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Date Joined: February 5, 2009
Last Online: November 28, 2017
Birthday: November 25, 1960
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm returning after a five-year hiatus hoping to get back into swapping.

I'm a SAHM of two grown sons and two grandson, as well as assorted furry babies and grandbabies. I also have a DH (since 1980!). I've done homeschooling and Boy Scouts, and I currently volunteer with CASA and Friends of the Library.

Favorite Music

My music style is very eclectic. I was raised on "Ring of Fire" and "Hello, Darlin' " and have a true fondness for classic country. And once I started liking Billy Ray, I never really stopped.

My first rock loves were David and Donnie. Elvis was de rigueur in those days, so I know most of his stuff by heart. Other than that, ‘70s jukebox is my style. I have Karen Carpenter on my Pandora channel. And I still stop everything when "At This Moment" comes on the radio.

Favorite Books

I’m a hopeless romantic and have been reading Romance novels all my life. I also read a few genuine classics each year. I'm slowly doing the Lifetime Reading Plan. Some of my favorites have been: Wuthering Heights, The Scarlet Letter, Dante’s Inferno, The Book of Ramayana.

Favorite Movies

I’m currently a Cumberb*tch! Found him on Sherlock and have been following him ever since. I loved The Imitation Game. It was “big screen worthy”-meaning worth paying the big bucks to see super-sized.

I'm not usually into these types of movies, but Robert Downy, Jr. in Iron Man I blew me away. I had not been a fan of his before that but now follow his career.

Favorite Television

I’m a big fan of The Good Wife, Chi Fire, Chi PD, Elementary, Hawaii 5-0, Major Crimes, Perception, Razzoli & Isles, Judge Judy, and General Hospital. I've been a Trekkie since my teens. I loved Numb3rs when it was on.

DH still loves Dollhouse for some reason.

Favorite Crafts

I used to cross stitch a lot and hope to get back into it. I now love to collect cross stitch.

I also used to crochet back in the day and may get back into that again. I also like to garden. Or at least to think about gardening.

ATC's are my current obsession, but other paper crafts are gaining ground.


We were big into Scouts. My son started as a Tiger and is now an Eagle Scout. My DH and I each went through Woodbadge (separately). He is a Beaver and I am a Fox.


I joined in February 2009 since I enjoyed postcarding. (I had been doing PostCrossings.com off and on for over a year at the time.) This is such a nice community that I felt encouraged to branch out into other types of swaps. I started doing ATCs and fell in love with this new (to me) art/craft.

I've been away for five years, but kept feeling the pull back.

What I'd Like to Receive

Anything for my ATC addiction; Inchies-because I don't know what they are;

Completed cross stitch w/ initials & date that you no longer want;

Apple stuff for my kitchen; Stuff for my grandsons, ages 4 & 7; Religious stuff -- any religion; Tarot cards--homemade or other; Hard candy, like Werther's Originals;


camelsamba rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 20, 2015
Comment: Fun memories - thanks for the postcard. And welcome back to swapbot! :^)
bmh92 rated for Snail Mail Lovers on Jun 19, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the enclosures. My mother read the Canterbury Tales, but that was years ago. She read the Old English version though. I should look into that book. Anyways, I will definitely write back when I can. I hope you are having a good day! Thanks again for the postcard and pin.
fishsteak rated for 200,000th Swap on Jun 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
Rbrstmpr rated for Snail Mail Lovers on Jun 11, 2015
Comment: Thanks Michele. Sending you some book recommendations.
jbehling rated for 3 things in an envelope on May 13, 2015
Comment: FUN envie, thanks for the postcard, LOVE the classic cars!
Comment: The ATC has not been sent and both the coordinator and myself have messaged with no answer back. I do hope that nothing bad has happened and I would be more than happy to change this rating should the ATC arrive.
zoobekka rated for The Kiss ATC on Mar 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks so much!
debi42171 rated for Your Birth Year ATC Swap on Mar 1, 2010
travelgirl rated for Moustache ATC on Feb 17, 2010
Comment: very clever with the wire!
cmcedwards rated for The Office (US) themed ATC Swap on Feb 1, 2010
Comment: Updated 2/21 - Firstly, the swap was sent extremely late. So late in fact that the moderator had offered to angel the swap for me. The lateness is not the issue, as much as the fact that you did not let me know. Secondly, I appreciated that you focused on my favorite character. However, the ATC was poorly made. The pictures were very small and pixelated. When I took the ATC out of the envelope, the paperclips and rubber bands fell off. And because of your effort to stick that stuff on, the ATC was caked with glue. All of that definitely constitutes poorly made. Please do not be so inconsiderate as to think that I made my judgment based on whether I liked the card or not; I've received enough cards that have not been my "style" that I would never judge on that. ---- I received the ATC, however it was sent over a week late. You never contact me about it to let me know. Also, the ATC definitely could have had more effort put into it.
Response: I apologized in my letter for being late. I've sent and received many later than this one and have NEVER given or received a lower rating. I chose Ryan as the theme since your profile said you liked him. I have a photo of the ATC if anyone would like to see how much work went into it.. Also, it is bad form to give a low rating because you do not like someones interpretation of the idea.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. She is truly beautiful.
cafras rated for Olympian Gods ATC Series #9: Ares on Jan 12, 2010
Comment: rec'd Jan 12, not bad considering Christmas and NY holidays to get through. Thanks
dandelion rated for Not Enough Christmas Cards! on Dec 29, 2009
Comment: Thank you! :)
savhilt rated for November birthday on Dec 27, 2009
Comment: Thank you for everything....of course I'll keep the stickers :)
Zanara rated for Not Enough Christmas Cards! on Dec 14, 2009
Comment: Merry Christmas!
kraftykj rated for Not Enough Christmas Cards! on Dec 13, 2009
Bastet rated for Olympian Gods ATC Series #7: Apollo on Dec 2, 2009
Comment: Thank you
mientje rated for # 6 Color Combo... on Nov 19, 2009
Comment: great wyvern, thank you!
Tinker60 rated for Autumn Leaves ATC on Nov 18, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much ~~
qbee rated for # 6 Color Combo... on Nov 14, 2009
Comment: thank you. Debbie

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clevergirl on May 6, 2010:

I was your partner for Hephaestus - Olympian Gods swap. It has been two months since the swap ended and I have not been rated by you. Please rate me for this swap. I have sent a PM, but it is still unread. Thanks. Tina

Nimue on Apr 1, 2010:

I'm sorry, but I feel that I have waited long enough. I will change the rating should you send.

Nimue on Mar 22, 2010:

Please get back to me for the Hephaestus ATC! I do hope that you are okay and that nothing bad has happened to you, but please get back to me. I don't want to rate you a one!

Nimue on Mar 17, 2010:


I am your partner for the Olympian Gods ATC#11: Hephaestus ATC. I was messaging you because the ATC had not arrived yet and was supposed to be sent on March 4th and it is now the 17th. And looking on your profile I can see that you have not been on since the 13th and that the ATC has not been marked as sent. I do hope you are okay, but I would really appreciate a message back from you. Please get back in touch with me.


raven on Nov 3, 2009:


Wishing you a Happy November Birthday from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


lovetherain on Jul 2, 2009:

Hi! I wanted to let you know, I mailed out your swap for the Olympian gods: Zeus ATC, today.

klaml653 on May 16, 2009:

Hello, Thanks for joining my recyclable ATC swap, It should be alot of fun! Im assigning parters tomarrow, just a reminder and thanks again, Kayla

raven on Apr 19, 2009:

Click for a shortcut welcome

Thanks for joining us...Hope you enjoy the group

FairyCrafter on Apr 8, 2009:

I received mail from you today!! How very thoughtful! Your ATC is cute; love the butterflies! I will enjoy planting the flower seed. Thank you so much. (Please ignore the other comment from me, it is an oops.)

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