Date Joined: January 5, 2011
Last Online: February 20, 2019
Birthday: October 16, 1967
Country: United States
** PROFILE UPDATED ** 11/26/18
My name is Suzanne. I am 51 years old. I've been married to my husband, for 17 years, He is my Clark Gable, McIver and James Bond all rolled into one.We have three adult children from my previous marriage, Aaron ( BD:4/12/87), Jeremi (BD9/18/89)and Courtney (BD 8/5/90). I have five grandkids. Scarlett (BD 8/12/09) Serenity "Wren"(BD 6/21/11) Saige (5/20/13) Toby (BD 5/29/15) and Willow ( BD 8/7/15). I am a retired nurse.I retired after 20+ years due to health reasons ( fibromyalgia, hypothyrodism, depression, etc.) I joined swap-bot for the interaction with others and have not been disappointed. I have met some wonderful people on here. I have also met some not so wonderful people, but such is life. My favorite color is red. Sometimes I can't believe that I am am "NaNa. I am still such a kid at heart. love dolls, stuffed animals, mystical/mythological creatures such as unicorns, gnomes, Elves, leprechauns, pixies, faeries (esp Tinkerbell) as well as the not so nice mystical creatures dragons, trolls, Medusa etc. I love to read. I enjoy most any type of book. My least favorite read would have to be romances, but I'm sure there are even some of those that I enjoy. I have always been a huge fan of true crime and trivia based books, but lately have enjoyed the different Young Adult Vampires books . If a person has led an interesting life then I enjoy their Autobiography/Biography. I am a book collector and find it hard to get a rid of any of them. I still enjoy the feel of the real thing as opposed to electronic devices.Maybe one day I'll give in, but not today. I have several favorite books. ( Gone With the Wind, The Giving Tree, The Little Prince, Dr. Seuss, Whoever fights Monsters, Uncle John's bathroom reader and so many more) I also love butterflies, long flowing scarfs, Ladybugs,penpals, music, netflix,Adult Coloring Books and thrift stores. I'm usually fairly easy to get along with, but I do not like to feel like someone is trying to take advantage of me. I encourage everyone to join Swapbot .I love swap-bot!!
I live in a small town, Climax, Georgia. The population is only about 300 people and the one store is a convenience store. The towns around us are slightly larger. They do have a Walmart and various Dollar Stores. What we don't have is Post Cards and a wide selection of stickers, stationary, pretty envelopes and other cute PenPal supplies. I am a loyal, long letter writing person who enjoys the art of letter writing. So if you are like me and enjoy the actual letter more than the add ins or the type of paper I use, then I am the one you need.🥀😊😊
When I was young, one of my favorite memories was listening to the oldies rock and roll radio show on Sunday night with my Mama. We competed for tapes or records and won so much they wouldn't let us play some weeks. My Daddy listened to Country. Then there were the times when the whole family would get in the car and drive to an all night Gospel sing. I have an older brother/younger sister and three kids, plus various friends. So They all introduced me to a part of the music I love today. I was a teenager in the 80's and that music is still great.I have a huge crush on Steven Tyler from Aerosmith. The only music that I really have to dig to find something I like is Rap/hiphop/heavy metal /Opera and what people like to call music as they stand and scream into a microphone, but with that being said I can still find a few songs I like in those genras too ( I really just love music). I could never make money with my voice as people would constantly change the station when I came on, but I love to sing and I love to crank up the music and sing with whoever is willing to subject themselves to my singing , especially my grandkids.
I always list" Gone With The Wind" as my favorite movie. It is a classic. Sure over the years they have improved the sound, lighting,and visual effects of movies. For the era GWTW was amazing and for me, being a southern belle myself, who wouldn't daydream (or nightdream either for that matter) about a dashing Rhett Butler sweeping us off our feet and carrying us up those stairs.If you have never seen Gone with the Wind, I highly suggest you watch it atleast once. You will not be dissapointed and you will probably want to watch it again.There are numerous other movies I enjoy eg. The Sound of Music, The King and I, The Original True Grit,(I love alot of musicals). Disney movies are always good, Dirty Dancing, Forrest Gump,American Graffiti, Grease, Xanadu, Breakfast Club,16 Candles, Ghost., Most any Stephen King movie has my vote. While You Were Sleeping, Sleepless In Seatle, You've Got Mail, Footloose, Interview With A Vampire, Mrs. Doubtfire. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.The original Cartoon Grinch and Hocus Pocus ( there are far too many to list). Some examples of TV shows: any of the crime type shows Law & Order(and their spinoffs), The true crime shows ( Murderous Woman, Corrupt Crime, People who kill etc.), AMH, SOA, The Walking Dead, Call The Midwife, The Big Bang Theory, Two & a half men(Charlie Sheen Version) and so on.I watch regular TV, Netflix, YouTube, use Red Box and go to the movies.
DISLIKES: *Liars *People who are mean *Unnecessary Drama *Fibromyalgia ( Chronic Pain in general) *Depression *Being Broke (don't we all dislike this one lol) *People who don't give hearts even when they know you worked extra hard on a swap. *People who assume things without asking you * People who don't attemp to even read your profile prior to a swap ( I do realize mine is long,but I tried to include as much as possible)
I know it seems strange for me to list this here, but I'm really allergic to onions and it seems like everything in the world has onions in some form in it. The last two recipe swaps I joined, people still sent me recipes with onions even though I have this listed as an allergy on my profile. I know that I could just not include them when I make the recipe, but it makes me wonder if they even bothered to read my profile.I feel like shouting like the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland " OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!" Who's been painting my roses red? WHO'S BEEN PAINTING MY ROSES RED? /Who dares to taint / With vulgar paint / The royal flower bed? / For painting my roses red / Someone will lose his head!"
My ears are pierced,but I can't wear the gold plated Rings, ear rings necklaces. I do ofter wear the little cheap bracelets, but they have to be other materials besides gold plated (string, elastic, leather, silver, surgical steel,gold, plastic)
Very easy to please. very few dislikes. Regret sensitivities/allergies.
GROUPS I join groups because they offer more swaps and I hope this will allow me to have a bigger variety of swaps to join. I don't join them to make my profile look better. Just because my profile doesn't mention the general concept that a group is about does not mean that I don't have an interest in those things. I'm 51 years old and have a wide variety of interests and if I listed each and every one in my profile, it would take you years to get through the stuff. If a request to join a certain group is not sufficient proof of my interest, then I guess I shouldn't be a member of your group. Thanks to those groups that allow me to be a member. I have my own group for people who suffer from chronic illnesses or care for someone who has a chronic illness. If this sounds like your cup of tea please come say hi and request to join. The group is called "Gentle Hugs"
.** GENTLE HUGS GROUP **
When I joined Swap-Bot I read several profiles where people were begging people to forgive them for late swaps due to an illness. Then I would look down at their ratings and although many people were understanding there were just as many people who have given 1's and 3's because someone was sick and behind on their swaps. In the end I feared it caused people to drop out of swap-bot because they became over whelmed thinking they weren't going to be able to correct their ratings or thinking the 3's and 1's would keep them out of swaps. Things were going good for me until my daughter got sick and the stress of her illness caused my fibromyalgia to flare up and I became overwhelmed and got behind on all my swaps. I wanted to start a group for people with chronic illnesses or for people who care for someone with a chronic illness so that we could ban together and support each other during our times of need. I had a few friends already before I started the group. I researched names and profiles and invited people to join. We are rising in membership and are a very kind, supportive, loving group. I could not have asked for my dream to be any better. I thank each and every member of the group for your support because without you we would not be. When I'm sad I try to come to the group because it helps me to get back into the reality that hey, you are not the only person in this world with problems and usually someone will say just the right thing to make things better. I know this group is a blessing to me. Please don't assume though that we don't protect our members from flakers. We care about people and take in consideration their situation, but we also have rules to protect all members of our groups. We do not allow flaking and we expect you to be in contact with the creator of the swap and your partner if you are late for any reason. If for some reason you receive a bad rating, you need to contact the administrator of the group, explain the situation and show that you are attempting to fix the rating.
My Husband Johni likes peanut butter & chocolate candy * *movie butter microwave popcorn computer war games pringles chocolate covered cherries butterscotch candy soft peppermint interesting vegetable seeds hot pepper seeds interesting melon seeds *we live in southwest Ga which is 8/9 planting zone *magazines:popular mechanics, science, Mother Earth. Gardening.( Can be older and of course previously read).
**MY Grand Daughter Scarlett*
*Goosebumps books, books about Animals, Coloring Books,art Supplies.
Favorite Color:Blue *loves to draw/color
Granddaughter Saige *BD 5/20/2013
*Favorite colors: pink, purple and green * Coloring books, art supplies * Minecraft *Hairbows *Dolls
*BD: 5/29/15 *Action Figures especially Super Heroes *Toy Cars *Coloring Books
Granddaughter Willow *BD: 8/7/15 "Hairbows *Dress up costumes *Care bears *Dolls *Books to read & Coloring books
** MY WISH UPON A STAR LIST **
long flowing scarfs
*Things with butterflies
*Pretty Composition Notebooks
*Dark Writing Ink pens prefer medium point,but love any glittery ink pens, markers,colors, colored pencils
*Wide Lined Notebook Paper
*Anything to do with Steven Tyler or Aerosmith (including pictures,posters, articles cut out of books and magazines,books)
*Adult Coloring books
Snail Mail maybe outdated and slow to some people, but it still remains one of the greatest things in the world.
There are so few things that I dislike. Sometimes, I get these little things in the mail that so far I haven't figured out what they are used for, but I love them. When someone takes their time to send me something it is special to me.
I work really hard on my swaps and I stress about disappointing people. My town is small and places to buy things are very limited. Almost everything I send in the type 3 swaps I've had to order online. I even had to order post cards because there were none in my small town and believe me I researched (even e-mailed my mayor and he responded). For every swap I try to meet and exceed the requirements. Due to my health, my family has one income and that is my husbands. When someone doesn't rate me or doesn't leave a comment, I wonder why. Not getting a heart bothered me at first until I realized that sometimes people may like what you send and just don't think to give a heart.(no heart, but a great e-mail thank you note). Oh i cant tell a lie to be the bigger person here, not getting a heart when i put all of my heart into the swap still bothers me.A new friend I met here told me a quote "It is what it is" to help me work on this stressor. After I'ver done everything I can to please my partner and can do nothing else, just realize "it is what it is" so this is a work in progress, but I thank them.
There is a children's song that goes "make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold" I know it means people, but here I'm going to apply it to swaps. I know that type 2 and 3 swaps is like moving up the ladder and I'm doing those, but I still enjoy several type 1 swaps so because I enjoy these swaps I've learned I don't have to stop doing them. I can enjoy both.
I've learned that my friend on live journal,(Hi Alyssa if you are reading this)was right. She is the first pen pal that I've had in ages and she told me if I was interested in meeting other people, making new friends and getting some great pen pals, join swap bot. I tip my hat to her. She is a beautiful person and a great friend.
I'll add this for grins and giggles. What others have learned about me. It is unnecessary to worry that I will write a letter that is too short in a letter swap. What my partner worries about more: 1. Did this person escape from the nut house 2. Are there any trees left, after she wrote her letter there must be a huge paper shortage.3. Will I have time to do anything this week besides reading the letter that she wrote. I'm just joking, but those of you who penpal with me know that I can get carried away.
7.Casey Kasem was the voice of shaggy on Scooby Doo for many years and also the host of the popular radio program America's top 40 count down. Every week at the close of the program he had a signature sign off "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." without even realizing it, my signature sign off has become "Keep Smiling and Keep Swapping"
I've learned I can make bookmarks, although not as beautiful in my opinion as those I have received. I will keep trying.
Many people do not read profiles before swaps..... "No Onions"!
I've found that some people find me/my profile interesting.... Go figure. Anyway If you'd like to drop me some mail, ps message me for my address.
I look forward to hearing from you.You don't have to send extras in letters to me although I love them, I love letters too.
If you have any questions that I didn't cover please ask. I don't mind questions.
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