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Aumonae

Aumonae
Date Joined: February 3, 2013
Last Online: December 8, 2022
Birthday: January 13
Country: United States
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What I'm about:

11/02/2022

I am a huge Journaling and mail art fan. I used to craft all the time and use this site as a therapeutic outlet. Then my life didn't allow for it and I went dormant for a long time. I'm dipping my feet back in the habit of crafting and swapping again.

I'm married to the love of my life and ever so grateful he is alive! Paul has been fighting for his life and a normal existence since May 2nd of this year (2022). I am his "nurse" and all around caretaker. The hope is that by February of 2023 he will be able to be healed completely and put the last several months behind him. It will also give me a chance to go back to a normal schedule and free time.

I volunteer for a local palliative and hospice care network doing administrative duties. Because I care for Paul, I just don't have the time or energy to care for clients or their families. Doing the administrative stuff, however, still allows me to give in a meaningful way.

I am disabled and dealing with my own health issues keeps me busy. I struggle with PTSD in addition to my physical difficulties. I am active in therapy and work closely with my Psychiatrist. She's been with me for many, many years and knows me well so I trust her.

During the spring and summer months I love to garden and grow container plants as well. I used to have a black thumb, but this last year I did pretty well at keeping everything alive and even thriving. I'm a huge lover of nature and try to partake of her beauty as often as I'm able.

I'm not very religious in the sense of church politics and such, but I am profoundly spiritual. I refer to myself as having a higher power and leave it at that. I don't force my views or beliefs on others and appreciate the same courtesy extended to me. I do love relevant Bible verses, Buddhist teachings, knowledge of nature, and such. I don't subscribe to messages of hate or discrimination. There's just not enough time gi en to us, as a species, to waste any of it on anything but unity, peace, and goodwill.

However, I am a hard fast Libertarian. I love my country and appreciate our Military. I am a staunch supporter of the Constitution and am always grateful for the rights afforded me.

I'm fairly laid back and enjoy most anything done with love and care- very easy to please.

Halloween/ Samhain is my absolute favorite holiday and I love to do crafts themed in that vein all year round. I am especially fond of Nightmare Before Christmas. Tim Burton ROCKS!

Favorite Music

I enjoy EVERY type of music except rap. I'm more into mood and feeling when it comes to what I listen to. I am fond of discovering new music so welcome input.

Different artists I'm fond of includes: Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Il volo, Sarah Brightman, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Imagine Dragons, Tori Amos, Meatloaf, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Dido, and many, many more. I'm more about the melody and lyrics than I am the actual group or singer. I may only like one single song by an artist for this reason. I'm the farthest thing from a fan girl you can get!

Reading and writing

I have always been a voracious reader of fictuon. Lately I have discovered non-fiction and am eager to discover what's out there. I like narrative stories of things that actually happened. My all-time favorite author is still Dean Koontz.

I'm currently (11/4/22) reading "A Rebel in Auschwitz" by Jack Fairweather. I will have it completed today. I took a long break from reading around 2020 and am fi ally feeling a pull to start again.

Once upon a time I was a prolific writer of poetry, song lyrics, prose, letters to penpals, and short stories. I stopped writing in 2008 when my brother died tragically. We were very close and it was a major blow to me and I basically had no desire to be creative. I've since come to the conclusion that I dishonor him by letting his death steal my joy and creative expression. I am slowly writing again. Not like I used to, but writing all the same. It is my goal to write a book for my son to have when I die. It will be like a memoir in nature.

Favorite Crafts

I love it all, but ATCs, journal pages, mail art, cloth "stuffies" (dolls and stuffed creations), letters, tea swaps, handmade envelopes/pockets, and ephemera swaps are most relevant to me.

Themes I adore are Halloween, vintage, abstract art, animals, pets, music, movies/ TV shows, Valentines Day, dark, steam punk, futuristic, garden, Mary Engelbrite, monochromatic, patriotic, and medical are some of my more preferred.

My favorite colors are pinks, blues, black, greens, yellows, and purples.

My dislikes include overly cutsie, babies, political, violent, gory, and activism to name a few.

I do not want cheap stickers, adverts, googly eyes, candy, coffee, magazine pages/images, or blank playing cards (unsolicited).

Ratings

FreeFeather rated for SWMHC - Confessional on May 12, 2020
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Response: Is it possible for me to make this up to you?
HannahsMommy07 rated for MAE. - Swapping Out on Jul 22, 2018
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Comment: THANK YOU
jandmterry rated for LBoE - Magpie Journal Fun on Apr 29, 2015
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Comment: I love my journal and all the extras!! Dr. Who postcards and they have my favorite Doctor on them. :) You went above and beyond!! You deserve lots of ❤️❤️❤️❤️!
Response: I am so glad you liked it! My first altered book. It was so much fun to make. I'm also glad you liked the extras :-) I appreciate that you were so patient with me and waited without complaint :-) Enjoy, and thank you for the rating and hearts!!!!
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Comment: Rachael, thank you so much for the great-as-usual swap! I love all the washi tape you sent, especially the ladybug one! So cute!
Response: You are so welcome! Glad you liked them :-) Thank you for the heart and rating.
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Comment: Thank you!!!
Response: Thank you.
Kamishaja rated for Winter Mail Art on Jan 8, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for everything!
Response: You're most welcome! Thanks for the heart :-)
spicemom rated for Christmas Eve / Day on Jan 5, 2015
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Comment: Hi Rachael Thank you your letter and the cute Xmas recipe cards Spicemom
Response: YVW!! Thanks for the heart :-)
Milokissyfur rated for Winter Mail Art on Jan 5, 2015
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Comment: Thanks so much for the winter mail art!!! very lovely and thank you for the fun envelopes you included
Response: You are so very welcome!! Thanks for the heart.
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Comment: Many apologies for the late rating (due to being out of the country, then being sick). Daisy did receive her card and wants to let your doggies know that she loved it, and she and I both hope that you had a very merry Christmas!! :-)
Response: Being sick in the winter time sucks! Hope you are much better :-) Thank you for the rating and the heart.
mollypop rated for Snowman Christmas Card on Jan 2, 2015
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Comment: Received the card today, thank you for resending! I had no idea we lived so close! Thanks for the extra too! Have a happy 2015.
Response: You are most welcome! That we live so close is why I was surprised it didn't make it ;-) But you got the second one so all is well! Thanks for the heart.
phgloria rated for City View PC swap *EDITED* on Jan 2, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the card! Happy New Year!
Response: YVW! Thanks for the heart :-)
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Comment: The Corpus Christi PC was pretty but damn if the space rhinoceros isn't one of the coolest PCs I've ever gotten :D Thanks so much, happy new year :)))
Response: You are most welcome! When I saw it I knew I HAD to send it as well because, who doesn't want to travel to another planet ;-) Happy New Year to you as well and thanks for the heart!
weiquan rated for City View PC swap *EDITED* on Dec 31, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for a great postcard of Denver, Colorado. Happy New Year.
Response: You are very welcome! Glad it made it to its destination safely :-) Thanks for the heart.
Kretja rated for The Last Minute Christmas Card Swap! on Dec 30, 2014
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Comment: Thank you very much for Christmas card.
Response: You are most welcome! I'm so gad it got to you in a reasonable amount of time :-) Thanks also from the heart!
Kathy821 rated for Religious Christmas Card with Peace on Dec 27, 2014
5
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Comment: Beautiful card. Thank you very much and thanks for joining as well!
Response: YVW! Thanks for the heart :-)
Laural0uise rated for City View PC swap *EDITED* on Dec 26, 2014
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Comment: thanks for the pretty card:) I love colorado:)
Response: YVW! Thanks for the heart :-)
NickyNightmare rated for Winter Goodies Swap-US ONLY on Dec 24, 2014
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Comment: Oh my gosh you went above and beyond!!! Thank you soo much, dear!! I love this package so much i can't wait to use my olaf blanket!! I hope you have an amazing Christmas! <3
Response: You're most welcome! I'm so glad you like everything; I saw that blanket and knew you had to have it, and hubby saw the tin and chose it to send as well :-) Merry Christmas to you!
Cartilong rated for $2.45 Washi Tape Fun #2 on Dec 24, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely tapes! I only have one of those patterns so that's awesome!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Milokissyfur rated for $2.45 Washi Tape Fun #2 on Dec 23, 2014
5
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Comment: Thanks!!!! These are all new tapes to me!! Very happy!!! (:
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for the rating and the heart :-)
Nailyna rated for Quick Christmas Card Swap - USA Only on Dec 22, 2014
5
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Response: Thank you for the rating.

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Comments

CurlyTea on Jan 16, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

anrtist on May 24, 2016:

anrtist on Jan 6, 2016:

Stopping by to say HELLO!!!! ;-) Much Love! cc

tamtamlee on Dec 18, 2015:

Stopping by to say Hello ! Hope you are feeling better! Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!

anrtist on Dec 3, 2015:


Blessings! cc

anrtist on Jul 3, 2015:

joyceann888 on Jun 27, 2015:

Thanks for contributing to my Bat Zine! I love your contribution!

anrtist on Jun 5, 2015:


;-)
blessings, cc

anrtist on May 23, 2015:

It is beautiful this Memorial Day weekend ;-) Have a GREAT 1!!!

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Enjoy & Blessings, cc

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