Monday, November 26, 2007

I feel so grown up...

A few weeks ago I received a package in the mail from a cousin I'm not generally in touch with (no reason, we're just not that close and she lives far away anyhow). It contained a book I'm actually excited to read, and a lovely note.

Bucking my tendency to procrastinate and to ignore social niceties that take too long, tonight I sat down and wrote a thank-you note. I even addressed and stamped it. It goes in the mail with the bills tomorrow morning.

Yup, I feel like a grown-up. Maybe I'll buy myself a fountain pen and some sealing wax for all the eloquent thank you notes I'll be writing from now on everytime someone does something nice for me.

Or maybe, after Lumpy arrives, I'll be lucky to find a pencil and scrawl a note on the back of a junk mail flyer: "Dear relative/friend/well-wisher; thank you for the lovely gift you sent for us and Lumpy. We can't wait to use it/wear it/sit on it/give it to Goodwill. Do visit us in a few weeks when we've settled in. Bring food."


Caro said...

I love your after lumpy note - can I copy and paste it?

Aurelia said...

I need this kind of attitude. I'll call in the morning. Smooch.