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washingtonmaverick

washingtonmaverick
Date Joined: August 8, 2009
Last Online: November 15, 2018
Birthday: May 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! My name is Michelle. I"m 38 years old. I like to take long walks on the river front (can't say beach I live in Idaho!) I am a mom to a wonderful 18 year old young man. We have a cat that rules our house from the door knobs down. If I sit at my computer too longer she will be in my lap pleading for pets. We lead pretty boring and mellow lives but we live it up when we can. We live in a small town but we are not small town minded either.

Like: I like tea, cocoa, ciders and Dr. Pepper.

Geometric shapes, Hello Kitty, Snowmen, Cats, Gerbena Daisies (i'd love some stationary), Pandas, learning things about other cultures, postcards, hanging out with my aunt making things and drinking tea with her, Origami creations (I can make a paper box but it is not true origami), I enjoy the wildlife in our area I've seen: Elk, Moose, Cougars (those that are women, college and the real animals), White Tail and Mule Deer, Wild Turkies, and I've seen some bear.

Favorite Music

I listen to such a wide variety of music it scares most people. I listen to music that is both popular in the US, artists from other countries, and across a wide variety of genres. A smile is the only thing that out does my belief that music is one thing that transcends every culture.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading and much like my music I don't exactly read a lot of "main stream stuff."

I use my public library to listen to audio books via overdrive and/or Libby. I also enjoy Librovox.org books.

Nicholas Sparks, Patrick F McManus, Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, historical fiction and anything my son writes.

My favorite book is Population 485: Meeting your Neighbors one siren at a time by Michael Perry.

I recently discovered Elin Hilderbrand (Read Nantucket Nights) Kristin Hannah, (Read Firefly Lane & On Mystic Lake) Jodi Picoult (read: Nineteen Minutes, Plain Truth Harvesting the heart, The Tenth Circle, I own My sister's keeper, Mercy, Salem Falls and Change of heart)

Wishlist

--Pay Day stickers (Automatic Heart for these)

--snail mail games to be played in the mail

--stickers nickle sized or larger

--address labels (I am moving in Approximately August of 2019, Can still currently use with address on file)

--Puzzle Postcards

--postcards (especially non-tourist)

--Notecards

--quotes and verses (especially positive ones)

--reading lists are welcomed.

--Netflix recommendations

--recipes

--bookmarks

--fun puzzles

--smashed pennies, nickels, quarters

--other uniquely interesting coins/currency including those from your country.

--bath salts, bubble baths, small lotions

--Mint flavored anything lotion, chap stick, candies, tea, etc

-3.5" Go Cutter Tumblers.

-Gutterman 100% Cotton Thread. (I have an older machine this is the stuff that works the best in my machine). Any color.

--Cat Nip Toys, small cat toys. She's picky so please don't spend an excessive amount of funds on these.

--Essential oils. Just about any of them.

--air freshener for the car the flat ones (like the trees, sometimes they come in other shapes but the flat ones)

--mini magnets for the fridge

--images from magazines and such (not computer generated art but actual pictures) of ADULTS bicycling, any season.

--colored paper clips, I work in a busy medical office I can have colored paper clips but not the fun shapes or the ones that flags on them. Just the plain colored ones.

-more hours in the day

Living Hours Away 2.0

For the 2nd time in a four year relationship my boyfriend and I will be living apart from one another. It's a long story but I promise you'd understand our reasons.

Since we will be 3 hours away (the previous time was 12 hours by train & 3 hours in the car) I plan to resume my postcard and letter writing.

He loves dinosaurs! If you have any dinosaur note-cards, postcards, or stickers I would love them. He is especially fond of T-Rex.

He hopes to one day work on a fossil dig.

I also live 2 hours in the other direction from my siblings, niece, and parents. I am blessed to have an aunt and a few cousins here in town, so I'm not totally alone!

Postcards

I like standard sized postcards.

I like a postcard that says stuff on it (example The front contains an Elk. I like when the back says "This is an elk, native animal to the mountain regions of the US and eastern Asia. It eats plant matter, sheds it's horns in the spring and typically females have one calf in the spring."

Instead of "Elk--Cervus Canadensis")

I like animals, scenery, cats, hedgehogs, pigs, quilts, pretty much anything really.

If you have an odd, dirty, or inappropriate postcard, or one that you ended up with and you simply do not know where to use it....please send it my way and let me know that it is a postcard of this nature.

Most of what I have access to in my area is tourist postcards and love getting non-tourist postcards that are blank for sending.

I also participate with postcrossing.com

Geocaching & Pokemon Go

if you do not know what geocaching is www.geocaching.com

I'm washington_maverick on there as well. I have over 1800 finds. I do participate with trackables and within a short amount of time can hit WA, OR, and ID (Please do NOT purchase a new trackable for me. I will pass them along but do not wish to own my own).

Because of this hobby I am always looking for small items to leave in caches like mini toys, small pens/pencils, match box cars, etc.

I am also an avid Pokemon Go Player! I am Team Mystic and My favorite Pokemon is actually SPOINK! He makes me smile ever time I see him!

Thanks, But No Thanks

I try hard to not be picky but a few things, I don't like....

*glitter

*bits of papers

*list pads

*single random playing cards

*chocolate (cries! uncontrollably! I had my gall bladder removed and this food does me in every time! Eat some for me, savor it, and feel the gooeyness on the roof of your mouth for me!)

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saturatedinink rated for #DearSwap - October 2018 on Nov 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the letter - huge fan of the Lisa Frank stickers! Look for a return letter soon!
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Comment: Hello Neighbor! That's too funny. I was just in CDA for work this last week. Thanks for sending and the extras!!
kochijapan rated for Stuff the Mailbox- International on Nov 6, 2018
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emilynhr rated for Stuff the Mailbox- International on Nov 4, 2018
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Comment: Thanks! I'll add you on Pokemon on my account and my husband's.
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RachelSwaps rated for Stuff the Mailbox- International on Oct 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank-you!
soccer8s rated for "What the Heck..." PC Swap usa #2 on Oct 29, 2018
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Comment: so many great things! thank you :)
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Comment: Thank you for the fun variety of goodies!
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bjansen rated for "What the Heck..." PC Swap Usa #5 on Oct 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Poohtat rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween Edition on Oct 26, 2018
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Comment: What a cute package. Love the lighthouse card and all the goodies. The bandaid for my wallet made me giggle. I remember when I left home, my Dad told me keep a bandaid in your wallet and a roll of quarters in your glove box. I always have both!
Response: Ha! The roll of quarters is great! Did you know they fit inside a pill bottle nicely? Glad you liked them
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Comment: Thank you for my goodies 🎃
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Comments

SpringPearl5 on Oct 11, 2018:

omg i would pay day stickers too! you are the first person i met on here that collects them

katmandu on Oct 6, 2018:

Hi Mom!

Cat-Mercedes

Love you-

Mercedes

notme78 on Aug 30, 2018:

Hello from another geocacher. I just had to look at your cache profile. And wow, you have found many. Only about 1000 more finds than me lol :)

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:

spring

Vblarney on Apr 14, 2011:

I received the postcards today for the April Showers of mail swap and I LOVE them! Thank you for putting them in an envie!

xxkarenlxx on Dec 18, 2010:

P.S. thank you also for the awesome sheet of Christmas stickers. And if it makes you feel better, I just started my Christmas cards today. ;)

xxkarenlxx on Dec 18, 2010:

Hi Michelle, I received your envelope today and had no idea what it could be, but just adored the little pengies that sealed it up. What a great surprise to find the lyrix you sent. I can't wait to complete them and send them on. :) Thank you.

Karen

LadyStephanie on Dec 2, 2010:

Day 2 and you are kicking my butt at my own swap! The puzzle letter is PERFECT! And I noticed EVERYTHING...from the dark red paper (my favorite color :o) to the handmade envie made from sheet music and the wax seal on the envie. THIS was my Christmas present!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you and hugs and here ... <3 <3 <3 ... have some more hearts.

LadyStephanie on Dec 1, 2010:

Day 1 - I love the paper folded boxes. This has been something I've wanted to do. Those little fellas are cool. :o) Thank you!

onlyincambodia on Nov 28, 2010:

Thank you for the Idaho postcard! It's fantastic!

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