Date Joined: May 2, 2016
Last Online: February 10, 2017
Birthday: June 28, 1959
Country: United States
NOTE: December 27 2016 - Health issues. I will not be participating in swaps for a while.
I am a mother of three grown sons. The oldest is married. The other two are single. My fur-baby, Dooley (a yellow Lab), is my only grandbaby for now. My hubby, Frank, and I love Dooley like crazy and spoil him at every opportunity.
My hubby and I married on 12-12-12....easy for him to remember. :-)
I love receiving mail, seeing what the sender chose for me, looking at the stamps (even though I am not a true stamp collector), unique envelopes, handwriting, etc.
I enjoy watching the birds that come to our birdfeeders and birdbath in the backyard. It's so peaceful and calming to watch them splashing in the water and jockeying for position on the feeders.
My husband and I are attempting to visit all of the Texas State Parks (over 90 parks). We have been to over half of them...picnicking, viewing wildlife (buffalo, armadillo, deer, hawks, eagles, etc), and enjoying the scenery (flowers, caves, trees). We are collecting park maps at each one, making notes (what animals we saw, likes and dislikes), and have created several notebooks full of park info. We really enjoy our travels to the parks.
We live in Alvarado, a small town south of Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Fort Worth is a fun, historic city to visit. Dallas is also close and has a lot to offer. We are happy to live in a small town but have easy access to the larger cities.
Both Frank and I have our motorcycle licenses. I used to own several antique motorcycles called Cushman scooters. They were popular in the 40's, 50's and 60's. I no longer have them but enjoyed riding them for pleasure and with Cushman clubs around the US. Frank has a Yamaha Venture with all the extras...stereo, trunk, etc. He has traveled through several states on his bike. Together we have traveled short distances around Texas. Needless to say, we love to travel.
Country music is my favorite music...old country mainly...like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Strait. I also enjoy Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Hall and Oates, Celine Dion, and Chicago.
I read the Bible daily and want to read more Bible study books. The Mitford Series of books by Jan Karon is my favorite series. Lauraine Snelling is an awesome author and love all of her books. I have read many books and if they are really good will read them many times. Every day I read at least a chapter or two in my latest book. Historical romance books are my favorite.
My favorite television shows are Hell's Kitchen, Big Brother, Survivor, Alaska: The Last Frontier, American Idol, Deadliest Catch, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Jr., Housewives of Dallas, Housewives of...(every where), Wheel of Fortune, Judge Judy, and Intervention. There are many others but I really enjoy the reality type shows best.
I enjoy many crafts but the ones I'm working on now are card making, collecting postcards, Bible journaling, note cards, stamping on cards, and decorating small things like notepads for gifts. I love washi tape and stickers, all sizes and colors.
Favorite postcards: postcards may be sent to me in an envelope or naked (your preference is fine with me), recipe postcards, state map/flower/flag, large letter cards (state or country's name, etc.) postcard showing ethnic dress or costumes of other nationalities, pictures of food from other countries, "Greetings from..." postcards. I also like vintage postcards showing clothing, buildings, and autos of that time period.
Favorite things to do to: traveling, cruising, going to garage/estate sales, visiting zoos, journaling, reading, playing Frisbee with my dog, going on picnics
Favorite items to collect: postcards, notecards, stationary, stickers, note pads, post-it notes, journals of all sizes, color pens, touristy or just plain cute key chains, potholders, kitchen towels, small calendars with pictures from other US states or other countries, bookmarks, maps of your city/state/country.
My unusual obsession: deviled egg plates/platters. I started collecting these in the last few years and only have 4, all made of colored glass (green, clear, and amber....wanting a white one). They don't have to be antiques necessarily, just pretty or unusual.
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite food: Mexican, especially Chicken Fajitas
Favorite drinks: Diet Dr. Pepper , coffee, unsweet iced tea, margaritas, Diet Coke
Favorite snack: string cheese, sugar-free pudding and jello, sugar free candy
Favorite spa items: Bath and Body shower gel and lotion, net scrubbie
Favorite holiday: Christmas and enjoy Nativity scenes (on cards, viewing live Nativity scenes, small nativity sets, stamps, etc.)
Favorite flower: iris, sunflower
Favorite sports: Football - Dallas Cowboys, University of Texas Longhorns; NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Please do not send candy or sweets as I am diabetic.
Not a big fan of flavored teas, cologne or perfume samples
Lonesome Dove, Dirty Dancing, Second Hand Lions, Gone with the Wind, Old Yeller, Ma and Pa Kettle movies, The Devil Wears Prada, Tammy movies, John Wayne movies, The Bridges of Madison County, Clint Eastwood movies, Urban Cowboy, Saturday Night Fever
Parasailing, cruising the Panama Canal, dogsledding in the Alaskan snow. viewing the Northern Lights, hot air balloon ride, riding in a stagecoach, meeting Gordon Ramsey and/or eating at one of Gordon's restaurants, flying over the Grand Canyon, visiting the Neuschwanstein castle, seeing a professional production of "Oklahoma", cruise the Mississippi River, cruise to all of the Hawaiian Islands
Bucket list items I have completed: skydiving, dogsledding in Alaska (not in snow), Alaskan cruise
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