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Kathy821

Kathy821
Date Joined: January 1, 2014
Last Online: September 16, 2019
Birthday: January 26
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Kathy. I am married to the Steve, love of my life. I have 5 grown children (ages 37- 27) and 8 grandchildren (16- 3). We now have custody of my daughters children. Mason is 6 and could definitely use your prayers. Losing his parents, because of their choices has been tough on him. Alexis is 4 and she doesn't know them since she was still a baby. I am so happy to say that my daughter is in a Christian rehab and doing very well. She will be there for a year. She asked that it be court ordered; although, her lawyer said that she didn't have to do that. She is now clean for a year & a half. We get to talk to her each week and see her one time a month for the day. The holidays are looking wonderful this year!! :)

The middle of June we had my Mother-in-law, Ruby, who is 88 move in with us. She fell about 5 weeks ago and could not get up. She laid on the floor for 2 days before we realized she had fallen. She was taken to the hospital and from there physical therapy. She can only walk a little to the bathroom a couple times a day. It's definitely been an additional challenge being her caregiver. We have 12 year old cat named Sassy. We also have a Chihuahua puppy named Sam and a chiweenie (Dachshund/Chihuahua) named Gracie.

I love being outside. We enjoy camping, hiking, and fishing. I love to work in the yard and garden. I love the smell of Gardenias, Honey Suckle and Magnolias when they start blooming, but plant many flowers in my yard and really enjoy visiting botanical gardens or seeing wild flowers when we hike.

I also love crafts of any kind. I sew, make ATCs, scrapbook, cross stitch,do plastic canvas and crochet mostly. I love patterns and material, of course. I enjoy browsing the local thrift or "antique" stores. We love to travel and see new places. Life has taken somewhat of a change. Since we're parents again and Mason is in 5K, we are more tied down.

I love Jesus so anything with a scripture is always a favorite. His goodness never ceases to amaze me. Most of the reading that I do is books by Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado, Joel Osteen, Beth Moore and similar. I am currently doing a bible study by Joyce Meyer and an Audio Book by Jack Frost from Shiloh Place Ministries.

Favorite Music

I listen to Contemporary Christian like Sidewalk Prophets, Jaime Grace, Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Natalie Grant, Lauren Diagle, King & Country, Hillsong, Crystal Lewis, and many more. I love to sing! I love music. I love 70s & 80s music and a little country at times. I got Barney down pat again too!! Alexis adores to sing and dance.

Favorite Television

I love This is Us, Criminal Minds, Law & Order SVU, Greys Anatomy, NCIS and Handmaids Tale. I enjoy watching Joyce Meyer and Jesse Duplantis too. I really am enjoying Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.

Misc Likes & Random Thoughts

I love all kinds of animals, including cats, dogs, bears. I love to watch the birds at the bird feeder from my sun room. I love cardinals & hummingbirds. I have several hummingbird feeders around the yard. I love flowers, butterflies & dragonflies.

I collect angels. Hubby says I collect everything.

I like:
Postcards
Coffee
Tea
Washi tape
Recipes especially healthy ones and those fun for kids I don't like anything too spicy hot. I still bake for my kids, grandkids and other gatherings, but try to find healthy alternatives whenever possible

Dark Chocolate (I generally have two pieces with coffee each afternoon). I also like sugar free mints or hard candy when I exercise. I occasionally enjoy caramel, & sea salt chocolate

Papers, die cuts & misc for ATCs, scrap booking or other crafts.

Stamps & stamp pads

I love to hear about interesting techniques you have used in your creations.

Charms, and beads

I love anything homemade. Something else to try!

I like to walk in the early mornings when everything's fresh and crisp or at twilight when there seems to be a hush over things. This doesn't happen often right now lol.

I like to chat with a neighbor I meet walking or working in the yard. I can talk to about anyone that I meet. I tend to be positive, upbeat and a love to joke around. God is faithful and I trust Him. I love Jesus and He has never let me down.

Trying to find our new normal. There's school, sports, playgrounds, bedtimes & baths again. Most our age aren't used to having a preschooler tag along tag along any more. Mason is ADHD with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) due to trama. I never realized something like that existed. Some days he's a real challenge.

I don't care for:

I don't like dragons, realistic snakes, bugs( except for the cute ladybug type) or rodents, AC, witches, sorcerers, wizards, skulls, dark or gothic type things. After Gracie found a skunk, not so crazy about them. I am not a big fan of Halloween except maybe the lighter side like the children, candy or cats ( I love giving out candy and seeing their costumes and excited faces). I celebrate fall instead. I do like light steampunk that's not dark or revealing.

Swaps

Please PM and let me know if you don't receive a swap from me. I won't ever flake! I will always be glad to resend. I want my partners to enjoy being my partner and have a great experience, that is part of the fun.

I am pretty easy to please and will promptly send swaps. Please let me know if there is a problem. If I have missed something you need to know, just message me and I'll be happy to answer....and give you plenty to read since I can "talk" your ear off rofl!

My Grandchildren

Mason (6) loves Jurassic World ,Minecraft, Fortnite, fishing, Legos, cars, trucks, motorcycles, candy, stickers, and most of the normal things 6 year old boys like. His favorite color is green. He's so smart. He's already reading at a level D (4) chapter books and doing addition, subtraction, fractions.

Alexis (4) loves babies, Barbies, Princesses, Daniel Tiger, Shopkins, LOL, Hatchamals, Pikmi, butterflys, coloring, stickers, singing, & dancing. She's ribbons & bows one day and camo & boots the next! She has a big time sweet tooth!

Ratings

mejulia rated for SF ~ Send a Postcard INT ~ Sept. on Sep 16, 2019
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Comment: great postcard, thank you.
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Comment: Love the colorful PC!!! Thank you.
Poeprincess rated for SF ~ Homemade Dragonfly Postcard on Sep 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Kathy, for the extra effort. Everything came through just fine!
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Comment: 🍂 I took my grand puppy (ha ha) 🐕 for a walk yesterday morning and we enjoyed the crisp cooler breeze... I felt the changing of the seasons for a short time. Thank you for the beach PC.
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Comment: Kathy~ I love this PC you sent to me made to look like an old bulb pack! So nice~ Thank you!
Fritosmom rated for Scripture Postcard #5 on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful (re-sent) Scriptures. God Bless
vacths95 rated for SF ~ Ugly Postcard Swap INT on Sep 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for this crazy card. I also love the fish and frog stamps :)
diesel101 rated for Send 4 Keep 1 Postcards on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards! I will send your addressed postcard back to you this week!
PudgytheCactus rated for Tea for Thee # 13 on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: I absolutely loved the postcard of the dog! So cute! I really enjoyed what was given!
galadkria rated for SF ~ Tea for Two INT on Sep 9, 2019
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Comment: thank you so much
Fabriqueen rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #26 - US Only on Sep 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful kitty PC! Hugs, Diane
Rita rated for Just Randomness on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the paper goodies. I love the real flower stickers!
armadillogal rated for SF- Blind PC swap #2 USA on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the seashell card.
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for the heart.
PracticalPorche rated for SF- Blind PC swap #2 USA on Sep 6, 2019
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Comment: Checkerboard Cookies look delicious 😋 thank you, this is my first recipe postcard 🥰
Response: You’re welcome. They looked good to me too. Thank you for the heart ❤️.
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Comment: I hate that summer has come to an end to but looking forward to cooler weather. It's been unbearably hot in Georgia and I want cooler weather. Take care
Response: I am only about an hour or so from the Georgia line so I feel your pain...or rather heat lol. Thanks for the heart!
debbiespoms rated for CPG: 2 Teas & 1 Note - US only on Sep 4, 2019
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Comment: Hi Kathy! received your swap yesterday & normally I always rate the same I get a swap. As if I don't it messes up my flow. But yesterday, I had a bad episode with my M.S. & couldn't even crawl out of bed. I hate my condition & so wish there was a cure for it. Anyway, I thank you so much for your wonderful long note, teas, & coloring card! I love them very much! In your note, You mentioned you're doing good there & happy to hear you are! You're so lucky to have children still in school. I miss that! But mine are all grown. I have grand kids in school though. But they don't live with me. Two my children however still live at home ( 35 & 25 yr. old's). Summer wasn't good to me at all. It messes with my M.S., Frown! So am happy Fall is almost here.But some summer I did enjoy., for the cook outs. I am wheelchair bound, as of 2 1/2 yrs. now. So, I can't really do what i used to do. Like swimming, amusement parks. Do you pen pal? i do. But it takes me a bit to answer a letter. Due to my health with doctor appts. never ending! But if that's not a problem. I wouldn't mind at all a new pen friend.
Response: It would take me a while sometimes, then I would love to pen pal. I try to rate every day that I get mail, but sometimes, life jumps up at me. I am sorry to hear about your episode. I hope you are better today!
Nnd482 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards (USA/Canada) #3 on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful PCs and extra recipe PC!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks so much for the heart!
Luvslife3 rated for SF ~ Ugly Postcard Swap USA on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: It's "snail" mail Kathy!!!! LOL!!!...and you are right...it is ugly...met the swap requirements perfectly!!! Thank you!!! :)
Response: LOL, it is funny that someone would think it would make a good postcard hehe. You're welcome.
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome.
Tricia22 rated for PH: 1 + 1 Postcard Swap #2 on Sep 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Hope your not in the path of the hurricane, stay safe
Response: Thank you! We’re not. Opposite corner of SC.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9980 1721 230 235
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1514 1977 2 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
40 1053 421 0
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Comments

LaetiArts on Jul 25, 2019:

Thank you for the welcome message! ♥

snailmaillove041 on Jul 14, 2019:

Thank you so much for “angel-ing “ the simply a senders choice postcard INT #4. The postcard is beautiful and the owl sticker is so adorable! I wish I could officially rate you. Since this is unofficial however, I can give you two hearts. ♥️ ♥️ 😉 Take Care!

KarenFife on Jun 11, 2019:

Received the beautiful “extra” today. Thank you so much - I love it‼️

iowa05 on Mar 25, 2019:

Hey there! @krspellman received her completed coloring collab postcard. Here's the finished piece! Thanks for participating. :)

Coloring Collaboration Postcard

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

rubyhousesliprs on Feb 17, 2019:

Thank you for angeling the Simply Send a Postcard swap #1! Love the lavender field postcard!

angelgram on Feb 5, 2019:

☗ → ☗ ❣ ♥ ✎ ✉ FEB ➀ ➃ RAK ✉ ✎ ♥ ❣ ☗ → ☗

♥ ḰḀṪḪẎ ♥ Thank you 4 the RAK for Valentine's Day ❣ Happy mail in red embellished envie with holiday and profile likes. Inside great card and note and die cut mini heart craft supplies. Oh the special tea is such a treat and you included the booklet from the tea garden gift shop - THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
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☗ → ☗ ❣ ♥ ✎ ✉ FEB ➀ ➃ RAK ✉ ✎ ♥ ❣ ☗ → ☗

CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Dec 20, 2018:

wolfeagle on Nov 14, 2018:

Thank you for working on my Collaboration pc with the Tiger. It made it home and it's great.

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