Date Joined: March 22, 2019
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States
I'm taking a break from swaps for a few months. ALL OF MY SWAPS WERE MAILED OUT IN JULY. If you did not receive a swap from me, PLEASE BE PATIENT in waiting for a reply on here from me. I cannot check on this everyday.
IMPORTANT! My husband is on the waiting list for a corneal TRANSPLANT! When he is notified of a donor, and that a cornea has become available, we drop EVERYTHING and hurry to the hospital. Please keep this in mind if I do not respond right away.
There are SEVERAL SWAPS I have not received yet RECEIVED. I don't know what is up with the mail system, but it is VERY DISCOURAGING to those who have to resend, and those of us who also don't receive. PLEASE BE NICE. I AM NOT A FLAKER.
My youngest son is getting married the end of September, and my garden is producing like crazy. I'll be busy with wedding plans and activities, and preserving produce. If I have time, I may be able to join a couple of simple swaps...
**We live in the fastest growing State in the U.S. and the fastest growing area in our State.Traffic is horrible. Our Post Office is incredibly busy. It serves 3 fast growing cities. 4,000 new residents a month, and they are having a very difficult time keeping up with the growth!
** PLEASE BE PATIENT IN WAITING FOR MY SWAPS TO ARRIVE! Our Post Office is overwhelmed, and sometimes we think they have forgotten to pick up the mail in the mail drop box in their parking lot. When we've gone there, mail has been overflowing out of it. PLEASE BE PATIENT AND GIVE MY SWAPS TIME TO ARRIVE! Thank you!!
If you ever get a letter returned that you sent to me, please take a picture of it with those yellow stickers affixed with the reason why it was returned, and email me the picture. I can take it into the Post Office and file a complaint. It happens rarely, but has happened in the past.
I'm a mom and a grandma. Married to my best friend. We share a lot of interests. We met while playing in an orchestra for a musical.
PETS: 9 backyard hens, five zebra finches, two canaries. Three cats.
I love writing letters, and enjoy greeting card pals, postcard pals, and long letter pen palling. Been writing to pen pals since I was a pre-teen.
I am a Christian. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) so I do not drink tea, coffee, or alcohol.
I don't collect Christian symbols like Crosses. I am respectful of other religions, and don't mind answering questions about mine, and appreciate respectful conversations. And no, I do not have a Sister Wife! Our Church doesn't condone that kind of lifestyle. But I am respectful of those who do.
For 20 years we hosted 24 exchange students (2 at a time) from countries all over the world. They lived with us for 10 months and went to high school with my own kids. We learned first-hand about other cultures, traditions, and religions.
My mom was from Preston, Idaho, and my dad was from Germany. I grew up eating a mixture of traditional German foods, German Culture, and hearing German spoken nearly everyday when my dad called his parents on the phone, and when we went to visit my German grandparents.
I home schooled my 7 kids until they went part-time grades 7-12. They are all now successful adults. Each one of them lived in another country and learned to speak their languages fluently. They were missionaries for our Church.
I play the cello and am a retired music teacher. Love all kinds of music. Classical, Oldies, most Country. Listen to The Voice, America's Got Talent, Britain's X-Factor. Favorite musical is Les Miserable. I"m not too keen on Jazz or the Blues.
I love reading! I've always got a book in hand or a stack nearby. :-) I read clean sweet romance, Historical fiction, and my author daughter's books (Andrea Pearson on Amazon) who writes Urban Fantasy and has a few clean romances. If you like good deals, two of her books are audiobooks for free on youtube, in case you are into Urban Fantasy:
Shadow Hunter (won two awards): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKbplEW2vg4
I have a long list of favorite authors and eagerly look forward to new releases from them.
Chick flicks, of course. Love North & South (BBC version of Elizabeth Gaskell;s classic novel with Daniela Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage--not the U.S. Civil War movie), Pride and Prejudice, Princess Bride, While You Were Sleeping, Sweet Home Alabama, Dan in Real Life, ...just to name a few. My kids watch Hallmark movies and tell me which ones they like the best.
Anything to do with genealogy and family history, like "Who Do You Think You Are" on TLC, and also BBC versions. Random Acts. Relative Race.
I don't watch a lot of TV shows, but I loved the Sherlock series. The Office, and Parks & Recreation.
I prefer to watch videos on Youtube Gardening videos Canning, dehydrating, freeze-drying Health & Nutrition Current Events My son's videos (survival ones): Half Insane Outdoor Guy (just search for it on youtube) Dry Bar Comedy. Paper crafting Making jewelry History
Youtube videos are fun to watch!
Making my own envelopes & stationery Photo cards. I have two sons who are professional photographers, and they have some awesome photos!
Crocheting and knitting. I have a room full of yarn.
WHAT I LOVE:
I have a huge organic garden and bottle/feeze/dehydrate my produce. I have a few health problems so most of my food is made from scratch. I love learning about nutrition and health.
Biking and walking. I love visiting with friends.
History and learning new things, which includes reading non-fiction books.
Helping others with genealogy and tracing their roots, plus finding connections between people.
Being outdoors and tend to get "cabin fever" in the colder months.
DISLIKE: - I really dislike shopping.
.**Love to get address labels if you can make them on your printer. :-)
Tourist-type postcards ESPECIALLY pretty landscapes.
PLEASE * I prefer the following postcards BLANK and in an envelope so I can use them for gifts and in other swaps:
Farm Animals- Favorites are Horses, cows, chickens
DISLIKE Postcards of: * Cartoons, Ads * Patterns or Designs * Erotica, pin-ups, half-dressed people. * Modern Art
Blank note cards (cute homemade kind fine, too)
Flat Stickers (but not little kid, student or Puffy ones)
Unused postage stamps are great! I don't collect USED stamps.
Stationery w/ matching envelope
Love to get address labels if you can make them on your printer. I really like them--as you can tell.
DISLIKES! Please, If possible! Please don't send!
No tea bags, or coffee.
Postcards of cartoons, Art, nudity.
I am not into: Scrapbooking, Junk Journaling, ATC's.
It doesn't make me happy, it stresses me out! :-) Seriously. Maybe someday I'll get excited about it. ???
Please NO random papers, scraps, pieces, or small papers!!!
Please NO pocket letters
No Journaling prompts or Journaling stickers
No Paper embellishments
No confetti or glitter, or ribbons.
Again...THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO SWAP FROM MY PREFERENCES!!
If you do not receive something on time from me, it most likely is the Post Office being inefficient.
I ALWAYS mail my swaps on time! Believe it or not, I take photos of my swaps, and a video of me mailing them. Sounds silly, but that's what I do. :-)
I also take photos of my very favorite swaps I receive, especially envelopes that are fantastically designed and decorated ones. SO FUN!!
IF YOU DO NOT GET SOMETHING FROM ME LET ME KNOW! And GIVE ME TIME TO RESPOND.
You can also google mail that has been dumped into the woods, off the sides of a road, garbage dumpsters, and people who steal mail.
Google Mail truck fires, and see just how many mail trucks have burned with mail in them. Thankfully I have not heard of a mail carrier being hurt by fire. However, our mail carrier got hit by a car while standing next to mailboxes, delivering the mail. The driver was impaired. The car hit him and drug him underneath it for several feet. Life-flighted to a Trauma 1 hospital. 18 surgeries later they had to amputate one leg below the knee. So sad!!
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