Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 3:13 am


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: January 28, 2023
Birthday: May 8, 1956
Country: United States
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PLEASE NOTE: If I mark a swap as being sent and that day has no mail delivery, it's because I put it in a USPS box by our mail room (which is just down the hall from me).

If it's not in the box by the time the mail comes, it doesn't get picked up till the next day so when I put a letter in the box in the evening or on the weekend and it shows marked as being sent on a Sunday or the prior day is marked sent and the postmark shows the following day, this is why ...

I mark sent as soon it goes into our USPS box because I'm afraid if I didn't, that I'd totally forget and wouldn't mark it sent at all. Old age? Perhaps! lol


For at least the past 6 months (and probably longer than that too but I didn't check as carefully as I do now) ... I seem to end up with quite a few people who do not feel it's important to rate the swaps and then I have to message them and then HOPE that they'll rate me. There have been some who have not even after I messaged them.

If this keeps up, I am tired of having to write and ask (beg?) for a rating and after a certain period of time, I'm just going to start listing non-raters on my profile. There's a rating system for a reason and I thought it was a requirement to do so.

At the same time, any non-raters who do get listed will not be eligible to join my swaps. If I do get them as a partner in a swap that I join then all I can do is hope that they'll rate me and if they do, then I'll remove their name from the non-raters list. I hate to do it but being rated is important to me and I imagine it is to the person who isn't rating but only if they don't get rated themselves I think is when they care about it - not when they won't rate others swaps.

Hi! My name is Debi and am a 65 year old Christian woman and I would love to hear from anyone who was born on that exact same day, which is May 8, 1956. I've looked for years but as of yet have not found anyone on that exact day.

A bit about me, I'm divorced, have 2 kids who are grown and on their own and also have 7 grand-kids and am a GREAT-Grandma to Jax and Kayden, Aimee (age 4) and baby Madilynn was born @ 12:06 a.m., Oct. 25, 2018.

Besides my kids and grand-kids, I have a very spoiled cat named Kyla, who turned 11 on July 22nd (2021) - [Yep, that's her in the picture below!]

A couple of years ago when she turned 9, we were actually the same age for a year 'cuz ya see, I've always heard that cats age 7 years to a persons 1 year and if that's the case then when Kyla turned 9, I times that by 7 and voila! Ky and I are were both ... 63 for the year! LOL

No fair, she looked far better than I did at that age! Ha! Ha!


A few of my favorite things

A few of my favorite things (which I'll add more to at some point in time) are:

  • Country Churches

  • Castles

  • Carousels

  • Cats

  • Receiving long legible letters that are detailed and that tell me about you and your life (how your week is going, about your neighbors, your town, what you see out of your window, etc. ... just about normal every day things in your life!)

Favorite Crafts

  • Plastic canvas
  • My HAPPY PLANNER (Love it so much!)

I also love vintage photos as well, especially the regular sized pictures of anybody [don't worry, if the photo isn't identified and you don't know who the person is ... I'll give them a name. LOL]

Now, can you just see my daughter going through junque journals after I'm gone and seeing someone in it named Uncle Dan or Aunt Isabelle and her sitting there wondering why I had never told her about them.

Then she'd wonder what side of the family and hey, maybe even look at other family pics trying to find similarities to her "new kin" she didn't know about. Ha! Ha!

Maybe I really ought to tell her about the pics and make sure she knows any in the junque journals and such aren't gonna be family pics. (Hopefully I'll remember to tell her .... lol)

I love paper crafts and pretty washi tape.

My Likes & Dislikes

  • Postcards [or pictures] of carousels

  • Would absolutely love and treasure any postcards of: Swansea,MA; Gone With the Wind; Carousels and any on the Royal Family, Downton Abbey or any other Royal Family around the world (Kings, Queens, Prince and Princesses.)

  • I also would love a card from Yulee, Florida if anyone were to have one AND one from Savannah, Georgia!

  • Even more so, I would love to be able to get a postcard from a plantation house from the south. I fell in love with Tara when I read and then watched "Gone With the Wind" and would love postcards from that type of house - the white pillars and well, a plantation house.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!

  • I also would welcome any and all Happy Planner stickers (especially the small floral ones as I am using the Happy Planner Skinny Classic and they'd fit it better than bigger stickers though if they can be cut down, they'd work as well!)

  • Anything on or about the Royal Family [especially Princess Di, William, Kate and the kids

I really have no special love for Price Charles or Camilla so would not like anything about them and right now I'm not happy with Harry and never did care for his wife

  • I absolutely adore fine nibbed fountain pens and writing with them! Nope, I'm not hinting or asking for any because I have plenty of them, but just throwing in here with my likes, how much I love writing with them. I'd never used one until December 2015 and I immediately fell in love the minute I put the pen to paper!


  • Anything with skulls

  • Anything dark or evil

  • No adult themes

  • Terrible handwriting to the point that I have to struggle to read the letter and a good part of the time, I can't make it all out no matter how hard I try. VERY frustrating!

Hate to do it, but ...


I have put off doing this for a VERY long time but finally it's come to the point that some people just ignore your messages asking them to rate you and well, I've had enough.

@Fabriqueen - "Email swap #1 - coronavirus"


@Fabriqueen - Postcards With a Prompt #123 - US Only (Note: Diane did finally rate me for this swap. The swaps send-by date was MARCH 13, 2021 and was rated on MAY 27, 2021.


cynaemon rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks.
rarjones rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the special verse you posted on my wall. Always a blessing to read His Word.
Response: You're welcome! And, thank you for the quick rating and for the heart as well. Have an awesome day, Rose! 🌹🌹🌹
Fritosmom rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing 2 Chronicles 7:14. This is one of my favorites. To God be the Glory.
Response: I'm glad you liked the verse! Thanks so much for the rating.
yvonne401 rated for AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: That's one of my favorite scriptures. You picked a good one.
Response: So happy you liked the verse I chose and ... thanks for the rating (and the heart!) πŸ˜€
aurelas rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: Happy Nothing Day!
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating! πŸ˜ƒ
Nevi2018 rated for (E-mail) A Christmas Bible Study on Dec 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks It was Good
Response: Thank you! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
Nevi2018 rated for What Did You Buy?? on Dec 10, 2022
Comment: The lamp is beautiful and I to think of Cardinals for my mom who died in 2015!!
Response: πŸ’• πŸ’• πŸ’•
Comment: Thank you!
Response: 🌹🌹🌹 Have a great weekend and thanks for joining my swap!
Fritosmom rated for (E-mail) A Christmas Bible Study on Dec 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing. God Bless
Response: Thanks so much for the quick rating, I really appreciate it (and the heart too!) πŸ˜ƒ
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas Thank you for such prompt sharing. Merry Christmas.
rarjones rated for (E-mail) A Christmas Bible Study on Dec 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your answers:) Merry Christmas!
Response: Thanks so much for the quick rating, I really appreciate it (and the heart too!) πŸ˜ƒ
Comment: TY for sharing your answers with me. All the names of Jesus are beautiful and reveal who He is. I love that our God is a revealing God and wants us to know Him. Have a great week!
Response: Rose ... Wow, thanks so much for the quick rating and for the heart! Have a good day. 🌹🌹🌹
kelliegirl6 rated for What Did You Buy?? on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: I’m with you… I refuse to go out for Black Friday. So glad you found the cardinal lamp! I love seeing cardinals.
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and ... Wishing you a your family a Merry Christmas!
riverwatcher rated for What Did You Buy?? on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: I love the cardinal lamp! I agree about the crowds. Stores are crazy this time of year. Happy holidays to you. πŸŽ„πŸŽ
Response: Thanks so much for the rating ... Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Comment: I have never seen either of those shows
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and for the heart! πŸ’•πŸ’•
Nevi2018 rated for Journaling Email Swap #2 on Dec 4, 2022
Comment: Sorry I am Late At Rating!! Great Journal Entry!! I loved it!!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and for the heart! πŸ’•πŸ’• Have an awesome day!
Idril rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #22 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Nicely done! Sounds to me like you did plenty. I know I haven't gotten nearly as much done this round as I wanted either, but progress is progress! Here's hoping you had a good Thanksgiving!
Response: Thank you so much - for the rating and for the heart. πŸ’•πŸ’•
Response: Thanks so much!

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CherryBlossomLady on Jan 28, 2023:


For some reason I feel like this one is appropriate for our times: β€œAnd he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation." Acts 2:40 RSV-CE

Be safe out there! Indira (cherry blossom lady)

Fritosmom on Jan 23, 2023:

Before I became a Christian, I had a terrible problem with forgiving people for even the slightest infraction. AGOCF-Bible Quotes #1- Today I say "Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only to find out that the prisoner was me." Matthew 6:14 For if you FORGIVE other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also FORGIVE you.

yvonne401 on Jan 22, 2023:

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

I hope you liked the verses I chose for you.



rarjones on Jan 22, 2023:

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

rarjones on Jan 22, 2023:

….behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age.
Matt. 28:20

Jehovah Shammah - The Lord Is There/Present

AGOCF ~ Bible Quote #1

Nevi2018 on Dec 14, 2022:

Merry Christmas Deb. Hope you have the merriest of them all and the HAPPIEST of New Years!! Even if its a stay at home kind of Holiday maybe buy yourself something nice or some good food!! YUM!! One New Years Eve I made myself A GIANT spread of Cheese and Crackers and Chips and dip and RANG in the NEW YEAR WOOT WOOT!!

Nevi2018 on Sep 24, 2022:


tamtamlee on Jan 28, 2022:

Thanks, I'm glad to be back

KarlaKC on Dec 28, 2021:

Hi, Debi! Thank you for your greeting in my Comments on my Profile! It's always lovely to hear from you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to a brand new year! It's always nice to get a "clean slate" or a "do-over". Let's make it a great one! β€οΈπŸ“«πŸŽ‡

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 25, 2021:

HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!! GOBBLE GOBBLE!!! I am thankful for my friends, family and Swap bot, I made great friends like you :) Save a turkey eat a cow haha!!! I hope you're healthy. I am ready for our private letter swap whenever you are. I have NOT forgot about you

Why didn't the turkey eat his Thanksgiving dinner?

Cause he was stuffed LOL

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