Here it is, another Sunday.  Paul is off to pick up a newspaper and some bagels.  I am sitting in the living room with Milo, who is enjoying his second nap of the morning.  It is the day of rest, after all.  My plans include reading the paper, taking down the Halloween decorations, doing a bit of cleaning, hanging with the dogs (Ty comes home today!) and writing letters.  Yes, writing letters.  Pen on paper.  I’ve always said I love receiving letters…especially tucked into a card that has been picked out or sometimes even made (thank you, cousin Jenna) just for me.  I have three big boxes full of letters and cards, and wedding invitations, and birth announcements that have been sent through the years.   No, I am not a horder in general – just in love with all things handwritten.  Old photos intrigue me also.  Sadly, I haven’t had to buy a new letter box for over a decade…which is around the time we all started taking this whole e-mail phenomenon so seriously.  There are many ways to keep in touch nowadays…still, I miss the handwritten letter.  Do you?

Last night, I signed back onto Facebook after several months on the wagon.  I wanted to see pics of my friend Suz’s new house and all of the Halloween costumes I knew would be posted.  Hours later, I thought here I am again, feeling like an addict, unable to pry my face away from the screen.  I love the concept, it is just overwhelming and time consuming with all of the extra stuff.  I want to keep in touch without feeling obligated to answer interview questions and get poked and quizzed and join everyone’s cause and on and on.   I know one is supposed to be social media savvy these days, especially when one owns her own business, etc.  It just seems like a bit much.  Twitter, I feel, would only add fuel to my ADD fire.  Linked In seems a bit stuffy.  Am I missing something?  

In my perfect world, all of you would have a blog.  I love blogs.  They allow me to really get to know a person/entity at my leisure.  They oftentimes entertain, inspire, and sometimes even motivate.  I know not everyone fancies themselves a writer or a techy-type, but I honestly find blogging to be simpler than all of this other stuff (WordPress for Dummies might have had something to do with it, too) .  And it doesn’t have to be along the lines of Shakespeare (obviously).   Setting up a blog is easy and free, in most cases.  Are you thinking of starting a blog?  If you already have a blog, would you share it with me please?  Perhaps I will get around to writing letters to all of you.  In the meantime, feel free to read my blog.  If you comment, I will comment back.  It’s fun!

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