Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2018 4:51 am


Date Joined: June 8, 2018
Last Online: June 17, 2018
Birthday: July 24
Country: United States

About Me

I'm 46 for a bit longer. I like many types of art, and have gone through phases in life, always creating. Some phases I've been through: cross stitch, knitting, crochet, quilting, mod podge madness, painting with acrylics, sketching, zentangles, inchies (my new budding fave), stamping and card making, and then I'm always a writer. There have been more, no doubt, but who can remember it all?

If I am sending you a postcard or notecard, the colorful side? I painted that. I like painting. I am not good at painting, so don't worry about finding a picture in there, but I like mixing pretty colors in pretty ways.

I'm fanatically obsessed with the color green, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, dogs, songbirds, Harry Potter (Ravenclaw), and mainly, the color green. My daughter can't wait to move out cuz "I'm sick of living in a lime!" Newest obsession: squares. Don't ask me. Love 'em.

Other things I like, in no particular order: abstract paintings, Supernatural (the show), all things Irish, travel, having all adult children!!!!, being on my OWN for the first time in my LIFE, photography (but the kind with the $200 camera, not the $1500 camera--or my iPhone 7+), etc.

As for who I am - I am ultra liberal, atheist which means I love people very much and appreciate life now cuz I believe it's all I've got and I don't hate religious people who don't hate others. I have a kid who's gay, all 3 of my kids are mixed race (white/black), I had 4 grandkids, but one died of SIDS at age 4 months and 5 days.

I'm from Minnesota born and raised, and plan to start a life of travel in about a year, because I've hardly been anywhere. I had my first kid at 17, so now at 46, I'm "free" for the first time in my entire life. Not married, kids grown and heading out. I'm in a stage where I am seeking ME. Part of that is I've started painting. And the travel thing.

I mostly stay at home, am now medicated and recovered more or less from agoraphobia, but I'm still a homebody, so the travel thing will be WAY out of my comfort zone, and yet, everything I've ever wanted.

Grandkids are the very reason for having kids. They are so awesome!!!

My dad died 3 years ago, and I still miss him every single day of my life, and my ex (children's father) died 2 years ago, and I miss him more and more. I thought time was supposed to heal! I'm patient...

I love history. I am and have always been a writer. I think people and their stories are super interesting, and when I do travel, I plan to collect as many people's stories as possible. I'd love for you to tell me your story!

I'm newly into these things like ATC and inchies. So cool.

Favorite Music

I mostly listen to books and NPR, but in the last couple years, Pandora and I have been working out my fave music. So here's some of my fave artists: Maroon 5 Mumford & Sons The Fray Of Monsters & Men The Lumineers The Arctic Monkeys The Script Twenty One Pilots Awol Nation

So that, whatever that is called.

Favorite Books

I wrote what's below and decided it's a bit of a cheat. Of course I don't have one fave book. But I do quite like Les Miserables. And King's Dark Tower series. And then below are my authors.

I'm not entirely certain there is enough room. I read more than 200 books annually, but I definitely have a list of favorite authors, which includes, first and foremost, Stephen King. Then in no particular order:

JK Rowling Amy Tan Louise Erdrich (home grown) Bryce Courtenay Charles Dickens Anne Rice Alexander McCall Smith Zadie Smith Brandon Sanderson Ursula Leguin Joe Hill Owen King Margaret Atwood (long before the Hulu show came out) Gregory Maguire William Kent Krueger (home grown) NK Jemisin Charlaine Harris (guilty pleasure) Diana Gabaldon GRR Martin JRR Tolkein Octavia Butler Ian McEwan David McCullough Dominic Murray (a friend!) Sherman Alexie (separate from recent events) Tony Hillerman Margaret Cole John D. McDonald Lemony Snicket Walter Mosley

Okay, there are so many more. But you get the idea. I like books.

Favorite Movies

This is easier. [li] Tombstone (the only Western on the list cuz - not a fan of Westerns - but the Wyatt Earp/ Doc Holliday relationship in this gets me every time) Harry Potter movies Meet the Parents Schindler's List Dead Again Fallen Lord of the Rings Trilogy Star Trek movies [/li] I don't watch a lot of movies. But this is a selection of ones I have liked.

Favorite Television

Oh, now this could be awhile. Okay.

1: The West Wing

Also #1: BBC's Sherlock Also #1: Doctor Who

And #2: All Law & Orders

And in no particular order: Grey's Anatomy ER Buffy Castle Criminal Minds Being Human (UK) LA Law How I Met Your Mother Big Bang Theory Young Sheldon Modern Family Blackish

Okay I'll come back. I'm not in the mood.

Places I Plan to Travel

St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; Portland, ME; Maybe the Grand Canyon, but scared... Ireland; England; Scotland; Wales; France; Germany; Spain; Portugal; Thailand;


Comment: Wow that a lot of green candy!
Ganjaprincess rated for Digital Whimsy Jar #1 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Oh my god i adore you!!! i love this board so much thank you so much for all the time you took to make it!! its an understatement to say i love it lol and i know orange peels are heavenly thanks again!!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I had so much fun with this. I wish there was s job like this haha!
Comment: Loved your board thanks for joining my swap!!
Response: It was fun to do. Thanks for the rating!!
Jjean rated for Sweet Tooth Candy Pinterest board on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: How fun...enjoyed your "green" sweets..... Sorry, had to come back, my phone did not get the "check" checked..... :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and now you know my greatest obsession - green!! This was a yummy swap!

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Ramya on Jun 16, 2018:

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