Date Joined: November 6, 2007
Last Online: August 12, 2022
Birthday: September 8
Country: United States
I try to spend time making my swaps look nice and make sure they are things I'd like to receive. If you do the same, you'll receive a heart from me. SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR UPDATES ABOUT MY LOCAL SNAIL MAIL. SOMETIMES IT'S A HOT MESS! :)
🙋🏼♀️ HI! I'm 48, married, have two teenaged kids plus a bunch of their friends that we've "adopted", a golden retriever, and a tank full of fish. (I've had several cats over the years and will have more eventually- I love them! 😻) I work full-time and love coming home to my family and happy mail.
❤ I try hard to live my life by 1 Corinthians16:14: "Let all that you do be done in love." I'm not a preachy person but I pray that my actions reflect my faith. I also love to learn about other faiths and beliefs.
📜 My biggest hobby is genealogy- I love to spend hours researching my family history. If you "speak" genealogy: my current project is trying prove one of my multiple Mayflower ancestors to get into the Mayflower Society. I believe that I have direct lines to both Rogers and Hopkins.
✂️ Over the years I've done many paper crafts- stamping, card making, scrapbooking, all of that. I still have a great appreciation for those things, but I don't have much time to do them myself anymore.
I prefer my postcards naked (written on, stamped & mailed) unless it's a specific swap for blank postcards to build up some variety in my stash. 🖊Getting a personal note about the swap, what you're doing that day, or maybe why you chose that postcard just makes the postcard perfect.
💜These are some of my favorite postcards:
Postcards I DO NOT care for:
*COLORS: I love turquoise and purple, and fall colors: dark red, hunter green, burnt orange
*OWLS: I collect them- postcards, figures, etc.
*CHARACTERS: Peanuts, Tom & Jerry (Yes, I'm showing my age!)
*FLOWERS: Sunflowers, any kind of Lilly, Mums
*ANTIQUES: I can spend hours in antique stores! I have a growing collection of vintage mason jars and glassware in clear and turquoise. My family says I like "beat up old stuff"! 😆
*FAITH: I'm Catholic, but I really enjoy learning about other faiths & customs. I'm happy to answer your questions or clear up misconceptions about the Catholic Church. (Yes, we're Christians, no, we don't worship Mary.)
..... and on that note, I LOVE old Saints' cards, prayer cards, etc. You know, those little baseball card sized pictures of saints or fancy paper cutouts with prayers on them? Yes, those things! You'll often find them tucked into old Bibles.
*Paper ephemera... I don't use it, so please save for someone who will.
No FB's/Slam Books
Nothing to do with horoscopes
No fairies, tarot, or gothic stuff
No Kawaii, Anime, or Emoji themed items
📚 I love to read! I've usually got a fiction book and a non-fiction book (genealogy or faith related) both going at the same time. Christian/ spiritual books are always on my to-be-read list, as well as historic fiction & mysteries.
On that note... I can always use bookmarks!
🖥 I don't watch much TV. Usually if I have the remote I turn the TV off, LOL! I do love The Big Bang Theory, and I enjoy some Nat Geo and History Channel shows.
My family loves Mexican food, spicy foods, hot wings, soups, comfort foods like meatloaf, crockpot dishes, etc. I've recently gotten an air fryer so I'm interested in your tried and true recipes for it, too.
🚫 We do not eat any seafood at home, including fish, due to an allergy of a family member.
*7/9/22 I've gotten behind on my swaps due to some personal stuff in the last two weeks. I notified everyone and sent everything, but they'll be within their rights to give me a 3 rating if they so desire.
*May 2022: I've learned that things aren't getting postmarked until about 3 days after I mail them, and then it's in another city about an hour away. I have no idea how the mail works at this point!
*3/7/22: Proof positive that my mail service is wonky: today I received a postcard postmarked January 18th! (From just a few states over. )
*11/4/21 NOTE: I never flake on swaps! If you have not received a swap from me please let me know and I will resend. We've been getting some questionable mail service lately and things are taking longer than usual. 🐌
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