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Saturday Morning's View of Friday

As life turns out, things change. That is how my Friday went.

I did get to the library to return the DVDs, and to the post office to mail out postcards. I was surprised to learn that a postcard overseas requires $1.20 in postage, the same as for a regular card under one ounce.

Finding picture postcards was a chore. I stopped by the store on the base, but they did not have any here, where I live. I know they carry them at the Army base an hour plus away. So, I stopped at Walmart and picked up several at 20 cents each, including tax. Their selection was not the best, but it will do for now.

I sat outside in the car to address and write a few lines, before mailing out my first five of the cards through --Russia, Taiwan, Germany, China, and Finland. Now, I sit back and wait until someone receives and registers the cards. It is then, as I understand it that someone will pull my name. I will share my experience as they begin to come in.

While I was in the post office, my octogenarian friend, Dick L., was there and we went out for coffee at a chain restaurant, Shari's, and caught up with what each had been doing. It was great to see him for a couple of hours, though the service and the coffee itself was not good.

I stopped on my way home at a new complex, where a Home Goods just opened and ran into another friend, M, who filled me in on what was going on at her work. We stood and chatted for the good portion of a half hour, before I decided to go home to get ready for the Bee Gees Tribute show.

On my way back, I got into a call with another dear friend, PS, and we decided that dinner was important. We had not talked in nearly a month. I turned the car around and we met at Red Robin for a burger. I got home about 8:30 p.m.

So, I did not get all my list accomplished, as it were. But the dishes got put away!

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markgraham wrote on November 7, 2015, 11:09 AM

Sometimes catching up with old friends is better than doing chores.

Kasman wrote on November 7, 2015, 11:14 AM

At least you can stop worrying about the dishes!

xstitcher wrote on November 7, 2015, 11:19 AM

I got my post cards that I am sending for Postcrossing on They actually have ones for my hometown. ;)

Rufuszen wrote on November 7, 2015, 11:41 AM

I try to make a coffee once a week to catch up my friends

Feisty56 wrote on November 7, 2015, 12:29 PM

Chance encounters with friends trump just about everything, don't they? The routine stuff will wait, but friendships bloom best when given time and attention.

CoralLevang wrote on November 7, 2015, 1:06 PM

Thank you, Xstitcher for the recommendation for Zazzle. I hadn't heard of them.
I assume you saw my post about it being "your fault"? LOL

So, since I am new to many did you send out before you received one? Have you received more than one?

CoralLevang wrote on November 7, 2015, 1:45 PM

Amen! It's a good thing I still have clean underwear! emoticon :winking:

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 7, 2015, 5:07 PM

Yayyyy for the dishes!!! Sounds like you had a very good day.

Paulie wrote on November 7, 2015, 11:51 PM

I haven't sent a postcard in about 15 years. I must say that your life is a lot more exciting than mine now.

MegL wrote on November 22, 2015, 5:42 PM

Meeting a friend and having lunch and a chat "out" is a nice change to planned events.

CoralLevang wrote on November 22, 2015, 10:45 PM

Perhaps you should check out and put more excitement in your life. LOL