Sedentary type (because I am large sized!), who is a TV addict and avid reader. I love writing, internet, movies. Love writing letters. Have kept a daily blog since 2000, with mirror entries on Blogspot since 2007.
Raised 5 children and have two granddaughters, born in 2008 and 2011. I sponsor several children around the world with Compassion International
Live with husband of 52 years (as of 6/17) and 2 dogs, who let us think we are in charge until they can develop opposable thumbs. We are all (humans and dogs) retired.
Walt saved for travel in our retirement and we have traveled a bit in the last few years. England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Russia, China, Istanbul, a cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, and Ukraine--good thing we went when we did because it may be awhile before that becomes a tourist destination again! I spent six wonderful weeks in Australia in 2003. I still want to take the inland passage to Alaska and a train ride across the Canadian Rockies.
Love seeing new places and meeting new people! I am pro-choice and support Marriage Equality, but have a good friend who is vehemently opposed to both and we are still friends, so I am polite to those with whom I disagree. Just don't try to convert me...and I won't try to convert you.
"The Mother Tongue" (Bill Bryson)
Any Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Harlan Coben, Vince Flynn, Patricia Cornwell (when she was good), David Baldacci, James Patterson (before he became a book-writing factory and the quality dipped way down)
Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series
I like biographies and autobiographies and really any good story.
Outlander, Stephen Colbert, Jeopardy, NCIS (and LA, NO), Criminal Minds, Madam Secretary, Scandal, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, Designated Survivor, Grey's Anatomy (and any good medical drama), Amazing Race, This is Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway Rizzoli & Isles and many of the Food Nework shows.
Shows I miss: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (though Trevor Noah is growing on me), The West Wing, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Breaking Bad, Northern Exposure, Picket Fences and so many others.
Because my latest swap includes food, recipes, etc, here is a list of some of my favorite foods
A beautiful comment borrowed from ( Kvwanderlost ) , which I am adding after a particularly nasty comment I received:
I am in Swap-Bot to have fun as I believe the majority of all you wonderful nice people are! So please don't write to me with attitude if I missed something or forgot something or overlooked something. I am very happy to make something up to you if I messed up but could you please be nice about it? Also if you didn't receive my swap could you please send me a message first instead of throwing out a 1? I always send my swaps and if you didn't receive it most likely it has been lost by the post office and I will always send a replacement if you will just let me know. Just send me a nice private message and it's done! Let's have fun folks, this isn't a place for powertrips or freakouts about something that is supposed to be a fun hobby.
Also, before getting angry about something sent "3 hours late," consider that there are personal things going on in other people's lives, and cut them a little slack.
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