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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: January 17, 2019
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

I am a retired/disabled elementary reading teacher ~ I love to draw, doodle, paint and craft.

I live alone in a log cabin in the woods with a couple of super cats and a Newfie :) I like to read and bake, old movies are fun too! I like mysteries and novels ~ I've pretty much grown out of romance. I own quite a few DVD's too, because there are so many movies I just don't mind watching again, and yes I do have the entire Harry Potter series ~ both book and DVD :)

I have RA, so when I am able and my hands are willing, I like to draw, crochet and try all sorts of crafts. Sometimes I even finish one :) Since I live alone, it seems my whole cabin is a craft room some days! I often have 3 or 4 partially read books lying around the place and art projects in various stages of completion ...

I usually have a few mysteries in progress as well as a fiction or two ~ I'm not a fan of pure romance but humorous/comedy romance is okay! I also like inspirational, The Shack for example. It's easier to say that I dislike gory horror - I have read Stephen King, but I like his older stuff, before he began swearing every other word... I do pretty much read everything from historical fiction, general fiction and fantasy to even some self-help :)

I also used to write, so I love journals, and junque journaling ~ and art journals are just an extension of that... I've only recently been trying my hand at creating/binding art/junk journals and while it hasn't always worked as planned, it's been fun. My biggest problem right now is storing and then finding the papers, ephemera, etc I've been collecting for these journals!

I recycle, upcycle and just try to re-use everything! I use a variety of papers, from junk mail to old maps and damaged books for art & crafts. This is because I am poor and also, I'd like to be far less wasteful. I think we're becoming too much of a disposable society and that saddens me. I have actually refrained from purchasing things in the grocery store because of too much packaging. Cardboard boxes I can re-use but when an item is packaged in a huge amount of plastic I often will pass it up!

The colors I use the most are warmer earthy tones. I know neon has a place, but I find it often too glaring. Otherwise I love all colors and am not too picky in that respect :) I will admit that last summer I looked at the clothesline one day and noticed I had 7 shirts/t-shirts all in different hues of red!

I respect art of all styles, but I am not fond of dark/goth gory images. I also am not overly fond of cute "safe" rainbow type images, but I understand others are and if that is their style then so be it! I feel the same way about religious art ~ it doesn't often speak to me, but if it's your passion, then go for it! I feel that we make art for ourselves & not to please another. We can tailor our style to gift to another person, but our style just is.

As for daily likes and dislikes, I'm pretty easy going usually. I love my coffee throughout the day, hot or iced! I drink way to much of it, and in the evenings I often switch to tea!

I guess if I had to choose a motto, it would be "live and let live."

One of my pet peeves are people who always complain they are bored. I have been too tired, just not willing to do something, or run out of time, but I have never ever been bored!!

Update 6/24/18 ~ since the initial writing of this profile, I have adopted another rescue, Coco - a more lovable knucklehead you've never met! He's been great for my older geriatric Newfie, he's been keeping her more active & our only issue, he and I, is his insistence that he take a dip and go for a swim every 5 minutes! Never had a dog who liked to swim so much :) He's keeping my floors and furniture damp ~ it's like living on a boat again!

Also = I live very rural and I won't mark "sent" unless I have posted an item. However, my mail carrier may or may not pick up & have the mail processed - depending on his schedule, so sometimes I realize the actual postmark may be a day off from my marking an item "sent." This is just life here :) By very rural I mean that I am right now dealing with a bear that is coming into my deck space and annoying my animals... This is besides dealing with the massive (car steering wheel size) snapping turtles crawling up from the lake to dig in my gardens and annoy the animals! Or the moose, fox, eagles and all the rest :)

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Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful angel cloth and ornament. Cheers!
Response: you're very welcome!
liucyt rated for Gratitude List - Email on Dec 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for 10 beautiful things you are grateful for!
Response: you're welcome!
Wiseowl9 rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-December on Dec 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the holiday berry tea! Really looking forward to trying it! And yes I am really enjoying swap-bot!
Response: you're very welcome!
arimails rated for Any Holiday ATC - Ornament on Dec 24, 2018
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Comment: What lovely ATCs, I adore these coin ornaments ! Happy Holidays :)
Eulegirl rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 23, 2018
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Comment: Been enjoying opening a new tea every day. Really like the cranberry tea!
LizH rated for Gratitude List - Email on Dec 23, 2018
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Candace rated for Handcrafted Christmas Greetings on Dec 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Rosa! I hope all of your baking turned out great!
ElenaMaz rated for Gratitude List - Email on Dec 21, 2018
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Comment: loved it, Merry Christmas!
MitchR rated for 3 end of the year questions by email on Dec 19, 2018
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Comment: Good advice. It's important not to take life too seriously and stress over things that are out of your control. Hope 2019 is a good year for you; keep trying new things!
Response: wishing you an Amazing new year too!
gizmodust rated for Homemade Ornament Swap #2 on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card and ornaments. I love handmade ornaments and have quite a few on my tree. These two will join the rest tonight. Always room for a couple more. I don't crochet but admire people who do. Thanks again.
Response: you're very welcome! Merry Christmas too!
kasa rated for Gratitude List - Email on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: Ruth thank you for sharing your gratitude list with me. A cabin in the woods sounds good especially with your cats, dogs etc. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year.
Response: Have a wonderful Christmas & amazing new year!
PrettyAlice rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-December on Dec 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks! I look forward to trying the teas. Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
paperlvr rated for Gratitude List - Email on Dec 17, 2018
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your list and found it grounding. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Response: Have a wonderful holiday!
patty rated for a month of poems-usa on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: sorry this is a bit late.
Response: thanks!
mariewilliams810 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for resending! I haven't read ANY of these authors before!
Response: Ooh! Then hopefully you'll have some fun! enjoy!
Scrybe rated for November 2018 Journal Swap on Dec 6, 2018
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Comment: Very nice journal !
Response: I'm glad! it was fun & a learning experience too!
martieCZ rated for CALG: Christmas surprise on Dec 6, 2018
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Comment: Hi Ruth, thank you for a Christmas card, but what to say, finding a bank-note except of something cuppa and letter it was quite a dissapointment for me :(. I have no use for it here. You could send stickers or something which is not too heavy. Sorry, but I can not rate you with 5. Response: Yes, you sent an explanation and I understand, but it is not my fault, sorry. As I wrote, you could sent something not too heavy to keep post costs low, like snickers for example. I live in civilization and we have banks here ... but go there to change 5 dollars, it would be a little embarrasing, don´t you think? Sorry.
Response: I'm sorry you feel this way. I explained the situation, I could not afford to spend near $30. to mail a $5. gift - I live on less than $700. for an entire month & I tried to keep the essence of the swap ~ I'm also sorry there is no such thing as a banking institution in your country where you cannot turn US dollars into local currency. I am also very sad that while $5. is a meal for me, you find it embarrassing. I am happy that you are so extremely wealthy and as of this moment in time, I am absolutely positive that it you received anything less than a complete "gift" package you would have rated exactly the same, whether I had sent a slip of stickers or not... Have a wonderful day.
KarenLaneWV rated for AI - print a 5x7 on Dec 3, 2018
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Comments

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for your swap, I enjoyed it very much. I hope you had a Happy Hanukkah

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 2, 2018:

Gatzcat on Nov 22, 2018:

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“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - William Arthur Ward

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Angie on Nov 21, 2018:

CS: Doggie Deco_Nov 2

Happy Thanksgiving from my crew to yours!

Angie on Nov 21, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Angie on Nov 21, 2018:

Is that a photo of your Newfie? He's STUNNING! Here's something for you ...

ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:

HappyThanksgiving

Dana78 on Nov 15, 2018:

Post on Profile - Christmas /Holiday Movie Hi Ruth. Nice to meet you. My favorite movie is "Beauty and the Beast" (2017)(Fantasy /Romance). In my childhood I had read the book and love the story. Have a wonderful day!

yvonne401 on Nov 13, 2018:

Hi Ruth! I sent you Hannukah, Nights 7 and 8 today. The tracking number is 9505 5153 9138 8317 1562 30. It was sent in a padded flat rate envelope which you can open and take out the large envelope. You can also open this envelope because there are separate envelopes inside.

Blessings,

Yvonne

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 9, 2018:

Hello!

This is: CS: Doggie Deco_Nov From me, @Bhindblueeyes :)

ME because it's Friday!!! ...

Also me because cake is my jam ...

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