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gagirl828

gagirl828
Date Joined: April 21, 2010
Last Online: March 25, 2020
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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About Me

I am looking to start swapping again so I'm going to explain my one and only 1 here. It was 5 years ago, on a swap I hosted. I was pregnant and having a lot of issues and so was my daughter. After she was born we were in and out of the hospital for nearly 2 years. I believe I tried to explain to my partner about the issues we were having but I never sent the swap. I can complete the swap now but she hasn't been active since May of last year and I have no way of contacting her.

Fast forward 4 years...my daughter will be 4 next month, I can't believe it's been so long already yet seems like only yesterday. So much has happened in my and our lives since then. I don't know how much or how often I will be swapping but I'm back after a long hiatus. Hope everyone has been well!

**** Another Update*** I found out today that I am having a girl!

UPDATE I found out on Friday the 10th of October that I am 8 weeks pregnant! HOORAY! After 19 years of trying everything from hormone therapy, surgery and home remedies I gave up. It finally has happened. I am excited and scared to death all at the same time. But, as excited and happy as I am, I am also sad. This is something I wanted to be able to share with my mom and nanny. My mother passed 14 years ago and my nanny lives 4 hours away. I know mama is watching over us, but still want her here. Anyway, enough of that before I start crying again. I just wanted to share my good news. So be warned, if you get me as a swap partner for letters or notes I will probably gush about the baby!

Wow, I didn't realize I have been part of this community for nearly 4 years now. I have met some great people here and have had a lot of fun swapping. I took a year or so off from it, and missed it. I am slowly going to start swapping again, right now some post card swaps. I have nearly all of the states and would like to finish my collection of them. If anyone wants to do private swaps for Georgia cards, please let me know. My choices are pretty limited as I live in a rural area and have to travel to get them. (1/25/14)

Taking time off from swapping. I started school in September, and just don't have the time right now. And I've not felt very creative in a long while either. If I have missed anything, please email me and let me know.

(update 8/20/2011) Name change, due to divorce. I'm back to my maiden name, so if you question it, there is a reason! YAY!!!!

After sending out post cards and putting things about my city on it, i decided to find the web site and post it here. it shows some of the historic places here, and tells about the chickens that roam the city if your interested.

UPDATE 9/9/10 out of bordom i thought i'd come in and update this. i just turned 31, got a new kitten named Abby, and got rid of the dogs. they were eating my house, literally. i think i do much better with cats. but i miss the girls. they were always happy to see me, the cats could care less as long as i feed them.

there isnt much to tell. i am up most nights and work all the time. i love to read, write and play video games, shop and just have fun. if there is something you would like to know please feel free to ask. i am 30 yrs old, i have no children unless you count my 4 legged ones. i have a cat, a ferret and two brindle weiner dogs. i have three tattoos. two are butterflies and one is a cross with a bluebird and vine for my mother. i lost her 10 years ago this summer.

Favorite Books

i read almost anything i can get my hands on. i love anne rice, patricia cornwell, laurell k hamilton, sherilynn kenyon, maggie shayne and so many others i cant name them all. i am really into vampire novels lately. but love anything paranormal that i can find and good romance novels. i also love the jd robb books. eve dallas is awesome!

if you have a suggestion on a book or series, i'd love to hear it. always looking for something good.

Likes

there isnt much i dont like. i collect eeyore, books, and love butterflies. i aslo collect porcelain dolls. oh and i have an ink pen fetish. lol i tend to walk off with good writing ink pens. i have a collection like you wouldnt believe. when i was a kid i loved strawberry shortcake (still do), gummi bears on tv, smurfs, snorks, fraggle rock, garfield and friends, flintstones and the jetsons.

i have a collection of coloring books, and colored pencils. i love find a words, and hidden pictures.

my favorite holiday is christmas. i love to make and give gifts, decorate and look at everyone elses lights. i have a village my mother and i started a few years before she passed. i try to add to it every year. have most of it on a shelf my husband built fot me that spans one wall and it's not all of it. lol i hunt for peices at thrift stores, discount stores and anywhere i can find them really. i love any kind of ornament, prefer handmade to store bought, but all are appreciated.

when i watch tv i watch a lot of food network. i'm always looking for something new and inexpensive to make. i like the original csi, law and order svu, cold case, forensic files, first 48, cops, ghost hunters, ghost adventures, the haunted, scariest places on earth, spongebob, fairly oddparents, king of the hill, family guy, america's funniest home videos to name a few.

favorite movies would be a christmas story, willy wonka and the chocolate factory, a corpse bride, nightmare before christmas, the associate, gone with the wind, steel magnolias, a lonestar state of mind, x men series, underworld series, georgia rule, hocus pocus, halloween by rob zombie, strangeland, labyrinth, legend, the goonies, rocky horror picture show, the princess bride, jewel of the nile, romancing the stone, the ringer, and so many more. i have a collection of dvds and vhs movies from every era and genre and all are my favorites. i'm looking for babes in toyland, the original that aired years ago. i found it on amazon but havent gotten around to ordering it. oh and high spirits with steve guttenburg and daryl hannah. i love that movie. havent ordered it either. (bought both of these!)

other stuff i like......tasteful tattoos (i currently have 3), gold earings/jewelry, my fat cat peanut butter, collecting recipes, reading books over and over till the cover and pages fall out, shopping in thrift stores and discount stores, popcorn, spending time with my family and friends, bowling, fishing (but i'm not touching a disgusting fish unless its dead), and writing. i absolutely love to sit and write letters, especially to other countries. i've had a pen pal in germany since i was in middle school. my ultimate goal is to go visit her one day.

I am also collecting post cards, atc's, smashed pennies, key chains,

Hobbies

i love to paint porcelain (ceramic) pieces. i do christmas ornaments, and figurines. i painted a family of faceless dolls, the ones that look like little amish people with bead heads. they are really pretty (under the dust LOL). i'm slowly working on decorating my spare bedroom/office/junk room. i decided to do it in fairy tale stuff. gnomes, dragons, fairies things of that nature. i've completed a few peices and have them put away until i get it cleaned out and shelves put up.

i want to learn how to crochet and do cross stitch. i've done the ones that had the pattern on the cloth and enjoyed it. i do a little amature sewing. i finished the top of a quilt that my great grandmother had started for me, but it got ruined before i could finish getting it together. she also used to do tatting. that is an art that is way beyond me. i have fat little fingers and it's such dainty work.

i also want to learn to draw and paint canvases. i can see what i want to get out, i just dont have the talent or skills to get it on paper. i can do some things, like vines that turn out fantastic in my opinion.

what are atc's? i've seen it all over the place here but dont really understand what they are. if someone can drop me one in a swap, i'd like to learn how to make those as well.

If....

If i cant find something on your profile to add as an extra or something that you like that was going with the swap such as the ornament swap i'm in, i hope you wont mind if i pick and choose what to send. i try to make it a point to do things that you will like but sometimes it can be difficult. and i'm still learning so bear with me.

also if you dont get my swap please let me know. i'll resend as soon as i can.

Collecting

I'm enjoying post cards and atc's. i'm slowly filling up a picture album with state cards. There are some that I'm missing, so if anyone wants to send them my way, please do. I need Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Vermont. (going over my cards again to see which ones I've gotten recently, so will be updating this list. I only a few more states to complete the set)

I also love ones from around the world. I'm not particular as to the kind, other than no ad-cards. I like something unique from your area or state.

Flaked on by...

@renelouisedesigns for us christmas ornament in july (july 2010) @butterfly35124 for i love surprises in my mail box (july 2010) @rsantia3 for fall coloring (september 2010) @madsmom99731 for 2010 christmas card usa swap (december 2010) @pirateriot for christmas card exchange 2010 (december 2010) @grrlbehindthestache for quick national post card week (april 2011) @poohbear1183 for usa penpal letter and stickers (august 2011) @saskwoman for really simple penpal swap #2 (september 2011) @weeprain for more postcard mail please (february 2012) @sojealous for obsess over a celebrity (april 2012) @motherlovebarb for snail mail penpal #2 (april 2012) @wenwen680531 for 5 erasers and 5 pencils (april 2012)

i was angeled for a few, at least for the ones i let the coordinator know about, i am sure i forgot about a couple. it's why i took the last 2 nights at work and went thru each swap, wrote them down, and checked my own ratings. if you never recieved from me, please let me know, i've not had anything but 5"s but that doesnt mean we don't forget about some things.

Ratings

MadamMim rated for Recipe Swap #1 on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice recipes! I love the vegetable soup and I am going to cook it today, so I will try your recipe for it. Thank you for the tips and recipe cards as well! :)
AnnaL rated for Anything goes~BUTTERFLIES! on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Chanda for all the wonderful butterfly items, I love everything you sent. Looking forward on using some of it tonight & this weekend. Sending you a private message. Have a wonderful weekend, AnnaL.
Autist rated for Blind Date With A Book on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the blind date!! We dated awhile back, but I think I will give it another go. Thanks so much! Cheers.
MuggleMom rated for Book Suggestion #1 on Mar 3, 2020
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Comment: Loved your note and recommendations! On your list, I've read: Dumpling, The Graveyard Book, The Secret Garden, and The Help. I'll research your list but the ones you gave insight on "The Child Thief" sounds good because I just read PP for the first time last month. Your husband selection sits on my bookshelf but I think I read only half of it many years ago...I didn't finish because I was working too much. I will pick it up and start again! xx
churlann rated for Christmas Greeting Card to Postcard on Jan 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty card. I live about an hour from El Paso Texas so the southern part of the state. I love most postcards especially cats.
fabiana962828 rated for Christmas Candy Recipe on Dec 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. I like very much I Will make Cheers
cmalaina rated for A Note for You # 27 on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies and now that is a great quote :)
MallowCat rated for Cookie Recipe Swap! on Dec 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the recipe and the kind letter! I love swapping recipes and I've come up with modifications for a few in order to use stevia powder instead of sugar (or half sugar and half stevia) so I'd love to get in contact at a later point to swap ideas back and forth :) Have a wonderful holiday and new year!
Response: You are welcome to write anytime!
catlingmex rated for Random Questions #2 ! on Dec 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your thoughtful answers!
PumpkinQueen rated for Pen pals and coloring on Dec 12, 2019
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debbiespoms rated for Christmas Candy Recipe on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the Christmas candy recipes. Love sound of them! Except I will have to leave out the pecans for the Christmas Crack. I'm allergic to nuts. Happy Christmas!
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Comment: loved the paper. thank you for sharing your favorite things. have a happy holiday season
faeriemail rated for Share Your Mental Health Story on Dec 4, 2019
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Comment: Please read through swap requirements more carefully next time.
Response: I do apologize for not adding in the beginning that it might be a trigger. I got caught up in the telling and didn't realize how my life could affect another. Again I'm very sorry for any issues it has caused you.
MiekeC rated for CPG 2019 Flat Ornament - Global on Nov 30, 2019
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Comment: What a beautiful Christmas ornament. I once embroidered a lot, but nowadays less. I think he is very beautiful. I give him a spot on my wall of fame.
bluecrayons rated for Random Questions #2 ! on Nov 29, 2019
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Comment: great getting to know you. that paper though, is so stinkin cute.
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Comment: First of all you sent so much amazing stationary and papers thank you so much! Secondly, I loved reading your letter and most definitely will write back! I look forward to penpaling!
skippysmom rated for Traveling Girls *edited* on Mar 21, 2015
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Comment: I think she lost interest in the swap.
Response: Never lost interest. I was pregnant and back and forth to the doctor each week, working and worrying over our health.
Steepandsleep rated for Christmas Card and A Tea Bag on Dec 15, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much! I loved the card, I can't wait to try the tea, and the gingerbread man stickers are adorable!! You made my day!!
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Comment: Thank you Chandra: The ornaments came in the mail today. I especially like the Christmas Tree. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: you are welcome and i am glad you liked them.

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Comments

skippysmom on Jan 29, 2015:

JBromeling on Jun 12, 2014:

THANK YOU so VERY MUCH for the absolutely AMAZING notecard RAK. It's arrival was very therapeutic for me. Your generosity and thoughtfulness is outstanding. Thanks again.

teli on Mar 9, 2014:

So...I'm reading your profile and freaking out a little bit by how much we have in common. O_o

Let's see: collects eeyore--check; likes a whole bunch of super cool 80s/90s cartoons--check; has a pen fetish--check...and the list continues.

Based on these facts I've deduced that you must be a cool person. Very cool. :)

rachelcdoyle on Sep 11, 2013:

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RyeRye on Sep 29, 2012:

Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 9, 2012:

Kitten hug!

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Sep 11, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

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