A bit gloomy today

(Gay Street signage. Photo by Robin)

I had a bad night last night which has led to a bad morning. I’m sick of this pain. I want to feel normal again. I envy those who are walking around pain-free.

We had some problems with our medical insurance (our plan didn’t allow for us to see out-of-network doctors and every doctor outside of the Bogs was out-of-network) . Fortunately, we were able to switch to something else. Unfortunately, it isn’t effective until January 1st. That puts me on hold with this for a couple more weeks.

In the good news department: I finally finished our holiday cards. Yes, I said/wrote holiday and not Christmas. That doesn’t mean I’m involved in the invented culture wars or the so-called (and equally invented) “War on Christmas.” Fact is, we have a good mix of friends who celebrate a good mix of holidays. Next year I think I’ll just give up trying to get these out on time and start sending out Happy New Year cards.

A friend suggested that February, always such a dreary month, might be the best month for sending out cards. She might be on to something there. There’s certainly less going on during the month of February. We could start a whole new holiday: February Festival of Cards. Or Cheer Up! February. Or something. Hallmark, I’m sure, would love it.

The sad fact is that the annual holiday cards have become just about the only letter writing I do anymore. Email has pretty much replaced letter writing and now blogging has replaced email writing. I don’t know about anyone else, but I still enjoy getting letters and cards through snail mail. Because I enjoy it I believe that others might enjoy it so I continue to put aside any thoughts about cancelling the yearly card marathon.

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. ~Phyllis Theroux


4 Comments on “A bit gloomy today”

  1. Alto2 says:

    Bad case of the grumpies around here, too. Sorry to hear you’re feeling lousy again. Maybe there’s an acupunturist or massage therapist nearby for you?? Treat yourself.

    I love that photo from Gay Street. What is “The Green-Eyed Lady”? It sounds intriguing.

  2. Robin says:

    “The Green Eyed Lady” is described as “Various vintage items and other funky stuff.” It’s a little shop that sells jewelry, antiques, art, glass, etc.

  3. Rabbit says:

    Finally I can leave a comment! Seems every time I visit the blog is acting up.

    I just finished my cards 15 minutes ago and have breathed a big sigh of relief. I feel the same way you do about the letter writing. That’s why the cards take so long, but I always enjoy reading everyone else’s news, so I hope my little ditties are worth the effort.

    But if you get a card from me in February, you’ll know why. 😉

    I’m a bit cross with myself – I had an article about alternative back treatments and I meant to put it in your card. I forgot, and now I can’t find it. I’m so dizzy these days.

    Have a fab holiday, if I don’t see you again. I’ll miss you. *Hugs*

  4. Rabbit says:

    Blog made me sign in to leave the note. I swear it doesn’t like me. LOL!


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