Yes, there is nothing like having a peaceful and blissful day, taking it as it comes, with a bit of tea, and some sunshine on the face. NOT THAT I WOULD KNOW!
Yes, sleet and snow comes to Victoria (I hear the rest of Canada and parts of the USA cheering!). Plus, I had a wee bit of a meltdown, which meant that Beth has antibiotic cream on her arms because it turns out that I had sort of pushed myself as far as I could mentally. I sort of played the mature/strong adult figure until I had so much information, I just went into a puddle (a sort of self destructive puddle which means cutting and taking a GRATER to my skin, and then wrote “I sin” in my own blood on myself – because.....er....something to do with money, I think? I had bought something for like $20, I don’t know anymore). I am not proud of it, it is just, when enough stress builds up in certain ways or I feel I have let Linda down, then eventually, after so many weeks (and it has been many weeks), I have a little meltdown, in which the only person I hurt is myself. This blog is about honesty. I am trying to change the way I deal with these things, I am trying to be more open but also recognize when I am starting to hit these limits (or have Linda help me recognize them).
Anyway, after I slept, I got up and I started working on sending an email to each and EVERY person who asked for a postcard. A few didn’t send addresses. Please send address! So, sending about 55 emails didn't stress me, failing Linda over $20 or $50 dollars at the right time: Spiral of self destruction. Go figure.
Did someone get the word out? I think so because we did 52 postcards from requests from 2:00 pm onward TODAY (or Friday). Bam! So I think this will be one of the higher volume weekends. We are now, after doing the matching (the longest part), a bit wobbly and staring the 1000 yard stare. Linda and I are clutching each other and staring at the computer, whispering, “No new mail! No new mail!” It was a LOT of emails and a lot of stickers to make up. But I wanted to do it and I know we will enjoy getting to know these people, just today, it was a bit....WOW!
I am sorry I haven’t been getting the comments done as much as I should. Thank you everyone who reads, and comments, they do cheer me up. Just in case you are wondering, The Postcard Project got more hits than Screw Bronze today. I said to Cheryl and Linda, “What if 25% of those 435 people since 2 p.m. who visited decided to request a postcard?!” We all shuddered to think. You know, there is success and then there is SUCCESS (I PRAY that CNN does not pick up this story!). I hope you are all having a great weekend. Tomorrow we are finishing some matching, doing the stamping and then after the nap, stickering and writing. So, hopefully, lots of little breaks for tea and such.
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