Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States
🌺Aloha!🌺 4/2/2020 PLEASE NOTE: All type 2/3 swaps that I receive will undergo a 15 minute UV sterilization process. I am doing my best to stay healthy here at home! Hope and pray you all will too! Be strong, stay sane & keep sanitary Swap-bot! 👊🏽🤙🏽🙏🏼❤️
My name is Harmony Joy Cook!🎶🎵
My mother is a hippy, and my father is a musician. I am a Berkeley ☮️ born and California-foster-system-raised “love-child”, who currently lives on the other side of the nation. I have been married since 2009, and we have three children (2 daughters, 1 son). Our current fur-family consists of 2 canine rescues: Kyna (a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix) and Ella (a Black Labrador mix), plus a pit-bull "grand-dog" named Luna, and a brown-tabby “grand cat” named Maximus.
My ohana means everything to me.
Besides my “V.I.Peeps”, I also enjoy many HOBBIES:
(indoor) Pressed Flower Craft (oshibana), Card-making, Coloring, Painting, Paint-pouring, Paper-making/marbling, Philately, Pottery, Genealogy, Handicraft, Crocheting, Listening to music, Face-painting, Dance, Reading, Weaving, Watching movies, Thrifting, DIY, Diary-writing, Sewing, Sculpting, Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling
(outdoor) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Shopping, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Stone skipping, Swimming, and Volunteering
My current collections include: numismatics, phillumeny, stamp collecting, deltiology, and cartophilia to include: baseball, basketball, Olympic athletes, motocross, and military police dogs
I enjoy listening to all genres of music depending on my mood. I also like to read books. I feel privileged to be the mother of three, an artist, teacher, geek, and military Veteran! I am most comfortable at the ocean. I also enjoy spending quality time at libraries, museums, bookstores, or art galleries and ceramic studios. This is because I really enjoy learning new things and working with my hands! In my youth, I enjoyed traveling the Americas alone and spent time in Chile as a foreign exchange student! Now, I prefer to travel in good company. Currently my husband and I enjoy local stay-cations and exploring estate sales or antique stores for vintage tools and armaments.
Thank YOU for thinking of me!
When writing to me, please print if possible, as I have difficulty reading some cursive penmanship.
A: Ansel Adams photos, Autumn 🍁 , Aquamarine, 🏹
B: Bob Marley, Bears 🐻 🐼 🐨, & Bald 🦅 , 🏀,👢
C: 🇨🇱 Chinchilla, Celtic Culture, Clogging, 🍰🍫🥢
D: Daffodils, Drums (from around the world)🥁
E: Earth 🌎, Elvis Presley, Eighties music
F: Friesian horses, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️ & Frangipani (flowers)
G: Guitar Picks, Graphology, Green (all shades)
H: Huskies 🐾, Hearts 💕, Harmony bear (Care Bears)
I: Ireland, Icebergs, Inky artwork🎨, 🏝🍧🍦
J: Juke boxes, ⛩Japan, 💚Jade, Jedi
K: Koi, Klimt paintings, 🥝, Koru ferns
L: Lucille Ball, Leaf rubbing, Levi’s tags, Lace
M: Marilyn Monroe, Music notes / sheet music🎼, Megalithic Artwork
N: Norman Rockwell paintings, Narnia, New Zealand
O: Orcas, Otters, Optimus Prime, Outlander
P: Pirates, Phoenixes, Pochacco pup & Pekkle duck, 🍍 🥞🍕🍿🥜🥧
Q: Quails, Quilling, Quotes ( I collect positivities to refer to when I need a morale boost!)
R: 🌈 ROYGBIV, Rocking horses, Rapa Nui 🗿, Redwoods
S: ☘️ Shamrocks, Smokey Bear, Sea Turtles, Sequoia trees
T: Turquoise, Tie-dye, Tribal tattoos, Tokens 🌷🌮
U: Unicorns, Ukulele, Umbrella ☂, Uniforms (scouts & military)
V: VW buses/cars, Vintage tix & bits-n-bobs
W: Wolves, Wicket, Willow trees, Wonder Woman
X: Xylophones, X-rays, Xeruses 🐿
Y: ☯️ Yin Yang, Yoda, Yarn (bits for weaving)
Z: Zebras 🦓, Zines, Zentangle
Having been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s means that stress is my kryptonite. Not all stress - it’s the negative “distress” that literally weakens my body’s immune system (because my adrenal glands no longer metabolize the cortisol properly). For this reason, I seek peaceful and positive things to help me focus on life’s pleasantries, be mindful of my blessings, and stay healthy for myself and my family!
I am participating in Swap-bot to improve my health and hope in humanity.
I highly value intelligent people who are capable of both self-reflection and empathy for others. Since one of my favorite books is “To Kill A Mockingbird” I often refer to my kind of people as those who can take a “Boo Radley” moment to walk in another persons moccasins!
Additionally, I am a disabled American Veteran of the US Air Force. I struggle daily with the challenges posed by Anxiety, and PTSD w/major depressive episodes. My mental health status is a result of post 9-11 service to my country. And I pride myself on being one of the few female EOD 💣technicians to have served in the armed forces. I’ve worked hard to be the “gritty” girl that I am!
I am always open to USA private swaps!
I also have the following to offer:
DNS’s After nearly a year here, I have become exhausted by the profile-page sagas. Some people like long lists of ideas to “shop” while others feel creatively squelched by the ideas...so rather than list my “dislikes” and “do-not-sends”, I am just going to try and sort the matter at home. I will unashamedly regift the worthy and recycle or dispose of the rest.
🚧 Profile Page UNDER CONSTRUCTION 🚧
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