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justmesks

justmesks
Date Joined: July 26, 2013
Last Online: September 30, 2022
Birthday: November 24, 1946
Country: United States

JUST ME

Here we are in August of 2022 already. The past two or three years have been so hectic with COVID 19 and all the restrictions that it brought about. It's so nice that the kids are back in school and back to a some what normal routine. I hope all of you are doing well. I am doing well; sticking to my healthy eating AND walking! With all of the side effects from my medications I could barely walk during the year of 2019. I am now walking 20000 to 30000 steps a day! Yes, you read that correct. It isn't a typo error. I push myself but I have lost almost 100 lbs and feel so much better. I still have arthritis in my knees but praise God I don't have pain unless it is raining a lot.

UPDATE---JANUARY 1, 2020 Happy New Year Everyone. I hope this will be a year of great blessings for all of you. I am doing much better. Since my episode with the side effects of medication I have been on a "health kick". I am now down to only three pills a day from 17! Yes, 17 but lots of them were over the counter--fish oil, cinnamon, calcium, turmeric, etc. I am eating healthier and have lost 32 lbs. And, no I am not looking for those lost pounds! They can stay lost. Since my change in diet, etc. my doctor has taken me off of most of my prescribed meds and I feel so much better.

Hello, I am Sandy from Indiana. I love postcards and have collected them since I was a child. I love receiving postcards and reading what others have to say. It's my way of traveling around this big wonderful world we have. I love sending postcards to others that enjoy them. As for what kind of postcards I like, I prefer the tourist type. You know, the ones that show your home town; scenery, buildings, etc. I really don't like funny, nude, b & w, ad cards, art or home made. I DO NOT CARE FOR ZAZZLE or HOME MADE POSTCARDS.

The Personal Stuff

I've lived in the same Hoosier town all of my life. My husband and I celebrated our 55th anniversary on March 26. We have four children. They are all married and they have given us 12 wonderful grand children ranging from 10 years to 34 years old. We lost twins Liam and Leo at birth in 2017. We have three great grandsons. Levi is four, Miles is two and Ollie is 3 1/2 months. I am retired.

Odds and Ends

I love all holidays. I love to make home made gifts for birthdays and Christmas. I love to bake and make candy. I love to write. It seems to be a lost art with the younger generation. What better way to brighten someones day then to go to the mailbox and find a written letter! I am trying to get my grand daughters into writing letters, notes and sending thank you cards. I even have two of them now doing postcards. Emma even has entered them as her 4-H project the past five years. She has won grand champion with her exhibit several years. I am so proud of her. If anyone would like to send her a postcard for her collection message me and I will give you her name and address. I send many cards as part of our church card ministry. I keep a journal and have for many years.

POSTCARD UPDATE FEBRUARY 2020 I like my postcards to be written on and touristy. For swaps that call for them to be blank and in an envelope I do not mind getting non tourist that way I have some for swapping when a swap asks for non tourist.

A Few of My Favorite Things

I love teddy bears, heart things, stationery, note cards, address labels and recipe cards. These are the cards you write your recipe on. I've had many think this means recipe postcards. I have over 150 recipe cards in my collection of recipe cards. I collect cookie cutters. At one time I collected teddy bears and things that are heart shaped. My favorite color is lavender. My favorite flowers are daisy, lilac and jonquil. I love the smell of rain and anything freshly baked.

Not My Cup of Tea

I don't like candles, sports, insects, mice, snakes, perfume or strong smells, or crude and vulgar items. I DO NOT drink tea or coffee. I do not like anything that is spearmint.

Favorite Music

I love the good old fashion Rock-n-Roll music from the 50's and 60's. I listen to country and Christian music.

Favorite Movies

I enjoy mystery movies. I seem to watch a lot of Disney movies. Guess all of those grand kids have influenced me. I love to watch movies on the Hallmark, Up and Life channels.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of Food Network shows. I love to try the recipes they make on the shows. I also watch Reba, Heartland, Cedar Cove, The Good Witch and lots of Disney. Seems like when I find a good show then it goes off and I need to search for something else to watch.

Crafty Me

I love to scrapbook. I make a scrapbook for each of my six grandchildren every year for Christmas. Four of my grandchildren live in Florida so I don't see them very often and therefore don't get a chance to take pictures of them like I do the other ones that live close to me. I also like to sew and quilt. I have made all of the grandchildren a patchwork quilt. I used to crochet. I inherited crochet books from the early 1900's from my grandmother and made some doilies from the patterns in them. I've done a little card making but it's not my favorite thing to do.

Bits and Pieces

After my mother died I wrote a cookbook for family members. Not only did the book have recipes but it was written in story form---telling the story behind the recipes. I also wrote an autobiography and gave it to each of my children and some of my cousins for a Christmas gift several years ago. I love genealogy and have traced my family back to the 1700's. I am a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of America. I was a leader for 34 years. I love keeping in contact with girls from my troops and seeing what wonderful young ladies they have become.

At this time my wish list is: stationery, note cards, any scrapbook paper, stickers for scrap booking, die cuts for scrap booking, sticky notes and postcards.

I would love to add more Elvis Presley and the Royal Family to my collection. I have started collecting montage type postcards and would like to complete having one of each state. I am also collecting unusual town/city names--Santa Claus, In. Bird-in-Hand, Pa. etc. I also have a lot of Rt 66 cards. I would love any girl scout postcards. I have now started collecting Coke and Santa postcards.

I do not collect stamps but love the different stamps that come on my mail. I save them and pass them on in some of my swaps if I know the person I'm swapping with collects them.

UPDATE AS OF July 2, 2018.

Update for postcards--- My newest collection is Coke, Santa, Provinces of Canada with the name of the Province on the card and the large Love state cards. I have just started collecting Roadside Attractions---you know, the ones that are like the largest ball of yarn, largest basket, rocking chair, etc. Since joining Swap Bot I have found so many types of postcards for collecting. Some don't interest me but I have added to collecting some that are not the typical tourist cards.

POSTCARD UPDATE FEBRUARY 2020 I like my postcards to be written on and touristy. For swaps that call for them to be blank and in an envelope I do not mind getting non tourist that way I have some for swapping when a swap asks for non tourist.

Thanks for any help with these!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks, Marc
Colleen2868 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #46 on Sep 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the post cards. I have only received one set so far. Is bad that I'm hoping you did send another and I'll get two.
Response: Thank you for the lovely thank you card with the darling Santa postcard. I LOVE it and it will be a great addition to my Santa cards. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #236 on Sep 17, 2022
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Comment: Great postcard choices. Nice to find you at my mailbox. Thanks.
KrystalCook84 rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #42 on Sep 9, 2022
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Comment: thank you for the lovely postcards
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Comment: Hi Sandy! I love what you sent thank you! ❤️
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Comment: Thanks?
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Comment: Thank you!
AZmom875 rated for Where Are the Map Cards? on Aug 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much and the extra goodies will get used.
JenZen5 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #192 on Aug 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of postcards and the extras. I like the beach scene from a place I have never heard of. It is fun to learn of new places from postcards. Have a lovely day.
Jbondbull rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #42 on Aug 19, 2022
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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcards and the bonus stamps.
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for rating me and for the heart. have a great weekend.
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards. The bunny is too cute! I really like how we were able to create our own scavenger hunt.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. Did you make the little card? So cute. Your handwriting is amazing. Happy Swapping
Response: Thank you for the sweet comments and the heart rating. I did not make the card but bought it from Current catalogue. I have bought a lot of cute cards from them for over 50 years. Have a wonderful week!
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Comment: Thanks for all the cards. You are very generous. Rich
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. You are welcome, I enjoy sending extra's. Have a great week!
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Comment: Great postcards! Thank you for the extras too!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. Glad you liked the cards. Have a great week!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks so much Sandy, for the 5 PC's for the swap and extra PC. Esp. one being a vintage. Love all you sent though. Thanks so much as well, for joining my swap!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and glad you liked the cards. Thanks too for the rating and the heart. have a wonderful week!
Onyx rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #40 on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the swap! Happy summer!
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Comment: Thanks for the great pc and for participating in this swap!
grammypammy rated for Postcards Please #6 on Jun 22, 2022
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Comment: You deserve more than 1 heart for all the postcards you sent me, thank you so much for them and for the faith based cards you tucked in! Enjoy your day!
Response: Glad you liked them Have a sunny day.
sleepykitty rated for Postcards Please #5 on May 16, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards! :D

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Comments

Highlander18 on Aug 16, 2022:

Thank you much for the Montage pc of a favorite place I have visited. Thank you for introducing me to a new type of card.

takehimaway on Dec 6, 2020:

You sound like such a fun lady!

teddygirl on Sep 25, 2020:

Wow.... Dear Sandy...you have just made my week by your thankyou happy mail 😁😁😁 thanks ever so very much for all the goodies you sent, I love the teddy and floral card and ha llloween stickers esp... My god you spoilt me!!! I don't know why 😂 God bless America, I'd love to go back one day, you have so much nice stationery!!!! It's such a pleasure to swap with you Sandy...take care and much love xxxx

Ukucaitie on Aug 25, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the great used cards from the Postcard Hideout group fourms. I love all of these. I was thrilled to get some beautiful and interesting cards. <3 take care!

kizzlets on Jun 11, 2020:

Sandy, thank you so much for the awesome postcard and notepad!

michlove on Feb 27, 2020:

 SANDY!! Thank you so much for the surprise happy mail! I will find some great ways to use all the postcards. Your kindness is so appreciated. Michelle

pearlywhitesmile on Jan 28, 2020:

Hi hope you are having a great day. :-)

dvmac on Nov 26, 2019:

Hi Sandy Sorry for the late notice, but pcs arrived live and well. Thank you!

robinjeree on Nov 8, 2019:

Dear Sandy, I just got my RAK pack of 32 postcards! 32!! Thank you very much. My husband and I enjoyed looking through them together. You must have such an amazing collection--I appreciate all of the images, and interesting stamps. Christmas in San Antonio caught my attention--we may be going there for the holidays. Thanks again Sandy!

simcoe54 on Nov 5, 2019:

PH: Used Postcards -- Thanks for another great batch of used postcard. I will be adding many of them to my collection!!!!!

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