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I remember first seeing these Little Letters posts on my friend Katie’s blog, The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life. If you don’t know Katie, run by and introduce yourself. She is funny and sweet. Her letters are often one clever sentence that drives her point home. Oh, to be so effectively concise!
As a tribute to Katie and in the interest of getting to bed on time tonight, here are my briefest little letters post yet…Little Letters, 09.2018.
Little Letters, 09.2018
Dear Fall Decorations,
You make my heart sing! What fun I had putting you out yesterday. Not only are you pumpkins, gourds, acorns and turning leaves, but you are Halloween witches on broomsticks, black cats and, as my granddaughter Lucia says, ‘pooky ghosts. Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls, Katrina skeletons and altars to loved ones. Welcome autumn, so glad you are here.
Dear Get Your Pretty On Fall 2018 Capsule Wardrobe Shopping List,
You, too, make my heart sing!! Was so excited to take a look at the shopping list and realize that I have many of the pieces hanging in my closet already. Which is one of the great things about these style challenges, they build on each other. Once you have the basic pieces, each challenge just allows you to compliment those pieces with trending items and accessories. My camel blazer is on it’s way. Can’t wait to see the outfits we create around it.
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Dear Daniel at Walmart Lube and Tire Center on Woodrow Bean Road,
Guess what you did? Oh, yeah, baby. You made my heart sing when you said that it would only be $10.00 to fix my flat tire. I am pretty sure I picked up that nasty bolt thanks to all of the interstate construction around El Paso. Thankful that I was able to change my flat tire. Frustrated when I discovered my spare was flat. But grateful that I was able to pump up my spare enough to get to Walmart. Was prepared to have to buy new tires but thrilled to learn my tire could be repaired. Thank you, Daniel, for not taking advantage of a woman and for being honest about the repairs.
Dear El Paso Museum of Art,
Guess what? Yup, guessed. Your mask painting event on Sunday made my heart…SING! What a fabulous turn out. Loved seeing El Pasoans of all ages and walks of life sitting side by side painting Dia de los Muertos masks together. Thank you for providing the community with a well organized, free event that inspired creativity in all of its participants.
Dear To-Do List,
Writing my daily to-do list makes me feel…hmm, how should I put it? I know. It makes my heart sing! And checking things off my list makes my heart sing LOUDER. I feel so much better organized, large and in charge, if you will. I take my daily list with me everywhere in case I have an opportunity to accomplish something and mark it off the day’s list.
Dear TruGreen Mosquito Treatment,
You make my heart hurt. And my feet and legs, my arms and my hands itch because you aren’t getting rid of these pesky mosquitoes. We have never ever had mosquitoes in the past, and now that we are having the yard treated, we are being eaten alive. So do we quit spraying in hopes the pests go away or do we keep spraying with the thought that we will really be inundated if we stop? Whatever the case, at close to $100.00 a treatment, should we be getting attacked like this? That same money would buy a whole lot of Off! Just sayin’.
Dear “Sound of Music” Off-Broadway Tickets,
You make my wallet hurt at the thought of the price of tickets for your upcoming production. I was so excited about an Off-Broadway musical coming to El Paso but the cost of the tickets is prohibitive to most of the community. For $88 each, PC and I can sit on the top most row of the balcony. We won’t be able to make out the actors but would, hopefully, be able to hear the music. Or we can save close to $200 and I can whistle the whole soundtrack and reenact the highlights at home.
Do you have a grumble or gratitude you’d like to share? Leave a Little Letter, 09.2018 in a comment below. Writing these notes can be very therapeutic. Give it a try!
Now that was a quick post! Off to bed. Wishing you sweet dreams, too.
Hugs and kisses,