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Fritosmom

Fritosmom
Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: July 18, 2018
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

2018 IS HERE-

4 June (Mon): Spring lasted about a week-rained for two straight weeks in May and directly into Hot Humid Georgia SUMMER.
Still going to the pool M-W-F, hanging on my inversion table and have added Tumeric capsules to my routine. So surprised that the Tumeric actually worked. Pain level has gone from 10 down to 2.

12 April (Thurs): Well Spring is trying to arrive here in Ga. Today's pollen count over 5000+ I am still going to the Pool and am waiting for my Inversion Table to arrive. Orthopedic (after 3 months of x-rays, MRIs, shots and a two week try of meds(made me sick) sez they cannot fix my back( combination of arthritis aggravated by fibromylgia in spine with 3 compressed vertebrae in neck and spinal stenosis. It is official-I am OLD! Taking One Day at a Time. (Celebrating 29 years Sobriety in May) Not even getting old is worth getting drunk.....

30 Jan (Tues): Update-still going to the Pool- back has started hurting again-may need another shot!! Contemplating back surgery:-(
The last two weekends my neighbor/handyman installed permanent wood shelves in the Garage. Little by little, I am getting things re-organized. Most of my craft supplies have been crammed in there for a year. I would really like to get back to ATCs and Card making. Weather temps keep going up/down here in GA but nothing serious. I am truly blessed with livable conditions and wonderful friends/neighbors. Hugs & Prayers to you that are struggling.

9 Jan (Tues) Happy New Year to you all. The freeze has passed-went down to 18 here in my backyard:-( Back up to 58 today. I have been sticking to my Resolution to water aerobics 3times a week-Mon/Wed/Fri. Yesterday went for MRI on neck-3 vertebrae are compressed-may need "the shot" Also stopped by the Grand Opening of the New Hobby Lobby-used 40% off coupon on Sharpie Pens.

2017 IS DONE- Thurs 21 Dec: Got the shot last week-did not hurt as bad as anticipated-more anxiety than anything. Two days later-was feeling better and started Water Aerobics 3x a week. I love being in the Pool. Got 95% cards out and have started wrapping gifts. Merry Christmas and God Bless All.

1 Dec FRI nite: MRI results --Bulging/degenerating disc and Arthritis. I am on a mild pain med until 13 Dec when I get a shot in my back.

27 Nov Mon Morn: Tried to get the tree up this weekend but my back is not cooperating. I will get the MRI results on Wed. Between the Orthopedic and Podiatrist hope they can fix whatever is causing the pain My daughter just got back from Maryland and brought me my Thanksgiving CrabCake....Yummm:-)

19 Nov Sun nite: Just had the greatest visit from my older brother (he is 75). He and his wife stopped by on their way to Tampa, FL for the winter. Thanksgiving is almost here. Fixing a duck, cornbread and vegies.

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.

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 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 67 years old, I enjoy reading Young Adult books - Harry Potter series/Percy Jackson series/Shiver/Grimm Sisters. Currently reading Every Breath She Takes by Suzanne Forster.. 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, Once Upon a Time, 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: A Chihauha Triscuit the Bisquit (6 lbs). One very annoying Siamese Cat named Pudge (10+ yrs) and Cletis (7+ yrs) orange tabby & Minniekins the Cat, 14+ domestic shorthair, tortoise colored. And now Oscar Mayer the Weiner (2 year) Looks like Prince the Pekingnese 9 years old has joined the family. Also, roommate brought two cats Anne & Scratchy! 2018 Newest addition-Nommy, a kitten 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-about 6 months old. What is one more,,,

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Comment: Thanks for the books. I like Rita Mae Brown books and I have not read this one - so looking forward to that. I have not read anything by Rachel Lee and I like to read different authors - so this should be fun.
LapisLazuli rated for Top Swap PC on Jul 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice postcard and the warm welcome! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the Georgia PC. Liked your story of where your name came from.
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Comment: Hi Linda! Always fun to be partners and as usual you did a wonderful job on this swap! I love your Flowers and Butterfly theme!! This was such a fun swap!! Thanks for making my day! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks so much for the Heart:-)
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Comment: Cool postcard thank you so much!
gizmodust rated for First and last lines No. 2 on Jun 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the NEAT post card. I checked out the web site. WOW !! The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN has a few Chihuly pieces. They're awesome. I've thought that this book looked interesting. Unique pairing of authors. That just makes me want to read it. Thanks again.
Jenicat rated for WTH? Postcard Destash #2 on Jun 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards. Some of them are cute actually. I've been to Spring Mill State Park (the one with the spooky looking guy at the cave entrance). My dad and I actually hiked down to the entrance to one of the other caves there. It was quite a long distance, especially back up the hill ๐Ÿ’œ
marles rated for Postcards Penpals - USA on Jun 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks! Will write back soon.
CaptiveofIowa rated for Scripture Postcard USA #4 on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: It is refreshing to be reminded that the Lord remains the same and will give rest to those that follow him
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Happy Things #2, May on May 24, 2018
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Comment: How sweet of your granddaughter to take you to eat!! Iโ€™m sure yโ€™all had fun! Thanks for the neat PC! Happy Swapping!
TrishaLSmith rated for Recipe Postcard Swap USA #1 on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the recipe. I hope to try and make it soon! Sounds yummy!
Chaosfay rated for P&M Monthly Postcard Swap (May) on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the well wishes.
e2java rated for Happy Things #1. April on Apr 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty giraffe postcard and sharing what made you happy. (And I just realized that we live really close to each other!)
clutterfree rated for P&M make a choice postcard 9 on Apr 20, 2018
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Comment: Linda...so good to hear from you...I had forgotten you moved when you retired. The promise of visiting you and having NO SNOW sounds too good to be true...what a winter we are STILL having here in NY..UGH!! Thank you for the fun PC and the blessing on my home...hugs across the miles...Charlene
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Comment: Fun cards -- love the Hawaiian ladies. Thank you!
ArtsyEm rated for Simply Send Me A PCD #1 USA on Apr 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty PC and lovely words <3
likeWHOAAemmy rated for Simply Send Me A PCD #1 USA on Apr 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the lovely message <3 I've never had a Cabbage Patch doll either. What a nice place for the home of the dolls haha.
Churchmouse70 rated for Scattergories PC Series - M on Apr 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, Linda, for the Smoky Mountain PC. I liked all your 'M' words. ๐Ÿ˜€
dearchelsie rated for Scripture Postcard USA #2 on Apr 12, 2018
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Comment: Hi =) The postcard you sent is so pretty and joyful. Thank you for sharing it with me =)

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myancey on Feb 3, 2018:

Would love to meet for coffee too!!!

anrtist on Dec 23, 2015:

I thought I would like to share these cute
OREO BALL Recipes ;-)
Here is a short OREO video link with recipe at the end
put dark choc in sandwich bag
with small bit of corner cut out to drizzle with ;-)
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these are cute variation
LINK to girls making OREO Balls without a blender & into snowmen

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These are cute too
LINK TO Melted Snowman Cookies... so cute

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Have fun, ENJOY!


I may do a combination cookie with oreo ball snowman head ;-) Enjoy!
Blessings, cc

Candyn29 on Oct 6, 2014:

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