Swap-bot Time: May 5, 2021 9:30 pm


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: May 5, 2021
Birthday: May 8, 1956
Country: United States
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PLEASE NOTE: If I mark a swap as being sent and that day has no mail delivery, it's because I put it in a USPS box by our mail room (which is just down the hall from me).

If it's not in the box by the time the mail comes, it doesn't get picked up till the next day so when I put a letter in the box in the evening or on the weekend and it shows marked as being sent on a Sunday or the prior day is marked sent and the postmark shows the following day, this is why ...

I mark sent as soon it goes into our USPS box because I'm afraid if I didn't, that I'd totally forget and wouldn't mark it sent at all. Old age? Perhaps! lol


For at least the past 6 months (and probably longer than that too but I didn't check as carefully as I do now) ... I seem to end up with quite a few people who do not feel it's important to rate the swaps and then I have to message them and then HOPE that they'll rate me. There have been some who have not even after I messaged them.

If this keeps up, I am tired of having to write and ask (beg?) for a rating and after a certain period of time, I'm just going to start listing non-raters on my profile. There's a rating system for a reason and I thought it was a requirement to do so.

At the same time, any non-raters who do get listed will not be eligible to join my swaps. If I do get them as a partner in a swap that I join then all I can do is hope that they'll rate me and if they do, then I'll remove their name from the non-raters list. I hate to do it but being rated is important to me and I imagine it is to the person who isn't rating but only if they don't get rated themselves I think is when they care about it - not when they won't rate others swaps.

Hi! My name is Debi and am a 64 year old Christian woman and I would love to hear from anyone who was born on that exact same day, which is May 8, 1956. I've looked for years but as of yet have not found anyone on that exact day.

A bit about me, I'm divorced, have 2 kids who are grown and on their own and also have 7 grand-kids and am a GREAT-Grandma to Jax and Kayden, Aimee (age 4) and baby Madilynn was born @ 12:06 a.m., Oct. 25, 2018.

Besides my kids and grand-kids, I have a very spoiled cat named Kyla, who turned 10 on July 22nd (2020) - [Yep, that's her in the picture below!]

Last year when she turned 9, we were actually the same age for a year 'cuz ya see, I've always heard that cats age 7 years to a persons 1 year and if that's the case then when Kyla turned 9, I times that by 7 and voila! Ky and I are were both ... 63 for a year! LOL

No fair, she looked far better than I did at that age! Ha! Ha!


A few of my favorite things

A few of my favorite things (which I'll add more to at some point in time) are:

  • Country Churches

  • Castles

  • Carousels

  • Cats

  • Receiving long legible letters that are detailed and that tell me about you and your life (how your week is going, about your neighbors, your town, what you see out of your window, etc. ... just about normal every day things in your life!)

Favorite Crafts

  • Plastic canvas
  • My HAPPY PLANNER (Love it so much!)

I also love vintage photos as well, especially the regular sized pictures of anybody [don't worry, if the photo isn't identified and you don't know who the person is ... I'll give them a name. LOL]

Now, can you just see my daughter going through junque journals after I'm gone and seeing someone in it named Uncle Dan or Aunt Isabelle and her sitting there wondering why I had never told her about them.

Then she'd wonder what side of the family and hey, maybe even look at other family pics trying to find similarities to her "new kin" she didn't know about. Ha! Ha!

Maybe I really ought to tell her about the pics and make sure she knows any in the junque journals and such aren't gonna be family pics. (Hopefully I'll remember to tell her .... lol)

I love paper crafts and pretty washi tape.

My Likes & Dislikes

  • Postcards [or pictures] of carousels

  • Would absolutely love and treasure any postcards of: Swansea,MA; Gone With the Wind; Carousels and any on the Royal Family, Downton Abbey or any other Royal Family around the world (Kings, Queens, Prince and Princesses.)

  • I also would love a card from Yulee, Florida if anyone were to have one AND one from Savannah, Georgia!

  • Even more so, I would love to be able to get a postcard from a plantation house from the south. I fell in love with Tara when I read and then watched "Gone With the Wind" and would love postcards from that type of house - the white pillars and well, a plantation house.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!

  • I also would welcome any and all Happy Planner stickers (especially the small floral ones as I am using the Happy Planner Skinny Classic and they'd fit it better than bigger stickers though if they can be cut down, they'd work as well!)

  • Anything on or about the Royal Family [especially Princess Di, William, Kate and the kids

I really have no special love for Price Charles or Camilla so would not like anything about them and right now I'm not happy with Harry and never did care for his wife

  • I absolutely adore fine nibbed fountain pens and writing with them! Nope, I'm not hinting or asking for any because I have plenty of them, but just throwing in here with my likes, how much I love writing with them. I'd never used one until December 2015 and I immediately fell in love the minute I put the pen to paper!


  • Anything with skulls

  • Anything dark or evil

  • No adult themes

  • Terrible handwriting to the point that I have to struggle to read the letter and a good part of the time, I can't make it all out no matter how hard I try. VERY frustrating!

Hate to do it, but ...


I have put off doing this for a VERY long time but finally it's come to the point that some people just ignore your messages asking them to rate you and well, I've had enough.

@Fabriqueen - "Email swap #1 - coronavirus"

@Fabriqueen - Postcards With a Prompt #123 - US Only


arimails rated for Email: Getting to Know You Swap on Apr 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing and hosting such a fun swap :) it was nice getting to know you.
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart! I hope to host more e-mail swaps in the future and hope that you'll join them as well. Have a great weekend! 😊
Comment: Thank you for the card! I'm sure you're friend loved getting mail. :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating (and the heart too!) Have an awesome rest of the week. 😊
greenwindow rated for Email: Getting to Know You Swap on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks! it was great getting to know you :)
Response: Thank "YOU" for the great rating and the heart. Have an awesome week! 😊
annim rated for Email: 25 Random Things About You! on Apr 5, 2021
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating, Sue. Happy Easter!
laterdayze rated for PC - Senders Choice #3 - USA on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating!
myancey rated for MyAncey/03Scarlett's Gab Session on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for rate
Fabriqueen rated for 2021 Bible Verse Swap #5 on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome verses you chose and the extras also! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
junemoon rated for Email: 25 Random Things About You! on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: I like your rambling -- it was fun to read.
Response: Thanks June - by now, you KNOW that I'm definitely a "master rambler", huh? lol Thanks so much for the 5 and for the heart. (Hugs)
patricia8288 rated for A Note For You # 89 on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you
toni rated for Brighten My Week Note Card March #3 on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: thank you for the lovely note!
Response: Awe, you're so welcome. Thank YOU for the great rating! Have a good day. 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter! I really enjoyed reading it and sharing a bit of your life with you! Stay well and safe!
Response: Thanks so much, Denise - for the 5 and the heart. So happy that ya enjoyed it! 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing verses!
Response: You're welcome, I'm so happy that you liked them. Have a nice day! 😊 (Thanks too so much for the 5 and the heart!)
myancey rated for E-mail Swap: A few plans for ... on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: I loved your email!!!!!! And yes I know who forrests mom is and who is shelbys mom and Smokey and the bandit. And β€œyou really like me you really do. β€œ speech. Lol. Thanks so much and thankful for small worlds. Take care
Response: Have a good day, Mindy ... I'm hoping we can do some more e-mail private swaps - it was fun! 😊 Oh and thanks so much for rating me so quickly!
Comment: Thank you for sharing, I know almost all of the songs on your list.
Response: You're so welcome and thank YOU for the 5 and the heart. Have an awesome day. 😊
Comment: I love a lot of the songs on your list!! I’m only 26 but I consider myself a music lover so I listen to most anything and had already heard of many of these great songs! ❀️
Response: Awe, I love that you knew and love a lot of the songs on my list. That is awesome! To this day, they are still among my favorites and of course, remind me of my growing up years. So many good memories! Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart. (Hugs)
4Friends rated for PC - Senders Choice #2 on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Lilyhax rated for 2021 List Pad Letter #2 on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: It is amazing how much you can put on list pad paper! Thanks for the letter. Enjoy Spring!
Response: It really is amazing how much one can write on the list pad paper, Lily! Thanks for the 5 and the heart. Happy Spring to you as well. πŸ˜€
Comment: Thanks Debi - cute postcard! Double Bubble was my favorite gum. Enjoyed your note. We are fine and fortunately COVID-19 missed us.
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart. I'm glad you liked the PC and am so happy to hear that you guys missed COVID. Have an awesome day! πŸ˜€
PerArduaAdAlta rated for PC - Senders Choice #1 on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: Yes! Calligraphy just takes practice, right? I'll just add it to the list of things I want to do πŸ˜†. I have copperplate books too, you know, for someday. Thank you for hosting! Oh, I LOVE this AUDREY HEPBURN pc!!!
Response: I am SO HAPPY that you love the PC! πŸ˜€ And that is awesome that you put Calligraphy on your list too. I had to laugh - I know exactly what you mean when you said - you know, for someday. Me too! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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LindaW on Apr 1, 2021:

Have a blessed Easter!🌼

K8thecrafter on Feb 11, 2021:

I was checking out a swap you are hosting and clicked on your profile-- am I'm so glad I did! You sound like such a fun and clever person! I wish we could meet for a cup of coffee. Anyway, my favorite part was about your granddaughter looking at your journals later in life and reading about her imaginary relatives. LOL! I hope we cross paths in a swap sometime.

SunflowerRose on Sep 26, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Psalm 28:6-7

β€œPraise be to the LORD for He has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”

PegOGood on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3:

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:9-10

Fairwind on Dec 30, 2017:

Quick and Easy Profile Message Swap-- Hello Debi, It was interesting to read you live in Titusville. My grandmother's sister lived there here entire adult life and my grandmother also lived there with her on and off at times. I remember seeing the photos and hearing the stories about life there. I liked hearing about the Amish they would see from time to time. I hope you have a lovely New Year's 2018!!!!

TereDiane1954 on Apr 18, 2016:

I got your nice long letter today, Debi. (When you write a letter, you don't mess around with three lines, do you?) I enjoyed it so much! And I like the brochures about the history of Titusville and the fun things there are to do. Many thanks, and a big hugΓ’β„’Β₯

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