Date Joined: April 22, 2011
Last Online: March 22, 2018
Birthday: October 25
Country: United States
Updated March 20, 2018
In the end of January I slipped on the ice - one foot forward and the right one under me. The fall dislocated my ankle and broke my fibula close to the ankle. Now I can put weight on my right foot and I can drive again. I’m limping a bit and using crutches to walk longer distances. The physical therapist said I’m doing better than most at this point.
I love the woods and mountains and the ocean. I live in Minnesota (I'm not from here) and winter is too long. My spouse is a professor and busy with research so I'm often finding adventure on my own. I don't have children and dote on my nieces and nephews.
My kitchen is my craft room. Someone said I'm fearless in the kitchen and that's true: I enjoy trying new recipes of all sorts. I'm making quick breads for a little sweet in our lunches and learning the science of baking bread. In March I made lemon cake roll and, when the filling oozed out of the sides, I turned it into a lovely trifle. Dessert for my book club in April was a huge hit and simple to make: DIY profiteroles. I made pâte à choux and butterscotch sauce. I put these and vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and high quality store-bought chocolate sauce on the dining room table, and everyone served themselves.
I love to travel. I am fortunate to have had opportunities to travel to many parts of the world. I lived in France and worked and lived in India and Israel. When I'm away from home, I try new foods, explore markets, and meet local people as well as seeing museums and historic and natural UNESCO sites. With Airbnb accommodations I go on and beyond the usual tourist haunts.
I read (mostly fiction by women) and work outside in our well-shaded garden. Alas, shade means lovely spring flowers and no vegetables. I watch films and TV programs on Netflix and Amazon.
On Postcrossing, I'm 36th on most postcards sent from the US and 33th on longest distance. Every once in a while I move one notch higher.
Art and architecture, ethnic, famous people, local characters, markets, mountains, oceans, and vintage postcards are among my favorites. I love receiving vintage cards found in flea markets as much as I loved finding great ones (now all sent) at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, TX. Sorry, Zazzle and Christian legend postcards won't get hearts from me. Most others will.
More kinds of postcards on my wish list:
I am an appreciator of kawaii more than a collector. I use sheets from kawaii letter sets and memo pads for lists and notes around the house as well as the letters I send. I use lots of washi tape too.
I collect sticker sheets, especially ones that tell a story. They are a little collection I tuck away.
I'm looking for kawaii books with faces. And puffins. How could all the kawaii artists have never thought to draw puffins?
The loose sticker flakes I receive go into a bowl on my desk. I decorate outgoing envelopes with these stickers: the sticker flakes you send me may head back to you. I use bone or teflon folders to rub sticker flakes flat on (empty) envelopes and postcards so they travel safely in the mail.
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