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RiverTopanga

RiverTopanga
Date Joined: January 21, 2017
Last Online: August 19, 2018
Birthday: December 11
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Leslie.

7/28/18: So, I went back to Physical Therapy for a month (8 sessions). There was no change at all in the range of motion for my ankle. The doctor gave me a cortisone shot (well, 2) in the ankle and now we will see if it helps with swelling and breaking down the scar tissue. - so far, it's been a week, and there is still no change. Yes, I promise, I am still doing my exercises at home (and at work!) :-)

7/26/18: My friend was only in the hospital for 3 days. He is home and and back at work now. His lifestyle will be changing a bit, but he is okay. Thank you everyone for your prayers. -//-//- 7/18/18: Will be jumping on and off for a few days. - - I received a call last night from one of my friends, another one of our friends is in the hospital. He was having trouble breathing and brought by ambulance. He found out he has congestive heart failure. I will be on and off of the internet, but will not take a lot of time to read messages - just for the next few days until I am sure he is out of the woods for now. He is only 54 yrs old. and has many other health problems as well. If you are a praying friend, please pray for him. His name is John.

7/16/18: Sorry if you have not been rated yet. We have a new postal person. I believe they are leaving things at someone else's house... I actuallly got mail on Sunday! No mail deliveries in Nebraska on Sunday... unless someone was hoarding mis-directed mail!

7/15/18: I'm back in Physical Therapy for my ankle. I've done 6 already, and I do not feel any difference. The physical therapist said that it's not that it didn't heal, it's that it healed too well!! Fingers crossed the extra PT will help... it costs a fortune, would hate to waste the money. No matter how much I like my therapist!! lol

6/7/18: Hello! Finally getting a bit caught up on my correspondence after being gone for a week. IF you haven't from me yet, I may not have received your swap while I was gone.. or, I may not have found it in my pile of mail yet! Be patient! I'm working on it... I promise! Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.. stay safe.

5/26/18: Hello everyone! I will be out of town for a little while. So, if you are waiting for a rating, please be patient. Will be more than happy to rate when I return. I hope you are all enjoying your summer. :-) Ciao for now.

UPDATE. 4/19/18: Sorry if I responded to ratings a bit late recently. A very dear friend passed away suddenly on Monday. It's been hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I won't be seeing her again. 21 years of wonderful friendship and fellow Red Hatter. I hope she is watching us all and is at peace.

3/22/18: Ankle still not back to normal. I talked to someone that had ankle surgery many years ago, and she said hers still isn't 100% normal. I wonder if that will be the case with mine?? I sure hope not.

1/28/18: Huzzah! I have been released from the Doctor's care for my ankle! Hooray! He advised the swelling will continue for a few more months... but I definitely have strength back in it. What a Long Strange Trip it's Been having ankle surgery :-)

3/22/18: Gave up on the Traveler's Diary. I didn't like having to be tied down to a diary every day. But, more importantly, it's heavy and cumbersome. I still have it, and will write in it when the mood hits. // 1/28/19 - Bought my first Traveler's Diary today. Just an inexpensive one from Michaels. Not sure if I am really keen on spending most of my days writing in a book... I also have a beautiful Dylusions Art Journal that I started 2 years ago when I took classes from her. I only do about 1 page a month! So the Traveler's Diary is an experiment.....

I love Snail Mail! It's so fun to come home from a long day at work and find some wonderful Happy Mail! I am so happy that I was told about Swap-Bot by a snail mail friend! I am really having fun swapping with everyone

LIKES/DISLIKES

My likes: (these are not in any particular order): Travel, Coffee - Not Keurig, I have a real coffee pot! Love flavored coffees too :-) , Polar Bears, Bento lunch boxes, Cardinals/birds, the colors purple, teal, Red Hatters, England-Scotland/ France/Belgium/Japan/Hawaii /California-San Francisco, Boston, Gilmore Girls, Big Bang Theory, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Dr. Who, Butterflies, Lady bugs, Flowers, ALL animals, the SUN, making bento lunches, the Paranormal, good wine, card making, scrap booking, mini pocket letters, Pokemon, Scooby Doo, Godzilla, the unusual and whacky.

Would love to have a collection of Postcards from every state and country.

A note about TEAS: Nothing containing Chamomile or Echinacea please, I am allergic to the daisy family. Also, I do not like the taste of Licorice. So please no teas with licorice or anise in them. Another note: I love teasanes, flavored black teas, and David's Tea. Caffeine is my friend

FAMILY

Update on my son. He has gone back to school - hooray! and has decided that instead of being a Neurosurgeon or Neuro-scientist, he wants to be an astro physicist. He's intelligent enough. I hope he sticks to the schooling this time and gets his degree... in anything! He is currently living in Sacramento, CA. and has a wonderful, sweet, beautiful girlfriend. Her father passed away at Christmas time, so she and her mother have been having a rough time.

My mother also lives with me. She is 86. She still drives, and has made friends with everyone in town, Literally.. EVERYONE!

Favorite Crafts

For Crafts, I am a long-time stamper and scrapbooker. I have stopped making full size Pocket Letters- they are very time consuming. But I do make mini pocket letters, and I am very excited a friend told me about Swap Bot! I can do most crafts, however, I have not yet been able to get the hang of sewing, crocheting, or knitting... but I would still like to learn.

I have found an inner artist me from being on swap sites. It's exciting to be challenged like this!

Favorite Books

My all time favorite books...

  1. Martians Go Home

  2. The Disc World series by Terry Prachett

  3. The Harry Potter Series

  4. A book from childhood... The Diamond in the Window.

  5. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott

  6. The Golden Compass trilogy

Favorite Movies

Favorite Movies... hmmm So Many!

I love old movies: Examples: Singing in the Rain, Bringing up Baby, Oklahoma, Carousel, The Philadelphia Story, American Graffiti, Back to the Future (the first is the best! and yes, it IS a classic!), Dirty Dancing... and the list goes on.

I saw La La Land before Christmas 2017, it was Fantastic!

If you like classic movies check out this website... http://www.omahafilmevent.com. My friend Bruce puts on these events, and I am a volunteer at the bi-annual events. A fabulous evening!

WISH LIST

Also, I love all things Dyan Reaveley/Dylusions. I use the Dylusions paints and inks in a lot of my Swaps. The colors are so vibrant, and the Dyan Reaveley stamps are so funky and fun, I love them! So receiving anything you create with these would be fabulous!

I recently took some classes from Dina Wakley. She is a beautiful, warm, talented woman! I learned how to use a gelli plate, and I love it! Never thought I would want to learn something else, but Gelli printing is awesome.. try it if you have a chance. Loved, loved, loved the Dina Classes!

And, I really love Smash Books. They are what I have been using on my trips for the past year. Anything to be used in a Smash Book would be great!

Swap On!!

..Thank you!

Ratings

nicolehrb rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #14 on Aug 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card
Response: You're welcome. So happy you liked it! Swap on! :-)
widelo123 rated for WIYM: GREEN POSTCARD - August on Aug 18, 2018
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Comment: Leslie, great green postcard. Thank you, Shirley
Response: Glad you enjoyed receiving it, Shirley! Thank you so much for the rating. :-)
kimberlywritesstuff rated for Christmas Card In July on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: I am so sorry...I should have done this weeks ago. The card was really sweet. Thanks again. Hearts all around <3
Response: I'm so happy it made it to you! Thank you for the rating. Glad you liked the card. Merry Christmas!
jenmcjen rated for ATC Color Serie: Yellow on Aug 17, 2018
5
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Comment: I am totally obsessed with the color green and always mention that, but I never mention how much I love yellow - almost as much as green. This card is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! So cheerful! I like the methods you used to make it and the bling and just all of it. Thank you so much!
Response: Hooray! I love it when someone truly loves an ATC that I make! I'm so glad you were my partner :-) I really had fun making it. Didn't know what I was going to do, and it sort of fell together - must have known it was being sent to you :-) Thank you for the rating and wonderful compliments! Enjoy the ATC.. happy weekend <3 <3 <3
Poeprincess rated for Find Me! ATC Swap #2 on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: This was great! Looks like me when I get mad at hubby! Lol
Response: Haha! Love it! Glad I chose that one for you then :-) Enjoy it.. Thank you for the rating... Happy weekend!!
fairladybuff rated for Coffee Swap on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the coffee sample and extra paper goodies. I also enjoyed reading your card. I'm going to try your coffee both hot and iced! Thank you! <3
Response: You are so welcome. I really love coffee! Drinking some now! I hope you will like the sample I sent. Thank you for the rating.. Have a wonderful, relaxing, coffee weekend :-)
Tuutis rated for Add 3 elements on Aug 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much from the summery ATC! I like it a lot <3
Response: You are so welcome. I'm happy that you like it :-) Thank you for the rating... hope we swap again soon! :-)
me2az50 rated for Fruit Salad ATC - Pineapple #3 on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: Love the embossed pineapple. Thanks for everything.
Response: Yay! Thank you.. I'm so glad you like it. I love the bright yellows! Thank you so much for the rating. Enjoy the ATC :-)
supersquirrel rated for Find Me! ATC Swap #2 on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: What a fun image. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it... I thought it was cute :-) Thanks for the rating :-)
lauriew rated for Bits and Pieces Magpie Swap #4 on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Love this beautiful page. It looks like all the buttons made it intact. Thanks for the extras. I love the notepaper you used for your note - the basset hound with flower ears is adorable! Thanks again!
Response: Hooray! You like it! I'm so happy it made it intact... was worried about that. Yes, the basset is adorable.. recently used him for a birthday card I made for someone at work. He's very versatile! The oranges will brighten up your magpie journal! I made one for me too! Thank you for the rating! Enjoy the page :-)
SannyBunny rated for International Mega ATC's on Aug 13, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much. Love it <3
Response: You're welcome! So happy you love it.. :-) Thank you for the rating. Enjoy!
polyk rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Nice ATC! It is hard to make so many ATCs! I was lucky that I had to only make half for this swap because I had a few extras I’d made and some others to swap.
Response: Oh.. you were a lucky duck! It is challenging for sure. But a good craft challenge hasn't killed me, yet--LOL Hope you enjoy it :-) Thank you so much for the rating. Enjoy!
paperlover rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beauty in simplicity ATC. I appreciate the extras too.
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you like it. It makes me happy to know that someone appreciates my work. The extras were nothing big, but maybe you can create a challenge for yourself using them ;-) Thank you so much for the rating. Enjoy!
wolfeagle rated for International Mega ATC's on Aug 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC.
Response: Wow! You got it already! That's awesome :-) I'm glad you like it. I must be thinking it's fall because the kids are all going back to school... hence the subject for the atc.. Thank you for the rating! Enjoy!
owl rated for Fruit Salad ATC- Apple #2 on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: Awesome ATC. Continue the great style. We also have the same critters in our house. They move things around. Driving me crazy.
Response: So glad you like it. It was fun to make. I was talking about "Harvey" today at an art Journal class. He hasn't returned the original apple atc yet. He must really like it. What can you do? It's not like you can send the poltergeist to time out! LOL :-) It can certainly drive one crazy. Hope you find all you need quickly! Thank you so much for the rating. Enjoy!
January rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Stripes ~ USA on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for all the items! I'm like you - never realized that I had so many things with stripes until I looked :)
Response: LOL. I think that means one of two things... 1. We have way too much stuff, or 2. We are prepared for anything! LOL. I vote #2, how about you? :-) :-) Thank you so much for the rating. Hope you can use some of the stripes!
wolfeagle rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the apple ATC.
Response: You're welcome! I hope you like it. Thank you for the rating. Enjoy!
Mye rated for WTL ~ Purple on Aug 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely purple tapes and extras ❤❤❤
Response: You are so welcome! I don't have many purple washi.. I need to get more. It IS afterall, my favorite color! LOL :-) Thank you so much for the rating! Enjoy!
ArtsyEm rated for USA Mega ATCs on Aug 10, 2018
5
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Comment: I love this ATC and also how carefully you taped and packed everything! Thank you for a lovely swap:)
Response: so happy you like it! I love making ATCs! It was fun.. <3 Thank you so much for the rating!
Rosa1 rated for Everyone's Splat Mat Art ATC on Aug 10, 2018
5
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Comment: beautiful! and thanks for the goodies...
Response: I'm glad you like it. They are so fun and easy to make, don't you think? Thanks so much for the rating! :-) Happy swapping <3

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 351 30 30
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312 388 0 0
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Comments

jjhere on Jun 29, 2018:

What a surprise! That was so sweet of you to send me the watercolor felt (that's what I call it anyway)! I will definitely put it to good use...chances are on some ATCs. :) Thank you so much, Leslie!

Candyn29 on May 20, 2018:

I put your resend Q ATC in the post office box today.

Candyn29 on May 4, 2018:

Thank you for swapping the letter N ATC with me, your's arrived today, everything is awesome

Candyn29 on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello I will be putting the letter N ATC in the mail today. Happy swapping

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

TC on Feb 24, 2018:

Thanks for the welcome to the group!

I've been fortunate to have been able to try lots of different crafts, but I have to reluctantly admit that the one that totally baffles me is knitting. I just can't seem to learn how to work 2 needles!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2017:

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ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2017:

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CurlyTea on Dec 11, 2017:

ScrapHappyGabi on Nov 28, 2017:

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