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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: February 17, 2020
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

February 2020 ~ well it's a new year and I thought I'd re-write some of this profile, as it was beginning to sound a bit depressing... I had some losses and health issues but now it's time to haul up those big girl panties and move ahead! I still miss my Newfie girl Ebony, and someday I might bring another "giant" home, but we're doing okay for now. I'm still taking heart medication & probably will for life, but again, that's okay, the immediate fear has passed.

I am a retired/disabled elementary reading specialist 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 & a knucklehead rescue dog, Coco who is terrified of the cats. I like to read and bake, old movies are fun too! I like mysteries and novels ~ I also have a bunch of puzzle (sudoku, crossword etc.) books lying around. 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 cook, 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.

Collections: I love papers and save just about every different kind of paper I come across, up to and including maps, old book pages, brochures and even takeout menus that are unique in any way. I love ocean related themes (I lived for years on a cabin cruiser in the Hudson River in NY), poetry, and cats & dogs. I would be so happy to receive the Cryptoquip puzzle from your daily newspaper!! I love them and sudoku puzzles. I really don't want to do the entire alphabet of likes here, but I do love crayons (plain old Crayola or the like) they're one of my favorite art tools. I love flamingos and the smell of freshly cut grass or cedar. I love a good thunderstorm and rainy days do make me blue...

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 love tea almost as much as I love coffee & I enjoy a wide variety ~ love to try new blends too!

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!!

Also, I live in an extremely rural area 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 :)

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Ratings

arimails rated for Random Act Of Kindness Giveaway on Feb 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely letter and a beautiful ATC. You are so sweet ♥️ I hope you continue to be surrounded by kindness big and small
Response: and you also!
Doodlefingers101 rated for Junk Journal Swap on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: I love all the different types of pages. Thank You 😊
Response: Oh good! I hope you have some fun with it ~ I have shiny new one's I'm too intimidated too work in and "ruin!" Never happens with these :)
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2020 on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
Response: you're very welcome!
swinglejasmine rated for Dangling Heart on Feb 10, 2020
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Comment: I love it! Thank you!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad! Enjoy!
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Comment: Thanks for your note and tea. Don’t worry if it was hard to send metta to someone that’s been challenging. It’s all part of the practice.
Response: I'm continuing to try & it's getting a bit easier ~ only not sure if it has same meaning :) Ah well...
monsbrick rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2020 on Feb 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Ruth!
Response: you're very welcome!
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Comment: Such a pretty little book!! I love this! Thank you so much!
Response: you're very welcome! it was fun to make - loved the little video :)
PrairieKittin rated for BS&S ~ Imbolc ornament on Feb 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!! I love these!
Response: Oh, I'm glad - I was worried! Enjoy...
mammaNilangi rated for MSM: 2020 Tarot Reading + Gift on Feb 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the reading and the tea.
Response: you're welcome
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! I always enjoy reading from someone new that I never heard of before.
Response: you're very welcome!
SatisHuman rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2020 on Feb 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the condolences.
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Comment: A travel mug as an anti-cat device... that’s genius! I nice crochet session with a cat does wonders for the heart.
Response: yes, yes it does :)
Kirkdebb rated for Groundhog Day profile decorations on Feb 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great pics!!
Response: you're welcome!
euniceq rated for Groundhog Day profile decorations on Feb 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the images!
Response: you're welcome!
lynnerfb rated for Imbolc 2020: Book of Shadows Page on Jan 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you love everything.
Response: you're very welcome ~ Happy Imbolc to you
ScorpioRising29 rated for Just Randomness Giveaway #7 on Jan 28, 2020
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BluBerry rated for MSM GROUP: Letter with A Reading on Jan 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so so much for the beautiful reading!
Response: You're welcome ~ it was enjoyable to do!
DreamCloud rated for Imbolc 2020: Altar Card on Jan 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nicely made Altar Card. I love the sassy groundhog and the beautiful Brigid's cross. The blessing is perfect! It will grace my altar and then my grimoire. <3
Response: I was worried! So glad you like it ~ I really enjoyed making it!
Emilycatherine1989 rated for Pagan Friendships #5 on Jan 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: thank you so much for your Gemini page.love that it is 90% recycled
Response: you are so welcome ~ I had fun making it!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2020:

Hi Ruth!

Wishing you a Valentine's day filled with love, happiness and chocolate.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

—Mark Twain

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 11, 2020:

Hi Ruth! You are very welcome for the hearts!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

nancylee on Feb 2, 2020:

Groundhog Day profile decorations

Staten Island Chuck and Phil say spring,

Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal say winter

Those are the four closest to me - Happy Groundhog Day 2020!

yvonne401 on Feb 2, 2020:

Hi Ruth! Thanks for the Groundhog Day message! Yes, I'm wishing for an early spring! It is my favorite season.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

catlingmex on Feb 2, 2020:

Happy Woodchuck Day!

A photo of some groundhog cupcakes I made to celebrate the day some years ago:

Groundhog Day Cupcakes

This sweet picture is from an article at National Geographic, 10 Facts You Didn´t Know About Groundhogs

NatGeo Groundhog Mama

Alas,February 2nd, one of my favorite holidays, has become my cross to bear. I love living in South Florida, but since no one here has a burning desire for spring, Groundhog Day is not a thing.

Florida Groundhog

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2020:

Hi Ruth!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

On this New Year I wish that you have a superb January, a dazzling February, a Peaceful March, an anxiety free April, a sensational May, and Joy that keeps going from June to November, and then round off with an upbeat December.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 25, 2019:

Hi Ruth! Thanks for your profile comment. Hope you are enjoying Hanukkah and hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2019:

Hi Ruth!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

Having you as my friend makes me feel as if it is Christmas every day. Merry Christmas to my dear friend, may this season be filled with joy and laughter for you and your family. A silent night, a star above, a blessed gift of hope and love. Merry Christmas!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2019:

Hi Ruth! Thank you for your kind message! Hope you are having a great Hanukkah!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

euniceq on Dec 24, 2019:

Litha Profile Decoration

Blessed Litha!

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