Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2024 12:35 am


Date Joined: October 27, 2010
Last Online: July 10, 2024
Birthday: February 10, 1963
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated June 15, 2024:


I've lived in the desert of western Arizona since 2020. I bought a little over an acre. My mom died a year after we moved here. I'm pretty much retired since I moved, due to the scamdemic. I do sell on eBay.

I also have 2 dogs - Nikky - 14 years old - Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix - raw fed; & Spencer - 8 weeks old - Chihuahua/Terrier mix - raw fed 1 cat - Scotty - 4 years old - raw fed; 2 doves - Big Boy and Doveling - 14 and 9 years old

I am trying to get creative again!


I live out in the desert. I don't get my mail every day as the box is 2 miles away, but I try to stop by the box a couple times a week. I try to rate as soon as I open my mail.

I try to always mail by the deadline or before. If you do not receive something, PLEASE make sure to contact me about it before rating.

I had issues with one swapper (back in early 2011) about one of my sends and she gave me a poor rating. She did not like my first send, so I offered to resend. She then said she did not receive my resend. I have offered to send copies of my Postal receipts/customs receipt, but she never responded. I have spent more on this one swap trying to satisfy her than I have on any 5 other swaps! It's very frustrating. She gave me a one rather than a 3!

I recycle nearly all the packaging I receive - envelopes/mailers, boxes, bubble wrap, tissue paper, newspaper, etc. I also use clean/unused butcher paper, paper grocery bags, etc.

Favorite Television

I don't watch much TV these days. But, I've always been a big fan of The Magnificent Seven TV series. I do enjoy good British mysteries, such as Poirot and Marple. I watch a lot of YouTube videos. I also enjoy Criminal Minds (up to season 15, I don't get Paramount+, so can't watch the newer seasons, yet.)

Favorite Crafts

I love so many different crafts. I'm hoping to get back into sewing soon. I also do paper crafts. I do a lot of graphics art on my computer (fanart, etc.)

Favorite Books

I love good cozy mysteries (Lilian Jackson Braun, Agatha Christie, etc.) I read a lot of non-fiction (cooking, nature, dyi, crafting ...) I enjoy good m/m romances.

I do not read anything political, politicians, financial, business, etc. I don't like thrillers, gore, religious, espionage, war, or girly romances.

Favorite Music

I love anything oldies (Pre-1970), other than a rare few that are more recent (BeeGees, John Denver, John Barrowman ...)

Faves include Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Doris Day, Jo Stafford, among others.


I eat an animal-based 'diet'. It's more a life-style than a 'diet' ... This means I eat animals nose-to-tail (including dairy), but also honey and some fruits.

I do drink herbal teas, love anything fruity. Not really a fan of black, oolong, Earl Grey types.

Allergic to oranges, rose hips, jasmine, eucalyptus, chamomile, mushrooms, avocado, birch trees, ragweeds, flax, pines.

I don't eat candy. I do occasionally eat chocolate bars (Theo is a favorite brand.)

I will pass on foods I won't/can't use. :)

Swap Types

Favorite swaps are anything electronic, wacky holiday swaps, decluttering swaps, happy mail swaps, crafty swaps, thrift store swaps.

Due to cost, I can only do Regional/USA for physical mail swaps.

Please don't send anything religious.

Make sure to check my allergies, if sending foods.

Wish List

Double-sided craft tape (such as Scrappy Tape), any width

Chocolate Puerh or chai teas

Glue sticks

Posterboard (thick, like from cereal boxes)

Rub-ons (for paper crafting)

Miniature terra cotta pots

Nice stickers (Western, vintage, floral, plants, butterflies, bees, etc.)

12x12 papers (flat, not folded)

Vintage postcards

Vintage photos (Victorian/Edwardian era, or Old West) of children, animals, 'cowboys', Indians

Fabric petals/leaves

Images/photos/figurines of BLACK Cocker Spaniels


Comment: Hi Kim, congrats on getting some things done and hope you had fun with your new puppy! I also replied to your e-mail in a bit more detail. :D ~Kiyasu
lob rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #11 on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: You new puppy is adorable. Yes, sometimes you get lots done but not the stuff on the list. I felt like that this time, too.
krspellman rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #9 on May 15, 2024
Comment: great job on getting things done!! :-)
Comment: Good job working through your list. I love how organized your list is.
Comment: Good job! I love your weekly planner thingy. I've got a sinus infection (hence the late rating) but Jedi is doing great!
Comment: wow you did great! lots of green checkmarks!! :-)
Comment: How productive you were! Nice job!
Jbondbull rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks for nothing.
Comment: Thank you for the nothing!
colleenbUSA rated for Email Accountability Swap #24 on Jan 2, 2024
Comment: Wow! If I had the energy you do my apartment would be spotless, LOL, great job!
hazelwitch3 rated for Email Accountability Swap #23 on Dec 16, 2023
Comment: You've had a challenging two weeks, but you still managed to quite quite a lot done! Well done!
colleenbUSA rated for Email Accountability Swap #22 on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: You still did a great job! Just looking at the list of chores you do every day exhausts me! LOL
Comment: Loved the photos!!!!!
Comment: the cat looks annoyed LOL
Manonroberts rated for Email Accountability Swap #21 on Nov 17, 2023
Comment: You got a lot of your chores ticked off, well done!
Comment: Great pics. I visited Oatman last year. Neat little spot.
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I recognized some of the AZ and CA places.
cowboypoodle rated for ESG: Never Have I Ever #1 on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: thank you so much, i enjoyed your list!

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yvonne401 on Jun 17, 2024:

Welcome to Time For Tea! It's great to have you here!



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