Date Joined: July 3, 2014
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: August 17, 1968
Country: United States
Updated October 21, 2020. End of August it was confirmed I have Lyme disease. It surely threw me for a loop. "Extreme exhaustion", mind confusion, thyroid was wacky (no thermostat to control my temperature), lack of muscle usage. But after being on antibiotics and doing some exercise, I am on the mend. I still get tired so easily, but thankful where I work, she understands and lets me go at my own pace. I feel normalcy may be right around the corner for me....fingers crossed by Christmas.
Last updated May 9, 2020.....If you had used my Michigan address to mail me a swap, my daughter will notify me and I can at least rate you. Then when I return, I can open it fully.
If you are using my PA address, I will rate once received.
May 4, 2020. I updated my mailing address to be our home in Pennsylvania. I will still be getting mail @ our Michigan home so no worries if you sent it there.
April 29th is our new home closing, in Pa. We cant believe this dream is finally coming true.
Updated March 28, 2020. While my husband is living 6 hours away in Pennsylvania, I will remain here in Michigan. I will be living between the two states until our homes sell here and that looks like possibly for some years.
2-20-2020. We found a home in Clarington (Forest County,) PA surrounded by woods and wildlife. Husband starts his new job with the FAA March 15th. Excited and nervous about the transition. At least we can take our time moving since we need to sell our home in Michigan.
Updated 02/17/2020. Mailed my 1000th swap today.
Updated January 19, 2020. Looks like 2020 will be quite an adventure for us. New job, moving back to Pennsylvania, new home etc. Blank slate and ready to fill it up.
2019 is passing so quickly. Fall is here and brought along pleasing cooler weather.
Updated August 6, 2018. My son has a beautiful bride. Their wedding was full of emotions. I cried happy tears when she walked down the aisle, said their vows, and danced the son-mother dance. I am so proud of them. Memorable items that happened were: The fire alarm went off in the church during the reception (deafening) and the mens bathroom toilet actually cracked and water flooded out into the reception (was it that person ate too much earlier? LOL ) All in all, I can say it was the best wedding I have ever attended. Congrats to Amy and Ben (Aug 4, 2018)
***OMG I am giving a gigantic praise to @Pianoheart for a surprise of 21 cassette tapes. (yes, I wrote 21) She did not know this, but my husband lived in Hawaii for 6 years and she sent alot of Hawaiian music. She is a true blessing and a wonderful soul. I cannot thank her enough for sending such joy to us.
I finished my 500th swap on Sept 8th 2017. Am having so much fun sending out smiles to everyone.
May all have a very blessed 2017
My newest niece, Amelia Love McDivitt was born on 7-20-16. So tiny and perfect.
On Mothers Day '16, My oldest son, Ben proposed to his girlfriend of 5 years. She said YES. I will be so happy to have her for a daughter. Sweet, kind and loving. (Their wedding took place Aug '18)
*** If you don't receive a swap from me when I note that I sent it, please notify me ASAP so I can resend it. It is not my personality to flake. Never have, and don't intend to start. My word is my bond. Swapping means too much to me to flake. I LOVE bringing joy to others.
Born and raised in the countryside of Lancaster County, PA (amongst horse & buggies and rolling hills). Lived/studied in Dusseldorf, Germany (1988) Also did the Eurorail (it was a 30 day long train travel pass in which I backpacked through 10 countries) that summer (to celebrate my 20th birthday). 1990-1991 lived in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. Settled back in Lancaster in '91 and got married. Divorced in 2010 after 19 years. Found love again in 2011 and married Justin in 2012. We now live in Michigan. I have 3 children, Ben (1995) Alexis (1996) and Troy (2002). I have several indoor cats, Luna, Ms Priss (indoor during winter months only), Mr Dingles & Puma. The later 2 are my daughters. As of 10-20-17, the stray cat we feed, finally got the nerve to come into our home and now he/she comes in to eat and sleep a little beside us on the sofa before he wants out again. He is black and we call him Minx.
In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking/cooking new recipes, flower gardening (I have a friendship garden that I have gotten transplants from many friends--you can add too it if you like), traveling, Atlantic Beach Time, antique and thrift store shopping, swapping almost anything and pen paling internationally.
I wear size 7 or 7 1/2 shoes, 5 ft tall since 6th grade and funsize in life. Long hair which I enjoy wearing up. I am all natural--no hair dye (love my silver streaks life has highlighted me with), no make up (though I may be seen with mascara or blush), no tattoos and only have my ears pierced once (seems odd now days).
I enjoy www.wheresgeorge.com with my user name Michelle His Belle.
I also am a part timer in Geocaching. My name there is Mstracker. I go with my brother when I visit him and he tracks them and I just totally forget too. I gotta change that!
My favorite holiday is Christmas. I decorate immensely. I mail out over 200 Christmas cards. If you mail me one, I always mail a return. It is always a pleasure meeting new people.
Thank-you for taking the time to get to know me. Hopefully I can get to know you. Peace and Love.
I listen to Country, Pop and Classical (we have this on while we eat dinner). I don't like RAP or Jazz. Lately, I have been listening to Celtic and New Age music to write my pen pals. It's very calming to the soul.
Looking for CD's from him so I can play it in my car on my long drives.
** I have been listening to NPR and also books on CD.
~~30 degrees in February
~~Married at First Sight
~~Death in Paradise (just recently removed from Netflix,,,sad face)
~~The Good Doctor
~~My 5 wives
~~Grace and Frankie
~~The Shannara Chronicles
~~Naked and Afraid
~~The Amazing Race
~~When Calls the Heart
~~The real housewives of Orange County
~~Locke & Key
I seem to watch a lot of Netflix lately. Any suggestions on an International movie or TV show?
As you can see, I like a mixture of everything ********Don't watch the news too much since it is mainly negative anyways. I mean, who wants to go to bed and wake in the morning with negativity surrounding them, right?
~~Fragrant shower gels (Avon Skin so soft, soft and sensual my favorite)
~~Dining decorative paper napkins
~~kitchen cotton linens (tea-towels, dishcloths etc)
~~Powdered Chai mixtures
~~miniature/regular tea cups
~~Green is my favorite Color
~~Life is good products
~~If you have any questions if I would like something, you can always send me a message. I find happiness in the smallest and simplest of items
****Cigarette smoke*** Please don't send anything that has that odor.
Adult Coloring books/cards etc.
I don't need any reward stickers/preschool/childrens stickers.
Recipes that are HOT or spicy.
Microfiber kitchen towels.
Dollar Tree items
No Vanilla or Pine scent please.
~~Thrift store/Antique store finds
~~Primitive American/Folk Art
~~American Eskimo Dog breed (my last dog was Neva, passed after sharing her life with me for 14 years)
~~Quiet evening at home when the snow is falling
~~my flower garden
~~I play Toontown Rewritten with my husband and youngest son
Anything Beverly Lewis and Tracie Patterson. These authors make me feel "right at home"
*I have been listening to books on CD on my long drives. Gently used ones would be much appreciated.
~~Fairy figuerines/furniture (new home in the woods and need to incorporate this)
~~Winnie the pooh anything
~~Holly Hobby anything
~~Beatrice Potter anything
~~Reusable grocery totes, fabric and washable
~~wax melts (no pine)
~~Wallflower diffuser (plain or any design) and plugs (no pine)
~~candles (none from dollar bins/tree)
~~Packaging items for mailing items
~~Just recently I have started to collect oval stickers for my car from different cities and countries
~~Used books on CD, (Audio books)
~~John Denver music on CD
~~Celtic music on CD
~~Christmas music box music on CD
~~Gift cards to Panera Bread, McDonalds, Little Caesars, Dominos, Chilis, Bath & Body works, Little Caesars, Cracker Barrel, Christmas Tree Shoppes, Meijers, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning
~~Quality socks (no knee high though)
~~Christmas cards (all year long)
~~box of birthday cards
~~Anything Life is Good
~~Linen sprays (Chamomile)
~~cotton table place mats (seasonal)
~~tea/kitchen towels(cotton only)
~~studs or flat pierced earrings (silver)
~~Toffifee chocolates Can be found at cvs etc. These are my favorite!
~~caramello by Cadbury
~~Anything Folk Art
~~Fairies on anything
~~homemade kitchen dishcloths
~~holiday/seasonal figurines (cupids, easter bunnies/chicks, 4th of july, halloween, thanksgiving, santas/snowmen for examples)
~~Pocket letters--Learning how to make these in an interesting manner.
~~Button arm & leg dolls
(the last 3 items I have just learned about and find them extremely interesting)
~~~~~~~ This is just a few ideas
I am extremely easy to please. I prefer quality over quantity. And LOVE unique items found in gift stores or gently used items from a consignment/thrift store. To get a hand written note or short letter with my swaps mean the world to me--letting me realize you targeted me and not just the swap requirements.
I am starting to enjoy these. I really like touristy and unique ones. Funny ones catch me and I place them on my wall to enjoy all year. I also like holiday cards (Easter, Christmas etc). At this time, I have no dislikes.
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