Date Joined: December 31, 2008
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: November 29
Country: United States
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I'm a retiree who doesn't miss going to work at all and now spend my days doing the things I never had time to do when I was working!!! I have one son who lives in Maine but no grandchildren. My companion is a 9 year old black-and-tan pomeranian that is a real joy for me ~ she definitely has her own personality and is so cute and funny and always brings a smile to my face :-)
HEALTH ISSUES: In case you don't hear from me or if I've failed to send my swap and you've tried to contact me and I haven't responded, I may be in the hospital with no access to a computer. I have severe COPD and have been hospitalized 6 times over the past 8 years for pneumonia and respiratory failure (once for 6 weeks) so there is always that little nuisance in my life that may spring up. I will, however, contact you as soon as I am back home and give you a firm date for when I will send out your swap. . . I definitely won't flake on you!!
I have collected Peter Pan things since I was a little girl. I do NOT collect Tinkerbell - although Tinkerbell is a part of the Peter Pan story, I was never drawn to her but rather was drawn to Peter Pan --- to fly, have adventures, and just have fun in life!
I'm pretty much a country gal and like all of the country singers, but also enjoy classical, pop, rock, and music from the 60s.
I am an avid reader and average 3-4 books a week - reading has been my friend since I was a little girl and I read every spare moment I have to late into the night. Favorite authors include Faye Kellerman, Chevy Stevens, Elin Hildebrand, Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts, Wendy Wax, David Bell, John Sandford, and Harlan Coben to name a few, and I'm always looking for new authors. I enjoy going to bookstores or perusing Amazon and finding books by new authors.
Enjoy good comedies, dramas and thrillers. . . favs include My Cousin Vinny, Best in Show, On Golden Pond, The Big Lebowski, Lonesome Dove, Pieces of April, 12 Angry Men.
I can watch any Law & Order regardless of how old they are. I also enjoy Blue Bloods, Amazing Race, Survivor, Rizzoli & Isles (will hate for it to end this season), Major Crimes and Married at First Sight. I also enjoy cooking competition shows like Hell's Kitchen, Baking Championships, Cupcake Wars, Master Chef (adults and the kids), Cooks or Cons, etc.
I love all PCs and really have no preferences although I do have some collections (see below). I do enjoy non-touristy PCs, unusual tourist attractions, animals other than the norm (think hedgehogs, squirrels, hamsters, etc), skylines, birds, famous people, interesting architecture, old buildings, art (in particular work by Edward Hopper). I have no problem with nudity in good taste.
Dislikes: Kawaii, sci-fi, teddy bears, cutesy or gory PCs.
I HAVE all of the State Mapcards and State Capitols so now am working on my collection of State Birds (state and bird only) and State Flowers (state and flower only) and State Flags (Flag only or with the State seal) ~ see my lists below.
State Mapcards: At last, I have all of them!!!
State Capitols: I have them all!!!
State Birds I NEED: Alabama ~ California ~ Colorado ~ Connecticut ~ Delaware ~ Florida ~ Georgia ~ Louisiana ~ Maryland ~ Massachusetts ~ Nevada ~ New Hampshire ~ New Jersey ~ Oregon ~ Rhode Island ~ South Carolina ~ Tennessee ~ Texas ~ Vermont ~ Wyoming
State Flowers I NEED: Arkansas ~ Connecticut ~ Delaware ~ Maine ~ Massachusetts ~ Missouri ~ Nevada ~ New Hampshire ~ Oklahoma ~ Ohio ~ Rhode Island ~ South Carolina ~ Tennessee ~ Utah ~ Vermont ~ Wisconsin ~ Wyoming ~ United States
State Flags I HAVE: United States ~ Alabama ~ Arizona ~ Arkansas ~ California ~ Colorado ~ Delaware ~ Florida ~ Georgia ~ Indiana ~ Iowa ~ Kansas ~ Louisiana ~ Michigan ~ Minnesota ~ Mississippi ~ New Mexico ~ New York ~ North Carolina ~ Ohio ~ Oklahoma ~ Oregon ~ Rhode Island ~ South Carolina ~ Tennessee ~ Texas ~ Utah ~ Virginia ~ Washington ~ West Virginia ~ Wisconsin ~ Wyoming
State License Plates I HAVE: United States License mapcard ~ Arizona ~ California ~ Delaware ~ Florida ~ Georgia ~ Hawaii ~ Kentucky ~ Maryland ~ Minnesota ~ North Carolina ~ Ohio~ Oklahoma ~ Texas ~ Utah ~ Wisconsin
I must admit I love receiving postcards regardless of the type ~ I find them so interesting for various reasons and have never been disappointed in any postcard I've received!
I don't really have a favorite color --- they're all pretty for different reasons. . .that's my problem with colors -- I like them all!!!
I try to be fair with my ratings and recognize that not everyone has the same abilities, style, or likes/dislikes. I give hearts for high quality work, using new or different techniques and when it is obvious that a person has put thought and effort into what they have sent ~~ I do not give hearts for poor quality work or because extras are included. Although it is a nice thought and gesture, I do not need any extras as I have so much of everything that I will never use it all! I may or may not put extras in with what I send ~ I expect to be rated on my work, not any extras I may include.
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