Date Joined: March 22, 2019
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: February 9
Country: United States
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.
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 YA Fantasy Fiction/Fantasy Horror.
I have a long list of favorite authors and eagerly look forward to new releases from them.
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.
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!
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.
1.**Love to get address labels if you can make them on your printer. :-)
POSTCARDS: Tourist-type postcards ESPECIALLY pretty landscapes. State MAP postcards. DISLIKE: Postcards of cartoons, Art, and non-tourist type.
Blank note cards (cute homemade kind fine, too)
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.
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, 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
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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