Friday, October 06, 2006

Did Anybody Mail Me Anything?

We had a letter from New Zealand Post yesterday. It says in part:
"I regret to advise you of the theft of a mailbag on the 3rd of October 2006. This bag contained mail intended for delivery in your area.... Unfortunately in such situations we are unaware of the specific mail items contained in a bag. should you have been expecting a particular article ...we suggest you contact the sender..."

Of course, as my son points out, sometimes you get important mail that you didn't know you were going to get. For instance, he received a letter that he needs to produce to claim scholarship money next year. If he hadn't received the letter he wouldn't have known that he needed to have it to claim the money.

Still, I've been doing pretty well with mail in the last couple of days. I received a magazine I was expecting, and my confirmation of classes for the Quilt Symposium. Then the next day (the same day as the above letter) I received a book token in payment for a poem I had published. And then today I received a 20% discount voucher for a local fabric store - which will come in very handy, now that I know my symposium classes, for purchasing the class requirements. So I don't feel as if I am missing out on any mail - let's hope not. No lawyers searching for me to offer me a share in an inheritance from a long-lost relative, for instance. (And if there were, let's hope they'd try again if they didn't hear back!)

I was pretty happy to find that I was able to take all my first choice classes for the quilt symposium. At least, they were the ones I'd put as my first choice. My absolutely top first choice combination was impossible because they were all on the same day. and now I find they are running an extra session for one of the classes and I could do them together after all. I think I'm going to stick with what I've got, though, and not pay the extra fee to swap classes. Now, I just have to wait till January -giving me time to practise on my new machine. I put on my registration form that I didn't need to have a class on the hire machines because they are the same as the one I have. It's just that I haven't used it very much yet (I've been too busy writing poetry. I'll blame Poetry Thursday for that!)

Speaking of poetry, the latest Guardian Poetry Workshop is up. Why not give it a try? If you like the result, you can send it in - the top fifteen are published on the website each month with comments from that month's guest poet.

8 comments:

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Hi and Happy Friday from Michele's :)

Theo said...

nice to find you.

thanks for the Guardian link. it has me considering.

Michele sent me.

Shephard said...

I got my property tax letter in the mail today. Sadly, no one stole this from me. Funny how we don't think of the things we don't know are coming. Ouch. I need a cookie.

:) Michele sent me!
~S

Blond Girl said...

Michele sent me. Damn! I guess you won't be getting that million dollar check I sent... sorry! :-)

-E said...

I sure hope you didn't miss a letter saying you were the rightful owner of some grand thing.

And thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate it.

Brony said...

Hope you didn't miss anything. I'm not sure that I would know if I was expecting anything.

I may just go and check out the workshop.

Michele says hi!

utenzi said...

Don't believe Brony, Catherine. She skipped me on Michele's so she probably isn't checking out the workshop either. But she's right about Michele saying "Hi". Michele has me visiting you also.

I've never received a notice like that. It'd be weird knowing that you probably had mail coming to you that was lost. Sure, most mail we get is forgettable and doesn't matter that much--but you never know. Like the example you give about your son and school money. Who knows what was in that mail pouch?

My float said...

I was responsible for making and sending my brother's wedding invitations. Imagine my horror when a batch of them sent from one particular mail box never arrived. To add to my woes, I sent a couple of important letters from another mail box nearby. They never arrived either. I think the postman responsible for those mailboxes has a whole heap of mail sitting in his garage!!

Thanks for visiting me today.