Nov. 14, 2011: I'm taking a break from swap-bot. I think all but one recent swaps have been fulfilled and rated, but if I haven't sent to you, please PM me and let me know. I'll be happy to re-send if something didn't arrive.
PLEASE put your user ID and swap name somewhere on the swap!! If you don't put your ID or swap name on it, I can't rate you!!
I am a 35 year old SAHM of 3, and a United States Air Force wife! My husband and I have been married for 16 years, and he's been enlisted in the USAF for 8 years. We have a 10 year old son, and 9 year old girl/boy twins! We are both originally from Michigan, but haven't been back in many years. We have a 'wolf dog' named "Falcon" and just adopted (from a local rescue) 2 male cats - "Jack" is an orange tiger cat and "Ben" is a Turkish Van cat. I also love hamsters, but I think that's enough animals for now. :)
This year, for the first time, we're going to do a homeschooling program through the k12 program. I would love to find one child or family to have the kids write to for this year, at least. If you're a homeschooling family, or especially if you're a K12/COVA family, please contact me! :)
I started pen palling 23 years ago (!!!) due to a series of books called "Pen Pals". Does anyone remember those? That was about the same time I started swapping FB's! I've been obsessed ever since! I love getting mail, and always have. I've had pen pals all over the world, over the years, and am always willing to hear from someone new. :)
I will NOT be swapping any sort of 'bag' (LB, SB, MB, GB ...) any longer! Please do not send me any more excess LB's!
I don't collect postcards, but do love to see different areas, and the stamps! :) Love to see something from your area, but any nicely made card is great. After I've enjoyed the card, I will pass them on to pals that collect them. I grew in in a small town in Michigan called Coloma. I would Love to find a postcard from Coloma, Michigan or the city it was named after, Coloma California. Written on or new in an envie - either would be great. :)
I love to read! I usually tend to go for thriller/suspense/mystery, but also really enjoy memoirs and biographies. I will try just about anything, though. Some favorite authors are: Stephen King, Janet Evanovich (only the Stephanie Plum series), Augusten Burroughs, Heather Graham (paranormal only), Greg Iles, Kathy Reichs, Sue Grafton, and Shirley Jackson. And children's authors: AA Milne, Beverly Cleary, Caroyln Keene, Judy Blume, Celia Rees, Ann Rinaldi, John Bellaris, Willa Cather ... A Little Princess / Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Also the "Dear America" series books. Read Lord of the Rings and loved it!
I love movies, too. We have Netflix, and I make the most of it! Some faves are: Chaplin, A River Runs Through It, The Haunting, The Mummy, Clue, Burn After Reading, Because of Winn Dixie, Monsters Inc, Toy Story 1, 2 & 3, A Christmas Carol, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Oh, so many more! :)
I have been a fan of The Monkees and Menudo for more than 30 years! If you have CD's of either, and are willing to make a copy for my own personal listening, I'd love to have a copy! Please contact me. :) Besides those ... I like Billy Joel, John Mayer, 80's & 90's, and basically anything the kids can listen to and I can understand the words to. I admit, I have my Metallica moments ;) but not all the time. And I do NOT like country!
PLEASE! Do not send me any sort of 'bags' - (LB, SB, MB, etc...). I DO NOT SWAP LB's Thanks!
Collections I don't collect much b/c I don't like to dust it or move it! :) But I do collect magnets (usually from places we've been), bookmarks, pens, paper money and coins from other countries, and also the reproduction type you can usually get at a museum from Revolutionary War time era and the like. We do collect bulldogs (figurines, stuffed toys, cards ...)
For a kids swaps, we do NOT like the Simpsons or Sponge Bob. My daughter really loves Hello Kitty and Pooh Bear. Oldest son likes Pokemon trading cards, LEGO Star Wars, and younger son likes temp tattoos, and books of trivia, no matter how old! If you have questions, I'll go into more detail.
Please, nothing with a strong smoke smell! Very allergic!
Nothing with scriptures, or religious tracts. A discussion about religion is fine, but please don't try to convert me.
Stickers that are old and don't stick or the 'freebie' type. Please,** NO Spongebob or Simpsons** or other of that type.
Dirty/bent/torn or written on stationery or memo paper. Please! No clowns or owls! No LB's (Label Bags)!
If you don't get a swap from me, please PM me and let me know. If you get something from me postage due, please let me know! I will reimburse you! I do not accept postage due mail, and don't expect you to, either.
I rate when I open the swap. If you haven't gotten a rating from me, please contact me. I probably didn't get it!
If I don't get a swap from you, I will contact you ONCE before rating. If I don't hear from you, then I'll rate according to the standards on swap-bot. I"m not 'free' with hearts, and I will no longer be bullied into giving them out! I rate according to the standards established by swap-bot! If it's really late, I'll rate a 3, and I will NOT contact you a dozen times about it! If I don't get anything from you, you will get a 1 rating. Sorry, but my life isn't swap-bot, and I don't have time to chase you down to give you a rating!
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