Thanks so much for all the comments and e-mails yesterday about the newsletter, Postcards from the Porch. When I thought about putting together a newsletter to send out each week, the first thing that popped into my head was, “Ummm, wonder if anyone will be interested? Will anyone sign up?” I was just a wee bit worried I’d spend several hours working on something each week that very few folks would ever be reading.
Wowza! If you could have seen my face yesterday. I went from worrying if I’d have enough subscribers to “Holy moly, I better get my rear-end in gear and put together a newsletter because folks are signing up!” Be careful what you wish for!
I checked a little box asking to be notified via e-mail when there was a new subscriber. This is how my Inbox looked all day yesterday. Thank-you for being so supportive!
And this morning I awoke to find this many Dearhearts had subscribed. I think we have ourselves a newsletter! I’m happy and a bit skeeered! It’s always a little scary when we put ourselves out there and try something new, ya know? But that’s also how we learn and grow.
Thank-you again for being so supportive of this new adventure. Now I just need to do my part and get busy putting it together! Things may be a little wonky at first so please be patient while I figure this whole newsletter thingy out. (If you missed yesterday’s post and would like to sign up for the newsletter, you’ll find the link to sign up here: Postcards from the Porch
Name That Tune!
I need your help solving a mystery today. Recently, I purchased a sweet, musical snow/water globe. I never had a snow globe growing up and now, here I am all grown up and enamored with them. I’m pretty sure I’m going through my 10th childhood. You know I’m never going to grow up so let’s just be kids, forever. Deal?
This little snow globe plays the cutest song but I can not place the tune. So, I wound it up and video taped it so you could hear it. I just know someone is going to recognize this little ditty.
When I listen to it, I’m suddenly in Jane Austin’s world and ladies in beautiful ball gowns are dancing a minuet. Last night I wound it up alllll the way to see how long it would play. I was amazed to find it will go a full 3 1/2 minutes if you wind it up all the way. I love that!
I only videotaped about 1- 1/2 minutes because you’ll be able to hear the full song several times during that time frame. I just know someone is going to recognize it right away and solve this mystery! Pardon my southern drawl….you didn’t know the words “globe” and “ideas” had 3 syllables, did you?
Thanks for your suggestions! Can’t wait to hear what you think it may be!
If you like watching videos, there’s one more here at BNOTP. You’ll find a tablescaping video here: Metlox Poppytrail Sculptured Daisy After I made that video, several folks suggested I do it more often but the process was very cumbersome back then. Now it’s way easier. My camera has a video camera built in and uploading to YouTube is a breeze! Seriously! I couldn’t believe how it easy it was. So I may be including more videos in the future, mixing them in with posts.
Pssst: The seasonal footer at the bottom of BNOTP has been updated with lots of new springtime links. The daffodils are blooming here and the days are getting longer. I’m sooo ready for spring and summer! If it’s cold and snowy where you are and you’ve had enough already, check out some of the links in the footer. Springtime is just a click away!