Friday, February 4, 2011

Five-Minute Friday...

 Happy Friday, everyone!  Today I will try to do this blog in Five Minutes, as prompted by Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama .  I do need to confess, that what I type write now is not on the clock, nor was the loading of the photos, as that pretty much ate up my five minutes.  However,  I do have my timer set and will begin after the word go below.

Lisa-Jo's prompt this morning was:
"Stop, drop, and write. That’s what we do for five minutes here on Fridays.
No tweaking, no back-tracking, no self-editing. Just words. Lots of lovely words for a full five minutes.
This week the prompt is:What’s the best mail you got recently – email, text, or snail mail?"


Well, this is easy for me this week.  If you read the previous post, you know that I was going to check my mailbox on Tuesday to see if a letter had come from one of my sponsor children.  I had been hoping that I would get something from Katherine, as I haven't received anything from her yet.  I went out and checked right after posting, but alas the mail had not come.  Have I mentioned that I'm obsessed with getting mail?  I am!  The mail did come later around 5pm.  And I was disappointed because there wasn't a cream-coloured envelope with those special words on it for me... there was a bubble mailer from Compassion, and I assumed that it was the Compassion Sunday info I had ordered from them.  So, you can imagine my delight when I got into the house and opened it and was puzzled by the felt red hat with a white pompom on it...  It was a Christmas card and letter from Camilo, that had been written on December 9th!  Wow!  So awesome!  There were also two small pictures in the card.  A photo of him and then one with him and his mom and sister!  Delightful.

There was a mystery though, because his mom's name and sister's name aren't the same as in the first letter that I received from him...  have to wait and see about that.


Tania's first letter received on January 31, 2011

Camilo's second letter & card!  Received Feb. 1, 2011

Check out that awesome Santa!


  1. Hey Jenn... it's Marcelle Farr... I'm so inspired by your effort with ALL of your sponsored children. Wow! Hope you and your family are doing well.

  2. i'm waiting for a letter from my sponsored child too.

  3. Thanks for the comments Marcelle & alittlebitograce :) This is a very new blog and these little comments make my heart smile!