Date Joined: July 28, 2009
Last Online: December 1, 2023
Birthday: January 21, 1958
Country: United States
I still love and listen to the same artists and groups that I did when I was young. They include: Rod Stewart (saw him 4 times!), Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Trick, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Bryan Adams, Josh Groban, Ringo Starr, Celine Dion, Abba, Neil Diamond and so many more. Plus I am and always will be an Osmond fan!
Reading is my passion! I adore it and would have my nose stuck in a book all day long if I could! Not only do I enjoy reading the old fashioned way...I also love listening to audio books. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, J.D Robb, James Patterson, Laura Childs, Linda Castillo, Stephen King, John Saul, C.J. Box, J.A. Jance, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Jackson, Debbie Macomber, Elin Hilderbrand and much more. Some of my very favorite books are the "cozy" mysteries! I'm still a Nancy Drew and Hardy boys fan at heart as well. I also love reading biographies. I have hundreds of physical books and just as many on my Kindle Fire!
I'm not a huge TV fan but I am loyal to some shows. I have been watching "General Hospital" for over 40 years now.and have been fortunate to meet many of the cast members. I also really enjoy The Good Doctor, Bob Hearts Abishola, FBI, The Connors, The Rookie, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Fire Country and Autopsy. I still love watching the older shows as well and some of my favorites are: The Golden Girls, Bewitched, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Murder She Wrote, Charmed, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ghost Whisperer, The Bob Newhart Show, Friends, Emergency and Dark Shadows.
I have been pen palling for over 40 years and am always happy to meet and begin writing to ladies who enjoy this hobby as much as I do. I have many pen friends in the US and in other countries as well. I also love to swap friendship books, friendship sheets, bags, stationery, stickers, notecards and journals. I love anything to do with writing and words!
I am also a huge Halloween fan! My fascination began when I was just a kid and loved dressing up in costume and going through the neighborhood with my friends "trick or treating." When I grew up and got married, two of my kids were born in October...one on the 17th and another on the 30th...just 27 minutes away from midnight. When they were growing up we always had Halloween themed birthday parties! When my daughter turned 16 we had a "Sweet 16, Halloween" party for her and it was amazing! We decorate our house and yard with everything Halloween and we usually start in mid-August! I love the stickers, the stationery, the decorations, smells, colors and mood of Halloween and Autumn
Any kind of stationery - the old fashioned letter kind or computer stationery of any kind, lined stationery
Postcards of scenic things, especially state map post cards
Candles - spicy kind, not flowery
Anything Autumn or Halloween themed
Souveniers from your state in exchange for something from my state.
Journals...any size, shape, color, texture, lined
Pretty or cute blank notecards
Anything dealing with Snoopy, Thomas Kinkade, snowmen, witches, books, Black Labs or Mary Engelbreit
Cat figurines or cat related items
Disney items, especially those pertaining to Beauty and the Beast
Kiddie type stickers or stationery
Not a fan of washi tape
stamped images or small scraps of paper
pages from books, old movie or raffle tickets or other items used for junk journals. I don't do them so I don't really have a need for these items
Pen Palling Reading Cooking Crocheting Journaling Creative writing Jigsaw puzzles - especially the Disney and lighthouse themed ones by Thomas Kinkade Yoga Diamond Art Postcards
I am a huge animal lover, and our family has been blessed with so many special ones through the years. Right now, we have a 6-year-old male Black Lab/Mastiff named Bear, who has my heart! We also have three cats who allow us to live alongside them. There's Chip, who is a 10-year-old male tuxedo, Autumn, who is a 4-year-old female tabby, two 9-year-old male Bengals named Benji and Casimir and our newest addition is a 4-month-old all grey female named Savannah. They are our furry kids and are loved so much!
I am a 65 year old Pennsylvania native. I worked as a financial secretary for over twenty years before taking an early retirement at the age of 62. I still work part time as a bookkeeper/person who goes where needed in my niece's Italian restaurant, alongside my husband, Bill. He is 72, retired and we have been married for 42 years. We have three adult children 40, 37 and 35) and three beautiful little grandchildren (8 1/2, 4 1/2 and 5) who captured my heart the moment I laid eyes on them! I am pretty healthy and active except for a profound hearing loss, for which I wear double hearing aids.
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