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nanapal

nanapal
Date Joined: January 12, 2024
Last Online: May 27, 2024

Country: United States
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About Me

I've lived in northern California since 1982. I'm originally from Michigan.

I met my husband of 40 years at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. We enjoyed going back there for our 35th anniversary and noticed that the dance department was named after my former dance teacher and the baseball field was named after my husband's former coach. (Yes, that felt weird--but cool, too.)

We have six grown children and eight grandchildren (from middle school to infant).

RELIGION: Roman Catholic

My husband is a retired software engineer and I'm a retired professional clown (seriously) and youth minister/Bible teacher.

I ENJOY: reading and journaling. Also, lately I've been enjoying jigsaw puzzles.

I LIKE: babies, angels, butterflies, hearts, flowers, plants, trees, vintage, ocean, dolphins

FAVORITE ARTS/CRAFTS: Papercrafts (especially scrapbooking, card-making, ATCs, zines, pocket letters, and art journal pages); drawing (pencil/ink/colored pencils/watercolors); zentangles; knitting and crochet; beading; sewing

THINGS I LIKE TO RECEIVE IN SWAPS: Personal notes and letters, unique stickers, vintage ephemera, bookmarks, washi tape, note paper, cards, postcards, postage stamps, inspirational quotes, and clean jokes.

FAVORITE COLORS: Blue, purple, pink (But I mostly like all colors.)

LEAST FAVORITE COLORS: yellow/gold/avocado green/orange together (though I probably like them in other combinations. I'm really not that picky.)

RECENTLY READ BOOKS: In Alexa's Shoes by Rochelle Alexandra; Five Loaves and Two Fish by Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan.

FAVORITE SAINTS: St. Therese of Lisieux, St. John Bosco, St. Padre Pio, St. Philomena (and so many more)

FAVORITE BOOKS: The Holy Bible, The Book of Heaven (writings of Luisa Piccarreta), The Hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (also Luisa Piccarreta), The Mystical City of God by Venerable Mary of Agreda, Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux

FAVORITE FOODS: I prefer savory to sweet foods. I make a lot of Whole Food Plant Based simple recipes (complicated things never turn out for me). This is the way I prefer to eat, but I cook meat for my husband and kids.

FAVORITE (DOCTOR) AUTHORS: John McDougall, Caldwell Esselstyn, and T. Colin Campbell

Ratings

rkassman rated for collage an envelope X2 #2 on May 14, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for BOTH envies (and with postage? spoiled!). And the sea-themed envie it came in, love it!
Response: It was my pleasure to spoil you! Glad to hear it made you happy. ๐Ÿ˜
pennypuppy rated for LSRUS: Mother's Day-Int'l on May 4, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I enjoyed your note, your artwork and the beautiful postage stamps and stickers. Wishing you a beautiful day with your sons. Wow, 5 sons is a lot! My two are still around the area, but unattached, which might be better until they mature a bit more, haha.
Response: Thank you ๐Ÿ’– Happy Mother's Day!
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Comment: Fun photo! Thanks for the nice swap!
Response: Thanks!!! Much appreciated. ๐Ÿ’–
RockyBeach rated for AMA: Sender's Choice MA - APR on Apr 26, 2024
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Comment: Oh, an ATC with a pocket, what a fun idea, thank you!
Response: I'm glad to see that you were happy to receive it! Thanks! ๐Ÿ’–
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelope and letter! I'll reply when we are paired again, or next month :-) Happy Day to you!
Response: That sounds good! ๐Ÿ’–
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice letter and drawings of your bird feeders! I would love the kind you close into the window and can fill from inside the house. I would adore seeing birds while I work.
Response: These little guys give us lots of joy, right? Thanks! ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฅ
Artteacherjen rated for ATC int #33 - Cute on Apr 16, 2024
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Comment: I love the gnome ATC and your sweet note! Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for your nice comment. ๐Ÿ’–
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Comment: Thank you for the post card Tami! ๐Ÿค  I hope you're having a great spring season.
Response: You're welcome! Yes, spring is off to a good start here, for sure. ๐Ÿ’—
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Response: You're welcome!
YooperHill rated for AMA: Monthly Bird MA - Flamingo on Apr 14, 2024
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Comment: I love the swap. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! ๐Ÿ’–
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
CloGlo rated for Alphabet Mail #1 on Apr 10, 2024
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE everything you drew and sent to me in this mail! Thank you so much! Well, Iโ€™m your fan.
Response: Thank you for your sweet words! I appreciate your review and I'm happy to have made you smile. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–
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Comment: Thanks for the act and extras! I really like that you went with a non-traditional style!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the rating and the heart. ๐Ÿงก
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard of Lombard Street. I've never been but hope to one day!
Response: You're welcome! It's a beautiful, very unique street. I hope you get to see it some day, too! Thanks for the rating and the heart. ๐Ÿงก
JJcrafty rated for Easter ATC swap: Easter Eggs on Apr 2, 2024
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Comment: Love the ATC! Thank you
Response: I'm very happy to hear that you love iit! Happy Easter! Thanks for the rating and the heart. ๐Ÿงก
ch23 rated for LSRU: Historic Places PC on Apr 1, 2024
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Comment: What a beautiful card of the Golden Gate Bridge. Love all the facts you have shared, especially the one about the colour! Have a nice day. Thank you!
Response: Thank you! I enjoyed learning about the color, too! I hadn't known that until I researched it! It's such a beautiful bridge and such a well-loved landmark. Happy April!
Clstew rated for Something Local to You PC Swap #3 on Mar 31, 2024
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Comment: Super cool! Thanks! Happy mails
Response: I'm happy that you enjoyed it! Happy swapping!!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool card! I have never been to San Francisco, but I would like to some day!
Response: You're welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you do get to come to San Francisco!
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Comment: i toured alcatraz years ago with my family! i am from socal
Response: Nice!
ellie rated for AMA: Sender's Choice MailArt Mar on Mar 21, 2024
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Comment: Neat envie pocket. I am going to have to try to make one Thanks for that and the lovely ATC"s
Response: You're welcome! It's always fun to try new things! Thanks for the rating and the heart!

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