Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 4:29 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 53 years old and my birthday is in February. My profile name Poohtat is because one of my first tattoos was Winnie-the-Pooh. I have a lot of tattoos. I am retired. I live in Maine with my husband, two grown sons, six dogs, two gargoyle geckos, thirty-two mourning geckos and twenty-five tiny dart frogs. Our house is loud, messy and fun!

My husband is my best friend and soulmate. I could not imagine life without him. My sons are wonderful young men with special needs.

Four of my dogs are Jackabees. This is a Beagle/Jack Russel cross. They all have the same parents but from different litters. Their names are Bailey, Barnum, Bella and Bunky. My other two dogs are a Plott Hound/Weimaraner mix named Samantha Jean and a Rotti/French Bulldog mix named Snuzie Q.

I love words with friends. I’m not very good, but I try! My words with friends name is poohtat. Just Incase anyone wants to play!

I like my postcards written on, stamped and mailed. (No envelope needed)

I have had multiple surgeries on my right(dominant) hand, wrist and elbow and rotator cuff surgery all on the same arm. Because of this, sometimes I will type my longer letters. I use a handicap pen which is the size of a mini baseball bat! If I have many cards, notes and postcards to do in one day, I will write as much as possible, but please understand i want to participate, but may have to send a typed note. I also do not mind if someone sends me a typed note or letter instead of hand written. Anyone may have a limitation and I would prefer something typed instead of being flaked. Thanks for understanding. Recently, finally, diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Some days are good and some not.

I do not pass on what is sent to me if it was homemade. Your art means a lot to me and I know it was special to you. I KEEP all artwork, ATCs or homemade items I receive :). I love knowing someone put their time and love into the craft.

Here is a start of a list of things I enjoy:

  • A- Art, African Violets, Air plants, AA Milne, Anchors, Autumn, action, ATC

  • B- Butterflies, Bugs(no spiders!), Birds, books, baking, barking,

  • C- Cookies, Cakes, comedy, cartoons, coffee,
    cooking, camping (in my cabin), cribbage,
    crocs, cactus, cholla wood, clouds, coral, cucumbers, clover, country music, classic rock,

  • D- Dogs!, donuts, drawings, doodles, dendrobates, dart frogs, diecuts

  • E- Elephants, excitement, eclecticness, envelopes

  • F- Flowers, Fairies, Fuschia, fudge, frogs, fall,
    forest, fantasy,

  • G- Gardening, ghosts, geckos, geraniums, gargoyles, gorjuss girls, gnomes

  • H- Horses, hiking, hippos, hippies,

  • I- Indigo, Ivy, Imagination, Isopods,

  • J- Jackabees, jungle vines, jigsaw puzzles,

  • K- Kittens, Kaleidoscope, kawaii,

  • L- Lavender, Lilacs, Lizards, learning, lemonade,

  • M- Minions!, Monster High, Music, Mushrooms, magic, mystery, Moomins, mutts, maps,

  • N- Nautical, Nighttime, nasturtiums, notecards

  • O- Opals, ovals, Owls, Orchids, octopus,

  • P- Puppies, Porcupines, Primrose, Phylobates,
    Photography, pictures, puzzles, Pink, Purple, Postcards, plants, pebbles, paintings, paw prints, pastel colors, pansies,

  • Q- Quarries, Quantum physics, Quasimodo,

  • R- Rhododendrons, Ridgeback, Riddles, Rocks, reading, rainbows

  • S- Shells, snails, seahorse, spring, seashore, scrabble, sunrise, sunset, skulls, scrabble, stationary, stickers, surprise, school, science fiction, Santoro Gorjuss Girls

  • T- Toads, turtles, terrariums, tattoos, topography maps, tea,

  • U- Unicorns, USA,

  • V- Violets,vines, vivariums, vintage, velveeta,

  • W- Windmills, waterfalls, word seek/find, washi tape

  • X- Xenolith, xenomorphic,

  • Z- Zentangle, Zinnias, Zeus,

Favorite Music

I like country, classic rock, pop. I have a wide variety of music I like, but nothing classical.

Some of my favorites are Bob Seger, David Bowie, John Folgerty, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brother's Osborne, Nickelback, Neil Diamond, CCR, Kid Rock, Imagine Dragons,

Favorite Books

I love crime mysteries.

My favorite authors are Jonathan Kellerman, Stuart Woods, James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs. I also like Faye Kellerman, Richard Castle, Stephen King, Dean Koontz

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are the Minion movies. The Bourne movies. The Kingsmen, Leaugue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Mission Impossible series.

I don't go see any movie in the theater as the large screen makes me very sick. I get motion sickness even if I watch a tv larger than 50 inches!

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty, but I enjoy what others can do.

I love photography and have taken some classes with my husband. We love to take a day and go out shutter bugging.

It is always interesting to see the photos we each took of the same place but we see it so differently. Greg sees the big picture overall and I focus on the small details like a bug or a mushroom.

I am hoping to begin experimenting with doing some crafts. I am doing some atcs and find they are a lot of fun. Every scrap or small item I come across I now put in my little bin of treasures to possibly be used on my next atc. It is hard for me as I have had many surgeries on my right arm, hand and thumb. This past June I had rotator cuff surgery on this same arm and am still trying to recover. Physical therapy is challenging.

Right now I am loving the painted rock craze.

My Dart Frogs

I love my tiny little dart frogs. They call all the time. It is really fun to hear frog sounds in the middle of a snow storm in February! I am using stock photos from Google of the dart frogs as I couldn't figure out how to upload my own photos.

Leucomalas is a tiny yellow and black frog known as the Bumble Bee frog. I currently have four of these frogs and hope to raise some tadpoles next Spring to add three more to my tank. These frogs are very sociable and hop right up to my hand when I am feeding them.

Vittatus is a tiny frog that has a black body with a blue belly and an orange/red stripe or stripes down its back. I currently have 14 and three tadpoles. They have a very loud call. We can hear the upstairs tank calling when we go downstairs and hear the downstairs tank upstairs!

El Cope Auratus is a tiny Blue frog with black stripes and spots. I currently have three of these frogs. Their call is a low vibrating purrlike sound.

Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel', commonly known as the phantasmal poison dart frog frog, is a small, bold, and colorful frog. These frogs are also known as SIs or Santa Isabels. They are a brownish red with very bright light green stripes. Very loud call!

Favorite Television

My favorite television shows are Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, The Blacklist, Fargo, Elementary and The Big Bang Theory.


I think Kawaii characters are so cute!

Wonderful Idea

I just wanted to share a group on Facebook called

From The Heart

This is a group that will send a card to an elderly person. It also allows you to see the names so you can pick someone to send a card to. This is such a great idea because the elderly can get very lonely. There is another group called

Comfort and Joy

that sends a card to anyone else that is not elderly. Please check them out.


Comment: Thank you for the postcard 😊 You watch a lot of the same shows as my mum! Though I do watch The Code.
noone7212 rated for What Tv shows are you watching? #3 on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! I love Elementary, such a great show!
Response: YW
HOLDENV84 rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my PC! Hope you are having a wonderful day today!
Response: YW
JazD rated for UHM: Postcard Scavenger Hunt #6 on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and stickers
Response: YW
Comment: thank you for all of the neat pc and extras! I love it all.
Response: YW. So glad to hear you like it.
haagmm rated for Stuff the Mailbox #17 on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Beautiful envelope with a beautiful stamp filled with a great variety of stuff!! Thanks
Response: YW. Glad you like it!
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 98!!! on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: thanks for the gator card! :)
Response: YW
bluehairedmary rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 98!!! on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: What an interesting card! Thanks! It's supposed to rain all week here so I'm trying to limit the errands and going out - I have plenty of knitting to do!
Response: Your welcome. Hopefully we will be out of our rain for awhile
aspens rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 98!!! on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! You mentioned that you have dogs. Check out the Doggie Divas group as I created some new swaps revolving around our fur babies! :) Hope to see you there.
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 98!!! on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the space card!
Response: YW
Comment: Thank You
Response: YW
Comment: Thank you, I love the stickers and enjoyed reading about you!
Response: Your welcome
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 98!!! on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thankyousomuch
Response: You are very welcome
Vickyen rated for P&M Random Postcards on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Hi Jannine! Love the sandcastle pc! 40's at night - that is crazy! When does it normally get warm there? We are having some lower temps this week, but that means high 50's to 60's at night and 70's during the day - not 40's - yikes! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: So glad you liked the postcard. We should be in the mid 50s at night by now. Hope fully soon!
PineappleTarts rated for P&M Random Postcards on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Love it, thank you. Spring is here!
Response: I’m so glad!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: YW
MSturgill87 rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: YW
lilmermaid rated for Stuff the Mailbox #17 on Jun 10, 2019
lindseyjae rated for OSS: Blind Envelope on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: thanks for all the cool goodies!!
Response: YW

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Tverne05 on Jun 10, 2019:

Thanks for working on the JAMS. What a sweet treat..lol

jannieb on Jun 4, 2019:

You made Grayson's day! Thank you for cheering him up. He loved the magical $2 bill & the cat PC. You are so sweet!!

tentmari on May 4, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #7

Hello from deep east Texas. I hope you and your family (humans and fur babies) are well. Wishing you all the best!

Angie on Nov 9, 2018:

Doggie Deco!

Angie on Nov 9, 2018:

I don't know how anything could be cuter than your dog photos, but here's a happy doggy hello!

astrodogg on Nov 6, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #5

Mail Deadline: Nov 7, 2018

ID: astrodogg

I love kawaii too! β€πŸ˜€β€πŸ˜€β€πŸ˜€β€

Jenicat on Sep 11, 2018:

satinification on Apr 28, 2018:
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β€œOnly thin, weak thinkers despise fairy stories. Each one has a true, strange fact hidden in it, you know, which you can find if you look.”

~ Diana Wynne Jones

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