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VAgardengirlgirl

VAgardengirlgirl
Date Joined: May 6, 2019
Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: August 15
Country: United States

About Me

About me

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Dancing Kitty

I’m a former 6th grade teacher, but now work for a non-profit, mostly from home. I have an independent 😀 & bright (but sometimes moody) teen and a kind, smart, & funny husband. He and I met in the local scuba diving club, and our kid is also certified. There’s an entirely other world under the water and it’s so peaceful and beautiful!

Although I’ve lived in the South my entire life, I dream of living in a cool climate (menopause has greatly increased this desire 😓) and of snow falling on Christmas Day ❄️ . I fantasize about having a home in Colorado.

I love snow! ‘Round here, 6” or more means school & appointments are called off and most people get an unexpected free day, which I LOVE! (Favs for snow day: a roaring, crackling 🔥 , baking, crafting, shoveling (yes, I enjoy making a path to get the car out), napping, shooting pics of snow)

I read a newspaper daily and particularly enjoy Miss Manners, Jumble, and advice columns (Carolyn Hax is so wise). I miss Dave Barry’s weekly column, Farside, and Calvin & Hobbs, but now laugh at Zits, Dilbert and Pluggers.

What I like to do

  • gardening, (growing mostly flowers)
  • visiting state & national parks
  • looking at gardens
  • walking wooded trails,
  • reading (novels & news)
  • cooking
  • crafting
  • traveling
  • going to art museums

We live on a few acres so I enjoy seeing the wildlife, in particular the birds. I typically have a bluebird family in the spring & it’s exciting watching the full progression! I love trees and find bugs 🐛 🐜 🕷 & snakes 🐍 interesting. They’re around here all the time, so we get along just fine.

I make an effort to live environmentally-friendly (e.g., I recycle, reduce, reuse & compost, try to reduce my use of single-use plastics)

🐈 I have 2 orange tabby cat boys whom I adore, Owen & Charley 🐈

Particular ** favorite** things: are

COFFEE

coffee flavored candy & desserts, lattes, espresso, coffee cups, quotes about coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, demitasse cups, think the Bubba Gump shrimp guy talking about shrimp...that’s me with coffee

I also like

comical items! To get an idea of my sense of humor, I find very funny:

  • David Sedaris
  • Andy Griffith & Barney
  • Dave Barry
  • Mike & Molly
  • Atypical
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Key & Peel *Bob ❤️ Abishola
  • Brooklyn 99

ITEMS I FIND ENDEARING

MINIATURES

——————- even odd things like a tiny screw, tiny piece of satin ribbon, or an itty bitty feather. Doll house things like a tiny Kleenex box or a miniature book make me lose my mind!

I like tiny things, & sparkles that aren’t too overdone .

  • hippos, 🦛 especially baby hippos
  • pastels, especially periwinkle
  • flowers; my favorite is a bluet; not a fan of roses
  • cute baby animals. What baby isn’t cute?
  • birds, real or drawn
  • trees 🌲
  • anything having to with Thomas Jefferson
  • anything with a bicycle 🚲
  • clocks & watches ⏰

https://pin.it/ifnwwqf3c4nsre

  • photos of all sorts, especially close ups

Robert Llewellen’s photographs amaze me! robertllewellyn

## I also really like

  • early photos of famous people
  • Quaint churches ⛪ with simple steeples
  • colored or shaped paper clips & cute binder clips
  • origami
  • cute sticky notes (all sizes)
  • small matchbox crafts
  • tiny bottles (like old perfume bottles)
  • magazine ads with odd photos
  • interesting ideas about life in the future

  • natural items found outside. I usually have a bowl which I fill with natural finds I like: a feather, a tiny pine cone, a colorful stone or one in a particular shape, some interesting seeds, a pretty leaf, etc.

Books I’ve particularly enjoyed:

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Dress Your Children in Corduroy & Denim
  • Gone Girl
  • Angela’s Ashes
    • A Gentleman in Moscow*
  • Prince of Tides
  • The Poisonwood Bible
  • Go Ask Alice
    • The Book Thief*
  • Americanah
    • Middlesex*
    • The Corrections*
    • A Mother’s Reckoning*

TV Shows/series that have been favorites include: -——————————————————— * Atypical * The Kids are Alright * Frasier * Six Feet Under * Breaking Bad * Mr Mercedes * Seinfeld * Stranger Things * Mrs. Maisel (those outfits! Wow!) * America’s Test Kitchen * Brooklyn 99 * Barefoot Contessa * and,....dare I admit it?.... The Pimple Popper

Movies I’ve loved

  • The Wife
  • Fargo
  • the Sound of Music
  • Harold & Maude
  • We Need to Talk about Kevin
  • A Christmas Story
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Elf
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Shawshank Redemption

Inserts I’d like

I’m delighted with tiny stickers or cute postage stamps or little cute pictures cut from magazines.

NOT INTO

  • Goth
  • mustard yellow
  • religious stuff (but do like holiday icons like bunnies & holly & gingerbread houses.
  • people whose “Dislikes” lists are too long

postcard favorites

  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • Princess Margaret (**The Crown* has piqued my interest in lesser known royals)
  • Photos of old cars, rustic homes, antiques,
  • outdoor clocks
  • churches,
  • mailboxes,
  • streetcars,
  • maps,
  • trees,
  • musicians,
  • iron fences,
  • steam trains,
  • art photos,
  • black & white photos,
  • postcards of famous people in their early days
  • old maps

Homemade postcard favorites: * funny, weird or unusual magazine pics *a comic from the newspaper

Ratings

Eclectonote rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 33 on Nov 14, 2020
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Comment: Hello, received your cheery envelope and postcard and will send off this round.
Murmuration rated for Sender's Choice PC - Oct. on Nov 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
PooKwin73 rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #10 on Oct 30, 2020
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Comment: I love the card, and also how you divided it up! I'm going to have to try that on my next card 😊
Carollee922 rated for First & Last Lines No. 26 on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Sounds interesting
Carime rated for Creepy Crawly - Photo and a Note #2 on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely informational letter and photos, I loved reading the story about your garden and about that crazy Mr. Dead Leaf Caterpillar... And I looooved as well your envelope full of beautiful stickers (so many!) AND thematical stamps! So thoughtful! Perfect mail <3
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Comment: Thanks Nancy. I like the info about this island I did not know about. If the diving is like the photo on the card... WOW.
hihaze rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #37 - US Only on Oct 18, 2020
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Comment: I love this beautiful Cat postcard! Everything is so beautiful and cute. I wish I have cats to keep me company during this time we live in. Thank you for telling about your cats, I wish I could pet them.
Honeyloveart rated for Fun Paperclip Collector's Swap on Oct 17, 2020
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Comment: I absolutely love the paperclips you sent! A ton of flowers, a spider and a cat sounds like a lively scene from the garden haha. Thanks a million!
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Comment: 😂😂we LOVE when they stick there tongues out. It’s the best. Thank you! 💌
nomadmama rated for Newbies Post Card Swap on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great post card. I have almost bought these post cards several times.
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Comment: Love the card. Black and white is always so moody and fascinating. Audiobooks rock!
alwayslearning rated for Newbies Post Card Swap on Oct 9, 2020
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Comment: I love the card and quote! Thank you!
Shion rated for 🖤Black & White🤍Postcard Swap on Oct 8, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the amazing card, the stamps are also super cool! thank you.
thebragal rated for World Postcard Day on Oct 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you. You asked about my username. I used to teach bra making and make custom bras.
Response: I’ll bet you could teach women a lot about proper sizing of bras! Thx for the explanation!
ashleh13 rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the PC! I love the state specific card (:
carrotkate rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: I loved the VOTE card with the Mr. Zip stamp! TY! Also, I will now have to check out the PO Museum in Washington - thanks for that tip!
yarnigras rated for Comfy, Cozy Winter on Jan 24, 2020
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Comment: Nancy, I wish I could give more hearts! This renewed my faith in swap-bot swaps!!!! The funny thing is that I wrote the same way on my packages to the girl who I sent to.....who also lives in North Carolina! So funny! Thank you again, Val, aka Yarnigras!
Response: I’m so glad you’re happy with it!! I was reading a book recently that mentioned Slidell. Hope you weren’t there during Katrina. Sounds like it was fairly decimated. Stay comfy cozy!
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Comment: Dear Nancy, thank you so much for your wonderful card and warm and long message! And special thanks for TV series recomendation :) My friend watches Mind Hunters too, and she likes it a lot :) Happy holidays to you and your family!
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Comment: Thank you, Nancy, for the lovely Christmas card! I loved the old Christmas stamps inside, too! Have a Merry Christmas!...Karla
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Comment: I know right?! I have some 1/2 cent stamps and have yet to use them! So silly 😋 Thank you for the lovely stamps and postcard! What a crazy photo, I wouldn't be smiling if I were on those tightlines!

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Shion on Sep 29, 2020:

Your very welcome. I’m really hoping it goes well! Thank you for the support🖤🤍

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