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Cellolady

Cellolady
Date Joined: March 22, 2019
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Sometimes I can't get to our post office until after 5pm pick up, but I mail it the day it is due.

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.

If you ever get a letter returned that you send to me, please take a picture of it with those yellow stickers affixed and 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.

Favorite Music

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.

Favorite Books

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 YA Fantasy Fiction/Fantasy Horror.

I have a long list of favorite authors and eagerly look forward to new releases from them.

Favorite Movies

Chick flicks, of course. Love North & South, 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.

Favorite Television

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: Half Insane Outdoor Guy Dry Bar Comedy. Paper crafting Making jewelry History

Youtube videos are fun to watch!

Crafts

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Exchange preferences

  • THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO SWAP FROM MY PREFERENCES!! You'll be my best friend forever! :-)

1.**Love to get address labels if you can make them on your printer. :-)

  1. POSTCARDS: Tourist-type postcards ESPECIALLY pretty landscapes. State MAP postcards. DISLIKE: Postcards of cartoons, Art, and non-tourist type.

  2. Blank note cards (cute homemade kind fine, too)

  3. Flat Stickers (but not little kid, student or Puffy ones) LOVE large realistic flower stickers! Any stickers with flowers. Flowers in a vase or canning jar. I also, love any holiday stickers, but not freaky/scary Halloween ones. Only the cute kind.

  4. Unused postage stamps are great! I don't collect USED stamps.

  5. Stationery w/ matching envelope

  6. Love to get address labels if you can make them on your printer. I really like them--as you can tell.

DISLIKES

DISLIKES! Please, If possible! Please don't send!

  • No tea bags, or coffee.

  • Postcards of cartoons, Art, and non-tourist type.

  • 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

  • Game Cards

  • ATC's.

  • No confetti or glitter, or ribbons.

  • Again...THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO SWAP FROM MY PREFERENCES!!

NOTE!!!!!

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!!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for sending! I will get it moving for you. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
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Wingy rated for Write a List #4 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the dinosaur skull card ;) and oh my a garden.... this is my 2nd year growing loofahs. I love growing yellow pear tomatoes.
skinny52 rated for Postcard with a Flaw #1 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: That's a beautiful photo that your son took, lucky me that your printer messed up. Cool that you grew up on Lakeview I can only see the lake if I stand on the roof 😁
Carrii rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #15 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Arrived in time for the very next round!
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Comment: OH MY....THIS CARD DEFINATELY DESERVES A HEART!!!! I am such a horse lover.....this card of the rearing wild stallion in the Utah desert just stole my heart!!!! THANKYOU!!!!
arimails rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Hi there! Your swap was so sweet, I loved everything! I usually find some nice space/ ocean themed stickers at hobby lobby or other craft stores. There are unique ones from red bubble which I like a lot as well :) https://www.redbubble.com/shop/?iaCode=all-stickers&query=space&ref=search_box thanks again!
dcp0112 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: I am SO happy. I wish I could give you 10 hearts. I LOVE everything you sent but the stamps...WOW so in love with them. Thank you so much, what a great swap partner:)
kizzlets rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Excellent swap! I appreciate the time you took to read my profile and adding woodland themed related items! I appreciate that :)
lololocoforever rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #244 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Wow you have such a beautiful family! It sounds like such a good weekend. At my wedding (which was in a park) we had the same wind problem ...haha oh well. I do like tomatoes, but I have to take it easy with them because they sometimes bother me. I did plant a few in my garden. Almost everything is sprouting like crazy!! I'll definitely try the meal you suggested. Sounds perfect for a hot summer day when I don't feel like using the oven/stove.
Kookielove rated for Friendship books swap #4 US Only on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the friendship books. I will pass this on. ^_^
youngsenior rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: My best envelope yet!!!! Thank you.
lilsiyh rated for Sticker-slapped postcard #2021-1 on May 6, 2021
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Comment: Swap requirements said very clearly that you should cover the whole postcard's back with stickers, and use at least 10 stickers. I'm just speechless how it is even possible that I receive a postcard from you that is completely blank, and it only has three stickers on it. Usually I contact via private message first so people can re-send, but this was so easy swap with very simple and clear rules that there's just no excuse. I'm very disappointed especially because I really made effort for my postcard that I sent to my partner.
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Comment: Awesome postcard. Thankyou. I was there 50 years ago.
Sherry71 rated for 5 Things in an envelope on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Working on sending it back! I also got asked to audition for Survivor, but didnt make it too far after the initial casting calls. That's ok, I ended up hating the gimmick for the season I was supposed to be on & some of the people haha
LadyJo rated for PH: Naked Postcards to 4 Partners #4 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice Utah postcard!
noone7212 rated for Write a List #4 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card! Your son is very talented. :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. Stamps are always welcome. The notecard is just adorable. I saw a lot of lizards in Hawaii, but they were quick and hard to photograph. Happy Swapping!
yyyukajp rated for Positive Postcard Swap #3 (PPS3) on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for your nice card and stamps!

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Comments

SioneSloane on Mar 25, 2021:

Hi Betty,

I sent a message last week and I will try here. Did my St. Patrick's Day card make it to you? I sent it 3/4/2021 and haven't heard back from you or received a rating. Please let me know! Thank you.

ladydy5 on Mar 21, 2021:

I love cello music and always wanted to play one.
Thanks for joining in Make an envelope swap.

teejlc on Mar 9, 2021:

Well, it turns out you DID send two St. Patty's day cards! I received the second one today. I really wish I could give you another rating and many hearts for it, because it was just so lovely! I loved reading your letter and seeing all your photos. The extras were a wonderful, unexpected surprise! I love everything- the fossil cards, the stickers, the notecard- all so sweet! Thank you again and hope I get to be your partner soon in another swap so I can send some goodies back to you. <3

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