Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2020 11:54 am


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Last Online: May 28, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I just changed my address from my p o box to my home address. My home address is 1278 E. Florida Place, Anaheim, CA. 92805. Just found out that the post office is sending mail that comes to my box back to sender so please use my home address. Will figure everything out once we are no longer stuck at home. I sure don't want to get covid19 while I am checking on my mail. I may be a snail mail addict but want to live longer so I can remain addicted.

Hi, I am a definite snail mail addict. I love both sending and receiving mail. I have never not sent a swap and appreciate when someone tells me if a swap doesn't arrive. I have resent swaps with no problems, just am not psychic that something didn't arrive. I also rate all swaps the day they arrive.

I'm a Southern California native, married, mother of two and grandmother of three. I am retired! I retired ten years ago and love every minute of my life. Still wondering when I had the time to work as I have so much I enjoy doing and not enough time to complete everything. I especially love writing pen pals and would love to hear from you. Just send me a note for my address. A visit from you would make my post office box happy and me esctatic. I love cooking, baking, reading, making cards and about anything else I am doing. I enjoy anything to do with Christmas. I always enjoy making at least one gift for each member of my family. This year there are lots of crocheted pot holders, some counted cross stitch magnets and a few counted cross stitch bookmarks. I have 21 family members and give each one 25 small gifts as Advent gifts. They are all wrapped in aluminum foil. I shop year round and often put items I receive in swaps in the boxes. I also love sending naked mail and my grandchildren have learned not to be surprised at what arrives in the mail. I live close enough to the original Disneyland to see the nightly fireworks and remember when my father didn't understand why anyone would build an amusement park down in the middle of nowhere. Anaheim has grown since then.

Favorite Movies

Miracle on 34th Street, Polar Express

Favorite Crafts

OK, I lack a lot in the talent department but not in the enjoy trying department so I keep having fun trying. I enjoy making envelopes, counted cross stitch, huck weaving, crocheting and want to get back to making note cards. I am just starting ATCs. Actually, haven't made one yet but have the supplies.

What I like to receive


something unique from your country or part of the U.S.

recipes or cookbooks put out by churches or clubs - used is fine

anything to do with cookies = recipes, cookie cutters, etc.

tote bags - including those with advertising


anything to do with Christmas (OK, I don't consider snowmen to have anything to do with Christmas)

Gingerbread men and anything with Gingerbread men on it

I am a desert rat and wish I could move back to the desert. I love tortoises, cactus, lizards, snakes and anything else that reminds me of the desert.

anything with the Pillsbury Dough Boy on it

favorite colors are any jewel tone.

small counted cross stitch projects, especially Christmas or bookmarks, or 14 count fabric in any color

Something that interests you and will expand my world and knowledge

something small I can give as Christmas gifts


things I don't like

Anything to do with prejudice or hate.

anything to do with nudity

long dislike lists


memo pads


Kawaii or other cute things. I'm not a cute person.

then again, I love surprises so most everything is OK

Post card preferences

I have joined a lot of post card swaps recently and just realized I never added any post card preferences. Part of the reason is I like most any post card. Preferences though include large letter cards, scenery, pictures of the area where you live or where you like to visit, wild animals, birds and reptiles, or wild flowers. I am not a great fan of art type cards but once in awhile they are good. I have had some great homemade cards however I also have had a few cards that were just stickers slapped on a piece of cardboard. If the latter is what you plan to send, don't waste your postage. I do prefer real stamps on the cards. I also love notes on the cards, something about you and where you live or what is shown on the card. An interesting note and a real stamp usually gets a heart. I prefer my cards to be naked but up to you.

non raters

@tristitia didn't rate me for the all about me journal swap and while she read both my pm and the one the hostess, @kraftykj sent she didn't respond to either one, Any questions, here s the tracking number. Any questions, here is the tracking number. 9505 5111 4273 6007 4299 55


I enjoy giving hearts and and am fairly liberal when i give them. That said, there are a couple of things that won't get you a heart.

First, if you don't spell my name oorrectly I most likely won't give you a heart. Come on, at least pay that much attention to the swap.

Second, if you don't put the swap name on the swap most likely I will be too tired to give you a heart by the time I search for the swap to rate it.

Adding junk. OK, it is fun to find an extra from my wish list in a package but so often I get things I don't want and I just have to throw them out. Please just give me what the swap requires. I have enough of my own junk I don't need yours.

I also love real stamps so they help me want to give hearts.

Favorite Books

I llove to read and read most anything except sci-fi and poetry. Memoirs, historical fiction and memories are my favorite. Just now I'm reading. lot of WW11 books. I also love mysteries and love both Jonathon and Faye Kellerman. I just finished Grisan's The Reckoning,. I really loved The Great Alone by Hannah. You can see I read a good bit of everything and even.sneak a Danielle Steel romance once in awhile. Most of my reading is done on my iPhone and checked out from the library.


Comment: I'd love to see that, too (travelling boulders in Death Valley)!
petaluda rated for Where would you go Postcard #2 on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much I haven’t been to New Mexico .I would love a long train ride also 🌷
Comment: I would love to see the giant sequoia trees! Thanks for sharing! Stay safe and be well!
Comment: Thanks a bunch, Julia! I really loved reading the postcard.
Comment: Thank you! Love the bears and I love Alaska so it's perfect for me 😊
Comment: Thank you!
NRGordon rated for Let's swap Tourist PCs #2 on May 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC. I have visited the Grand Canyon. It is amazing. People ask me about it and I just say “you have to see it. I don’t have words to describe it.”
Comment: Fun that you've read books that you have had for so many years! There IS a silver lining sometimes!
Comment: Thank you Julia for the Joshua Tree PC. I have seen them before. As I was an Army Brat living in South Gate, CA for 3 years. I sometimes miss it.
MisplacedfromPA rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #192 on May 9, 2020
Comment: Baseball documentaries? Sounds like good entertainment for those loving baseball. I saw they are doing reruns of old games. I am sure once it opens back up, people will be enjoying it again,,though I am sure, they (govt) wont pack the stadiums the same way. Keep safe and hopefully the worst is over. Thank you for writing.
Comment: Thank you!😊
Pikapika rated for Let's swap Tourist PCs #2 on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. I have never visited Death Valley but I would love to go one day.
MSKcat rated for Touristic place - postcard on May 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard of death valley.
desertdoll rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #191 on May 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter. The Pima Indian motif was too cute! Don’t worry about the boring weekend updates- I still like hearing from people and I’m sure others do to :)
klover rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #186 on Apr 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice card. (sorry I'm a little late rating, I have been out of state caring for my mom post stroke)
theirmimi rated for WIYM Quick Let’s Get Naked, NOT on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcards and the extra. Great quote! 😊
Comment: Lovely list of flowers. I've never smelled orange blossoms... Putting that on my bucket list for sure now! 🥰
circlebfarms10 rated for 📬Pen Pal Swap age 50+😁 on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your letter i enjoyed it. I love that goal to see all us national parks. Awesome n adventurous. I have children in Minnesota north Carolina Michigan n Florida too far for me. Stay safe n be healthy Alaina Circle b farms
SunflowerRose rated for Brighten My Day PC Swap on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: I would love to visit that park? Have you been?? That would be a cool way to still keep in touch. I miss going to my aunts.
JBuchner rated for WIYM: When this quarantine is over on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: I love the waterfall! Hopefully you will get to go to the post office soon!

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mchesser12 on Mar 18, 2020:

Thanks for the green envelopes from March's RAK.

ChrisAnne on Feb 2, 2020:

Welcome to the Christian Homestead! We’re thrilled to have you! Please jump right in to all the swaps and fun!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

MSturgill87 on Dec 14, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful card & postage stamps via the wislist group!

Queensmiley2530 on Dec 10, 2019:

Thank you for the super cute craft kit! Can not wait to try it out. From wishlist wishes

Swan on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you for the handmade papers for my October Wishlist and the beautiful postcard! I had already unwrapped them when I read that they were supposed to be an Advent gift, but that's alright. It was a cool surprise.

Queensmiley2530 on Oct 7, 2019:

So sorry for the late post. Thank you for my Sept wishlist. Love it all and can not wait to use it

ladyaries7 on Sep 28, 2019:

Thanks for the packages of sweets or my Sept wishes--wishlist group..yum!

Mrrranda on Aug 29, 2019:

Thank you for all those stamps for my August Wishlist!

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