A couple of weeks ago, Bonny wrote some letters… they were so good! (And so inspiring!) I thought it might be fun to write a letter or two this week! Thank you Bonny for inspiring me! (I see that she wrote some more letters this week as well!)
Dear Neighbor’s With the Holiday Lights:
I really enjoyed seeing your Halloween lights in October during Sherman’s Evening Constitutional! They were just so fun but I was slightly confused to see that you went from Halloween to Christmas overnight and I thought I’d take a moment to introduce you to the joys that are November (you know, that month between October and December…) November is full of really lovely days! We celebrate Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day. For the rest of the month it is all about savoring Autumn… leaves changing color as well as cooler days and nights. It just seems, well, commercial to be putting up and turning on your holiday lights on November 1st. I completely understand wanting to put holiday lights out while the weather is mild, but you know that you don’t have to actually turn them on immediately don’t you? Just a suggestion for next year!
Your Neighbor who loves November
My Dearest Big Foot,
News Flash! Sock One is DONE! I hope to begin Sock Two later today. I think it will go a bit faster than the first sock because I seem to have more knitting bandwidth these days… which is a very good thing!
Your Knitting Half
And finally this week I really need to pen this letter (or ten) in reality… not just here in the blogosphere!
Dear Mental Health Crisis Centers of Michigan:
Yes, I realize that Crisis is a singular term… but really? Do you honestly think that a person having a mental health crisis has just one single problem? I did look after talking with all of you for any Mental Health Crises Centers of Michigan and found them to be a non-existent entity. You gave me a Mental Health Crisis after spending days calling and talking to therapists at your facilities only to be told that my loved one had “too many crises” and that they could not help. It made me understand in a profound way why we have so many homeless people… they too are probably in the crises category and deemed “incapable of help.” I knew that our mental health system was woefully lacking, but I did not truly understand how broken it is until this week. Despite your lack of help in even giving me other alternative places to call… by some miracle we stumbled into a place that would take my sister, no thanks to you at all. In fact, you all told me there was no place in Michigan that would take her. You really missed the mark on that one, unless you think Holland is really The Netherlands.
The Woman who called you all this week
That is all I have for this week! Have a good weekend and perhaps write a letter or two! See you all back here on Monday.
Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels
On this rainy Monday, it seems like a good day to get out the mail bag! So, lets see what we have in there!
Can you please explain to me the thought process behind how you stock shelves after your stores have opened?
Do you really think that customers appreciate not being able to navigate the main aisles due to the cluster-fuck of employees with hand carts blocking the way?
Oh, and their utter rudeness at being inconvenienced by your customers is really awesome… NOT.
Your Used to be Customer
Dear Mother Birds,
It all started with Mrs. Robin and her nest in the hedge.
Then, Mrs. Sparrow decided to move into the Cardinal House – building her nest in what seemed like a few hours one day last week.
And, the Stone House my kids built for me ages ago has an occupant for the second year in a row! New babies will soon be filling my yard and I could not be happier!
One Extremely Happy Bird Nana
It has now been four months of daily stitching. Four months that have been the most wonderful thing ever!
Last month, however, was really especially wonderful. You see, all the fabrics were sent from a dear blog friend and her inspiration combined with that of another dear blog friend helped to create May’s “Quilt of Stitches” which you see above.
I am so proud of where your unplanned creativity has taken you. You stepped out of the box and embraced the uncertainty of not having a pattern. You trusted that each day by doing a little, you would end with something wonderful.
Your Inner Creative Voice
So, this May Day, the month is a blank canvas before us – what will you do with your month?
In the letter’s to others category:
My dear, sweet Paper-whites,
It is week 2 and you are still blooming. You have no idea how much joy you have provided in your simple act of non-stop flowering.
However, I would like to address your distinct aroma. While I did not notice this at the apex of my cold – I must tell you, while you look stunning you really need to get a new perfume.
Holding my breath
Dear Representative Lewis and to the 34 members of congress joining you,
Thank you for the statement this makes. Thank you for the example of peacefully protesting what is not right.
I shall be joining you in not watching any of the activities on Friday.
With Deep Gratitude and In Solidarity,
A Fellow Boy-cotter
Dear United States of America,
I want you to know that I have not lost faith in you, even though it might seem that way.
However, I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute my role as an American, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Your Faithful and Recommitted Citizen
Dear Fitbit Scale,
We have a long love/hate relationship and for many years I have avoided and ignored you.
But then I got serious and so did you. Each week you have given me high fives when I have done well and you have helped me regroup when I have not done so well.
Thanks for all the encouragement – it really makes a difference. Especially, today’s nice little email!
I am looking forward to this continuing journey!
Almost Halfway There