I am New Orleans girl living in Northern Alabama. It's certainly not NOLA, but it's okay. I am a happily married and mom of a teenager. Family is my priority, but somehow I manage to maintain my sanity as a FT university professor. I teach literature (absolutely LOVE it AND my students). Reading and Writing are my PASSIONS. I enjoy giving and making (simple--digital and handmade) bookmarks, cards and digital scrapbooks for family and friends. I love photography (taking pictures and looking at them). I also love water, flowers, nature (in general), parks, bayous, etc. and taking walks--though I don't consider myself the outdoorsy type. Much to my hubby's and son's chagrin, camping is NOT appealing to me.
I lost two sisters to breast cancer--Karlette, one of my baby sisters, in 2013 and Lori, one of my older sisters, in 2018. Both left this world far too soon with so much yet to do. These losses have had a profound impact on my life and some days I still find it difficult to breathe. They were both very beautiful and giving people. I honor their memories by sharing beauty and kindness and by sending notes of cheer and love to breast cancer patients and survivors: Karle's Wings.
NOTE ABOUT SWAPPING AND RATING: Swap-bot has been a wonderful experience--I've met really awesome people and learned a few new things along the way. I send swaps on time. If you have not received a swap from me in a timely manner, please send me a PM. Some things simply take longer. (I sent a PC to Russia that took nearly 3 months to arrive). I typically rate as soon as I receive a swap. If I haven't rated you, I haven't received the swap. I will not rate you as a "no send" without attempting to contact you.
Music is my first love. I like classical, jazz (instrumental and vocal), inspirational, gospel, some R&B, neosoul, traditional blues, calypso, reggae, New Orleans music, etc. The list goes on...Anything with meaningful lyrics, but no heavy metal, gangster rap, or hard rock.
I love far too many books, far too many novelists, poets, writers, etc. Here are some of my loves...
Again, too many to name...
I enjoy making photo postcards, handmade envelopes, and ATCs. I also enjoy receiving these items from others.
My husband, son, and I are allergic to and/or hypersensitive to:
Please be mindful of this when sending. Thanks!
Hubby is easy--since most things he likes are too large to stuff in any envelope: foreign currency and old US currency.
Son likes: animals in general, elephants, ferrets, turtles, and frogs in particular; reading, drawing, postcards, filmmaking, journaling, photography, world languages, and so much more.
I prefer postcards naked, stamped and written on (but if you're sending a PC that you don't want marred by postal machines and handling, I will not complain if you place it in an envie).
I am not too picky about postcards--but my favorites are (not in any particular order):
Surprise me and I'll be pleased. But please no nudity or profanity--my son enjoys the postcards with me. Thanks!
Your PCs: I love well-crafted PCs made from your photography AND well-crafted "homemade" PCs, so if you're into making them, please send me one. I won't rate you down for not sending a "store-bought" one! Do note that well-crafted PCs involve more than cutting a picture from a magazine and gluing it to a piece of card stock.
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