Date Joined: March 10, 2010
Last Online: July 11, 2017
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States
*** I WILL BE ON VACATION FROM MARCH 29 THRU APRIL 14, 2017. I WILL RATE ANY SWAPS WHEN I RETURN FROM VACATION. IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED MY SWAP AND I NEED TO RE-SEND, PLEASE GIVE ME TIME TO GET BACK FROM MY TRIP. AS OF MARCH 15, 2017, ALL OF MY SWAPS HAVE BEEN SENT AND I'M NOT SIGNING UP FOR ANY NEW SWAPS UNTIL I GET BACK. THANKS!! ***
I rate as soon as I receive swaps in the mail. I know the feeling of wondering if the swap made it to its destination. If I haven't rated you, it means I haven't received it yet.
I'm happily married and mom of adult children. I'm originally from Hawaii and now live in Arizona. I've also lived in other states as well.
I recently left work to relax a bit and spend time doing fun things now that all the kids are grown. I do volunteer at the local animal shelter which I enjoy.
I belong to several meetup groups and keep busy going to lunch, movies, volunteer projects, art classes, book club, HIKES, etc. with various groups. I enjoy bicycling around the neighborhood. I also love spending time with my husband - we laugh a lot together!
****For postcard swaps, I'd love it if you sent them blank in an envelope if possible. I won't rate down if the swap calls for them to be sent written/naked.****
I just bought a manual typewriter and named her "Bessie." I've always wanted a manual typewriter and finally have one. I love the look of manual type.
I buy my postage stamps from a stamp dealer, so I try to put interesting stamps on whatever I mail out (when my stash is full). I also have cancelled stamps from around the world that I sometimes use to decorate my outgoing mail.
I love shopping at thrift stores. I usually look for stationery. I have a serious paper addiction and always buy paper/stationery when I see it. I guess it goes with my love of pen palling. I have several pen pals all over the world.
I enjoy listening to audiobooks, true crime podcasts, cooking (stove top, crockpot, pressure cooker), farmers markets, and I'm addicted to coffee & tea. I am a huge animal lover and have 2 dogs in our family plus we take care of a feral family of cats outdoors. I can't imagine our home without any pets. When I'm relaxing at home, I enjoy writing pen pal letters with a cup of coffee.
My husband and I try to travel as much as possible. I love experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.
Postcards (love non-touristy ones, but any ok)
Return address labels with my info
Unused USPS stamps
Stuff with old typewriters, bicycles or sheep on it (postcards, notecards, letter paper)
Fine tip pens
Tea & Coffee
Washi tape, Clear packing tape
Reusable grocery bags
Gift cards: Dollar Tree, 99c Store, Amazon, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning, Trader Joe's
RAKs - giving and receiving!
I don't like things that don't have a purpose and cause clutter in the house (knick knacks, ornaments, etc.)
Incoming mail that smells of smoke (sorry, but I throw everything out including tuck-ins)
Non-communicating swap partners
Non-rating swap partners
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