Swap-bot Time: October 1, 2020 9:27 am


Date Joined: January 28, 2018
Last Online: March 4, 2018
Birthday: March 6, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

I jon and i

I'm 41 and wrote lots of pen pals for years, swapped slams, fbs, etc.

I'm married, no kids, one cat. Jon drives me nuts, makes me crazy, and we fight like cats and dogs, but he's my best friend & my world. We started dating twenty years ago this March 2018! Been married since 9/30/00.

I work in retail, teach knitting and crochet, play flute with a local band, and occasionally blog at http://www.ramblingreviews.com. I live in MA in a small apartment in a small-ish town.

I love planning, reading, history, gardening, canning, camping, photography, animals, classic cars, sci-fi, the ocean, zentangle, weaving, letterboxing, embroidery, adult coloring, yard sales, antiquing, etc

I'm involved with my UCC church and am rather liberal, but try not to talk about religion or politics!

I'm outgoing for my job, but I'm actually rather introverted. I suffer from SAD, anxiety, & a few chronic illnesses.

Random things I love: turtles, cats, rainbows, cosmetic bags to put my pens & markers in, journals/notebooks/pretty notepads, my happy planner, stickers, bookmarks, anything fantasy (especially witches/wizards/vampires/werewolves), European history (especially War of the Roses/Tudors), documentaries, etc.

Favorite Books

Iharry potter

Harry Potter Hunger Games Outlander series

Favorite Movies

Harry Potter Star Trek Star Wars Princess Bride Serenity Waterworld

Favorite Crafts

Planning Knitting Crochet Weaving Spinning Embroidery

Favorite Television

NCIS, Firefly, Buffy, Dollhouse, Orville, Good Place, Modern Family, Star Trek, Angel, the Middle, Madam Secretary, This is Us

Penpals / Swapping

I am here to make friends & to make some new penpals - as I said above, I'm getting back into the hobby & really miss it.

I am a long letter writer, but I mainly type my letters. I'll try to hand write occasionally, & if you decide to write I'll be happy to share the details of why I prefer to type. I am not a penpal collector, I'm looking for long term friendships & I'm interested in chatting about more than tv, movies, and the weather (don't get me wrong, I talk about that too!). Friendship should develop over time, and the length of my letters will grow as we know each other better. Yours should too :).

My life is insanely busy, and I won't be answering your letter right away. You shouldn't be feeling pressured to either! Penpaling is a hobby and I love it, but it shouldn't feel like work, or stress or a huge commitment, it should be fun. I usually replied in about a month when I used to write letters before, so please keep that in mind, too :).

I also swap slams, sticker & label bags. I don't mind receiving or swapping the occasional fb, lyric, deco, etc. but slams are my jam. I'm up for a few regular, long term swappers & or pals - right now I'm just getting back into it so don't want to swap a lot at once, but eventually I'd like to swap slams by the box/large priority envelope again.

I'd really really love to make some slams for you - if you feel comfortable sending me your address & / or sending me address labels, I'd be so grateful! I'm getting sick of making slams only for me, that's no fun.... :)


ToujoursMoi rated for Penpals across the world. on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap. I have akready answered your letter.
Tina78 rated for Penpals across the world. on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful letter 😊
djacesong rated for Make Some Slams #1 on Mar 8, 2018
charophyta rated for Planner Stickers Destash #2 on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the planner stickers!!
Jannified rated for Planner Sticker Destash - INTL on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of planner stickersockers. I will put them into good use (:
christywebb rated for Planner Stickers Destash #2 on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the planner stickers! I don't think they all made it because the postal machine thought the envelope and stickers was yummy. They placed what was left in another envelope with their apologies to us!
smartin85 rated for Quick Bag Swap #6 on Feb 15, 2018
Justjada rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #13 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the comment! Happy swapping!
vickysounio rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Hello Anastacia, i really enjoyed reading your answers! Wow you have and play so many instruments!! That's awesome!! Do you know the Greek instrument "bouzouki"? We have a family business who designs and manufactures the famous greek instrument. :) Thanks so much for your answers.
kasa rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Enjoyed reading your answers. You sound busy at your job. Interesting that you collect turtles. i like to hear about other people collections. You also have amazing musical instruments. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks!
Senga89 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your answers :) have a nice day!
Comment: I had a long but really good day yesterday! Can you really smell snow coming? I mean here in the part of Texas I live in we rarely get snow but you can smell rain when it is on the way! Thank you so much for the message.
DosNinas rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #10 on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for you comment. I had to do a little goole search on Zentangle and I am impressed! I'm not that creative, but it may be worth a try. xoxo
Poohtat rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #10 on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: I like your comment and your large image!
Comment: Hello Anastacia, I am a member of swap-bot since November and I love it! Hope you will too. Have a nice day :) Agnieszka

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sushma on Feb 22, 2018:

Hello Anastacia! It was so sweet of you to leave a hello message on my profile! I'm glad we're partners for the Reading challenge 2018. :)

momma197464 on Feb 8, 2018:

I am stopping by to give you a BIG HELLO FROM TEXAS. I hope you are doing well and staying warm cause here in Texas it is still cold for some reason.

Love and Hugs, Michelle

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ifzaaras on Feb 8, 2018:

Quick and easy profile message #13

Hi, I hope you are enjoying your day so far. I also am a big fan of wiches and vampires. I would recommend the infernal devices series by Cassandra Clare- it is packed full of mystical creatures.

cindygroet on Feb 7, 2018:

Quick and easy profile message #13:

Hi Anastacia, I hope you find nice penpals here in this community. Did you know I am hosting a Happy Birthday march swap for people who celebrate their b-day in March? Maybe you want to join, just take a look on my profile. Have a wonderful day, Cindy

holosquishy on Feb 5, 2018:

(quick and easy profile message #10) Hi!

I too love my partner but fight a lot. We have been together 4 years. So I'm plenty happy. I love to crochet and knit to release tension. I hope you are making something fun right now!


momma197464 on Feb 3, 2018:

Hello from Texas, I hope your day is great so far. My day is good so far . Love and hugs, Michelle Swap Quick and Easy Profile message #9

reauk on Feb 3, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #10


hope you are having a great evening its 8.02 pm in England the weather is cold wet and raining im a big fan of snail mail and been pen palling since i was 8 years old take care hope to swap again with you .

Poohtat on Feb 2, 2018:

Have fun!!

TonyaAshe on Feb 2, 2018:

Wishing you a beautiful day that is blessed beyond measure with love, joy, hope and strength.

Tonya from Quick and Easy Profile message #10

reauk on Feb 1, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #9 Dear Anastacia hope that you are enjoying swap bot i love watching Buffy on TV take care Andrea

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