Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Peary Pretty

For Christmas, my friend Dana gave me some wonderful things. In addition to a box of Kentucky Kernel Seasoned Flour, she made and gave me this lovely trivet that is put to use daily in my kitchen. Thanks again Dana... I just love it!

Well, I Nevah

It's become apparent that there are a lot of people I know saying "I've Never ____ (fill in the blank)." I even caught myself saying it a few times in different conversations and that's got to come to an end. My promise to myself for several years has been to do the things that interest me. I've tried to take notice of books I've not read, movies I've not seen, stores I've never shopped, parks I've never visited, you get the idea. I've kept a mental note of some of the smaller, simpler things, places and am now branching out. I'm going to share a list of ten I Nevers that I hope to mark off the list by the year's end. These aren't goals that I've set, they're not New Year's resolutions, they're not dares, they're not things I already have planned and will easily check off upon completion. No, these are things that have muddied up my mind over the last couple of years and they need to be addressed. They need to be completed. They need to be removed from the I Never list and added to the Why Yes, I've Done That column. I'm encouraging others to join me in making and sharing such a list. One friend has signed on and trusts that I'll hold him accountable at the year's end. These are things to do for Y-O-U. Don't you think you're worth it?

My Ten:
I've Never seen karaoke.
I've Never milked a cow.
I've Never ridden my motorcycle cross-country.
I've Never ridden my motorcycle to Key West.
I've Never donated blood.
I've Never gone deep-sea fishing.
I've Never volunteered in Jacksonville. (other than through work or a charity walk)
I've Never created a mosaic.
I've Never written about my Iron Butt Rally experience.
I've Never created an altered book or journal.

I've got 11 months to do these 10 things. We'll see what I've done on January 1, 2005. Join me, share your ten.

Through Rain and Sleet...

I love mail. Anyone who knows me knows this to be true. I devote a lot of time to mail. I create letters and items for mailing, I read and enjoy received mail, I share mail with others. There's just no end to the delight of mail. I am especially happy when friends discover the fun that can be mail. Like mailing snow, c'mon!?! How many of you have sent or received snow!?! Ya gotta love it! I'm especially fond of sending and receiving odd items in the mail. A friend of mine has recently accepted the challenge of testing the postal service and here's what he sent:

It arrived in a nicely padded envelope but it was definitely a noble attempt! KUDOS!!! :)