Date Joined: January 10, 2011
Last Online: April 24, 2019
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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Hi & welcome to my profile! I’m a down to earth Texas country girl. Grew up in small town & now living in the country. Where you can sit on the porch at night and listen to the coyotes & watch the fireflies. I am married to the love of my life that actually supports all that I do, be it shopping online for craft supplies to being my parents caregiver! In January 2018 he retired from his job in Kansas, packed most of our stuff, locked the house (we actually have someone looking out for the place) and came to Tx. I’m so glad to have him here!
I’m a mom to 2 daughters (2 son-in-laws), a Mimi to 6 grandkids (1 grand-daughter-in-law) and 3 precious GREAT grand children (2 boys & girl). And a mom to one fur baby Skeeter, a Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound mix. He’s ROTTEN!
I am my parents main caregiver. Mom has Alzheimer's & dad has Parkinson's. Mom was put on Hospice in May 2017 & is in the final stage. Since last November in my last update Dad is no longer able to walk. He can stand holding on to something but can’t move his legs. He’s 6’ 3” probably 260+. With their personal care, meal preps, feedings, laundry, housework, by 10 pm I fall in bed, lol. I have a couple hours of "free time" during the afternoon while they nap that I can sit down and work on crafts. My stress relief.
We live in rural area. I am only able to leave the house once a week when I have someone to come sit with mom & dad. So I have bought a postal scale & stocked up on stamps. And if I'm in doubt on amount I will add extra stamps. So if EVER you get postage due from me please please let me know & I will send you stamps to cover. I will put my swap in the mailbox in the mornings, mail runs between noon & 3pm. I will not mark sent until any swaps have been picked up by postal carrier. Our PO closes at 3:30. So anything picked up at our rural mailbox will not be post marked til next day for those of you that check dates. And anything picked up Saturday will not be post marked til Monday. I keep track of my swaps when I send & start worrying after about a week when they are being sent in US. You may get a message from me when I feel like it's been an ample amount of time to arrive just checking with you. That way I can start on a resend. I rate as I open my swaps the day they arrive. If I haven't rated you, please contact me. It either means I got sidetracked with caring for my mom or it hasn't arrived. Ratings are important to all of us. I ask the same from you upon receiving from me. Thanks.
•Most flowers, Iris’ & Sunflowers are my favorite
•Tim Holtz products
•Fun clear stamps
(Not a fan of orange)
•Red Dirt Country
•70’s & 80’s Country
•70’s & 80’s Rock
•Good ol’ home cooking
•Red Beer (Bud Light & tomato juice)
•Water, lots & lots of water!
Ideas for profile surprise/wishes
Pieces of lace 1” to 3”
Die cuts ATC size
Small punched images: hearts/birds/flowers/etc
ATC info papers for back
Vintage photos or ephemera
Anything from my “likes” list
Still waiting on a rating from:
@thevioletgypsy for January 2017 senders choice ATC.
As I finish my swaps I will upload pictures to my Flickr account. So if you want to be surprised don't peek. But I would like any and all comments on pictures.
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