Swap-bot Time: June 30, 2022 3:15 am


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: June 27, 2022
Birthday: May 8, 1956
Country: United States
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About Me

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.


Jjean rated for Questions for Fun - Email on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing - Sorry I am so late rating....
Response: Thanks so much for the rating, Jean. Have a great weekend! 🌹🌹🌹
colleenbUSA rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #12 on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: I'm sorry you're so sick! I hope you feel better soon!
Response: Thanks so much, Colleen. Thankfully I'm feeling much better now. I finished the last of my 10 days of antibiotics yesterday and for the most part, I'm feeling pretty much back to normal. Thank God! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart. Have an awesome day! 🌹🌹🌹
QuinGem rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #12 on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Wow! Great that you got anything done with all that trauma! Big hugs to you and hope you are recovered soon. And, CONGRATS on the no smoking. Hope that continues.
Response: Thanks so much, Kim. I'm feeling way better now - finished my last antibiotics this morning. As for the not smoking, well - that didn't last much longer than the 7 days, I'm sad to say. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Nevi2018 rated for Questions for Fun - Email on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: Very Nice Read!! Like it Alot!!
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating! 🌹🌹🌹
kelliegirl6 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of the sweet animals!
Response: You're welcome ... and thank YOU so much for the rating and the heart! Have a good weekend. πŸ’• πŸ’•
Ace330660 rated for Questions for Fun - Email on Jun 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your answers !
Response: Thank you for the rating as well. Have an awesome day!
mermaidery rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #11 on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: I have so many files and emails to delete that I dread even thinking about going through them. You were productive! Thank you for sharing. :]
Response: Thanks so much, Kris! Yeah, I have so many files/emails as well and the only way I can handle them is making myself do only a certain number at a time (or I probably would never get rid of any. lol) Thanks for the heart and the rating, Have a great day!
teddygirl rated for *Just write* email #2 on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks so very much for your email about your day! The train sounds like a great experience, I'd love to buy some postcards on that! We just had an election too, it's no fun voting when it's hard to decide preferences! You are so lucky to have your friend take you places! Have a great day! Greetings from Australia Lisa πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί πŸ˜€
Response: Thank you so much for your quick review, I really appreciate it. Have an awesome day, Lisa! 🌹🌹🌹
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: JR did a great job with these, and I enjoyed your text!
Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed both the pics and my ramblings. πŸ˜€ Thanks so much for the heart and the quick rating as well. Have a good week!
hazelwitch3 rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #10 on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Hi Deb, Well done -- you actually accomplished a lot of the things on your list. It's hard to motivate yourself when you don't feel well -- good on you for keeping going.
Response: Thanks so much, Betty. I hope you're doing well and I'm wishing you well on your upcoming surgery. (Hugs)
QuinGem rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #11 on May 31, 2022
Comment: Great job. You got a lot done!
Response: Thank you and thanks so much for the quick rating as well as the heart. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
junemoon rated for *Just write* email #2 on May 24, 2022
Comment: Many thanks for writing an interesting letter. I enjoyed reading it.
Response: Thanks so much for the quick rating, June and also for the compliment. You totally made my day! 🌹🌹🌹
colleenbUSA rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #10 on May 18, 2022
Comment: Good job! Thanks for hosting!
Response: Thanks for the rating Colleen and you're so welcome for my hosting these swaps. Have an awesome week! πŸ’•
Foxtales rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #9 on May 4, 2022
Comment: Don't be too hard on yourself for not getting much done. I wasn't very successful either. Everything you got done is a step forward from when you started. I hope you're feeling better soon and that the Dr. finds out what's wrong. Hugs to you!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I did go to the Dr. yesterday and have an order for a test so hopefully they'll figure out what's going on. Have a great rest of your week and thank you for the rating and the heart. (Hugs)
MamaKek rated for E-mail Accountability Swap #9 on Apr 30, 2022
Comment: Here is to being productive!
Response: Thanks so much for the quick rating and for the heart! Have a great weekend and thank you for joining my swap. 🌹🌹🌹
dorcii rated for March 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for your mail :) The book itself sounds really interesting, I agree, so it's very sad to know that it didn't have a proper ending :(
dorcii rated for ESG: The ABC's of me on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks a lot for your list :)
BethiquaC rated for March 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: Sorry your book was such a dud - hope this month is a better reading one!
Response: Thanks so much, Beth. Have a great day! 🌹🌹🌹
Comment: Thank you for the wide variety of recommendations! I really enjoyed DaisyYellowArt :)
Response: You're so welcome! Yes, DaisyYellowArt is my favorite - also she has a website named that and every June and July she has a thing called ICAD (which stands for Index Card A Day) and it's a really fun thing to do! Thanks for the rating and for the heart! πŸ˜€
CraftyShana76 rated for ESG: The ABC's of me on Apr 17, 2022
Comment: I enjoyed learning more about you. TYSVM for sharing with me!
Response: Shana, thanks so much for the heart and the rating! I hope your Easter was a good one. πŸ˜€

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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

HappyMom on Sep 26, 2021:

Thank you for hosting the 15 questions swap and sharing your answers with me!

Fritosmom on Aug 23, 2021:

I just read your 50 Random Questions. Thank you for sharing. I sent you mine. Hope you enjoy.

OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

LindaW on Apr 1, 2021:

Have a blessed Easter!🌼

SunflowerRose on Sep 26, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Psalm 28:6-7

β€œPraise be to the LORD for He has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”

PegOGood on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3:

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:9-10

Fairwind on Dec 30, 2017:

Quick and Easy Profile Message Swap-- Hello Debi, It was interesting to read you live in Titusville. My grandmother's sister lived there here entire adult life and my grandmother also lived there with her on and off at times. I remember seeing the photos and hearing the stories about life there. I liked hearing about the Amish they would see from time to time. I hope you have a lovely New Year's 2018!!!!

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