Swap-bot Time: July 3, 2022 8:22 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: July 1, 2022
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 "I" Book Swap.

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 71 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.

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 and ARNOLD!!

FAVORITE TV: Update: I will not be watching Dancing with the Stars since Tom Bergeron is gone...I had never missed an episode until now. 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. 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. I have had Kosmo 18 months & he was just diagnosed with enlarged heart.

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.


Eulegirl rated for 2022 "B" BOOK SWAP on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: I went to read this book and realized I'd forgotten to rate it!!! Ack! Thank you for the book and the coloring bookmarks!
Burger1girl rated for 2022 "H" BOOK SWAP on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the Nora Roberts books! 4!! I have read her JB Robb series, but stopped a cpl years ago..but I've still been buying them!! I need to ck that they are in order!!LOL I too have too much stuff..books esp...my mindset is that is my retirement agenda...in a cabin in the woods!! LOL Thank you again for a great bo0k swap!
tam61 rated for The Heavenly Sanctuary Bible Study on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you
mchesser12 rated for Seeker's Bible Study on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing the answers to the Bible study and for the bookmark.
Nevi2018 rated for Prayer Request Email #1 on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: I loved your prayers!! I love how selfless you were!! Thanks for showing me how I should pray!!
LindaW rated for Psalm 8 Bible Study on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the answers to the Bible study. I wanted to remind everyone of God’s glory showed by His creation. The question pertaining to Verse 9 was for you to share what attributes you personally considered excellent. I’m glad that the women liked the Women of the Bible Study.
Vickyen rated for Travel Questionnaire on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Hi Linda! Loved reading about your travels! I haven’t been to those countries so all information was new and exciting! I’m impressed that you traveled alone overseas! Not sure I’ve even been that brave! Hugs and Happy Swapping! 😊
Response: I was much younger (35). Glad I went because I could never do all the walking now.
JossieAyame rated for Travel Questionnaire on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Comment: What a lovely "Letter" And great personality
Response: Thank you for the comment & Heart.
user6937 rated for Travel Questionnaire on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Yes, come to Canada! I was supposed to go to Ireland this month, but didn't sigh - maybe next year. And, I agree, Hawaii is the best :)
Jjean rated for Prayer Request Email #1 on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your request - we almost have the same daily prayer which is a good thing!! Many blessings your way***
Comment: Hello and interesting email.... always fun to swap with you - Have a wonderful weekend.....
SunflowerRose rated for King Josiah Bible Study on Jun 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks
24Donna rated for King Josiah Bible Study, Part 2 on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing! God bless you
Meangelgal77 rated for The Road to Emmaus Bible Study on May 16, 2022
24Donna rated for Titus 3 Bible Study on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me. I so enjoy these studies. Thank you for the beautiful bookmark! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! God bless you
KathyB rated for 2022 "F" Book Swap on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
DollyDotBoo rated for This or That: Food Edition #1 on May 9, 2022
Comment: thank you! 🍔🍟🍓🍭🍦
TheEngineer rated for This or That #1 on May 4, 2022
Singlecrafter rated for This or That #1 on May 2, 2022

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Burger1girl on Feb 11, 2022:

Thank you so much for the "A" books! I appreciate you stepping in and doing this for me! I love our book swaps we join! I love Nora Roberts!! Happy Reading!!

2Hearts on Dec 29, 2021:

Hello! I just opened up the cookbooks you sent to me for TCHH - for Christmas Cookbook. I love them so much and the waiting to open was worth it! What a special gift! I can't wait to try some of the recipes! Thank you!

rarjones on Jul 31, 2021:

Happy August Birthday! Enjoy your special day:)

Rose CF Group

OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2020:

Hope all is well with you!!


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!


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