Date Joined: January 22, 2015
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: October 14
Country: United States
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I'm backkkkkkkk.........Finally, things are getting better. I took some time to grieve and help my dad. I have completed the Pinterest Portugal swap and resent several other swaps but have only heard from a couple.
Update: I would like to apologize to anyone that hasn't received a swap from me. I want to explain what's going on not as an excuse but an explanation. As you already know my mother passed away in June from leukemia. As you can imagine this has greatly affected my family. My daughter has been sick constantly since school started, my dad had a stroke, and I have begun chemo at UNC-Chapel Hill. I've been really depressed about it all. My daughter and I are moving in with my dad so I can take care of him. I just got overwhelmed and haven't been successful at keeping up with everything on swap-bot. I am working to take care of this. My rating was a 5 until this so you can see that this isn't normal for me. Thanks for your understanding.
Newsflash☺. Since I last updated we've had two tropical storms and I was hospitalized for a serious flare up of ankylosing spondylitis and fibromyalgia and elevated blood pressure. I was medevacked from our local er to UNC-Chapel Hill. But I'm home and all my swaps have been mailed out. If you haven't received them let me know. A couple came back but I've resent them so hopefully they will make it to their destination this time. This has been on top of my mama's death. Not a good summer. Ready for a rainbow☺
Update. My mama passed away on Tuesday and we buried her yesterday. Please bear with me if I made a mistake on a swap. I will fix it. I don't have any due to be mailed until Monday.
UPDATE: At this moment we are waiting for my mama to die. She's in ICU on comfort care. If i forget a swap please let me know as it's very crazy right now.
My Life has been extremely challenging. I have Crohn's disease and have been dealing with anemia due to chronic bleeding. Worst of all my mother was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia of the blood and skin which is extremely rare. She was told that she will die but we're not giving up. If you don't receive a swap let me know. I'm keeping a notebook because my mind is overwhelmed right now and swaps are my stress release. If a swap gets lost let me know and I will resend.
***************************************************** POSTAL ALERT: Something is going on with my postal service. An envelope sent to me by my cousin has apparently been stolen. A package i sent arrived to my swap mate mangled. If a swap from me doesn't arrive please let me know. I will resend if I cannot locate it. Please don't rate me poorly. I will make it right. I'm very distressed about this. I have resent several posts just in case they disappeared in the postal Bermuda Triangle. If I missed yours and you don't receive it let me know and I will resend. Thanks.
The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara is my absolute favorite movie because it includes my love of Ireland and my two favorite actors. I love love love Gone With the Wind. Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh just capture my heart.
The Pillars of the Earth call our to my love of History. I was a history major in college. British medieval history is my favorite.
Reign is good because I love Scotland.
Patriot Games and generally any of Tom Clancy ' s books are favorites of mine. I grew up in a military town with a family that has served our country since the French and Indian War. So that's the tie. Little House on the Prairie books are my treasured books. My grandma introduced me to these books and read them together and reread them again with me reading to her as her health failed. My mama introduced me to Anne Shirley and I found a new friend in her and wound up with all of LM Montgomery ' s books that I could find. Anne Of Green Gables remains my favorite character because I related to her in so many ways. Another favorite author is Nell Wechter Wise. My two favorite books she wrote are Taffy of Torpedo Junction and Swamp Girl. Winnie-the-Pooh is an old favorite that I now share with my daughter. The Elemental Mysteries Anything about Elizabeth I or Eleanor of Aquitaine
Escape to the Country
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
NCIS Poirot Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Keeping Up Appearances Waiting On God Brother Cadfael The Time In between Call the Midwife Little House on the Prairie Classic Disney like Monkeys Go Home or the Hayley Mills movies. Generally I like anything historical especially set in the middle ages or Renaissance such as Pillars of the Earth and Brother Cadfael. I like most anything about Elizabeth I of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. I also like William Marshal.
Quilting Crochet Making greeting cards Making bookmarks Making ornaments Cross stitch Basketry ATCS Pocket letters Altered Art
I grew up in a family where all kinds of crafts surrounded me and I just embraced it rather than rebelling.
Celtic--Andy M. Stewart, the Chieftains, Capercaillie, Silly Wizard, Altan, Loreena McKennitt, Clannad, Enya Juanes Shakira Pitbull classical--Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Mozart, Clementi Classic country like Merle Haggard Buck Owens Loretta Lynn Tammy and George. U2 I like classic rock such as led Zeppelin Heart Cheap Trick anything 80s Mumford and Sons
My favorite colors are green, pink, and purple. I love turtles and butterflies and scotties. I like anything vintage from medieval through the 1950s. I enjoy canning and freezing vegetables with my mama and my grandma who recently passed away. My family is my world. I have a 6 year old daughter who is caught between Frozen and the Swiss Family Robinson. She's in kindergarten this year. I homeschool her now after teaching for 18 years.
I live 15 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina. I love the sea and shells. I also have always liked pirates and related stories. Blackbeard walked our shores.
I have crohns disease and go once a month for infusions. I will be doing this for the rest of my life . I will always send my swaps. I will do it in a timely manner. If for some reason I am admitted to the hospital I will contact you if you're my partner.
A: art supplies
B: beads, butterflies, birds, baskets, books on crochet quilting sewing British history Queen Elizabeth I poetry of Tennyson Wordsworth, Eugene Fields and Frost, Lois Lenski and Louisa May Alcott, bookmarks
C: coins from around the world, charms, calligraphy pens and gouache, crochet yarn, hooks or tools, cartoons of Garfield Family Circus, Beetle Bailey. Crochet items such as doilies or ornaments
D: dog items, duck ephemera/stickers, daffodils
E: ephemera, anything on England, Elizabeth I., and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth Hunter booksy\
F: Forever stamps, flower stickers punch outs clip art, fabric
H: holiday ephemera and stickers, Halloween items
I: ink for fountain pens, inkpads
M: musical ephemera and old music such as sheet music or songbooks, monkeys
N: notecards, needlework kits or supplies
O: ocean related ephemera and items
P: pirates (historical such as Blackbeard (, pumpkins, paper such as cardstock, pictures, puzzles, pens, pencils, old photos postcards from around the world or old or new
Q: Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Eleanor, quotes
R: rocks (fossilized or quartz or other colored rocks), ribbon, recipes from around the world and early American recipes
S: sewing supplies, stickers, Scottish ephemera and stickers, stamps (postage and decorative)
T: teas, turtles, trains
V: vellum, vegetable stickers, ephemera
W: wooden charms or items to paint or stain to make ornaments, pictures of the woods or stickers of woods including trees
Z: zoo related items
My favorite Animals are turtles and dogs. I also like butterflies. My daughter also loves unicorns and pegasuses.
My favorite Teas are Earl Grey Red Rose Constant Comment Cinnamon Stick and Plantation Mint. I also like chamomile and Peppermint and York shire tea. I love Twining ' s Irish Breakfast Tea. I l recently discovered Lady Grey and Green Tea with Jasmine. I don't care for chocolate teas or rooibus. I've learned a lot about some new teas that I hadn't previously tried since joining Swap-bot. I love trying new teas. I also like Colombian coffee and espresso and basically caffeine. Lol.
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