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Date Joined: January 17, 2011
Last Online: October 17, 2017
Birthday: January 25, 1952
Country: Canada
Independent Watkins Consultant
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Update as of August 2017... I have become an Independent Watkins Consultant and am very proud to be a part of this company which began in 1868 in the United States of America and has since grown all across Canada. It's a home based business with the highest quality products, and you can put in as little or as much time into it as you would like, and simply enjoy yourself and the people you meet.

Google me @patletkemann52 and like my page, or visit my site http://www.respectedhomebusiness.com and enter my ID # 666202 to check things out. Across Canada we are in need of Representatives in Nova Scotia, Quebec, and the Yukon, and I'd love to 'meet' many of you all across North America! All communities should have Watkins products available to them. I invite you to check out my website as this no pressure home business may well be for you. :o)

MUSIC: I like a variety of genres for music; pop, contemporary, rock. And the best is praise and worship. To name a few, I like Audio Adrenaline, Brian Doerkson, Michael W Smith, Messianic Praise & Worship (Galilee of The nations), Newsong, Newsboys, Newworldson (kind of Jamaican/blues/worship) Nicole Sponberg, Paul Coleman.

BOOKS: Sons of Encouragement by Francine Rivers, Ted Dekker books, authors Robert Liparulo, Lynn Austin, Terri Blackstock, Joel C Rosenberg for all his political and prophetic books, Chuck Coleson, Max Lucado and Terry Law. I like the thrillers, fictional, historical, Biblical, comedy, and faith line of books. I rarely read a secular book... I do have some wonderful classics like Uncle Tom's Cabin, Huckleberry Finn, Cheaper By The Dozen, War and Peace, and so on... :o)

MOVIES: I like mostly the older movies; Girl in White, The Glenn Miller Story, and Little Women with June Allyson, MacArthur with Gregory Peck, but I also love the Lord of The Rings trilogy. We do have one Johnny Depp movie called Finding Neverland, but that's it. I like Three Cheers For the Irish with Dennis Morgan. I really like some movies with Loretta Young and Barbara Stanwyck (Stella Dallas) as well.

TV: I sometimes get to watch Murdoch Mysteries or the Geographic channel. I do have some of the tv series Murdoch Mysteries, all of Sue Thomas FBEye, and some of the Flashpoint series. I watch our local news and CTV News when I can. I like Person of Interest (have all that series) and some of Elementary and Blue Bloods.

ABOUT MYSELF: I live on the prairies (but in the city) pretty much in the middle of Canada. I enjoy all our seasons but definitely not the bitter cold winter days when it's clear and sunny. I like forests, nature, waterfalls and mountains. I accepted Jesus Christ (Christ meaning the Annointed One) as my Lord and Savior in winter of '97. He has always been there for me. In Him and through Him all things were made. He is my Redeemer, my Warrior, my Glorious One. Through Jesus I have chosen a narrower path on this place called earth yet it is the path of total freedom, from the ways of this world, the god of this world, the darkness and oppression that abounds here. With Him I have a true sense of belonging, a true sense of joy no matter the situation. Being a Christian is a person who follows the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Being His disciple means you are a disciplined follower of Jesus. I trust Him with my life and through His work on the cross I am made righteous before the Father (not at all of my own doing).

♥ I am pro-Israel ♥ ..I have the most gorgeous set of coasters from Zambia ♥ I love a warm hug ♥ I love things in white and grey/white ~ I like red, deep greens, muted greens, pink, pastel blue, purple ..most colours :) ♥ orange, and white daisies ♥ carnations and roses * there are so many beautiful flowers ..sigh ♥ mmm...freshly caught pickerel (walleye) cooked over an open fire with bannock ♥ cardinals /goldfinches / beautiful songbirds ♥ sunsets and sunrises ♥ fog over the water in the early morning ♥ mountains and waterfalls ♥ tea related things ♥ milk chocolate ♥ stickers, embellishments ♥ as much as I love angels, both ministering and warrior, I don't care for anything the stores have to offer in the way of pictures or figurines as they are represented as females only.. there are no female angels in the Bible.. if someone knows of a verse telling us about females ones, I would like to know of it ♥ Snoopy by Charles Schultz ♥ the smell of newly cut grass ♥

I love writing letters and have been writing since I was a child starting with my maternal gramma and I've had the same pen pals for years now. I enjoy baking and cooking and the outdoors to relax, walk, and garden. I like to sit out back on the deck in the morning with a coffee and read or visit with my neighbour. I enjoy tea in the evening or afternoon. :o) I also like packets of nice hot milk chocolate and hot apple cider. I like putting together meals with a celebration in mind like having a Mexican or Italian or German potluck and decorating the house. It's fun to have people come over with all these new dishes to try. I prefer scratch baking and cooking and implement as little as possible anything that is boxed or canned. I have finally mastered making a flaky pie crust ~ I love pies :o) When baking breads and buns I do not like caraway seeds but then one doesn't have to add them in anyway. Otherwise I can't think of a bread or bun recipe I wouldn't like other than sourdough (love a good pumpernickel).

I am of French and Ukranian descent. My maternal great-grandparents were from Crookston Minnesota and my grandparents were from Grand Rapids. Both my parents were born in Fisher Branch MB.

There was a time when I was so frightened by thunderstorms but now I love them, and we don't get that many. I also love a good blizzard which we don't get too much of either. Those are good times to have tea or a pop and popcorn, or play a board game like RISK or Monopoly!

I collect envelopes of all sizes and colours, except those little mini ones. Sometimes I make some.

LIKES: I love pastel colors, purple, deep or muted greens and even lime green, red, shades of grey, white and lemon yellow. I don't like 'busy' patterns, but I like striking colour matches.

I like candles (both household candles and the PAPYRUS line of birthday candles as well as their stationary and cards), mugs, and snowmen, clocks and watches and tea, coffee, hot chocolate and chocolate (Lindt is nice, and Purdy's which is a company in British Columbia and Alberta, also our own Laura Secord), some tins, fruit, vegetables, writing paper, mugs and stickers (food, desserts, pretty woodland creatures, bunnies, frogs, ladybugs, deer, fox, Christian and holiday themed). I love note paper, note cards, pens, and bookmarks, strawberries and blueberries and mango, cranberries and wild rice, lemons, kitchen things (I love dishes). I would love a couple 4x6 blank recipe cards ♥ ...

I like flavoured teas and coffees but dislike Chai teas and no ginger tea, fennel, green teas or white teas, nor do I like pomegranate flavoured tea ~ thank you :o) I buy new teas all the time. I do not send out old teas.

I really like Bigelow & Pickwick teas as well as Twinings and some Stash. If anyone has any Pickwick Yoghurt teas ..that would be great! please do not send me loose tea leaves unless they are bagged from the manufacturer ~ thank you

I like holiday themed cards or paper but NOT any halloween or gothic or gory.

I like lemon, apple, pumpkin, and strawberry/rhubarb pies. Love homemade orange angel food cake and cookies and shortbread, and homemade puddings. Cupcakes are not only cute to look at but wonderful to eat! I like anything cupcake related. I love strawberry things whether they be stickers, note paper, strawberry scented pens, etc. I have a small teapot with strawberries on it. :o)

I enjoy fresh peas, carrots, tomatoes, and all the other yummy veggies from the garden like beets and squash. We eat mostly chicken and fish but I also like a great steak or roast, soups, salads and side dishes.

I would be very interested in exchanging recipes. :o) I don't mind them being typed out or photocopied from the magazine or book they are from.

POSTCARDS seasons, doors, clocks, recipe postcards, chocolates, breads, military, Lord of The Rings, historical sites, maps from all countries (your state, province), postal boxes, mountains, airplanes, bridges, trains, 'Did You Know' cards, and so on! Thank you. :o) All postcards in an envelope please as they stay clean and the edges are not bent, even if the swap says naked, I would really prefer an envelope (unless that's an extra cost to you).

I like both the Lancome and Merle Norman skin care and seem to be easing my way more into the Merle Norman. This is just useless info ~ I'm not expecting anything from anyone!

TRAVEL/PEOPLE/COUNTRIES: I haven't done much traveling. Been to all the provinces west of us and to one province east of us. I would like to one day see all of Canada. I been been down as far as North Carolina and really liked it. Would like to see Kentucky, Connecticut, Phillidelphia and a few others. As far as International goes I would like to see Ireland, Israel, the UK, Russia, Austria and Belgium. Seeing everything and everywhere would be wonderful! I would very much like to go to Belgium for its sites, chocolate, and lace.

People are so incredibly interesting. We are so different and so much the same. I wish we all had more compassion and patience with each other. I wish we were more comfortable with each other and what we need are more hearty laughs and bear hugs!

DISLIKES: no glitter on cards ~ I dislike that shiny stuff all over my face, floor, and everywhere I don't like anything to do with The Simpsons, Mr Bean, skulls or halloween or Harry Potter. Nothing to do with Buddhism, New Age, astrology, wiccan, nor do I 'worship' things that have been created as they were made for our enjoyment only. I can't say that I like multi-view postcards or cartoon themed things (I like Snoopy and Peanuts) and I don't like the smell of cigarette or cigar smoke either ~ tho I won't overreact about it as I did smoke for 30 years. But it does bother me now. No dotee dolls or dolls of any kind. I don't like hard candies or gummies, but funny thing is I do like our maple candies and jelly beans :o). I DON'T LIKE walnuts. :o) no Chai teas, no pomegranate, no ginger or jasmine tea no shrimp or squid or lobster recipes ~ my family won't eat that so I won't cook with it ..thanks! :o) no glitter

WISH LIST: ** fruity teas, lemon, orange, raspberry ~ I like Stash and Twinings brand names among others ** anything to do with strawberries, lemons, oranges, raspberries, as in stationery, envelopes, teas, etc ** Christian anything ** polar bears, fruit, kitchen, camping, tea cup or teapot related, outdoors - pretty much any stickers except for teacher ones or numbers/alphabet ** cupcake recipes, stationery or note cards and envelopes ** love things Canadian and red and white ** a lot of what would be in my wishlist is also in my likes list **

Some of you people are so incredibly artistic and creative. I'm not there but I will enjoy doing some crafting.

If anyone is interested, I'm up for private swaps. :o)

!! Everyone, please rate your partners !!


2bneat rated for Enjoying Autumn ~ Canada on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for hosting this fun swap! I will try your new pumpkin recipe as we have so many pumpkins in our garden this year. Congratulations on your daughter's wedding what a great reason to celebrate. All the best to you.♥
Response: Thank you very much for all your nice comments :o) And a sincere thank you for the heart!
minniepic rated for WIYM::surprise postcard swap #2 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards:)
Response: You're so welcome ~ thank you for the heart!
rmrascal rated for CS Group: Being Thankful on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Pink Lovely stationary
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart Regina!
LavenderSprinkles rated for Recipe Theme: Autumn on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. I just love Autumn season. These recipes will be so fun to make.
Response: Thank you! It's always nicer to get something if you can use it ♥ Thank you for the rating and the heart. :o)
Comment: Thank you for the great card and the wonderful story of Winnipeg and Winnie the Pooh.
Response: You're very welcome. After I sent you the swap I watched the movie again, and I cried. If you ever get the chance to see it...♥ Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Cariboocarol rated for WIYM::surprise postcard swap #2 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Hi Pat! Thank you for the postcards---they are all nice!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart, Carol. ♥
ladyfluorspar rated for 30 gram Envelope #4 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for rating. :o)
SarahCD rated for Canadian Swappers: To Create or Not! on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the package! :)
Response: So glad you got it. I wash recently wondering about it. :o) Thank you for the heart!
mrsD rated for 30 gram Envelope #4 on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: loved everything, especially the washi :) thank you!
Response: Thanks so much for the kind rating and the heart :o)
mrsD rated for Sept Happy Mail on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: amazing goodies! thank you so much for everything, especially the postcards xo
Response: Well, you made me very happy ~ so glad you liked your items! Thank you for the rating and the heart. :o)
LavenderSprinkles rated for Tea with a Friendship Note on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Gave you a heart and a star hosting. I hope things turn out well with your grandbaby. Your letter was nice to read. Thanks for the lavender tea. It smelled really lovely.
Response: Thank you very much! I'm so glad it didn't get lost somewhere. Have a great weekend coming up! ♥
Comment: Thanks for the recipes, recipe cards and notecards (that raspberry one is great)! Thanks for hosting in the group.
Response: You're welcome on the hosting :o) ...thank You very much Sandra, for the very nice rating and the heart!
tammie11 rated for Recipe Bookmarks! on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the two lovely bookmarks.
Response: How kind of you ~ thank you very much for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed reading about things that make you happy :)
Response: What a nice comment ~ thank you! I appreciate the rating and the heart. :o)
agneslyra rated for CHWH - Quick stationery swap on Aug 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for this swap and the cute stickers you sent me. Have a nice day!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you kindly for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!! I will make use of everything you sent!! ❤
Response: You're very welcome. :o) Thank you for the rating and heart!
frogginghappy rated for TAlk About your Town or City on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter, accompanying postcards and pretty stickers. I loved reading about Winnipeg and I do wear my helmet properly and follow the rules of the road when cycling 😉. It sounds like a wonderful place to live, even if I have heard it referred to as Winterpeg, lol. I hope both your daughters had great birthdays and you enjoyed your time together! Have a great day 😁
Response: I'm so glad you use a helmet when riding. When we told our kids they had to, once it became a by-law so long ago, they all quit riding. Childlike dumb or what? Yes, we sure do refer to this city as winterpeg (but that's ok!). Husband, daughters, and I did enjoy our time together ~ thank you for that, and your kind rating and the heart. :o)
justmesks rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #4 on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards and for including an extra one.
Response: You're welcome Sandy. Thank you so much for the heart. :o)
TakenByChance rated for 30 gram Envelope #3 on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope of goodies! These telegram sheets are so neat! And I was just talking to my mom last week about how we both wanted to see the Cavalia Odeysseo show, but never made it happen...thank you for the lovely postcard of that. I'm thankful that I do not have any health issues that would be agrivated by the air quality! Many people around here and the evacuation locations are not so fortunante. I hope you are also enjoying your summer (and that our poor air quality isn't reaching you! It has traveled quite the distance!!)
Response: We've had a decent enough summer. It never did get really hot like in previous years and the nights have been to cool for vegetables. I can understand how farmers feel. But no complaining on it as no flooding and no fires to kick us out of our home. It's difficult to imagine being taken from all you know and own. The smoke hasn't reached us from your west coast. Some years its come in from AB fires. Have a great Autumn! ..thank you so much for the wonderful rating, and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards and extra stickers!! I can't see the Mountains from where I am.. I'm about 3 hours east. But I'm hoping to move closer to them within the next year or two!! :) Have a wonderful day! Shelley
Response: Thank you very much for the heart Shelley! That would be great if you could move closer. And it's such nice driving through there too. Go for a picnic!

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Conniegirl on Oct 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for angeling the Enjoying Autumn - Canada swap. Going to make the pumpkin muffins over the weekend! :)

Evelynswap on Aug 5, 2017:

Hi! I'd like to send you a preview from the 3 Notecards/Envelope to 1 partner swap I am making for you :)


LittleRed on Aug 20, 2015:

There is a Stuff a Smarties Box Swap -Fall/ Autumn themed in the Canadian Swappers Group. We'd love to have you join!! Come by the Canadian Swappers Group and have a look:)

2bneat on Mar 10, 2015:

Thank you so much for all the extra scripture postcards and notecards you sent my way. They will all get used.♥

Elliepatterson on Dec 24, 2014:


A Very Merry Christmas to you!!!

BlueberryLady on Sep 7, 2014:

Love the Bread Recipes you sent.. Came in Yesterday's mail- We just got back from a out of Town Wedding this afternoon and I got your CCD Profile Surprise with the Happy Letter .....

rexypants on Apr 17, 2014:

Glad the washi tape samples made found their way to you. It was my pleasure :)

clutterfree on Mar 7, 2014:

Happy March Pat...Just a note to let you know I'm thinking about you. Hope your new year is off to a good start!! I have stopped all international swaps for now...moved to NY this past year and I am so ready for WINTER to be over!! Hugs and blessings...Charlene

ginabee on Dec 25, 2013:

Merry Christmas, Pat! Hope you are warm and happy. Hugs.

ginabee on Sep 22, 2013:

Thanks for sending me the card and note! You are a sweet friend. I will write you back, soon.

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