I'm a 36 year old happily married woman with a beautiful 16 month old daughter. I am a licensed clinical social worker and I'm in the process of opening a private practice. Currently, I stay at home with my daughter, as she was born with a cleft palate (not the lip, just the palate) and had some issues with breathing and reflux until her surgery in March of this year. Things I like: handmade cards
anything having to do with cats
hot chocolate mixes
small coin purses
chinese and japanese crafts
miniature tea sets
anything vintage. I have a huge cache of vintage magazines that I've collected over time.
I like all kinds of music. I'm pretty much eclectic in that sense. I LOVE classical music (Bach being my favorite composer), 80's music (I grew up in that era and the music makes me nostalgic for my childhood), a little hip-hop, and a lot fo sappy romantic Spanish music. I'm Colombian, so I grew up listening to sappy romantic Spanish music at home. lol
II'm a HUGE reader. My parents instilled in me a love of books from a very young age. I mostly read non-fiction and I'm VERY picky about the fiction I read. I love reading memoirs, biographies, history (particularly ancient Roman history), psychology (not self-help, just theory), psychoanalysis, books about other cultures, travel memoirs, the occult, true crime, and I love reading about animals, as well.
I like foreign films a lot. I also like horror, thriller, and drama. One of my favorite movies is "Training Day" as well as "Vanilla Sky". I loved "Hotel Rwanda", "Lovers", "Pan's Labyrinth", "The Last King of Scotland", "The Orphanage", "Rosemary's Baby", "Un Chien Andalou", "Farewell My Concubine", "Raise the Red Lantern", "The Child I Never Was"
Anything having to do with forensics. I love "Forensic Files", "Criminal Minds", "Law and Order" both Criminal Intent and SVU, "CSI: Miami (that's a guilty pleasure), ""The Investigators", "The First 48". I also like to watch "Ghost Whisperer", "Paranormal State", "Hoarders", and "Intervention". Lately, I've gotten into watching "The Ghost Whisperer" and I'm hooked. It's not my type of show, but I find it very sweet and touching.
I crochet and consider myself and advanced beginner. lol I also have this little gadget that my friend got me in Japan called a Hana ami flower loom and want to start working with it. I also have some knifty knitter looms that I'd love to start working with, but with a 16 month old, I'm even having trouble writing this profile because she wants my attention CONSTANTLY!!!! I also want to get into jewelry making.
I am Catholic and would love to swap any religious items such as rosaries, prayer cards, small statues, saint cards, Pope John Paul memorabilia, etc...... In other words, anything related to the Catholic religion. I am devoted to St. Therese of Liseux (aka The little flower). Anything with her image or anything related to her would be greatly appreciated and I will love you for life. =)Please know that I do not impose my religion or beliefs on anyone. This is just something I enjoy. I am VERY open-minded about other religions and respect everyone's beliefs. In fact, I would love to learn more about the Wiccan religion.
My husband and I are PASSIONATE about animals. We absolutely love and adore them. We donate to various animal welfare causes. I'm passionate about the rights of the mentally ill. I used to work as an individual therapist with the adult mentally ill and saw how stigmatized they were on a daily basis. I'm passionate about reading. MY GOSH, I can't live WITHOUT books in my home. In fact, my home is a disaster because of all the books, but it's hard for me to part with any of them. I'm passionate about the environment. My hubs and I are working hard in changes the things we do so we can protect the environment and don't get me started on the BP oil spill. It makes me want to throw up.
Well, swapping has become a hobby of sorts for me, aside from the fact that I've met some wonderful people here. Anyway, please, please, please if a swap doesn't arrive, PM me before rating me. One of my swaps got lost in the mail and my partner was extremely kind and PM'd me before rating me. I will be eternally grateful for that. I would hate to give a 1, however if I haven't received anything and you don't reply to my PM's, then I'll be forced to do this, as it's only fair.
I'm not a picky person but please no nuts or cheese products. I'm not allergic, I just can't stand nuts or cheese. Weird, I know! lol
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