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Atziouth

Atziouth
Date Joined: May 30, 2020
Last Online: September 21, 2020
Birthday: October 16
Country: United States

About Me

Please alert me if you do not receive anything before rating poorly. I have had people I have not received from who had to resend and have also received letters from Texas 3 weeks later. Also, I am trying to avoid going to the post office in person when I can so have been weighing letters and such at home. I try to include extra postage when in doubt but if for some reason something arrives postage due PLEASE let me know and I will make it right, thanks!

I an new to swapping but enjoy writing snail mail letters and paper crafting.

I am a 41 y/o married female from Pennsylvania. I have 2 grown step-daughters, 1 adopted daughter and 6 grandchildren ages 1-18. I have three dogs, two Labradors and a Rottweiler.

One of my daughters is actually a former sponsor child from Ecuador. I was matched to her when she was 15 years old and going through a really difficult time in her life. We wrote regular letters during her time in the program and I visited her twice. After she graduated and it was permitted she found me on Facebook and we developed a VERY close relationship. Her father passed away when she was young and her mother doesn't have a cellphone and lives in an area without public phone or utilities so I became her surrogate parent. This amazing relationship grew even closer when she got married and was expecting her first baby. Now, 2 years and two visits with her later, I am just "Madre", she is my "hija" and I am "abuela" to her amazingly adorable 1 yr old baby boy who is the light of my life. Nothing is better at the end of the day than receiving a phone video of him saying hello.

I love learning about new cultures and sampling new foods. I love coffee, tea and chocolate.

I am interested in animals, travel, genealogy and history.

Favorite Music

I fell in love with Reggaeton music during a past trip to Honduras.

My favorite artists are: Nicky Jam Ozuna Farruko Zion y Lennox Wisin Don Omar CNCO Pedro Capo Alex Sensation

I also listen to contemporary Christian music. I know, quite eclectic tastes!

Favorite Books

I love reading, especially historical fiction.

I enjoy books written in/about the Regency period in England and Jane Austen is my favorite author.

Travel

I have been to the following states: California Conn. Florida Georgia Illinois Massachusetts Nevada New Jersey New York North Carolina South Carolina Virginia West Virginia

I have been to these countries: Bolivia Ecuador Haiti Honduras Italy Mexico St. Kitts Uganda

Tea

I love tea in all its many flavors and forms, but my absolute favorites are Oolongs. My least favorite are "grassy" greens. No allergies.

Likes

I LOVE stationary, and local purchasing options are limited, so I always enjoy receiving matching letter sets or even matching notecard and envelope.

My favorite "theme" for stationary is vintage.

Washi- I have received quite a few samples and bought some of my own and cannot get enough. Solid, patterned, thin, thick, I love it all.

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Comment: The letter was beautiful! I'm sending you a letter!
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Comment: Thank you for joining my swap! I love the postcards๐Ÿ’• hope you consider joining us for other book club swaps!
Fabriqueen rated for 1 Page Letter #17 on Sep 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I really enjoyed reading about your travels! Have an awesome day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #210 on Sep 11, 2020
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Comment: I was so sorry to hear about your grandfather's passing, and how your planned escape weekend didn't turn out the way you planned. I hope you have a chance to try again when things calm down.
Klymntine rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #208 on Sep 6, 2020
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Comment: Victoria, Thanks so much for your notecard. I can't believe I didn't notice the Pride & Prejudice swap ... one of my favorites! And I can definitely relate to Skittles as an indulgence :)
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Comment: Thank you for your pretty letter! I love the dogwood stationery. I always love reading your handwriting. Cotswold, England sounds like a lovely place to visit. I love your idea of staying at a castle too. <3
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Comment: Thank you for your letter. Sitting by a warm fireplace during the fall sounds so nice. So far I haven't had too many envelopes come with postage due but yes it is annoying. Sorry to hear that is happening so much. :( Hopefully, it will turn around soon or put in a little envelope on the door of the mail box that says "Postage Due Change Here." :)
Stepht rated for Letter of Encouragement on Sep 5, 2020
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Comment: Hi Victoria! Thank you for your letter! Your recovery is so amazing! God is so good! Phil 4:13 is actually my favorite verse :) You have such an amazing testimony! It really inspires me to sponsor a child overseas. Your relationship with Andrea is so sweet. What a gift to be called Abuela! God has indeed made you a mother! <3 Thank you for a wonderful reminder of God's goodness :)
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Comment: Thanks for your letter. It was well written. You are a good thinker - it was like visiting the times and places you wrote about in my mind. You should be a writer.
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Comment: Hi Victoria, I received your letter and loved reading about your grandparents and also your life growing up. Thank you so much for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter and sharing about your travels. The stationery is darling. Do you remember where itโ€™s from?
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Comment: Cute letter set! ^^ Pasta salad sounds yummy :)
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Comment: Swapping has really helped me get through COVID and keep my sanity! >0< Congrats on that marathon! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter which I recieved yesterday. I'm busy writing a reply now.
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Comment: This was absolutely beautiful mail...simply the best...i just loved the teddy stuff and amazing royal postcards, I would give you more โค if I could ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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Comment: will be writing back :) sorry so late rating
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Comment: thank you and also the stickers im in the process of returning a letter to you .
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Comment: Thank you for all the great stuff! I love everything. I am putting the stamps in my collector binder right now.
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from PA and sharing the prompt with me. I never seem to be able to be fluent in Spanish no matter how much I try.

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jul 22, 2020:

welcome

to Swapbot! Look forward to swapping with you!

HappyMom on May 31, 2020:

Welcome to Swap-bot and Postcards With a Prompt!

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