Please know that if you send me something and I don't rate you or send you a thank you note / post a note on your page it is because I didn't receive anything from you. Not because I am thoughtless.
One of my goals for 2015 is to be more active on this site. I can't wait to get to know some of you better.
This has not been a problem as yet, but if you happen to receive postage due mail from me, please let me know and I'll make it up to you. I'm careful in my packaging and weighing, but I cannot always make it to the PO so sometimes I just put the correct (as determined by USPS.com) postage on the envelope and place it in the mailbox where ever I happen to be.
As far as groups go, I at least read many of the groups I'm in a few times a week. Of the remainder, many aren't active at all and instead of dropping them I check about once a month and hope that they become more active. If you have an issue with the amount of groups I belong to, please ask me about it.
I am living the American Dream. I am beading my heart out and taking care of my amazing husband. We've been married for 17 years now and are still best friends. I have a 28 year old son and both a grandson and granddaughter, and now I have another granddaughter on the way. She's due March 19.. These people are the light of my life..
I love beading, my pet stingray, my dog Holly, the colors green, teal and purple, good tea. especially black currant flavored, gel pens, things that are colorful, reading, learning new things, camping, travel, sharing my stuff, writing long chatty letters, and spending time with the people that are important to me.
I live three blocks from Lake Michigan and vacation as often as possible in a place surrounded by water. My favorite vacations currently revolve around cruising and Puerto Vallarta, MX. I find a kind of peace in the water that I've not experienced anywhere else. I am fascinated by tropical fish and creatures that call the ocean home. If it isn't a stingray, then the more colorful the better.
I don't have much appreciation for coffee, licorice, being lied to, and people who don't honor their commitments.
If you are sending to me, I'd appreciate it if you would use real stamps for postage when possible. I really like to see different stamps. Thanks a bunch.
Please also know that if you send me something and I don't rate you or send you a thank you note / post a note on your page it is because I didn't receive anything from you. Not because I am thoughtless.
My taste in music runs the gamut from hair bands such as Warrant and Cinderella to current bands like Hinder and Bare Naked Ladies with a compliment of Celtic music and such classics as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I also am partial to country and jazz. Some of my other favorites (not mentioned above) are: Harry Connick Jr., Sarah McLaughlin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nickleback, Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Norah Jones, and Metallica. I also have a deep appreciation for songs that tell stories.
In no particular order, and just a few movies I really enjoy: 10 Things I Hate About You, Blast From the Past, Pushing Tin, A Knight's Tale, the original Good Bye Girl, Braveheart, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Drop Dead Fred, Hackers, The Princess Bride, The Boondock Saints, The Deep, Into the Blue, The Harry Potter Movies, The Lethal Weapon series, Benny and Joon, Rounders, the Oceans 11, and 12, White Oleander, Some Kind of Wonderful, Billy Madison, National Treasure, 50 First Dates, Fool's Gold and The Color of Friendship. I also love movies that deal with theft such as Heist, The Italian Job, Entrapment and The Score.
Seems like most of my favorite television isn't here any more. I loved Boston Common, Yes Dear, Friends, The Riches, The Shield, InJustice, Dharma and Greg, Still Standing, Smith, Oz, Saving Grace, Medium, Big Love and, Dexter, House, The Closer, Two and a Half Men. As far as shows that haven't been cancelled yet, Shameless was totally worth the wait... and when time allows I watch Supernatural, The Waltons (reruns), Bones, The Most Dangerous Catch, Whale Wars, Iron Chef America, Chopped, Cupcake Wars!, Cupcake Girls (it's like a train wreck - I just can't look away) and the Chiller channel. I enjoy the specials the Food network puts on where people have a certain amount of time to build a cake or a sugar sculpture.
Beading, Rubber stamping, beading, sewing, bead weaving, crochet, beading, cross stitch, beading, enameling, bead embroidery, letter writing & emailing, and beading. And next on the list when I have some time will be lampworking. I already have all the equipment except the gas tanks and the flashback arrestors. Oh, and did I mention beading?
I also love to read. I enjoy just about every genre except military history and I'm not much on romances. Fairy tales and folk lore hold a special fascination for me. My favorite authors include Dean Koontz, J.K. Rowling, Janets Fitch and Evanovich, and Michael Crichton.
I'm currently looking for the books listed below. Paperback and previously loved are more than welcome.
The Ice Limit, Thunderhead, Riptide and Dance of Death by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
The Manhattan Hunt Club - John Saul
Anything by John Sanderson except Invisible Prey, Chosen Prey,Storm Prey and Wicked Prey
Brother Odd - Dean Koontz
Losing It and Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time - Valerie Bertinelli
Series of Unfortunate events books 3 through end except 5,6,9,10 and 11- Lemony Snickett
Freakonomics - Stevens Levitt and Dubner
Son of a Witch - Gregory Maguire
Harold and the Purple Crayon - Crockett Johnson
Any Dresden Files book except numbers 1, 2 and 6- Jim Butcher
The Sisters Grimm
Any of the vampire books out now.
I have books for trade in the PF. Click Me!
My Little Ponies - the actual plastic horses in any size ever made - with or without mane and tail, and I don't care if it has been colored or spray painted on - even with sharpie.
Unusually shaped or antique sequins
Glycerine soap from Bath and Body Works
Colored markers and colored pencils
Zines you are finished with
Rubber stamps and ink pads you are tired of
Gel and Micron pens
punchies in any color except newsprint/packaging
Back issues of: Food Network
Any cross stitch magazine
Things I can send you:
Books in a wide array of genre
Hand stamped cards and images
A piece of custom jewelry is possible
Puzzle magazines (new but back issues)
Artistry, Beadweaving, Beaches and Bagpipe Music, Citlalmina - my baby granddaughter, Color, Daylight, Etsy and Embroidery, Fabric Postcards and Flower Gardens, Green, Holly (my dog) and Home Cooking, Indy Business Support, Johnny Depp, Knitting and Kiva, Lake Michigan, Mail (the Snail Kind), New Pens, Outdoors, Peace, Quilting, Rubber Stamping and Renaissance Faires, Sewing, Temoc (my grandson), Under the Sea, Violets, Water, Yarn for Socks, Zillion Other Things.
Celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary
Take a world cruise for at least 90 days
Go to burning man
Shop at Mood and visit the bead district in NYC
Read 1,000 more books - 983 left to go - Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman, The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, So B. It by Sarah Weeks, Fool Moon by Jim Butcher, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Blaze and Cell by Steven King, Testimony by Anita Shreve, Property of by Alice Hoffman, Gone South by Robert R. McCammon, Storm Prey by John Sandford, Intensity, The Mask and The Taking by Dean Koontz, Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston, Divergence by Veronica Roth
Vacation in Prague - so far just weekend trips
Run a 10K
Attend Masquerade Ball Labrynth of Jareth
Write a cookbook
Vacation in Australia
Become fluent in Spanish
Meet some rainbow family
Participate in a flash mob - the artistic kind
Plan and make a quilt for my bedroom
Have a successful bead business
Vacation in Ireland
Learn to scuba dive
Roll down a mountain in a Zorb sphere
Learn to noodle for fish - and get a big one
Experience zero gravity
Camp in all 50 states
Take surfing lessons in Hawaii
Publish a pattern to a bead magazine
Lose 110 pounds - only 96 more to go
Take a world cruise
See the wild horses on the beach in SC
Things I've done from the bucket list
Visit crater of diamonds state park (October 2011)
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