Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Mail! Mail! Mail!

I just adore the amount of mail that comes to my home during the holiday season. It definitely requires more time to process than, say, during June. Yesterday, my mailbox contained the following:

Catalogs (10)
- Acorn
- Audio Editions
- Discovery Channel Store
- Duluth Trading Travelog
- Gooseberry Patch
- Jackson & Perkins
- Land’s End Kids
- Mindware
- PBS Home Video
- Wolferman’s

Bills (1)
- Sprint

Other Financial Items (1)
- Prudential investment update

College Promotions (1)
- Army National Guard

Advertisements (1)*
- J.C. Penney
- Lowe’s

Donation Requests (2)
- Salvation Army
- Samaritan’s Purse

Other Offers (2)
- Journal of Light Construction book offer
- Journal of Light Construction gift subscription

Credit Card Solicitations (2)
- American Express

- Thanksgiving card from State Farm agent

* these looked like catalogs

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