Hi y'all! My name is Cynthia (or Cyndi)
I was born in Texas and have lived all over the US (including a year in Australia as an exchange student in HS). I currently live in a tiny town of only 1200 people, in rural Oklahoma with my dad on a large wooded acreage. My nearest major city is Tulsa, about 30 miles away and I just got hired (Oct 2019) to start delivering mail for the post office in my town!!! (Interesting fact: the addresses in my area are almost like GPS-my road is 39.0 miles from the state line and E/W is from the middle of the county. This helps emergency services)
I have 3 very spoiled dogs, Tagalong (aussie shepherd)-he was a stray that came home with us from our last vacation, Missy (Akbash), Keira (Chow/Shepherd). They ensure my home is protected by furry dust bunnies at all times and the carpets don't fly away.
I love reading about the culture and history of other countries and while my mind can never remember things like names and dates...totally useless trivia I heard once a decade ago will forever be etched in my mind. My family refuses to play Trivial Pursuit with me because of this. :D Total shame...I own about 9 versions of the game.
Thrift shopping is my favorite pastime and how I have built most of my collections with great treasures someone else spent a lifetime collecting.
I like to collect Santa Clauses especially if they represent another country or culture or are dressed in anything other than the classic red/white, are handmade, rustic or primitive. My home stays decorated for Christmas about 5 months of the year as it takes me an entire month to make the changeover from normal to Christmas decor. I have 8 trees that I put up and decorate and I put displays around and above every window and on tons of shelves all over the house using well over 800 figurines!! It has been a slight obsession since I was a baby :) Most of my collection is shown in an album on my facebook profile-it's public!
I also collect vintage plates, teacups and pitchers and one could argue that I collect crafting supplies and material for sewing. My family says I only collect them and rarely get around to actually finishing whatever I am supposed to do with them.
For those that like lists my favorite things:
SANTA from your country
HANDMADE-I love to make them for swap as well.
tourist cards- from your area or your travels
dogs, cats, cute animals
Harry Potter, Twilight, books, movies
nature, sunsets, rainbows, storms
My "favorites" are cards I have received or just like. The images are really just a bonus to the message so please write more than Happy Postcrossing. I took Spanish and Japanese in school. Rusty, but willing to check what I think it says against Google translate :D Also, feel free to write in your language if you use a roman alphabet so I can translate.