Swap-bot Time: December 10, 2019 1:51 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: December 9, 2019
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

2019 is here!! Updated today. 3 Dec Tues: Christmas is coming so fast. Just finished up Thanksgiving clean-up. Lovely Thanksgiving day with all the furbabies. I did get the lights up outside for the first time since I moved into my Forever Home 4 years ago. Decorating the inside this week and putting up the tree. Going to get the car repaired from the accident on Wed. Busy! Maintain my weight...Yeah me:-)

15 Nov TGIF: Doing good health wise. Maintaining weight loss. Thanksgiving decorations rather subdued are up. I am dog sitting 3 dogs (2 large & 1 small) for the week of Thanksgiving. My Cornish Hen is in the freezer and Christmas decorations are getting organized.

30 Oct Wed: You guys are going to love this. On 2 Oct, I got the Flu, Pnemonia & Updated Shingle Shots-all same day. I recommend not doing that. I got seriously sick for 24 hrs not knowing that it wouldn't go on forever. Ok, next, I woke up with Bronchitis on 18 Oct. You would think, one of those shots would have killed that germ but NO. On the Nebulizer machine for a week & lost my voice entirely and had to miss Trunk or Treat. On my way to the Drs, got rear ended by a truck stopped at a road construction site. I pray that this is it for now. Since I missed all the Holidays last year 2018 with a 4 month bout of Bronchial Asthma. Looking forward to a better tomorrow. Hugs if you are reading:-)

7 Oct Mon: I am "Quote" am Taking a Break but signed up for Christmas Swaps so I am not removed. I will be back:-)

20 Sept TGIF: I have lost 15 lbs since we got the Pool.

15 Aug Thurs: Next Door Pool is open for exercising. My neighbor and I have gone together and had an above ground Pool installed. Spent 2 hrs totally enjoying and exercising in this 100 degree weather.

7 Aug Wed: Got 3 quotes for the New Air & Heat. Looks like $4000. My neighbors lent me a portable A/C unit until I get fixed. Now all that is in addition to the $1000 Out of Pocket for my new roof. Good thing the Cymbalta is working. Just keep going One Day at a Time, Solving One Problem at a Time. Today's problem. The "stupid" remote stopped working. 3rd time this year. I have to drive 20 miles one way to get a new one. Positive-taught myself Finger Looping from You Tube. Finished a cowl and a Cuddle Blanket.

3 Aug Sat: Tuesday got New Roof-beautiful; Wed A/C stopped working Fri told I need a new System. Yeah!

16 July Tues: So Far So Good.

10 July Wed: Taking me off Prozac after 30 years and put me on Duloxetine (Cymbalta)...Will See!

9 July Tues: Going to the Ellis Pain Clinic for assessment. Pray for me Swappers.

Exciting News: 4th of July- My neighbors just got a Pool. I am so happy because if you had not noticed-IT IS HOT! They adopted me the first year I moved here and have been a constant Blessing in my life.

The Girl Scouts (they get a Bronze Star) delivered my Library Box this week just in time for summer reading & enjoying. It is a refurbished paper box. They painted it bright colors w/flowers and put shelves inside.

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,,,


Comment: Thanks for the cute card! I like that song too (Mary, Did You Know?).
Comment: Thanks for your cute Christmas postcard and wishes! We have the same favorite Christmas songπŸŽ„πŸŽΌ
Comment: Thanks for the recycled card Linda! Mary Did You Know is a beautiful song! Merry Christmas! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and Apple Cider. This is the first one I've ever received or tried. =)
Comment: merry christmas.
djfshop rated for Bible Study on Waiting on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Happy thanksgiving! I love these Bible studies. Thank you for sharing and the postcards, too!
Nicollcia rated for β˜† EMAIL QUESTIONS #11 β˜† on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap :)
tashia9965 rated for Bible Study ~ Gospel of Luke on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for my letter! And for all the cute goodies!
SunflowerRose rated for Bible Study ~ Humility on Nov 16, 2019
Comment: Hello again! Thanks again for the goodies. Im glad we crossed paths again. I hope we swap again. Take care. Hugs
mcovey rated for β˜† EMAIL QUESTIONS #11 β˜† on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Love reading your answers !
Jjean rated for β˜† EMAIL QUESTIONS #11 β˜† on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing - Really enjoyed your answers - get well & have a wonderful Christmas..
hanifahsekar98 rated for ESG: The 15 Questions on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers!
Comment: Thank you! :) HAVE A GREAT WEEK! XX GABI
evannex rated for ESG: The 15 Questions on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Having cash left over after bills is truly a high point of ANY month! Thanks for the lovely email!
IronHorse rated for Seasons Bible Study on Oct 28, 2019
MCGalaxy rated for Scatts PC Swap - A - US Only on Oct 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for resending the postcard. I'd love to know where the 1st one ended up at.
SunflowerRose rated for Women of Integrity Bible Study on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: Thank You so much. I loved everything you sent. Hugs!
Comment: Thank you! The bulletin is pretty! The verse on the front was my "verse of the year" last year :) Thank you for the magnet too!
Response: Thank you for the Heart
03Scarlett rated for Bible Study on Jonah on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Linda, thanks so much for your swap and for the beautiful magnet with bible verse (I'd never seen one like it before but as soon as I get up from laptop, it's going directly on my fridge!)
Response: Your welcome and thanks for the Heart. God Bless
Littleroo rated for Lets get Bookish mini swap on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. I love that you sent a book and book marker. I'll definitely read this book.

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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.

glennasgarden on Aug 16, 2019:


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

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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