Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2021 2:47 pm


Date Joined: May 6, 2019
Last Online: April 9, 2021
Birthday: August 15
Country: United States

About Me

About me


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 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 living 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 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



——————- 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 ⏰


  • 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.


  • Goth
  • mustard yellow
  • religious stuff (but do like holiday icons like bunnies & holly & gingerbread houses.
  • “Dislike” lists that are longer than the “like” list

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


Jezzy2410 rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: I must admit I had to look up Bluets but they are indeed very pretty flowers.
Comment: Thank you for the card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
paperlover rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 4, 2021
Fabriqueen rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
cmmaldonado rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
MCGalaxy rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
misscorina rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: I had to look up the bluets but they are so beautiful.
Cindymt rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
neslihandalga rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
YolandiLetters rated for HEARTS! HEARTS! #2 on Apr 3, 2021
SETSigningOFF rated for Bird Watching via PCs Swap #3 on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful bird! And I LOVE the bird-themed stamp!! Too perfect! Thanks for sending my way and participating in this swap!
squince rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #38 - US Only on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Cute card!
Comment: Thank you for the mermaid PC. I love it and your note! Happy Easter btw!
nanadiana rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #38 - US Only on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty postcard. We have a Tilly the tabby & Tia the calico that sound like they behave like your kitties. Tia is the leader and Tilly is the follower. Take care!
jeka396 rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #38 - US Only on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for your kitty PC, and I loved hearing about Owen and Charley!
SeleneW rated for Coloring Collab 2021 #2 on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: A very pretty PC! I look forward to coloring. <3
browneyedmurmur rated for Flipbook with curve cover on Mar 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful flip book and the personal note, too. I loved the dandelion seeds, the pansy explosion, and how you packaged it in a box - such a gift!
Comment: THANKYOU for the lovely pc and stamps! They are really cool!
carrotkate rated for Floral/Nature Themed Swap #5 on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this kind swap! The presentation and the items you chose were perfect for me! I hope the seeds grow!

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dcp0112 on Apr 5, 2021:

Have a wonder spring & have fun planting those beautiful flowers!!

VAgardengirlgirl on Mar 26, 2021:

Many thanks to porkpie5 for uploading the coloring collab! I love the different ways swappers colored it!

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