Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: September 17, 2018
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States
Update 7/13/18 My local post office supervisor called and said the main hub in Portland, Oregon had moved to a new facility. This created quite a few interruptions in the last "few weeks" but things should be back to normal, and to let her know if it doesn't. Soooo..hopefully things will smooth out.
Update 7/10/18 Received generic response from my zip code postmaster with a do not reply email address...oy.
Jul 9 (1 day ago) to me Dear Dina,
This message is to let you know that we have received your inquiry at the Post Office. After we review and investigate the information you have provided, we will contact you and work with you until the case is resolved.
Thank you for letting us know about this issue. We look forward to serving you.
Your United States Postal Service
Mavis Hafer Postmaster
Update 7/9/18 I have just made a complaint to the Post Master in Battle Ground, WA as this is the third day in a row I have received no mail. I am also hearing that my mail is taking forever to get to some people, yet others receive it literally across the country in 2 days. All I can say is please bear with me, and if something hasn't shown up that should, please contact me so I can continue documenting problems, and re-send. Will update as I hear anything*
I am the divorced mom of a wonderful son. I love to read mystery books, paint, craft cards, Art Decos and photography. Swapbot has been a ton of fun because who doesn't love snail mail! Such a treat to get something other than bills. I work as an Administrative Assistant for the Director of Tech, and it's one of the coolest jobs I've had. The people I work with are hilarious, dysfunctional and a second family. I live to laugh, and am thankful for the many blessings in my life. I also love ALL things Irish!! Stickers, stationary, torn pages from books..the sky is the limit :)
Oh my Lord where do I start?! I'm all over the place with books. I find I can't help but buy Stephen King immediately upon release, read a lot of teen fiction at the advice of my kiddo...mystery. ..quirky like Christopher Moore...Max Lucado. Find myself gravitating to Bible studies, but have so many now I don't know where to start! My son is ADHD and has Aspergers so I read up on that as well. My library card and Goodwill serve me well. Piles of books are at my house.
I tend to be all over the place with music. The only kind that I can't latch onto so far is country and rap. Artists ranging from Zeppelin to Dan Mangan to metallica. Just depends on where and what I'm doing.
I love to paint, scrapbook, make cards, photography, and Art Decos. I'm always open to new things, and enjoy the creative process. It's wonderfully relaxing. I bought myself a journal as well to create pages of things you all send that really speak to me. I'm trying out ATC cards now, but am far from a pro, so be kind. LOL
I received a great suggestion. I love coffee and super dark brew tea. I tend to not enjoy lighter teas, although I've discovered they are good cold, so I'm more open to those. Please no peppermint, just can't wrap my brain around the taste. I'm pretty worthless without my caffeine, so the stronger the better.
A - Animals - love them
B - Blue is my favorite color
C - Camping is one of my happy places
D - Dogs (and Cats!) have a special place in my heart
E - Everything Doctor Who, Star Wars, CS Lewis, Sci-Fi in General!! Star Trek..blah blah blah
F - Family is number one in my book
G - God has blessed me and given me trials to learn. He is my rock.
H - Hiking is one of my fav. past-times
I - I would like to learn more about journaling
J - Joker - I love to make people laugh
K - Keep chickens - have 16 right now
L - Loving the Lord :)
M - music lover (except for old school rap/country)
N - nature embracer
O - Outside is my haven
P - painting/hiding/finding rocks
Q - quirky in some ways (I don't like my feet touched, so pedicures don't happen.)
R - My son's name starts with this letter
S - Single Mom
T - Theater buff (both television, movies and stage)
U - Unicorns are so cute!
V - Very open minded/accepting and enjoy hearing what others have to say/believe/brings them joy
W - Worthless without my coffee or dark tea
X - "Xperiencing" Life is a great joy
Y - Young at heart
Z - Zealous for Anything you create
I am a member of a Facebook group called Battle Ground Rocks. We paint and hide rocks for others to find with messages, pictures. ..the works. The idea is to spread joy and smiles when you randomly find one. I'm always on the look out for painting pens, and gel pens. It's a blast, and if you are interested in starting one in your community let me know. :)
This is a short list of no thank you's, because I'm pretty open to most things and love experiencing what others enjoy.
Please no pornography-type images
Please no Teacher/Award stickers
Please don't attack my faith. I am WIDE open to others sharing there's (and am quite accepting of everyone with faith or not), as long as we all roll with each other in a positive way.
Please don't be rude, mean or judgmental of me, what I make or what I send. If I have made a mistake in a swap, please allow me to right it by messaging me in a considerate and respectful way and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll do my best to make it right. Life is to short to allow these negative things into my life, and I won't put it into yours. I promise you, I'm doing my best.
That's it - told ya it was short!
Anything that can be used for Decos (ribbon, brads, charms, borders, diecuts, etc.)
Steampunk RAWKS - old watch parts, cogs, metal pieces, images
Stamped images to use in my Decos - on paper, on ribbon...whatever you can imagine
Torn pages from books/dictionaries, Bibles, train tickets, maps, ATC's, stickers, Washi, Ribbon
Interesting found images
Flat Rubber stamps you no longer want/use
Stickers (not Teacher/reward please
ANYTHING Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, CS Lewis, Alice in Wonderland, Sci-FI ANYTHING
Postcards - vintage, used, gallery, interesting images, free ad cards..any postcards :) I use them in my crafting and art
Old photographs - people, animals, historic buildings - whatever you may come across.
Interesting papers (Scraps are fine as long as they aren't teeeeeny tiny)
Foreign newspapers or book pages
Lace or ribbon
ATC sized paper
Tim Holtz or Dylusions anything
I rate. I promise. No exceptions to that. I think it's super important so folks know I received their goodies, and appreciate them. If you have swapped with me, and I don't rate for some unknown reason, call me on it PLEASE and I will get 'er done.
Also, if you EVER receive something from me that has postage due, message me. I'll just want to see a picture of the receipt that you had to pay and I'm ON IT. I know people make mistakes, and although 99.9% of the time I go to the post office to have things weighed, one could get through. I don't expect you, nor do I WANT you to pay for something I'm sending you.
I promise I WILL NOT FLAKE. EVER. PERIOD. If you do not receive something from me in a timely manner, please message me and I'm ON IT. If I need to pay for tracking on that puppy, I will do it. That way we both know you are getting what I promised you by signing up to swap.
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