Date Joined: February 3, 2010
Last Online: April 28, 2017
Birthday: January 21, 1976
Country: United States
I'm a married mom of 3 teenagers, native of Michigan, but living in Western Massachusetts now. All 3 kiddos are in high school and doing an online school currently, called MAVA. ("It's not homeschool, it's schooling at home" - virtual public school, not a traditional homeschool). Wedding anniversary is March 25, 1995. We are a military family, (since Oct 1st, 2002).
I get rather annoyed when people spell my name wrong.
**I'm afraid of owls. Yes, really. Yes, even the cartoony ones. If you could skip sending me owl images, stickers, washi tape and not decorate the envelope with owls I'd appreciate it. Yeah, sometimes I use envelopes and such with owls, but just to move them on - I seem to get sent a lot of owls. :( **
My daughter (2002) would very much like a pen pal her age. She's not as interested in texting, and would rather write real letters and 'really get to know someone'. PLEASE contact me if you have a teen in your life who is interested. :) she's also artistic and would probably be more crafty if she had a crafty mom!
My oldest son is physically disabled, and my younger son is on the Autism Spectrum. Getting through the day is sometimes more than challenging & emotionally draining. Sending & receiving some 'happy mail' is what I'm looking for. I have some long-term pen pals that are great friends, but sometimes sitting down to write a full letter is too much. Looking for lightweight International mail and fun local swaps.
We have 3 pets, all rescues that have traveled the country with us. Falcon is a Husky mix, about 7 years old; Ben is a Turkish Van (though no papers), almost 6 years old and Jack is a short hair tiger cat, almost 6 years old. (The dog, Falcon, has made 5 moves with us, and the cats 4 moves.)
I'm a long-time pen-paller, started writing letters back in 1988 or so, and prefer old fashioned pen and paper.
I have been a fan of The Monkees and Menudo for more than 30 years! For newer music, I like Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga (yes, really), and some of Maroon 5. Kids are into Deadmau5 and Daft Punk, and that's grown on me some.
I like the show *"Supernatural", and kiddos are really into Dr Who, so it's rubbed off on me a bit. I like Sherlock, as well, and am making my way through Grimm and Sleepy Hollow, and about to finish Haven . All time favorite show is ** "Are You Being Served?" ** from the BBC in the 1970's - that show always makes me laugh! And a guilty pleasure fan of Dark Shadows (the original soap opera from the 1960's). Don't go for a lot of romance, sex, swearing, drinking, violence, etc. Not a 'goody two shoes', and not into 'inspirational' exactly, I just like entertainment. And I seriously dislike vampires - except the original Dracula. I have no interest in sappy, brooding vampires - sparkly or not - and the women who fawn all over them. Ghosts, now - that's a different story. :)
Books: I have and have read all of
* Stephen King, and his son, Joe Hill. I like the Kinsey Milhone series by Sue Grafton - I think I'm more Murder She Wrote and Agatha Christie than Stephanie Plum. I like the mystery without all the sex and drama.
*Sarah Rayne (a British author) is another that I follow.
All time favorite book/story is Legend of Sleepy Hollow! Also love the original Grimm Brother's Fairy Tales - those old superstitions and folk lore always grab my attention. :)
I enjoy some cozy mysteries, but am trying to mix others in so it doesn't get too monotonous.
The Haunted Home Renovation series by Juliet Blackwell ** is one I'll always make time for, and really enjoyed **Victoria Laurie's Ghost Hunter Mysteries before the series ended. I love ghosts, haunted houses, old buildings & houses. The TV shows are ok, and I've watched those, but I'd rather have the book.
Love listening to audio books! The BBC radio dramas of Agatha Christie are the best. :)
Movies Favorites are: Emperor's New Groove, The Haunting (both 1963 version and 1999), Sleepy Hollow, 10 Things I Hate About You, Far and Away.
I LOVE Garfield. I've loved Garfield all my life, and dearly enjoy getting anything related.
Likes & Dislikes I like cats, Garfield, sloths (animal), cats (just no big-eyed ones), Hamsters (animals), coffee, stationery, ghosts, haunted houses (stories, not the Halloween sort), old buildings/architecture/abandoned buildings, Buddhist Bootcamp & Faithfully Religionless (by Timber Hawkeye), Ziggy (cartoon character), The Muppet Show (original ones), Colorado (state),The Dark Tower (book series by Stephen King)
Dislikes: OWLS!!!!, anything with a strong smoke/cigarette smoke smell - very allergic. ** (If you're a smoker & we are partners, please message me before sending.) ** vampires, heart - shaped things, preachy religion, smoke smell, North Dakota, big-eyed creatures, foul language, sex & violence in books/movies/songs
Allergies Recently discovered I'm allergic to: dust mites, mold, seasonal grasses, horse dander, almonds, bananas, pecans, strawberry, pineapple, crab, latex, gold (metal), and cigarette smoke.
Daughter collects Barbie dolls & Wonder Woman, loves cats - except the 'big eye' type, & the adult coloring books Youngest son collects GI Joe (12 inch figures) items & equipment, loves older Superman comics, Mad Magazine Oldest son likes Star Wars things, Harry Potter, the sport soccer (getting to know the New England Revolution), LEGO
I"m not a crafty person or an artistic person. I enjoy making my own envelopes and decorating with washi tape, but that's about as creative as I get.
THE COOLEST journals ever made: http://bookjournals.com/
As I said above, this is for fun, not work. I'm here to send and receive 'happy mail' and hopefully make some new mail friends. I will mail out before the due date or will contact you if that can't happen.
I rate when I open the swap. If you haven't gotten a rating from me, please contact me. I probably didn't get it. If you send me something that meets the requirements and it's on time, you'll probably get a "5" from me. If you don't get a swap from me, please PM me and let me know. If you get something from me postage due, please let me know! I will reimburse you! I do not accept postage due mail, and don't expect you to, either.
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