Sunday, February 09, 2014

And then…

Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy back in 2006, when my life was a different kind of life than it was now, I started this blog…it’s gone in a few different directions and it’s become a complete postcard blog and there’s been radio silence as well as times when I posted at least once a day…which brings me to today.

The last two years have been a roller coaster ride of emotions, challenges, successes, joys and frustrations for our family. Some of it I’ve shared here and some of it I haven’t. We’ve had some major health battles, we’ve had illness and death in our families, we’ve had stress, lots of stress. And to preserve our sanity and privacy, a lot of that has stayed off the blog. And I don’t regret that. But now, we’re in a place of relative peace and calm. We have adjusted quite well to being a family of four. We have a new place to live. Our health, all four of us, is good. I don’t even think we’ve got any colds right now (and I’ve probably jinxed it now…)

And I miss blogging. I miss writing. I miss this place that was for me. I’ve taken a look at my 101 in 1001, version 2 and I have a few things to post. We’ve got plans to do some fun stuff. I’ve got thoughts buzzing around in my brains…so I’m going to see where this takes me. And if it’s another sputtering start, well, then maybe I’m just supposed to have a postcard blog and that’s it.

If you’re still out there and still blogging, let me know…I feel like the little world that was here just a couple of years ago has moved on…

Happy Family Day tomorrow…we’re doing “fun” family stuff – the grocery store, the pharmacy and the hardware store! I promise I won’t blog about that!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Year of the Horse, Reindeer?, State Hermitage Museum, MoonSelena and a dreaming mouse

Today the mailbox was full…and full of a wide range of postcards plus a bunch of bills…but there were postcards, so it was a good mail day! Mail has been so slow lately…I just looked and it’s been an average of 16 days of travel time for postcards since Christmas…the quickest card arrived in 6 days from New Zealand and the slowest in 66 days from Russia…not sure what’s going on with mail…we sent two parcels, both Air Mail, to Europe. The one to England arrived in less than a week, the one to Germany too an additional 3.5 weeks…and this was AFTER Christmas! And Canada Post wonders why people don’t want to use their services!


Postcard from the United States, from a friend


Postcard from Zabava-zab from Belarus – are those reindeer?


Postcard from Hel from Russia
Description: The Falconet Room with the display of 18th-century French art. My amazing google skillz tell me this room is an exhibit in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. It took some googling…this card also came with a ski stamp for Sochi.



Postcard from stefaniafox from Ukraine


Postcard from Juhi from Ukraine

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Seeing double Pinocchios


Postcard from BruTuCus from the Netherlands.
Description: Creation of Pinocchio. This postcard has two images on it of Geppetto and Pinocchio dancing. You can see the second image faintly…this was a hard card to scan, but it is one of our favourites because it is so cool!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Theatre and El Toro Loco


Postcard from Nikolay from Ukraine
Description: Theatre of Opera and Ballet – there is no further description, but I used my google skillz and it is apparently one of the best known buildings in Odessa.


Postcard from appiehak from the Netherlands. It also came with Sinterklaas cookie scented stamps. Scratch and sniff, they smell like cinnamon!


Monday, February 03, 2014

Boats and a rocking horse


Postcard from Sinebabe from China


Postcard from Nille from Latvia