Date Joined: May 14, 2010
Last Online: May 23, 2013
Birthday: January 30
Country: United States
I am married and have two sons - I love to scrapbook, make cards and ATCs! Also love reading and meeting new friends through fb or other group sites! Hope I can participate in some of the swaps on this site and make some new friends!
I have participated in several ATC swaps on another site and very much enjoyed it! It is fun to see how everyone can do something different with the same theme!
I was in two B-day clubs with some gals in the UK, from FB and participated in a Christmas card exchange as well. I am always amazed at how creative the cards are from these lovely ladies!
When my oldest son left for college in August 2009, I felt such a void in my life, that I got on fb and found the groups I was involved with - I also found fv and was addicted for awhile!!
Now my oldest will graduate from college and Army ROTC in May 2013 and my youngest is in college! Time does fily!
I enjoy meeting new people, exchanging cards and ATCs with them, as well as going to local scrapbooking events and meeting new folks!
So far I have been lucky that any swaps I have signed up for, I have been able to fulfill my obligation. I would hope that would continue.
I am not into drama and will try to send stuff that I think my swap partner will enjoy - however if I miss the mark, well stuff happens! I am very easy going with what folks send me and just look forward to seeing how others respond to the different swaps!
Loves/Likes - My family, Being happy, Hearing kiddos laugh, Being with gal pals, Scrapbooking, Card making, Making/swapping ATCs, Meeting new people, Love, love, love to read! The library is one of my favorite places!! The beach, Halloween, Christmas, Birthdays! Having 4 day work weeks and 4 day weekends! Farmville, Soccer, Taking pictures, Being able to help others, Being able to laugh at myself , A clean house (with kids and pets, this is a dream of mine!), Traveling, Vacations, Summertime, cuz my kiddos are out of school - so no homework to hassle with them about! lol, Flowers, Learning new things, Taking craft classes
Dislikes- Drama when it is not necessary, People that just need to get over themselves, Vacations that do not work out, Kids being disrespectful to their elders and each other, Car problems, Health issues, Feeling like someone has taken advantage of you or someone you care about, Housework! lol
Ratings - I am very good about trying to rate quickly, so if you sent me something and do not see a rating timely, please let me know! Either I did not get the item or it got mixed in with other stuff!! That does happen sometimes!
Flaked on the Punch Art ATC #26 - touch of Red I hosted: FibreJunky - I pmed and emailed, but have not heard from her - swap was angeled - she should not sign up for any additional swaps I host - grrrr!
Flaked on the Punch Art ATC #33-Two Twists that I hosted:Emawee0307 - I emailed her, as she has not been on swap-bot since the day she marked sent, but her partners have not received anything - swap will be angeled, and she is banned from my future swaps - dang this is getting old!
Got flaked on for the Postcards for Sonya - GingerR - how sad this was a RAK sort of swap, so...
Got flaked on the What's for Thanksgiving Dinner? PC swap by teamtiredfeet - what a drag! How hard is it to send a dang pc?? ;(
****************06-16-12 I took a bunch of the stuff off my profile, as it seemed like it was getting just too lengthy! So starting fresh! LOL!
Well, my baby boy has graduated from high school and I am not done with his memory book (which will probably be three books...), so I have cut back on swapping to try to work on it. Now I have a goal to have it completed by the end of August, as than I need to start on some decorations for my hubby's 50th B-day party, and after that a short memory book for my oldest son's college graduation! So I have many scrapbooking goals to complete - pray for me! LOL! Hug and Happy Swapping! ;)
07-08-12 Feeling sad - Zane left on Friday for LDAC in Seattle - he is gone until August 25 and JT leaves for college on August 22! Yikes, I am really going to be an empty-nester this year and I am not ready for this!!! I know things will be ok and this is what you raise your kids for, but dang it sure came quickly! Sigh ;)
*****Hi! I am going to be on vacation until August 4 and will have limited access to a computer - so I will not be able to rate anyone after July 28 until I am back in town - please do not think I am ignoring you! I will catch-up with eveyone when I return!
Hugs and chat with ya later! ;)
08-06-12 Well, I am back and not ready to go to work tomorrow! LOL! WA state was awesome, as was spending time with Zane, JT, Hanna, Brent and Terri! What a lovely state all the WA folks have - although traffic was crazy! LOL! We had sunny days and blue skies all week - yipppeee! Plus we seem to have brought some cooler weather home, so that is good! I was very sad that Zane was leaving us to head to Texas but know his time away will go quickly and at least we can chat with him now! Loving that! Back to the real world so see ya in the swaps! ;)
08-16-12 Ok sort of freaking out here! My youngest son is supposed to start the Freshman Experience in college on the 22nd - he texted me earlier that now he can go on the 19th!! WTH??? We are not ready for this, ok I am not ready for this! He is so excited and I am trying to be a good Mom and be excited for him, but really, they tell him this today????? All will be ok, all will be ok! LOL! Man, being a parent is so tough - you want them to fly on their own, but it is sure tough when they do!! Hugs all! ;)
12/13/12 I haven't written in awhile as we have been working on getting use to our empty nest - it is ok, but still strange at times! LOL! I have happy news today though so I wanted to share a RAK that happened to me!
I was scheduled to be off work from December 19 through January 1 - well I dorked out and just this week realized I could have put in to be off through January 6 to have extra time off with my sons, when I realized this it was too late to get off for January 2 as too many others were scheduled off. So I would have come to work for 1 day, than be off for several more.
Today when one of my co-workers was asking about when all I was going to be off, I mentioned messing up on January 2 - he was kind enough to go to my boss and change his day off so that I could have that day off as well!
Isn't that just too sweet! The Christmas spirit really is everywhere! This might be our last Christmas that our oldest can be home with us due to his Army committment which starts next year - so each moment will be precious to me!
Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - for me, I hope to pass on a RAK soon! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Ok, I thought I was doing pretty good with this empty nest thing - our kiddos are supposed to grow up, sprout their wings, and take off to their new exciting life - ok, I get that - Zane tells us he is going to work LDAC this summer, ok that is exciting - today he gets the word he has to be there around June 4 - he graduates May 25 from college - WTH?? And he is driving to WA (where LDAC is) so they are telling him to leave extra early for driving time!! So now we might see him for a day or two after graduation - he is gone to LDAC for three months and reports to Fort Lee in Virginia on September 22 - two days before his 23 Birthday!! Sigh - I know I have to get used to missed Birthdays and holidays, but I don't have to like it!! Right?? So proud and yet, so Mom like already missing my babies being babies! If JT tells me he is taking a summer class and staying on campus for summer, I think that will put me over the edge! I need whine - I mean wine!! LYs ;)
Not trying to be a pain but am cutting way back on international swaps - especially pc swaps! Between the cost of postage increasing and having to resend pcs overseas - it has just been a pain for all! I have really enjoyed sending and receiving from the overseas swaps, but need to make cuts, so... Hopefully everyone understands!
Zane commissions for the Army on Friday, May 24 and graduates from college on May 25! Wow, where the heck has this four years gone?? I need to be working on his memory book but looking at all those photos makes me want to cry! I am so proud of him and yet so not ready to have him be so grown up!! Sigh - I need to get to that book, so....
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