Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2022 4:02 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2009
Last Online: May 21, 2022
Birthday: August 16, 1950
Country: United States

What's Happening in my Life

News Alert: I have started the 2022 "A through Z" Book Swaps. Posted "G" Book Swap.

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.


Just finished the 8th book in the Wildlife Series by Todd A. Vandivert (My ex-brother-in-law) "Follow the Water" can be found on Amazon.com. The best one yet. I also, read "The Runaway" written & illustrated by my niece, Marianne. Also, can be found on Amazon.com & Marianne has released her 2nd Book "Try and Stop Me".

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 am reading "Year One" now. 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 71 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 too 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 & Joey Feek.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Aquaman/Jason Mamoa!!, 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 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 of 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: News Alert. Sunday night 2/12/22 A Kitten found it's way to my yard. God says "Your not finished with rescuing!" Mr. Socks is Black w/4 white paws. Current Dawgs: Oscar Mayer the Weiner (5+ year). Prince the Pekingese16 Catz: Nommy, 15 lbs about 5 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 Un-sifted Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda 2 Eggs, slightly beaten 1 (28-oz) jar NonSuch 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.


Meangelgal77 rated for The Road to Emmaus Bible Study on May 16, 2022
24Donna rated for Titus 3 Bible Study on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me. I so enjoy these studies. Thank you for the beautiful bookmark! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! God bless you
KathyB rated for 2022 "F" Book Swap on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
DollyDotBoo rated for This or That: Food Edition #1 on May 9, 2022
Comment: thank you! πŸ”πŸŸπŸ“πŸ­πŸ¦
TheEngineer rated for This or That #1 on May 4, 2022
Singlecrafter rated for This or That #1 on May 2, 2022
Cindymt rated for This or That #1 on May 2, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
KSENiA rated for ESG: The ABC's of me on May 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
satinification rated for This or That: Food Edition #1 on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: I was very surprised when found your email ;) Didn't expect it. Thanks for sharing your list!
arcanabex rated for This or That: Food Edition #1 on Apr 26, 2022
ariestess rated for ESG: The ABC's of me on Apr 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
KathyB rated for 2022 "E" Book Swap on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!! Can't wait to read it!! Stephen Carter wrote a book about his Grandmother called Invisible. I found it at Dollar Tree. Haven't gotten to read it yet.
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment & Heart. Happy Reading.
JossieAyame rated for ESG: The ABC's of me on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing! We have quite a few likes in common :)
ArtfulFig rated for Titus 2 Bible Study on Apr 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your thoughts and insights on Titus 2. I enjoyed reading them. I especially liked the bookmark and quote.
24Donna rated for Titus 1 Bible Study on Apr 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing! Great study! Happy Easter and God bless you
MeetSarah87 rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your 3-2-1. Fingers are crossed that you soon will find out what are you suffering ofl. I am happy to hear that you could see your family again. It was a hard time during covid restrictions.
Response: Proper diagnosis: Lichen Sclerous (Auto Immune) Won't kill you but sure makes your life uncomfortable.
Cindymt rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
mermaidery rated for ESG: 3-2-1 on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: I hope you get everything sorted and are able to work towards your goals for this year. Wonderful that you got to see family after a long spell. Thank you for sharing!
countrylover57 rated for Prayer Bible Study on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: A good study... Scriptures to keep on hand daily
Burger1girl rated for 2022 "D" Book Swap on Mar 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the books! I love the action/thriller book. I'll read the romance on a rainy day. Thank you for this swap. I love books!! Thanks again!

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Burger1girl on Feb 11, 2022:

Thank you so much for the "A" books! I appreciate you stepping in and doing this for me! I love our book swaps we join! I love Nora Roberts!! Happy Reading!!

2Hearts on Dec 29, 2021:

Hello! I just opened up the cookbooks you sent to me for TCHH - for Christmas Cookbook. I love them so much and the waiting to open was worth it! What a special gift! I can't wait to try some of the recipes! Thank you!

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!


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