Item #1: Christmas Card w/ Tea
So after a long, grueling, 8 hour shift at the bookstore where I work (which I am NOT used to at all), it felt absolutely amazing to come home and be surprised to find two envelopes sitting on the dining room table with my name on them :)
My mother knows just how much I love getting mail, and she had been sure to set them right where I could see them once I arrived home. Isn't she swell?
The first envelope I opened was from one of the girls I vlog with. She is actually one of 2 girls that joined us fairly recently, and who have been vlogging up a storm since they arrived. It's been great, especially since a bunch of us are either indisposed or without the technology to properly make the videos that we want. They're very enthusiastic girls, and I can't wait to get to know the both of them better in the new year!
So the one that sent me the Christmas card was fellow vlogging iggle Joanna, who was the first of the 2 alt. vloggers that we decided to bring into our close-knit family since Licia is still in China and Aly is without a computer and the rest of us have been super busy. She is a very nice & charming young lady from what I have seen.
I've yet to watch all of the new videos that the alt vloggers have posted, which I feel super guilty about. I'm hoping that when I'm not working so many 8 hour shifts in a row (gotta love the holidays), I'll be able to watch them soon.
I'm actually inviting my friends over on Thursday to film a vlog with, and hopefully it will turn out well once it's all done. There's going to be a lot of us, mellieeggo included, so we shall see how it goes.
Item #2: Letter from my Pen Pal!
Oh how I love letters! I can't reiterate this enough. Truthfully, there are not enough words.
When I was younger, the only letters I used to really send out were to my grandmother when she moved to Aurora. I always had to get my mom to read her letters to me, since my grandmother could only write in cursive. I to this day can't read cursive writing very well (guess that's why they've phased teaching cursive out in schools...).
My grandmother actually passed away this past summer, and I'm sort of hoping that I may be able to come across those letters I received from my grandmother sometime. I'm pretty sure my mother would have saved those. If she has kindergarten drawings saved in her filing cabinet downstairs, I'm hoping she would've thought to save those letters for me.
Anyway, back to my pen pal. When I joined the geekgirlpenpals in March I'm pretty sure I got into the 3rd round of pen pal pairing, although I could be off regarding the number. I entered into a few other rounds after that, but the pen pal I was assigned during the very first round is the one that stuck!
Her name is Diana, and she lives in LA, which I'm very jealous of, especially now that it's winter and I'm stuck in freezing cold southern Ontario. We're into a lot of the same things and we love gushing about stuff to each other in our letters.
And this letter from her proved no different, us chatting about the new Catching Fire movie, the newest episodes of Emma Approved and a bunch of other stuff.
I promised to send her some pictures of my favorite used bookstore in downtown St. Catharines in the next letter I send her, as well as some pictures of the inside of the place where I go for my violin lessons. I describe Rysons Music Store as "Grandma's house on crack", because the number of random decorations on the walls and the number of knickknacks covering every single possible surface is insane! When I get a chance to take those pictures, I'll probably post them here as well.
I'm hoping for some more items in the mail soon! I'll make sure to keep you guys posted!
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