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VAgardengirlgirl

VAgardengirlgirl
Date Joined: May 6, 2019
Last Online: October 2, 2022
Birthday: August 15
Country: United States
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About Me

About me

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Nov 2021 I take pics of my swaps, and their envelopes, front & back, so if you’re missing a swap, I have a record of it. Please contact me if you haven’t received it. Thanks!

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I’m a former 6th grade teacher, but now work for a non-profit, mostly from home, just outside Richmond, Virginia. I have an independent 😀 & bright (but sometimes moody) teen and a kind, smart, & funny husband. He and I met in the local scuba diving club, and our kid is also certified. There’s another world under the water, and it’s so peaceful and beautiful!

Although I’ve lived in the South my entire life, I dream of living in a cooler climate and of snow falling on Christmas Day ❄️ . I fantasize about living in Colorado. I love snow! ‘Round here, 6” or more means school & appointments are called off and most people get an unexpected free day, which I LOVE! (Favs for snow day: a roaring, crackling 🔥 , baking, crafting, shoveling, napping, shooting pics of snow)

I read a newspaper daily and particularly enjoy Carolyn Hax , Miss Manners, Jumble, & now Wordle (online). Sometimes I like the news, but mostly read it because I feel obligated to be informed. This is an actual newspaper, not articles found through social media. I miss Dave Barry’s weekly column, Farside, and Calvin & Hobbs, but now laugh at Zits, Dilbert and Pluggers.

What I like to do

  • gardening, (growing mostly flowers)
  • visiting state & national parks
  • looking at gardens
  • walking wooded trails,
  • reading (mostly audiobooks)
  • cooking
  • crafting

We live on a few acres so I enjoy seeing the wildlife, in particular the birds. I typically have a bluebird family in the spring & it’s exciting watching the full progression of empty nest box to nest, eggs, babies and their departure! I love trees and find bugs 🐛 🐜 🕷 & snakes 🐍 interesting. They’re around here all the time, so we get along.

I make an effort to live environmentally-friendly (e.g., I recycle, reduce, reuse & compost, try to reduce my use of single-use plastics, drive a hybrid)

🐈 I have 2 orange tabby cat boys whom I adore, Owen & Charley 🐈

Particular ** favorite** things: are

COFFEE

coffee flavored candy & desserts, lattes, espresso, coffee cups, quotes about coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, cute little demitasse cups... Think the Bubba Gump shrimp guy in Forrest Gump talking about shrimp...that’s me with coffee

I also like

comical items! To get an idea of my sense of humor, I find very funny:

*Ted Lasso * David Sedaris * Frasier * Atypical * Everybody Loves Raymond *Bob ❤️ Abishola

ITEMS I FIND ENDEARING

MINIATURES

——————- even odd things like a tiny screw, tiny piece of satin ribbon, or an itty bitty feather. Doll house things like a tiny Kleenex box or a miniature book make me lose my mind!

I like tiny things, & sparkles!

  • postage stamps = miniature art!
  • hippos, 🦛 especially baby hippos
  • pastels, especially periwinkle
  • flowers; my favorite is a bluet
  • cute baby animals. What baby isn’t cute?
  • birds, real or drawn
  • trees 🌲
  • anything having to with Thomas Jefferson
  • anything with a bicycle 🚲
  • clocks & watches ⏰
  • photos of all sorts, especially close ups

Robert Llewellen’s photographs amaze me! robertllewellyn

## I also really like

NEAT HANDWRITING 💕💕😃😃😃

  • early photos of famous people
  • Quaint churches ⛪ with simple steeples
  • colored or shaped paper clips & cute binder clips
  • origami
  • cute sticky notes (all sizes)
  • small matchbox crafts
  • tiny bottles (like perfume bottles)
  • magazine ads with odd photos
  • interesting ideas about life in the future

  • natural items found outside. I usually have a bowl which I fill with natural finds I like: a feather, a tiny pine cone, a colorful stone or one in a particular shape, some interesting seeds, a pretty leaf, etc.

Books I’ve particularly enjoyed:

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Dress Your Children in Corduroy & Denim
  • Gone Girl
  • Angela’s Ashes
    • A Gentleman in Moscow*
  • Prince of Tides
  • The Poisonwood Bible
  • Go Ask Alice
    • The Book Thief*
  • Americanah
    • Middlesex*
    • The Corrections*
    • A Mother’s Reckoning*

TV Shows/series that have been favorites include: -——————————————————— * Atypical * The Kids are Alright * Frasier * Six Feet Under * Breaking Bad * Mr Mercedes *Dateline * Stranger * America’s Test Kitchen * Barefoot Contessa * and,....dare I admit it?.... The Pimple Popper

Movies I’ve loved

  • The Wife
  • Fargo
  • the Sound of Music
  • Harold & Maude
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin
  • A Christmas Story
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • Manchester-by the-Sea
  • Shawshank Redemption

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I’m delighted with tiny stickers or cute postage stamps or little cute pictures cut from magazines.

NOT INTO

  • Goth
  • mustard yellow
  • religious stuff (but do like holiday icons like bunnies & holly & gingerbread houses.
  • “Dislike” lists that are longer than the “like” list

postcard favorites

  • British royals)
  • Photos of old cars, rustic homes, antiques,
  • outdoor clocks
  • churches,
  • mailboxes,
  • streetcars,
  • trees,
  • musicians,
  • iron fences,
  • steam trains,
  • art photos,
  • black & white photos,
  • postcards of famous people in their early days

Homemade postcard favorites: * funny, weird or unusual magazine pics *a comic from the newspaper

Ratings

marclively rated for Black and White pc swap #110 on Oct 1, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
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Comment: Thanks for sending your postcard my way and for the blank ones!
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Comment: I'm a grammar snob too! I get it!
squince rated for Black and White pc swap #110 on Sep 26, 2022
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Comment: Cool, Thanks!
debbee2014 rated for Deco Deco #6 on Sep 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you - what a nice book to share. Can't wait to add to it.
bluerose3 rated for PH: List 5 Series - On The Go on Sep 22, 2022
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Comment: Thanks
BalticFox rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #43 on Sep 17, 2022
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Comment: What a cool card, those horses make me smile. I think I only saw them in a friend's house but I love this card!
octobereve930 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #43 on Sep 14, 2022
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Comment: i love that sky ... I would love to see that it is so beautiful. and the tree is the same color too. wow... thank you 9/13
debbiespoms rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #43 on Sep 13, 2022
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Comment: I received your swap today and TYSM for the Bear family PC. Love it ! I used to have this set of PC's a few years ago and are since passed on. But yes, I agree about Papa bears eyes. That look as though he has the potential to be evil. Kind of creepy if you ask me, ha! Have a good day Nancy.
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing. I can relate to those lyrics. Lovely PC.
marclively rated for Unusual Post card Swap on Sep 5, 2022
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Comment: WHAT A COOLCARD! thanks - ML
Response: I thought you’d appreciate the stamps.
pintis rated for I SPY #41 on Sep 3, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for this postcard with the sailboat on the ocean at night.
kristiD rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2022 on Sep 1, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, Nancy. Lean Cuisine--I'd much prefer the warm naan with salad that you mention! Thanks for the card and related note!
squince rated for I SPY #41 on Aug 31, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
heidiblooms rated for I SPY #41 on Aug 31, 2022
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Comment: I love this beautiful postcard and the STAMPS!! Those insect ones are some of my absolute favorites, so this is super exciting! Thank you!!
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Comment: love all the different song recs and cute card, thanks!
octobereve930 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #41 on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the acorn dude card... cute hat. 8/29
octobereve930 rated for I SPY #41 on Aug 30, 2022
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Comment: aww I do love the monochromatic blues with a paper ship on water. thank you 8/29
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Comment: My informed delivery shows that this shoulda been here last week but I have not just ally rcvd it. Please note you don’t have to resend I am pretty sure it will prob show up. Hi ya today is September 15th I rcvd. The story this pc could tell lol. It’s got a Julia stamp on it and I Think ut is so pretty! Thanks
Response: Dang! It has a Julia stamp on it. Hope it shows up! Thx for letting me know.
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Comment: We hung old CD's in the bushes, they twirl in the breeze and the shiny surface reflects the sunshine, Still didn't get much berries because of the weather, they looked really good at the beginning of the season! Love poptarts, the blueberry or mixed Berry ones !

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Comments

tcornell on Dec 24, 2021:

Thank you for thinking of me, and for the kind words on my profile ♥ This community has been so supportive! Y'all are more appreciated than you realize :) Tracy

Mimi7 on Nov 9, 2021:

Hi Nancy What did you think of Cat book #8 I sent? Isn;t it nice? Enjoying these swaps. Hope you are staying safe and are well.

Don;t forget to rate me and thanks so much!!

take care Donna

lou on Aug 30, 2021:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

dcp0112 on Apr 5, 2021:

Have a wonder spring & have fun planting those beautiful flowers!!

VAgardengirlgirl on Mar 26, 2021:

Many thanks to porkpie5 for uploading the coloring collab! I love the different ways swappers colored it!

porpie5 on Mar 26, 2021:

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