{Today's Letters}

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, whenever I see your reading glasses sitting on the nightstand I can't help but feel old. Kind of like we've been married for 20 years. I love this feeling. Dear Early Morning Run, I dread you like eating meatwad covered in ketchup. That's all. Dear Friends, whenever Husband gets an unexpected package he A) carries it under his arm for 2 hours B) tries to convince me that waiting to open it until bedtime is lame C) bench presses it 17 times while I'm in the shower D) shakes it so hard he turns its contents into 1,000 pieces or E) all of the above. Dear Love of My Life (who always gets two letters), to the moon!

A special thanks to Taza for being the inspiration behind writing Mr. Loerke two letters. It has made all the difference in our marriage.

PS, do you tear into packages like the Mr. or save them for the biscuit? I think opening mail in bed is M-A-G-I-C-A-L.

15 comments:

un hamac said...

mail in bed. you're full of funny things. i gotta open that right away.

Brenna Nichols said...

wait till the biscuit, are you crazy? we live on the top floor, 59 stairs up...my husband knows I go for the hand written envelopes first and if I get the mail, they are opened by the time i reach stair #47...if he gets the mail, he saves them in a pile on our kitchen island and doesn't open them before me. christmas time is the best, I race home to get all the holiday cards and read each and every one more than 17 times!!

Scatterbox said...

As a child who was notorious for "accidentally finding" Santa's gift stash and delicately peeling open a taped corner to see what was inside on December 3rd, the shiz gets opened asap.

Ornery's Wife said...

OPEN NOW. Really? You can wait all day? The anticipation would KILL me!

Julia said...

I could never wait that long to open a treat!!! I am impressed with the self control!!

the zundelephant in the room said...

photoshop skillz! great work:) oh, and definitely E. final answer.

c said...

i got something in the mail today right after i read your post and couldnt even make it back into the house before opening the note from an awesome friend.

Jamie said...

Love your blog! Found it a few months ago and can't stay away. You guys are awesome. Oh, and tear right into it. No need to wait! ;)

Today's Letters said...

clearly i am outnumbered here! loved reading all of your comments about tearing through your mail. i. am. strange.

ps, sweeney - you will be receiving our christmas card this year so it can be opened on floor #47.

xoxo

R said...

i love to torture myself, so i'm one who would wait to open my mail. but i wouldn't do it in bed. 'cause i'm a germophobe like that!

i do the same thing with gift cards...will carry them around for months, agononize over what to use them for, then end up using them for something practical like groceries or a birthday gift for someone else. :0)

Today's Letters said...

r, hand sanny by the biscuit? reading letters in bed is better than eating fancy chocolate and not brushing your teeth before drifting into sleepytown.

Han said...

I tend to open straight away, but the other week I got a penpal letter from my friend Kaelah and I walked around with the package in my hand for about an hour before I actually decided that I would open it. Mr J asked me why I hadn't just left it on the stairs and I said something like I didn't want it to get lost lol.

sara said...

please tell me that you're the kind of girl that never searched out unwrapped (or even wrapped and then re-wrapped) christmas gifts?! i have never been one to peek - it ruins all the magic and excitement. i'm thinking that saving a package for the biscuit must be similar. when i first met my husband it drove me CRAZY that he would shake prizes (we used to have a tuesday prize tradition, until we had kids and they ate up all our prize money! THAT was fun!) to try to guess what they were before opening. i love the anticipation, the build up of excitement and not having a clue what it is before tearing in. i find that i'm often the minority, though.

(why do i write you novelettes every time i comment on this here blog?! my apologies. i'd like to say i'll cease, but i am wordy. hope you don't mind!) :)

Hinge Photography said...

I just found your blog randomly & I am quite enjoying it! You & your mr. are quite splendidly cute.

Additionally, I never have known anyone else who opens mail in the bed! I don't wait until "bedtime" but I always take mail to my bedroom and sit cross legged against my headboard & pore over every piece of mail!

Today's Letters said...

hinge, mail in the biscuit is quite magical! i don't know why i've always waited, but it's served me well so far :)

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