Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Where You Invest Your Love...

"In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life..."
-Awake My Soul, by Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cookies

Christmas is three days away... do you have your Christmas cookies baked? And your shopping done? And your presents wrapped? I do!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas From The Family...

It's not Christmas without hearing this song a few times. (Uh, for the record, it is not the most "PC" Christmas song ever written, so there is your disclaimer.)

"Make bloody Mary's cuz' we all want one! Send somebody to the the Stop and Go. We need some celery and a can of fake snow..." Robert Earl Keen is just the best.

We sent the January issue to the printers on Tuesday, and Grandma Sue is picking up blueline today. We are having our annual Christmas party at Sybill's (YUMMM!) next Tuesday, and we will be closed next Friday-Sunday to celebrate Christmas.  The deadline for the Jack issue is Jan 2. If you have a suggestion as to what type of articles you would like to see regarding breeding and caring for colts, please let us know.

We got a lot of compliments on the December cover. I agree, that mule had the sweetest face. But our January cover is very cool. Grandma Sue said it was one of her favorite pictures to appear on the cover, which says a lot, as she has been looking at Mules and More covers for 20+ years.

I am down to just a few names on my Christmas shopping list, and am hoping to finish those up soon. If you are still looking for gifts for your favorite mule/donkey lover, check out our "M&M Store" on our website. It's got a lot of ideas, and we can work with you on shipping to ensure it makes it by Christmas Eve.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snail Mail

If it were up to us, we would mail your magazines on the 25th of the month, and every one of you would receive them on the following day. Obviously, there are certain factors that make this next to impossible.

As if dealing with slow delivery isn't already a problem, this has been all over the news recently:

Yup, they are closing 250 mail processing centers.

We are appreciative of the (almost always) kind calls we receive from our subscribers checking on the whereabouts of their most current issue. As I mentioned earlier, we mail on the 25th of the month, and are recommended by USPS to allow 15-20 days for your magazine to arrive to you. If you haven't received your magazine by the 15th of that month (for example, if it was the December issue, it would be December 15) then you should feel free to give us a call and we will replace it for you. We keep a record of whose magazine we have to replace, and try to fix any patterns of lost magazines immediately by verifying your address and if necessary contacting your postmaster.

Sue, Kelly and I all want you to get your magazines as quick as possible. We work so hard on our magazine, we want you to be able to enjoy it in a timely manner! After all, magazines are "time sensitive," they contain dates and information that you need before an event happens, not after.

I would like to be able to say that things will get better, but if you watch the news you know that's just not true. Please, hang in there with us. Your magazines were mailed with the most positive and optimistic thoughts behind them, wishing them a safe and quick journey to you. Just stick it out a little longer. They are worth the wait.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

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