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1OldfoolPlanner

1OldfoolPlanner
Date Joined: August 1, 2019
Last Online: February 24, 2020
Birthday: June 18
Country: United States
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Amberleigh Village

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WHAT IS GOING ON IN MY WORLD RIGHT NOW

2/19/20

Scotty’s mom has been on a rapid decline. She has been passing “coffee ground” emesis, which is a sign of GI bleeding. She has all but stopped eating now and Hospice care has taken over in the nursery home she is in in Illinois. She is now getting morphine every four hours and sleeps most of what is left of her time. It is so sad to watch, and even sadder to see my Fiancé and his family try to deal with what is happening. We all know the end is near. 😞

2/15/20

Heading back to St. Louis / Illinois to transfer and visit with Scotty’s mom in the Hospice Care Facility. Please bear with me if I owe you a swap - I am taking all current and nearly due swaps with me and will be mailing them from there. This is a very trying time for us. Thank you ♥️ Jill

2/12/20

So more bad news on my future mother-in-law, after her procedure they found out that basically cancer is everywhere in her abdomen and her intestines are no longer working at all. She can not get any nutrition from her stomach. Nothing moves. So no matter how much she may eat, she isn’t getting the nutrition from the food and she is actually just withering away and dying of malnutrition. She is already down to 97 pounds. The doctors say there is nothing more they can do. She has opted to leave the hospital and all other treatments and go home. We are now trying to find hospice care for her.

2/9/20

Back home. Thankfully, at this time, my fiancé’s mother is stable now, but still remains in Hospital in St. Louis. Unfortunately, he must get back to work tomorrow since he has been off with his back for over a week, and then away with his mother’s illness. So, we will leave his two siblings to watch over her and keep us posted while we return to Louisville...and we will be going back to St. Louis again soon. Thank you for being patient with me with swaps if I owe you one! ♥️ Hugs, Jill

2/4/20

My Fiance's mother is in Hospital in St. Louis. She is 83 and this is likely end of life. So we traveled by car from Louisville, KY to St. Louis, MO to be with her as much as we can be right now as she goes through this. The doctors say she COULD recover...but, we honestly feel like she doesn't want to and each day she slips a little more away.

This has been a very trying time emotionally and physically for us all, especially since Scotty (my fiance) is injured with a herniated disc and walking and driving are very painful for him.

Please be patient if I owe you a swap...I brought some of my swapbot goodies with me...but, it is challenging to try to make and mail things from the road,/hotel/hospital. Thank you for your understanding. Love, Jill


Hi! My name is Jill... I am a Wanna be World Traveler...baby-stepping across the globe!

When I am not traveling ...my fiancé and I live in a sweet 1938 Cape Cod in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky, that we have affectionately named, “Orpington Cottage”. It has a warm rustic European farm feel.

We grow our own herbs and vegetables, compost, try to reduce our footprint, reuse, recycle, and enjoy our own farm-fresh eggs with our backyard laying hens (we have 2 Buff Orpingtons and 3 Lavender Orpingtons!). Not only do they lay the best tasting eggs on earth...but they are also the sweetest lap hens you could ever wish for!

MY AMBERLEIGH LIFE:

On Swapbot, in a group called “At Hope With The Georgettes”, I represent a Regency/Georgian Era Character named: Priscilla Anne Ackley and husband her, Elmer James Ackley, owners and proprietors of Ackley Dairy Farm supplying eggs and milk to the village and surrounding area. We keep a special journal for our swaps pertaining to this period. You can find more information about this group in the above Blog Link near the top of this page.

Some other fun facts about me:

  • I am a mom of one human child, Ashley 👶🏼 (female, 23, living in Dublin, Ireland - and just finished her Masters in Art History 🖼 - way to go, Ash!
  • I am a mom of two feline children, Charley😺 (male, 15) and Clementine 🐈 (female, 4)
  • I am a mom of five hen children, Leota Mae 🐓(Buff Orpington), Matilda Jane 🐓(Buff Orpington), Violet Grace 🐔🦖(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex), Petunia Sue 🐔🦖(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex), and Opal Marie 🐓🦖(half Lavender Orpington/half T-Rex)

I LOVE CRAFTING:

  • Wreath-making 🔆
  • Polymer clay 👩🏼‍🎨
  • Scrapbooking 📸
  • Sewing 🧵

and any other fun, creative, craft...but, currently PLANNING 📒 has taken over my life!!

I have several planners:

  • Happy Planner - BIG (this is what I use daily)
  • Happy Planner - Classic
  • Happy Planner - Micro
  • Explorer Traveler's Notebook (used for journalling all my trips)
  • Repurposed hardbound drop cap edition of “Pride and Prejudice” (used for Amberleigh swaps)

THINGS I LOVE:

  • Animals 🦔, Antlers 🦌 , ATCs 🖼, Austen 📖
  • Bats 🦇, Bees 🐝, Board Games♟,Books 📚
  • Cats 🐱, Chickens 🐓 , Chocolate 🍫, Crafts ✂️
  • Dragonflies 🐉, Dancing 💃🏼
  • Ephemera 🎟, Easter 🐣, Europe 🗺
  • Fairies 🧚🏼‍♀️, Flags 🇺🇸, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️, France 🇫🇷
  • Gemini Anything ♊️, Goodwill 🛍, Gum 🍬
  • Halloween 👻 , Hiking 🥾, Hippos 🦛, Hygge 🧣
  • Ice Cream 🍦, Ice Skating ⛸
  • Janite 👒, Jack-o-Lanterns 🎃, Jax ✖️
  • Kawaii 🥟, Kites 🪁, Keys 🗝, Klimt 🖼
  • Lace ❄️, Ladybugs🐞, Letters 💌
  • Memory Dex Cards 📇, Mermaids 🧜🏼‍♀️, Music 🎶
  • Namaste 🙏🏼 , Narwhals 🐋, Note Cards 📝
  • Ocean 🌊, Orpingtons 🐓, Otters 🦦
  • Paper 📝, Pens 🖊, Pinterest📍, Planning 📆
  • Quills ✒️, Quilting 🧵, Queen of Clubs ♣️
  • Reading 📖, Reindeer 🦌,
  • Sloths 🦥 , Stickers ♥️, Succulents 🌵
  • Tags 🏷, Theatre 🎭, Trains 🚂, Travel 🧳
  • Unicorns 🦄, Umbrellas ☂
  • Valentines 💝, Vintage 🕍, Volkswagen 🚗
  • Wallabies 🦘, Walking 🚶🏼‍♀️, Winter ❄️
  • Xyron ⭐️, Xylophones 🎼
  • Yardsaling💲, Yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️
  • Zoos🦓 , Zombies 🧟‍♀️

About Me

PLACES I HAVE TRAVELED 🧳🚢✈️🚂:

*. United States 🇺🇸:

Alabama Alaska Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia Hawaii Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Missouri Montana Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Virginia Washington West Virginia Wyoming

*. Canada 🇨🇦:

Toronto Quebec

*. Europe:

England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 France 🇫🇷 Germany 🇩🇪 Ireland 🇮🇪 Italy 🇮🇹 Luxembourg 🇱🇺 Netherlands 🇳🇱 Northern Ireland 🇮🇪 Switzerland 🇨🇭

About Me

PLACES I INTEND TO GO 🧳🚢✈️🚂:

*. Australia 🇦🇺 *. The Maldives 🇲🇻 *. New Zealand 🇳🇿 *. Mexico 🇲🇽 *. Africa 🦒

Ratings

bearnbabs rated for Poetry in a Pretty Pocket on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Jill, I just love what you made and sent me. My special card and envie has already been added to my Journal. And the doilies and cherabs etc I'll definitely use. Thank you for sharing. Hopefully we will swap again. Have a great day. And welcome to Amberleiigh. Barbara/ Phebe
Response: I am so happy you already received the poetry - I was so angry when the post office worker made me remove the wax seal I had put on the OUTSIDE of your letter! Grrrr! That’s why it did not look very pretty! She stuck some white postage sticker in the hole it created on the back of the envelope. Sorry about that! Live and learn - I will stick to wax seals only on items inside from now on! ♥️ Hugs, Jill
cmalaina rated for Handmade Bookmark on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: I love the bookmark and I know for a fact that I am going to have more fun shacking it than to use it as a bookmark and I love all the goodies as well :)
Response: I’m so happy you like it ♥️ - isn’t that water shaker fun? J
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks!!
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Comment: Wow! What an amazing package of goodies! On top of the wonderful mixed media pad. I just adore the hedgehog stickers and little coin purse of goodies. I love everything. You got so much in that enve! Thank you so much for one of the best swaps I've received. The past few weeks have been difficult ones for me and you really brightened my day today, thank you!
Response: Oh yea! I am so happy it pleased you! I had so much fun putting your swap together! I do hope you will take a moment and join my group “5Heart Swappers”...I think you will love the group of ladies that swap there! Take care and hope to swap soon! ♥️ Jill
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Comment: More talented then I am! Loved it. Thank you for signing up for my swap
Response: Oh I hope you like the kite! ♥️ I haven’t received one yet...I hope I did it right! ♥️ Jill
lostinavalon rated for A Floating Tag For Our Journal on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: I love the beautiful tag and other goodies you sent---thank you! The design you chose is just perfect and I love and appreciate your special swap!
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely rating! So glad you enjoyed the tag...I was so nervous because it was my first swap in The Georgettes! ♥️ Jill
banjobraids rated for 5HS - Send me a Valentine! on Feb 12, 2020
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Comment: Wow, Jill, thank you for this beautiful handmade card! How special! Thanks for all the extras, too! <3 Happy Valentine's!
Response: Oh yea! So glad you received it and you like it! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! ♥️ Jill
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Comment: Great Job!!
Response: Thanks ♥️ Jill
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Comment: Eek just saw that I didn't rate you for this! Sorry for the delay! I think I forgot to look at my profile! xx Gabi
Response: No worries! Thank you ♥️ Jill
cmalaina rated for Valentine's Memory Dex on Feb 10, 2020
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Comment: You did an amazing job and omg I love all the extra goodies as well I have a new surprise for you coming up in the mail :) sending you lots of love in the mail :) You did an amazing job on it
Response: You are so sweet! I loved yours, too! :). We will have to do a St. Patrick’s one! 🍀 ♥️ Jill
Nicollcia rated for Swap #8: Kawaii on Feb 9, 2020
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Comment: This llama gif is so cute! Thank you :)
Response: I thought so, too! So glad you like! ♥️ J
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Swap #8: Kawaii on Feb 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for decorating my profile with Kawaii cuteness!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you, back! :) ♥️
nannycat rated for Swap #8: Kawaii on Feb 7, 2020
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Comment: love the kawaii pics thank you regards Wendy
Response: So glad you like them! Aren’t they so much fun? ♥️J
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Comment: Thank you. So cute
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Comment: I love this silly groundhog! Hopefully he predicts a nice early spring! HA xx Happy Groundhog Day!! xx Gabi
Response: We got the prediction! Yea! Early Spring! Enjoy! J
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable groundhog images!
banjobraids rated for Create Something for ME!! on Jan 30, 2020
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Comment: JILL!!!!!!!!!!! I am utterly, completely floored and touched by this special, special, special package. WOW. First off, I love the book Haunting of Hill House and that eerie phrase, Journeys end in lovers meeting. This is such a COOL bookmark with so many spooky fun details! This is going on my office wall as a decoration. It's too pretty to smash in a book. The little plastic stuff is divine! Rainbow Dash is one of my favorites and these are all so adorable. The funny little pig and goat made me laugh. Okay, but this mini pocket...I don't even know where to start. When I saw the boys I got all choked up. And you made the mix tape!!!!! :OOO I'm already emotional because it's the last season and almost over, so this is just extra special amazing and lovely. Also will be going up on my wall so I can look at it often. I hope you keep watching as it just gets better and better. Thank you for all the love you put into this. I can feel it and it shows in your beautiful work. Wow. Thank you! You are so appreciated! :):):)
Response: I can't even BEGIN to tell you how happy this makes me! Out of all the swaps I have done, this one worried me the most! I am so very happy you liked it! YEA! Hugs, Jill
Nicollcia rated for Swap #1: Floral on Jan 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely profile decoration :)
Response: Thank you :-) J
satinification rated for Swap #2: Kittens on Jan 26, 2020
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Comment: Awww! So cute ;) Thank you!
Response: Thank you :-) J

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 146 9 9
Completed Fives Threes Ones
102 173 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
37 36 29 0
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IDreamOfAfrica on Feb 22, 2020:

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CherryBlossomLady on Feb 12, 2020:

Hi there! just swinging by to promote my first hosted swap everrrr! Would love for you to consider joining!

3-person PC Collaboration #1- Theme: Anything Goes

Thanks so much, Indira CherryBlossomLady

Autist on Feb 10, 2020:

You are the Queen of my Hearts!! Thank you for all the Playing cards!!! ♦️♠️♥️♣️

Kirkdebb on Feb 7, 2020:

Swap #8: Kawaii

euniceq on Feb 7, 2020:

✦ Swap #8: Kawaii ✦

SunflowerRose on Feb 6, 2020:

swap 8 kawaii

i never heard of kawaii till i joined swap bot. i would see them but i thought cartoon drawings. i had no clue they had a name.

i hope you enjoy what i picked. i love the chi the best i guess cause one owns my heart ( his name is jingles) He favors the gray one but only brown.

amanda

SunflowerRose on Feb 1, 2020:

Group national groundhog day

hope you enjoyed! Growing up we had a groundhod that lived under the smoke house that looked almost like the last photo. we would feed him table scraps so he would not eat my moms garden. he even knew his name when we yelled that the food was dumped.

ScrapHappyGabi on Feb 1, 2020:

WnWHS: National Groundhog Day Profile Deco

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xo Gabi WnWHS: National Groundhog Day Profile Deco

grammypammy on Feb 1, 2020:

WnWHS National Groundhog Day Profile Deco

Please rate me.

Hugs Pam

Purplmyst on Jan 29, 2020:

Hope you like these cuties for the Profile Deco Swap #2 "Kittens"

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