Going to the mailbox is one of the highlights of my day... I walk with bated breath to the PO box, turn the key and quickly pull open the door with an anticipatory smile on my face. When I find mail in the box, I do the "Snoopy dance", sometimes literally sometimes only in spirit... clutch my treasures to my heart and I make my way back to the car. The letters will ride with me, sitting on the seat next to mine where I can see them as I complete my other errands.
I always try to make reading my letters an event, make a pot of tea, curl up in my favorite reading spot and relish my goodies. But in the last three weeks I have only had mail in my mail box once... I was so glad to see something in the mailbox that I didn't even wait until I got to the car to read it, I just used a key to open the top and read it right there in the post office! I have gone from checking it every day to checking every couple of days and then still finding the box empty and forlorn. I wondered if maybe the post office has been holding my mail for some reason and was just about to go ask them about it when I opened my mailbox and saw the red envelope of a Netflix... so the post office seems to still be delivering my mail... hm-m... Thoughts rattle around in my head, did I say something wrong? Did none of my outgoing mail reach its recipient? No... I don't think that is the problem, I think most likely that it is summer, people are out having fun. They are having a life and enjoying the nice weather and some day (hopefully soon...) they will write and tell me about it! So for now, while my sad little po box sits collecting dust, I am going to make envelopes and create mail art so that when I have mail to respond to I will be ahead of the game! See you in the mail!!