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whirlwend

whirlwend
Date Joined: September 26, 2013
Last Online: September 22, 2020
Birthday: September 2, 1974
Country: United States
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About Me

I love to get mail and send mail! Among friends and family, I'm well known for hand-drawing or painting our Christmas cards each year. I limit myself to 80, because beyond that it becomes dreaded work.

I have always been a good pen pal starting with new friends I met in camps growing up. I'm one of those people who goes to the post office to buy the really interesting stamps instead of the regular roll of flag stamps.

As an artist, I love to have new inspiration cross my desk from time to time. Anything fine art to crafty to creative writing really helps me stay motivated. I love inspirational quotes. Especially those that remind me to sleep more.

I love to travel. Been to 5 continents and 13 countries, and 49 of the US states so far. All kinds of transportation. Love the NYC Subway and trains. Love to be on an airplane with the anticipation of landing somewhere new. I love maps and finding out-of-the-way locations. I think my passport will be buried with me in my grave. It's my most prized possession.

When I'm at home, my stress-relievers are watering my plants outside, prepping vegetables, and organizing my finances. House-flipping TV shows and reading about nutrition are my favorite pass-times.

I subscribe to WAY TOO MANY magazines.

I am a dedicated public library user.

And I love chairs. I have old beach chairs hanging on the wall in my house. I like to be resourceful with what I already have, being proud that I can make something beautiful out of nothing, that way, if something happens to it, it didn't cost much. BUT... I'm sadly finding the more work I put into rescuing something, the more sentimental I get about it. LOL. What a conundrum!

I don't have any kids. Never got into Hello Kitty and such. However, I used to work in Walt Disney World, so I have a good affinity for the classic Disney characters. Pooh was my favorite as a kid. As an adult... Kermit the Frog is my favorite. What a good attitude he always has!And I love everything Wendy from Peter Pan.

I'm your mainstream Christian. I listen to Christian music on my 45-minute commute every morning and night. Matt Maher is my favorite these days.

Tea is for me. Coffee from time to time. But tea makes me tick. Started when I was living with a girl from Scotland one summer - Tracy. She was a hoot! Then I found specialty tea shops in NYC when I lived there, and I'm such a tea snob now I prefer to make my own tea bag combinations from loose tea. I especially like high mountain green teas from Taiwan and China. I prefer Asian teas to British tea; seems like a bigger variety. Herbal tea is okay. No chai or jasmine teas though. I got Coconut Mango Stash tea in a swap recently, and I love how it smells of whiskey to me! LOL.

I am a middle child of three girls. I'm the one with the curly hair, and my sisters got the straight hair. Somehow I always got the worst seat in the car on trips. Boo.

I LOVE MATH. One huge regret in life was that I attended a small in-state school instead of trying to get into a big-time school like MIT after high school. I realized a lifelong goal when I attended a week-long class at MIT in summer 2014 -- I even stayed in the non-air conditioned dorm rooms!

At age 43, I just married in October 2017 for the first time to a wonderful man named Matt who doesn't roll his eyes when I talk about the swaps I am in. He's my golden ticket.

Ratings

anwynelfmaiden rated for Sender's Choice PC September on Sep 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and lines, it was so nice to read. :)
BeTravelicious rated for โ˜† TEA TIME #21 โ˜† on Sep 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tea's. And what a beautiful drawing on the envelope!
pyneapplequeen rated for Postcard with a Joke #4 on Sep 17, 2020
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debbiespoms rated for Ugly PC Swap #13 on Sep 3, 2020
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Comment: Hi Wendy ! Thank you very much for the ugly PC & it is ugly at that! Sorry to hear, you & your husband have to work from home. But sounds like it doesn't bother you both, hee ! I don't work & haven't since 2003, since I found out I got M.S. & as of 2009 I'm wheelchair bound.
loveretro rated for Small Tea Swap #11 on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you very much, Wendy, for the teaswap, and ty for using beautiul stamps. Also very thoughtful of you to read my profile ... never heard of the brand, but what a lovely tea names...sadly i have to wait for christmas morning to try one of them ..... just joking ! . Have a nice day, take care ! Monique
Carollee922 rated for Tea For Thee # 59 on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the teas, I have never heard of those brands and look forward to trying them and that book you suggested.
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Comment: Hey Wendy, thank you so much for the tea and swap. Have a wonderful weekend.
BeHappyToday rated for Tea For Thee # 60 on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Bartending at Home Night is a great idea for these Covid times & a fun way to try some homemade brews out. Thank you for the teas. I havenโ€™t tried either of these 2 yet. :)
VKitchen rated for Handmade Bookmark & Tea Swap #2 on Aug 3, 2020
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Comment: Oh, wow -- a beautifully made bookmark featuring a quote from one of my all-time favorite books?! And some delectable-looking tea to boot! I'm very grateful for the thought you put into this, thank you so much <3
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Comment: I'm excited to try the teas. Thank you!
Winklet rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 10, 2019
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Comment: Loved how you wrapped them! Merry Christmas!!!
Allylu rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love the way you wrapped the tea bags! I enjoyed my first cuppa yesterday and I'm looking forward to the next one this evening after book club. Hope you are having happy holidays!
RiverTopanga rated for Tea Advent Calendar #2 on Nov 27, 2019
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Comment: Hi Wendy... Thank you so much for the Teas. I love the wrapping paper you used... looks like you hand stamped it! I'm going to go right over and put them on the string where I am hanging them. Thank you again!
Mimosagirl rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much! Love the wrappings ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ
Froggy2974 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the teas however they were supposed to be wrapped
flowerais rated for Your Bucket List and more on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Wow, you have done quite a lot! I'm a bit jealous. Thank you! The card you wrote on was really pretty too.
snowbirch112 rated for Keeping Posted Swap #1 on Nov 12, 2019
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rifkasorah rated for Your Bucket List and more on Nov 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I really loved the design of it. I hope you got a chance to soak up the good days :)
rianheimgartner rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #2 on Oct 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the tea and recipe...looks like a good combo :)

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ContraryHousewife on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy Solstice

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