Swap-bot Time: August 9, 2020 7:43 pm


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: August 9, 2020
Birthday: May 8, 1956
Country: United States
My Website

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 July 27th 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.


MsBellaDonna rated for USA- Anything Goes Post Card on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for re-sending this swap, I really appreciate it! :) Stay safe and be well!
Comment: Wow... I survived haha your email was great, lots of detail, sometimes I can't elaborate like that ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hopefully you had a nice trip with Christine and got yourself a new computer program?! Sleep well and best wishes x
Response: Thank you so much for the awesome rating, I really appreciate it and I'm glad that you liked my e-mail. Christine and I did have a good time shopping and also no to the USB external DVD/CD drive (they were out of stock that day. Darn it!) lol Have a good day and thank you again! ๐Ÿ˜€
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Tracy, thanks so much for the great rating. Have a wonderful day. ๐Ÿ˜€
basykes rated for ESG: The View From My Window on Jul 29, 2020
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating. Have a good day! ๐Ÿ˜€
ButterflyLover rated for ๐Ÿ“š Journal GIVEAWAY! on Jul 27, 2020
Response: Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€
Comment: Thanks for the great message. Good luck with your task list! One thing at a time =)
Response: Hi - Thanks so much for the 5. One thing at a time is right - much more than that and I get overwhelmed. lol
Comment: I am reading your email. Have reached end of Wednesday and totally loving it! I can relate to it so much! All the organising, To Dos, planner stuff, procrastination, issues, etc. If you ever want to exchange emails like electronic penpals may be.. let me know. I am lazy and busy so would not even mind sharing voice memos in emails. Thank you for this swap! Hope you get things done :)
Response: Thanks so much for the awesome rating! I love that you can relate so much to what I wrote (it makes me not feel like I'm the only person who has a problem getting organized! lol) I started working on this coming weeks list, the day I sent my swap to you and my other partners and kind of feel that since I didn't wait till Monday to start, that I'm a bit ahead of the game so to speak. I will definitely remember to keep you in mind for email swaps, things like that, having a list and being accountable to someone, does help me to get things done!
paperlover rated for ESG: The View From My Window on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your photos
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating! Have a good day.
Heylittlesongbird rated for Quick PC Swap #4 on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard! And for hosting a fun swap!!
Response: Awe, you're welcome and thank you for the great rating ... and for joining the swap as well. (Hugs)
cindygroet rated for ESG: The View From My Window on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Nice, a deer next to the house. My parents had them in the garden in their former house. Nice looking train, but it seems very close.
Response: Hi Cindy, Thanks so much for the great rating. Oh yeah, the train is extremely close - basically it's just a hop, skip and a jump from my window. I do love it though! Have a good day. ๐Ÿ˜€
Ninna rated for E-mail Swap: Picture of your pet(s) + on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the email! What a cute girl she is :) I have been low key thinking about getting a cat, but my apartment is not that big and there is already quite lot of outdoor cats in the area so I think I will have to wait for that. Have a nice day!
Response: Ninna, thank you so much for the great rating. And thanks so much for saying how cute Kyla is (she's a special girl, for sure!) Have an awesome day! (Hugs)
Pei04 rated for E-Swap: Translated Song Lyrics on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I absolutely love how things end up using google translate :)
Response: Thanks so much for the rating. I know what you mean about google translate - it's fun, isn't it?! lol
NRGordon rated for E-Swap: Translated Song Lyrics on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Good song. I have used the last line as a quote to describe my relationship with my childhood / adolescent girlfriend.We enjoyed eight years before she died at 17.
Response: Hi Neal, Thanks so much for joining the swap and for the great rating. I remember you telling me about your childhood sweetheart. Have an awesome day!
Comment: Excellent swap, thank you.
Response: Thanks so much for joining it - I had a lot of fun and plan on hosting more of these in the future! Thank you for the great rating too, I appreciate it.
Heylittlesongbird rated for Quick PC Swap #3 on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful PC!
Response: You're so welcome, I'm glad you liked it! Thank you so much for the awesome rating and also for joining my swap.
jillybeanie rated for Quick PC Swap #1 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Loved the postcard! Thank you for hosting and doing such a great job!
Response: Awe, you're welcome and I'm glad you loved the card I chose. Thank you as well for the great rating!
Comment: Always a joy to receive your responses. Thank you, it was fantastic to read! With our once a day exercise - they relied on people just doing as they said. Around me no one stuck to the lockdown anyway (it's not a great neighbourhood) and I went out more than once a few times myself. As a general rule, for me personally, I did a walk in the morning then incorporated another walk into going to get some food or something like that. I hope the cases in your town are going down/stopped again. Nottingham hasn't had a new case for nearly 2 weeks now, but Leicester (the next town over) is back on full lockdown so they're panicking that people in Leicester are just going to come over to Nottingham as our pubs and cinemas are re-opening today. You're really strong-willed - I wouldn't be able to have a new Fitbit or laptop and not open them for a month! I was bad enough at Christmas when I knew I was getting a Fitbit as a present and knew it was at my mum's waiting for christmas day, lol. Yes, we have sayings etc your "hit the bed and was out like a light" - I'd probably say "hit the sack" rather than bed, but out like a light is the same. I really hope you find a good doctor and get the surgery soon. Fingers crossed. I was like that with an operation for my eyes - I kept putting it off because I didn't like the idea of having the operation done, but at some point it got too much to deal with and it clicked for me and I just went for it. It wasn't so bad :-). Hopefully yours won't be too, Think of the benefits after the pain. How's your daughter. Did she get tested? I really hope she's ok. No, our swimming pools aren't reopen yet - I'm going insane! Open water swimming is open, but I've not done it before and haven't got a wet suit so haven't been. I loved reading your swap - and even more so that you made it a nice even 5,000 words :-). That's perfect! Take great care of yourself and keep smiling. Thank you for doing this swap with me. Happy Swapping.
Response: Awe Mickie, thanks so much for the awesome rating and I'm so happy you liked the swap. Yes, my daughter was tested and is now waiting for the results. Hey, when I was "that" close to 5,000 words, I couldn't pass that one up. LOL Message me anytime, my friend!
loey rated for Quick PC Swap #2 on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Omg, this Bob Marley postcard is amazing, thank you!
Response: Oh, I am so happy that you liked the card. Sometimes one isn't sure whether their partner will like the one they chose to send. It made my day to read that you really liked this card. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
Ukucaitie rated for Quick PC TRIVIA Swap on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cool card! I loved reading your candy facts!!!!
Response: Thanks so much for the awesome rating - I'm so glad that you liked both the card and the trivia too! : )
Response: Thanks for the 5 and the heart ... Have an awesome day!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 524 145 155
Completed Fives Threes Ones
562 670 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
125 389 46 2
View all


yvonne401 on Apr 2, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the Happy Birthday wishes! It truly means a lot.



SunflowerRose on Feb 20, 2020:

2020 Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #1

hope you enjoy

cynaemon on Feb 20, 2020:

Arise, Shine, for thy light is come, and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. Isaiah 60:1 KJB. This has always been a special verse for me. It was our watchword in Girl's Auxiliary, a missions group in the Baptist church where I was raised.

Pcescareno on Feb 20, 2020:

2020 Newbie friendly - profile bible verse#1

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit ๐Ÿ™

Roman 15:13

-Priscilla ๐Ÿ˜Š

LiMorris on Feb 17, 2020:

Sending you a hello from over the seas...have a wonderful Monday!

Fairwind on Dec 30, 2017:

Quick and Easy Profile Message Swap-- Hello Debi, It was interesting to read you live in Titusville. My grandmother's sister lived there here entire adult life and my grandmother also lived there with her on and off at times. I remember seeing the photos and hearing the stories about life there. I liked hearing about the Amish they would see from time to time. I hope you have a lovely New Year's 2018!!!!

TereDiane1954 on Apr 18, 2016:

I got your nice long letter today, Debi. (When you write a letter, you don't mess around with three lines, do you?) I enjoyed it so much! And I like the brochures about the history of Titusville and the fun things there are to do. Many thanks, and a big hugรขโ„ขยฅ

Login to leave a comment now!