Swap-bot Time: August 2, 2021 12:32 pm


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: August 2, 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 65 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 11 on July 22nd (2021) - [Yep, that's her in the picture below!]

A couple of years ago 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 the 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 (Note: Diane did finally rate me for this swap. The swaps send-by date was MARCH 13, 2021 and was rated on MAY 27, 2021.


paperlover rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed your pictures, thanks for sharing.
Response: Thank you so much for the great rating and for rating so quickly. Have a good day! 😊
Katsuobii rated for Would you rather.... #1 on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: It was fun to read your answers! Have a good day!
Response: Thank you so much for rating so promptly, I so appreciate it! Have an awesome day. 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the email. True your granddaugther looks like a roality. :) Thank you for sharing the other funny pictures. Loved them.
Comment: Hi Debi Thanks I liked your answers Spicemom
Response: Thanks so much for rating, I'm glad you liked my answers. Have a great day! 😊
Comment: Sorry I thought I had rated. I really enjoyed this swap. TYVM for doing it with me!!!! I enjoyed reading your answers. TYVM!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating! You're so welcome for doing the private swap with ya. Have an awesome day!
Comment: Hi Deb! I do like this postcard since it is a vintage ad style so thank you for considering my interests. Hope all is well with you.
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating and I'm so happy you liked the PC I sent. Have a good weekend! 😊
Comment: Thanks for the sap and the elaboration on your answers. My dream vacation is six weeks in Australia, New Zealand and Auckland and that is the first thing I am going to buy when I win the lottery. I love learning too but hated school.
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart, Neal - I appreciate it! I hope you'll win the lottery soon so you can take your dream vacation ... that'd be totally awesome!!
thebragal rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Definitely must not upset the kitty! Thank you for a funny comment.
ultracinematik rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: It is still too hot! Heart for mentioning your cat. I ❤️ cats.
myancey rated for I would join this swap if... on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: I laughed out loud at your comment
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap that got me moving! It sounds to me like you were successful in accomplishing a lot! Your index cards make me think of the ICAD challenge (that I'm not so great at keeping up with!) It's wonderful how you share them! Keep up the good work. :)
papercrowns rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jun 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the email, Debi! I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying the series and that you managed to find them at the library. I love to buy books, but I get most of the from the library, because they're very expensive in Australia. I'm interested in the Civil War period, so I might have to check these out.! ☆Raynor
Response: Hi Raynor, thanks so much for the awesome rating. I hope you'll be able to find this series in your library, they really are worth reading! Have a good day. 😊
Maddashin rated for 2021 List Pad Letter #4 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Hi You were in my pile of to rates. Great letter and stuff! Thanks 🙏 I eventually get around to rating all my piles!
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating. Have a wonderful day!
RealRhinoMan rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jun 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your list of books for May. What a selection! I hope you find a way to finish the series of books.
Response: Thanks so much and thank you also for the rating! Have a good week!
junemoon rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your email about the series you are into, it's a good description of what it's about and why you love it. I'm happy for you that you found it at your library.
Response: Thanks so much June!
Comment: Hey Debi! Awesome reading your card :) I listed a bunch too. I would venture a guess that you love the movie Road House. So good!!!
Response: lol Yep, I do love the movie Road House! Thanks for the rating and "Have an awesome day!" 😊
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! And I hope you make it to all 3 spots this year - take me with you!
Comment: I would love to go back for a visit, but be able to take my cell phone and take pictures and videos of my parents, grandparents, and the people and things I miss most! Three of my childhood friends have now passed away. One from cancer, and two from causes unknown. So young!
Response: Absolutely yes about going back for a visit and being able to take pictures and videos, wouldn't that be so awesome?! I too have lost numerous childhood friends ... so, so sad. Thanks for the great rating! 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the Rolling Stones PC! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard. Our weather is probably similar to yours - starting to get hot.
Response: So happy that you got and liked the card but I'm trying to figure out just how you got it so quick. lol Seems like I just sent it only a couple of days ago! It was 90 here today but thankfully there was a breeze enough that it wasn't unbearable. 😊

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

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

“Praise 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 hug♥

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