Before I forget, though! For those of you devoted letter writers, I have to warn you that something has changed besides just the mail being slower. Remember when if you had a letter that was too fat (over 1/4 inch thick), too rigid, or an odd shape it was 70 cents? You could stick an extra stamp on there and have covered more than enough for the hand sorting--no problem?
Well, I thought that must have been a fluke and some cranky person in the post office made a mistake.
Not so, apparently.
This envelope that came to me had an extra stamp on it, just as I had done with Leah's envelope and have been doing for YEARS. With two stamps that is $1.10...but I got a notice that I had postage due of $3.30 before they would deliver my "parcel".
This envelope was that parcel. ??
Monday I baked.
Tuesday was Ian's first day of kindergarten--from home. Even so, they took their traditional picture on the front steps of Ian...
...and both the boys.
No backpack needed this year.
Ian has his school area upstairs in the hallway--cleared out so no distractions.
Little table and chair with his laptop that the school district gave him to use.
Since then Leah's added some satchels, etc, that I sent over from my place.
I did a video chat with Ian after his first day. He met his new teacher and was learning on the laptop how to mute, raise his hand, and stop the picture but leave the voice on...and demonstrated everything for me. :)
Here's pictures of the McFamily vehicles. The big burgundy one and the new-to-them little black one...
McFamily has been working a lot on landscaping this summer.
They've been getting rid of weeds and putting down rocks. This is one side of the house.
The boys have had a couple of visits with their cousins.
Back to my week...
Thursday Leah dropped off a few groceries from Cashwise. She's been doing the drive up now every week or two. Looks quite stark at the waiting area.
But wonderful that they bring it out and put it in your trunk. She'd go less if we got everything she asks for--LOL! Still shortages.
I'd have to remove all those bookcases in order for him to get the dryer out of here! Never thought about that before. Gulp! I hope they never have to be replaced as long as I live here. Five years and counting...
So, of course, I spent most of the day Saturday washing clothes and towels. I thought I was going to go to visit McFamily on Sunday but Dagan got called in to work for a little while and Leah was doing the last day of an online weekend seminar...so we switched to tomorrow. Ian doesn't have any classes after lunch.
Today...blogging (good 4 1/2 hours again) and making more bean soup. Am watching Scott & Bailey on BritBox and finally have been back to writing letters.
Still feel kind of on a mental/emotional vacation, spending less time online, and plan to keep it up as long as possible. So much better than being all stressed out over things I have no control over. Now, sending out positive energy...spreading the love...that is something I can do. I hope you can feel it! Won't be long and we can vote! I'm expecting to get a ballot in the mail fairly soon. Meanwhile...take good care of yourselves and have a good week--come what may. Till next time, my dear friends...
"We have a responsibility to hold to the power of love that we know to be true, and to not allow the world around us to deaden that in ourselves."