Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2018 7:24 am


Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: August 16, 2018
Birthday: October 25
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I'm new to the site, but have had pen pals and done other sorts of swaps (less organized than this!) in the past. I have times when life keeps me too busy for swapping/writing, however, I will always try to fulfill anything that I take on. I'm married for 33 years to a wonderful man who really calms my crazy side and brings out the best in me. I have 2 adult daughters, both with special needs - but who cope very well and make us quite proud. (They are not mine by birth, but that is complicated.) I'm the mom to 2 lizards (leopard geckos) and a bunch of cats. (I say a bunch because everyone in the house has their own cat(s), but I only, technically have one - Sir Percival. However, I still get to be the mommy to them all.) We had one dog in our life, a labrador/bull mix who was the sweetest, most gentle dog in the world, but we had to put her down several years ago and we aren't certain when we will have another refugee to take in. (All of our furry babies come to us as strays or injured, or in need of a home due to someone who must give them up.) I'm a customer service rep in a printing and mailing shop run by a non-profit for the disabled. It is great working with a charity while putting my business skills to use. (I have been in the printing and mailing industry for about 20 years.) So, shameless plug, if you need anything in that vein... wink I've worked in a dozen different fields, but I'm an artist at heart. I do just about every art/craft under the sun. (When I can.) I'm an avid reader/learner. I have taught myself most everything since leaving school (and a lot of what I learned in school was through my own effort, not in the curriculum) and I love to learn/experience new things. I love to cook and bake, garden, stalk thrift shops/estate sales, etc., camp and hike, walk the beach, sit around a campfire and talk with friends, watch bad movies, read good books, snuggle under a pile of blankets on a cold night, listen to the rain and thunder, and the list goes on and on... I'm bisexual, but happy in my marriage; I'm LBGT friendly and poly involved. I have strong opinions, consider myself a feminist, am traditional in many things, but open-minded about most others. I have friends from 16 to 90, and love to talk with people of differing cultures, ages and opinions. My dream is to homestead with a few chickens, a goat, a beehive and a BIG veggie garden. I've always been very "green" and have a great respect for all living things... except rats/fleas/roaches/mosquitos... I don't know why we have them, but they were a mistake. ;-) I'm verbally hyper, and I love to write. I'm a poet and idealist at heart, but pragmatic and practical on a day to day basis. I'm a dreamer, a lover, the kind of friend you'd like to have when TSHTF... And I NEVER know what to say in these stupid things so I'll stop there before I drive you crazy!

Favorite Music

Bloody near everything! I love music! I sing and play woodwind instruments. I'm trying to teach myself the Appalachian Dulcimer. I know just enough keyboards to plunk out a tune, but my left hand (and yes, I'm a lefty) is just stupid. (Don't ask my how I can play woodwinds that require 2 hands, but when I plunk my left hand down on a keyboard it just lays there looking stupid!)

I love rock & roll! I like old fashioned country and bluegrass. I'm fond of classical and folk music. I'm down with soul/blues/jazz/r&b. I like music from other cultures. I love "oldies", beach/surf music, musicals... I'll listen to anything that is not offensive or just plain BAD. I like SOME rap, but mostly avoid the genre due to the "gangsta" attitude and glorification of violence. (Same goes for any violent rock.)

Some favorite groups are: Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, The Beatles, The Who, Linkin Park, Seether, Joan Jett, AC/DC, Metallica, Tom Petty, Alabama, Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival, America, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Don Henley, Dan Fogelberg, Huey Lewis, Billy Idol, Gordon Lightfoot, Al Hirt, Boots Randolph, Herb Alpert, Cat Stevens, Jerry Rafferty, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Pachbel, Vivaldi, Wagner, Ottmar Liebert, Psi, Himekami, Wintergaten, The Scorpions, Poison, Guns & Roses, Rammstein, Nirvana, Fallout Boy, Daler Mehndi, Kay Starr, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Dionne Warwick, Johnny Cash, Steve Miller Band, Electric Light Orchestra, Blue Oyster Cult, Marty Robbins, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bill Monroe, Alison Krauss, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Macklemore, Dean Martin, Nate King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Burl Ives, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Van Halen, Jim Nabors, Santana, Cher, and the list goes on and on and on...

Favorite Books

OMG! So....many! Up The Down Staircase, Night, The Hiding Place, Almost anything by Stephen King. Most true crime books. Histories of all sorts. Science fiction and fantasy of all sorts. The Screwtape Letters, Political philosophy such as The Republic, Common Sense, On Liberty, The Social Contract, etc. Non-fiction of dozens of types. Lots based on nature and science. Poetry. Almost any poetry except BAD poetry. Particularly fond of Rudyard Kipling. All of the Nehwon series by Fritz Lieber, On The Beach, Alas Babylon, The Stand, Ancestor Stones, Virtually anything Shakespeare. The Dragon Rider/Pern Series by Anne McCaffery. The "Myth" series by Robert Aspirin. Short fiction - it is an art all of its own! The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock. The Seamstress and the Little Red Shoes. ALL of the colored "Fairy" books... The Blue Fairy Book, The Yellow Fairy book, etc. Almost ANY mythology/fables. Everything Edgar Alan Poe. Nearly anything horror/suspense/mystery. I love books. That's about it in a nutshell. I hate romances. (Except gothic romances like Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights.) I'm not fond of the "best seller" type books. Love zombies and post-apocalypse novels. Virtually anything nautical or lighthouse related.

Favorite Movies

Aliens, Die Hard, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, The Greatest Showman, Paint Your Wagon, Almost any musical. Westerns. WWII films. Comedies in general, although not goofball, stupid ones. Space Balls, All of the original Star Wars. The Fugitive, U.S. Marshalls, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Day of the Triffids, The Postman, Young Frankenstein, The Kingsman, Firestarter, Carrie, All of the Mad Max movies. World Gone Wild, Night of the Comet, Anything Star Trek. (Including the reboots.) The Man in the Iron Mask, The Three Musketeers, Beetlejuice, Batman Movies. The Island at the Top of the World, The Land That Time Forgot, The old Sinbad movies. Clash of the Titans. Anything claymation or marionation. Pirate movies. All of the Chronicles of Riddick series. BAD old, SF & Horror movies.

I'm a movie fan. Love animated movies, and have a wide range of likes. Never really got into "chick flicks."

Favorite Television

BRITISH COMEDIES! Especially Red Dwarf Old Dr. Who. Star Trek, Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Old black & white comedy series. Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, My Favorite Martian, The Partridge Family, The Land of the Lost, Mr. Ed, Good Times, All in the Family, Gomer Pyle, MASH, The Dick Van Dyke Show, a LOT of old "classic" TV. Stranger Things, Lost in Space (old and new) Last Resort, OLD Christmas/holiday specials by Rankin & Bass. How It's Made, But, other than old stuff, I really don't like much TV.

Favorite Crafts

Stained glass, Lampworked glass, Fused glass, Beading/jewelry making, Pottery/ceramics, Painting, Sketching, Cross Stitch and designing cross stitch, Nature Crafts, Photography, Outsider/found object art. Almost anything artsy with my hands except I never picked up crochet/knitting and I don't like most "junky" easy crafts.


Comment: I love rootbeer too! Thanks for the chunk. xo
Response: I've never swapped for a chunk o' cardboard before, but it was fun trying to find a way to make it more decorative. I think my other 2 were weak in comparison to yours. The root beer one was my fav. I'm so glad that you liked it!
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful poetry. I hope to swap with you again, soon.
Response: Thank you so much for your patience waiting for the wayward card to make its way to you. I hope to hear more from you in the future. Happy Swapping!
Flagships rated for Newbie welcome July 2018 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Hi! Thanks a lot for those nice postcards. I also love the goodies you sent with it. Thanks for the pencils - hearts - button (love it 😍) - bookmark. Have a nice day!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I made the button myself, so I'm glad that you liked it. I hope Belgium is having less rain than we are here in the Eastern USA.
Leftie rated for Notebook Paper Recipe Swap 2018 #1 on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: πŸ₯§πŸ©πŸ¨πŸ‘......What yummy desserts! ....and they are easy to try!πŸ˜ƒ....πŸ‘πŸ¨πŸ©πŸ₯§
Response: I'm dying to try out the gingerbread. I love ginger anything and the recipe sounds so simple!
Comment: I am hoarding pretties for a cooking junk journal so these come at the perfect time! Thank you, they are so pretty.
Response: I've never made envelopes before, but the We R Memory Keepers board made it easy. As you can see, they still were not perfect, but the more that I made, the better they looked. I hope that you get a lot of use from them!
Comment: Thank you so much! Arrived super fast and I like everything, my favorite being the flowers stickers 😍❀️
Response: Confession... I made the stickers from a flower catalog that we mailed out from my job. There were extra copies and they didn't want them back!
Comment: Yes I agree with your poem and your feelings. How beautiful.
Mimi7 rated for Private between BunnyCAW and Mimi7 on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Cathy, I love the manatee post card. Thanks so much!1 :)
Response: I wasn't certain that the artwork was too amateurish or not. It was a little bit of a challenge, as I've never drawn a manatee before!
MeHeartsQuilting rated for Song Lyrics on a Postcard on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
goinjenny rated for Song Lyrics on a Postcard on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Totally an awesome swap. The envie is fabulous. So much detail.... I love the white around the different elements of the envie. Sp patriotic with all the sentiments. You took extra care to make sure it came in great condition - thank you for going above and beyond
Response: This really makes me feel good as you were my very first swap through this site. I had no idea what was acceptable, expected, etc. I'm thrilled that you liked it!

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USAFwife on Aug 2, 2018:

Hi there! You're a fan of British comedies, have you watched Are You Being Served? It is my all time favorite! I laugh myself silly each time I watch the episodes. :)

BunnyCAW on Jul 29, 2018:

I don't know how to put images in the profiles.

hamolla22 on Jul 28, 2018:

I tried to post an image to your profile but epic fail πŸ™ˆ

hamolla22 on Jul 28, 2018:

hamolla22 on Jul 16, 2018:

Thank you so much for the awesome cards and your cat is sooo cute!! I love cats and I love everything you sent me (my 1st white gel pen omggg) 😍❀️☺️ Thanks again xx

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