Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:24 pm


Date Joined: October 6, 2008
Last Online: February 28, 2024
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

11/1 - I just moved to San Marcos, CA and have a new PO box. I will be receiving mail there rather than Agoura Hills. Note new address.

10/13 - I just rated the swaps that just came in. Totally up to date on ratings. Let me know if there is a swap that hasn't been rated. I'm slowing down on swaps until I get settled in my new home. Finishing up what is on my dashboard.

10/5 - I just rated all of the swaps that were in my postbox so I am totally up to date. If you have not been rated, I have not received the swap. Let me know if you sent and have not been rated. I am in the process of moving at this point so the next month is going to be difficult to do swaps. I will need to get a new address for the PO Box.

8/28 - I am currently up to date on rating. If you have not been rated please let me know. As of now I have no postcards that need to be rated. I am not participating in any swaps for a few weeks due to the fact that we are going to be in Northern Europe for the next few weeks. I will keep an eye out while I am gone for messages and any updates.

7/1 - I just found the last of postcards that have not been rated. I have currently rated them. If you have not been rated for swaps that occurred in May or early June please message me and I will rate right away.

6/25 - Lots of things have been happening for me. First I have a new grandson. He is so adorable. This has been keeping me quite busy even though my daughter lives about 1 1/2 hours away from me. We have been visiting quite often. I had extra time today so I caught up on all of the mail that needed to be rated. If you have not received a rating for mail that was sent before June 1st please just let me know so that I can rate you. I will rate for June when it comes to my mailbox. As of yesterday, everything that came in has been rated. I will be away for a week around July 3rd. When I come back I will gather what is in the postbox and rate asap. Again, please let me know if you have not been rated for past swaps.

9/7 - Currently I am all caught up on ratings except for those postcards and letters that are still in my PO Box. I will be getting those in the next couple of days and rating them. If you did not get rated on a postcard or a swap please let me know. There were some postcards that didn't have the swap on them and a few that didn't have names on them. Other than that everyone to this date has been rated of the cards that I have currently received.

7/16 - I am currently on vacation and might not log in as I am on a cruise. I will try to log in if I can. I will be home in a week. All swaps that are on my dashboard are due after I get back so there is no problem getting them out on time unless I get stuck at sea which is unlikely. So if I don't get back to you in a message don't worry it is only because I am unable to get wifi on the ship and will get to you ASAP.

5/28 - I just finished rating all of the postcards and letters that I currently have. If you have not been rated it could be because there was not a swap name on the postcard or a name on the postcard. There are still some postcards in my post box at the post office that I haven't been able to get as I have been sick all week and have not been able to go out to get the mail. Give me a few days to get to my post box to see what is there and I will rate what is there then let me know if you have not been rated.

5/9 - I am currently getting caught up on my rating of swaps. Things have been hectic around here with my son's recent graduation from his university. We are all so proud of him. With parties and Mother's Day celebration my time has been directed toward preparation for the big day. All ratings should be done by the end of the week. Please let me know if you haven't been rated by next week.

1/24 - I am currently caught up on rating of my swaps. If you have not been rated then it is because I have not received your swap or I was unable to find the name of the swap on your card or letter. If you just let me know then I will be happy to rate you.

1/3 - HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE! I hope everyone is well and safe. I am currently working on getting the rest of the postcards caught up on ratings. Most of the Christmas Cards are done. I should be finished by the end of the week.

10/24 - I am almost done with my stacks for rating. I should be all caught up by the middle of the week. Things are starting to get busy with the holidays around the corner so I am trying to stay on track with the rating so it doesn't get out of hand. Please let me know if you have not been rated.

2/3 - I have one stack of cards left to rate which I should be finished with this week. If you have not been rated then it is because the swap name is not on the card or it was covered by the PO. It also might not have a name on it. I have come across a couple of those. Also it could have been lost in the mail. Please let me know if you do not have a rating and I will take care of it for you. I still have postcards to give away if anyone is interested.

12/20 - I am working on ratings right now and should be finished within the next couple of days. Some of the Christmas cards either don't have names or don't have the swap name so it is really hard for me to rate those. So they are going in a special pile until I can find which swap they belong to.

9/11- I am all caught up on my ratings. If for some chance you have not been rated then I have not received the swap or have received it without a name or swap ID so that I could rate it. Just message me and let me know if I did not rate you and I will look back on the cards with no names and swap IDs.

7/30 I have been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing during this pandemic and in anticipation of moving within the year. I am going to thin down my postcard collection and want to give them to people who collect them. Anyone who wants a stack of postcards for free, no trades, I will pay the shipping. I will be going through them in about two weeks when the garage is cleaned out and I have time to organize them. All you have to do is message me and let me know if you want a stack of about 150 to 200 miscellaneous postcards. I will be happy to send them to you.

5/22-*****IMPORTANT******** I want to explain why I have a recent 3. Someone recently gave me a 1 without letting me know that they didn't receive a swap. When I messaged this person they finally let me know that the swap had not arrived. I sent a special resend of the swap the same day. However after the swap was received I was then given a 3. I did everything I could to rectify the fact that this swapper had not received this swap once I found out that my swap had been lost in the mail. Most people who have swapped with me before know to message me to let me know that they have not received my swap. Usually this is because it is lost in the mail and not because I have not sent it. I always send out my swaps and always by the due date. Thank you to everyone for understanding my current situation.

Hi Friends, I hope everyone is doing well in this current crisis we are experiencing. I have been pretty much on lockdown except for careful trips to the post office. I am totally caught up on my ratings. If you have not been rated it is probably because the card did not have the swap on it and I couldn't find where it belonged, your name was not on the card or I did not receive it yet. Just let me know and I will search for those that didn't get rated. Also the mail is probably crazy now so I understand if something gets lost. Just let me know. And if you need to be late just let me know because that is never a problem for me.

PLEASE PLEASE message me rather than give me a 1 and I will always send another card out to you. That is never a problem. I never give a 1 without finding out your situation and I hope that you will give me the same consideration. Many times mail gets lost in the post office so even though I have mailed you something it might have been lost.

I have been married for the past 29 years and have two beautiful children, a girl who is 27 and a boy who is 21. Right now I am not working so swapping takes up most of my time. I have gone through some bouts of depression so I do go to therapy once a week. I also like to play bingo. I go to a few games a week. Part of my therapy, my therapist said is to get involved in hobbies so swapping does keep my mind busy. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

I love postcards and love to have them from all over the world, ones that are representative of the area where one lives. But I love other postcards too.

Favorite Crafts

Some of my hobbies are crocheting and arts and crafts; especially color pencils and color by number pictures. I also like to make jewelry. I also like iris folding and plan to make some cards for a future swap. I like to do ATCs. Lately I have been doing zentangles and watercolor painting. During the pandemic I have been doing paint by numbers. I love it. I have finished a couple of pictures and they look a quite nice. I would definitely hang them. It is slow going but very mindful.

My Favorites

My favorite colors are pink, blue and lavender. I also am a big cat lover. I have a 14 year old cat, named Bella. I also love puppies. We have a Yorkie named Mia. She is about 14 years old. She is so cute and loves to play with Bella. I love nature. So that's about all from me. If I think of something else I will add it.

Favorite Music

I basically like alternative music and inspirational music. Also yoga type music which I listen to to fall asleep. Also I have gotten into Enya. I also love show tunes.

Favorite Books

Right now I am liking novels that relate to Jewish story lines. I do read a lot of short stories. They are my favorite type of reading. In fact, I am taking classes that are short story discussions. Other books I like are self-help types. I am hooked on diet books and love religious reading, especially books dealing with Judaism. I like biographies also.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are comedy/romance/drama. I really liked Moonlight, Green Book and If Beale Street Could Talk. These were excellent movies. I like movies that make me cry. I know that sounds weird but for me it is a release of feelings. I have Directv so I am catching up on movies that I haven't seen in the theater.

Favorite Television

Reality, reality and more reality. I can't get enough. The latest sitcoms have really bored me. I love Survivor and have seen all of them. I have really gotten into Law and Order SVU and CSI, all of them, Miami, NY, and Las Vegas. A & E has marathons. I WATCH A LOT OF TV. Most of the time though it is on mostly as white noise while I am cleaning or doing swaps. I also like all of the crime shows. Criminal Minds is a favorite. This season is really good. Also Law and Order SVU. I also love Curb Your Enthusiasm. With so much free time I will probably watch all of the seasons again on HBO NOW.TLC has great shows too and I love the shows on Destination TV. I love the 90 Day Fiance shows and Four Weddings.

My Postcard Preferences

I can't tell you how much I love receiving postcards from all over. I like all kinds of scenes from anywhere. I like buildings, special tourist attractions, beaches and lakes, multi-view scenes where there are three to four views of different places on the card, mountain scenes with snow, street scenes with restaurants and shops, and any other that tell me about where someone lives. I also like animal cards, kittens and puppies or dogs, transportation and really any card you send will be special to me. I love greetings on the back, quotes, a little about you or whatever you want to tell me.


I celebrate the Jewish holidays. But I still like to send out cards for Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, as well as Jewish holidays. I do participate in celebrations that others have for Christmas and even like to have one of the Christmas cookie swaps at my house. We do put up a tree and do Christmas as we always did this for my mother-in-law and the kids got use to doing it. My daughter is perhaps the best tree decorator I know. She should work for a store decorating the trees. I also love postcards that show a city decked out for the holidays or any card that has a holiday on it.

Dislikes and things I swap

There probably isn't a postcard that I wouldn't like except snakes, lizards and alligators so I would not want anything with that on it. As far as what I would like to swap would be stickers, any kind but especially cats and dogs. I guess it really depends upon what swap that I choose to be part of. I also like to swap greeting cards that are written on. I never really receive that many cards, especially during Christmas/Hanukkah, but this year was really different with all of the swaps and groups that I belong to. I am so thankful for my postal pals.


julebear rated for Any postcards will do ... #11 on Feb 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pc:) Love the mountains!
nigatsubebe rated for USA - Leap Year Wishes Postcard on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: I hope all goes well on the NYR! I'm trying to stick with a few the whole year. I 'failed' a lot last year but writing my accomplishments every month showed me that actually, no, I didn't meet any of the January 2023 goals... but that doesn't mean I did Nothing. Actually, a lot happened. I'll have to do a 'check up' swap in April! Good luck on the 29th!
MsBellaDonna rated for Simple Postcard 2024 again on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: We have had so much rain here too. I’m ready for warm sunny weather!
milkiss rated for Naked Map PCs to 3 Partners #8 on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sending me a lovely one! Have a great day :)
SkaGirl rated for My Funny Valentine - INT'L on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thank you for the dana point PC. I love the variety of the California coast.
Comment: Adorable mountain lion cubs. Only about 25 minutes from my current home, I used to live in a more mountainous and rural area where mountain lions were an occasional sight. We needed to teach our kids what to do if they were outside and one approached them. The kids are alright.
Mimi7 rated for A-Z PC Swap (C) on Feb 25, 2024
Comment: thanks for the nice pc! We had one C answer alike crochet!!
me2az50 rated for TOPIC THEME SUBJECT (TTS) #23 on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the post card of the Manatee. They are beautiful animals to watch. Thank you for your answer. I share your feelings. Have a great week.
Comment: Hi Susan! Love the FL multi view pc! It has been several years since I have been to FL, I do love the beaches on the Destin side more than the Atlantic side - so much prettier! Hope you are able to take your trip at some point! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
andee73 rated for Any postcard will do ... #10 (USA) on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
KrystalCook84 rated for Simple Postcard 2024 again on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
inventacharm rated for Simple Postcard 2024 again on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Susan, I hope you stay safe in the rain. I'm glad flooding is not a problem for you. Thank you for the postcard <3
Comment: LOVE the CARD. It is special. Your friend Joy
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and goodies!
craftymtngal rated for SCRABBLE #28 on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card! You had a great list of words, good job!
Leekoba rated for Postcard Swap (Trivia) #3 - USA on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: I just went to Denver! Fun animal trivia facts :) Happy Swapping!

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MisplacedfromPA on Feb 5, 2024:

Thank you to contributing to the Special Anniversary Mail from WIYM. The post card of the Duquesne Incline is perfect for my collection.

Gnoe on Feb 4, 2024:

Thank you for contributing postcards to the WIYM Special Anniversary Mail! So sweet of you <3

YooperHill on Jan 29, 2024:

TY for the WIYM anniversary fun! What a great group!

chimerix on Jan 28, 2024:

Thanks for the WIYM anniversary mail! It was so lovely of you! Aloha

lou on Jan 20, 2024:

Happy Birthday Month!!

aero on Dec 18, 2023:

🎄Thank you so much for your Lovely Christmas card 🎀 Many Blessings and Happiness throughout the New Year,🦋 Ivy

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