope. And I have learned that to keep receiving those little parcels, I must also send some.
One of my favorite places to write or blog is in the study.
On my desk I keep all the little goodies I like to have nearby, in pretty containers that keep them organized, because everyone in this house likes to use this room for studying, writing and reading!
Inside the box are two files filled with cards, postcards, clippings and stickers, ready to send to my two kids at college. Almost nothing beats mail from home!
I find interesting postcards, holiday cards, get well cards and others to help remind my kids that I am thinking of them!
The containers on the other side of my desk hold colorful pens and markers, US and international stamps, return labels, seasonal stickers, confetti to add a little surprise to a letter, my computer mouse, and the controls for the fireplace and stereo system.
I like to have everything VERY organized. The need to be completely organized is one thing I am trying to fight with my blog!
Fun CAN come before the laundry!
Yikes! No it can’t! Yes it can! Oh, well, I’m trying!
And while I sit at my desk I can stare into the fire for inspiration.
Sometimes I prefer to curl up on the window seat behind my desk and let the outdoors distract me.
This evening, however, I am sitting at my desk with my new notecards and a cup of tea.
The tiny, fat blue sheep goes well with my favorite Irish mug.
And around here the little red guy is a hedgehog, like the one I carried home from England many years ago. Our English hedgehog welcomes visitors to the back door, and comes inside when it gets too cold.
Our hedgehog is guarding hedges that are covered in ice today.
It looks like it’s time for him to come in.
And it’s time for me to sit at my desk in the study, with the fire and a cup of tea, writing a note to remind a few people that they are special.
Today I am joining, for the first time,
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