Date Joined: March 14, 2016
Last Online: July 10, 2020
Birthday: October 1
Country: United States
PLEASE NOTE: I am in the San Francisco Bay Area and we were just mandated to "shelter in place" as of midnight tonight, Monday March 16th. This will last until at least April 7th. Honestly I'm kinda scared, I don't know how this will affect us financially and mental health-wise. I am currently signed up for a handful of swaps that have already assigned partners, I am going to try to figure out how to do the postage online and then put it out for the mailman...I assume he will still come(?) I normally go to the post office so I have to make this work. Please be patient with me if I am your partner. I promise to do my best.
Hello, my name is Kathy. I am a 49 year old married mother of two teens. We have a French bulldog named Chuck, a little snake named Roger, and two Gecko lizards...Janet and Lizzie. I enjoy my wonderful family!
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am an accountant and just started a new job after nearly twenty years at my previous workplace. Big changes!
My focus word for 2020 is Manifest.
My focus word for 2019 is COMMIT. I am committing to living healthier, getting out more, executing some of the plans I’ve had on the back burner for a while now, and to doing my best to improve my mental health (I get the blues really bad since I lost my mom a couple of years ago).
These are the things I love...
A: Autumn, my favorite season; address labels
B: Bullet Journaling; Brocante Home, a favorite blog; Bookmarks; the Beach;
C: Christmas, my favorite holiday; Crochet; Cheerful anything; My Cricut machine; Candles; chocolate (dark is my favorite, but I love it all); the word "COURAGE" (I would like anything with the word on it, as this is my focus word for 2018)
E: Elephants, my favorite animal; Envelopes
F: French Bulldogs; Flipbooks; Family
G: Genealogy; Gala Darling, a favorite blogger; Game of Thrones; Gudetama The Lazy Egg
H: my Happy Planner; Home Spa Time; Happy Mail; Handmade anything; (trips to) Hollywood; Hearts; Hot Cocoa; Halloween
I: Ink Pens, all kinds!
L: Letters in my Mailbox; Libra, my sign; Leopard Print; The Little Mermaid (Disney); Letter Sets
M: Mermaids; Miniature anything, I love tiny things!!; the Moon
N: Notecards; Naps
O: Octopus, the Ocean; Orange/chocolate flavor combinations; Oakland Raiders; October, my birthday month
P: Postcards; Postcrossing; Penpals!; Pocket Letters; Podcasts
Q: Quiet Time
R: Reading (see below); Running, although I haven't done it in a while
S: Sewing; Stationery sets; Stickers; Sparkles; Starbucks, especially the holiday flavors; Soap, handmade or bought...I love having nice hand soap at my sink; SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal (if you've read this and/or play, I'd love to hear how you are using this book.)
T: Tea, all kinds; Traveller's notebook, standard size, Trader Joe's shopping bag from your region
U: Under the Sea themes;
V: Vanilla, my favorite scent; Vintage Homemaking; my Vanity Table
W: Washi Tape; the Golden State Warriors
Y: Yellow, a cheerful color!
I like mysteries a lot, I am currently reading Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series.
I get most of the books for my to-be-read list from the podcast What Should I Read Next. If you haven't listened to this podcast I would highly recommend it, it is lots of fun.
Books I've read and enjoyed (that I can think of right now): Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel; The Dry by Jane Harper; We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
My very favorites are:
Overboard (the one with Goldie Hawn)
Let The Right One In (I don't normally enjoy "horror" movies, but this Swedish film is sooo good! If you've seen it I would love to hear your thoughts!!)
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