Monday, January 7, 2013

Mailbox Monday...

Nothing  in my Mailbox, nothing, well no books, (I did receive a lovely thoughtful gift from a dear friend, and I'd love to share the photo if I could just get my scanner/camera to work, and now I've decided Ms. Jenny deserves a separate post, as soon as I can stop crying over her thoughtfulness) so today's task is to varnish this box, I've had it sitting out for some time, (painted a little more than you see in the above shot) and deciding weather I liked it or not, so when my eldest son came home for Christmas, he decided I needed to change a little, and I agreed, so that's it for this week's "task". 

"Task", I suck at New Years resolutions so I thought if I just take one "task" at a time I may be more successful.  Like I have a gazzillion unfinished projects, just because I like the process of deciding if I like it or not, I'm going to make up my mind one piece at a time, and then finish it.  I won't ask my son for his opinion each time, he's too much trouble and very expensive, and |I have to feed him when he comes home,and he's a fussy eater,  and usually other mother stuff too, I won't have the energy to complete the task if I ask him each time, so just on the important pieces, and then we can celebrate our decisions with his "special" diet.

As most of you who read my blog know, I'm a sucker for challenges, I came across this one at the Canadian Bookworm and am linking back to the original creator, Melwyck  I love books written in letter format and will be joining this along with combining it with a personal Reading off my Shelf challenge.  Wish me luck, heck join me...here

 

Postal Reading Challenge: Sign Up Post

It's a New Year! And I(not me) couldn't resist creating a new challenge of my own, which came to me as I was making my resolutions. I am trying to get back into the habit of sending regular snail mail letters -- which reminded me of how much I love reading about letter writing and enjoying epistolary fiction.
So, I(not me) created the
Postal Reading Challenge

9 comments:

Nise' said...

Tackling one task at a time is a good plan! Best of luck on your challenge.

Melwyk said...

Glad to have you participating! Look forward to seeing what you choose to read over the year!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Silly girl, dear Irene, you don't have to write a post about that tiny gift! It's enough for me that it brought a tear of (I hope) happiness to your grieving eye. You deserve all the love and encouragement you can get. You're in my prayers!

Beth Niquette said...

I heard from Marie a few months ago--she's doing well. I must say, I do miss her. She is an incredible young woman.

bermudaonion said...

An empty mailbox is a relief at times.

Parabolic Muse said...

This is a great idea! A great mind thought this up!

Irene, I have so much trouble getting things read right now. I am always in awe of you for reading consistently. I used to read all the time.

poor, poor me...

Jenners said...

I like the idea of tasks instead of resolutions. And why wait for your son's input. You know what you like!

Annie said...

It sounds a lovely idea Irene...and how sweet someone sent you a gift!

Yes, a good idea not to consult the younger set too often, we know what we like!

Beth Niquette said...

How perfectly lovely.