Sunday, March 1, 2015

February is done. Winter is still here.

As you might be able to tell from the lack of Letter Mo posts... I crapped out again. But! With my new mail cataloging system, I've kept track of my incoming and outgoing.

I'm happy to say that I did a ton of catching up on mail over this month. In December I wrote down all of the mail that I hadn't yet responded to.

I check off the received mail when I respond to it. Writing in caps for received mail (RCD) helps me see at a glance what I have and haven't answered yet. This has really helped me to answer letters in something approaching chronological order. I still sometimes answer a letter I just received before others in line, but this has helped me avoid months long return times. Right now I'm all caught up to within a month of receiving the letters.

I also have counted up the last couple months, how much I've sent and received. So even though I crapped out on Letter Mo. again, I sent 27 things this month.

I've also received a ton of great mail lately.
In one day I received these three:
A first correspondence from C. Mehrl Bennett with some artistamps, a letter from my cousin, and a letter from a friend in town.

Also received this lovely Valentine from my sister in law. 

Today is a Sunday that feels like a stay-in-and-mail-art-the-day-away day. I think there's about a foot of snow on the ground and it's still coming down. Nevertheless it's possible we might go out for trivia tonight if our friends are determined to brave the weather.


  1. Thanks for sharing your Letter Log. I love seeing how others keep track of their mail. I am still tweeking my system. Keeping it simple like you have done, will work!

  2. Your letter log seem simple and I like simple. But still I need to find away to keep track of what is coming and going.
    I took part in a month of letters. I did it!
    Coffee is on