Happy Mailbox Monday
Looking out my window this morning was like an invitation to dive into clouds of marshmallow fluff. Undoubtedly colder, not as sweet but certainly as inviting. Before going to bed, the forecast was all but certain that the storm was imminent, but teachers never count on that. So with eight inches or more accumulation, I said, SNOW DAY!!! After all, teachers are just like students who never grew up.
Snow days are great, but many people don't realize they do have to be made up at the end of the year. Even still, during the cold, dark, bear sleeping days of winter they are welcomed.
So for Mailbox Monday, the above picture is of a woman from 1910 delivering mail by horse drawn carriage. She must have loved the cold and snow to do this job. Most of the time, in rural areas they even had to buy their own vehicles (some still do).
Courtesy of the National Postal Museum
In my mailbox this week... delivered by move conventional means I received:
*The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry
*Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
*The Secret Life of Transformation by Julie Chrystyn
*The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano
*Outcasts United by Warren St. John
*Rubies in the Orchard by Lynda Resnick
*Life Sentences by Laura Lippman
1. Little Women's "women" seem so much older than our "little women" today.
2. One of my four greyhounds will trim his own nails. Lucky me.
3. I have to go shovel snow and now it doesn't seem like fluff.
4. Will mail come today with another ARC? Postal carriers, overnight carriers are amazing...they have to walk and drive in some of the worst conditions...Thank you.
5. Banana Split ice cream is irresistible..not fair.
6. My cat Owen Beanie thinks he is a dog and plays fetch.
7. My dog Webster thinks he is a hamster and will make a burrow out of blankets.
....(Literary Feline writes Random Thoughts on her blog and I got this idea from her. LT I hope you don't mind)
Look at the positive in yourself and...have a great day!! Wisteria