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Fritosmom

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

What's Happening in my Life

2020 is coming! Updated today. 18 Jan

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.

Hey, checkout the following: www.paperbackswap.com or just let me know if you want a list of what I got available. 350 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.

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.

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 COLORS: Green and Pink

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.

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.

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: Dancing with the Stars-I have never missed an episode. CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Blacklist, Blindspot, This is Us. I am a TV addict. I love watching You Tube videos about everything.

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-Joker only.

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) 10+ yrs. Minniekins the Cat, 14+ domestic shorthair, tortoise colored. Oscar Mayer the Weiner (3+ year). Looks like Prince the Pekingnese 10+ old has joined the family. Nommy, 10 lbs about 1 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. What is one more... Sonya a 6 month old Schnauzer has now joined the family-found running in the road-tried to find owners with no success. She is mine now.

Ratings

Meangelgal77 rated for Beginnings Bible Study on Jan 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your answers and the notecard.
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Comment: Thank you for the Bible study answers and bookmark.
Jjean rated for Send a Winter book... on Jan 6, 2020
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Comment: Happy New Year and Thank you so much for the nice book and the pretty bookmark.... looks like one I will enjoy.
cmalaina rated for Unwanted Christmas Cards on Jan 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
dorcii rated for ESG: List Lovers - December on Jan 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the list :) sorry for the delayed rating, but I was traveling.
BMitchell1978 rated for Unwanted Christmas Cards on Dec 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas cards yes I had a great Christmas I hope yours was Merry to Happy New Year
ariestess rated for ESG: List Lovers - December on Dec 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Souvenir playing card swap #3 on Dec 26, 2019
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Comment: I love these cards you sent!! Super cute. Thank you!! PS sorry about the Sunday deadline. I will be more careful next time ☹️
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card!! Enjoyed your message and add-ins too! Thank you. I am praying I also have the “courage of a compassionate heart” LOVE THAT! Merry Christmas to you!!
Response: Your welcome and Thank you for the Heart
AnnaofTarth rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #12 ☆ on Dec 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the answers!
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Comment: Linda! I love the sparkles - so glad for this swap, so these cute cards can have a second life! Thanks so much.
LindaW rated for Bible Study on God's Strength on Dec 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your answers to the Bible study and for the stickers.
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Comment: Thanks for the fun card. Checking out your recipe.
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Comment: Thanks so much! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you ❄🎅❄
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Linda, love the card and message. The stickers are so dang cute, too. Thanks so much!
oldsoul rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #12 ☆ on Dec 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! Lots of love to you and your family - have a nice holiday season! You never know where life takes you, when you'r open to it!
9O96O rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #12 ☆ on Dec 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers Fritosmoon. It was an interesting read. And I could relate to a few things.
Burger1girl rated for Used Book Swap on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: Such a surprise!! You sent me a wonderful book!! I have been meaning to get around to reading her books!! With the weather getting colder down south here , its time to curl up with a warm blanker and read!! Thank you so much!! Merry Christmas!!
Response: Your Welcome... Happy New Year
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card! I like that song too (Mary, Did You Know?).

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Comments

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.

glennasgarden on Aug 16, 2019:

~HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA~

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!

Wendy

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

ID: astrodogg

"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

p.s. please remember to rate once you have received.

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

lovekiva on Sep 29, 2018:

Book quote, September

"My stomach broke into pieces and spun like a kaleidoscope. Dimly I saw my hand reaching toward it, lifting it to my nose. Cheap ink and old paper. It felt hot, but my arms prickled with goosebumps. I ripped it open."

The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert

itsLinds on Sep 29, 2018:

Book Quote - September

“To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.” ― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Frost and Starlight

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