Hi, I'm Janis from Texas. Yee Haw!
I have 25 year old twin boys and a 29 year old son who is developmentally delayed due to a rare chromosome disorder called "Ring 4". More information on this disorder can be found HERE
I have been married for 31 years. I was a military wife for 10 years. We lived on Ft. Huachuca in AZ: (Loved it!!). Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia: (Liked it!) & Ft. Meade in Maryland: (Hated it!) where my husband worked for the The National Security Agency (NSA) He is a Veteran of the Gulf War. He left 1 week after I found out I was pregnant with Grayson & came back 2 weeks after he was born. My twins were born at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
I have 3 rescue dogs.
Yodi is a 2yr old Yorkie mix. My son actually adopted him, but he was too much for him to handle so we took him in. He is aloof, hard headed, mildly aggressive & is one kooky little dog.
Bianca is a 7 yr old Doxie-Pin. She was neglected & went from home to home until she found us. She is terrified of everything...the leash, walks, baths, other people, & cameras too as you can see in the picture.
My husband adopted a new dog that was going to be sent to the pound. Her name is Penny & she is a 2yr. old shepherd mix. She is so sweet & friendly. Yodi is getting used to her, but will have a great playmate when he does.
They are all loved, spoiled, & happy house dogs who get lots of love & treats :)
Likes/Wishlist in no particular order...
I LOVE killer whales...all whales & dolphins really, but Orca, Narwhal, Sperm whales, Beluga, Bottlenose & Commersons Dolphins are my favorites!!
Other stuff I like..
Some characters I like are...
People I currently like...
Please do not send: These are things I do not need or have an excess of, so while I appreciate you sending them, please be aware that they might be shared with others, which will put a smile on someone else's face too.
I am the founder of the Experienced ATC Swappers Group as well as the USA ATC Swap group.
I prefer a hand drawn/painted ATC. If it's in your unique "style" that's even better. I appreciate clever, snarky or unexpected collage and colorful layered mixed media. Just because it's not listed here doesn't mean I don't like it or want it. I am open to any & all topics & themes.
I especially love Lowbrow art. Odd, weird & surreal are right up my alley!
Besides my favorite animals & themes listed in my "likes" I love...
I use a lot of tape because the postal machines that the mail goes through can be very hard on envelopes, so I don't want them to tear up my ATC's & swaps that I send out. I've worked very hard on them & want you to receive them in great shape. See HERE for an interesting article about why your mail is sometimes damaged.
You will probably need a pair of scissors handy when you open up my swaps.
I am 2 hours behind Swapbot time.
I swap USA only due to postage costs, wait times & reliability.
I am no longer allowing swappers that have participated in "ratings booster" swaps to make up for poor ratings in my groups & swaps b/c I think it is an unfair way to cheat the ratings system. I will make an exception only if it has been 1 year + since you joined one.
Feel free to use any of my past swap ideas, wording, or pictures to host your own swap or to start an International version of a swap I am currently hosting. No need to ask. Ideas are not property. We are all here to express our creativity & have fun, so inspiring others & sharing ideas is what Swapbot is all about.
I do not claim to be an expert in any of the swaps that I host. I am often trying out new things right along with you & for the very 1st. time. Sometimes I fail & sometimes I succeed, but I give it my best shot & hope you will do the same.
I ALWAYS send & I ALWAYS rate, so if you are missing a card, package or rating please let me know before giving me a negative rating so I can make it right. If something prevents me from sending on time I will always let you know.
I always angel all of my swaps as long as you rate the person that flaked on you a 1.
Please don't hesitate to PM me if something doesn't look right, if I made a mistake on something or for any constructive comments. I welcome any FRIENDLY guidance, advice or reminders.
SMOKE STINKS! - I prefer not to swap with smokers unless you are very careful about keeping your items away from the smoke.
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