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Fritosmom

Fritosmom
Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: January 16, 2021
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

MAIL IS STARTING TO ARRIVE AGAIN....HELLO - JUST A NOTE ABOUT LATE MAIL. I LIVE IN BETHLEHEM, GA & every year neighboring towns come to Bethlehem to get the SPECIAL BETHLEHEM POSTMARK. Please be patience or contact me before rating. Thank you

EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT...I am currently Hosting a Book Series. Please Check it out & Thank you to ALL who have joined & completed their Swaps. I have posted a Christmas Book Swap & "K" Book Swap.

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. JUST A REQUEST. Don't worry if you can not. I love ALL Books. 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 70 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. I Love any Book that is a-1st in a Series, any genre or Biographies.

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/Edgewood Arsenal; 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 30 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 COLORS: Green and Pink

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: Update: will not be watching Dancing with the Stars since Tom Bergeron is gone...I had never missed an episode until now.. 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, Camoamile 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 things Yarn Kawaii Dark things as in depressing/goth Santa Claus Disney Hello Kitty Asian/Oriental Plastic beads NO more Paper lists NO 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. 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 Catz: Minniekins the Cat passed 30 Sept 20. 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 2 yrs old (probably 15 lbs).

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 Jell-o gelatin or pudding. Also Love my Crockpot.

Ratings

DonnaZakem rated for Bible Study on Newness on Jan 16, 2021
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Casmi rated for End of Year Questions ~ 2020 Edition on Jan 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you - I enjoyed reading your answers. :)
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Comment: Thankyou for sharing your favorite present with me! it was nice to read you mail!
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Comment: i can certainly validate pain!! sorry you are having such a time of it :( i also agree that uptown funk is awesome - i can help but get up and dance when i hear it!! here's to 2021!
CraftyShana76 rated for Bible Study ~ God's Goodness on Jan 9, 2021
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Comment: Tyvm! I love the bookmark
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Comment: Thanks so much! I've read Nora Roberts but not her series as JD Robb. I know its very popular, and am looking forward to reading it. Susan (brooklynbunch)
CraftyShana76 rated for We did WHAT for Christmas on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Sounds like a great day. Thank you for sharing!!! Happy New Year!
Hugsie86 rated for We did WHAT for Christmas on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your message. I'm glad you had a nice Christmas! :-)
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Comment: So nice of him! Have fun! And stay safe!
mchesser12 rated for TCHH ~ Christian Christmas Card on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card, tags, cards, and postcard. I've been sick and catching up on ratings. Happy New Year.
Response: Your Welcome. Hope you feel better soon. God Bless
mariewilliams810 rated for Christmas/Holiday Cards! on Dec 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a great Christmas!
Raven93 rated for Book Pages Swap #2 ✨📜📖✨ on Dec 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for some very interesting book pages, and the stickers are cute too!
thecolorofinfinity rated for Christmas/Holiday Cards! on Dec 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card!
cloudjun rated for Book Pages Swap #2 ✨📜📖✨ on Dec 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the book pages and extras c:
kpfree rated for One More Christmas Card on Dec 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much Linda for the cute happy Paw-lidays card! I thought your message was so appropriate! Yes they ask no questions and pass no criticisms! A great reminder to us all! Thank you for the postcards as well! They are lovely! Ive never seen these PCs before! Thank you so much! Hope your Christmas was beautiful!
theevidenceisme rated for Holiday Card to PC #4 on Dec 25, 2020
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Comment: Merry Christmas!
twileteyes rated for Christmas Book Swap on Dec 24, 2020
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Comment: Received your swap today! Thank you for the book! I love Debbie Macomber but haven't read much of her Cedar Cove series, looking forward to reading this. Also thank you for the nice letter and the postcards.
vlhafer54 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the extras - Merry Christmas!
Vickyen rated for CPG~ Recipe Postcard~ U.S. only on Dec 22, 2020
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Comment: Hi Linda! Thanks so much for sharing the cookie recipe with me - that was so sweet! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and better New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
PegOGood rated for Bible Study ~ Neighbor on Dec 18, 2020
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Comment: I received your answers today and I loved hearing about your neighbors. The note pad and all the washi is wonderful as are the butterfly stickers too. Thank you and Merry Christmas

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2020:

Hope all is well with you!!

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grammypammy on Aug 12, 2020:

CF ~ Wishing you a Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your day in the Lord!

Pam

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.

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!

Wendy

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

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