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DonnaZakem

DonnaZakem
Date Joined: September 27, 2009
Last Online: January 15, 2021
Birthday: July 10, 1981
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I am a 39 year old mother of 4. I am also a full time firefighter/Paramedic. I enjoy reading and crafts. I currently collect refrigerator magnets, book marks, patches, challenge coins, and coffee mugs. I love crosses, firefighter/EMT deco and things, horses and the color pink!! I also enjoy adult coloring books. They offer a great deal of stress relief!! Looking forward to swapping!!

Favorite Music

While I enjoy listening to all types of music, I love classic rock and country music. My absolute favorite is Texas Country. I love Stony Larue, Wade Bowen, George Strait and Luke Bryan. I also love Journey and Bon Jovi.

Favorite Movies

Movies!! Where do I even begin. I can't really say that I have a favorite. I really do not care for Star Wars all that much and I am pretty sure that I may be the only person to ever admit that!! I REALLY enjoy the Horror/Paranormal/Thriller genre(s). I also love a good chick flick or tear jerker. I don't think there is I Nicholas Sparks movie that I don't enjoy. I love vampires, both those that feed on people, as well as those that sparkle. I am probably Harry Potter's oldest fan. In the literal sense. Hey, I'm ok with that. I love movies based on books. I am an avid reader, so I enjoy reading the book, watching the movie and then comparing and talking about parts I would have added, what I really liked, and things I would have changed.

Favorite Books

I am an avid reader. If there is something with words sitting in front of me, I will read it. I have found, that for some reason, I can not simply start a book and not finish it. Sometimes I will start a book and it will take me a while to finish it for that reason. I may really not like it, but just can't walk away without finishing. Like movies, I enjoy horror/paranormal. I've never met a vampire that I didn't like. Steven King and I could probably be best friends. I have read anything by Nicholas Sparks that I can get my hands on and have loved them all. I also enjoy Christian and inspirational fiction, specifically the Amish. I am fascinated by that group of unique individuals. I also enjoy learning and reading about other cultures, religions, and beliefs.

Favorite Television

Like I said previously, I am a Paramedic/Firefighter and a full time mom, so there is not a lot of time for tv. HULU and Netflix are my friends. Some television shows that I enjoy and have enjoyed are Being Human, True Blood, American Horror Story, Touched By An Angel, Family Guy, Grimm, and The Tudors. Yes, I realize most of these are off the air, or in syndication, hence the Netflix and Hulu are my friends.

Favorite Crafts

I love all types of crafts. My grandmother was probably the craftiest person I know. I must not have a great imagination though because I find that I have a hard time thinking of something and designing, then making it on my own. However, I do enjoy looking at different instructions and patterns, and sometimes even things on pinterest. I am great at following instructions, even if I am not very original. I also enjoy making homemade soaps and body scrubs using essential oils and other things that most people have just laying around the house. I have also discovered that I can make my own laundry detergent and I am pretty good at it too!!

Ratings

SunflowerRose rated for Birth of Christ Bible Study on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much. It finally showed up. Take care
Kbrewste09 rated for Book lines in a notecard #5 usa on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: Thanks Donna! I haven't seen glitter gel pen in a long time! The book you mentioned sounds interesting. Thanks for the rec!
Drachenfrau rated for First & Last Lines No. 29 on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: I have yet to read Anna Karenina.☺️
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Comment: I love Wonder Woman too. It's good to be reminded that we are strong even when we don't feel like it.
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Comment: Great quote.
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Comment: The card was beautiful, thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card.
ajmay rated for Book I am reading #2 on Jan 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you¡
me2az50 rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #17 on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas Card. Hope you had a great Christmas.
Carollee922 rated for Interest me no. 88 on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the extras. I love your pen, what kind is that? I love that author's other book, so I will have to look into this one.
Carollee922 rated for Last 2020/First 2021 - POSTCARD on Jan 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sending. I love the quote. It makes you pause and think.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the book recommendation! I know of this book, it's on my TBR list. I am of Polish descent and have had relatives in concentration camps...sad but as you say their stregth was remarkable!! The hope they kept alive.....thank you so much again!!
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Comment: Thanks so much! I've heard of The Tattooist of Auschwitz many times, and have thought I probably would read it some day. Haven't thought of it in a while, so thank you for the reminder. I am going to check and make sure it is on my 'want to read' list on Goodreads. :) Happy New Year!
Snaileditcrafts rated for Sticker Flakes on Jan 7, 2021
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Comment: Hi Donna! Thank you so much for the envelope full of fun sticker flakes! They are so large and so great! Thank you! Just FYI- I did have to pay for the extra postage due. Make sure to weigh you envelopes before mailing. I didn't mind paying the extra 45 cents, but I do know some swappers get really annoyed when postage is due. Thanks again!
Response: I am so sorry. I’m usually careful on those things. Thank you for letting me know.
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Comment: Thank you Donna. ☺️
Kirkdebb rated for Merry Christmas Card Swap #6 on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas Card!
usctrojans79 rated for Merry Christmas Card Swap #6 on Jan 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comments

Rosie2766 on Oct 18, 2020:

Hi Donna,

Just checking to see if you received my “Happy Little Notecards #121”? I sent it on 10-1-2020, and I haven’t seen a rating, so I wanted to check and see if you had received it or if I should resend it. If you could let me know, I’d really appreciate it!! Thank you!!

Rosemary Rosie2766

the0dior on Oct 13, 2020:

Hello! Sorry it took me awhile, I'm hearing for the leave a comment swap! Pink is my favorite colour too! It's very courageous being a firefighter/emt so thank you for your service! You said your grandmother was crafty, so is mine, she used to send me handmade cards every holiday.

atomita2 on Oct 8, 2020:

Hi! I'm Lexi T from Hawai'i, USA. I will leave an interesting fact about Hawai'i. I live on the Westside of the island of O'ahu (one of the islands of Hawai'i). We're not a tourist hotspot, but if you ever visit, there's this place called Icy Ponds which is amazing (in Makaha) and awesome waves around this time. I hope you have an amazing day/afternoon/evening/day! Swap: Leave a Comment User: atomita2

Fabriqueen on Oct 8, 2020:

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Hi Donna, I'm dropping by to see how your week is going. I was surprised to see you are in Needville. My hubby has several family members in Needville, Fairchild and some in Beasley. I hope you are having an awesome day!

Hugs, Diane

3cats2dogsand2crazykids on Oct 6, 2020:

Hello Donna! I am here to leave you a comment and wishes for a fantastic week. Here is a silly joke; I hope it brings a smile to your face.

What kind of crackers do Firefighters like in their soup? Firecrackers!

Danielle

sal410cat on Oct 6, 2020:

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I hope you're having a great day - it's starting to look like Autumn here, which is my favorite season!

Autumn Leaves Scene

RachelM on Oct 6, 2020:

Hey, I'm Rachel and I'm leaving you beautiful flowers for the Leave a comment swap. Have a wonderful day. Hugs 🥰🥰

tizzicat on Oct 6, 2020:

Hello - I'm one of your partners for "Leave a Comment". Like you, I will not give up on a book no matter how long it takes me to finish it! I admire your job. Not something I could do. Take care and stay safe.

pixiegirlanna on Oct 6, 2020:

Hello! I hope you have a very special day! Here is a quote that I find to be most relevant for me during this time: "If you don't like the road you are walking, start paving another one." From Anna:) (Australia) - Swap Name: "Leave A Comment."

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