Swap-bot Time: October 26, 2020 11:59 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: October 26, 2020
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT...I am currently Hosting a Book Series. Please Check it out & Thank you to ALL who have joined & completed their Swaps. NOTICE: I will be skipping Dec and start "j" Book swap in Jan 2021.

Hey, checkout the following: www.paperbackswap.com or just let me know if you want a list of what I got available. 200 BOOKS listed-Will Swap for other books or craft supplies.

FOR BOOK SWAPS-IF YOU CAN SEND HARDBACK OR LARGE PRINT, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. I AM HAVING A HARD TIME READING THE SMALL PRINT. FAVORITE BOOKS: I read/collect ALL Nora Roberts & J.D. ROBB books. Finally got to meet Nora Roberts 13 Sept 2014 in Boonsboro, MD at Turn the Page Bookstore. I love Clive Cussler - think Dirk Pitt is my "dream date"/James Patterson-Women's Murder Mystery Club/David Baldacci/Brad Meltzer. I collect Christmas love stories/ Titanic fiction/Loch Ness fiction. I went to the Titanic exhibition in Atlanta, GA & again near Dollywood & actually touched the Titanic! Although I am 69 years old, I enjoy reading Young Adult books - Harry Potter series/Percy Jackson series/Shiver/Grimm Sisters. 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.

THANK YOU to ALL Swap-botters who follow through with sending and rating. I try to rate as soon as I receive.

Now for all you wonderful Swap-botters who read the Profiles and still don't know what to make or give- Just PM and I will give you more info relevant to that particular Swap.

ABOUT ME: I am now RETIRED as an Administrative Assistant/DATA 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/Edgewood Arsenal; Ft. Monmouth, NJ; and Ft. Belvoir, Va.

BELIEF: I am a Baptist. I attend Bethel Baptist Church in Bethlehem, GA since 2016. Small church-about 40 active members. I am very active - so much more since I retired. I was baptized when I was 9 years old. I did attend other churches to learn & at 38 years old recommitted my life to the God of my understanding. I am making a daily effort to study and learn. Every week, I learn something new and /or understand and have the WOW moment.

FAVORITE JEWELRY: Anything w/August Birthstone (Peridot), Hearts, Crosses, especially Holiday themed Earrings. Not to big. I do like to make Earrings & Pins.


FAVORITE MUSIC: I love both kinds of music - country and western!! Ha!Ha! for those who remember the Blues Brothers. Garth Brooks is my favorite Male Singer & Reba McIntyre is my favorite Female Singer. Heavenly Singers are ELVIS & Patsy Cline.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Aquaman/Jason Momoa!!, 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: Update: will not be watching Dancing with the Stars since Tom Bergeron is gone...I had never missed an episode until now.. CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Blacklist, Blindspot, This is Us. I am a TV addict. I love watching You Tube videos about everything- my FAVORITE DIY is Kelly Barlow.

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!

TEAS: Any kind of Decaf and/or Fruit flavored, Chamoamile 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 things Yarn Kawaii Dark things as in depressing/goth Santa Claus Disney Hello Kitty Asian/Oriental Plastic beads NO more Paper lists NO Sticky notes. Hope this helps:)

SPECIFIC WISH: I would like your PLAYING CARD-Joker only.

LIST OF THINGS I WOULD LIKE/WISH LIST: Although I love being SURPRISED. Anything Chihuahua or Dachshund, regular cat , Keys, Earth Day(recycling related), any color (material, ribbons, buttons, Bling) Specialty/Handmade paper.

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: Dawgs: A Chihauhua, Triscuit the Bisquit (6 lbs) 10+ yrs. Oscar Mayer the Weiner (3+ year). Prince the Pekingnese 10+ old Catz: Minniekins the Cat passed 30 Sept 20. Nommy, 10 lbs about 2 year old, showed up in the backyard and made himself at home. Goes in/out the doggy door! Next door neighbor moved and left me his Cat-Ozzy 2 yrs old (probably 15 lbs).

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.

RECIPES: Anything with Jell-o gelatin or pudding. Also Love my Crockpot.


DonnaZakem rated for "I" Book Swap on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the book. I can’t wait to start it. I love the book mark too!
DonnaZakem rated for "G" Book Swap on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the books! I love these because I get to read things I may not normally.
24Donna rated for Bible Lessons on the Eyes on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing this lesson with me! I so enjoy these studies! Stay safe and God bless you❤️
bluecrayons rated for David's Deliverer Bible Study on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: thank you for a great study, i also enjoyed this one.
NotAllWhoWander rated for Lets Crochet on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Burger1girl rated for "H" Book Swap on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Thnaks for the wonderful book Linda. I havent read her ooks except as she writes as JD ROb. SO this is the first book I will read as Nora Roberts...I too need to downsize...I have one is every room..and even a big table in living room!!LOL...I just cant seem to part with them...I might NEED them!!LOL
porpie5 rated for Bible Study on Job 2 on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Hi Linda, I enjoyed reading your answers but the prayer at the end really touched me. Thank you so much! I also liked the acrostic you enclosed Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Response: Thank you for the Heart.
Kimspiration rated for 12 Reading Questions- Email on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Loved reading your answers! My dream is to have a library some day in my home as well, but I don't have that many books to call it a library yet 😅 have a nice day! :)
Response: I bought my first Home after retiring in 2014. One bedroom was for Books, Magazines, DVDs, CDs. I have 9 Book Shelves that are full & I turned the closed into a Shelf, also. They give me JOY...
Whovian487 rated for 12 Reading Questions- Email on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers! 😀That’s cool you’ve got so many books. So many books,so little time!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Fall Postcard! on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Last Name Initial Challenge #2 on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: What fun to receive your box of: Buttons & Bits, Envelopes, and Novel - “Northwoods.” Thank you for a nice swap!
Response: Your Welcome & Thanks for the Heart. Stay Safe
Candace rated for Bible Study on Work on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, especially for the worldwide prayer! I keep thinking about what God is trying to teach me through the trials of COVID.
Response: Your Welcome
takinley rated for Psalm 138 Bible Study on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and the worldwide prayer and everything you sent. I was having a hard day today and that really brightened it up. God bless you.
Response: Your Welcome & thanks for the Heart.
Rosie2766 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 16, 2020
bethe rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #7 on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. I really like the envelope and pearl/diamond embellishments. One of the post cards got scuffed and ripped so it's not really usable, but I do appreciate the thought.
Response: So sorry-about the PO damage. Glad you liked the rest.
PegOGood rated for Paul's Strength Bible Study on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: thank you for ur swap I've enjoy these bible swaps Do u practice ur handwriting style while u write the verses I would like to see a sample of ur Scripture writing. Thank u so much
Response: Don't do much handwriting, Tend to scribble that is why I type everything. My eyesight is waning so I use LARGE FONT sizes for everyone's benefit. If I get you again, I will send you a sample. No problem.
KathyB rated for "E" Book Swap on Aug 22, 2020
YolandiLetters rated for Bible Study ~ JOY on Aug 18, 2020
Response: Thank you
bluecrayons rated for Ephesians Bible Study on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: thank you.

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grammypammy on Aug 12, 2020:

CF ~ Wishing you a Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your day in the Lord!


rarjones on Aug 1, 2020:

Happy August Birthday! Hope your day is extra special:)

Rose - CF Group

bb2 on Jul 9, 2020:

Thank you for the CF challenge profile surprise. I am enjoying the fun kitty book. Blessings!

LindaW on Oct 30, 2019:

Thank you for the message on my profile site. It encourages me when I hear positive feedback from people who love to study the Bible.

wendrfl on Dec 18, 2018:

ESG: Quick Friendly profile comment: wendrfl Hi Linda! I hope you had a wonderful 'button' crafting Christmas season. There are so many cool things you can do with buttons.

I can understand the mail backlog at Christmas but it must be kind of cool living in a town named "Bethlehem".

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!


ariestess on Dec 13, 2018:

Hey there! Hope you're doing well today!

I really love that fruitcake recipe you listed here. I'm always leery of fruitcake, but your recipe sounds tempting.

And now, let me offer a kind of recipe in exchange, since I see you like Jello. This is actually household illness remedy we use. It's really good for when you have a sore throat, but we pretty much use it anytime we feel sick at all. It may be a placebo effect on the illness, but I don't care.

  1. Heat water hot enough to drink without scalding mouth/throat.
  2. Add 1/4-1/3 pkg of lime or lemon Jello to a mug and add the hot water, stirring until dissolved.
  3. Drink and repeated as needed.

Have a lovely day and rest of 2018!

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astrodogg on Oct 29, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #8

Mail Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

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"When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people." -Jens Stoltenberg

wingash on Oct 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #8

“Besides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

jaimierandolph on Oct 28, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-Profile Quote #8

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. Author: Augustine

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karenh77 on Sep 29, 2018:

Book Quote - September

“I want to stand beside you. I want to learn to fight with you. I won't accept you as a protector. But I will accept you as something else. Something far greater. ”

― A.C. Gaughen, Reign the Earth

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