Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 3:54 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: January 28, 2023
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

News Alert: I have started the 2022 "A through Z" Book Swaps. Posted "P" Book Swap. I am taking a break for the Holidays. I have posted 2023 "P" Book Swap for January 2023.

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.


JUST finished Strays by Britt Collins a true story of a cat's journey after being Lost & Found. Just finished the Chronicles of One Trilogy by Nora Roberts. May 2022. Just finished the 8th book in the Wildlife Series by Todd A.Vandivert (My ex-brother-in-law) "Follow the Water" can be found on Amazon.com. April 2022 The best one yet. I also, read "The Runaway" written & illustrated by my niece, Marianne. Also, can be found on Amazon.com & Marianne has released her 2nd Book "Try and Stop Me".

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. All Jack Reacher books. 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 72 years old, I enjoy reading Young Adult books - Harry Potter series/Percy Jackson series/Shiver/Grimm Sisters/Cherub. 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 & you will cry. www.deweyreadmorebooks.com. I Love any Book that is a-1st in a Series, any genre or Biographies.

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 Technician-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 30 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 too big. I do like to make Earrings. I use broken jewelry to make art pictures. DO NOT ever wear rings.


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, (Just saw the new Movie last week), Patsy Cline, Joey Feek. My newest obsession is Drake Milligan and Chapel Hart. Check YouTube.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Aquaman/Jason Mamoa!!, 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, Bruce Willis, Nicholas Cage, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jason Stratham, Jack Hughman, Dwayne Johnson and ARNOLD!!

FAVORITE TV: I am a TV addict & watch everything. I love watching You Tube videos about everything-so educational.

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 another card, postcard or ATC... LOL!

TEAS: Any kind of Decaf and/or Fruit flavored or, Citrus. Please no more mint-got too 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 JOKER ONLY PLAYING CARD. Currently have 300 plus.

ATCs: I am downsizing. Let me know if you would like FREE ATCs. DO NOT WANT TO TRADE & would hate to have to trash these beautiful little works of art.

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 materia, ribbons, buttons &,Bling) Specialty/Handmade paper & Napkins.

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: News Alert. Sunday night 2/12/22 A Kitten found its way to my yard. God says "Your not finished with rescuing!" Mr. Socks is Black w/4 white paws.Update: After getting Socks his shots & having him fixed. He chose to leave. Current Dawgs: Oscar Mayer the Weiner (5+ year). Prince the Pekingese 16. Catz: Nommy, 15 lbs about 5 years old, showed up in the backyard & made himself at home. Goes in/out the doggy door! Newly rescued Chihuahua, Kosmo, 13 years old. Update: I have had Kosmo 18 months & he was just diagnosed with enlarged heart. 26 Sept-adopted Dixie-12 year old black/white Female Cat (her owner died). Very Sweet.

FAVORITE CHRISTMAS RECIPE: Try it once and let me know what you think!

EVER-SO-EASY FRUITCAKE 2-1/2 Cups Un-sifted Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 2 Eggs, slightly beaten 1 (28-oz) jar NonSuch 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.


Meangelgal77 rated for Bible Study ~ The Beatitudes on Jan 26, 2023
cynaemon rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks.
yvonne401 rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Great scriptures and great story behind it. Thanks so much for sharing. God Bless!
QuinGem rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #1 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Great answers. Thanks for sharing!
03Scarlett rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Love the verse you choose for this swap and it's a very important verse to know as well. I hate when I hear someone say that they will NEVER forgive someone for something they did. Thanks for sharing!
user6937 rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #1 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Appreciate your candid answers :)
Burger1girl rated for 2023 "O" BOOK SWAP on Jan 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the books! I love your book swaps! Thanks for the Stuart Woods, he is on my TBR list. The Christmas book looks cute! Happy Reading!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers with me an Love the 2 scripture verse sheets.
rarjones rated for CF: Welcome 2023! on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the notecards. I seen that musical long time ago...It is very funny you will enjoy it!
theoriginalbrooke rated for Elijah Bible Study on Jan 3, 2023
Comment: Love the cards you sent. Also, love the fact that I even received them since the entire end of the envelope was torn open. The USPS strikes again. The secret to getting envelopes through the machines is to secure whatever is inside. If it bunches up, the machine will tear it apart. I think that's what happened to your swap. But, luckily, I did get all the cards. Yay. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for letting me know. There were 8 cards altogether.
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Christian Christmas Card on Dec 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and bookmark.
Eulegirl rated for 2022 "N" Book Swap on Dec 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the book. I do love a good mystery at the holidays (why? I don't know, but it's become a small tradition of mine)
Response: You are Welcome, Thanks for the Heart & Merry Christmas.
christywebb rated for TCHH ~ Christian Christmas Card on Dec 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and clip! Merry Christmas!
suepier rated for Swaps ~ Christmas Postcard Swap on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas postcard. I like Christmas because family gets together.
Nevi2018 rated for (E-mail) A Christmas Bible Study on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you!! Very Nice!! I like the PDF!!
Trevismom rated for Christmas Secret Santa US only on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Hello Linda! Thank you SO much for the goodies! I'll open them on Christmas! Have a wonderful holiday! πŸŽ„
Response: Your Welcome
ScrapHappyGabi rated for CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD SWAP on Dec 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the precious Christmas card! May the joy of the season bring you and your loved ones an abundance of love, laughter, happiness and good health! xx Gabi
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers with me.Love the Christmas card.Merry Christmas to you too.
Comment: What a lovely card! Thank you!

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CherryBlossomLady on Jan 28, 2023:

For some reason I feel like this one is appropriate for our times: β€œAnd he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation." Acts 2:40 RSV-CE

Be safe out there! Indira (cherry blossom lady)

Nevi2018 on Jan 28, 2023:

"Be Still and Know That I Am God!"

Psalm 46:10 NIV

AGOCF - Bible Quotes #1

cynaemon on Jan 25, 2023:

AGOCF Bible Quote #1

As the swap does not specify that a specific version of the Bible must be used, I have chosen to use the King James Bible – 1611, which is written in Middle English. It is one of my favorite versions. And while the words may look a bit strange, they are NOT misspelled.

β€˜The 1611 King James Bible was written more than four hundred years ago when the English language was different. The original 1611 A.D. text, written in Early Modern English, shows the language with its Latin influence. Spelling was in Jacobean style which was not entirely standardized, but could be read phonetically. The original typeface was in Gothic style. Although both the typestyle and the older language of the 1611 version may be considered difficult to read by some 21st Century English readers, the translators produced an accurate translation known for its beauty, cadence, and poetic feel.’

Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares. Hebrews 13:2

cynaemon on Jan 24, 2023:

Bee not forgetfull to entertaine strangers, for thereby some haue entertayned Angels vnawares.Hebrews 13:2, KJB-1611

03Scarlett on Jan 22, 2023:

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

rarjones on Jan 22, 2023:

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

rarjones on Jan 22, 2023:

….behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age.
Matt. 28:20

Jehovah Shammah - The Lord Is There/Present

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

rarjones on Dec 15, 2022:

Merry Christmas

CF- 2022 Rose

OrigamiGrace on Aug 18, 2022:


rarjones on Aug 1, 2022:

Blessings on your special day:) Rose

CF Group - August 2022

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