Swap-bot Time: August 9, 2020 12:34 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: August 8, 2020
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT...I am currently Hosting a Book Series. Please Check it out.

Hey, checkout the following: www.paperbackswap.com or just let me know if you want a list of what I got available. 200 BOOKS listed-Will Swap for other books or craft supplies.

FOR BOOK SWAPS-IF YOU CAN SEND HARDBACK OR LARGE PRINT, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. I AM HAVING A HARD TIME READING THE SMALL PRINT. FAVORITE BOOKS: I read/collect ALL Nora Roberts & 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. I went to the Titanic exhibition in Atlanta, GA & again near Dollywood & actually touched the Titanic! Although I am 69 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.

THANK YOU to ALL Swap-botters who follow through with sending and rating. I try to rate as soon as I receive.

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 & 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. I do like to make Earrings & Pins.


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 & Reba McIntyre is my favorite Female Singer. Heavenly Singers are ELVIS & Patsy Cline.

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, Blacklist, Blindspot, This is Us. I am a TV addict. I love watching You Tube videos about everything- my FAVORITE DIY is Kelly Barlow.

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!

TEAS: Any kind of Decaf and/or Fruit flavored, Chamamile 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-Joker only.

LIST OF THINGS I WOULD LIKE/WISH LIST: Although I love being SURPRISED. It was suggested I add a few items, anything Chihuahua or Dachshund, regular cat , Keys, Earth Day(recycling related), any color (material, 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: Dawgs: A Chihauhua, Triscuit the Bisquit (6 lbs) 10+ yrs. Oscar Mayer the Weiner (3+ year). Prince the Pekingnese 10+ old has joined the family. Catz: Minniekins the Cat, 14+ domestic shorthair, tortoise colored. Nommy, 10 lbs about 2 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.

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.

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


bluecrayons rated for Ephesians Bible Study on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: thank you.
debbiespoms rated for "D" Book Swap on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Wow, How nice of you send me 2 books. Thank you! I love Nora Roberts & Mary Janice Davidson! I can't wait to read them. Which will be a little bit. As I have 2 books going now, lol ! Thank you too for your lovely note & the magnet bookmark( these I love best!). I know about the paper back books site & have gotten a lot from them in the past. I have so many now, that I'm about buried in them, ha! I need to go through them & get them off to our local church. Thank you again. I love them! Looking forward to the next book swap.
Response: Your Welcome & Thanks for the Heart
24Donna rated for PW ~ CHRISTmas in July on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, bookmark, and book! I enjoy the Chicken Soup for the Soul and I do not have this one! I will enjoy! God bless you stay safe and healthy❤️
Response: Your Welcome & Thanks for the Heart
Comment: Thank you for your letter. Loved it.
Eulegirl rated for "C" BOOK Swap on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the three! books. I will probably read the children's one first because it looks so good! I hope you are staying well.
Response: Thank you for the Heart & Stay Safe. "D" Book Swap is up
JadeFan rated for Your bookish profile on Jul 7, 2020
Response: Thank you
Christianmom rated for Bible Study on Philip on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you Linda for the bible study questions and answers on Philip. Thank you also for the prayer and the extras you sent. I love it all. Take care and stay safe.
Jess63wf rated for Bible Study: Genesis 3 (Part 2) on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies.
mchesser12 rated for Bible Study on Zacchaeus on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. Extra special thanks for the note cards.
Response: Wow, that was quick. Your Welcome & thanks for the heart.
jeufr27 rated for Your bookish profile on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your email 🙂 I enjoyed reading your answers to each question. I am really sorry that i didn’t notice your email in my inbox earlier😔
Response: No problem. Thank you for the heart.
roesslet rated for "B" BOOK Swap *Edited on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this amazing swap. You sent authors I love but books I haven't read, an author I never heard of, and an author I have been curious about. I can't wait to dive in.
Meangelgal77 rated for Bible Study: Genesis 3 on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
vitiator rated for Bible Study on God's Attributes on Jun 7, 2020
Comment: thanks for sharing your Bible study with me! thanks also for the visit recommendation! I also liked the 'good morning' acronym and magnet you sent :)
Catida rated for Your bookish profile on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your answers :) Do you ever listen to audio books? It can be a good option if reading a physical book is difficult. But it depends on the book how well it works as an audio version. Some are clearly meant to be enjoyed by eyesight :)
Response: I listened to audio books when I was commuting to work. It was ok but I don't consider that Reading. Thank you for the Heart.
elkalsa rated for Your bookish profile on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: thanks for sharing. Gone With The Wind is in my tbr
Elliepatterson rated for Your bookish profile on May 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers. I like Lt. Dallas too! We like a lot of the same authors. Have you read Sandra Brown? Her latest Outfoxed. It was good.
Response: Yes, I have read a couple of her books. She is a Like
Fabriqueen rated for Easter Card & Bible Study on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and for being my partner for this Bible study! Have a great day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Burger1girl rated for "A" BOOK Swap on May 26, 2020
Comment: Squelch!I'm opening it up now!! I love Nora Roberts! ANd when she writes as JDRobb, Im just not getting in to her others like these. Perfect! And I love the vampire one, I love that genre. SOmeone even wrote about a book like this set in the town I grew up in!! Savannah GA. Thank you so much for 2! Happy Swapping and stay safe!! Oh the notecard is beautiful! ANd the bookmarks beyond gorgeous! wow, I feel so special!! pretty earrings
Response: Your Welcome...Enjoy
Elliepatterson rated for Genesis 2 Bible Study on May 23, 2020
Comment: Hello and thank you for your Answers in this swap. And I so appreciate the the cross magnetic bookmarker🌹
Fabriqueen rated for Jude Bible Study on May 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for another great Bible study and the bookmark and verse card! Have a wonderful day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane

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rarjones on Aug 1, 2020:

Happy August Birthday! Hope your day is extra special:)

Rose - CF Group

bb2 on Jul 9, 2020:

Thank you for the CF challenge profile surprise. I am enjoying the fun kitty book. Blessings!

LindaW on Oct 30, 2019:

Thank you for the message on my profile site. It encourages me when I hear positive feedback from people who love to study the Bible.

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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!

ESG: Quick friendly profile comment

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

“Besides, 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

“I 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

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