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Date Joined: August 30, 2011
Last Online: December 9, 2011
Birthday: September 30
Country: United States

About Me


Again, I come to you all asking for forgiveness and time. I am so very sorry to have gotten behind on my swaps. The last 3 months seems to have been a test of family and will for me. I will NOT be flaking or signing up for any new swaps. I WILL get swaps out to everyone I owe and make up for you all having to wait. I will also be posting/rating on the swaps I have gotten.

I have been in Fl for the last almost month. My Dad was ill and was sent to the hospital with his lungs. We were told that he was in the end stages of his lung disease and that this was the end for him. He was in the MICU for 18 days and it was a hard time for us. There is only my sister and I and she lives down there. But she couldn’t handle being alone and I didn’t want to be away from him. He had many good days and many bad days. After the 18 days in Icu, he finally was released to the floor, in the shock of his doctors. On the 3rd day of ICU they were telling us he needed a tracheotomy and a G tube and to be put in a nursing home, or to be taken home with Hospice. He chose neither and told them he was going home soon.

As of today, he is in a rehab center learning to stand on his own again and breathing with O2 and the use of a Bipap at night. He will probably be in the center for a month, but then plans to head home. He is a blessing for sure. I just returned back home to SC yesterday and went right back to work. No work for a month makes for a BROKE woman :o/ I will be making up EVERY swap that I promise, Just please know I never intended to be behind. Just life having it’s way with me.

I hope you all can understand me, and I hope that you all are well.

Fleshb4soul. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Very new to this site, But old hat to snail mail and the likes of it. Have been an avid snail mailer since childhood. I have to admit learning the new ways of snail mail via the inter-net's help it pretty wild.

I am a 44 yr old female. Married, Mother to one amazing Daughter. Work full time out of the home. Odd sense of humor and out look on life. Enjoy meeting people and playing with paper and pens.. Also, I think it may be important to some, or Swap Creators/Adm, I am a Butcher by trade, So, grouping me with someone who is an avid Peta member, Or someone who is not into the whole Meat thing may not make for a good swap match. Just a heads up on that one. I do so hate shocking people against their own beliefs.

Much peace to you all..

Favorite Music

I like all genre's of music, and love cultural music as well. I have a Heavy love for the Blues and a deeper love for the Mississippi Delta Blues, It is Great story telling at it's finest!!

Recent likes are: Adele, Jill Scott, Anything by these two ladies is just phenom! Amy Winehouse, Fine Frenzy, Tori Amos and many more. For the males, or Groups, Mumford and Sons, Foster the People and More.

Favorite Books

books, books, books, and the back of cereal boxes. Seriously, I was raised in a house of readers. I read my first novel when I was 9. Novel, not short story or childrens book.. haha My Mom and Dad were avid readers and I am the same now. I love non fiction, true crime, Biography and more. I enjoy books on places and traditions so that I may learn from them. I am an all out nut for learning about cultures, From the Maori death rituals to Chinese foot binding.

For fun reading, I like horror stories and such. A lifetime fan of Stephen King of course, and VC Andrews, but have moved up with new writers as well. Addicted to my Kindle but STILL an avid shopper at Books a million..hahahah..

As for historical Reading, anything to do with life in this world from the past. To this day some of the books that I have read have opened up my mind to the plight of others more than school ever taught me.

Poetry... always

Favorite Movies

Movies are almost like books..:O) Right??

I love horror films. All types and have found that I adore Asian Horror films as well. It has become a new past time for me. I and a Jason fan more so than a Freddy fan. I was a follower of Fangoria Magazine for Mannnnnnnnnny years in my teens..haha

I also enjoyed, Second Hand lions,

Precious, The Orphanage, Rose Red, The Skeleton Key, The Lovely Bones, Mary and Max ( snail mailers should see this :O), Daddy's Girls, The Color Purple, My Sisters Keeper, and many many more.

Favorite Crafts

I wouldn't call myself CRAFTY at all unless you count paper crafts? I like to journal Draw Write Stamp Color and basically see just what can be done with paper, pen, ink and glue..haha

Another heads up, I am VERY new at ATCs. Like I have only done one.. EVER, but, learning..haha

This and That

Other, I like.. Rain, Lolly Pops Marshmallows ~ SHARPIES~ hahah Ghost stories, Haunted anything, Fairies, Mermaids, Colorful envelopes, Journals of all sorts, addicted to colored loose leaf paper.


Neeky8 rated for Mail Art for Beginners - 3 on Apr 23, 2012
Comment: I'm so sorry to rate a 1. Will be happy to re-rate if something arrives. Hope everything is ok, by the sounds of your profile you're going through some rough times. :(
Comment: I love the koi ATC! It's very well drawn. Thanks so much for looking through my profile first! My koi collection now has a whopping 4 cards!
Comment: Michelle, thanks for your lovely, interesting letter. And for the surprise gems you enclosed. I'll certainly reply. Happy Holidays!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter and postcards :) I will reply soon, merry christmas!
Laylaaaface rated for Letter to Teenage Me on Dec 13, 2011
Comment: Thank you for sharing this beautiful letter!
BDooBs rated for ATC + matching envelope art on Dec 9, 2011
Comment: Hi Michelle! Thank you for the extra special envelope you sent. It was sent out late but I understand about needing to be there for your family, so no biggie. And then the awesomeness of the package made there be big smiles. I love that tree too, now! Wow, what a beauty! Thank you so much for sharing. Maybe I can see it in person one day!
dlyn67 rated for One Sentence Journal--October on Dec 5, 2011
Comment: That deer did a number to your car. You are lucky it wasn't worse. The journal was quite nice, thanks.
rattissia rated for Something naked atc on Nov 18, 2011
Comment: will rerate if I ever get anything.
indigorose rated for Can I Answer Twenty Questions. on Nov 11, 2011
Comment: Thanks a lot for your nice swap! :)
Vanillacreamteas rated for Post secret swap #2 on Nov 10, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much! x
Net3811 rated for Shared Story Journal #3 on Nov 7, 2011
Comment: What a lovely journal and an intriguing story!
qbee rated for 100,000! on Nov 6, 2011
devdevie rated for Sugar skull ATCs on Nov 5, 2011
Comment: You did a wonderful job. it was so creative and I love hand drawn atc's thank you!
LovRasp rated for Themed FB Swap #6 on Nov 3, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the lovely fb's. The Charmmy Kitty one was really cute. Thanks so much.
Sevendevils rated for Post secret swap #2 on Nov 1, 2011
jennyjunkpile rated for Post secret swap #2 on Oct 30, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the sweet cupcake recipe!
tenblackr0ses rated for Leave A Nice Comment #6 on Oct 26, 2011
Comment: Thank you for your lovely comment! Happy Halloween!
Mistralis rated for Mail Art for Beginners - 2 on Oct 26, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful envelope and the goodies! I didnt mind waiting a bit longer and I hope everything is okay now :)!
Inox rated for Cheesy Pickup Line Postcards :) #3 on Oct 25, 2011
Comment: Hah, that's a line I've never heard before, and I used to know a master of cheesy pickup lines. Thanks!

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RyeRye on Nov 30, 2011:

Fleshb4soul on Nov 30, 2011:

To ReyRey...

I am quite sorry that you feel that way about me, and that I am such a shameful swapper compared to you. Although, while over looking I see that your are quite dedicated to your Father as well, and I am sure that if he were laying in the MICU unit at a hospital 800 miles away from you, You may find that being late on swaps would not be your main concern. I also find it hard to think that someone would call another fellow human being shameful when they have no idea what is going on in that persons life. How delightful it must be to judge someone without knowing the trials they are facing in their life.

All things aside, I wish you and your family health, happiness and well being.

RyeRye on Nov 14, 2011:

You are NOT very good at this whole SB thing are ya? 7 LATE SWAPS ON YOUR DASH! Shameful~

Conelmateenlaizquierda on Nov 10, 2011:

Hey! Rememer tomorrow is the last day to send your creations for the ATC + matching envelope swap! Happy swapping! Ana.

qbee on Nov 6, 2011:


momtomari on Oct 25, 2011:

Stopping by to leave a nice comment #6. Glad to see a fellow single mother. I also like marshmallow pops and have tried to make my own. And glad you helped your uncle in his time of need.

incorrigible on Oct 25, 2011:

You know, my husband and I have been debating what scary movies we should watch for Halloween this year. On your suggestion, we're going to stream a copy of Mary and Max. =D Thanks for the tip!

catestalkergc on Oct 25, 2011:


Hi Michelle,
I am stopping by your neighbourhood for the ' leave a nice comment #6' swap. I am also from a family of book lovers. My mother is a librarian and my father is a book collector. There is nothing better than escaping to the magic world of books.
Take care and happy swapping,

suemick15 on Oct 22, 2011:

Thank you so much for angeling for the mail art for beginners swap. The geisha envelope is lovely beyond words. I wondered if you read my profile because "Memors of a Geisha" is under my list of favorite reads. Also, thank you for the 'happy' tuck-ins. The stickers and pretty colored paper really made me happy. It was so kind of you to add one more thing to your to-do list so I would have a swap. Sue

tengu2 on Oct 1, 2011:

Welcome to the hand drawn/painted ATC group hope you find many enjoyable swaps with us.

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