Date Joined: February 25, 2011
Last Online: May 18, 2013
Birthday: June 13
after having many yo yo like thoughts, I have decided not to leave after all.
Hello Friends...My name is Dar. I am a fun-loving and very caring person. People either like me or they don't I am happily married to my beautiful wife Abby, we live in Central Canada with our 8 years old Lhasa Poo named Whisky. We love road trips...last year we drove out to Western Canada, through the Rocky's and down to WA USA, and stayed in California for 3 weeks. We were gone for a total of 6 weeks. We also got to see the Avenue of the Giant Redwoods. Wow!!!
The year at the end of August, we are going to Salt Lake City, Utah and then off to Vegas, and Grand Canyon....I can hardly wait. We are taking our trailer, and were also going to go on our very first camping weekend the first week of June, we are going to a place called Killarney Provincial Park.I am soooo excited, I LOVE Road trips!
We were recently caregivers to a wonderful man named Alan. This guy was like a brother to us; we even all had magic birthday dates. His Birthday was January 13, my birthday is June 13 and Abby's birthday is July 13...amazing, huh? He had terminal kidney cancer. We were all very good friends with him. He saw that we all got along so well that he decided he wanted to buy a house, for us all to live in together. He always wanted to own his own home. So we all went house shopping together and we bought one.
We all moved into the house together, and three days after we moved in Alan had to go and have a kidney removed. As time went on, he got sicker and sicker. He passed away on the day of his 56th birthday, btw, he was born in 1956. so we have this interesting number thing going on.
My favorite story to share regarding Alan is one day before he was really sick we were out for a drive somewhere. He was gazing out the window up at the sky, and he mumbled "Sun dog" I said, a what? He said, a Sun Dog. He explained to us what a sun dog is, which is a piece of rainbow that appears between a cloud and the sun. They are amazing things to see! And Alan told us that they were one of his favorite things, too! (Google Sun Dog if you don't know what they are) And when you see them they jump right out at you. At least they do for me.
From time to time If I am having a really bad day or sometimes even by coincidence, I will see a sun dog, and that for me is as good as a hug from Alan, or him letting us know he is still watching over us. In fact, on the day of the anniversary of his death, Abby and I decided we would celebrate his life, and go to the movies to see the Hobbit. We knew he would have approved because he LOVED the Lord of the Rings series and he also LOVED the 3D effect movies.
Well we went out for the afternoon Matinee, and when we came out of the theatre and wow, what did we see? We saw one of the most incredible Sun dogs we EVER saw! It was just like as though Alan were right there with us! It was so incredible!
Abby and I met in 2005, and we got married in 2007. We have been attached to the hips ever since! We had a lovely church wedding where our dogs (we had 2 of them at the time) were our ring bears! They really did carry the rings! lol It was cute and fun! A lovely day.
Abby is a very special woman! She is transgender female. She has even had her surgery. She was born male but she has legally been female since about 2000. So, this we are in a same sex marriage...and very happy together. If there is anyone who reads this who has any questions on the topic whether they know someone who has transitioned, or thinking about it themselves please feel free to ask questions, or even if you'd just like to correspond that would be cool, too.
If you are still reading this here are some things that I love....
-One on One's (1:1's) - ATCs (I am an avid ATC maker and collector) - Ephemera - die cuts and hole punch cuts - rubber stamp images - sparkly gel pens - betty boop - clock ATCs - hot air balloon ATCs - unusual brads - unusual stickers - rubber stamps - new techniques - silver earrings - charms - recipes - letters - address labels
I live in Canada, so there are some strict border crossing rules that you must be weary of regarding food items, so it is best to just not send food of any kind period. Also you must know and understand that since I do live in Canada, that sometimes mail arrivals and departures are hit and miss. I have had some things go missing to and from so please give ample time for your things to arrive, and for you to receive what I send you, especially around Christmas time.
You may have seen my profile recently where I had made a hasty decision to leave this site permanently because I was just so tired of people judging people regarding ratings. I was rated a 3 because I was supposed to send 2 ATCs and I missed sending the 2nd ATC, I was contacted, but got so busy with my intense 8 week accounting course during my Medical Office Assistant Program in school that I didn't even realize I didn't respond back to my partner. I did end up sending it, but she is bound and bent that I deserve the 3 for "throwing her under the bus" as she put it. I sent her an ATC and a lovely packet of die cuts and punch outs and she replied by asking me if I wanted her to send them back to me, or to pay it forward. If you look at my track record, you will see that I am pretty much a great swapper! So, there is my explanation for the 3.
My promise to you is that I will not sign up for any thing that I don't think I can handle. Nor will I sign up for too many at a time. My schooling is done in about 5 weeks, so my most stressful study times are pretty much over with.
Please notify me if you did not receive anything that I owe you so we can negotiate a make up, and I promise I will reply as quickly as I can.
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