I Also Suck at…Mailing Stuff

Yesterday I wrote about all the letters I received in the late 70s and early 80s. I guess I was a better correspondent back then. Probably writing a letter was a great way to procrastinate all the reading I had to do during my endless years of higher education, because the minute I got out of grad school, the productivity ended.

For a while I would write Christmas letters and send cards, especially when my kids were little. And I did always write long letters to the kids’ grandmother in Ireland, since it was too expensive to phone them.

If I don’t mail things from now on, Angry Supergirl will glare at me. Actually, she’s glaring at me now, because I left her in a box for over a year.

But wow, I stink at mailing things to people these days, or at least I did for a decade or more.

How do I know?

I know that, because look what I found when we were discovering all those hidden gems from my former office closet last night:


Oh my. It’s a box of Yule gifts I was supposed to send someone many years ago. It took me forever to get the stuff, then to wrap it up. And top top it all off, I MISPLACED it and never mailed it! I opened my card to the recipient and felt so sad for her. So, I plan to stick another note in it and actually SEND the darned thing.

I felt so guilty about not sending this package that I didn’t participate in the gift exchanges for a few years! But, this will be a nice surprise. I wonder what the presents are?

Public declaration: I will write anyone who writes me. I’m better now, for an official Hermit of the Hermits’ Rest. Actually, the reason I’m better now is because I have an office and an office manager, sigh.

These guys are also hermits, having lived in their superhero headquarters for a long time. They got dented while in a box, though, so no longer mint condition. Sniff.

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

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