Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2022 1:43 pm


Date Joined: May 6, 2019
Last Online: November 28, 2022
Birthday: August 15
Country: United States
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About Me

About me


Nov 2021 I take pics of my swaps, and their envelopes, front & back, so if you’re missing a swap, I have a record of it. Please contact me if you haven’t received it. Thanks!

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I’m a former 6th grade teacher, but now work for a non-profit, mostly from home, just outside Richmond, Virginia. I have an independent 😀 & bright (but sometimes moody) teen and a kind, smart, & funny husband. He and I met in the local scuba diving club, and our kid is also certified. There’s another world under the water, and it’s so peaceful and beautiful!

Although I’ve lived in the South my entire life, I dream of living in a cooler climate and of snow falling on Christmas Day ❄️ . I fantasize about living in Colorado. I love snow! ‘Round here, 6” or more means school & appointments are called off and most people get an unexpected free day, which I LOVE! (Favs for snow day: a roaring, crackling 🔥 , baking, crafting, shoveling, napping, shooting pics of snow)

I read a newspaper daily and particularly enjoy Carolyn Hax , Miss Manners, Jumble, & now Wordle (online). Sometimes I like the news, but mostly read it because I feel obligated to be informed. This is an actual newspaper, not articles found through social media. I miss Dave Barry’s weekly column, Farside, and Calvin & Hobbs, but now laugh at Zits, Dilbert and Pluggers.

What I like to do

  • gardening, (growing mostly flowers)
  • visiting state & national parks
  • looking at gardens
  • walking wooded trails,
  • reading (mostly audiobooks)
  • cooking
  • crafting

We live on a few acres so I enjoy seeing the wildlife, in particular the birds. I typically have a bluebird family in the spring & it’s exciting watching the full progression of empty nest box to nest, eggs, babies and their departure! I love trees and find bugs 🐛 🐜 🕷 & snakes 🐍 interesting. They’re around here all the time, so we get along.

I make an effort to live environmentally-friendly (e.g., I recycle, reduce, reuse & compost, try to reduce my use of single-use plastics, drive a hybrid)

🐈 I have 2 orange tabby cat boys whom I adore, Owen & Charley 🐈

Particular ** favorite** things: are


coffee flavored candy & desserts, lattes, espresso, coffee cups, quotes about coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, cute little demitasse cups... Think the Bubba Gump shrimp guy in Forrest Gump talking about shrimp...that’s me with coffee

I also like

comical items! To get an idea of my sense of humor, I find very funny:

*Ted Lasso * David Sedaris * Frasier * Atypical * Everybody Loves Raymond *Bob ❤️ Abishola



——————- even odd things like a tiny screw, tiny piece of satin ribbon, or an itty bitty feather. Doll house things like a tiny Kleenex box or a miniature book make me lose my mind!

I like tiny things, & sparkles!

  • postage stamps = miniature art!
  • hippos, 🦛 especially baby hippos
  • pastels, especially periwinkle
  • flowers; my favorite is a bluet
  • cute baby animals. What baby isn’t cute?
  • birds, real or drawn
  • trees 🌲
  • anything having to with Thomas Jefferson
  • anything with a bicycle 🚲
  • clocks & watches ⏰
  • photos of all sorts, especially close ups

Robert Llewellen’s photographs amaze me! robertllewellyn

## I also really like


  • early photos of famous people
  • Quaint churches ⛪ with simple steeples
  • colored or shaped paper clips & cute binder clips
  • origami
  • cute sticky notes (all sizes)
  • small matchbox crafts
  • tiny bottles (like perfume bottles)
  • magazine ads with odd photos
  • interesting ideas about life in the future

  • natural items found outside. I usually have a bowl which I fill with natural finds I like: a feather, a tiny pine cone, a colorful stone or one in a particular shape, some interesting seeds, a pretty leaf, etc.

Books I’ve particularly enjoyed:

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Dress Your Children in Corduroy & Denim
  • Gone Girl
  • Angela’s Ashes
    • A Gentleman in Moscow*
  • Prince of Tides
  • The Poisonwood Bible
  • Go Ask Alice
    • The Book Thief*
  • Americanah
    • Middlesex*
    • The Corrections*
    • A Mother’s Reckoning*

TV Shows/series that have been favorites include: -——————————————————— * Atypical * The Kids are Alright * Frasier * Six Feet Under * Breaking Bad * Mr Mercedes *Dateline * Stranger * America’s Test Kitchen * Barefoot Contessa * and,....dare I admit it?.... The Pimple Popper

Movies I’ve loved

  • The Wife
  • Fargo
  • the Sound of Music
  • Harold & Maude
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin
  • A Christmas Story
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • Manchester-by the-Sea
  • Shawshank Redemption


I’m delighted with tiny stickers or cute postage stamps or little cute pictures cut from magazines.


  • Goth
  • mustard yellow
  • religious stuff (but do like holiday icons like bunnies & holly & gingerbread houses.
  • “Dislike” lists that are longer than the “like” list

postcard favorites

  • British royals)
  • Photos of old cars, rustic homes, antiques,
  • outdoor clocks
  • churches,
  • mailboxes,
  • streetcars,
  • trees,
  • musicians,
  • iron fences,
  • steam trains,
  • art photos,
  • black & white photos,
  • postcards of famous people in their early days

Homemade postcard favorites: * funny, weird or unusual magazine pics *a comic from the newspaper


Mimi7 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #91 on Nov 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Nancy, thanks for the pc to pass on and thanks so much for the washi tape
shellbee8 rated for Classroom Valentine Card Swap on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: you made me laugh.. I would have loved to be able to do the talent scout thing too and YES I think that they should offer a degree in that instead of leaving the decisions up to crazies like Simon Cowell and those others. 11/17
Tara rated for Deco Deco #8 on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun deco!
Response: Hope you enjoy working on it!!
Comment: Cute baby rabbit, thanks, Rich
cassie3001 rated for World Postcard Day Swap 2022 on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Yes, that 1 rating was frustrating, but I'm thankful it was resolved. It's discouraging and it seems to happen too often; it takes the fun out of swapping. Hopefully it doesn't happen to you!
CHOWEFACE rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 17, 2022
Comment: Have a spooky Halloween!
teejlc rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap and for sending the super cute postcard! I really love the pumpkin stamp too. I'm not big on horror movies, but oddly enough I do enjoy horror books. Maybe because my heart rate doesn't get quite so high, haha! Have a fun Halloween!
mspandatrain rated for World Postcard Day Swap 2022 on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: LOL, I also did the tour when I was in Austria, it's always Americans on the tour. I loved your postcard too, it's great to see so many different world postcards. Thanks!
rosehippo rated for World Postcard Day Swap 2022 on Oct 6, 2022
Comment: thank you so much for the great card, and cicadas!! and aren't baby hippos the best?!
funstuff rated for Ugly PC Swap #61 on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: I really like this postcard. I guess I never thought about punctuation. I have sent several when wanting to give someone a chuckle and brighten there day
marclively rated for Black and White pc swap #110 on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Thanks for sending your postcard my way and for the blank ones!
Comment: I'm a grammar snob too! I get it!
squince rated for Black and White pc swap #110 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Cool, Thanks!
debbee2014 rated for Deco Deco #6 on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you - what a nice book to share. Can't wait to add to it.
bluerose3 rated for PH: List 5 Series - On The Go on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks
BalticFox rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #43 on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: What a cool card, those horses make me smile. I think I only saw them in a friend's house but I love this card!
octobereve930 rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #43 on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: i love that sky ... I would love to see that it is so beautiful. and the tree is the same color too. wow... thank you 9/13
debbiespoms rated for SCAVENGER HUNT #43 on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: I received your swap today and TYSM for the Bear family PC. Love it ! I used to have this set of PC's a few years ago and are since passed on. But yes, I agree about Papa bears eyes. That look as though he has the potential to be evil. Kind of creepy if you ask me, ha! Have a good day Nancy.

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tcornell on Dec 24, 2021:

Thank you for thinking of me, and for the kind words on my profile ♥ This community has been so supportive! Y'all are more appreciated than you realize :) Tracy

Mimi7 on Nov 9, 2021:

Hi Nancy What did you think of Cat book #8 I sent? Isn;t it nice? Enjoying these swaps. Hope you are staying safe and are well.

Don;t forget to rate me and thanks so much!!

take care Donna

lou on Aug 30, 2021:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

dcp0112 on Apr 5, 2021:

Have a wonder spring & have fun planting those beautiful flowers!!

VAgardengirlgirl on Mar 26, 2021:

Many thanks to porkpie5 for uploading the coloring collab! I love the different ways swappers colored it!

porpie5 on Mar 26, 2021:


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