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Fritosmom

Fritosmom
Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: July 12, 2024
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

IF ANYBODY IS EXPECTING A SWAP FROM ME-PLEASE NOTE MY COMPUTER IS MESSING UP BIG TIME. I CAN BE HALF WAY THROUGH A SWAP & IT JUST GOES BLANK. PLEASE HAVE PATIENCE. FritosMom

NOTE: There is a mail delivery problem here in GA. Mail is running 2 months longer to send & receive.

Thank you all for your Prayers. 6/7. Shoulder is back to 90%. Probably the best for now. 5/14 Finally got some pain meds for the shoulder. I have been doing exercises every day , all day on & off. Arm is moving better but still have a ways to go. Absolutely nothing can be done about the Severe Sciatica. Just have to do a little & rest a lot. I am trying to mentally adjust to this new me.

5/2 MRI sez I have a torn rotator cup & a Frozen Shoulder. No Surgery, just more Physical Theraphy.

4/17 Epidermal Shot in back did nothing. Cannot get into see Dr. for Shoulder until May. So, I am in limbo right now. I do take an occasional pain pill so I can sleep.

4/8 Shoulder cortisone shot in shoulder has worn off. Tomorrow is Epidermal shot in lower back. I have to get up at 5:30 am to be there on time. Still doing my daily physical therapy to strengthen my legs.

3/28 Yesterday X-rays on shoulder. Got a cortisone shot in shoulder. It was some relief for my shoulder & I can use my right arm. But have been scheduled for MRI on just my shoulder.

I will be getting Epidural shot in my back 9 April. Than back to the Arthritis Specialist.

3/6 Started physical therapy on my back/sciatica & legs. I have appt 27 March for my right shoulder. It seems the Bronchitis set things in motion- I seriously coughed for 3 weeks. Back hurts, legs are cramping & I fell twice last week. I have an MRI scheduled for 19th. Don't know right now if it is bones (Orthopedic) or Fibromylgia/Arthritis or any combination. Going to a Arthritis specialist 14th. Annoyed that Drs are specializing. So, it will be 3 Drs trying to diagnosis. I will not just them "Medicate". Find the source of the problem & will fix it!

I was sick since 27 Dec 2023 thru 13 Jan 2024. Broncholitis. First time sick since 2020.

Just finished up the 2022/2023 Book Swap. Going to take a break & will be back again with new Book Swaps. Keep reading & keep swapping. God Bless.

Hey, checkout the following: www.paperbackswap.com or just let me know if you want a list of what I got available. 200 plus 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 cannot. I love ALL Books.

Just finished the 9th book in WILDLIFE JUSTICE SERIES by Todd A. Vandivert. Fiction based on Todd's experience as a Game Warden in the State of Washington. Can be found on Amazon.com.

Childrens Books: Can be found on Amazon.com I have read "The Runaway" written & illustrated by my niece, Marianne Cooper Also, can be found on Amazon.com & Marianne has released her 2nd Book "Try and Stop Me".

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". And now REACHER by Lee Child. (Watching the Series) 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 73 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 & 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 too big. I do like to make Earrings. I use broken jewelry to make art pictures. DO NOT ever wear rings.

FAVORITE COLORS: Green and Pink

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, (Just saw the new Movie last week), Patsy Cline, Joey Feek. My newest obsession is Drake Milligan and Chapel Hart. Check YouTube.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Aquaman/Jason Mamoa!!, 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, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jason Stratham, Jack Hughman, Dwayne Johnson and ARNOLD!!

FAVORITE TV: I am a TV addict & watch everything. I love watching You Tube videos about everything-so educational.

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. Request that you do not Write on the back of the Front card. It will probably get recycled into another card, postcard or ATC.

TEAS: Do not drink TEA.

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 Tea 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 JOKER ONLY PLAYING CARD. Currently have 300 plus.

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: Current Dawgs: Oscar Mayer the Weiner (6+ year). Prince the Pekingese 16. Chihuahua, Kosmo, 13 years old. Update: I have had Kosmo 18 months & he was just diagnosed with enlarged heart. 26 Sept 2022-adopted Daisy/Dixie-12 yr old black/white Female Cat(her owner died).

This Christmas 2023-Gilda, 12 year old Shepherd Mixed joined the family. Sad news, Gilda was only here 2 weeks when she had a Grand Mal Sezuire. I had to have her euthenized. She is with her owner now. RIP.

FAVORITE CHRISTMAS RECIPE: Try it once and let me know what you think!

EVER-SO-EASY FRUITCAKE 2-1/2 Cups Un-sifted Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 2 Eggs, slightly beaten 1 (28-oz) jar NonSuch 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.& MY New Air Fryer

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Cindymt rated for ABC’s of Me – Email Swap on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Marissaroth716 rated for Booklines by email no. 3 on Jul 12, 2024
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paperlover rated for ABC’s of Me – Email Swap on Jul 9, 2024
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Comment: I enjoyed reading about you, no worries that it was a little late
mchesser12 rated for Blessing Bible Study on Jul 3, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for sharing answers to the Bible study and for the playing cards.
jessiedau rated for AGOCF~Bible Study #1-Windows-June on Jun 30, 2024
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Comment: Thanks Linda for your beautiful writings and prayer cards! ❤️❤️❤️
AuntieBlythe rated for Sacrifice Bible Study on Jun 30, 2024
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Comment: Thank you
hyenaVI rated for Transportation Questions on Jun 23, 2024
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Comment: Hello Linda! I am mildly jealous of the places you have been able to visit!
Response: I did most of those trips in the 80s. There was a lot of walking!
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Comment: Thanks so much Linda for the wonderful typed verses and answers! Love the large print!!!🤓🔎👓🧑‍🏫
Response: You're welcome. I went to LARGE PRINT several years ago because I have trouble reading & find it is much smoother. Thanks for the Heart & God Bless.
TishaAnn rated for John 14 Bible Study on Jun 3, 2024
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Comment: It’s great to revisit the study by reading your answers. Thank you for sharing and for the darling dog notecard.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your study answers and for the darling succulent card
Gamanana0022 rated for Ananias & Sapphira Bible Study on May 15, 2024
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Comment: Thankyou!!!
Candace rated for John 14:19-23 Bible Study on May 6, 2024
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Comment: Thank you :)
AJ73 rated for Bible Study: Jeremiah's Prayer on Apr 30, 2024
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Comment: Thank you Linda. I received your Bible Study on Jeremiah yesterday. Thanks, too for the notecard you enclosed.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing and the bookmark! Bless you
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Comment: Thank you!! I love the floral stationery you used and thank you for the cute springy notecard!
LindaW rated for Bible Study: Examples of Faith on Apr 9, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the bible study notes. I like your answer to the last question and I can so relate to this. I do want explanations for things and I know (or try to remind myself) that He is sovereign and in control.
thebragal rated for (E-mail Swap) One Word Answers on Mar 25, 2024
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paperlover rated for Repurpose a Greeting Card on Mar 21, 2024
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yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2024:

Wishing you a fun and safe July 4th!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2024:

Wishing you a wonderful summer! Hope you have some fun in the sun!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 27, 2024:

Hoping you are having a nice Memorial Day with your family and friends!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on May 12, 2024:

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Wishing you a wonderful 💐❤️ Mother's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 31, 2024:

Hoping you are having a nice Easter Sunday with you family and friends! Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

LindaW on Mar 23, 2024:

Praying for your healing.

yvonne401 on Mar 23, 2024:

Wishing you a fun and safe Spring!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2024:

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Jan 1, 2024:

Wishing you a year filled with joy, peace, and prosperity. Step into the New Year with confidence and a heart full of dreams.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Dec 24, 2023:

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

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