Right Now - January 2015
Silent Poetry

Friday Mailbag

 It's Friday.  Time, once again, for reaching into the Friday mailbag . . . for Friday letters à la Paula!



Dear Intense Spinning Woman,

Although you're not a "regular" to my Saturday morning spin class, I could tell right away . . . that you take your spinning very seriously.  The cycling shirt and matching cycling gloves were my first clue.  But when you placed TWO matching water bottles in the holders on your cycle, I knew you were Hard Core.  (That's a whole lot of hydration for a 45 minute class.  Y'know?)  And then, when class had started, and I glanced in the front mirror and saw those dual water bottles reflected there, I nearly fell off my bike.  Because those matching water bottles . . . with their bright pink lids and their black center nozzles . . . looked just like two comic boobs.  Right there.  On your bike.  For the entire 45 minutes.  (Really?  Just . . . really?)


Dear Groceries,

Each week, I anticipate your arrival by crafting a weekly meal plan.  I carefully put together my "grocery guest list" -- deciding which of you to invite into my home.  And, although time-consuming, I understand the value of good planning, and I don't despise those tasks.  Likewise, I don't mind wandering up and down the aisles of my neighborhood grocery store, seeking you out individually and packing you carefully into my cart.  I don't even mind picking up your tab.  But.  When you are gathered together as a group, neatly packed into my environmentally-friendly, re-usable grocery bags, the thrill is gone.  Because, you see, I HATE unloading you and putting you away in my pantry and my refrigerator.  With a passion.  (Sometimes the truth hurts.)


Dear Jared Flood,

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.
You bring sunshine . . . to a cloudy day.
Took my love, took it down; climbed a mountain and I turned around.
Thank you for your newest Look Book.  As always, it was cause for personal celebration and Just What I Needed on a cold, winter Tuesday.


Dear Water Pens,

How is it that I never met you before?  Where were you hiding . . . Aqua Splash, AquaDoodle, WaterBrush, AquaFlow . . . all of you?  Watercolor will never be the same.



And, speaking of LETTERS . . .

It's time to start thinking about the Month of Letters challenge!  In case you're not familiar with the Month of Letters, you can read all about it here.

I'm ready to begin!  I've printed out my planning calendar, and this year, I even ordered some special Month of Letters stamps.

Join the fun!  Pull out your stationery and get your best pens ready . . . it's time to get writing!




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Came over from Paula's blog; enjoyed reading your letters :) I have to say, I'm not fond of grocery shopping myself but I have learned to be grateful that I have money to do so, even though it can be tedious with the whole process :)



Silly spinning girl! ;-) I've also prepared for a Month of Letters and am quite motivated this year. And the grosseries - they are not my friends.


Water Pens? I must check this out! My MoL stamps arrived yesterday. It's official!
I buy the same groceries every week. In.a.rut...and easy to put away. At least you're adventurous!


I do love these Friday Letters posts - I may have to do it but not on Friday because Eye Candy Friday. Water pens? Link please.


Great letter to ISW! Do you think she would notice if you took a picture? Too bad we don't live closer; I would gladly come over and put your groceries away if you grocery shopped for me.


The letter to spinning woman made me grin! Sounds like a New Year's resolution on steroids! And, of coursr, the delusion that having the right accoutremonts (sp?) will make one successful. Different strokes....

Paula Kaye

Your image of the lady at the spin class made me smile. Thanks for joining in with Friday Letters this week


Okay, I need to know more about these water pens! They sound very interesting! Thanks for the interesting Letters Links too! I do wish they could figure out a way for groceries to put themselves away....


drat - Bonny beat me to the team offer for groceries. I'd much rather put away than shop. ...and yeah, I'm totally ready for MoL. no, I don't have the special stamps, but I have stamps. (and 15 extra minutes a day!)

KaTy Did

Water pens! I have to go and get some! Great idea.


I don't mind putting away the groceries...it's the shopping that I'm not fond of. And I never have gotten in the habit of planning ahead...
Your Friday letters reminds me of Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Notes on Friday on the Tonight Show. Fun!

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