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Fritosmom

Fritosmom
Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: May 24, 2019
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

2019 is here!! Updated 21 May 2019

The Girl Scouts (they get a Bronze Star) delivered my Library Box this week just in time for summer reading & enjoying. It is a refurbished paper box. They painted it bright colors w/flowers and put shelves inside.

Finally, breathing "normal" again. I have hired a Cleaning Svc to come in and deep clean my home. You could write your name in the dust/pollen. I tried but started coughing again.

I have been dealing with Bronchia Asthma since last Nov. 2 rounds of Steroids and I am now on a Nebulizer 3x a day. Bah Spring!

POSTCARD: For you: I read your Profile to try and send something you want. So, please, give me a hint at what you want. For me: I love State or Country PC; Map PC- . I like mine with a note/quote/recipe please & postmarked unless the swap sez differently. I love TOURISTY PC the best. Not really into the Vintage.^Thank you!

Christmas Card Request: Please don't write on the back of the front of the card-so I can re-use for other Swap projects. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

9 Jan Wed: Traded my Leased 2018 Honda Civic in and bought a 2019 Honda Fit.


BUTTONS: I love all kinds of buttons. Would love to get more Dogs, Cats and Novelty type.

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. 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.

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 and 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, 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 68 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. Always reading:-)

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, The Big Bang Theory, 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 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,,,

Ratings

HappyMom rated for Scatts PC Swap - T - US Only on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Love the card and your answers - especially keeping "trouble" hidden. Clever!
Martha rated for Book Swap: May 2019 on May 16, 2019
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Comment: I have not read this one !!! Thanks so much !!! And for the Tea !!!
bluehairedmary rated for Scatts PC Swap - S - US Only on May 13, 2019
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Comment: Great answers! Thanks!
StwbyQT rated for Friendship Day PC -INT on May 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the "BarnBeautiful" card and the note about you! :) Too cool that you've picked up square dancing again! <3
Response: I had so much fun but had to quit due to severe back pain - spinal stenois...sad!
Ukucaitie rated for For the Love of Postcards on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great set of state cards and the extras! I think the swapbot postcard is really cool too.
Response: Thank you for the Heart.
marooter rated for Scatts PC Swap - R - US Only on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the PC, Linda! Good answers! :-)
Response: Thanks for the Heart
Leen rated for 3 Foreign Postcards Swap #1 on May 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
matt319 rated for Black/White PC swap USA #8 on May 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much!!
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Comment: Linda, I absolutely love the way that you have all written like it was a little church bulletin. That is such a cute and organized way to set it up like that! Also, thank you for all the postcards - I love them all, especially the Jerusalem and Bethlehem ones but then too, I really liked the others as well + the adorable bookmark. Would give you many hearts if I could. Thank you so, so much! (Hugs)
Response: You are so welcome and thanks for the many hearts. God Bless
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Comment: This was fun, and dont forgot No fights on the way to church! and everyone can find their shoes.
MLouiseO rated for EF ~ What Do You Choose #1? on Apr 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. Loved your answers. Enjoy your week.
Response: Thank you for the Heart
Eulegirl rated for A Book and Tea Swap on Apr 30, 2019
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Comment: All the hearts for you! A whole jar of tea!! And the book looks like a good read, too. Thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you for the Heart.
24Donna rated for PW ~ Easter Bible Study on Apr 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! Thank you for the bookmark I love it! We say the He is risen with the response He is risen indeed! I love that! What joy that He is Risen! God bless!
Response: Thank you for the Heart.
zombiina rated for Postcard with a Quote - Rnd 8 on Apr 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for this cute card and the great quote.
PineappleTarts rated for EF ~ What Do You Choose #1? on Apr 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank You
aero rated for Embellish A Postcard on Apr 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Beautiful postcard , I love the Beautiful Butterflies 🌹🌸🌷 and thank you for joining my swap 🌼🌻🌺 and I love the cute envelope 🐯🐻
Response: Thank you for the Heart:-)
Jafferty rated for 3 Foreign Postcards Swap #1 on Apr 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the PC!
AZmom875 rated for PW: Gratefulness Swap on Apr 20, 2019
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Comment: Any envelope with a coffee motif is a friend of mine. Your list was so fun on the church bulletin like papers. Super fun! I loved your list and your heart of gratitude.
Response: Thank you for the Heart.
CaseyErin rated for PW: Gratefulness Swap on Apr 20, 2019
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Comment: You sound like you have many wonderful things in life to be grateful for! I think that's awesome. Your list looked professional! Very impressive and I loved the bookmark. Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the comment and Heart.
Vickiejojo rated for Bible Study ~ Foolishness on Apr 16, 2019
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piratecaptainmo on May 11, 2019:

I just read your answer in the All About Me ABC forum game and it made me laugh out loud

Martha on May 7, 2019:
yvonne401 on Apr 13, 2019:

Welcome to Email friends! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

yvonne401 on Apr 8, 2019:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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

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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

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

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