Swap-bot Time: October 15, 2021 6:44 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

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 the "Y" and "Z" BOOK SWAPs. I will start a NEW SERIES in Jan 2022.

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.

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/Cherub.. 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 Technician-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. I use broken jewelry to make art pictures. DO NOT ever wear rings.


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: I will not be watching Dancing with the Stars since Tom Bergeron is gone...I had never missed an episode until now.. I am a TV addict. I love watching You Tube videos about everything.

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 or, Citrus. Please 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.

ATCs: I am downsizing. Let me know if you would like FREE ATCs. DO NOT WANT TO TRADE & would hate to have to trash these beautiful little works of art.

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 & Napkins.

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: Oscar Mayer the Weiner (5+ year). Prince the Pekingnese 10+ old Catz: Nommy, 10 lbs about 3 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 5 yrs old (probably 15 lbs). Newly rescued Chihuahua, Kosmos, 13 years old.

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.


Comment: Thank you for the gift! I am waiting till December. It seems like I might have received two books! :)
KSENiA rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading your answers. stories about your pets warmed my heart. Thank you for rescuing them all. So much love!
jaimierandolph rated for Bible Study ~ Sabbath Rest on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Good afternoon Linda, Thank you very much for sending to me in this Bible study! I'm sorry my profile confused you and I will try and clean it up a bit tomorrow on my day off! Thank you so much for letting me no. Hugs + Prayers
Lilyhax rated for E-mail: List Lovers Swap on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I seem to go to post office every day.
Comment: Hi Linda. My apologies for not rating you the very day I opened your email.
LadyJo rated for TCHH-Books for Christmas (Biography) on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the book! I am keeping this to open in December. Thanks for joining and look for some more swaps soon!
Intrinzica rated for E-mail: List Lovers Swap on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Loved reading your list. Thank you for sharing :)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
Lantana149 rated for CPG ~ This is Me! ~ USA on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: Hi Linda, this was such a fun swap! It gives us an opportunity to get to know one another on a more personal level. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the ATC's! :)
Comment: Thank you for the gifts! I feel extras special to get two gifts. I am keeping these for December to open! Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: You are extra special my Swap-bot Friend.
mchesser12 rated for Psalm 5 Bible Study on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers to the Bible study and for the prayer/journal pages. I hope your pup's surgery went well.
Response: Thank you for the Heart. Oscar is back to barking & playing but has to be on soft foods for two weeks.
Comment: Received; going to wait until Christmas to open. Thanks!
Blmowery rated for "X" BOOK SWAP on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Received this today! May try and wait till Christmas! God bless you
Meangelgal77 rated for Isaiah's Calling Bible Study on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you
penandpamper rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #80 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Sorry- my first rating I accidentally mixed up yours with another card I got today! I have that book on Audible but I've never read it! Thanks for the recommendation it will motivate me to start it.
Zefaniya rated for TCHH- Something to Do #2 on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: How fun does this kit look?! Also, I thought I was good with packaging but I’m not certain how you got that kit in the bubble mailer lol
Response: I have had that Kit in my Stash for at least six years. This was the perfect Swap to share. Thanks for the Heart.
Eulegirl rated for "W" BOOK SWAP on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the book and letter! I remember first reading some of Pilcher's work in high school--The Shell Seekers and September. I'm looking forward to reading this one!
2Hearts rated for TCHH- Books for Christmas(Cookbook) on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: A lovely wrapped Christmas book which I have not opened. I can hardly wait! Also, thank you for the Birthday extra earrings surprise! I was 71 this month also!!
Response: Almost twins...LOL!

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rarjones on Jul 31, 2021:

Happy August Birthday! Enjoy your special day:)

Rose CF Group

OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2020:

Hope all is well with you!!


grammypammy on Aug 12, 2020:

CF ~ Wishing you a Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your day in the Lord!


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!


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!

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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

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