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Cellolady

Cellolady
Date Joined: March 22, 2019
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States

About Me

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.

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 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

Praxis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWBAbHiRBU

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 (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.

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 (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!

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! :-)

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

. POSTCARDS:

  • Tourist-type postcards ESPECIALLY pretty landscapes.

    • State MAP postcards.
    • Amish
    • Waterfalls and Bridges
  • 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

  • Birds of all kinds
  • Woodland Animals
  • Zoo Animals
  • African animals & Animals in Australia
  • Rare animals
  • I'm ok with an odd or unusual PC per swap. But they aren't my favorite.

DISLIKE Postcards of: * Cartoons, Ads * Patterns or Designs * Erotica, pin-ups, half-dressed people. * Modern Art

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

  2. 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. Holiday stickers, but not freaky/scary Halloween ones. Only the cute kind.
  1. Unused postage stamps are great! I don't collect USED stamps.

  2. Stationery w/ matching envelope

  3. 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, 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

  • 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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matt319 rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #34 USA on Sep 26, 2021
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sjbult rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #34 USA on Sep 21, 2021
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Comment: Hi Betty! I finally got your postcard. It was misspent to zip 09902. I wonder where that is? Thank you!
BecSB01 rated for Simple PC Swap 5 Partners INTL on Sep 9, 2021
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thefairyoflostthings rated for Inspirational Quotes on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: 9-9-21 I messaged (8-4-21) regarding this swap a month after it was marked sent (7-10-21) and waited another month for a response. The message still says "Unread". I will happily change this rating as soon as possible.
Response: If you had read my profile, you'd understand why I haven't responded.
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Comment: Hi Betty, Thanks for the cool PCs. Love the washi stickers too! The froggy PC is my fave one!
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Comment: Thankyou Ms Betty for the fun postcards qnd extras.....they are awsome!!!
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Comment: Cute swap! Thank you!
KyraSmith rated for Sunrise/sunset postcard swap on Aug 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard :) best wishes
CraftyShana76 rated for Simple PC Swap 5 Partners INTL on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: Interesting PC! TYVM!
CraftyShana76 rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Aug 28, 2021
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Comment: Cute jokes. TYVM!! I love getting these state PCs.
TakenByChance rated for Vacation Postcard Swap Int'l on Aug 26, 2021
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Comment: This does look like a beautiful place to spend some time. I can only imagine that this picture doesnโ€™t even come close to how scary high the cliffs can be and his absolutely beautiful this place truly is. Thanks for sharing.
SunflowerRose rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #34 on Aug 26, 2021
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Comment: Cute pc. Thanks
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Sticker slapped envelope & Flats on Aug 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the re-send
suepier rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and the fun puns.
suepier rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #36 USA on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Utah. I am thankfully not colorblind but sometimes I find that I get mixed up when the shades of colors are too close to each other.
suepier rated for bridge postcard swap on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bridge postcard.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Utah postcard.
suepier rated for State map postcard on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great map postcard of Ohio.
suepier rated for Quote PC Swap #29 on Aug 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Taos postcard. I love New Mexico and want to plan another trip there.

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Comments

bpl76 on Aug 11, 2021:

Hi , I have left several messages for 3 different swaps that have not been received by me and your partners Are you ok please let me know so I know how to proceed BPL76

cmalaina on Aug 4, 2021:

FTLOC#1- Washie Tape Samples Summer Theme-Us Only

hello there I saw that you still have not rated me yet on this swap if you can please let me know what is going !!

myancey on Aug 2, 2021:

Hey there! Have u received my H swap yet? Thanks!

myancey on Aug 2, 2021:

Hi. I havenโ€™t been rated yet for notecards with a twist.

myancey on Jul 29, 2021:

Hi. Could u please check your messages? Thanks! Have a GREAT day!

susieq11 on Jul 28, 2021:

I love the cheery envelope you sent my swap in too!

ChrisAnne on Jul 19, 2021:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead! We are happy to have you! New swaps are being posted today so do not be afraid to jump in and join the fun!

yvonne401 on Jul 12, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

VitaLynne on Jun 18, 2021:

Hi there. I sent you both a private message and a postcard on June 1. Hi there. I'm checking in to see whether you received my postcard yet in response to Postcard With a Prompt #135. If so, would you kindly let me know. I am a bit concerned as it has been 17 days since I sent it.

Rainydancer on May 30, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

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