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Last Online: November 28, 2008
Birthday: January 2
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm 42, married 22 years and have two boys; 13 and 9. My stepson has given me three grandchildren though and of course they're all cute as can be! I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River right outside my door.

My favorite, favorite, favorite thing to do is sit on my porch swing and read a book (homemade bookmarks are sooo cool!), newspaper (maybe one from your town?) or take my laptop outside while drinking a cup of coffee, iced tea, or whatever. My husband said the swing is the worst thing he's ever bought because I can't seem to get passed it to help him in the yard! But I will tinker in my flower bed when the weather suits.

I'm an attendant for my disabled mom and it has worked out fabulous for both of us. When my kids are sick, mom becomes "grandma", not "employer." She will tell me to stay home to be with my boys. How many employers would do that?!

Favorite Books:

Mysteries with the main character being a strong female. I love Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, Joan Hess' "Maggody" series. I'm starting to read James Patterson's series of the Women's Murder Club.

Favorite Colors:

I love bright colors! Greens, blues, reds, purples, etc., etc.!

Favorite Scents:

My absolute favorite flowers are lilacs and roses. I also like spicy (cloves, cinnamon, rosemary, etc.) and citrusy scents. Unfortunately, I can't wear perfume after the births of my sons. The scents don't mix well with my chemistry I suppose.

Favorite Music

Country (old and new) mainly. John Berry is fabulous and no one else does "O Holy Night" better! Nickleback is in my car and Bon Jovi is in my bedside radio. (Boy oh Boy can I make a comment about THAT!! Is it hot in here or is it me??)

Favorite Movies

Shawshank Redemption is one I'll watch more than once on purpose. There aren't too many others out there I'll watch over and over, unless you count "It's a Wonderful Life" one time a year while decorating the tree!

Favorite Television

Heroes, The Office, ER, Law & Order, Boston Legal, NCIS and the original CSI. The Woman's Murder Club has caught my attention and American Movie Classics channel or Turner Classic Movies are awesome!

Favorite Crafts

Loom knitting, cross stitch, crochet (just not as often as I used to). I'm finally learning to needle knit socks with dpns. Dabbling in stamping, but going easy as it could become a full fledged addiction!

In case you get stumped

Some goodies I would love to receive:

  • bead bracelet to make a medic alert tag look GOOD! Laurens Hope are great examples, but are just a little too rich for my blood right now. Handmade are always more special for me!

  • Werther's Candy

  • Coffee (decaf or regular, ground or whole bean, flavored or not)

  • Bookmarks or supplies to embellish those I make.

  • Interesting paper to make journals. Does not have to be store bought. Pick out the pretty, unusual, lined/unlined or whatever from the recycle bin from your work (doesn't even have to be blank on both sides! Blank on one side is fine, but just not dirty or terribly wrinkled, please.)

  • Acrylic stamps with a nature theme or alphabets or swirls. No religious themes, please.


ostrichart rated for CUTIE BOOKMARKS!:D on Feb 22, 2008
Comment: Haven't received any thing yet.
nailbunny rated for January Birthdays! on Jan 18, 2008
Comment: Somehow, against all odds, you managed to send me a 12 pack of PINEAPPLE CRUSH!!!!!! Thank you sooooooooooooooo much, I hope we swap again! And best of everything in the new year!!!!
Comment: Thanks for the bookmarks.
VM rated for Who Are You? on Dec 23, 2007
YarnTails rated for Friendly quotations bookmarks swap on Dec 21, 2007
Comment: Thank you! They arrived a while back but I just found them. The red envelope was stuck inside a red advertisement from JC Penny so they blended together. But I always double check the junk mail before throwing it out! Thanks!
smp295 rated for Sock Yarn Swap on Dec 10, 2007
Comment: This was an absolutely wonderful package, debbie you deserve 10 hearts for this. Thank You so much x
Comment: Oooh! Wow! Very informative. Thank you very much.
Comment: Great letter! Thanks for sharing it with me. :D
bren rated for Frogged (recycled) Yarn Swap #1 on Nov 2, 2007
Comment: I am so happy, I could cry! The sweater yarn is beautiful! Now which pattern to knit?!? =D Thank you so much for the goodies, I have not tried Cherry Tree Hill yarn. I will have some toasty socks before the year is out!
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for Happy Bunny Swap on Oct 31, 2007
Comment: Wow, I was already having a great day as my son just got home after being gone for 6 months, then I get your package in the mail. It is awesome and way beyond what was called for. I loved everything!!!! My daughter loved the horse calendar:) You read my profile and thats the kind of swapper I love and included some of my family in it too, which makes it extra special! I wish we could give more hearts as you deserve it! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
earthnk rated for I Hate Housework Swap on Oct 18, 2007
Comment: Thank you for a great "After Housework" goody box and thank you for swapping.
MelissaL1023 rated for Don't Forget the Teachers! on Oct 2, 2007
Comment: This package was by far the most thoughtful and stuffed package I have ever received! It felt like Christmas morning! I loved every little thing in the box- thank you so much! What a treasure!
Comment: Wait, I can not find the button for 42 hundred hearts. This was wonderful! I can not believe all the things you got for little olde me. You are such a great swappers!!
shopandbid rated for SWAP-BOT Challenge on Sep 30, 2007
Comment: Thanks Debbie I love it all, your humor made me laugh. I know it's not in my profile but I do have a cup and saucer collection that I started in my teens from different states/counties/tourist places I've visited Viriginia will be added to my collection. Thanks bunches, Faye
Response: See? I knew that! (hehehehe) I'm glad you liked it! It was really fun.
Comment: Oh my gosh! You are so awesome! You are the very 1st person to send me a Harley shirt from your area--not only a Harley shirt...but from the very dealership where it all started for my husband and I! SO COOL!!! Of course the rest of the box rocked too! Thanks for thinking of my boys, and for including so many hair accessories. I love getting new hair things. Stickers, Christmas music, country music...you hit it all, girl! Thank you SO very much!!!
Response: Now that is an amazing story! The dealership is bigger/better (and moved a little way down the road from where I think you and hubby met) so you'll have to look me up when you come back this way - on your 50th anniversary!
girlzoot rated for Goodbye Summer Postcard Swap! on Sep 22, 2007
Comment: Yeah my son just turned sixteen,I know what you mean about time flying! Hope your oldes is enjoying high school.
Comment: Ahh! thank you for the package!!! i loved it all. and THANK YOU for the music mix.. suprisingly, i only have two oldtimey cds (shirley temple and al jolson) so those cds are sooo nice to get!!!!!! ahh!!! thank you!!!!
mamere rated for Dollar Store Swap 2 on Sep 7, 2007
Comment: Deb, just received your package and how wonderful it is!!! Exciting things to read and use. Man y thanks. Pat
ANGELFAIRY rated for Never enough Bookmarks!! on Sep 3, 2007
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks. They are very pretty. Take Care.
nicole rated for Goodbye Summer Postcard Swap! on Sep 3, 2007
Comment: thanks for the card!!

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myrrhmaid on Mar 17, 2008:

May the wind always be at your back and the road rise up to meet you...

DarkSkullMistress42 on Nov 5, 2007:

Your a Angel! Thanks for angeling for me:)

earthnk on Oct 19, 2007:

Thank you for all the after housework goodies you sent. I like that archer farms Apricot trailmix. Yum! Can't wait to crack open the expresso/midnight jazz cd. My kind of crafting music. The note cards, sticky notes and personal note you wrote, all nice. Your swap package made me feel so special. Thanks again:)

MandiNoel on Sep 29, 2007:

I know it's a while off, but I just wanted to say Welcome to the January Birthdays Swap! :D

honeyspur on Sep 26, 2007:

Holy Mostaciolli you crazy girl!! Your package is so unbelievably amazing I just am speechless - except for this part - I LOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!! Hope you don't mind more jewelry - because you just sealed your fate! ;)

Liana on Jun 25, 2007:

thanks for your rating :) i am surprised my letter arrived so fast and i am glad you liked it :)

pgk on May 23, 2007:

Woohoooooooooooooooooooooo, I'm the first! Thank you for your wonderfully kind words in the bookmark rating. You really made my day after such a day of struggles. :o)

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