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midwestkiwi

midwestkiwi
Date Joined: June 9, 2010
Last Online: June 25, 2024

Country: United States

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I was away from swapping for a while, and I'm rebuilding my profile as it occurs to me. It's hard for introverts, you know? But some of ya'll have created really beautiful profiles, and so I'll keep trying.

Swap specifics

That three is really old. I earned it during a really difficult time, and I'll own it.

I pledge to rate. Please do not send extras to get a heart, I prefer them not. The only extras that interest me are an "ope" or anything kiwi--except not a live one, either the bird or any celebrity! A line or two sharing a highlight from your week, a dad joke, comments on the weather or the season are my preferred extras.

Did you know that a group of kiwis is a tribe?

Postcards: I like mine naked and tattooed. My grands homeschool, so if there is an educational aspect (map, state facts, historical information, monument, motto, scenic byway...) they usually end up in some curriculum kits to them.

Kiwi Quirks

The garden is my most happy place. I tend to grow what I can't source fresh locally. I'm concentrating on herbs in 2024.

I detest housework and glitter. I enjoy magpie journals and collaging. My houseplants are my accountability partners.

I didn't realize that junk journals were an actual genre until I came here.

What do you call a deer with no eyes?

I collect (and hoard, although they are creeping into my collages) single comic panels with the subject either making only a face or a gesture, or uttering only a sound or expletive. An "ope" remains elusive but tops my list.

If you plop me down in a strange city, I'm going to make a beeline for the market.

No i-deer. What do you call a deer with no eyes or legs?

Remember hardware stores? The ones where you could hand the older gent* behind the counter one-half of a piece of something that you needed to fix and he'd make his way around the counter and down the aisles and show you what you needed and ask a couple of questions to ensure that was all you really needed to make the repair? Or you could drop off your perfectly good stand mixer that just needed a grease replacement and pick it up good as new the next week?

Still no i-deer.

*I was a child the first time I needed a nut or bolt or oddment, so for all I know the "old gent" was 30. As a young housewife, the "old gent" was most certainly ancient and kindly, and cemented in my mind the picture of the hardware store proprietor, before hardware store proprietors went away.

Ampersands: I think I rescued my first one from one of those cheesy Mr. & Mrs. wedding reception decoration sculpture sets that were all the rage a few years ago. It was funny to me to display it all by its lonesome, apropos of nothing. Then it deputized a posse.

I lean towards the irreverent and enjoy a well-crafted naughty joke. I don't mind an F-bomb; I can string together expletives with the best of them--I curse like a sailor (although I was a soldier and don't understand how sailors earned those bragging rights) and I can't think of a better way to celebrate a stubbed toe. &%@@!

Once upon a time, I heard or read an interview with some celebrity regarding their lack of animosity towards an ex and the answer was basically, oh well, we're just not meant to travel on through this life together any longer and what's the point of carrying forward any ill will? My only argument to that philosophy is the gaslighter who insists that you are wrong to sever ties.

So you like an A-B-C list?

If not, you can skip it and still learn a lot about me elsewhere. I find them efficient and tiresome by turns, so tally me uncommitted. (I skipped the ones that I couldn't think of a word or phrase for ¯_(ツ)_/¯ )

Likes:
A - Ampersands. See Kiwi Quirks, above.
B - Books. There's not much I find not to like about books.
C - Chickadees. I like most birds, but chickadees will eat from my hand.
F - Food. Regional food, street food, seasonal food, carnival food.
G - I celebrate groundhog day, but groundhogs need to live their own lives away from me
H - Hardware stores. See Kiwi Quirks, above.
K - Kiwi anything. But nothing I have to keep alive. So, almost anything kiwi.
S - Strawberries. The fruit to eat and the ephemera sort.
Z - Zentagles, Zetti. I want so much to make my own zetti creation. Alas.

Dislikes:
C - "Conflate," used aloud; it is a written word, like, "Exclaim." Cricut cut signage.
G - Glitter. I'm not going to rate you down for a glittered note card, but it really is wasted on me. The dust bunnies try to eat it, and it's not good for them.
M - Mosquitoes. I've asked around. No one can justify mosquitoes. (Except the scientists from Turo)
P - Pineapple. The fruit. To eat. I'm fine with smiley pineapple stickers

OMG! I am terrible with an A-B-C list! Is there anything more contradictory than an A-B-C list?! Have I completed a single solitary one word entry? Oh wait! Yes, yes! See M. Nope, still no.

Ratings

Conni59 rated for AMA: COLLAGE ENVELOPE - Natura on Jun 22, 2024
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Comment: Lovely collage. I use decorative envelopes in my journals to stash bits and pieces. Thank you! Enjoyed the letter as well. ❤️
metrognome rated for FLL: National Pen Pal MONTH #1 on Jun 21, 2024
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Comment: Thanks! I don't love peas in general, but I do enjoy them in a few things. Like with some chicken and white wine sauce.
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Comment: Thanks! The foot shaped card was such a cute idea :) I hope you and your plants are doing well!
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Comment: Your view sounds very entertaining. Lots of different birds. Thank you for sharing. Until we meet again at the mailbox, happy swapping.
shreve rated for Make an Envelope Week of June 2 on Jun 17, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the fun popcorn envelope & the sweet note. I want some strawberries now. We have a great local farmers market here and love getting the berries.
MisplacedfromPA rated for BAW: Week of May 26 on Jun 11, 2024
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Comment: I enjoyed your letter. I hope you got to reboot after having a normal 5 day work cycle. I noticed how u decorated the envelope and writing paper. The write-on note card is a perfect extra, thank you.
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Comment: Fun. Hope the sun comes out for a while.
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and answers. I wish I could give away my half finished crafts, but no! I will finish them...some day. School ended the 31st here. I was kind of surprised because it always ended before Memorial Day when I was a child. I guess they got several days off in the winter because of school closures. We never got those. It was always, we don't care if you freeze your backside off. I remember wearing miniskirts in -14°F weather. I was numb. I felt nothing. I am also going down a rabbit hole if I don't shut up and rate some more swaps. I'm already several weeks behind. I will do it though!
DParker85 rated for AMA Pass & Paste # 115 May on Jun 8, 2024
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Comment: I really like the shapes you did on your postcard! Also has a good laugh at the silly jokes you sent 🤣
youngsenior rated for Make an Envelope Week of May 26 on Jun 8, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the popcorn envelope. I did my first envelope in this seriers all wrong so hope the person who got it understands. I did not send it in an envelope I sent it as the envelope. Now I under stand a little thick in the head at times. Your friend Joy
redyellownow rated for The Jambalaya Journal #3 on Jun 6, 2024
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Comment: Glad you got through the storm okay. Hope your plants are doing well. Thanks for the fun spread - I am enjoying your creative use of materials. It's been so fun to see what everyone else is doing - it's broadening my horizons and giving me ideas. Thanks for hosting!!
FieryCanuck rated for The Jambalaya Journal #2 INTL on May 28, 2024
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Comment: thanks for the fun journal page!
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Comment: Thanks a bunch!
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Comment: Peonies are so beautiful, enjoy your bouquets!
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Comment: Thankyou:)
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Comment: Card received! I'll pass it on in the next round. 🙂
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards to pass along and for the wonderful Easter card!!
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Comment: will pass along pc:)
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your family trip with me and all the journals and books you created while on your journey. I have pm you . Happy writing, Karen.

Rating Overview

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4.9966 502 79 92
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Comments

Rabbitfreedom on Apr 5, 2024:

Let's try that again! I can't thank you enough for the Amazing HP stamps that you sent me! I had these way back when, but then I used them! I am going to frame these! Also loved the rabbit stickers too! THANKS SO MUCH!!!

Rabbitfreedom on Apr 5, 2024:
hazelwitch3 on Apr 4, 2024:

Thank you so much for the RAK envelope that arrived this morning! I'm putting one together for you .... watch your mailbox!

MissPaula on Apr 2, 2024:

Thanks so much for the fun RAK! I love the Dear Mom, and the cute bird stuff! Love it!

groundhogstamper on Mar 31, 2024:

What a sweet thank you note you sent to me. Not expected but so appreciated. I'm glad you like those cute little otters!

marinda on Mar 30, 2024:

Thank you so much for the generous RAK of goodies in my mailbox from your box of stuff! I loved everything you sent me. It really made my day! I hope you have a wonderful day too! 💗 ((hugs))

hazelwitch3 on Mar 30, 2024:

I fully agree -- that postcard deserved to be sent naked! Thanks so much -- it made me smile when it arrived this morning. And it beat the envelope which hasn't arrived yet.

wolfeagle on Mar 29, 2024:

TY

For the envelope and postcard!

fishsteak on Mar 28, 2024:

Thank you for the RAK envelope!

chimerix on Mar 26, 2024:

Thank you for the fun envelope of dragons, balloons and AIW. I especially like the tiny pocket dragon - LOL. Thank you for sharing your stash with me. Aloha!

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