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jlink

jlink
Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: February 9, 2024
Birthday: August 17, 1970
Country: United States

About Me

I am 52 with a 19-year-old son - Matt. I have been engaged to Tim for 8 years. I grew up in a small town, moved to the cities for many years and came right back to the small town! Country life for me. Now I live in the Arizona Desert - lots different than Minnesota but no more winters!

Just spent two weeks in the hospital after having an emergency hysterectomy. Now I am facing chemotherapy. My first session is on 9/27/23 and I don't know yet how many sessions it will be. Scary time. Swap-Bot is a way to keep myself busy instead of being worried about everything.

I was an executive assistant at Best Buy Corporate for 13 years. During my time there I lost my hearing, so when I was laid off, I was able to apply for disability and "retired" at age 39. I do not know ASL. We have one small dog, Papparanien named Bear . I lost my brother in a kayaking accident but have a stepbrother and stepsister - both younger than myself. My mom lives in Alaska and my dad lives in Minnesota. I have lived in Alaska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota and now Arizona

Had to leave my job at Postal Connections when I found out about the cancer.

Likes? I will just list them and there are probably a ton more that I don't have on here. - Dr Who - Horses - Dogs - Fairies - Pink - Girly things - Wonder Woman - My Little Pony - Penguins - Droids - Groot - Trains - Minions - Nightmare Before Christmas - Adult Coloring (not curse coloring books) - Wolves - Jon Van Zyle (artist) - Christmas - Halloween - Bears - Stickers - Stationery - Stamps - The Environment - Turtles - Travel - Chocolate (except White) - Disney - Eeyore - Entering Sweepstakes - Writing Pen Pals - PostCrossing - Postcards - If it's not here, I probably still like it and didn't think of it

Dislikes - Coconut Flakes - Mushrooms - Live Snakes (just can't deal with them) - Bugs - wow - I am not coming up with much that I dislike!

I could really use ephemera of any kind as well as die cuts. I just started doing crafting again and haven't a lot of these items.

Allergic to green beans

Reading - I love to read. I am a very eclectic reader with tastes ranging from fantasy to mystery to some romance (no harlequin). Currently reading Wendy Corsi Staub, Robert Jordan, Faye and Jonathan Kellerman, Dean Koontz. Always willing to give an author a chance so if you have suggestions - throw them my way!

Movies - Since I am hard of hearing, I have to wait until they arrive on DVD. I tend to go for action, drama, comedy. Just watched Wonder Woman yesterday and loved it - so awesome. We have a large collection of Disney movies. Love Fiddler on the Roof, Bridge on the River Kwai, Armageddon, The Hunt for Red October. I always enjoy a good disaster movie - don't even care if it's corny. Not a fan of slasher/horror movies at all. My fiancé loves them and I just take off my hearing aids and turn my back to them and he can watch all he likes.

TV Shows - we canceled cable, so we rely on Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu. Right now, I am binge watching the original Frasier. I can watch Dr. Who any time of the day. I love cooking shows and a lot of Food Network Shows. Oh, so many shows are on my watch list that I can't list them all. Open to suggestions!

Music - unable to enjoy due to hearing loss, sending me music to listen to would not be a good choice. I wish I could - I loved all the 80s bands when I was growing up. Big Hair Rocks.

I am definitely a crafter - paper crafting, making cards, quilting, scrapbooking, cross stitching, learning to knit and crochet, latch hook, general crafting. I don't have the tools for wood crafts any longer. I am very open to learning new things. I am going to learn how to make flip books, ATCs and pocket letters. I just learned how to make corner bookmarks and love that.

Religion - prefer nothing religious - if you are a truly religious person and that is all the supplies you have, I will totally accept it, but prefer not to if at all possible.

Postcards - love them all - naked or in an envie - I am fine with both ways. Love the vintage or ones with an actor/actress on it or movie poster, book title, etc... Love horses and dogs on them (or any animal). Trains make Tim happy! Touristy is totally fine. Honestly, I am not picky about postcards - send what you have - no need to go hunt for the perfect one for me - I love what's written more than anything!

Teas - favorites are Rooibos, Chai, Herbal. Prefer no peach or matcha. Always willing to try new flavors.

I own a sweepstakes group on Facebook - if you are interested in those, please let me know.

If you receive a letter/package from me with postage due, please send me a note, and give me a chance to respond before leaving negative feedback.

So happy to be a part of this group!

Ratings

suepier rated for PC SWAP #17 - MAP on Feb 17, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the nice map postcard from North Dakota. I think that this is my first one for that state.
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Comment: Yay phoenix!
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Comment: Thanks for sending this postcard my way! I love the old black and white portraits! :)
Lisserz rated for PC SWAP #16 - BOAT on Jan 20, 2024
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Comment: That's one big boat. Have you ever been on a cruise boat? I haven't, but I hope to one day. Maybe when I take my trip to the Bahamas. Ah, dreams! Thanks for the postcard.
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome tiger postcard. Hoping for no snow this winter!
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Comment: Please forgive the late posting. Thank you for the great postcard. I love the birds! Happy New Year!
Courtney rated for Bad joke postcard swap #14 on Dec 30, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the library focused jokes!
SkaGirl rated for Bad joke postcard swap #14 on Dec 30, 2023
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Comment: Thank you! :) I absolutely love that you used ska jokes!!! :)
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Comment: Thank you, Julie! Happy New Year!
lspjackie rated for PC #14 - Black and White on Dec 24, 2023
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Comment: thank you for the postcard! definitely go to a beach if you can, La Jolla Cove is my favorite!
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard of loons!!!
SkaGirl rated for PC SWAP #13 - TOWN YOU DON'T LIVE IN on Dec 21, 2023
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Comment: Thank you! :)
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Comment: Hello! The scientific name for the Clarks Nutcracker is incorrect. It's the scientific name for the American red squirrel haha. I know it's not your fault I just a little giggle. We do have nutcrackers here. Thank you for the beautiful postcard.-Kimi
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Comment: oh yes we had some snow... back on Halloween and another time in November but it has all melted rather quickly afterwards. I am certain there will be more to come... God is not done with Minnesota snow yet. thank you Hope you are well and receive many blessing in 2024. 12/17
DParker85 rated for Quick PC Swap! on Dec 16, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the kokopelli card!
Mamakoala2017 rated for PC Swap #12 - Rock on Dec 12, 2023
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Comment: Thank you!
03Scarlett rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #198 on Dec 11, 2023
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Comment: Julie, Thanks so much for the card you chose and sent. I've heard of Dr. Who but haven't ever seen it. Have an awesome day! 🌹🌹🌹
EmotionalSupportDevin rated for PC Swap #11 - Fruit on Dec 10, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for your PC!
mchesser12 rated for Senders Choice PC swap- USA on Nov 11, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the Cinderella's Castle postcard. Hope your treatment is going well. Have you taken the mini vacation yet? If so, how was it?
Response: We did - just went to a town about three hours away. Unfortunately, due to chemo, I get tired early. I did send him off to the movies without me one night!
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Comment: Love this postcard! Thank you.

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:

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Rainydancer on Sep 10, 2022:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

LindaW on Aug 18, 2022:

Happy Birthday!🎁

simcoe54 on Aug 17, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!

CurlyTea on Aug 17, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Heirloom on Mar 17, 2018:

RiverTopanga on Feb 25, 2018:

Profile Check for ST. Patrick's Day Swap- Artisan ATCs. Welcome to the swap! If you find any pots of gold along the road to creating this one... don't forget to share with the other group members :-)

Poohtat on Jan 1, 2018:

Vickyen on Dec 1, 2017:

TGIF Weekend NoteCard #81 - Julie - I loved your Cardinal notecard, each time I see a lovely Cardinal, it makes me feel like my sweet Mom is stopping by to say "Hi!" to me! Thank you for making me smile! Hugs ;)

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