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arcticmermaid

arcticmermaid
Date Joined: April 1, 2008
Last Online: June 17, 2013
Birthday: May 19
Country: United States

UPDATE

I have made up as many 1s as I can. Some people are have not responded to my requests for and address or said they don't want the swap anymore. I think I hv left messages for everyone. If you know of someone I hv missed, please let me know. Again thank you for your understanding. My score is slowly improving.

I hv bn gone for a while again with a 2nd back surgery and a crazy work sked. I am back and am making apologies to those I flaked on. Also making good on the trades. I hv signed up for a bunch of trades and hope to be back in everyone's good graces. To those of you who hv let me join you - Thank you, thank you, thank you! Peg 4/13/13

I hv returned from the world of back pain. It has been a rough 18 mos, but I finally had back surgery. We had to try everything else first: drugs, different drugs, physical therapy, pain management, and combinations of all of the above.

Apologies to everyone I left hanging. I'm making up my missed swaps and will be begging hosts to be understanding. Hope to see you swaps soon. Peg 3/15/10

About Me

I live in Fairbanks, Alaska, have 2 grown children, and 2 not-so-grown daschunds. I am lucky enough to have a son-in-law that I could not love more if he were mine. I have a large circle of long-time friends who continue to be a blessing to me everyday.

I enjoy traveling, especially to historic places. Beaches, too, have their own allure.

Reading is a passion that takes me places - both through time and space.

Favorite Books

My all time favorite series is the Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davis. Our hero is a private eye in ancient Rome. The books are hilarious and informative. A wonderful read - and re-read! I enjoy the mystery genre, especially the historical ones.

I must confess that JRR Tolkein has never rung my bell, despite years of almost constant lobbying by my college roommate. She tried to suck me in with THE HOBBIT but I continue to resist. Needless to say the RING trilogy is completely lost on me. We still remain friends despite this obvious failing on my part.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE ILIAD, THE ODESSEY - these are books I re-read periodically.

I enjoy a variety of non-fiction, too. One of my favorites is LONGITUDE by Dava Sobel. Again, my love of history raises its shaggy head. I recently read IN COLD BLOOD. I had put off reading it for years due to the subject matter. Imagine my surprise when I found it to be a beautiful book. Love all of Jane Austen.

Favorite Movies

A pet peeve is movies that butcher wonderful books. I know cinema is a different medium. Sometimes one does not translate well to the the other. I think TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is an exception. Love both the movie and the book. Enjoy the art of cinema. Like the Hitchcock films. THE USUAL SUSPECTS, SOME LIKE IT HOT - great! I still miss Marilyn Monroe. Have watched the A&E production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE dozens of times. Large chunks of the dialogue are plucked out directly from the book. Hard to see how you can do justice to Jane Austen in under 5 hours!!

Odds and Ends

I have a mermaid collection that has taken on a life of its own. I have pictures, ormnaments, mirrors, statues, mercats, mermen, merhorses - all things "mer".

Prefer tea (bags and loose) to coffee but drink coffee to wake up.

Don't care for sci-fi but love the art often associated with it.

Have waaaaay too much scrapbooking material - but love every scrap of it!

Crazy about my dogs.

About Christmas...

I am a total NUT when it comes to decorating for Christmas. I usually have about 5 theme trees and then any thing else that comes to hand. Some of my themes: Uncle Sam, Mexico, underwater(on an upsidedown tree), single colored trees, peacocks, Mardi Gras, angels, Victorian, Toys, ice/frost, Santa Claus. In addition to ornaments, I use flowers, stuffed animals - anything that will go w/my theme. I'm always looking for new themes.

Ratings

Lorenmarie77 rated for Fast 10 PC Swap #2 USA ONLY on Jan 21, 2014
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate, thank you for the swap!
Jadelynn rated for 10 Used Postage Stamps Swap # 21 on Oct 3, 2013
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Comment: Never received anything.
mssarah01 rated for Quick Local Postcard Swap on Aug 24, 2013
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Comment: I sent a message but got nothing back, message me and we can talk about this.
London13 rated for Egyptian ATC on Jul 5, 2013
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Comment: I will re-rate if I receive something.
hellakitteh rated for Offbeat Postcard Swap #7 USA on Jun 26, 2013
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Comment: Wow, 22 hours of sunlight?! Thank you for the awesome postcard and the unique facts about where you live! :)
FieryMon rated for Postage Stamp ATC on Jun 24, 2013
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Comment: Lovely card. Thank you. :)
bluehairedmary rated for Offbeat Postcard Swap #7 USA on Jun 22, 2013
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Comment: Interesting pc! Thanks so much!
chickenlil7000 rated for Quick Local Postcard Swap on Jun 22, 2013
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Comment: Cabbages and Kings....!! Loved it...brought back some serious Alice in Wonderland memories.
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Comment: thank you. I loved everything in it. awesome job.
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Comment: Thanks for the list, though it's mysteriously lacking a magic carpet... ;)
HannahA91 rated for Hello! I`m from.. Round#4 on Jun 17, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package...it arrived this morning! I agree that the Eskimo Ice Cream sounds rather unusual...I don't think I would dare try it! The postcards were fascinating too...I don't usually get postcards from places colder than the UK! It looks like a stunning place to live!
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Comment: Thanks for the list!
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Comment: thank you for your great list
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Comment: Great list. Thanks for sharing.
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Comment: Thank you for your answers!
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magicinker rated for 50 state ATC swap on Jun 13, 2013
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Comment: I love Alaska - Thanks for the artsy ATC and newsey note !!
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Comment: I love this card. A friend and I have always dreamed of moving to Alaska for that very reason - an odd good is better than none at all! (At least, IMHO) I'll have to share the card with her :-)
Response: Don't say you weren't warned... (hee-hee)

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Comments

christy102194 on Jun 8, 2013:

Thanks so much for doing the RAK for my parents' anniversary!(: The polar bear smooches are awesome-we all had some lol(: Mom was pleasantly surprised to find this in the mail. Thank you a ton! Thought I would decorate your profile as a thanks :D

BevT on Apr 28, 2013:

Thanks for joining my swap "May ATC" - NAME THAT MONTH!

BevT on Apr 28, 2013:

WELCOME BACK!! Glad to have you back.... Beverly

Chelle on Jul 2, 2010:

Hi there,

I left you a message Jun 12 asking if you've received a swap package I'd sent to you. I noticed you haven't read the message so I hope you are okay. Anyway, when you are back, please let me know if you've received it.

Thank you!

raven on Mar 28, 2009:

I am so sorry to have to ban you from the Monthly ATC Swappers group but your ratings have fallen to low as group rules states for you to be a member..If you bring your ratings back up you may be allowed back in the group...Thanks and best of luck

MissThundercat on Oct 27, 2008:

hi! i've noticed you have been absent in a while and i hope all is ok? i sent you the vellum ATC a long while ago. i hope you got them safely. take care! i hope you'll be able to join in swapbot soon again. and that the reason of being absent is nothing too serious. xoxox

raven on Jul 26, 2008:

welcome

Thank you for joining the Monthly ATC Swappers Group...Once this group really gets started I just know that we will all have lots of fun here...

raven on Jun 22, 2008:

Thank you for joining my Newspaper ATC swap..I hope you have fun ...

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