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vigdisblom

vigdisblom
Date Joined: February 10, 2022
Last Online: December 7, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

Update 11/22

We just moved to a new house. It's still in the process of being set up. I've dedicated an entire wall in my office to Swap-Bot mail.

I'll be creating a new blog soon. I've decided to read all the books I have in my house, including cookbooks and craft books. I've already read a few, but I need to get my books organized first. I think it will be fun.

I love culture so much - music, plays, opera, books - and I love everything old.

Our 14 year old cat died, we are thinking of adopting a new kitten.

It's likely that I'll be going back to school in the near future, I'm excited about that. I want to study social work.

I live in Fargo, ND - the land of extremes. In winter ithe temps drop to -15F/-26C to 100F/38C. I moved here to be with my husband - whom I met in a chatroom in 1997. I've been here fourteen years, thirteen of which I've been married.

I have an 9 year old daughter who has ADHD. My husband also has ADHD and I have an executive functioning disorder, NVLD. I call our house 'The House of Executive Disorder." I like things neat and organized, my husband and daughter are messy. We muddle along.

i have four cats, one of whom is 14 years old. They are all rescues and I love them.

I currently work as an activities assistant at a nursing home . I'm also as writer and I want to be a death doula in the future.

I love being creative, plants, gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family. All three of us are readers, and all three of us are 'geeks.' I love Star Trek, my husband and daughter love Star Wars. We all love Doctor Who and comic books.

My friend recently described my decorating style as tasteful old lady and he's spot-on. Lots of antiques everything is a bit worn. Books, cushions and blankets are everywhere. We have lots of plants and tons of artwork.

As for my dislikes: Don't worry about them. I don't care what I'm sent. If I don't like it I will pass it on. I'm not here to get stuff I like. I'm here to meet people, be creative, and enjoy Happy Mail. There have been a few times I've gotten disappointing mail , where it's obvious that the person did the bare minimum or put no thought into what they were sending. But they did send me something, they followed the instructions, and therefore I'll rate them a 5.

Favorite Music

Jazz, classical, '90s country, '90s alternative.

Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Beethoven, Oasis

I am very much into jazz, especially cool jazz. I also love swing - Louis Amstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone.

Other artstis that I love: Lyle Lovett, George Ezra, George Gershwin, classical piano music, classic hymns, Ray Charles, Otis Redding...

Favorite Crafts

  • Bookmarks. I love making these
  • Envelopes
  • Collages
  • Dot to Dot

Why I'm doing this

I thought it would add a section of why I'm doing this. I love crafting, I love mail, and I love giving gifts to people. I love the idea of getting envelopes with crafting supplies. I look forward to learning more about ATCs and making them. I just want to have something to look forward to and to do.

This is also a major stress reliever for me. I work as an activities assistant at a nursing home and it can be very stressful at times. I have four cats, and both my daughter and husband have ADHD. Opening the mail and finding something unexpected from an actual person is wonderful. And creating something to send to another person is even more amazing.

Favorite Books

I read just about everything but I especially love science fiction and fantasy. My favorite books are Brideshead Revisited, East of Eden, Uprooted by Naomi Novak, and the Morrigan Crow series.

I read for a variety of reasons - to escape, to learn, to expand my horizons. I read an incredible amount to my daughter. Anything related to books is always appreciated.

Note: Don't worry if you're not into fantasy. As I said I read everything.

Things I love

I love writing and quotes. I love art, especially modern art. I love washi tape, bookmarks, cats, and I have a small elephant collection. My house is decorated in shades of blue. I prefer old over new, I'll save anything that has a cool font or picture.

Likes/Dislikes

I never wanted to do this but I'm going to. Please don't send me an overfilled envelope. One or two items is fantastic. And no glitter, please no glitter. No jewels or anything like that. I don't use them and they end up everywhere.

A single bookmark, stickers, washi tape, a postcard - things that I can quickly use. Quotes, tea, a magnet. It's much nicer to get one or two items carefully picked out rather than a stuffed envelope full of destash. I've gotten wonderful and amazing things through Swap-Bot but I am maxed out right now.

Ratings

chaos55 rated for Wonderland ATC Swap: Tea Time on Dec 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Alice ATC. I love the quote your husband suggested!
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #128 on Dec 5, 2022
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Comment: Re-rating due to the circumstances of the late send and history of good swapping. Thank you for joining the swap.
Response: Thank you,!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the thoughtful abundance of pink! It was a lovely swap! <3
explore rated for positive quote post card 4 on Dec 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the Great Basin postcard. I actually have this set of postcards but I really like the quote you wrote. Perhaps every angry bird or person, in his/her deepest essence, is helpless and wants our love and care 😂
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Comment: Thank you for the card!
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Comment: Your books seems pretty interesting! Thank you for the card.
SkaGirl rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #147 on Nov 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! :)
NRGordon rated for booklines in a notecard 25 usa on Nov 28, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. I too shall be experiencing he hassles of moving in a couple months. I am currently experiencing the hassles of having most of my stuff already packed to go.
Jafferty rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #13 INTL on Nov 26, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard, neighbor! Your post office did a great job with the handcancel postmark. Vert nice!
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Comment: Thanks for using a very intersting PC. I did read The Old Patagonia Epress some time ago -- I read all that writers books I come across (he write lots of travel books plus some interesting novels.)
Response: I'm going to keep trying - I'll find a book you haven't read yet! You are amazingly well-read.
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Comment: Great job, thanks
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Comment: Your swap arrived this morning (delayed, I suspect, by the British postal strikes!) Thanks so much for sharing your reading plans for the next few months and for the lovely feather bookmark! Your list of books in the house waiting to be read is an interesting one and I hope you find pleasure in all of them. Bird by Bird is one I hope to read someday and the Byline Bible looks good -- I've added it to my 'books to ask for at the library' list! Thanks for joining the swap.
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Comment: Thank you so much! What am amazing envelope of goodies <3 I appreciate them so much. Happy Holidays!
rachelgogan rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #140 on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Beautiful postcard!! Thanks a bunch!
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Comment: Great Christmas songs:)
nicolebrooke23 rated for Let's Talk About...#6 on Nov 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank u for sharing :)
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Comment: Love the kitty cat Xmas card; it is def getting repurposed as part of my December planner inserts! Also thanks for the book recs; my kids ADORE anime and all things Studio Ghibli. :D
sarahk rated for A Cup of Tea & A Good Book-November on Nov 19, 2022
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Comment: The teas look lovely, thank you! And I love Stephen King's short stories! So fun that you met a baby named after him!
laprochaine rated for Grounded in Gratitude on Nov 19, 2022
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Comment: Congratulations on your new home! Thanks for sending me some gratitude. It was refreshing to read it today and perfectly timed 🥰
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Comment: Holding till Christmas to open - Thank you!
Response: Wow - it took some time for that to get there! I'm glad it did

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Comments

simcoe54 on Dec 3, 2022:

CHWH: Destash Stationary -- Thanks for the package of wonderful stationary. Can't wait to use some of it

Shanoya212 on Oct 2, 2022:

Thank you for the amazing treats from the Cheap Postage Tag. I especially love the dinosaur that your daughter made!

yvonne401 on Apr 27, 2022:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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