Date Joined: May 6, 2019
Last Online: December 7, 2023
Birthday: August 15
Country: United States
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Hi fellow swappers!
I like to think each swap I send out is special & somewhat customized for the recipient, whether it’s the postcard I select, colors I use, the postage stamp I use, a sticker or a response to something on your profile. Chances are high I’ll read your profile, even for a Chunk o’ Cardboard. I like getting to know my recipients.
TUCK-INS: NO NEED. While I do sometimes like a little sticker if it’s something I’d like, I am becoming short on space. So while I appreciate the thought, I’m a little overrun with tuck-ins for now. P.ease save them for someone who would appreciate them more. Thanks❣️ ======================================= 🌸 🧁 💐 🌳 🍣 💕 🐈 🍟 👩🏫 🪴 🐝 🖼 🐛
Hi! I’m Nancy, aka VAgardengirlgirl, nickname VAgardengirl🤪. I live just outside Richmond, Va in Glen Allen. I’m a retired teacher. My beloved husband of 21 years still works and our son is in college . Now that DS is in college, Hubs and I are taking some trips in fall & spring. We’ve been to New England in fall (breathtaking!), Utah in spring and just returned from the Monongahela area of PA which was very enjoyable! Spring of 2024 takes us to Texas to see the last full solar eclipse (that’s anywhere near me) [probably] of my lifetime.
You may be asking, "why VAgardenGIRLGIRL'?"; does the double 'GIRL' mean I'm extra girly or anti-trans or that I am a go-go dancer?no no no. I’m supportive of the LGBTQ + community ❣️ ” Girl girl” is a typo, or actually a 'voice command-o'. Im a ridiculously horrible typer. Awful! It is literally faster for me to use voice command and then edit (much editing due to VC's limited capacity and my Southern accent). I noticed the girl girl mistake too late so I have to live with it. Oh, well, there are worse fates.
I'm a former 6th grade teacher, in my 60s, and now volunteer for a couple of non-profits, mostly from home. I have a very smart & creative son in college in Boston (Northeastern) and a very kind, smart, & funny husband. He and I met in the local scuba diving club, altho we haven’t dived in years. There’s a whole other world under the water, and it’s so peaceful and beautiful!
Although I’ve lived in the South my entire life, I dream of living in a cooler climate one day and of snow falling on Christmas Day ❄️.
I love snow! ‘Round here, 5” or more means school & appointments are called off and most people get an unexpected free day, which I LOVE! (Favs for snow day: a roaring, crackling 🔥 , baking, crafting, shoveling, napping, shooting pics of snow)
I read my local newspaper, The Richmond Times Dispatch (online), and particularly enjoy feature stories, Carolyn Hax (and all the discussion online about the column -it gets heated!!), Jumble,& Wordle (online). I miss Dave Barry’s weekly column, Farside, and Calvin & Hobbs, but now laugh at Zits, Dilbert and Pluggers.
We live on a few acres so I enjoy seeing the wildlife, in particular the birds. I typically have a bluebird family in the spring & it’s exciting watching the full progression of empty nest box to nest, eggs, babies and their departure! I love trees and find bugs 🐛 🐜 🕷 & snakes 🐍 interesting. They’re around here all the time, so we get along.
I make an effort to live environmentally-friendly and as of December 2022, I drive an electric vehicle.
🐈 I have 2 orange tabby cat boys whom I adore, Owen & Charley 🐈
coffee flavored candy & desserts, lattes, espresso, coffee cups, quotes about coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, cute little demitasse cups... Think the Bubba Gump shrimp guy in Forrest Gump talking about shrimp...that’s me with coffee
To get an idea of my sense of humor, I find very funny:
*Ted Lasso * most of David Sedaris * Frasier * Atypical * Everybody Loves Raymond *The Middle *Woody Allen (he's not a child moister)or molester
——————- even odd things like a tiny screw, tiny piece of satin ribbon, or an itty bitty feather. Doll house things like a tiny Kleenex box or a miniature book make me lose my mind!
I like tiny things, & sparkles!
Robert Llewellen’s photographs amaze me! [robertllewellyn] [(https://www.robertllewellyn.com/]
NEAT HANDWRITING 💕💕😃😃😃
interesting ideas about life in the future
natural items found outside. I usually have a bowl which I fill with natural finds I like: a feather, a tiny pine cone, a colorful stone or one in a particular shape, some interesting seeds, a pretty leaf, etc.
TV Shows/series that have been favorites include: -——————————————————— * Atypical * The Kids are Alright * Frasier * Six Feet Under * Breaking Bad * Mr Mercedes *Dateline * Stranger * America’s Test Kitchen * Barefoot Contessa * and,....dare I admit it?.... The Pimple Popper
Movies I’ve loved
I’m delighted with tiny stickers or cute postage stamps or little cute pictures cut from magazines.
Homemade postcard favorites: * funny, weird or unusual magazine pics *a comic from the newspaper
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