If I needed any proof that life has been a bit too hectic lately, I found it today.
I was scrabbling around in the back of my car for a pen - I'd dashed out to interview someone and in my haste forgotten a pen; luckily I always have a few lying around - and in the seat pocket back there I found a postcrossing postcard from Portugal, postmarked Oct 19.
The thing is, I don't even remember getting it out of my post office box... but obviously I must have because that's where it was posted to, and I am the only one with a key... and it was in my car. So, if I were any kind of detective I'd have to surmise that indeed it was I who received it and tucked it away in my car... then promptly forgot about it completely.
I did think that I was due a few more postcrossing postcards, as my 'received' number is quite a bit lower than my 'sent' number... and there I'd been blaming the slackness of others for not having received more postcrossing cards when all along this lovely one was sitting patiently waiting for me to realise I had received it and register it on the website.
I have registered it now and written an apologetic message to the sender. He is just a new postcrosser, too, so I hope I haven't put him off! It's such a great postcard, and he described the town so well... it's called Elvas and is near a larger town called Badajuz (I think!). I'd love to be strolling down that street right now, rounding the corner to look at the next beautiful view.
I think I'm just going to double check my handbags, car and other places I sometimes put mail and make sure I haven't left anything else behind in my current manic phase.
Love from Kaz