How Embarrassing!

They had to take my computers away to get me to sit down and write my thank you notes.  I’m SO embarrassed.  (Actually, one computer is being fed information from the other, and it just gave me the downtime to start my notes, but my husband would say the opening line is more fun! lol)

I’ve been keeping a running list of people to whom I need to send a thank you note, or a personal note.  That list has been growing, because I’ve added to it, but not written the notes.  What’s worse is that I have scraps of paper all over the place with partial lists of notes to be written.  My mother would not be pleased to know that I FINALLY wrote a thank you note fully one year after a gift had been given.

One of my sisters says that it’s never too late to say thank you.  I hope she’s right, but that still doesn’t excuse my tardiness.

I hope that everyone who gets a hand written note from me knows how heartfelt that note is, and that I’ve thought about them, daily, until I finally got the note written.

I fully expect pithy comments from Cop Car and Frankie, and I bet they have different opinions.  Mea culpa…..maxima mea culpa.  I’ll try to do better this year.

3 thoughts on “How Embarrassing!

  1. Yes, Buffy, I grew up on Emily Post. However, times have changed. You are beating yourself up over something that is no longer expected. Emails and phone calls work these days. (Of course, I’ve always been immensely pleased at receiving hand-written notes from you and your Elegant Mother!) You delight in making the rest of us look bad?

  2. CC, I’ve been tempted to say “Thank you” via e-mail or Facebook, but it seems so impersonal. If someone takes the time to shop for a gift for me, the least I can do is take the time to thank them with a personal note.

    No, I’m not trying to make you feel bad at all. You’ve made my case for me. People LOVE it when their efforts are acknowledged. It just seems one way I’d like to battle the encroaching shift to all things electronic.

  3. One more thing… I received a thank you note from one of the residents at the nursing home who was given one of the Scraps on a Mission quilts. It blew me away that she worked with the activities director to be sure that we knew she loves her quilt!

    You can bet that I sent a note back to this lady right away. I hope we might make a road trip this spring to visit with her, and perhaps some of the others who have our quilts.

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