Swap-bot Time: November 28, 2021 2:52 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: November 27, 2021
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT...I am currently Hosting a Book Series. Please Check it out & Thank you to ALL who have joined & completed their Swaps. I have posted "Z" BOOK SWAP. I will take a break from Hosting until 2022.

Hey, checkout the following: www.paperbackswap.com or just let me know if you want a list of what I got available. 200 BOOKS listed-Will Swap for other books.


I am currently reading the 7th book in the Wildlife Series by Todd A. Vandivert ( My ex-brother-in-law) "Hunting the Hunters" can be found on Amazon.com This month I also, read "The Runaway" written & illustrated by my niece, Marianne Cooper. Also, can be found on Amazon.com

FAVORITE BOOKS: I read/collect ALL Nora Roberts & J.D. ROBB books. Finally got to meet Nora Roberts 13 Sept 2014 in Boonsboro, MD at Turn the Page Bookstore. I love Clive Cussler - think Dirk Pitt is my "dream date"/James Patterson-Women's Murder Mystery Club/David Baldacci/Brad Meltzer. I collect Christmas love stories/ Titanic fiction/Loch Ness fiction. I went to the Titanic exhibition in Atlanta, GA & again near Dollywood & actually touched the Titanic! Although I am 70 years old, I enjoy reading Young Adult books - Harry Potter series/Percy Jackson series/Shiver/Grimm Sisters/Cherub.. Also, Suggest everyone read DEWEY-The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron based on a true story. A funny, informative, awesome story- you will laugh and you will cry. www.deweyreadmorebooks.com. I Love any Book that is a-1st in a Series, any genre or Biographies.

THANK YOU to ALL Swap-botters who follow through with sending and rating. I try to rate as soon as I receive.

Now for all you wonderful Swap-botters who read the Profiles and still don't know what to make or give- Just PM and I will give you more info relevant to that particular Swap.

ABOUT ME: I am now RETIRED as an Administrative Assistant/DATA Technician-fancy TITLE for Secretary) at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va-18 years. Before 19 years, I was with the Dept of the Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md/Edgewood Arsenal; Ft. Monmouth, NJ; and Ft. Belvoir, Va.

BELIEF: I am a Baptist. I attend Bethel Baptist Church in Bethlehem, GA since 2016. Small church-about 30 active members. I am very active - so much more since I retired. I was baptized when I was 9 years old. I did attend other churches to learn & at 38 years old recommitted my life to the God of my understanding. I am making a daily effort to study and learn. Every week, I learn something new and /or understand and have the WOW moment.

FAVORITE JEWELRY: Anything w/August Birthstone (Peridot), Hearts, Crosses, especially Holiday themed Earrings. Not to big. I do like to make Earrings. I use broken jewelry to make art pictures. DO NOT ever wear rings.


FAVORITE MUSIC: I love both kinds of music - country and western!! Ha! Ha! for those who remember the Blues Brothers. Garth Brooks is my favorite Male Singer & Reba McIntyre is my favorite Female Singer. Heavenly Singers are ELVIS & Patsy Cline.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Aquaman/Jason Momoa!!, Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii, anything with Arnold S- got to love a man with muscles & attitude. I really enjoy action films with John Travolta, Nicholas Cage, Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jason Stratham, Jack Hughman and ARNOLD!!

FAVORITE TV: Update: I will not be watching Dancing with the Stars since Tom Bergeron is gone...I had never missed an episode until now.. I am a TV addict & watch everything. I love watching You Tube videos about everything-so educational.

FAVORITE CRAFTS: Crochet, jewelry making, I love Bling and Glitter is my Friend:-

GREETING CARDS: If there is a choice - I would like handmade (I keep a Scrapbook for ideas) but if you cannot make one than the store bought will be just fine, of course, it will probably get recycled into a another card, postcard or ATC... LOL!

TEAS: Any kind of Decaf and/or Fruit flavored or, Citrus. Please no more mint-got to much.

After reading one of the forums, I decided to add: LIST OF THINGS I DO NOT WANT/NEED: Alcohol related items Wedding items Baby things Yarn Kawaii Dark things as in depressing/goth Santa Claus Disney Hello Kitty Asian/Oriental Plastic beads NO more Paper lists NO Sticky notes. Hope this helps:)

SPECIFIC WISH: I would like your PLAYING CARD-Joker only.

ATCs: I am downsizing. Let me know if you would like FREE ATCs. DO NOT WANT TO TRADE & would hate to have to trash these beautiful little works of art.

LIST OF THINGS I WOULD LIKE/WISH LIST: Although I love being SURPRISED. Anything Chihuahua or Dachshund, regular cat , Keys, Earth Day(recycling related), any color (material, ribbons, buttons, Bling) Specialty/Handmade paper & Napkins.

SOMETHING ELSE: I am an avid recycler since the first Earth Day! I believe Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and REGIFT:-) and now Re-purpose.

PET/CHILD INFO: Dawgs: Oscar Mayer the Weiner (5+ year). Prince the Pekingese 10+ old Catz: Nommy, 10 lbs about 3 year old, showed up in the backyard & made himself at home. Goes in/out the doggy door! Newly rescued Chihuahua, Kosmos, 13 years old.

FAVORITE CHRISTMAS RECIPE: Try it once and let me know what you think!

EVER-SO-EASY FRUITCAKE 2-1/2 Cups Unsifted Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 2 Eggs, slightly beaten 1 (28-oz) jar Non Such Ready-to-Use Mincemeat 1 (14-oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk) 2 Cups (1-lb) Mixed Candied Fruit 1 Cup coarsely chopped Nuts

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Generously grease a 9 inch Tube pan (here is where I coat with Sugar not flour) Sift together flour & Baking Soda; set aside. In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; blend in dry ingredients. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour-15 minutes. Cool 15 minutes. Turn out pan. Garnish as desired-I sprinkle with Powdered Sugar. TIP: When cooled thoroughly; wrapped in aluminum foil; refrigerate or freeze. *I have a 6-part individual fluted pan that I use which is great for Gift giving.

RECIPES: Anything with Jell-o gelatin or pudding. Also Love my Crockpot.


Hugsie86 rated for ESG: October - 10 Questions on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your message and your answers. I'm sorry for the loss of your pets. I'm also sorry for the very late rating. Time got away from me and I completely forgot to rate you.
Response: Better Late than Never. Happy Holidays.
Ojy rated for October 2021: What Did You Read? on Nov 25, 2021
LindaW rated for Bible Study ~ Satisfaction on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for joining the Bible study. I enjoyed reading your answers. I appreciate your encouragement.
LindaW rated for Bible Study ~ Adoption on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your encouraging words and answers to the Bible study.
Comment: Thanks for the book and the adorable card!
Pei04 rated for October 2021: What Did You Read? on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Seems like you involved the whole family in your October readings ☺️ Would love to read both books by your relatives, even though one is a childrens book. Even though I don’t know them, it’s still something special. Thanks for sharing once again. Have a wonderful day ❤️
Fabriqueen rated for Bible Study ~ Simon Peter & Jesus on Nov 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing this Bible study with me and for the encouragement card and stickers! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
24Donna rated for A Mighty Fortress Bible Study on Nov 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Great studies. God bless you
hammondeggs rated for ESG: October - 10 Questions on Nov 1, 2021
Comment: It was very enjoyable to read your answers. I feel like I know you a little bit now.
HappyMom rated for ESG: October - 10 Questions on Nov 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers and making sure all came through OK!
LadyJo rated for TCHH- Books for Christmas (Fiction) on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Looking forward to December when I will see what it is!
KathyB rated for "Y" BOOK SWAP on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you!! Sounds good. Can't wait to read it!!
Comment: Thank you so much! I appreciate everything you sent and will enjoy using them. Also thank you for the book recommendations ~ I will try to find them.
Response: They are on Amazon.comThanks for the Heart.
AnnaofTarth rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Oct 24, 2021
bordercolliemom59 rated for Book , Tea , Bookmark on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: ty
PinotAndPostcards rated for Bible Study ~ Serving on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the extra goodies!! My boys liked getting a surprise in the mail :)
Comment: Thank you for the gift! I am waiting till December. It seems like I might have received two books! :)
Response: Maybe two books?? You have to wait until Christmas....Thank you for the Heart.
KSENiA rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed reading your answers. stories about your pets warmed my heart. Thank you for rescuing them all. So much love!
jaimierandolph rated for Bible Study ~ Sabbath Rest on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Good afternoon Linda, Thank you very much for sending to me in this Bible study! I'm sorry my profile confused you and I will try and clean it up a bit tomorrow on my day off! Thank you so much for letting me no. Hugs + Prayers

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rarjones on Jul 31, 2021:

Happy August Birthday! Enjoy your special day:)

Rose CF Group

OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2020:

Hope all is well with you!!


grammypammy on Aug 12, 2020:

CF ~ Wishing you a Happy Birthday!

Enjoy your day in the Lord!


rarjones on Aug 1, 2020:

Happy August Birthday! Hope your day is extra special:)

Rose - CF Group

bb2 on Jul 9, 2020:

Thank you for the CF challenge profile surprise. I am enjoying the fun kitty book. Blessings!

LindaW on Oct 30, 2019:

Thank you for the message on my profile site. It encourages me when I hear positive feedback from people who love to study the Bible.

wendrfl on Dec 18, 2018:

ESG: Quick Friendly profile comment: wendrfl Hi Linda! I hope you had a wonderful 'button' crafting Christmas season. There are so many cool things you can do with buttons.

I can understand the mail backlog at Christmas but it must be kind of cool living in a town named "Bethlehem".

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!


ariestess on Dec 13, 2018:

Hey there! Hope you're doing well today!

I really love that fruitcake recipe you listed here. I'm always leery of fruitcake, but your recipe sounds tempting.

And now, let me offer a kind of recipe in exchange, since I see you like Jello. This is actually household illness remedy we use. It's really good for when you have a sore throat, but we pretty much use it anytime we feel sick at all. It may be a placebo effect on the illness, but I don't care.

  1. Heat water hot enough to drink without scalding mouth/throat.
  2. Add 1/4-1/3 pkg of lime or lemon Jello to a mug and add the hot water, stirring until dissolved.
  3. Drink and repeated as needed.

Have a lovely day and rest of 2018!

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astrodogg on Oct 29, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #8

Mail Deadline: Oct 31, 2018

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"When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people." -Jens Stoltenberg

wingash on Oct 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #8

“Besides, the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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