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VAgardengirlgirl

VAgardengirlgirl
Date Joined: May 6, 2019
Last Online: September 17, 2019
Birthday: August 15
Country: United States

About Me

About me

I’m a former 6th grade teacher, but now work for a non-profit, mostly from home. I have an independent 😀 & bright (but sometimes moody) 15 year old daughter and a kind, smart, & funny husband. He and I met in the local scuba diving club, and our daughter is also certified. There’s an entirely other 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 cool climate (menopause has greatly increased this desire 😓) and of snow falling on Christmas Day ❄️ . I fantasize about having a home 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! (Make a roaring crackling fire, bake, craft, shovel, nap, shoot pics)

I read a newspaper daily and particularly enjoy Miss Manners, Jumble, and advice columns (Carolyn Hax is so wise). 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
  • going to art museums
  • looking at gardens
  • walking wooded trails,
  • reading (novels & news)
  • cooking
  • crafting
  • traveling

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! I love trees and find bugs 🐛 🐜 🕷 & snakes 🐍 interesting. They’re around here all the time, so we get along just fine.

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

🐈 I have 2 orange tabby cat boys whom I adore. 🐈

Particular ** favorite** things: are

COFFEE

coffee flavored candy & desserts, lattes, espresso, coffee cups, quotes about coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, demitasse cups, think the Bubba Gump shrimp guy 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:

  • David Sedaris
  • Andy Griffith & Barney
  • Dave Barry
  • Mike & Molly
  • Brady Bunch
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Seinfeld
  • Key & Peel
  • Brooklyn 99

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

  • hippos, 🦛 especially baby hippos
  • pastels, especially periwinkle
  • flowers; my favorite is a bluet; not a fan of roses
  • 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 ⏰

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  • photos of all sorts, especially close ups

Robert Llewellen’s photographs amaze me! robertllewellyn

## I also really like

  • 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 old 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
  • Prince of Tides
  • The Poisonwood Bible
  • Go Ask Alice

TV Shows that have been favorites include: -———————————————————

  • The Kids are Alright
  • Frasier
  • Six Feet Under
  • Breaking Bad
  • Mr Mercedes
  • Seinfeld
  • Stranger Things
  • Mrs. Maisel (those outfits! Wow!)
  • America’s Test Kitchen
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Barefoot Contessa
  • The Kids Are Alright, 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
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Shawshank Redemption

Inserts I’d like

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.
  • people’s whose “Dislikes” lists are too long

postcard favorites

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

Ratings

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Comment: THIS POSTCARD IS AMAZING! Seriously I never expected to receive something this perfect for me. 100 hearts for you!! Thank you so much! (I'm sorry it took me some days to rate you :P)
Joeanniee rated for Share your notecard stash #3 on Sep 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your notecards! I cannot wait to use them.
Response: I’m happy you like them! Thx for the heart!
Akanksha23 rated for Shaped Paperclips Quick Swap on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank u for sending so many fun paper clips! Really appreciate your generosity. Wish I could give you more hearts! <3
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Response: Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Hahaha! I’ll buy a $5000 cabbit! 🐱🐰
Response: Haha!
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Comment: Thank you for sending.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard 😊
bblue rated for Poetry Challenge #1 on Aug 30, 2019
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Comment: Great rhyme and meter...and good idea to write a riddle. Is it Pain? Mistakes?
Response: (I was unable to respond when I first saw your rating) Thank you so much! I enjoyed writing it. Yes, the subject is mistakes.
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Comment: I love these cat postcards and your personalized note and the cat envie!
Response: It makes me happy that you appreciate it!😃
Johanna51 rated for Books/libraries on Aug 27, 2019
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Comment: thank you
Response: Wow-it took more than 3 weeks to get there?
Murmuration rated for Shaped Paperclips Quick Swap on Aug 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely variety of adorable paperclips! And extra thanks for sending extra paperclips!
Response: Glad you like them!
SeleneW rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #8 on Aug 25, 2019
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Comment: Oh this one will be fun! Thank you, I look forward to coloring it!
Response: I’m looking forward to the finished product! Have fun, Selene!
NRGordon rated for Handmade Postcard on Aug 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the fun PC and your nice note. We keep driving through VA to get to other places. We have to make it our destination.
Response: Yes, there’s a lot worth stopping for in Virginia!
NRGordon rated for PC Swap: Two truths and a lie #2 on Aug 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the fun PC and your statements.
Response: So, which do you think is the lie?
KathyB rated for Small Stocking Stuffer -- August 2019 on Aug 24, 2019
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Comment: Rosiey says thank you!
Response: Tell her “w you’re elcome”!
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Comment: Update Dear Nancy, guess what: Today, your really cool & well-chosen pc finally arrived - yeah, great joy indeed! Even a huge ty for the envisaged re-send....received just today (21.08.), gr8 joy ❤
Response: Yay! Happy Day!
Marykstaveness rated for Beautiful countryside - 1 on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: I need to visit Virginia, one of a few states I haven’t been to yet! Thanks!
Response: Virginia has a lot to offer! Glad you enjoyed the PC
slf881006 rated for Trash to Treasure Bookmark Swap on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the bookmark. I truly love it. Also the elephants.
Response: 😃 It’s a bit big. I get too carried away with SB at times!
dancingtiger rated for PH: Activity PCs on Aug 14, 2019
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Comment: thank you..and I appreciate the careful wrapping
Response: 😃
christywebb rated for Books/libraries on Aug 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I think I need to check out "The Woman Who Smashed Codes"!

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