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Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: April 21, 2018
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 51 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, sixteen mourning geckos and twenty-one 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 Snuzi Q.

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

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. This past June I had rotator cuff surgery 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.

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,

  • E- Elephants, excitement, eclecticness,

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

  • G- Gardening, ghosts, geckos, geraniums, gargoyles,

  • 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,

  • 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.

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: So sorry to hear that :( I know that must be a hard loss to go through.
marclively rated for Blind PC #2 USA on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Jannine, thanks for the pc! Marc
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Comment: Hi Jannine, Thank you for the nice note and thoughtful extras! Opening it made my day! Thank you.
Response: YW
goinjenny rated for Margo's Postcard Swap - Dogs on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: YW
MeghanMac rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #29 on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: We have the same taste in washi! I also loathe always having to be the one who decides what's for dinner.
rubyhousesliprs rated for Quick Turnaround PC #5 US on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the adorable postcard! Hope the weather is warming up for you!
Response: YW. No warm up yet. 40 degrees right now and snow later tonight!
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies, I love everything! :D
Response: YW
satinification rated for AN What Makes You Smile? on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: I also like to photograph nature. Macro photos of ladybugs and butterflies are amazing ;) Thank you for the postcard!
Response: YW
Comment: Thank you Jannine for the the Linzer Cookie recipe postcard you sent to me for the swap. Brought tears to my eyes, memories of Christmases past, when I helped my Mom make, bake & then distribute seasonal gift bags of cookies. The Linzer Tarts were the most popular. Hope your springs comes soon.
Response: Isn’t it amazing how the littlest things can bring back amazing memories!
Comment: Thank you for the note and goodies! Journals haven't helped me when it comes to organization but the Happy Planner at Michael's has worked out amazingly well. I even bought a rubber stamp for checklists and incorporate it daily.
Response: YW. i’ll have to check out the happy planner.
Drachenfrau rated for My favourite is... #2 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards, Jannine! My favourite is the Octopus! :-)
Response: YW
Candace rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #29 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: I'm so sorry for your loss, I hope doing some swaps helped you to feel a bit better.
goinjenny rated for Send Anything #40 on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: YW
Shiraz rated for USATC: April Free Theme ATC Swap on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the flower ATC. I won’t be enjoying Spring flowers quite yet because we just had a snow storm - about six inches and maybe more to come. But I stay hopeful. Have a good day.
Response: YW. We got an inch of snow on Sat and today is rain.
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #65 (USA) on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! <3
Response: YW
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #64 (USA) on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: thank you for the cute snail!
Response: YW
Mamamoose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #61 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great moose postcard! I have been to Maine but never saw a moose there...
Response: YW. I have seen a moose twice in the woods and we have tracks in our back property, but havent seen him here yet!
Comment: Just got your cards and the postcards. Thank you so much. I enjoyed your package and all the pretty flower photos.
Response: YW
Comment: thank you for the pretty postcards and the tea! :)
Response: YW

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glennasgarden on Mar 31, 2018:

Thanks again for the used written on postcards!

Mye on Mar 22, 2018:

Thank you for your RAK of Used (written on) postcards!!! I received them today and I love them :)

cllfdl on Mar 21, 2018:

I like the pictures of the dart frogs on your profile. I love dart frogs! Cllfdl

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Matts on Mar 21, 2018:


I am your partner for Quick and Easy Profile message #21!! I loved your profile!! I am also disabled! I have Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar with a list of others and at 25 I was give the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and 25 other diagnoses along with Sleep Apnea! I struggle daily but it didn't stop me from going to college and working and driving and living on my own! When my mother passed on, I hit my lowest low I could ever hit. And I couldn't see the bright side. I now have gotten married moved to another state and am living a pretty good life!! My husband treats me wonderfully!!

I really liked how you did the ABCs on your page and I also do not like passing on home made work except extras like die cuts and the like!!

I really enjoyed your profile and keep up your confidence your doing a good job!


jaimierandolph on Mar 21, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #21

Good Morning Jannine, I hope this little message finds you doing well and staying warm! It is a getting cold here in Texas again! We normally have our last freeze Easter weekend and it doesn't look like we are going to skip that this year! I hope that you have a wonderful day! Hugs-

bluecrayons on Mar 17, 2018:

Profile quote #25

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt

MichelleKemper on Mar 17, 2018:

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MichelleKemper on Mar 17, 2018:

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. ~C.S. Lewis

angelasunshine3 on Mar 16, 2018:


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astrodogg on Mar 16, 2018:

"angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,"



(For Carl Solomon)

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