Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: March 25, 2017
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States
7 Mar : I am having stomach problems and was so sick yesterday, I was in bed all day and forgot to do Unpopular Opinion Questions-email. WILL do today. Thanks for your patience.
11 Feb TGIF: Feeling better. Swaps sent. This week one cat & one dog got into a fight. Dog lost-trip to the vet to get meds for eye inflammation. Today NO HEAT. This is the 3rd time it has broken down. Thank God I am in GA where the weather is mildly cold. They are on their way to fix!
6 Feb Mon - Dealing with the flu. I will be late on two swaps.
9 Jan 2017: Bonnie is recuperating from well from her surgery and is doing well. Only time will tell if they got it all. She gets her stitches out 19 Jan.
4 Jan 2017: Bonnie -12 years old - is Frito & Brownie's daughter. I have had her since birth-she weighed 2 ounces when she was born. I held her in the palm of my hand. She is now 9 pounds of fur and love. Bonnie has a lump on her side and is going for surgery tomorrow morning.
16 Dec : I will be seriously slowing down on Swap-bot. Due to the unexpected arrival of a Family member, I had to re-arrange my house. I have not even sent my Christmas Cards/Gifts out:-( Seriously down sized this year.
21 Nov: Computer PROBLEMS. PLEASE have patience.
15 Oct: Back home from my yearly trip to Whittier, NC, Pigeon Forge and this year Dollywood:-) to celebrate my Big Brother's 74th Birthday!
10 Oct :Going to Dollywood - be back Sat 15 October:-)
13 May 2016: It is with a sad heart, I share that my sweet Frito has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
BUTTONS: I love all kinds of buttons. Would love to get more Dogs, Cats and Novelty type.
POSTCARDS:. I like mine with a note/quote/recipe please and postmarked unless the swap sez differently. I love TOURISTY PC the best. Not really into the Vintage.
MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS RECIPE: Try it once and let me know what you think!
EVER-SO-EASY FRUITCAKE 2-1/2 Cups Unsifted Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 2 Eggs, slightly beaten 1 (28-oz) jar Non Such Ready-to-Use Mincemeat 1 (14-oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk) 2 Cups (1-lb) Mixed Candied Fruit 1 Cup coarsely chopped Nuts
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Generously grease a 9 inch Tube pan (here is where I coat with Sugar not flour) Sift together flour & Baking Soda; set aside. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; blend in dry ingredients. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour-15 minutes. Cool 15 minutes. Turn out pan. Garnish as desired-I sprinkle with Powdered Sugar. TIP: When cooled thoroughly; wrapped in aluminum foil; refrigerate or freeze. *I have a 6-part individual fluted pan that I use which is great for Gift giving.
June (Tues) 2012: WHOOP! WHOOP! Just mailed out my 1000th Swap:-)
Hey, checkout the following: www.paperbackswap.com or just let me know if you want a list of what I got available. 250 BOOKS listed-Will Swap for other books or craft supplies.
THANK YOU to ALL Swap-botters who follow through with sending and rating. I try to rate as soon as I receive but since I am in as many as 10 Swaps at one time and Host a couple, when the reminders come in after the two week deadline, if I have not heard from you, I rate a 1 with a note that I will change when received. If you get a 1 and you did send - Please let me know. I will fix ASAP.
Now for all you wonderful Swap-botters who read the Profiles and still don't know what to make or give- Just PM and I will give you more info relevant to that particular Swap.
ABOUT ME: I am now RETIRED as an Administrative Assistant/DATA Technican-fancy TITLE for Secretary) at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va-18 years. Before 19 years, I was with the Dept of the Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md; Ft. Monmouth, NJ; and Ft. Belvoir, Va.
FAVORITE JEWELRY: Anything w/August Birthstone (Peridot), Hearts, Crosses, especially Holiday themed Earrings. Not to big, OK. I like to make Earrings, Pins and Altered Bottle Caps.
FAVORITE COLORS: Green and Pink
CRICUT: I have a Cricut and I love it. I have made Christmas Cards, Valentines Cards, Bookmarks and Tags.
FAVORITE MUSIC: I love both kinds of music - country and western!! Ha!Ha! for those who remember the Blues Brothers. Garth Brooks is my favorite Male Singer and Reba McIntyre is my favorite Female Singer. Heavenly Singers are ELVIS and Patsy Cline.
FAVORITE BOOKS: For book swaps- if you can send hard backs, I would sincerely appreciate. They are just easier to read but if you don't-it is okay. I read/collect ALL Nora Roberts and J.D. ROBB books. Finally got to meet Nora Roberts 13 Sept 2014 in Boonsboro, MD at Turn the Page Bookstore. I love Clive Cussler - think Dirk Pitt is my "dream date"/James Patterson-Women's Murder Mystery Club/David Baldacci/Brad Meltzer. I collect Christmas love stories/ Titanic fiction/Loch Ness fiction. Went to the Titanic exhibition in Atlanta and again near Dollywood and actually touched the Titanic! Although I am 66 years old, I enjoy reading Young Adult books - Harry Potter series/Percy Jackson series/Shiver/Grimm Sisters. Currently reading Theodore Boone-Kid Lawyer by John Grisham. Need Bk 4. Also, Suggest everyone read DEWEY-The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron based on a true story. A funny, informative, awesome story- you will laugh and you will cry. www.deweyreadmorebooks.com. Always reading:-)
FAVORITE MOVIES: Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii, anything with Arnold S- got to love a man with muscles & attitude. I really enjoy action films with John Travolta, Nicholas Cage, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jason Stratham, Jack Hughman and ARNOLD!!
FAVORITE TV: Dancing with the Stars-I have never missed an episode. CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, Blacklist, Blindspot, This is Us. I am a TV addict.
FAVORITE CRAFTS: Crochet, jewelry making, I love Bling and Glitter is my Friend:-
GREETING CARDS: If there is a choice - I would like handmade (I keep a Scrapbook for ideas) but if you cannot make one than the store bought will be just fine,of course, it will probably get recycled into a another card, postcard or ATC... LOL!
RECIPES: Anything with Jello:-) gelatin or pudding. Also Love my Crockpot.
TEAS: Any kind of Decaf and/or Fruit flavored or Citrus. No more mint-got to much.
After reading one of the forums, I decided to add: LIST OF THINGS I DO NOT WANT/NEED: Alcohol related items, wedding items, baby items, Yarn, Kawaii, dark things as in depressing/goth, Santa Claus, Disney, Hello Kitty, Asian, Plastic beads and NO more Paper lists, Sticky notes. Hope this helps:)
SPECIFIC WISH: I would like your PLAYING CARD-Jokers.
LIST OF THINGS I WOULD LIKE/WISH LIST: Although I love being SURPRISED. It was suggested I add a few items. Anything Snowman/Snowflakes, anything Chihuahua or Dachshund,(Siamese) cat or regular cat , Keys, Earth Day(recycling related), any color (material, paper, ribbons, buttons, Bling) Specialty/Handmade paper.
SOMETHING ELSE: I am an avid recycler since the first Earth Day! I believe Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and REGIFT:-) and now Re-purpose.
PET/CHILD INFO: Two Chihauhaus, The Girls- Bon Bon(8lbs), Triscuit the Bisquit (6 lbs). One very annoying Siamese Cat named Pudge (10 yrs) and Cletuis (7 yrs) orange tabby & Minniekins the Cat, 14 year old domestic shorthair, tortoise colored. And now Oscar Mayer the Weiner (1 year) Looks like Prince the Pekingnese 8 years old has joined the family. Also, roommate brought to cats Anne & Scratchy!
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