Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 1:59 pm


Date Joined: May 14, 2021
Last Online: January 28, 2023
Birthday: December 13
Country: United States
My Speaking Voice In a TV Ad

Vita's Musings

Hello everyone!
The most memorable moments come in the smallest of formats - a postcard! I appreciate every single piece of mail I receive, and I let each of my partners know what I like about each swap they send me. Every single card I receive is a small miracle. Given the limitations of the rating system on Swap-Bot, however, I wish to use this space to give a special thanks to my partners who sent me the postcards below that I absolutely adore. Thank you to the moon and back! A special thanks to Swap-Bot Coordinator HappyMom for showing me how to post images to my profile.

Black & White PC Swap By NJBird.
There is no PC quite like this one in my collection. The lovely vintage postage stamps and the sentiments you expressed were greatly appreciated!


Words Only PC Swap By SoberMermaid3.
I love love love this PC! I haven't stopped laughing since I received it. Thank you also for the message you wrote. I loved that the entire writing space was filled to the brim with loveliness! I'm a total Fruit Loop and I'm proud of it!



"Instead of looking for love, give it; constantly renew it in yourself and you will always feel its presence within you. It will always be there smiling at you, gazing on you kindly." ~ Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

"Strive each day to make your life purer, richer, and more luminous. You will subtly and imperceptibly lead all of creation heavenward." ~ Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

2022-05-12 Hello Everyone. Each and every one of my swaps has been mailed from the post office, all on time. If you have not already done so, kindly rate my swaps. If for some reason I sent you the wrong thing OR if you do not receive the swap, kindly send me a private message and I will make it right. Thank you so very much! Peace and good will to you all! Vita LynnΓ©

There is so much to look forward to as this year ends and a new one begins. decluttering and downsizing my abode, reading more, swapping more postcards, less screen time on social media, losing weight, eating more healthy, and creating beauty every where I walk. There is so much I can do to make the world a better place. It is all in the details ... it is the small things that matter the most. Kindness - respect for others - monitoring our speech - and so much more.

I can honestly say, now that I have received over 200 postcards to date, that I don't really have a favorite. When I receive a postcard, I read the writer's sentiments first, and I look at the postage stamps. I love beautiful stamps.

Send me the most beautiful - unique - unusual - fun - postcard that YOU like, not necessary what I like. I want my postcards to be as eclectic as my menagerie of friends.

The link above will direct you to every single postcard I have sent and received via Postcrossing and Swap-Bot. Confused about what send me? Send me a theme that is NOT already in my collection. Yep ...

I am 63 years of age with a joie de vivre. I embrace the world best through knowledge and communication. There is nothing I like more than taking in copious volumes of information from many disciplines. I love to laugh more than anything. Respect - diplomacy - kindness - love - honesty - all of these are very important attributes to possess.

I have a deep appreciation for aesthetics and the finer things in life, the arts, theatre, classical literature, and fine dining. I would also enjoy eating at a roadside diner on Route 66 or a hole in the wall if the people are fun. I'll take good vibes over ambience any day. It's all about good vibes for me. From the Ritz Carlton to the Beverly Hillbillies - they all appeal to me in equal measure. I love me some hillbillies and I love Jeff Foxworthy! He cracks me up on a whole nother level.

Among the many things I love:

Ballet. Chocolate Candy. Clarinet. Classical Music
Crystals. Stickers
Fine Dining
Fine Arts. Frasier. Gymnastics. Indian Food. Jigsaw Puzzles. Lindt Lindor Truffles (Milk). Saint Germain. Sushi. Technology. The Violet Flame. Tiramisu Cake from Whole Foods. Travel. Washi Tape

Quote Love

These are a few of my favorite quotes:

"The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words "thank you", I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything." ~ Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

If it's not going to matter in 5 years, spend no more than 5 minutes thinking about it.

Communicate. Even when it's uncomfortable or uneasy. One of the best ways to heal is to simply get everything out.

Every relationship has problems, because every person has problems, and the place that our problems appear most glaringly is in our close relationships. The key is whether or not we can hear from others where we are wrong, and accept their feedback without getting defensive. (Henry Cloud - Boundaries).

Writing Prompts

Is a hot dog a sandwich? Why or why not?
Mayonaise or Miracle Whip?
Your favorite quotes.
Three random facts about yourself

Fun Facts About Me

  1. Favorite TV Shows: Frasier, The Jeffersons
  2. Book I'm Reading Now: A Wrinkle In Time
  3. Favorite Activities: Fine Dining, Jigsaw Puzzles, Bridge
  4. Proudest Accomplishment: Smith College graduate at the age of 34.
  5. I watch ballet videos every day.
  6. Personal Commitment: Every year I must do something I have never done before, no matter how big or small.
  7. Favorite Vegetable: sweet peas.
  8. Least favorite vegetable: Okra.
  9. I have flown a small airplane over the Oregon wilderness.
  10. I have walked to the crown of the Statue of Liberty on a dare.
  11. I attended the International Tour Management Institute in 1994.
  12. Won't eat for love or money: Liver
  13. I flew to Milan, Italy alone on a dare.
  14. Favorite Live Performances: Theatre, Ballet.
  15. Favorite Dessert: Tiramisu from Whole Foods Market.
  16. In my youth, I was a classical singer and was studying to be an opera singer.
  17. Favorite Movies: ET, Ghost, Trading Places.
  18. I love pecans!
  19. Previous Domiciles: San Francisco, CA; Lake Wales, Florida; Northampton, MA.
  20. I am 5'10" inches tall - yet my bigger-than-life Mother is a whopping 5'3" tall. All my life, I have been her human step stool. "Del, can you reach up there and grab that from the top shelf for Mommy?"
  21. I have a Tuxedo Kitty Cat named ChloΓ«-Boots.
  22. Favorite Colors: Blue, Violet
  23. Favorite Author: Rachel Cusk.
  24. Favorite Place to Visit: Park City, Utah! I love Utah!
  25. I do not own a television.
  26. I love love love watching Ballet Videos.
  27. My phones and clocks are all set to military time.
  28. I am excellent at Calculus, Trigonometry and Algebra. I love mathematics and science.
  29. Favorite Artist: Johannes Vermeer.
  30. Favorite Period in History: Baroque.
  31. I am told that I have a beautiful speaking voice. Click the link above to listen to a TV Ad featuring me as the voiceover talent.
  32. For reasons I still cannot fathom, I am charismatic - so much so that no matter where I am, what country I visit, whether I speak the language or not, I will always make friends with no effort at all on my part. What a blessing. I think I might be what is called a "witnesser," for lack of a better term. People feel very comfortable telling me the intimate details of their lives. I learned that I don't have to fix anything - all I do is listen without judgment - and I never never tell their secrets. Well ... to whom much is given, much is required - and I'm okay with that.

Post Cards

Unique - Classy - Eclectic - Top-Quality If you ever wish to send me anything extra, I would greatly appreciate receiving blank postcards. That's what I need more than anything else. My postcard collection is dwindling fast and I need hundreds more of all varieties and themes. If you have any to sell or give away that are of the highest quality, I would greatly appreciate receiving them. Kindly send me a PM to discuss how to make the transfer.

Any of these themes would be a plus Bridges
Cars Christmas (year round). Doors and Windows Dragons Fairies Gnomes Mermaids Mailboxes Nautical Maps Oceans Ships

Postcards I would love to receive:
A post card which reveals the most about you.
Your favorite postcard.
A postcard that would make me go "wow!"
Aesthetically pleasing postcards.
A postcard you love that is not on my list.


Comment: This was one of the best swaps I have participated in since I joined swapbot. I got a warm fuzzy feeling when I received a good variety of nothing-ness. LOL.
tea1227 rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: great job with this swap!
Comment: Thank you very much for sending items I love and shipping early so I can enjoy them all month long.
Unbijou rated for PH: Traveling Postcard Swap, Rnd 24 on Nov 9, 2022
Comment: Got this safely and will pass on. Hope you got your paralegal business done. Is the Crete PC for me or to start a new traveler?
Response: It is for you to do with what you will. It is all yours!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards! I especially love the doge card!
Response: You are so very welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Halloween card. I love the cute stickers and the postcards you added. They made it more special
Comment: Thank you for your Halloween card, Halloween wishes and postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Halloween card and Cool Post cards inside. I have to put your wise quote in my journal. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice Halloween card and all the extras. Have a happy Halloween.
BalticFox rated for Quick Postcard Swap of 10 #3 on Oct 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and the extra postcards! Cute quotes!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and your message and the cool PC! Love the quotes. Have a wonderful day and a Happy Halloween! Hugs, Diane
coolcamaro rated for Quick Postcard Swap of 10 #3 on Oct 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cards, especially the one of Marian Anderson. I also love Dr Seuss.
Comment: What a great card, plus word searches, too! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the cute Halloween card and the fun postcard tuck-ins! Enjoy that leftover candy!!!
Response: You are so very welcome. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the Halloween Greeting. Wishing you well. Vita LynnΓ©
ch23 rated for PH: Traveling Postcard Swap, Rnd 23 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: thank you Vita for the great stadium card. What a bonus! Great quotes too.
Comment: Thanks for sending your postcard my way. Good luck with your goals. I also need to declutter. There's just never enough time! Thanks for the blank notecards and postcard.
dorcii rated for PH: Traveling Postcard Swap, Rnd 21 on Jul 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap, it arrived :)
shellbee8 rated for Oversized Postcard on Jul 11, 2022
Comment: Yay! I got them! Thank you so much! I think this may have been your first envelope!

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simcoe54 on Dec 13, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 1, 2022:

mamajoy on Jan 10, 2022:

Vita: Thank you so much for your RAK. I loved your note and the postcards are terrific. That was really thoughtful of you. You are a great swap partner. Welcome to swap-bot.
😘 Joy

HappyMom on Dec 24, 2021:

Hi Vita β€οΈπŸ’š Thanks for your sweet comment on my profile and for swapping this past year. I hope you have a beautiful holiday season and a great start to the New Year!


HappyMom on Dec 11, 2021:

I hope your birthday is bright and beautiful!

sjbookworm on Jun 1, 2021:

Hi, VitaLynne, I just saw your second message today. I am tech challenged because I don't even know where to go to hear the audio clip. I would send you my email address but I don't know how to do that so you alone would see it. I am sorry I am so clueless. Sharon (sjbookworm)

lorencz on May 20, 2021:

Hello friend!! I'm happy that you're on SB now, and think you'll really love it. I can't wait to swap with you soon. You are fun, intelligent, and very thoughtful.... the perfect combo.

Sending much love! β€οΈπŸ’•

HappyMom on May 16, 2021:

Hi Vita! Welcome to Swap-bot and thanks for joining my "6 Postcards in an Envelope" swap. You're my "send-to" partner, and I'm mailing it out today. I hope you like the selection! welcome

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