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Last Online: April 23, 2010
Birthday: September 23, 1976
Country: United States
Just South of Sanity
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Updated 9/29/09: I may not be around much for quite some time. Chris (my dh) shattered his foot on my birthday (last Wednesday 09/23). He is/was our only source of income and they have told him that he has to have surgery and will be out of work for 3 to 4 months. I am stressed beyond belief and desperately looking for a job which is proving next to impossible. Between doctors appointments, putting in applications and trying to keep him comfortable, I have next to no time for anything that I like/want to do so I am taking a break from online life.

Please, please please keep him/us in your prayers. It would be so greatly appreciated.

i always send by the send-by date and i rate as i receive mail. if you don't receive something from me, please please please let me know and we'll work something out. if you've sent to me and haven't been rated, that means i haven't received it.

re-sends are appreciated but not expected. if you send and it gets lost in the postal void (as can & does happen) and you can't resend (for whatever reason), it's all good. i don't rate down for stuff that's out of your control.

if you are going to be late sending, please let me know. i understand that life happens. family/personal issues always come first! i don't rate "3's" just because you are running a little behind. things happen and i understand that. i'm a reasonable kind of girl. :)

About Me

i am marie. i'm 32, married to chris (for 11 years on 3/27). he's a year younger than i am.

we have two children. nicholas is 13 (complete with the new teenage attitude that really started at like age 11) and in middle school. elizabeth is 6 and is in first grade.

we live in the middle of God's nowhere, also known as bethany, north carolina. it's not on a map. it's sort of in between stedman and wade (which are on the map probably because they needed to fill in some space. both places are very very tiny. one stop light, 2 post offices and a grocery store between the two towns!)

I've been a member of swap-bot since December of 2006.

when i'm not busy pulling my hair out and pleading with a child to "not touch that again", i like to curl up with a nice hot cup of coffee and a good book and read or some crafting stuff and create.

Favorite Music

i have a varied taste in music. some top 40 stuff, some country, some alternative, a little bit of rock & roll. it is rare for me to be home and the stereo not be on.... or for me to moving about without the mp3 player glued to my belt loop and earphones stuck in my ears. :)

current favorites are things that have a really good beat that can be danced to. And i love nickelback. chad kroeger has this voice that i could just get lost in!

Favorite Television

deadliest catch, man vs wild, almost anything on the discovery channel, the science channel or the history channel. i catch syndicated episodes of law & order: svu and every once in awhile, house. i have a new-found fondness for ncis. i am thankful for the on-demand feature which gives me the opportunity to watch specials and episodes of shows that i'd never catch otherwise. i watch a lot of news and i usually watch the opening commentary of the view while having lunch.

Favorite Books

i like to read. a lot. anything with words. i made a new year's resolution (in 2007) to read more nonfiction and i'm happy that i've stuck with it so far. (hey, any resolution that i keep for more than 10 days is good so to have kept it for 15 months is just awesome.) books about religion are especially interesting to me even if i don't personally agree with what they say.... books about historical events. and for fun, "fluff" as my husband calls them... any type of fiction that can be read in a few hours and just tell a story without making you think too much. by the time the day is over, i don't have very many brain cells left to think with... ;-)

Favorite Movies

shooter, smoking aces (it's a bit out there but was fun to watch), hot fuzz (another in the 'bit out there' category), i like movies with action. war stories are a big hit. anything with eye-candy. if i'm going to invest 2+ hours of my life to sitting down and watching a movie, it's gotta have eye-candy!

Favorite Crafts

cross-stitching, writing, drawing and painting, journaling, some bead work... thanks to the encouragement of several wonderful people here on swap-bot, i have tried to make atcs. they are getting better... and i figure if i practice enough, they'll get even better. and thanks to dana for convincing me to make a scrapbook. i am now hooked thank you very much. ;-) i have decided that i probably shouldn't undertake anymore hobbies right now because i'm running out of time in the day.

i'm still trying to work out exactly what an inchie is and zentangles. they look really interesting; i just haven't tried to make one yet.

Things I like

angels, fairies, butterflies, dragons, wizards, coffee, tea, chocolate (white and milk... I'm not fond of dark chocolate at all) ,magnets, writing paper, notecards, journals, pens, postcards, quotes, interesting facts, bookmarks, altered matchboxes, altered pill bottles (i never knew you could do that until a friend sent me one), handmade items, stickers, anything that smells like vanilla or cinnamon, candles, crossword puzzles, sudoku (i am addicted!), all colors of the rainbow (although if i had to pick a favorite, i'd say purple and any shade of blue)... the list goes on & on. if you aren't sure about something, just ask.

i like to relax with a good book. i enjoy creating things. i like to see things other people have made. i enjoy writing letters (a lot of my swaps are in that theme). i like meeting new people and learning new things. i enjoy a lot of things. i don't offend easily. pretty much anything goes.


Artistic rated for Let's Make an Exquisite Corpse! on Jul 2, 2010
Comment: I'll be happy to change the rating if/when the swap ever arrives.
graymojocat rated for Celebrating Poetry on Jun 13, 2010
moxsapphir rated for Celebrating Poetry on May 18, 2010
Comment: I will be happy to reevaluate if I ever receive this swap.
greengirl rated for US Only Journal W/a Twist 7 on Oct 14, 2009
Comment: Marie-- I didn't receive the swap but I saw your profile and I know you did send it--it just got lost in the mail. I do understand. I hope you are doing better and things are settling down. Best Wishes!
Artistic rated for This Summer I Will Write ... on Jul 19, 2009
Comment: You have two good (and achievable) goals.
Artistic rated for My Writing Ritual Is... on Jul 19, 2009
Comment: Hi Marie: Thanks for your note about your ritual.
junemoon rated for This Summer I Will Write ... on Jul 18, 2009
Comment: Very reasonable and do-able -- good luck
joinokc rated for 2009 Reading Log #1 on Apr 29, 2009
Comment: I've read The 13th Tale, too, and also really enjoyed it. Thanks for the list -- it has some interesting stuff on it.
myrrhmaid rated for A Contract to Write #2 on Apr 13, 2009
Comment: Keep your goals in view so you can achieve them as you wish to! Enjoy! Have fun! oxo Laura
Comment: Thanks!
apartmentcatEtsy rated for Story Starters on Feb 24, 2009
Comment: Your story was great! It left me wanting to find out more, which is what great stories are all about, I guess! Thanks for the extra story starters too.
junemoon rated for Story Starters on Feb 20, 2009
Comment: This is the longest and best writing you've sent me. I like it and feel like it's actually a whole short story. Do you feel there's more? Thanks for the many extra starter ideas also. Strangely my other partner also had a "police" scene though, of course, quite different.
tireddfgames21 rated for Thought Provoking Journal #2 on Feb 9, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the journal i cant wait to read it and I love the extra goodies you sent.
songrighter714 rated for About You Journal Swap (Int) on Feb 7, 2009
Comment: Excellent good!
jeanland rated for 2008 Reading Log #4 on Jan 13, 2009
Comment: Thanks for your list, there are some good looking books on there! :)
gatorsmom rated for US Only Journal W/A Twist 4 on Dec 8, 2008
Comment: Thank you for the journal and all the goodies, too! They will certainly all be used!
Response: :-)
lace rated for Journal W/A Twist 4 on Nov 12, 2008
Comment: sorry about confusion i finally got the journal thanks thanks for the lovely journal and embellishments!
Response: re-send is in the works if the package isn't at my post office or doesn't arrive at its intended location.
ellie1200 rated for Thought provoking Journal on Nov 4, 2008
Comment: Beautiful journal! I'm excited to read it.....when I have a little quiet time. :o)
MAM rated for PEOPLE WATCHING 102 on Sep 21, 2008
kizmet rated for September Birthday on Sep 10, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much for your package Marie! I know it's not that easy to shop for men but my boyfriend was thrilled to get something in the mail and he loves both movies and chocolate so..it was just perfect! Thanks!

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Artistic on Mar 20, 2009:

Two new writing swaps have been posted in the Write Now! group. Come play!

florian on Dec 30, 2008:

thank you so much for the coffee and notecards you sent me for the YGM

rengawk on Dec 29, 2008:

Heyee there thanks for the sweet gift for YGM that arrived just in time for the holidays! I made sure to post on the YGM forums too! ^^

Kimbeewa on Dec 29, 2008:

Thanks for the fun papers for my YGM win!!

thatzghetto on Dec 22, 2008:

Thank you for the cool moleskin journal for YGM. I've always wanted to know what they were, plus I'm a journal addict. :)

Amberly on Dec 18, 2008:

Thank you for the YGM package-I love the notecards and the unique tea bags! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and good new year as well:)

Canariangal78 on Oct 30, 2008:

Totally agree about Nickelback lead singer's voice!

tricia561 on Sep 27, 2008:

Thank you for my nice YGM package. That is my favorite type of hot chocolate!


Chanel on Sep 24, 2008:

Thank you for the embroidery floss for YGM. I can definately use it. :)

Gayle on Sep 23, 2008:

Thank you so much for the great YGM package! Love everything!


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