** PROFILE UPDATED 1/16/13 **
My name is Suzanne. I am 45 years old. I've been married to my husband, John, for eleven years now and he is my hero. He is McIver, Rhett Butler, and James Bond all rolled into one. We have three children from my previous marriage, they are all members of swap-bot Aaron (BD 4/12/87 (Asmodeus),Jeremi (BD 9/18/89) @ohjer Jeremi's girlfriend, Macey, is a member of swap-bot (Maceypeach), and my daughter, Courtney (BD 8/5/90) also a member of swap-bot (Chinupchaney) Courtney is the mother of my grandchildren Scarlett (BD 8/12/09) and Serenity "Wren"(BD 6/21/11) and Saige is due in June. I am a retired nurse. I retired after 23 years due to health related issues (fibromyalgia, hypothyrodism, depression, etc.) I am 5'11 and have long bright red hair (think little mermaid red). I joined swap-bot for the interaction with others and have not been disappointed. I have met some wonderful people on here. I have also met some not so wonderful people, but such is life. My favorite color is red. Sometimes I can't believe that I am a grandmother or "Nana" as I am called because I am such a kid at heart. I love dolls, mystical/mythological creatures such as unicorns, gnomes, Elves, leprechauns, pixies, faeries (esp Tinkerbell) as well as the not so nice mystical creatures dragons, trolls, Medusa etc. I love to read. I enjoy most any type of book. My least favorite read would have to be science fiction, but I'm sure there are even some of those that I enjoy. I have always been a huge fan of true crime and trivia based books, but lately have enjoyed the different Young Adult Vampires books . If a person has led an interesting life then I enjoy their autobio/biography. I am a book collector and find it hard to get rid of any of them. I still enjoy the feel of the real thing as opposed to electronic devices maybe one day I'll give in, but not today.Gone With The Wind is a classic book by Margaret Mitchell, I suggest everyone read it and see the movie. The book of course goes into greater details plus is a little different than the movie, it is a super piece to read. I'm usually fairly easy to get along with, but I do not like to feel like someone is trying to take advantage of me. I've tried to encourage my whole family to join swapbot so far My Mama @Sassyrose , Sister @Sass0430 , Oldest Son @Asmodeus , Daughter @chinupchaney my future daughter in law @Maceypeach and my middle son Jeremi @ohjer are members.I love swap-bot!!
I recently discovered the world of post cards and also stamps. I prefer naked, written on postcards. I do not like to receive the cards with nothing on them, but a name and the name of the swap. I know that some of the swap host allow this so I do not rate down for this, I just don't give hearts for cards like this. I like the date and the place you are from written on back because sometimes the card doesn't always reflect where the sender is from.
POST CARDS I'D REALLY LIKE TO HAVE:
The Royal Family
Winnie The Pooh
** Gone With The Wind
The Basilica of Saint Peter
The Vatican Museums
The Great Wall of China
Hagia Sophia (Turkey)
Children and Babies
World Trade Center (prior to 9/11)
Vintage Post Cards
The Grinch (old cartoon grinch)
Stephen Tyler (Lead Singer Of Aerosmith)
Other Famous Land Marks
Funny Cards.... I'm not easy to offend so don't worry.( love Far side humor)
When I was young, one of my favorite memories was listening to the oldies rock and roll radio show on Saturday night with my Mama. We competed for tapes or records and won so much they wouldn't let us play some weeks. My Daddy listened to Country. Then there were the times when the whole family would get in the car and drive to the all night Gospel sings. I have an older brother/younger sister and three kids, plus various friends. So They all introduced me to a part of the music I love today. I can't pick a favorite artist there are to many, but I was a teenager in the 80's and that music is still great.I have a huge crush on Stephen Tyler from Aerosmith. The only music that I really have to dig to find something I like is Rap/hiphop and what people like to call music as they stand and scream into a microphone. I could never make money with my voice as people would constantly change the station when I came on, but I love to sing and my granddaughter enjoys having me sing to her so as long as we are happy doing it, that's all I'm worried about. She has recently discovered Barney and loves him, I think I can compete pretty good against Barney. I'm probably just as tall, I'm just not quite as big (Thank Heaven) and I'm not purple with green spots.
I always list" Gone With The Wind" as my favorite movie. It is a classic. Sure over the years they have improved the sound, lighting,and visual effects of movies. For the era GWTW was amazing and for me, being a southern belle myself, who wouldn't daydream (or nightdream either for that matter) about a dashing Rhett Butler sweeping us off our feet and carrying us up those stairs.If you have never seen Gone with the Wind, I highly suggest you watch it atleast once. You will not be dissapointed and you will probably want to watch it again.There are numerous other movies I've enjoyed, The Sound of Music, The King and I, The Original True Grit, I love musicals. Disney movies are always good, Dirty Dancing, Forrest Gump,American Graffiti, Grease, Xanadu, Breakfast Club,16 Candles, Ghost., any Stephen King movie has my vote, While You Were Sleeping, Sleepless In Seatle, You've Got Mail, Footloose, Interview With A Vampire, Mrs. Doubtfire and so on.There are so many and I don't own any of these so if you are tired of those DVD's collecting dust on your shelf send them to me. LOL
*People who are mean
*Being Broke (don't we all dislike this one lol)
*People who don't give hearts even when they know you worked extra hard on a swap.
*People who assume things without asking you
I know it seems strange for me to list this here, but I'm really allergic to onions and it seems like everything in the world has onions in some forms in it. The last two recipe swaps I joined, people still sent me recipes with onions even though I have this listed as an allergy on my profile. I feel like shouting like the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland
** "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS" **
It would seem easy to leave the onions out some people might say...... HMMMM, Good idea, please do that before you send me the recipes
Ears are sensitive have to wear either gold,surgical steel or ear rings for sensitive ears. no GP. I can wear silver/gold/any other medium for making rings that isn't metal with paint over it. Braceletts/necklaces can wear anything, no sensitivity issues noted so far.
Very easy to please. very few dislikes. Regret sensitivities/allergies because I'm a big lover of costume jewelry, but usually starts leaving big green band on finger first day I wear it.
GROUPS I join groups because they offer more swaps and I hope this will allow me to have a bigger variety of swaps to join. I don't join them to make my profile look better. Just because my profile doesn't mention the general concept that a group is about does not mean that I don't have an interest in those things. I'm 44 years old and have a wide variety of interests and if I listed each and every one in my profile, it would take you years to get through the stuff. If a request to join a certain group is not sufficient proof of my interest, then I guess I shouldn't be a member of your group. Thanks to those groups that allow me to be a member. I have my own group for people who suffer from chronic illnesses or care for someone who has a chronic illness. If this sounds like your cup of tea please come say hi and request to join. The group is called "Gentle Hugs"
.** GENTLE HUGS GROUP **
When I joined Swap-Bot I read several profiles where people were begging people to forgive them for late swaps due to an illness. Then I would look down at their ratings and although many people were understanding there were just as many people who has given 1's and 3's because someone was sick and behind on their swaps. In the end I feared it caused people to drop out of swap-bot because they became over whelmed thinking they weren't going to be able to correct their ratings or thinking the3's and 1's would keep them out of swaps. Things were going good for me until my daughter got sick and the stress of her illness caused my fibromyalgia to flare up and I became overwhelmed and almost got behind on all my swaps. I wanted to start a group for people with chronic illnesses or for people who care for someone with a chronic illness so that we could ban together and support each other during our times of need. I had a few friends already before I started the group. I researched names and I researched names and invited people.We are rising in membership and are a very kind, supportive, loving group. I could not have asked for my dream to be any better. I thank each and every member of the group for your support because without you we would not be. When I'm sad I try to come to the group because it jolts me back into the reality that hey, you are not the only person in this world with problems and usually someone will say just the right thing to make things better. I know this group is a blessing to me.
My Husband John
*peanut butter & chocolate candy *
movie butter microwave popcorn
computer war games
chocolate covered cherries
interesting vegetable seeds
hot pepper seeds
interesting melon seeds
we live in southwest Ga which is 8/9 planting zone
*magazines:popular mechanics, science, Mother Earth. Gardening. *
MY Grand Daughter Scarlett
Birth date 8/12/09*
Winnie The Pooh
Children's Music (Especially Barney, itsy bitsy Spider, etc)
Things for her hair
Wears size 2T Months and Size 5 shoes (She is short)
Likes anything to do with Animals
I would love To start her and her sister a Doll collection and after seeing the Dotee dolls would love to get one of those from each State. Can anyone help me out?
*BARNEY (loves, loves,loves,loves!!!)/ LION KING/SCOOBY DOO/ TINKER BELL
My Grand Daughter Serenity
*Birthdate - 6/21/11
Wears 18 Months
Diapers Size 4 (huggies) allergic to most diapers
*people's choice brand wipes allergic to most others
Doesn't suck a pacifier
*Hats or head bands with bows
I also have two nieces that I like to include in age appropriate pen pal swaps.
They are both being Home Schooled at the present and besides gaining new friends, I think this helps this to learn about other places. They are:
Leigh age 12 (BD- 6/17/99)
Katie age 14 (BD -10/22/97)
Also if your child would like a pen pal they would love to have pen pals.
** MY WISH UPON A STAR LIST **
*Pretty Composition Notebooks
*Dark Writing Ink pens
*Wide Lined Notebook Paper
Punches Of All Sizes
*non-touristy post cards to send out
*Anything to do with Stephen Tyler
*A Whimsey Jar (I've never seen one before)
Snail Mail maybe outdated and slow to some people, but it still remains one of the greatest things in the world.
There are so few things that I dislike. Sometimes, I get these little things in the mail that so far I haven't figured out what they are used for, but I love them. When someone takes their time to send me something it is special to me.
I work really hard on my swaps and I stress about dissappointing people. My town is small and places to buy things are very limited. Almost everything I send in the type 3 swaps I've had to order online. I even had to order post cards because there were none in my small town and believe me I researched (even e-mailed my mayor and he responded). For every swap I try to meet and exceed the requirements. Due to my health, my family has one income and that is my husbands. When someone doesn't rate me or doesn't leave a comment, I wonder why. Not getting a heart bothered me at first until I realized that sometimes people may like what you send and just don't think to give a heart.(no heart, but a great e-mail thank you note). A new friend I met here told me a quote "It is what it is" to help me work on this stressor. After I'ver done everything I can to please my partner and can do nothing else, just realize "it is what it is" so this is a work in progress, but I thank them.
There is a children's song that goes "make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other's gold" I know it means people, but here I'm going to apply it to swaps. I know that type 2 and 3 swaps is like moving up the ladder and I'm doing those, but I still enjoy several type 1 swaps so because I enjoy these swaps I've learned I don't have to stop doing them. I can enjoy both.
I've learned that my friend on live journal,(Hi Alyssa if you are reading this)was right. She is the first pen pal that I've had in ages and she told me if I was interested in meeting other people, making new friends and getting some great pen pals, join swap bot. I tip my hat to her. She is a beautiful person and a great friend.
I'll add this for grins and giggles. What others have learned about me. It is unnecessary to worry that I will write a letter that is too short in a letter swap. What my partner worries about more: 1. Did this person escape from the nut house 2. Are there any trees left, after she wrote her letter there must be a huge paper shortage.3. Will I have time to do anything this week besides reading the letter that she wrote. I'm just joking, but those of you who penpal with me know that I can get carried away.
7.Casey Kasem was the voice of shaggy on Scooby Doo for many years and also the host of the popular radio program America's top 40 count down. Every week at the close of the program he had a signature sign off "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." without even realizing it, my signature sign off has become "Keep Smiling and Keep Swapping"
I've learned I can make bookmarks, although not as beautiful in my opinion as those I have recieved. I will keep trying.
Many people do not read profiles before swaps..... "No Onions"!
I've found that some people find me/my profile interesting.... Go figure. Anyway If you'd like to drop me some mail, I'd really love that. My address is:
137 Bennett Rentz Road
Bainbridge, Georgia 39817
I look forward to hearing from you.You don't have to send extras in letters to me although I love them, I love letters too.
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