I pledge to other swap-bot members to:
Rate all swaps, rate fairly, and contact partners if possible before rating a three or a one.
Try to send every swap on time, but to contact partners if something keeps me from doing that.
Try to leave a message on all ratings to state what I received and what I was happy with, even if its just a thankyou, and will try to respond to all rating comments left on my page.
I will rate based on effort and swap-requirement accuracy. Extras are fun, but won't add or detract from a rating. The swap earns the rating.
I hope my partners will do the same! These guidelines come from the above Swap-bot pledge. PLEASE contact me if you will be sending late and need more time so I know what's going on. And contact me if you have not received your swap as well.
Also, I try to put effort into the packaging as well when I can. It's just more fun to receive a decorated package or envie! :) I reuse my packaging, too, so sometimes it's not exactly pretty... but it's interesting. I hope you don't mind. And... keep scissors nearby. I do love me some packing tape.
"Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star..." ee cummings
Always be a little kinder than necessary. JM Barrie
I have been married 27 years, with 4 kids, and a son-in-law, too! (and now a granddaughter, woo-hoo!) We are Christian. I do not hide my faith, but I also will not try to convince you that your beliefs are wrong.
Puddles make me smile, especially if I am wearing my rainboots. I will go out of my way to hit them.
Treehouses rock. :)
I like leaves, weeds, acorns... stuff that grows on its own is more likely to survive in my yard than anything I have to shower with care.
Dandelions and Queen Anne's Lace are the most beautiful flowers ever!
I love it when people send something they have made, or something just fun and unusual. Enjoy making it, and I will enjoy receiving it!
I am trying to learn Japanese and would love any kind of Japanese books (or cds or dvds). I am specifically looking for children's books, but really ANYTHING. :)
I LOVE books, new or used or really really old... I have great respect for them. Ironically, I also love cutting carefully chosen books up to make things out of them. Used bookstores are lovely little spots of quiet excitement.
I love classic literature (especially children's literature!) and mysteries most of all. Sherlock Holmes! :) And girlie sappy books, and Christian fiction, and...And poetry... ee cummings is my favorite! (I enjoy writing poetry as well)
I have always enjoyed fairy tales, the lyrical language and the images, but mostly I really love the etchings and paintings and whatever other form of illustration included. Any fairy tale... but I like the less gruesome tales best. the tender ones are my favorites, like the Oscar Wilde stories, or some Hans Christian Anderson...
I love comic books, too!... the old funny ones, anything from Hot Stuff and Richie Rich to Archie or Snoopy or Underdog...
...and especially Calvin and Hobbes!!
(I always hope for some more gently loved Calvin and Hobbes books... I use the cartoons on outgoing mail, and I often give the books to people...sometimes people find them SUPER cheap. If you do, I'd love to swap for it!!)
I am always wanting more Calvin and Hobbes books, old damaged ones, even, to make into envelopes, etc... but I am specifically looking for "Book 1: Thereby Hangs A Tale", "Book 2: One Day The Wind Will Change", and "Book 3: In The Shadow Of The Night" to add to my personal collection... if you happen to have one of these (extra!) maybe we can come up with a swap??
I like a lot of current indie music, and I enjoy LOTS of different styles from bluegrass to pop to celtic...surprise me! I like trying out what other people enjoy, and hearing bands that are new to me. Send me your favorites!
I like all kinds of stuff! Just love getting mail. (not bills. Send me no bills, please. If you send me your bills, I will be bummed. Seriously bummed. Although I do use the patterned security envelope paper and they would not bum me out. :)
Stuff you probably can't make, but I love anyway:
* old clothing patterns... you know, the tissue stuff you cut up to make a dress or whatever
* bright colorful children's book pages or vintage children's book pages, Calvin and Hobbes pages...
* maps and sheet music, too! Always.
* music boxes. I don't currently have one
scents: cinnamon, cloves, honeysuckle
white, green, or herbal fruity flavors. I loved the perfectly pear that celestial had but can;'t find it around here! :( Traders Joe's white tea with pomegranate is my favorite. I like pretty loose teas as well as bagged teas.
colors: ALL, in combination, but esp that 70s kind of olivey green. Other favs: deep dark vivid pink, lime green, orange (these first 4 even all together!)brick red, mustard/gold yellow...
I have an extraordinarily furry dog and cats. I try to be careful, but this is part of my life. Please do not swap with me if this is an issue.
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. -Thomas Edison
Do that which you fear to do, and the fear will die. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. Leo Buscaglia
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. e e cummings
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. Victor Borge
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. e e cummings
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. Leo Buscaglia
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