Saturday, December 02, 2006

Delays

I'm so sorry for the absence.

I've been incredibly sick for the last 6 days and although I'm still feeling rather icky, it appears to finally be getting a little better.

Also, in any moments of free time I've been working hard for all of my soldiers. Aside from adopting two, I'm also a member of a Letter Writing Team and TLC team which sends letters specifically to the soldiers who are having a tough time emotionally, are injured, never get any mail, or are in high risk situations. This morning alone I mailed out 21 handwritten cards and letters (my fingers hurt like crazy) and a few DVD's to a unit of Marines that are having problems keeping morale up here around the Holidays. In total I've probably written to about 50 soldiers in the last two weeks. Tomorrow I bake cookies and send out my Christmas packages...we've got to get them through the Holidays.

Just bear with me.

31 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why don't you adopt and elf or join me at save the soldiers?????

12/02/2006 6:09 PM  
Blogger Princess Pessimism said...

does that mean that you will send me cookies??? Your alphabits are still on the counter. This week...promise.

12/02/2006 8:51 PM  
Blogger Crazy Me said...

Good lord! I was thinking about joining the letter writing team but I think you may have scared me off!! I just wanted to thank you for posting about the soldier's angels site. I sent out my first care package today and will send another Christmas package in a couple of days. What a cool experience! Question for you ... do you ever hear from your 2 adopted soldiers? I know I shouldn't expect any sort of response but I'm really hoping I do. Is that selfish? And good news, 3 of my friends are signing up as well. Spreading the love!

12/02/2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger Cressida said...

that's amazing Lindsey. Good for you.

12/03/2006 12:14 AM  
Blogger yrautca said...

Hey Linmeister,

I am having a tough time emotionally, am injured (while running), never get any mail, and am in a very high risk situation (my investments may not return double digits). A handwritten card is very much warranted ;)

I hope you feel better soon.

12/03/2006 1:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work! It sounds like you are doing an awesome job.

12/03/2006 2:08 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Stealth...you're part of a program too?

PP...promises promises. *sigh*

Angela (aka Crazy Me)...my response to your comment was too long so I just sent you an email. :o) Let me just tell you how excited I am that you signed up and now have friends doing it as well. It means SO much. You're right, it really is a great experience, I've spent so much money and for once, don't even care, every time I go out I'm looking for stuff to go in the goody bags. :o)

Cressida...thanks.

yrautca...I'd adopt you any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Dzeni...thanks, I'm trying!

12/03/2006 6:55 AM  
Blogger Autumn Storm said...

And even when you were ill, you were still busily shining a light all that way. You've such a good heart!
Feel better, x

12/03/2006 7:21 AM  
Blogger Px said...

i'm doing something positive too now, yesterday was just a little too much for me, so i've decided to put all my negative energy to good use

12/03/2006 7:28 AM  
Blogger Miss Ash said...

I wonder if they have such a letter writing campagin in Canada? Do you know....

I'm just curious about your last post as well, apparently there is a man sneaking into your life *sigh*

12/03/2006 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My brother is in Afghanistan. But he is one of the lucky ones, as he receives a constant supply of letters (and care packages) from his extended family (including me).

Most of the other soldiers are not as lucky. They do not receive cards and letters.

I know, from talking to my brother, just how special and wonderful your effort will be for the soldiers!

Keep up the good work!

12/03/2006 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsey, you are doing the work of angels. Hope you feel better soon.

12/03/2006 1:58 PM  
Blogger SaffronSaris said...

Hey Lindsey, get well soon!!

12/03/2006 7:35 PM  
Anonymous VJ said...

Yep, very good works here and they're definitely needed and appreciated when so far from home. I forgot about these folks: [http://savethesoldiers.com/], and I know folks who are involved in this efforts. Everyone should be making a contribution too. That's just a tremendous effort Lindsey, and if there were any justice in the world you'd be engaged by March or April. Cheers & Good Luck! 'VJ'

12/03/2006 7:39 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

**In total I've probably written to about 50 soldiers in the last two weeks.

thats just awesome!

Keshi.

12/04/2006 12:20 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

That is really a great project, keep taking care of yourself

12/04/2006 12:28 AM  
Blogger Professor Fate said...

You are my hero. Take all the time you want and need.

12/04/2006 12:30 AM  
Blogger Chuckles said...

I support the troops by insisting they be brought home ASAP.

12/04/2006 10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok so I watched a Christmas movie on Hallmark this past weekend called "the Christmas Card" where a woman writes to the men in the military and one of the soldiers is so taken by her letter that he goes to her home town to look for her. He was HOT and they fell in love and blah blah romance in all it's finest. But this totally reminded me of you! Hey, Holidays bring many surprises. Don't we all wish?!

12/04/2006 11:44 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Ok, could you possibly be the nicest person EVER? Stop, because you're making the rest of us look bad!!!

Just kidding. Keep on doing what you do. It's so amazing and I've emailed the link to adopt a soldier to a bunch of my friends. What a great thing.

12/04/2006 4:34 PM  
Blogger Agnes Mitchell said...

Holy moly Linny! Lots of work there. Good stuff and good karma will come of it.

BTW - I'm sure you're past your last post...I hope you are. I am more apt to agree w/Tree but being who I am I would be asking...."why so long to respond?" and find myself having more questions than answers.
Best of luck to you with the whole thing. Remember..GOOD KARMA IS COMING YOUR WAY!!!!

New is better anyway.
Hugs and love hon.

12/04/2006 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Glitter/Aleka said...

That's the perfect reason to not blog!!!

12/04/2006 10:04 PM  
Blogger FU said...

i'll admit it.. i'm a little jealous... :(

12/04/2006 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am having a cookie party on Wednesday night to send to my brother and his buddies who are deployed. If you need help with cookies and holiday packages, etc., I may have more cookies than I need. So let me know. Maybe I can lend you (and your soldiers) a hand. Er...a cookie.

12/04/2006 11:56 PM  
Blogger DZER said...

feel better soon, darlin' ...

12/05/2006 7:38 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Lindsey- You crack me up. You can't find a good man here so you're buttering up the G.I.'s for when they come home. Laying the groundwork. Good idea. There's women in the army too right? Hmmm...

12/05/2006 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just surfed in from Ash's site. What you are doing is terrific -- especially since you are just getting over something (the flu, perhaps).

Thanks for doing what you do!

12/05/2006 8:43 AM  
Anonymous BlondeVixen said...

Darlin I reckon you're going to have a whole platoon full of admirers by the time they come back! ;)

12/06/2006 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Network Geek said...

You want to help the "boys" keep morale up? Send them a couple pictures of you! No, seriously!

Oh, and feel better.

12/06/2006 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for introducing me to the site. I wish I could work as hard as you but I am so NUTS right now. I did adopt one soldier and I am trying my best... Thank you again! ~M

12/10/2006 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Network Geek said...

I saw something today that made me think of this post. I know it's too late now, but I thought you might find this interesting anyway. The Red Cross used to do for the service people overseas what you're doing now. And their website has a commemorative "knit kit" that they used to give people to knit warm socks for soldiers in cold climates. They've got some other similar stuff, too. Anyway, thought you'd find it interesting.

https://www.redcrossstore.org/Shopper/Product.aspx?UniqueItemId=59&Page=1&StartAtPage=1&SId=47914&LocationId=0

12/14/2006 12:29 PM  

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