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Lonestarchild

Lonestarchild
Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: March 23, 2017
Birthday: April 8, 1963
Country: United States
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About Me

Update Jan. 25, 2017: We have a family emergency and we're returning to the States indefinitely. I've changed my address to the US and will send everything before we leave here. All mail sent to Malta will be forwarded to the US.


2016 was a wild ride. We rang in the New Year on holiday in Thailand and then returned to our home in Cambodia. In March, we had to return to the US on an emergency basis to care for my elderly parents. We spent 5 months in Texas getting my mom through multiple surgeries and my dad settled in a nursing facility. We left the US at the beginning of September and have now settled into our new home in Gozo, Malta. We're adjusting to life on a small island again. In case you've never heard of it (most haven't), Gozo is 1 of 3 islands of the country of Malta -- it's in the Med Sea, just south of Italy. Prior to last year in Cambodia, we lived in Vanuatu (a little island in the South Pacific) for 3 years. We've also lived in the US, Australia, Tanzania, and Ghana.

Other than being constantly in need of new luggage, I'm an American child rights lawyer and researcher. When I practiced law in the US, I prosecuted child abuse and neglect cases. After I left practice, I was a law school professor for almost 20 years and taught child welfare courses. Now, I'm semi-retired and mostly research and write on street kid and child labor issues.

My teenage daughter and I travel ALOT. She has a bucket list of places to check off before she goes to college.

Favorite Crafts

I'm an artist wannabe. I don't have any special talent but I quilt, sew, do various kinds of needlework and have lately gotten into paper crafts.

Favorite Music

1980 hair bands. Shameful but true.

Favorite Books

Huge reader. We've spent most of the last 10 years living in developing countries where there is no such thing as TV -- that suits us fine because we are readers. I'm currently into the Outlander series, but I also like any historical fiction and lawyer/legal thrillers.

I also spend way more time than I should on Crosswords!

Random stuff

Random things that make me happy:

  1. smell of new books
  2. envies -- handmade and plain color storebought to decorate
  3. pens & paper and stationary & stickers
  4. beads & sequins & ribbons and funny/unusual things to attach to mixed media pieces of art
  5. washi
  6. handknitted socks!
  7. Crossword puzzles! (in the US: the ones from the Dollar Store make me happy!)
  8. new/unused postcards (not tourist ones) -- it is nice to have some on hand that are not tourist
  9. blank journals/notebooks - especially ones with recycled paper...pages are a little rough, not slick & shiny
  10. handmade pottery -- tiles and plates
  11. Nancy Drew
  12. Wooden spoons
  13. bags -- any kind: small ones for pens and such and tote bags...all kinds of bags (fabric & leather, but not plastic)

Things I can happily live without:
1. almost all the isms,
2. crimes against kids,
3. horror/gothic/vampire/scary stuff,
4. smelly lotions & potions,
5. tv,
6. spicy food,
7. caffeine free coke,
8. coffee,
9. cold weather,
10. make-up,
11. high heels,
12. fridge magnets, shot glasses, tourist spoons/thimbles, keychains and that sort of thing (even if it is a "requirement" of the swap -no sense wasting your money on it!),
13. Hello Kitty and that sort of thing

IF YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FROM ME, LET ME KNOW PLEASE.

POSTCARD WISHLIST

Postcard Wishlist: I'd rather they came naked -- I like for them to get beat up in the mail. I don't really care what kind of card, but my most favorite are ones with children on them. I also really like interesting images, watercolors, birds, books, maps, clocks....

Tourist cards are my LEAST favorite.

No Religious, Rude, Crude, or Mean cards please.

Recycling

I like to recycle stuff -- Please don't be offended if I use newspapers or mag pages or other interesting materials for envies and mailers. Thanks!

Ratings

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Comment: Interesting PC, thank you
mymymymy rated for B&W PCs week 50 on Mar 22, 2017
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Comment: Tks for the resend Sheri, like the PC!
Response: Very welcome!
courtmm11 rated for Decorated envelope on Mar 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so very much for resending...this...so sorry it went mia.... luved the contents...thank you
Response: Very welcome -- I'm glad you liked the envie/insides. Thank you for patience -- maybe you'll end up with two!
CutePenguin rated for Slightly Stuffed Envie on Mar 20, 2017
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Laney520 rated for Whyyyyy?? on Mar 20, 2017
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Comment: These are some truly Why???? postcards! Thanks for sending them! :)
Response: Right? Crazy stuff!! LOL
Vickyen rated for CPG: Something...PC Swap #4 (USA) on Mar 19, 2017
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Response: Very welcome. Agree: cutting tails is pointless! And mean!
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Comment: Very creative with the book reference. I didn't even notice is at first. Yes, we got walloped with snow. And it continues. .. Thanks!
Response: Very welcome. Wishes you some sunshine!
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Comment: Hello Sheri and thank you! I love everything, this nail file is great :D You sure get around, not in Malta anymore? Thanks again so much xoxoxo
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Very welcome!
Gabrielle rated for ⭐Easy Postcard Swap US #8⭐ on Mar 14, 2017
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Comment: thanks for the resend!
Response: Very welcome -- the first one went on 2/17 and the second on 3/17...hope they both arrive!
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Comment: Thanks for the fun package!
Response: Very welcome!
Wanda rated for PTG: 2 Postcards + Sticker Sheet #2 on Mar 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much, Sheri! I love the postcards and the stickers!
Response: You're very welcome!
Morris rated for Send Me 4 Postcards #6 on Mar 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! That little card is so pretty.
Response: You're very welcome! Enjoy!
aspens rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING - March 2017 on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you SO much for the goodies! I love the notebook and postcard!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
paperlover rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Eiffel tower PC. I'm sure Paris is gorgeous.
Response: Very welcome!
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Comment: Another great postcard swap. Thank you!!!
Response: Welcome -- enjoy!
Tricia22 rated for H is for ??? PC Swap on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Thanks, Great PC!!! Happy Swapping
Response: Very welcome!
debbee2014 rated for I spy a lighthouse pc swap on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: love the card with the lighthouse on it. it is really neat. thanks
Response: So glad you like it!
nsciambi rated for H is for ??? PC Swap on Mar 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
brianfuchs rated for H is for ??? PC Swap on Mar 9, 2017
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Comment: This made me laugh! Delightfully ridiculous.
Response: Thought it might!
brianfuchs rated for Just Because PC Swap #25 on Mar 9, 2017
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Comment: When I was a kid, I took a trip out to Western Oklahoma with my uncle and aunt. We were going to visit family and along the way we stopped at Cimarron Pottery in Oklahoma City (which had been Garden Ridge, then became Garden Ridge again later, and then became At Home). There I purchased a small ceramic unicorn and guarded it with my life for the rest of the trip. This card reminds me of that unicorn, and that nice trip to visit family. Thank you for that. It was such a nice part of my day to discover that in my mailbox.
Response: Yeah! I had a thing for unicorns when I was a kid too -- I had them everywhere. Glad to have made a happy mailbox!

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Comments

slamophile on Mar 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for all the good stuff for the Random Flat Envie - PIF Rated US only tag game.

CariahCreates on Mar 21, 2017:

Thank you for the wish from my AATW March wishlist

myancey on Mar 20, 2017:

I am so glad that the 1st one forwarded to u from Malta. I am glad u enjoyed both. I hope u have an incredible day.

CajunLady on Mar 20, 2017:

Thank you for the Halloween sticker sheets from AATW March!!!

Vickyen on Mar 19, 2017:

Hi Sheri! I have tried several times to leave a comment on the CPG Something...#4 swap but the system keeps acting crazy and it disappears before I am finished - not sure if it is my old computer or SB - sigh! Anyhow, that is a tiny tail for sure but still a tail! LOL! I don't understand why people cut-off animal tails either but there must be some "reason"! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

shinyserra on Mar 18, 2017:

The planner stickers arrived today for the I've got what you want tag! Yay! I love them :) Thank you

tcornell on Mar 17, 2017:

Thanks for the bird paperclips and the washi sample for the Menagerie tag!

Margothecat on Mar 10, 2017:

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Thank you for the cool sheep postcards! They are great!

drgngirl on Mar 9, 2017:

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for the notecards for my AATW March Wishlist!

mgallardo68 on Mar 7, 2017:

Sending you all the best wishes!! I am happy you found the tag symbolic. I cannot believe it took over 4 months to reach you but is incredible is with you now! So glad it finally arrived!!! Hugs!

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