Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm A Sucker For Stationary!













I love stationary...adore it...hoard it...and never use it!!! It is too precious to me! Which is so silly! Earlier this week we went to Santa Cruz for the day to meet with Bruce (the Bassist, organist in the band of our dear friends Garage Voice) We walked around and ogled shops and books and music and ate and basically did nothing we wouldn't do whilst apart yet somehow it just felt richer for having been done with him. His friendship is so precious to us and he blesses us so much more than he knows. The day went by so fast and I kept feeling the urgency to "hurry up and cram things in" but the things we always wish we could do with him and the other fellows are just being together and talking and listening to music and having dinner, basically, the things we did whilst visiting them in Seattle... and we did ALL those things. The only downside was that neither Bruce nor The Mr. had all their books with them so they spend hours studying together. I think that is something that The Mr. loves most, being matched with a friend that loves learning as much as he does, and not learning to pass a test or write a paper, learning for the sheer joy of it, for the beauty of finding truth in all it's absoluteness.

This post is about stationary though...oh my goodness, so many cards and gift wrappings, and tags and embellishments and stationary PAINED me to walk away from so much loveliness, which is silly seeing as when I do buy such things I cling to them like Gollum. "MY PREEEECIOUSSSSS". My new resolution is that I AM really truly going to start using my stationary. A piece of this darling little set is going to be used to write my first letter to my new friend and fellow allergy sufferer, Jasmine.

(Sorry to give away the surprise, my dear!!! Don't worry, there will be more cuteness that you do not see here)

A letter is currently winging it's way to me from Australia thanks to her and I cannot wait to write my first note to my new Pen Pal!

The little blue book is another little curiosity I picked up and I am loving...write one tiny paragraph about whatever, each day, year long, for 5 years!!! Basically, a diary, but hopefully one I can actually stick with. I love the simplicity and the restriction of it. I can jot down a saying by The Kidlet, or some lovely happenstance I want to remember...that's the plan anyway. The point of the book is in the format, as you finish out the year and start over you do not just keep going forward you jump back to where you started and you write there, so everyday for the following years you will see exactly what you wrote the year before. I love the concept, I hope I can hold up my end of the bargain.

I also found the darling post cards at the same book shop as the book and stationary and this darling shirt on clearance at UO. I didn't realize it till I got home how everything I ended up with had such a theme. Red, Cream and Blue.

Argh, this is what I get for messing with html...changed my font and now I can't figure out how to fix it. ARGH!!!

Well then I leave you with this...

May you be blessed with friends are dear and precious as our Bruce!

Lovies and Little Lovelies,


PS. the bicycle pin was also from the book shop. :-)

PPS. (Weird, now it's back to normal...ish...again.) A giveaway is coming will be stationary...part of my training to learn to let go of what I am too greedy with.


Krystal said...

I have a diary like that too!!! i LOVE it :)

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love everything about this post! Stationery, fun days with friends, awesome clothing purchases, cute pictures of you ... what's not to love?!

That 5-year journal is such a good idea. I have a 365 journal - one page for every day of the year. They're number 1-365 and not dated, so you can start your year whenever you wish!

I hope my letter reaches you soon, I sent it last Thursday so fingers crossed it won't take too much longer!

x Jasmine

Ashley said...

I would totally be your pen pal, too, if you need another one. You *know* I heart the stationery as much as you do.

ps - I have a framed, embroidered dog that would totally match your embroidered skier.

Mae said...

I adore these pictures! They are amazing!