Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2018 1:37 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: February 25, 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,

  • 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 isn’t elderly. Please check them out.


Fabriqueen rated for Profile Quote #7 on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
kfaye rated for WIYM: 10 Postcards to 10 Partners USA on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Wow, and here I am proud of the one orchid I haven't killed...yet.
Stampchick rated for Blind PC #1 USA on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thanks! I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day! <3
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #59 on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the elephant pc, Jannine. Wish I could trade you some of our hot weather for a bit of your cold!
patricia8288 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #5 on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Happy swapping
dyp rated for Blind PC #1 USA on Feb 22, 2018
WritersSoul rated for Profile Quote #7 on Feb 22, 2018
25YearOldGrandma rated for Profile Quote #7 on Feb 22, 2018
itsnobody rated for Profile Quote #7 on Feb 22, 2018
EvetteOgden rated for Profile Quote #7 on Feb 21, 2018
bstrong rated for Eyes closed swap 11 on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Received a postcard today, and I totally agree with you I am so ready for spring. I’m going in for knee replacement on Friday and I know it’s going to be slippery when I come out and I’m not looking forward to it. Bring on the tree buds.
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 52! on Feb 21, 2018
cookies37 rated for Happy Notecard Feb#1 on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Hi from O~hi~O I just received the beautiful notecard, thanks so much. It's hard to believe it took that long it get here from Maine. That is snail mail 😮 Sounds like you've had some crazy weather. Love the frogs and of course listening to them. Thanks for the extras, the washi tape & postcard with the cute little girls are awesome. Thanks again ~ take care, Judy
russromano rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #59 on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Comment: Hello Jannine -- thanks for the funny Maine moose card. best, al
MarHelene rated for Just Randomness on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Ty for the swap. I love the little business card with the bee on it. Hyacinths are after tulips my favorite.
MartaSoares rated for Profile Quote #6 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Love it! Thank you for that amazing quote!
Macw1975 rated for Blind PC #1 USA on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Neat postcard. Thank you!
wittlecat rated for Profile Quote #6 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: I haven't heard of that quote before, so it was lovely learning it! Thank you!

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momma197464 on Feb 22, 2018:

Hey there from TEXAS,

Swap: Profile Quote # 7

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

Love and Hugs, Michelle

momma197464 on Feb 22, 2018:

Hey there from TEXAS,

Swap: Profile Quote # 7

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

Love and Hugs, Michelle

creatingsomethingspecial on Feb 21, 2018:

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." — Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

Profile Quote #7

catonip on Feb 21, 2018:

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

MidsummerDream on Feb 21, 2018:

“If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?” - Dolores Huerta

Profile Quote #7

XoX on Feb 21, 2018:

~~ You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favourite chair abd stays as long as it wants. ~~ Stephen King

• Sent for profile quote #7 swap. I saw you liked Stephen King so I hope you enjoy the quote.

TonyaAshe on Feb 20, 2018:

Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree. --Joyce Meyer

Have a Blessed Day, Tonya from Profile Quote #6

farangelinan on Feb 20, 2018:

Profile Quote #6

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses." - Alphonse Karr

LoveThis on Feb 20, 2018:

Profile Quote #6

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

MidsummerDream on Feb 20, 2018:

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” -Dolores Huerta (For the Profile quote #6)

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