Comment: Thank you very much Debra I do find it of interest to visit Churches in other countries and by your reckoning I'd be kept very busy. I am always in awe of the lovely architecture too considering many were built without the aid of modern technology ☺
Comment: Thank you for your postcard and all the lovely extra cards. You live in a beautiful spot of the world and must get lots of tourists each summer. I'm looking forward to sending your card on in the next round. Have a Happy New Year!
Response: You are welcome. It truly is beautiful here. Thank you for the heart. Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks. Sorry I was so late to rate. I've been sick and had trouble getting well. Have a fantastic day.
Response: I am sorry you have been ill. I am happy to know you are better now. PLEASE, do not worry about things like rating me when you are ill. Concentrate on getting better. Worry can delay your healing. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hello Debra! Thank you so much for the postcard from Oia! I know that this is a very famous view in Greece though I would agree that the angle of this photo was a bit odd, huh? I love sunsets though--so peaceful! Merry Christmas to you! Thanks again! <3
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart. Sunset is a relaxing and quiet time, I agree.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Greece. I have to be with you about liking is no stress swaps pick a card and send it 😀. We visited Athens and found the people amazing and definitely want to go back there. Definitely seen the difference in areas from high-end to lower end, but that is another thing I loved about it. Beautiful country, beautiful area and you’re so lucky to be living there.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart. I am truly blessed to be able to live in such beauty.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful post card. Looks like some place I'd like to visit. Amazing how a little piece of cardboard can travel. Thanks again.
Response: I've been collecting for years. Most make it to me safely. Once in awhile I get one that is as thin as paper. It's always a shock that they make it. ha ha ha You are welcome and thank YOU for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It is so funny how all the pc's I get from this swap are beautiful or fun in my opinion. It is one of my favorite swaps. I would love to visit the area. It looks gorgeous. Thank you again.
Response: You are welcome. It is funny and cool that you like the PC's. A postcard nobody can love but the receiver. ha ha ha It is gorgeous here but like I said the sand in the photo is not at all like ours. ha ha ha You are welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I am so jealous of the view you have sent me. Sunsets are my favourite time of day due to the colour they bring. I hope you are enjoying not working. Supposedly Sinner is a really good show to watch on Netflix. My sister is addicted!
Response: The sunsets here are often incredible and always pretty. I am enjoying being a housewife and Mother full time. Thank you for the tip on what to watch. I will check it out. Also thank you for the heart.
Comment: Got the cute card in the mail today :) I hope you are feeling better :) Nice to see old friends, I hope you two had a good visit :) love the cool nights, course now it's all chilly here, i think our warm days are gone until May :) Thanks again for the cute card
Response: Still having hot days and cold nights here. I'm using a blanket at night now.
Comment: I love that the postcard and the stamp match! That's awesome. I agree that when it is that hot (93 F, 34 C) it's only good for sleeping. It gets that hot here all the time, though not as humid as I currently live in the desert. Thank you so much for the post card (and the tattoo as sticker works awesome!)
Response: he he he ha ha ha, I had that tatto for ages. I am a pack rat. It tickles me that you liked it. You are welcome sweetie. I appreciate the heart rating! :D
Comment: ♥♥ You sent the best teas! I love the Greek Saffron herbal tea with honey & herbs and my future daughter-in-law loves the one with cinnamon and cloves ♥♥ so good!.Thank you for the 4 beautiful postcards. You live in a gorgeous place. Most of all, thank you for your heartfelt friendship note. It has been a roller coaster ride for you. I can definitely empathize with you. I appreciate your letter very much. ♥ God bless you and watch over you!
Response: Loads of hearts to you! Such a lovely response. It warmed my heart. You are welcome. It warms my heart when I send something that is right! :D May God watch over you and those you love.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful PC! The sky and the water must be the bluest blue of anywhere in the world!
Response: In the "off" months the water and the sky are the same on somedays. Bright blue or silver are my favorite days. Our eachs are OK but the sea around them is incredible! You are welcome! Thanks much for the heart!
Comment: Thanks very much Debra for the 4 recipes and so many bookmarks! The recipes look very good and yes, I'm going to try them. I don't eat yoghurt but my son who lives with us, loves it. I do eat it in baking though. :o)
Thank you for the teas ♥ ♥ have a great week!
Response: You are welcome! I worked on them off and on. I am not artistic but I like trying to be from time to time. ha ha ha be well and love and be loved, Debra
Thank you for the heart, it warms mine!
Comment: Belated thank you for the gorgeous aerial view of Santorini and for your vivid description -- what a bustling port :) I hope to see it in person one day; my mother visited Greece in the 1980s and loved every moment. I also love the colorful, whimsical postage! One of my favorite Zumba Education Specialists/master teachers is Nena-Eleni Daskalopoulou, and it was a pleasure and privilege to experience her passion for teaching and learning at convention at the end of July. Hope your end-of-summer is going well! ♥
Response: So far my only complaint is being tired! ha ha ha Thank you for the heart. I appreciate it. I hope you come!
Comment: Thanks Deb for such lovely PC.
One of my favourite destination is Greece and Santorini of course. (except in Summer)
Thanks for the PC :)
Response: You are welcome. July and August are tuff here if you have to depend on tourism for a living. Somehow every year I manage to survive. Thank you for the heart. Look me up if you come in the off season.
Comment: Thank you for the donkey/mule postcard you sent! My husband is from the Philippines and was excited to see a postcard from Santorini. He said there are places in the Philippines that were made to look like Santorini. Thanks again!
Response: That is cool. You are welcome. I thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hi Debra,
I love the postcard of Santorini, I've not been there but only Mykonos (last year and I'm going again with my partner in September). I LOVE Greece, the food, weather and hospitality. I would like to visit Santorini someday, looks lovely. Take care!
Response: he he he, I would like to visit Mykonos. The beachs alone are amazing in photo's! ha ha ha I do hope you come here someday. It is worth it. I hope yuor trip in September is lovely. Thank you for the heart, it warms mine.
Comment: Thank you! A friend visited Santorini and said it his favorite place in the world:)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you very much for the heart. I appreciate it. Santorini is a beautiful island. I have lived here for a long time. There are certain views that still take my breath away. I am blessed.
Comment: Thank you for the great swap.
First I was a bit confused...only one post card with only one recipe....So I had decided to wait before I give you a rating.
And on the next day the 3 other cards hav arrived :-D
Really a great idea. And now I want to visit Santorini ^^ One of my work mates just have been there and she loved it.
The recipes sounds very yummy too. I am sure I will try all of them. Especially the fudge!
Response: oops! Getting only one postcard would be confusing. lol I am so very happy you go them all. The fudge is very quick and very easy and a family favorite. Thank you very much for the heart. I appreciate it.
Comment: Hello. Hello. Oh I really like your dirty joke, especially the twist! Next time I am in the woods I try to act like a nut, so maybe a squirrel comes around...in other words...thank you for making me smile. Have a sunny sunday.
Response: You are welcome. It was a fun swap. Mine made me laugh too. I appreciate the heart, thank you very mcuh.
Comment: LOOOONG way from Greece to Chile, but finally got it (today)
My husband was really exited with your PC, he loves Greece and i love too but no in summer (hehehehe) is really nice place and i love Santorini, thanks for such a lovely PC!
How is your 17´s yo Cat? <3
Response: TYVM for the heart. I await to see how long the re-send(s) will take to get to you all.
My firends cat is now 18 and dying from an infection in her sunus's. She is only skin on bones now. Her fur is not soft and beautiful because she cannot clean herself. She is still getting up and walking around. One eye is bulging and horrible to look at. I try to visit her everyday. I do not like looking at her but I have know her for 14 of her 18 years. I also hope to be with my friend when her kitty leaves this world. :( I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy what I re-sent to you. You are kind and generous. I appreciate it and send prayers and thanks to you and those you love.
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. How extraordinary it must be to live near the volcano...
Response: The view of it and the view from it is something incredible. I am blessed to live here. Inspite of the work schedule...April until November...10 to 12 hours a day 7 days a week. TYVM for the heart. I appreciate it. It warms me up.
Comment: Love the Santorini PC! Visited there in Oct 2016. Went to the Sagalas winery! Great day !!
Response: WOW! That is so cool. I like some of their wines. I wish we could have met ech other. TYVM for the heart. It lifts me up. The end of last year and the beginning of this year have been very hard on me. be well
Comment: Hej Deb
Thank you for the lovely PC. Whenever I have seen pictures of Greece, the buildings have always been clean and done in vibrant colours. Looks refreshing.
did your son like the snow?
Response: Yes he did. :) The island is slowly returning to the ancient colors. Thank you very much
Comment: Hi Debra, Many thanks for your newsy postcard... I'm not sure that I ever want to get that close to a volcano. but that one looks pretty safe. Sounds as though your kids had a fun day in the snow! I hope I never see snow again!
Cheers & all best for the New Year! eepy
Response: You are welcome my dear. That was enough snow for me. The volcano is still "active". It lets off steam in places on the top. At the bottom where the boats dock, there is some warm rust colored water that it releases. lol Happy New Year! Thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: What a bright and colorfully decorated holiday postcard. I loved how you wrote out the message in rows of color! Thank you for the time you put into it!
We also had a 4legged houseguest for the holidays. We had her for 10 days! Of course Santa left her presents and a stocking full of treats!🎄
Response: I don't have any holiday postcards. I wanted it to look festive so... lol Thank you for your kind words. We still have 2 four legged house guests. They will both leave us around the end of the month.Thank you for the heart. Happy New Year!
Comment: Sorry for the late rate; I must of passed out or something. lol Actually, the postcard went strait onto the wall bypassing computer completely. lol Love, luV, l0Ve your hand made postcard. That blackboard feel has a neat vibe to it. Love the pretty back of the postcard too. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!
Response: LOL! You are welcome. Than you for your kind words and the heart. happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL postcard! I hope all goes well with the cat!
Response: he h eh ha ha ha She is driving me crazy but I have known her for about 10 years. Living with her is hard. She is so demanding and has 3 different meds she is taking and already a trip to the vet. :( ;) lol Thank you for the heart. I appreciate it. You are welcome! Happy New Year!
Comment: Many thanks for your wonderful postcard. Sorry for my late rating but I had a terrible busy working period before Christmas and now it's almost 2017. All the best for the New year. Let's hope it's a better one.
Response: Happy New Year! Thank you very much for the heart! You are welcome! :D
Comment: Oh WOW! So many gorgeous book marks! They are so great! I am going to put a few of them in my christmas books but there are a few that are so artsy and cute that I am going to use them in my Christmas journal. Thank you so much!!!
Response: I am teary eyed reading your comments. I was so worried you would find them childish. lol Thank you with all my heart. You are welcome. Happy New Year with love hope and faith galore!
Comment: Another GREAT Santorini PC. I hope your son's visit to Canada is going well. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas too. (sorry for the late rating). Take care, Annette
Response: He is having a good time. He will be in America with my family as of tomorrow. He has not seen them in 19 years!!! As I write this I am teary eyed. I am so excited. Thank you very much for the heart. You are so welcome. Tahnk you for your kind words!
Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks, I just watched a TV show about Bronze Age Santorini, but it was called something else then. Very interesting. Happy holidays and don't let all those tourists ruin your lovely island.
Response: Thira is the Ancinet Greek name. At some point Spaniards ruled here. They named it Saint Irene and the rest is History. lol It is an incredible island. I never tire of it's beauty. The tourists aren't hurting it too much. The locals need to get organized to make it better. lol Happy New Year. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for this really beautiful postcard image of the Cyclades, Debra. I haven't ever been to Greece, but I hope to visit one day! And your postcards are just whetting my appetite! :-) Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thank you very much for everything. Can't wait to try the tea. :) I hope everything is fine with you and wish you a great week!
Response: You are welcome my dear. It has been a hard week. An 85 year old friend died. He survived heart surgery and had Cancer removed from his bowels last year. My sister-in-laws dad is losing his battle with Cancer and so on. your heart rating made me smile. Thank you very much.
Comment: I received your beautiful card today. I love those blue domes. I've had the pleasure of visiting Greece twice. I love how much history is there in comparison to the states. Thank you from a fellow Texan.
Response: You are welcome! Thankyou VERY much for the heart. I miss home and all my family.
Comment: Hi Debra! Received your beautiful PC from Santorini. I have a fond place in my heart for that Grecian blue. Just lovely! My Mom was 1/2 Greek and always wanted to visit, but sadly was never able to. I also liked the stamp you used. Thanks for the note! Happy Swapping! Valerie
Response: That is a sad thing for your Mom. You are welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Hey Deb, thank you for your very colourful PC! A question for you...do you know how many stickers you added to it? LOL, I've asked who I've sent to, to guess how many I added. Thank you again...cheers! 😊❤️
Response: Boy oh boy. I don't know how many I used. I'm trying to picture it in my head. I remember that one side had a line of small squares and then it was a crazy mix...You are welcome. Thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the postcard from Santorini, Debra! I'm sorry you don't like it, and I'm especially sorry to learn that you don't have beaches like this there! I wonder why they chose that image for this postcard? In any event, thank you for sharing!
Response: he he he It's all good now. I found a swap to use it in. That is a good thing. lol. You are welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: My goodness! Two swaps from you in a row! You really outdid yourself this time! I really, really love everything!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: YYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHH! That makes me feel better on a lousy day. I am very happy you got thema nd like them! ((hugs)) and many thanks for all the hearts, they are so cute and I very much thank you for the heart rating!!!
Comment: Hi Debra!! Yay, love seeing you as my partner too! Thank you for ALL the gorgeous Greece postcards....how dreamy!! I'm always amazed how blue it is, just gorgeous. Thank you very much!!! xxxxx
Response: You are VERY welcome. I send extra thanks for the heart rating. It means a lot to me. This time of the year the water has a silverish color on top of the blue. I like it as much as the Summer blue. lol
Comment: The funny shape of this postcard is cool. I eat muesli for breakfast with Greek yoghurt ♥(＾◡＾)♥
Response: I didn't know what I was missing until I ate Greek yougurt here way back in 1991, lol. Muesli for breakfast is good but with Greek yougurt, perfect. he he he I tried to make it interesting, not just a square piece of cardboard. I am glad you liked it. Thanks very much for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love the coffee Washi tape too! It never actually occurred to me to look for some! I think I will now! Don't work too hard!💕☕️
Response: he he he, it wasn't washi tape as I know it, it was this little plastic container and you roll it accross the paper to apply the images...
I am down to regular 8 hour days now and it feels good!
You are welcome and I send many thanks for the heart rating!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sunset view of Santorini (on my travel wishlist), bold postage, and for sharing your goals with me, Debra :) I also want to declutter my bedroom (I have been using Marie Kondo's method but still have a ways to go), hope to cultivate a garden with my mom in my next home, and always write more letters! Happy autumn <3
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the heart. I enjoyed reading your note here. best wishes in your new home
Comment: Awesome card. I really love the stamp. Hellas is the one place I have wanted to want to go an visit (and maybe never come home) since i was a little girl.
Response: I said I will NEVER get on an airplane and I will NEVER go to no foreign country, lol I married a Greek American who wanted to move back. I had always intended to move back HOME to Texas. Thank you for the heart. I hope you make it here.
Comment: Debra, thank you for the beautiful card. Hope you made it through the wedding!
Response: So grateful, it's the smallest Greek wedding I have ever been to. It was almost personal. I took photo's mostly outside as people mingled. Many of their friends and family liked the casual photo's I took. I was so nervous that I forgot to get a photo with my husband. My family and close friends were disappointed. lol Thank you very much for the heart. It makes me feel good. You are welcome and I am glad you liked it.
Comment: I have been to Greece and I envy you the location but not the weather! Thank you for the lovely card and the ever so striking stamp that came with it! Cheers!!
Response: he he he, today was a weather day for the books, it was so foggy, that I could see about one car link in front of me, you could not tell we were on an island...also it was so humid..YUK! Thank you very much for the heart. You are welcome. I do like that stamp. lol
Comment: Hello Debra, excited for you to see your Son. Great job on the swap, especially meeting the deadline across international waters. Happy Swapping!
Response: HI! Thank you very much for the heart. I appreciate it. I don't get to the post office this time of the year. I drop everything off at a mail box and hope it makes it on time. lol So glad you got yours in time. My son is here again but leaves tonight. lol He is done on September 18th. lol Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Hi Deb! It was so interesting to receive your postcard from Greece and learn that you lived in NW Portland for awhile. Enjoying hearing about how people eat or dont eat their greek salads there! Very Interesting! Loved the Greek Stamp too! How did you end up moving from NW Portland to Greece? Look for my message to you! Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I appreciate it. I sent you a message. Ask me anything you want about how I got here.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card I know how your son feels about day-light saving we had it in the UK when the children were young we don;t get it in Queensland Australia but the southern states do have it
Comment: Thanks, Deb. I just saw a ballet about Don Quixote so the card is fun to receive and the postage stamp is gorgeous. I know most of Europe does DST but I didn't know for sure that it happens in Greece too.
Comment: Hello Debra, Today I received your resent AND your first postcard. I see one of them has the dat January 15 and the resend has the date February 16.
As promised I send you a thank-you-postcard.
Response: I am glad you got both cards. thank you for the heart and the postcard
Comment: You are an awesome swap partner. Both postcards (Charlie and mine) came today and we were both so excited to see them! My fingers are crossed that your shop makes a profit this year and that the weight doesn't come back on. Good luck to your son as well. Best wishes for 2016!
Response: You are welcome. I hope 2016 is better in all things for you and your Charlie. Thank you VERY much for the heart. So far no gains and 2 lbs. less. ((hugs))
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas! It must have been so difficult not seeing your family in 12 years. My heart goes out to you and I made a prayer that you and your family will be all right and that you'll see your family and friends in America again soon.
Response: You're welcome with ((hugs)) for your kind words and the heart. thank you very much
Comment: Thanks for your lovely PC of Santorini.
I visited the island (together with my husband) in 1990. We walked the stairs down. It was 38 degrees. In the Netherlands I don't like temperatures > 25, but over there I didn't have any problems. It's because there's more moist in the air.
Response: I moved to Greece in 1991. Settled on Santorini in 1993. You would not recognize the island now. It has overgrown itself. lol You are welcome, thank you very much for the heart. Merry Christmas
Comment: Oh my, this card is AMAZING! And I love your list of words. Thank you for being part of this swap. AND thanks for the equally awesome second card. That's above and beyond especially at international rates.
Response: You are welcome sweetie, thank you for having me and the heart is appreciated.
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely package.I loved the notecard a lot and the tea is so nice and so many! I didn't know that there is tea with saffron in the world. And now I have tasted it and it is delicious. Thank you very much for a very special swap for me <3
Response: I am happy knowing you liked it. Thank you very much for the heart. Happy Hallloween :)
Comment: As always worth the wait of international post! Eggplant is a favorite of mine. Will try the recipe, may even follow your MIL's direction of 1 cup oil. :) Must find out more about *kefalotiri* cheese. Thanks!!!!
Response: Kefalotiri in English comes out as kefali-head tiri-cheese so head cheese. It is a hard, dry cheese. If you don't cut it carefully it crumbles. You could maybe substitute Parmesan or something similar. Thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: Beautiful card as always, sounds like you had a great time;, I'm so glad and now you sound like you are very busy. I did get the postie, I thought I had wrote thank you somewhere, probably forgot. but I liked it.
Response: lol, tyvm for the heart, I probably forgot not you, my mind is tired and over worked this time of the year... :P have a great day
Comment: Loved your postcard - it must have come on a slow boat, but it was gorgeous. Greece is so beautiful!
Response: So very sorry. Things were in a HUGE mess and the mail was not moving. Now things are calm. In September it will all go nuts again. lol Thanks for being patient! and for the gorgeous heart. I appreciate it.
Comment: Love the old time looking postie! Glad your getting to see your family and having fun! hugs and love!
Response: Thank you, I am an emotional wreck and made a promise not to let more than 2 years pass this time. It was such a priceless gift from my H. S. friend. I am eternally grateful to him! Thank you for the pretty heart.
Comment: Love the postie :) I'm sure the trip was wonderful to get to see family and friends after so long! Taylor and I will have to try and visit when we do travel that way!! Everything you send is so pretty!!
Response: PLEASE, tell why you gave me a three> It is hurting me personally and on swap-bot. I see that my postcard arrived to you within 2 weeks and that is good considering it arrived from Greece. Please change this or let me know WHY I have a 3 from you. Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. Looks like a nice place to live
an visit. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: The downside of living is 10 hour work days, 7 days a week during "the season". The upside is it's beauty, it's low crime rate and drug are minimum. You are welcome and I thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: Thank you Debra for the special recipe postcard you sent to me for the swap! Gorgeous postage stamp! Looks so delicious - Greek Souvlaki. I'm going to my sister's house & they have a big out door grill. The recipe is giving me ideas...yum! Happy Summer!
Response: I hope you tried that recipe. It really is a good recipe. Just ask millions of Greeks and many millions of tourists who visit and eat it almost every day. :P Thank you for the beautiful heart, it is much appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the great card! sounds like a fun bbq you had and the cup sounds neat, along with the other gifts they gave you how sweet! be on the look out for something, I sent you off something yesterday. many hugs my friend:)
Response: You are welcome. It was a rare social event with such wonderful people. The store is VERY busy so I am worn out and all I can manage is some postcards. ;)
Comment: Thank you Debra for your answers, it was a good reminder for me already since it's been a few weeks since I wrote mine! I appreciate your heartfelt answers. Thanks for the postcard too. How are you feeling? Hugs!
Response: Sorry it took so long for me to get it to you. You are welcome. I tried to write from my heart. The heart you gave me is pretty, thank you sweetie.
Comment: Hi again :) Thanks so much for the great recipe. This is perfect for this week's little helpers as well! We will be making this before the weekend! Thank you for the extras as well. I will put them to good use!
Response: You are welcome, I hope you and the little one's enjoy your cooking time together and the results. It was kind of you to give me a heart, thank you.
Comment: thank you for the lovely Athens, I am happy with any postcard sent even if I already have it, a different message on each card like what you've done that week would be nice, so don't worry about sending the same cards :)
Response: thank you for your kind words and the heart, I appreciate them
Comment: Thank you! The postcard is awesome! I love it! My Mom is the one who checked the mail for me & she took a fit over the postcard. I am crazy over the stamp too. Have A Happy Day! :)
Response: he he he, PLEASE send me your Mom's name and address. I will mail her the same one. The stamp will be differnt. They have issued new ones. I like this new one VERY much. Thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: Thank you Debra for the recipe card from Greece! My mother & I love eggplant, we especially love to eat eggplant during the summer. She is interested in this recipe as her mother (my grandmother,) would make eggplant with a baked crust of toast crumbs. Hope you enjoy a Happy Summer!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart. I remember the first my Mom brought home an eggplant for us to eat. I wrinkled my nose and said no way am I eating THAT! I learned to like eggplants since moving to Greece. My favorite way to eat them is to fry them and then sprinkle them with salt&pepper and a few drops of vinegar. mmmmm...
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard! That's what I call living on the edge. My mother and I had a beautiful collection of postcards that filled about 7-8 albums we had made out of 3" binders. My mom passed away and my interest waned but I still had them stored at my fathers house. That house burned and I lost that whole collection. I'm really enjoying getting that started again through swapbot and all the wonderful swappers here.
Response: Fires and floods take away so many memories. I am gld you are interested again. So sad that your Mom is gone now.
Comment: Thank you for the card! I really love the stamp with the bicycle! I think maybe I have heard of "whacky cake" before (does it have vinegar in it?) but do not think I have heard of "outrageous chocolate chip cookies". What makes them different? I love chocolate chip cookies! Right now I make some using very ripe bananas in place of sugar. They are not overly sweet.
Response: The cake does have vinegar in it. You mix the all the ingrdients in the baking pan, stir and bake. The cookie dough is mixed all together at once in one bowl. They come out every time perfect. Also less calories with banana's. ;)
Comment: Thanks for the note and the PC. I have been doing more and more of swap bot again because I missed getting the cards in the mail. I joined a few swap for them in an envie so I will have some new ones to write to you. lol Take care
Response: Thank you sweetie. I hope you and your hubby are well. ((hugs))
Comment: Thanks for the great Santorini multi-view, Debra. I'm laughing at your comment, 'cause I didn't think you ever had cloudy days in Santorino! Oh, and I love the postage. We're having an early spring this year - Sun and 19C today! My kind of weather!
Response: lol This Winter has been the worst one since we moved here. The wild flowers love it and are outshining themselves. :P Thank you for the cheery little heart, it warms me.
Comment: This was one of my favorite swaps! I thought x was hard and almost forgot to send a J! I am excited to try the many recipes. My eye is on the peanut butter fudge and the barbacoa, I am really excited about the Greek herbs! Now to discover what Tzatziki is :) Thank you for all the love you put into this beautiful book!
Response: The first time I tasted Tztaziki I fell in love with it! I hope you will at least like it. Sweetie with tears of joy in my eyes, I thank you for the heart. It looks a bit childish to me but I did put a lot of effort into it. lol I hope you have a wonderful day!
Comment: Thanks so much, Debra! Nice postcards! I'll send yours back today. What a neat triangular stamp too!!!
Response: he he he I paid extra for that stamp but thought it was worth it to add some fun to folks who have a phone that can read that code. I don't have one of those phones. lol Thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: Thank you, Debra, for the lovely postcard that you sent me. I received a re-send today. So, you live in Greece? I'm a little confused. I'll have to check out your profile. Thanks again. pobuffy
Response: Thank you very much for the heart. I started in Texas, landed in Oregon. Then married a Greek American who wanted to return to his country so here I am. LOL! Hve a great day!
Comment: Prayers being sent up for you, your family and friends! And church too :) Maybe there is someone who knows construction and can help add one in for a low cost? Praying God's provision!
Response: God Bless You and thank you for the heart. We don't own our building. We have been trying for years to get permission to build our own church. We are not Greek Orthodox so it seems impossible that we ever will. A member donated some land of hers and it cost us 10,000 Euros to get it in the church's name. If the Lord wants us to build there it will happen. If he wants us to move from the building we are in we will. lol He knows what's best for us. We just have to be patient. :D
Comment: Debra! What a wonderful card, it must have taken you a week to make that!! My post office people were laughing and passing it around for everyone to see.
Great fun... thank you so much!
Response: It did take almost a week. I had great fun making it. It makes me even happier knowing you like it and that the postal workers got a kick out of it. Have a good month or Kalo Mina as we say here. I thank you from my heart for the warm comment and the heart. ((hugs))
Comment: Love the postcard thanks!! Will be visiting October 2016 :)
Response: Oh WOW! That is great news. PLEASE try to contact me. When you are ready I can give you my personal details. It would be so cool to meet a fellow swap-botter! lol I almost met a Facebook friend last year. Thank you very much for the heart. I appreciate it.
Comment: Aw, what a cute donkey. And omg I am so very sorry to hear about your dog. :-( I'm an avid dog lover and that just breaks my heart. Glad Alekos is there to help cheer everyone up! That is quite a story of how he came into your life!
Response: Thank you for your lovely message here and the heart. I sure do appreciate them both. ((hugs))
Comment: Thanks a lot for the bookmarks,you really spoiled me!
Response: You are welcome! They got there quick. I was thinking they would get there late. We had a four day weekend. This allows people to get to and from their home villages to vote. You also spoiled me with the pretty heart. thank you very much
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful warm sunny postcard. Our temp is -16°C/3°F and falling tonight to -25°C/-10°F. Great postage stamp too.
Response: Good grief. It got down to -1 for a few days and I thought we would freeze. The next days were at 1 and 2 C. then it jumped to 16C and I was happy again. :P Today we had 19C! YEAH! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards and your note!!! : ) I will send back your recipe card in tomorrow's mail!!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Response: You are welcome. I am glad they reached you. The lady at the post office is a sweetheart. She sometimes holds up the envelopes and says, how's that? ha ha ha I will let her know that one person enjoyed her "stamping". lol Merriest of Merry Christmas's to you and those you love, Deb
Comment: Thank you for the lovely resends! I don't know how you managed to send twice to the same wrong person but I'm glad you finally got them to me ;)
Response: So sad to say that I sent this already twice to the wrong person. I have no idea how I did that. I have re-sent it now. I apologize to you for this horrible long mess up. :( I hope the gal I sent them to contacted you. Again my apologies for this bizarre mix up.
Comment: Hey Debra!
I know two of the lies from reading your profile(cheated a bit, lol) you have 5 kids and you don't like postcards. I'll guess on the other two. You are married to a greek and you have 5 siblings.
Response: Close...the false statements are...1,2,3,9 So you got it right on 3 out of 4. Good job. I am married to a Greek. ha ha ha
Comment: I can't thank you enough for all the bookmarks and extras! It was such a nice surprise! My favorite is the one with the shooting star. 😄
Response: You are welcome. I had a great time creating them. I am glad that you have a favorite. That makes all fun I had even a better memory. Thank you for the heart. I am hoping your holiday season is filled with love, health and fun.
Comment: Great PC all the way from Greece :-) We've had an exceptionally great fall this year...beautiful colors and the temps go from 50 back up to 70 here and there. The midwest can change on a dime to be full on winter, so we are enjoying it while it lasts. Take care, Annette
Response: I miss the Fall season. I am happier knowing you are enjoying it while it lasts. My husband took me to a beach restaurant this afternoon. We had Saganaki (fried cheese), a beer and a yummy green salad. We sat right by the sea and enjoyed our meal and the sound of the surf. It was a gray day but lovely in it's own way. :) I thank you VERY much for the heart!
Comment: Got the original "goof" postcard today Had to laugh!! Thought i was th only one to do that sort of stuff!! Hard to believe that the envy got here first, before the postcard. Thanks Ann Great cards Debra great additions to my collections
Response: "All's well that ends well! ha ha ha. I am so glad it worked out in the end, thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: What a lovely package you sent. Thank you very much. The cards are beautiful as are all the stamps on the envelope. I will definitely be trying all the recipes. They look great. I love the fact that you helped a charity that helps strays for the recipe cards. My Sassy cat was a stray that I rescued from a parking garage as a tiny kitten about 4 weeks old, 9 years ago. Many, many hearts to you!!
Response: You are welcome, thank you for the awesome heart. You made my day better! :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic recipes, I look forward to trying them. I appreciate knowing the origin of them as well. I LOVE red bell pepper hummus so I look forward to the bell pepper recipe you sent. I have an issue with "eyeballing" recipes as well. LOL I have had to start measuring to write them down for others. And the Star stickers... swoon. :)
Response: I am so glad you liked everything and that you will try them. I chose only tried and true family favorites. I hope they work for you and your family. It tickles me that you like the stickers. Did I remember to include the paper stars? ((hugs))
Comment: Your resend finally arrived! Thank you very much for being persistent and getting my postcard with code to me. I enjoyed reading your nice long message. And the bicycle postage stamp is wonderful. I'm sorry you had so much trouble with this swap and I hope you're feeling better and things are smoothing out for you.
Response: I have good and bad days. I am working way too many hours (standard here) and too many emotional things happening. I will be OK. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and patience on this swap and to give me a heart, WOW! THANK YOU, ((hugs))
Comment: Love the Blue Bookmarks you sent especially the one of the Couch !!!!! and the Porch and Fish and the Flowered one.. Love the papers you used and You did a Great Job. Thank you too for the Extra ones of Greece. Hugs ! !!
Response: Oh Oh Oh, you liked them, that makes me VERY happy. It took me awhile but I finally finished them. I thought the couch one was fun. ;) Have a fantastic day, thank you for the hearts and big teddy bear ((hugs)) for you!
Comment: Debra ~ As always, beautiful PCs of Santorini. . . I do so love how it looks and wish I had visited there in my younger days. It is one of the few places I've seen in pictures that fascinates me. I especially liked the mule/donkey one -- such a beautiful steadfast animal and are such a necessity in many areas of the world. Thanks again for the beautiful PCs ~~
Response: You are welcome my dear. Thank you very much for the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you for the jazzed up postcard. I really love the melon stamp, man it made me hungry!!
Response: he he he, It makes me hungry too. They are the first "sticker" postage stamps that we have had here on the island. They are all gone now. I was so tickled to get to share some. Have a great day and thank you so much for the heart!
Comment: Hello Debra, Thank you for the pc. I love Greece, I was there 3 times already. At this moment my daughter and her boyfriend are in Greece for a Greek wedding. A friend of her is going to marry a Greek girl. I understand it takes more than one day.
Response: Oh, I hope they enjoy the wedding, some do last for two days and they are as loud and fun as any wedding can be! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I love each of the bookmarks so much! Thank you Debra. I will think of you digging things your hubby pitched and smile each time I use them. hehehe.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for making me grin from ear to ear. It was quiet silly of me to take them out. (he he he) I appreciate the heart. I am not the artsy type but I like to try sometimes.
Comment: Thank you for the GREAT tea. I am going to try the Anise tonight. The postcards are SO BEAUTIFUL! Do you have an extra bed for me to stay? I am booking my flight NOW! :) The water is SO WONDERFULLY Colored.
Response: Thank you very much for the heart. I am blessed to be able to live here. The water changes colors but it is always beautiful. Also a big thank you again for being the only one to join me in my silly little swap. :D
Comment: Thanks for the recipe card x 2--both souvlaki and key lime pie arrived today!
Response: That is weird...I don't want to spoil the surprise but with the key lime I sent another one from France and it has gone missing but the Greek one showed up...WEIRD!!! Thank you for your patience and the heart.
Comment: I always enjoy getting PCs from you -- I love, love, love seeing Santorini - it just fascinates me its ruggedness and its beauty - breathtaking. Thank you so much ~~
Response: You are welcome. The last few days have been like Summer and the sea has been smooth like glass. The sunsets are awesome these days too. The green and wildflowers bring me such joy. The heart is much appreciated, thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome packet of goodies Deb! Gorgeous postcards, recipes and tea! I love the stamps on the envie as well.. Thank you for joining my swap and for being an awesome swap partner! :)
Response: Grinning from ear to ear. Thank you for you kind words and that gorgeous heart rating. Have a fantastic day! You are welcome. ;)
Comment: Thanks for a great swap-I enjoyed reading your letter. And I like the look of the recipe for stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers-I think I shall try it very soon! I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2014!
Response: You are welcome. I hope you do try it. thank you for the heart
Comment: Hi, Deb, it was so nice to hear from you again, and the newspaper is awesome! I showed it to the lady at the post office. She stared at it for the longest time, and finally said, "I can't read it!" I love that it is printed in Greek! I enjoyed you letter, and your Christmas dinner made my mouth water. Especially the homemade bread :)
Thanks you so much!
Response: You are welcome. thank you for the heart
Comment: Hi Deb,
Thank you for your letter. I'm sorry your Christmas was such a disappointment! Hopefully you had a good start into 2014! Fingers crossed this year's holidays will be much better. Hugs from Germany. Anke
Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and the heart.
Comment: Love the postcard from Santorini that you sent as well as your Thanksgiving wish... I agree that the holidays are always more festive when they can be celebrated altogether. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!
Response: Thank you VERY much for the heart. I hope your dinner was yummy.
Comment: Thanks the Santorni card arrived. I can easily understand how wonderful it would be to have that whole big family there for Thanksgiving. I hope you'll have a good day even though it won't be like your dream.
Response: It would be the VERY best Thanksgiving meal ever. You are welcome. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Oooo, thank you very much for the gorgeous black cat card, LOVE it!!! All the items around the kitty are beautiful and unique as well! Beautiful stamp is such a nice touch too. Efharisto poli!!!
Response: Parakalo! :D I like that card too. Thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: It kinda mosied up here! Still love it though! Thoughtful! Thanks for joining the swap!
Response: I gave it to the postman in the office instead of the box outside. It was important to me that it had the right day stamp on it. :( Sorry it took so long. almost a month. Bummer! I am glad you liked it once it finally got there. Thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the lovely pc and for sharing about your trip! Bummer about the mix up, but sounds like you still had a wonderful time! What a lovely place to work on swaps! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are welcome. It was a bummer about the mix up but the good outweighed the bad in the end. :D Thank you kindly for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of cards! I love the recipe and the one that looks like a nipple :) I think I've either seen this one online or maybe you have sent it to me before (it's getting hard to keep track with a 8,000+ pc collection now), but it's awesome!
Response: 8,000 WOW! I haven't ever counted mine but I can't believe I have that many. I have probably sent it before, oh well. You are welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcars. I loved all 6 of them. The George Merris signed postcard was beautiful. Loved the 3-D postcard. These will make a nice addition to my collection. I am doing fine. I am now able to drive. I didn't know how much I missed it until I couldn't drive. Happ;y swapping,Linda
Response: Hi sweetie, I thought I responded to this already, weird...Welcome back to driving. I hope it continues to be a pleasure that you can enjoy. You are welcome, thank you for the heart. I appreciate it.
Comment: Thank you soooo much! Did I ever tell you that Greece is my favorite country? I LOVE these cards! Can you tell me the name of this church in Santorini? Hugs! Oh and I can't wait to try this tea!!! :) Yes, Deb it is the white one with the blue top, I have seen it many times but do not know what the name of it is. It's very beautiful.
Response: Hi sweetie, we have over 400 church's on the island. Is it the one in Oia that is the most photographed one? You are welcome. Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: Thank you SO much for taking the time to resend!! I love all the cards you sent (thanks for sending extra :)) and especially the notes on each one that make the locations more personal. I really appreciate your effort in this swap! Hugs from Texas! Joy
Response: You are welcome, thank you for your patience and kindness. It really bugs me when people don't get things. You handled the waiting patiently and kindly. I appreciate that VERY much. I figured if I was gonna re-send I would also make an extra extra effort the second time around. Again, I am sorry the first batch never reached you. Have a great day! ((hugs)) from Greece
Comment: Thank you so much Debra for all the cards and the bookmarks! You really did not have to send so much extra!! It looks beautiful where you live!! Best wishes to you 😊
Response: You are welcome. I always make an effort but when someone doesn't get it the first time around it saddens me. So I decided to make an even bigger effort the second time around. :) You deserved it for the kindness and patience you showed in waiting to get your swap full filled. Have a great day.
Comment: WOW! Santorini is stunningly Beautiful! I just love the color of the water and the great architecture! The PCs are wonderful thanks so much! Small world you lived here and met your hubby. Very cool! Thanks so much! Have a great day!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart." It is a small world after all"! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard with the fresco and for telling me about it! I hope that your power has come back by now.... And I remember Δεκαπενταύγουστο! Athens was always deserted then because everybody who could possibly make it was back in "their" village.
Comment: Thanks, Debra. I'm always amazed at PCs of Greek cities/towns on the waterfront... The blues are so BLUE, and the whites so WHITE... Amazing. Thanks especially for the fresco card, lov that one!
Response: YOu are welcome. I am VERY happy that you liked the fresco one. I thank you kindly for the heart. :D
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I've had this recipe many times and I put Old Bay on EVERYTHING! And thank you so much for the extra envies of goodies, truly an AMAZING swap partner! Happy Swapping!
Response: :D You are welcome! It gave me pleasure to be able to share with you.
Comment: Wow! You totally went way beyond what this swap called for. I have had such a happy mail day because of you! First, I opened the envie with the recipe cards, note card & postcards. What can I say? They were awesome! I really love the postcards. When I opened the second envie, I was so thrilled. I love bookmarks & these are so cool! You live in such a beautiful place. It's so different from the mountains I live in. Thank you so much! You have made me very very happy!
Response: You are welcome, I am grinning from ear to ear. You have made me very happy by being happy at what I sent. THANK YOU! ((hugs))
Comment: Thank you so much for my PC! My sister in law was in Greece last year and brought me some beautiful jewlery... she discribed Santorini so beautifully... but now with this post card i can understand how she fell in love with the city.... its beautiful!
Response: That is so cool. I hope you come next time. :D
Comment: WoW WoW WoW.....what beautiful cards from GREECE.... my adopted daughter is going there from the Netherlands and we were invited to go but due to health concerns for my hubby we are not going so getting these cards made my day!!! THANK you So MUCH!!!! So....where is near Austin??? and who is your best friend that lives here??? Small world. thank you so much for this great envie!!!
Do you live in Greece now? It's definitely on my bucket list!
Response: She was Kathy Bales when we were growing up. Have you heard of Marble Falls? I live on the island of Santorini and I love it. Is your daughter coming to the island?
Comment: I loved the story you shared. I was supposed to be named after my great grandmother who was called Lillian. She hated her name but was from Georgia and she liked that name which is why my name is Georgia!
Response: What a weird and wonderful coincidence! :D
Comment: Okay so now I have your bookmarks and they rock! I got yours confused with ones from someone else, oops! However, yours rock a ton! Plus you sent like a bazillion. I think they all worked out really well and I love the one made from postcards, cool idea!! Thank you!
Response: I used whatever I had around my tiny craft table. I don't know what Dr. images I used. Maybe from a page in a magazine??? I am glad you liked them. :D thank you for the heart.
Comment: I am so in love with Santorini - I just love getting PCs from you!!! It's funny because I never thought of the city sitting on top of rocks - always just thought of an island! Everything looks so beautiful but I understand it is very dry there. . .very interesting. Thanks so much for the beautiful PCs ~~
Response: You are VERY welcome sweetie. It is an amazingly beautiful place. I don't live on the caldera (cliffs) but I would like to. Thank you VERY much for the heart. :)
Comment: Loved the postcard.What a beautiful place to go and see. Would love to be there right now. I am so sorry about your family being sick. The soup sounded good so hope that it did the trick. I hope that we could be pen pals. WSould love to learn about where you live and your family. Let me know and thank you very much for the pretty card.
Response: You are welcome my dear. Thank you very much for your heart. It makes me feel good. :D I would like to be your penpal.
Comment: Thank you for the nice card from Santorini. I think that it is true that you have been married 21 years. Maybe the lie is that you loved your Mother in Law? I don't really know, just guessing.
Response: The lie was about the kids. I loved my M-I-L and I have been married for 21 years. :) Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the cards---you live in a beautiful city. We are very hot here as well, about 100degrees F, which I think is about 39 C? Anyhow, it's hot. Luckily I just stay in the air conditioning.
Response: You are welcome. It isn't so bad when there is a cool breeze. Today the wind is high and hot! YUK! lol Thank you VERY much for the heart! :D
Comment: Wow, another great selection (with several extras!) from the beautiful place you call home. If I lived there I would not go anywhere without a camera! thanks very much, Debra!
Response: I have wanted to get a digital camera for years. I have gone through three of them, two of them were gifts. One quit on me. The second one was stolen. The third one we had to stop using. We would take about ten photo's and then have to replace the batteries. My daughter just bought one. I hope she will share it with me. lol Thank you very much for the heart. :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards!! I would love to visit Greece one day - what a beautiful place! I love the one of a bit of Fira and the one with the sail boat passing the village.
Have a great day!
Response: You are VERY welcome, thank you very much for the heart.
Comment: OMG! I laughed so hard, the tears were nearly running down my leg!!! That's just the kinda thing that would happen to me :D Thank you for BOTH envies, the card, the postcards and especially the tea :D
My sister celebrated her 1st wedding anniversary last week (they got married in Santorini) so, if you don't mind, I'd like to pass the cards on to her. Thanks again, for the goodies AND the giggle! I must admit, I DID stand up & shake myself down, thinking they'd fallen out and on to my lap ;)
Response: he he he, It would be wonderful if you gave the cards to your sister. Congratulations to the newly weds! he he he, you cracked me up, thank you! the heart is much appreciated... :D
Comment: OMG!!! These cards are absolutely amazing! I just can't stop looking at them!!! This is definitely a must see place now on my bucket list!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful island with me through these stunning cards!
Response: You are welcome! :D Thank you VERY much for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for not one, but two great postcards! I hope you are having a nice mild summer there, we are in the middle of a heat wave here where I am in the USA. I know what you mean about the fast food! I've completely cut it out of my diet! Happy Swapping!
Response: This is the hottest June in 21 years. To make up for this we had the worst Winter in 21 years. lol Usually July and August are the hottest. anyway...I prefer the heat, happy endings to your swaps...the heart is very pretty, thank you! ;P
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcards! I love that they are from Santorini, I have read so many articles about the possibility of it being " The Lost City of Atlantis" !! It's such a wonderful place!
Response: You are welcome, my dear. It is an incredible place. It absorbs or rejects people in some mysterious way. The ruins at the village of Akrotiri and also known as Akrotiri are a BIG MYSTERY. It is an incredible place and adds to the legend that this is "The Lost City of Atlantis". I appreciate the heart, thank you! :D
Comment: Hi Debra,
nice to have you as a partner again - thank you for the great cards I got earlier today. Do not worry about duplicates, my Greece folder is not fully up to date, but you also sent me more than the 3 cards. Really appreciate that! Here we only have 16 C - hope for the summer!
Response: You are welcome, thank you VERY much for the great heart! :D
Comment: So good to hear from you and get another beautiful card from your home.Got my Air going non-stop! hope it gets warmer for you. Do you enjoy the tourists? My youngest daughter and I love your writing, she said if she could write that pretty she would be writing to everyone all the time. lol
Response: Hello sweetie! Thank you very much for the heart and the lovely compliment. Hug your little for me and give her my thanks.
Comment: Wow, Debra, what great cards--thanks very much for them and the extras! I really like the Santorini map cards too-my first from Greece. And the mule one is just darling! I hope he doesn't have to make trips from down at the water level there-he looks a bit too old for that, the poor guy!
Response: You are VERY welcome. :D
Thank you VERY much for the heart. I appreciate it. That old donkey is retired now. Have a great day.
Comment: I received your oh cool pc today. Thank you so much. I lived in Greece some 20yrs ago and visited some of the places but the one on the pc was one where I missed the boat so to speak. It had gone by the time I arrived at the peir. The islands are beautiful so thank you once again. On a quiet note I think I would rather take the cable to the top lol
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you very much for the heart! :D The cable car ride is over too quickly otherwise, definitely the best option. lol I hope you get here somdeday.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful set of postcards from Santorini (plus the extras and the great stamps). How is everything there? We are hearing so much about the Greek economy and the austerity measures.
Response: You are welcome. I like sharing my bounty. Thank you very much for the heart! :D We are doing better now. Things have calmed down. Everyone is trying and that is what we should be doing. Having tourists is giving us even more hope. Thank you for your concern. ((hugs))
Comment: Hi Deb! What are you doing in GREECE!?! I loved the postcards...what a beautiful place. Do you live right there? Again...why are you there? haha....Thanks so much--they were lovely and I wish I could visit!
Response: I don't live on the caldera (cliffs). When the kids grow up and leave the house I would like to. I married a Greek-American and came here with him. Thank you very much for the heart. :D
Comment: This is a super cute donkey, I like it. Remember to put your name or login name on the cards, I found out it was you by default. LOL
Response: OH boy, I am VERY sorry. I usuallly write, Debra (TexyDeb) on my cards. My apology for failing to do so. That must have been frustrating for you. I am glad you liked the silly donkey. Thank you for rating.
Comment: thanks for this cute mule! I am familiar with eating octopus. I'm Italian, my mom used to make it and usually put it in the sauce. everything could go in the sauce. i don't know if I would eat it like that now, but the fried version of "calimari" is pretty good.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you very much for the heart! :D
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful map cards of Santorini. I love them! I was so excited to receive them. This was my first mail ever from Greece. Do you take on any new pen pals? Please let me know, if you're interested.
Response: You are welcome, thank you very much for the heart! If you write me, I will write you! ((hugs))
Comment: I can't believe I got you for a partner! It is fate! I LOVE Greece! The culture, the food and the beauty. Santorini has got to be the most beautiful place on Earth! I love each & every one of these cards! (and greekmeatballs, lemon potates and orzo) :) Many hearts and big hugs!
Response: You cheered me right up! thank you very much for the heart and the message...((hugs))
Comment: What a generous package Debra, thank you for these great cards. Santorini is always sooo bright and beautiful. Must be great to live there!
Response: I try to give a little extra when I can. I am glad you liked what I sent. Thank you very much for the heart. Santorini was dull and gray this past Winter. That was the first time in 21 years. So Santorini is almost always so bright and beautiful. ;)
Comment: Just love getting you as my partner, lovely multi picture postcard, its going on the wall with the rest. It has finally warmed up here and I usually have my air conditioner on. I can't stand the cold, so I feel for you!
Response: thank you very much for the heart, I love seeing your name in my swaps, your GREAT! The lst few days have been beautiful here! The wild flowers are in bloom too! YEAH!
Comment: Hi Deb! Thank you for beautiful cards (and coins too!)! I just realized, as often as we were partners in the past, I sent to you a lot more times in the past than you to me! So, this was a nice change ;)
Response: You are welcome! Change can be good! :D thank you very much for the heart!
Comment: I read your postcard and all I could say was "Have mercy!" Yes, I've been there before. Thanks for reminding me of such an important scripture and the beautiful postcard! Let's continue to lift each other up in prayer--in spirit and in truth!
Response: "Let's continue to lift each other up in prayer--in spirit and in truth!" AMEN!
I thank you very much for the heart! :D I am glad you liked what I wrote and the card.
Comment: Dear Debra, I never imagine that I'll get teas from Greece! Thank you for sending me with a pretty envi, and so many beautifully wrapped teabags. They smell so nice and they look so nice--- I love the tips you wrote on the envi very much! Thank you for all the lovely mood you sent me <3 <3 <3
Response: I am very happy that you liked what I sent. I hope you enjoy the teas. thank you very much for the heart, I appreciate it! <3
Comment: Thanks for such a beautiful postcard: that town looks like it would be cool to visit! (and apologies for the late rating—I'm on vacation =smile=)
Response: I hope your vacation was relaxing. Thank you very much for the heart! I am so happy that you liked your card. It is a beautiful place to live and visit! I don't mind the late rating. I just started to worry! :D
Comment: I loved it! Beautiful envelope and beautifully wrapped tea. I'm taking them to work so I can have lovely surprises on tea breaks :D
Response: You have made me so happy! thank you very very very much...times are lean and I didn't have a big choice of teas or wrapping supplies...and so on... It tickles me that you enjoyed the way I did your teas, and a big heart of thanks to you for my pretty heart... :D
Comment: HAHA Thank you so much for the postcard! Where would you get something like that?! Loved it though, seems kinda late 80's early 90's! Thanks for joining and happy swapping!
Response: Yes, I agree with you. We used to sell these cards at our store. Who know's how long it's been around. I would more say 80's than 90's, lol I love postcards. It was my pleasure to join. Thank you for being such a sweetie. I love the heart, thank you!
Comment: What a wonderful Thanksgiving you must have had. It sounds like it was extra special. Hope you holidays are all so exceptional.
Response: It was an extra special meal. I am so glad you got that heart felt feeling that I had from what you read. thank you very much for the heart, best wishes for happy endings to all your swaps, Deb
Comment: Hi there!:) Thanks for the Stuffed Grape Leaves recipe...So excited to receive it all the way from Greece. My friend has made these before and they came out great! Her daughter went to Greece last Summer and had a blast eating all the local foods.
I guess now it's my turn to make these...can;t wait! Wish me luck!LOL:) Thanks again! Ciao!:)
Response: You are welcome, I hope you will enjoy them!
Comment: Oh, how I love the PCs from Santorini!!! It looks so beautiful although I've read that it's a very dry, desert-like climate there, which I'd actually like, but I always marvel that a place surrounded by water can be dry!! Thank you so much for the beautiful PCs and for the extras that you sent ~
Response: he he he as in no local fresh water...We collect rain water or buy it from delivery trucks. lol It is a very beautiful place
Comment: That Greek Strawberry Shortcake postcard is fabulous! I had a collection of Strawberry Shortcake dolls AND a bigger one that was a soft baby doll shape. Every time you squeezed her she puffed out the smell of strawberries. Great memories!
Response: Oh, I am so glad the card went to someone who liked it as much as I did! : )
Comment: What an amazing view of Santorini! It looks so romantic. I'm so happy this postcard finally arrived as it's been traveling for 2 months since you posted it on January 14th. (updated 29 March 2011) Received the re-send (sent 17 Feb), even though it wasn't necessary. That view of Fira Scaros is so amazing!
Response: : ) Weird that it traveled so long but wonderful that it finally got to you and not lost! : )
Comment: What a great PC. . .I cannot imagine going any place with a donkey behind me!!! You way it's changed in the last 10 years, but even 10 years ago it would be unheard of in the US! Thanks for the lovely PC ~~
Comment: Debra -
Thank you so much for the teas - can't wait to try the herbal green tea w/ red saffron & honey - sounds delicious!!! The bookmark will come in handy - I say you can never have enough of them.
Comment: Thanks for your answers Debra! I know what you mean, I aspire apply what I read as well, but I don't think I've quite "arrived" yet! We'll never be perfect but God knows we're trying :) Take Care!
Response: A Brother at Church said that when we read the Old Testament that we should remember that Jesus and the Holy Spirit have always been and always will be. I am going to look at like that on the next Samuel swap. thank you
Comment: Enjoyed your answers. Love learning the Bible.
Response: The Brother who gives us lessons on Sundays suggested that we read the Bible all the way through and then re-read it until we leave this earth to wait for Jesus's return. I have started reading. I am enjoying these learning sessions too. thank you
Comment: thanks for the sweet comment, i hope my excitement gets you back into scrapbooking i absolutely love it. What island are you from????? Maybe i could send you some goodies here from the states and you can get back into scraping!!!!!!!!! Thanks again very much for the comment, i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: You put a huge smile on my face. I appreciate your offer. I have some stuff from the old days. If I work this year I will set us up a private swap. thank you very much for the high rating and the generous offer, Deb
Comment: Thanks for the comment. I have to drive a 30 mile round trip to do any type of shopping. It requires getting organized so one trip a week can be made. One of these days I'll be able to only go once a month. I dream of that day. I am not a shopper. lol
Response: he he he I don't like shopping either. Once a week would be fine by me. ;) Thank you for the note and the rating!
Comment: Hello neighbour! Thanks for the comment! =) Looks like we really have a lot in common.Hope you can visit Turkey soon.I plan to visit the Greek islands that are close to us this summer.Especially Santorini seems to be a very beautiful place! I'm saving money for that ;) Anyway,happy swapping!
Response: I do hope to see you here on the island. Thank you for the rating. :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful PC!! It's so beautiful there....looks like a painting with so many vivid colors!! Hope you get your PC from me very soon! Thanks again. Let me know if you'd ever like to swap again!!
Response: I love getting postcards. Anytime you want just let me know. You are welcome, take care, Deb
Comment: You technically deserve to sets of 5's and hearts because I've received 2 cards from you today :) I think the first one you sent was waiting for it's mate! Thankyou, I love them both and Oia looks like such a beautiful place, maybe I just added a new village to my list of must-see places xxx
Response: and you deserve hearts for your kind words, Oia is a great place to add to your list, thank you so very much, have a great day
Comment: Love your card soooooo soooooo much you have no idea. I too married a greek but he was from Greece itself. He has since passed away but I did get to live in Greece for a few months 18 years ago. I love the islands of Greece and all the ancient history there too.
Response: I am sorry you lost your husband. My husband immigrated to America when he was 27 and left with me 17 years later. I am very happy that you liked your card, be well
Comment: Thank you for the great card, I did not have it yet :) I am happy to hear you all are safe, hope things are going well for you during the reconstruction (or relocation if it was very bad?). See you around!
Response: You are welcome! All we have done so far is re-paint. We are using a temporary stove. thank you for the pretty heart
Comment: Thanks for resending. The post card very nice and interesting. In future please let me know in a PM if you have had difficulties because the time delay between when you send and when I receive can be up to two weeks.
Response: I am sorry. I didn't realize 1 day would make much difference. I apologize. Thank you for the reminder of sending a PM.
Comment: Hi Debra! I was at my parents' this weekend and got 7 of your postcards on Saturday!!! What a timing, to arrive right when I was there! It's a shame they travelled for over a month, but the best thing is that they're safe in my hands now. The postcards are GREAT! And so many! There should be three more waiting up in St Petersburg, I will let you know once I get hold of them. Thank you for the great swap!!
Response: I am so glad that you got most of them. I am glad you like them!
Comment: I am soooooo sorry that it's taken me so long to rate you on this swap - the truth is that I loved the postcard so much that immediately I started using it as a bookmark in one of my cookbooks - and since it was tucked away in the book, it totally slipped my mind that I needed to log back on to rate you. Well, last night I used that cookbook and found it, doh! Again, I'm so sorry the rating has taken so long. But the postcard is fantastic, thank you so much!!!
Response: ROTFLOL! That story was well worth the wait of a rating! thank you for making me Roll On The Floor and Laugh Out Loud! thank you very very much for the heart...best wishes and ((hugs)) Deb
Comment: thanks for your uprcycled bookmarks! i love that you used other things besides product pxes to make your bookmarks. i'm going to be keeping the "croque" one and releasing the others. thanks again!
Response: he he he I interperted the UPCYCLED part into any and every bit of paper and scraps that I could use! he he he... I am glad you like the way I interpreted the instuctions and that you will use one and release some into the world...best wishes and thank you for the pretty little heart...
Comment: oh my goodness...LOVED pulling your PC out of the mailbox. what an awesome view! it's not often that i see such big, actually nice looking postcards! the stamps were really neat too. haha thanks so so much, one of the best i've ever recieved. <3 <3
Response: You made my Day! I am so glad you liked your card. I think it is an awesome card with an awesome view and that is why I chose it for you! LOL! You are welcome and thank you so very much for the heart and the uplifting words! ((hugs))
Comment: Deb, I love the postcard with all the different and beautiful shots! I've always wanted to visit the Greek Isles and I think Santorini needs to be first~Do you see dolphins frequently? Many thanks!
Response: No, I have never seen dolphins here but the island is worth a visit. I will be here to greet you. I am glad you liked your card. Thank you for rating with a heart. Happy Halloween! ;}
Comment: Debra I am so sorry - this rating is sooo late. I was checking my swapbot "stuff" and saw that you didn't have a rating for this swap - I know I typed one in - but I guess I didn't hit the save button. So - thanks for the beautiful postcard!
Response: It's ok, I am still working out my tracking system so I hadn't noticed. lol I got some tips from a penpal so maybe next time I will remind you, lol! Have a great day and thank you for rating with a heart! ;)
Comment: There are so many things I like about the PC that you sent! I like that it is a panoramic view and that it is of your city! It's amazing! I cannot even imagine living in such an old city and so close to the sea! Thanks so much for sending!
Response: I do love where I live and today as I got to watch the sunrise I thanked God for the umptent time for it. I am so glad you liked the card. thank you for the heart
Comment: DK: Thanks for the colorful from sun drenched Santorini. I spent 2 or 3 days there many years ago. I was fit enough to climb to the top of the ancient citadel at Thira (is that the right location?) -- not sure I could make it now. I also remember a very beautiful Greek Orthodox church in he main town. I appreciate your effort in finding such a great postcard for me. Greg49071
Response: You are welcome! We have over 400 churches on the island now. The very beautiful church is still there in Fira (Thira is the ancient name for Santorini) and still the biggest on the island. thank you for the heart
Comment: awesome card you sent! i loved it! i think the pudding itself arrived the same day, but fell to the back of the mailbox because i got it the next day. thanks for that extra. i can't wait to try it and thanks too for joining my bookmark swap!
Response: You are welcome, it has been all my pleasure and made me smile allot! best wishes and thank you for the heart
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful Santorini postcards! I have a good size collection of cards from you now. :) I just uploaded them all to my flickr album. Looking forward to swapping with you again. :)
Response: You are welcome, lol, I will have to check your flckr album so that I don't re-send the same one, lol, thank you for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. I like the scenic view & ocean. Also love the postage stamp on it, because I collect used postage cards if you ever have any I can swap all sorts of stuff for them. Have fun harvesting your olive trees ! ! !
Response: They are picked and soaking in water for the next 20 days. I am glad you liked the card. thank you for rating me
Comment: Oh my goodness! Thank you so, so, much for the package of pudding. This is so awesome Debra. I can't thank you enough. I love getting things from other countries, especially Greece. Debra you really made my day. Thanks again.
Response: You are welcome! I so wanted to surprise you. I am glad to know that I helped to make your day better, best wishes and thank you for the heart.