Swap-bot Time: April 23, 2019 4:49 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: April 23, 2019
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

2019 is here!! Updated 12 April 2019

Finally, breathing "normal" again. I have hired a Cleaning Svc to come in and deep clean my home. You could write your name in the dust/pollen. I tried but started coughing again.

I have been dealing with Bronchia Asthma since last Nov. 2 rounds of Steroids and I am now on a Nebulizer 3x a day. Bah Spring!

POSTCARD: For you: I read your Profile to try and send something you want. So, please, give me a hint at what you want. For me: I love State or Country PC; Map PC- . I like mine with a note/quote/recipe please & postmarked unless the swap sez differently. I love TOURISTY PC the best. Not really into the Vintage.^Thank you!

Christmas Card Request: Please don't write on the back of the front of the card-so I can re-use for other Swap projects. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

9 Jan Wed: Traded my Leased 2018 Honda Civic in and bought a 2019 Honda Fit.

BUTTONS: I love all kinds of buttons. Would love to get more Dogs, Cats and Novelty type.

FAVORITE CHRISTMAS RECIPE: Try it once and let me know what you think!

EVER-SO-EASY FRUITCAKE 2-1/2 Cups Unsifted Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 2 Eggs, slightly beaten 1 (28-oz) jar Non Such Ready-to-Use Mincemeat 1 (14-oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk) 2 Cups (1-lb) Mixed Candied Fruit 1 Cup coarsely chopped Nuts

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Generously grease a 9 inch Tube pan (here is where I coat with Sugar not flour) Sift together flour & Baking Soda; set aside. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; blend in dry ingredients. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour-15 minutes. Cool 15 minutes. Turn out pan. Garnish as desired-I sprinkle with Powdered Sugar. TIP: When cooled thoroughly; wrapped in aluminum foil; refrigerate or freeze. *I have a 6-part individual fluted pan that I use which is great for Gift giving.

Hey, checkout the following: www.paperbackswap.com or just let me know if you want a list of what I got available. 250 BOOKS listed-Will Swap for other books or craft supplies.

THANK YOU to ALL Swap-botters who follow through with sending and rating. I try to rate as soon as I receive but since I am in as many as 10 Swaps at one time and Host a couple, when the reminders come in after the two week deadline, if I have not heard from you, I rate a 1 with a note that I will change when received. If you get a 1 and you did send - Please let me know. I will fix ASAP.

Now for all you wonderful Swap-botters who read the Profiles and still don't know what to make or give- Just PM and I will give you more info relevant to that particular Swap.

ABOUT ME: I am now RETIRED as an Administrative Assistant/DATA Technican-fancy TITLE for Secretary) at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va-18 years. Before 19 years, I was with the Dept of the Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md; Ft. Monmouth, NJ; and Ft. Belvoir, Va.

BELIEF: I am a Baptist. I attend Bethel Baptist Church in Bethlehem, GA since 2016. Small church-about 40 active members. I am very active - so much more since I retired. I was baptized when I was 9 years old. I did attend other churches to learn and at 38 years old recommitted my life to the God of my understanding. I am making a daily effort to study and learn. Every week, I learn something new and /or understand and have the WOW moment.

FAVORITE JEWELRY: Anything w/August Birthstone (Peridot), Hearts, Crosses, especially Holiday themed Earrings. Not to big, OK. I like to make Earrings, Pins and Altered Bottle Caps.


CRICUT: I have a Cricut and I love it. I have made Christmas Cards, Valentines Cards, Bookmarks and Tags.

FAVORITE MUSIC: I love both kinds of music - country and western!! Ha!Ha! for those who remember the Blues Brothers. Garth Brooks is my favorite Male Singer and Reba McIntyre is my favorite Female Singer. Heavenly Singers are ELVIS and Patsy Cline.


FAVORITE BOOKS: I read/collect ALL Nora Roberts and J.D. ROBB books. Finally got to meet Nora Roberts 13 Sept 2014 in Boonsboro, MD at Turn the Page Bookstore. I love Clive Cussler - think Dirk Pitt is my "dream date"/James Patterson-Women's Murder Mystery Club/David Baldacci/Brad Meltzer. I collect Christmas love stories/ Titanic fiction/Loch Ness fiction. Went to the Titanic exhibition in Atlanta and again near Dollywood and actually touched the Titanic! Although I am 68 years old, I enjoy reading Young Adult books - Harry Potter series/Percy Jackson series/Shiver/Grimm Sisters. Also, Suggest everyone read DEWEY-The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron based on a true story. A funny, informative, awesome story- you will laugh and you will cry. www.deweyreadmorebooks.com. Always reading:-)

FAVORITE MOVIES: Aquaman/Jason Momoa!! Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii, anything with Arnold S- got to love a man with muscles & attitude. I really enjoy action films with John Travolta, Nicholas Cage, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jason Stratham, Jack Hughman and ARNOLD!!

FAVORITE TV: Dancing with the Stars-I have never missed an episode. CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, Blacklist, Blindspot, This is Us. I am a TV addict.

FAVORITE CRAFTS: Crochet, jewelry making, I love Bling and Glitter is my Friend:-

GREETING CARDS: If there is a choice - I would like handmade (I keep a Scrapbook for ideas) but if you cannot make one than the store bought will be just fine,of course, it will probably get recycled into a another card, postcard or ATC... LOL!

RECIPES: Anything with Jello:-) gelatin or pudding. Also Love my Crockpot.

TEAS: Any kind of Decaf and/or Fruit flavored or Citrus. No more mint-got to much.

After reading one of the forums, I decided to add: LIST OF THINGS I DO NOT WANT/NEED: Alcohol related items, wedding items, baby items, Yarn, Kawaii, dark things as in depressing/goth, Santa Claus, Disney, Hello Kitty, Asian, Plastic beads and NO more Paper lists, Sticky notes. Hope this helps:)

SPECIFIC WISH: I would like your PLAYING CARD-Jokers only.

LIST OF THINGS I WOULD LIKE/WISH LIST: Although I love being SURPRISED. It was suggested I add a few items. Anything Snowman/Snowflakes, anything Chihuahua or Dachshund,(Siamese) cat or regular cat , Keys, Earth Day(recycling related), any color (material, paper, ribbons, buttons, Bling) Specialty/Handmade paper.

SOMETHING ELSE: I am an avid recycler since the first Earth Day! I believe Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and REGIFT:-) and now Re-purpose.

PET/CHILD INFO: A Chihauha, Triscuit the Bisquit (6 lbs) 10+ yrs. Minniekins the Cat, 14+ domestic shorthair, tortoise colored. Oscar Mayer the Weiner (3+ year). Looks like Prince the Pekingnese 10+ old has joined the family. Nommy, 10 lbs about 1 year old, showed up in the backyard and made himself at home. Goes in/out the doggy door! Next door neighbor moved and left me his Cat-Ozzy. What is one more,,,


AZmom875 rated for PW: Gratefulness Swap on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: Any envelope with a coffee motif is a friend of mine. Your list was so fun on the church bulletin like papers. Super fun! I loved your list and your heart of gratitude.
Response: Thank you for the Heart.
CaseyErin rated for PW: Gratefulness Swap on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: You sound like you have many wonderful things in life to be grateful for! I think that's awesome. Your list looked professional! Very impressive and I loved the bookmark. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the comment and Heart.
Vickiejojo rated for Bible Study ~ Foolishness on Apr 16, 2019
sweetsaltfish rated for Scatts PC Swap - N - US Only on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: You've been to a lot of cities! And we only have new York in common! What ward your favorite?
Response: Hawaii-so beautiful-flowers everywhere and the weather was awesome.
Comment: Beautiful mountain pc - thank you! You've been to a lot of different states, even Hawaii - very cool!
24Donna rated for The Resurrection ~ A Bible Study on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your answers! Also for the cross bookmark beautiful!
lostinavalon rated for Not my State on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Eulegirl rated for Book Swap: March 2019 on Apr 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I look forward to reading this book.
CHOWEFACE rated for SCATTS PC Swap - M - US Only on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Mississippi card!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. And I'm glad your out of New Jersey..... GREECE is a bucket list for me, I am glad you loved it so much. Happy Spring and Swapping to you
Comment: What a lovely quote! Thank you for sharing! Good to swap with you again!
Comment: Thanks so much, Linda! : )
Response: Thank you so much. God Bless
Comment: Thank you for the awesome pc!
Frickenjazzed rated for SCATTS PC Swap - L - US Only on Mar 30, 2019
Comment: Awesome answers! I'm always afraid of thrift store lingerie though, lol
Response: Yes, that is something I stir clear of also.
earthnk rated for Quotes on a postcard #24 on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Corn Crib barn p.c. My niece was married in a barn πŸ˜€
technoruby rated for Just a Postcard - US Only on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I loved hearing about the history of the area!
NRGordon rated for What do you TASTE? Whatever PC on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC and list. I like your list... yum! A lawyer, I didn't know that. So often we learn of historic figures and what they did to become such, but never know what they did with their 'real' lives.
sfcorrespondence rated for Quotes on a postcard #24 on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute card Linda!! I love that we both have dachshunds :) They really are the best.
Comment: Thanks for the PC and the good quote.

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yvonne401 on Apr 13, 2019:

Welcome to Email friends! It's great to have you here!



yvonne401 on Apr 8, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



wendrfl on Dec 18, 2018:

ESG: Quick Friendly profile comment: wendrfl Hi Linda! I hope you had a wonderful 'button' crafting Christmas season. There are so many cool things you can do with buttons.

I can understand the mail backlog at Christmas but it must be kind of cool living in a town named "Bethlehem".

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!


ariestess on Dec 13, 2018:

Hey there! Hope you're doing well today!

I really love that fruitcake recipe you listed here. I'm always leery of fruitcake, but your recipe sounds tempting.

And now, let me offer a kind of recipe in exchange, since I see you like Jello. This is actually household illness remedy we use. It's really good for when you have a sore throat, but we pretty much use it anytime we feel sick at all. It may be a placebo effect on the illness, but I don't care.

  1. Heat water hot enough to drink without scalding mouth/throat.
  2. Add 1/4-1/3 pkg of lime or lemon Jello to a mug and add the hot water, stirring until dissolved.
  3. Drink and repeated as needed.

Have a lovely day and rest of 2018!

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astrodogg on Oct 29, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #8

Mail Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

ID: astrodogg

"When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people." -Jens Stoltenberg

wingash on Oct 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #8

β€œBesides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

jaimierandolph on Oct 28, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-Profile Quote #8

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. Author: Augustine

p.s. please remember to rate once you have received.

karenh77 on Sep 29, 2018:

Book Quote - September

β€œI want to stand beside you. I want to learn to fight with you. I won't accept you as a protector. But I will accept you as something else. Something far greater. ”

― A.C. Gaughen, Reign the Earth

lovekiva on Sep 29, 2018:

Book quote, September

"My stomach broke into pieces and spun like a kaleidoscope. Dimly I saw my hand reaching toward it, lifting it to my nose. Cheap ink and old paper. It felt hot, but my arms prickled with goosebumps. I ripped it open."

The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert

itsLinds on Sep 29, 2018:

Book Quote - September

β€œTo the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.” ― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Frost and Starlight

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