I've made a start! Yes, I know it's a late start, but every journey must begin with a single step, even though it may be a faltering one...
This beginning is slightly hesitant, because I'm not even sure if it's legal. I have chosen an easy task for my first day as I want to ease myself into this project, and I don't have much time today.
Like many people, I hate waste - especially waste which can be re-used or recycled. Like many people, I love it when I can get stuff on the cheap - or even better - FREE!
So the job I've set myself today is to make useable (or re-useable) the unfranked stamps I've been carefully tearing from the corners of envelopes over the past few months. I'm going to free them from their paper fetters and stash them safely, ready to be reused. Horray!
I lay them carefully on the surface of water which I've poured onto a plate with a rim, and there they float serenely... and after only a couple of minutes I am peeling them - feeling the same simple satisfaction and the same sticky-fingered pleasure as I get when I unexpectedly come across a spray of ripe blackberries on an early Autumn walk.
I lay them face-down to dry, and later they'll go into a little box, ready to be sent back out into the world.
Happy Winter Solstice & Merry Christmas
3 years ago