Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: June 19, 2013
Birthday: October 7
Country: United States
Update: May 30
Spending my time fighting an ailing computer. It seems to do its own thing. Kicks off without a moments notice. Then I lose everyting that I've been doing. So bear with me if I'm slow to rate.
Getting ready for summertime inside fun. The heat and I don't get along too well. So my plans are to watch every movie I have on VHS & DVD and embroidered. I have several things that need finishing. Then I can start a new project. I will also spend time in my apartment's community room working jigsaw puzzles. I have 2 puzzles with 2,000 pieces each. Wonder how long it will take to do them ? So that's about it for me this summer.
I'm a mother of 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren,2 teen-age girls and a 4 yr.old boy. They are my pride and joy. I volunteer at the local elementry school in the library.I love children and enjoy being around them. So many of the children where I volunteer are in need of a hug and words of encouragement. I gladly offer them. I teach Sunday School to the pre-K class. I believe in recycling I want to leave the planet in the best condition I can. I enjoy the outdoors. I now live in an apatment so my gardening has come to an end. I'm a bargain shopper. Saving money is a way of life and it is a fun hobby. I love to go to garge sales, thrift stores & flea markets. I love to travel. My goal is a trip to Alaska, a cruise trip would be awesome. I go to Florida at least 2 times a year to visit my grandson and oh don't forget my daughter and son-in-law. My son lives in The Lake of the Ozark, Missouri. I make a trip there often. It is a 4 hour drive for me. My other 2 daughters and families live close by. I am lucky to have my 90 yr old mother still living and fairly healthy. We talk everyday.
I enjoy country music. The songs by the Zac Brown Band are some of my favorite. I also like the oldies, 50's & 60's & ABBA Songs.
My favorite books are:
Gone With the Wind
I enjoy books by Debbie McComber ( read the whole Blossom Street Series & The Cedar Cove Series ) Susan Wiggs loved her Lakeshore Chronicles.Beverly Lewis and other authors that write about the Amish. Histoical fiction and Christian themed novels are high on my list.I also enjoy reading John Grisham & Nicholas Sparks.
I like reading Dr. Suess to the students when they come in the library. Harold & the Purple Crayon and When You Take a Mouse to School are fun.
I read every night before turning out the light.
Gone With the Wind
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Legally Blonde 1 & 2
Sweet Home Alabama
Sleepless in Seattle
When Harry Met Sally all movies with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
I also love Sandra Bullock Movies.
Cary Grant Movies
The Dick Van Dyke Show,
Everybody Loves Raymond,
and most recently Parenthood.
I don't watch alot of TV. Most things on are not worth wasting my time with.
Sewing, Scrapbooking, Card Making, Baking. My granddaughters love me to stop by with a surprise baked good. Most requested by them are a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake and Puppy Chow. My Grandson lives in Florida so he doesn't get the treats delivered to the door. I try to bake something when I'm down there visiting. I like to embroider. I never learned how to knit or crochet and not sure if I want to. I'm in charge of the costumes at my church. We put on The Live Nativty at Christmas and an Easter Production and various things in between. It is a huge responsibility but I enjoy it.
My favorite colors are red, yellow and blue. I love cats especaily white ones with blue eyes. Fall is my favorite season. The leaves are all in such a full display of color. I don't like Halloween, it is my least favorite holiday. Christmas being the holiday I like best. I say it can snow on Christmas Eve and stay on the ground until school starts back up. That way the kids can play out in it until their little hearts content. The first snow of the season is always so beautiful. But then bring on Spring. I guess I'm not big on the winter months.
I could wander around a book store or library forever. So many books So little time. I also get lost in the greeting card isle at the store. I want to read them all and then buy them.
As I wrote above "I love children''
I love to cook, bake, and EAT. I bake surprise treats for my family. Family gatherings are important to me. Playing games and lots of laughter.
Apples to Apples,
I like to go to Trivia Games in my community. It's a fun evening and a way to give to a good cause.
I LOVE : These are not in order of likes, just as they came to mind:
Norman Rockwell Paintings
Cards (store bought or hand made)
Chocolate YUM YUM YUM !!!!!!
Scented Candles ( vanilla ,cinnamon )
MY Grandson is into : Courious George & Spiderman
My Granddaughter is into: Hello Kitty,
I have joined a lot of postcard swaps since I came on swap-bot. I have recieved so many and they are all different. I had no idea what there was to offer out there. It had been years since I even bought a postcard. It's hard to say which ones I like best. I have some of state maps. So I think I want to collect all 50. Here is a list of the states I have:
1. Alabama ( 3 ) 2. Alaksa ( 3 ) 3. Arizona ( 4 ) 4. California ( 3 ) 5. Colorado 6. Connecticut 7. Delaware (2) 8. Florida ( 6 ) 9. Georgia ( 2 ) 10. Hawaii (2 ) 11.. Idaho ( 2 ) 12. Illinois ( 3 ) 13. Indiana ( 2 ) 14. Iowa 15. Kansas ( 2 ) 16. Kentucy ( 4 ) 17. Louisiana 18. Maine 19. Massachusetts ( 3 ) 20. Michigan ( 2 ) 21. Minnesota 22. Missouri ( 3 ) 23. Montana ( 3 ) 24. Nebraska ( 2 ) 25. Nevada 26. New Hampshire 27. New Jersey ( 2 ) 28. New Mexico ( 2 ) 29. New York ( 2 ) 30. North Carolina ( 2 ) 31. Ohio ( 3 ) 32. Oklahoma ( 3 ) 33. Oregon 34. Pennsylvania 35. South Carolina ( 2 ) 36. South Dakota 37. Tennessee ( 2 ) 38. Utah 39. Vermont ( 2 ) 40. Virginia 41. Washington 42. West Virginia ( 2 ) 43. Wisconsin ( 6 ) 44. Wyoming
I will give a star for any state map so I can collect them all.
I also like postcards with birds
I don't have the Illinois state bird, the Cardinal. I have one from Virginia with the Cardinal on it, that doesn't count or the other states with it on it. And again the first one that says Illinois state bird on it gets a star. I have PCs with the state birds of Nebraska, The Western Meadowlark and Texas, The Mockingbird.
I like to add to my bird collection. I want PCs with birds set in the wild (outdoors). Although I would gladly accept any with birds on them.
Things I dislike : These are not listed in order of dislikes. Just as I stated above, as they came to mind.
War related items
Tattos ( temporary or permanent ),
I don't wear a lot of make-up or jewerly or perfume
Foods I dislike :
Buffalo Hot Wings
I don't need any knick-knacks. I have limited space in my apartment. What I have sitting around has special meaning to me. I don't need things that collect a lot of dust as I really do not like dusting. Housework is not high on my to do list. I'd rather spend my time being creative, reading or just having fun.
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