Swap-bot Time: October 26, 2020 12:06 pm


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: October 26, 2020
Birthday: May 8, 1956
Country: United States
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About Me

PLEASE NOTE: If I mark a swap as being sent and that day has no mail delivery, it's because I put it in a USPS box by our mail room (which is just down the hall from me).

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Seeking Business Cards

I am just starting a new hobby of collecting Business Cards but after a very short time I realized that I need to be selective in the ones I collect.

There are a few specific categories that I really want to collect now and those are:

  • Any and all law enforcement business cards (U.S., Canadian and Israeli)

  • I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE any business cards from U.S. police officers or any U.S. military who have a K-9 partner and have business cards with their K-9's name on the card as well as their own.

  • Any and all U.S. military business cards (U.S., Canadian and Israeli)

  • Any sports related business cards (Pro or College Football or Basketball and Pro Baseball)

Aside from these, I'd also love any dance related business cards (such as from ballet studios and such.) And though opera is not my favorite music, I still would love to have an opera business card (silly, I know but ... well, what can I say? Ha! Ha!)

Thanks so much for taking the time to look!

Favorite Crafts

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

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

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

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

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

I love paper crafts and pretty washi tape.

My Likes & Dislikes

  • Postcards [or pictures] of carousels

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

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

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!

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

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

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

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


  • Anything with skulls

  • Anything dark or evil

  • No adult themes

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

Hate to do it, but ...


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

@Fabriqueen - "Email swap #1 - coronavirus" Swap ended April 6, 2020. Unfortunately I didn't discover the non-rating until July 19th (2020) in which I sent Diane a message to please rate me. It is now 9/26/20 and though she's been online since - she still has not rated me. If this weren't a continuing problem with her, I probably would have waited a bit longer before posting it on here, but ... enough is enough.

WHEN or IF she finally does rate me, I will update and post the date this swap was rated.


Rapsy rated for Email: 15 Minute Challenge #2 on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: As usual you rocked this challenge Debi! One of the things you said brought back memories for me- of my Nana cutting and cutting and cutting in order to make quilts. Sometimes I would be drafted in to help and I remember thinking "How many more of these pieces can it possibly need?" lol. Take Care :)
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart. You know what - we must think a like because I thought the same thing when cutting the coasters out. lol The cutting is my least favorite part of it. I bet those are good memories for you though, huh?! (Well - I mean about your Nana, not necessarily the cutting part. πŸ˜‚) Have a good weekend, my friend.
KSENiA rated for ESG: October Survey on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your email.
Response: Hi Ksenia - I'm glad that you liked it though it was a bit long, wasn't it? lol Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. Have a nice week!
Fabriqueen rated for Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2 on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Response: Hi Diane, Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. Have a good rest of your week. πŸ˜€
riftvegan rated for PC Weekly Goals - USA only on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for hosting this, and I'm very glad to see the series will continue! :) Your goals are surprisingly similar to my goals this week, altho I refuse to deep clean the microwave! Laughs, a good project for the partner. Anyway, I wish you luck completing your tasks... especially the photo one. (yep, I'm going thru photos as well!) :)
Response: Hi! You're so welcome and I love this swap because it really has been helping me to stay on track. I did get my pictures done and the microwave but the other 3, "hopefully" they'll get done. lol
Hoxiedove rated for Scripture Notecard on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your kind words! May god bless you BIG
Response: Thanks so much for the quick rating and for the heart. As for God blessing me big - he's already done that (many, many times!) πŸ˜€ Have an awesome day! (Hugs)
Comment: Thanks for the great swap! I enjoyed reading it. :)
Response: Tracey, thank you for the 5 and the heart and also I'm so happy that you enjoyed reading your card as well. Have a good day! πŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you Debi - nice to have good memories of school days :)
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart and for the fast rating - I appreciate both! Have a nice rest of your weekend. πŸ˜€
MisplacedfromPA rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #40 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed Peter Pan and Pinocchio, both the Disney and modern ones. Those movies never get old. Thank you for sharing your memory.
Response: Thanks so much for the heart! I've only seen the older versions of both Peter Pan and Pinocchio. Have a nice weekend and thank you for so quickly rating! πŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you so much for your email! I liked reading through it to see what you read during September! I hope October is a great reading month for you too :)
Response: Hi Jess ... thanks so much for the heart, I appreciate it. I haven't really read as much in October as I haven't had the time. I do love to read though! Hope ya have a good day! πŸ˜€
cynaemon rated for Email: 15 Minute Challenge on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing.
Response: You're so welcome and thank YOU for the great rating (and the heart!) πŸ˜€
ajmay rated for Easy Peasy Note Card - USA on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your card and for sharing about that awesome train station. Adding it to a must see in my travel wishlist!
Response: Thanks for the rating - have an awesome Friday! πŸ˜€
Pei04 rated for ESG: October Survey on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. It was nice getting to know you a bit more :)
Response: You're so welcome. I love these swaps as you said, we get to know other group members better from them! Have a nice day! πŸ˜€ (P.S. Thanks so much for the 5 and the heart!)
Lilyhax rated for Volunteers! on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: I love that you do so many projects for others.
Response: Thank you so much and thanks for the heart as well. πŸ˜€ Have an awesome day!
SoberMermaid3 rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #39 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Sounds delightful!!
Response: Thanks for the rating, I appreciate it! Have a nice week! πŸ˜€
loverofpostcards rated for Postcard Penpals USA on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Penpals is sending any postcard and writing about things. I often buy a postcard if I go to a museum or anywhere and send it off.
Response: Thanks so much for the quick rating, I appreciate it and the 5 too! I hope you liked the card that I sent to you. Have a great coming week! πŸ˜€
kasa rated for September 2020: What Did You Read? on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the late rating . I have been unwell with bronchitis. Thanks for sharing the books/series that you read. I am going to see if they are available here in our libraries. Happy reading.
Response: Hi Karen, I hope that you're feeling 100% by now. Thanks so much for the rating. Have a nice week! πŸ˜€
Comment: Your great-granddaughter is beautiful. That little doll kind of looks like her a little bit. But yeah, that's pricey, although I'm sure a lot of work went into restoring her. I'd love to see that island in person one day as well. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
Response: Hi! Awe thanks, yes - I too think Madilynn is beautiful but then too, I may be a bit biased. lol) Thanks so much too for the 5 and the heart. Hope your week is a good one! πŸ˜€
coleandjojo rated for One PC, One Partner #2 - USA on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you, the postcard is one that I had in a set that I had recently sent out, so I am happy to see it come back full circle. Isnt it funny how that happens! I love the image on this card and also your information about your hometown. Sad to hear about the town, but it sounds like an area steeped in history. Hopefully something will happen to revive the area. Where we are half the year is minimal people and in the summer it is tourist season so it swells with people then winter comes and massive unemployment etc. I couldn't imagine it all year round, but we learn to deal with what we are used to. People are so easily adaptable aren't they? Well thanks again Nicole
Response: Nicole, thanks so much for the rating and the heart. Also I really enjoyed reading your comment as well! Have an awesome weekend!
Comment: loved the break down thank you for sharing
Response: Thank you so much for the 5 and the heart! I usually do tend to be a pretty detailed person (sometimes too much, probably. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ Have an awesome day!
Comment: Thank you for such a nice postcard, I love birds and the image you picked is so pretty!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you liked it ... thanks so much for letting me know that and for the 5 and the heart, I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

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Lovelykarina on Sep 26, 2020:



SunflowerRose on Sep 26, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Psalm 28:6-7

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

wrenae on Sep 26, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2

Oh my goodness, that kitty has the most gorgeous eyes! We don't have a lot in common, but it's so cool how many different and different kinds of swaps you participate in! I hope I can do some good ones while I'm here. Have a fantastic rest of your weekend and stay safe!

Joeanniee on Sep 26, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2

Good morning! Hello from Brooklyn NY! I cannot believe it is already the last weekend of September. Time has flown by so fast.

jaimierandolph on Sep 26, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2

Good Mornin', Not Quite 5 am here yet but wanted to get these done before I started on the day. I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!


2Hearts on Sep 26, 2020:

Happy Fall to you! I truly enjoy the cooler weather and I bet in PA It is much cooler now! Wondering when you get the first snow? Enjoy your day! (Quick and Easy Profile hello #2)

Fabriqueen on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own. (Matthew 6:34)

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

Fabriqueen on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #2

Therefore gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

MollyMcMurphy on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. Psalms 18:28

PegOGood on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3:

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

Psalm 9:9-10

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