Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 11:53 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: December 16, 2017
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States

About Me

I am 51 years old and my birthday is in February. My profile name Poohtat is because one of my first tattoos was Winnie-the-Pooh. I have a lot of tattoos. I am retired. I live in Maine with my husband, two grown sons, six dogs, two gargoyle geckos, sixteen mourning geckos and twenty-one tiny dart frogs. Our house is loud, messy and fun!

My husband is my best friend and soulmate. I could not imagine life without him. My sons are wonderful young men with special needs.

Four of my dogs are Jackabees. This is a Beagle/Jack Russel cross. They all have the same parents but from different litters. Their names are Bailey, Barnum, Bella and Bunky.

My other two dogs are a Plott hound/Weimaraner mix named Samantha Jean and a Rotti/French Bulldog mix named Snuzi Q.

I love words with friends is anyone wants to play. Iā€™m not very good, but I try!

I like my postcards written on, stamped and mailed. (No envelope needed)

I have had multiple surgeries on my right(dominant) hand, wrist and elbow. This past June I had rotator cuff surgery on the same arm. Because of this, sometimes I will type my longer letters. I use a handicap pen which is the size of a mini baseball bat! If I have many cards, notes and postcards to do in one day, I will write as much as possible, but please understand i want to participate, but may have to send a typed note. I also do not mind if someone sends me a typed note or letter instead of hand written. Anyone may have a limitation and I would prefer something typed instead of being flaked. Thanks for understanding.

I do not pass on what is sent to me if it was homemade. Your art means a lot to me and I know it was special to you. I KEEP all artwork, ATCs or homemade items I receive :). I love knowing someone put their time and love into the craft.

Here is a start of a list of things I enjoy:

  • A- Art, African Violets, Air plants, AA Milne, Anchors, Autumn, action, atc

  • B- Butterflies, Bugs(no spiders!), Birds, books, baking, barking,

  • C- Cookies, Cakes, comedy, cartoons, coffee,
    cooking, camping (in my cabin), cribbage,
    crocs, cactus, cholla wood, clouds, coral, cucumbers, clover, country music, classic rock,

  • D- Dogs!, donuts, drawings, doodles, dendrobates, dart frogs,

  • E- Elephants, excitement, eclecticness,

  • F- Flowers, Fairies, Fuschia, fudge, frogs, fall,
    forest, fantasy,

  • G- Gardening, ghosts, geckos, geraniums, gargoyles,

  • H- Horses, hiking, hippos, hippies,

  • I- Indigo, Ivy, Imagination, Isopods,

  • J- Jackabees, jungle vines, jigsaw puzzles,

  • K- Kittens, Kaleidoscope, kawaii,

  • L- Lavender, Lilacs, Lizards, learning, lemonade,

  • M- Minions!, Monster High, Music, Mushrooms, magic, mystery, Moomins, mutts, maps,

  • N- Nautical, Nighttime, nasturtiums,

  • O- Opals, ovals, Owls, Orchids, octopus,

  • P- Puppies, Porcupines, Primrose, Phylobates,
    Photography, pictures, puzzles, Pink, Purple, Postcards, plants, pebbles, paintings, paw prints, pastel colors, pansies,

  • Q- Quarries, Quantum physics, Quasimodo,

  • R- Rhododendrons, Ridgeback, Riddles, Rocks, reading, rainbows

  • S- Shells, snails, seahorse, spring, seashore, scrabble, sunrise, sunset, skulls, scrabble, stationary, stickers, surprise, school, science fiction,

  • T- Toads, turtles, terrariums, tattoos, topography maps, tea,

  • U- Unicorns, USA,

  • V- Violets,vines, vivariums, vintage, velveeta,

  • W- Windmills, waterfalls, word seek/find, washi tape

  • X- Xenolith, xenomorphic,

  • Z- Zentangle, Zinnias, Zeus,

Favorite Music

I like country, classic rock, pop. I have a wide variety of music I like, but nothing classical.

Some of my favorites are Bob Seger, David Bowie, John Folgerty, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brother's Osborne, Nickelback, Neil Diamond, CCR, Kid Rock, Imagine Dragons,

Favorite Books

I love crime mysteries.

My favorite authors are Jonathan Kellerman, Stuart Woods, James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs. I also like Faye Kellerman, Richard Castle, Stephen King, Dean Koontz

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are the Minion movies. The Bourne movies. The Kingsmen, Leaugue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Mission Impossible series.

I don't go see any movie in the theater as the large screen makes me very sick. I get motion sickness even if I watch a tv larger than 50 inches!

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty, but I enjoy what others can do.

I love photography and have taken some classes with my husband. We love to take a day and go out shutter bugging.

It is always interesting to see the photos we each took of the same place but we see it so differently. Greg sees the big picture overall and I focus on the small details like a bug or a mushroom.

I am hoping to begin experimenting with doing some crafts. I am doing some atcs and find they are a lot of fun. Every scrap or small item I come across I now put in my little bin of treasures to possibly be used on my next atc. It is hard for me as I have had many surgeries on my right arm, hand and thumb. This past June I had rotator cuff surgery on this same arm and am still trying to recover. Physical therapy is challenging.

Right now I am loving the painted rock craze.

My Dart Frogs

I love my tiny little dart frogs. They call all the time. It is really fun to hear frog sounds in the middle of a snow storm in February! I am using stock photos from Google of the dart frogs as I couldn't figure out how to upload my own photos.

Leucomalas is a tiny yellow and black frog known as the Bumble Bee frog. I currently have four of these frogs and hope to raise some tadpoles next Spring to add three more to my tank. These frogs are very sociable and hop right up to my hand when I am feeding them.

Vittatus is a tiny frog that has a black body with a blue belly and an orange/red stripe or stripes down its back. I currently have 14 and three tadpoles. They have a very loud call. We can hear the upstairs tank calling when we go downstairs and hear the downstairs tank upstairs!

El Cope Auratus is a tiny Blue frog with black stripes and spots. I currently have three of these frogs. Their call is a low vibrating purrlike sound.

Favorite Television

My favorite television shows are Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, The Blacklist, Fargo, Elementary and The Big Bang Theory.


I think Kawaii characters are so cute!


Comment: Oh. My. Goodness! I literally gasped out loud when I unwrapped the seed of happiness you sent to me! It is my very first that has been given to me, and it is just PERFECT! Absolutely everything you sent is so wonderful, and I really loved reading the article about Sue. What an amazing tattoo, and meaning. I know it must bring you much joy and pride. You truly touched my heart, and made what has been a really abysmal week end on a bright and happy note. Rhank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and the PC you sent. Merry Christmas
Comment: Thank you for the sweet snowman card and PC you sent. Merry Christmas
Comment: thank you for the cool pc's, one mountain scene resembles the outlook view from a campground my family goes to each year, very comforting. thanks for the cool extras too :)
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras
HelenG6 rated for Rose's Xmas Card Swap 2017!! on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the birds-church card. I love it with the decorated envie. Have a great Chrismtas!
Comment: Thanks for sharing and so so sorry for the late rate x
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. We have cardinals at our bird feeders every year. They are so pretty. Thanks for the post card too. I just plain love kittens. I have 4 kitties but would love a kitten too. Thanks again.
Comment: I just sent out my tiger so it was nice to get him/her back! LOL Great cards and love the stickers.
judee0624 rated for Black and White #16 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks! You really got me this month!
judee0624 rated for Naked U.S. State Map Postcard #7 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Great map of ME but my husband was disappointed that it doesn't show Eastport. He like that town! 70+ degrees here today.
judee0624 rated for NYUP USA Only #33 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Cute card. It hit 70+ today. That's why we live here. Happy Holidays!
mb58ca rated for My Bucket List PCs on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Awesome goals, Jannine. Wishing you success in achieving your bucket list. Thanks for joining.
Comment: Jannine, I wish I could give you more than one heart. Thank you so much for sending me the Sequin Island Light lighthouse postcard. It was so thoughtful of you. For some reason I don't know why I have never been to that one, I have been to quite a few in Maine. Thank you for the Christmas card, Shirley
Robinarie rated for Merry Christmas Swap #3 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Merry Christmas!
supersquirrel rated for Cardinal Christmas ATC on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Hey Poohtat! Thank you for the beautiful ATC. Thank you for the sticker flakes - so cute and a special thank you for the 3 of heart cards!! Merry Christmas.
EllieBeth8 rated for Senses - Sound on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such a great swap!!! Loved all the postcards and stickers!! Have a great day! Shelley
GinaVisione rated for NYUP USA Only #33 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Love the lil MOOMIN PC! Thank you :D
SamiE rated for Upcycled from a Christmas card on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the delightful ATC. Happy Holidays.

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mgallardo68 on Dec 15, 2017:

@Poohtat today I received my lovely surprise for the Tag me...... but i send to you! tag!! I loved everything! Those buttons and washi are gorgeous! Everything inside was a joy! Always happy receiving your envies!

Zefaniya on Dec 14, 2017:

So cute!

Fever on Dec 11, 2017:

Wow, I love your frogs!!! What amazing pets - is it a lot of work to look after them?

mgallardo68 on Dec 7, 2017:

What a beautiful envie of randomness you sent me for CPG> Envies of RANDOMNESS:) tag!!! I loved everything!!! Those Postcards are amazing!!! Everything is perfect!!

caligirl7 on Dec 7, 2017:

I'm happy you liked my RAK!!! :) Happy Holidays!!!

TakenByChance on Dec 5, 2017:

Received your wonderful postcard RAK. Thanks so much! So many beautiful cards! And I love that you also picked out by stamps for me too šŸ’• thank you šŸ˜Š

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:

Snowball fight, Gotcha!

LauraM540 on Dec 5, 2017:

Thanks for the wonderful Christmas items from the Who Likes? Tag...Happy Holidays!!!

mgallardo68 on Dec 1, 2017:

What a collection you sent me for the Random Acts of Kindness > Used (written on) postcards!! Beautiful postcards and I really cannot wait to put them to great use!!! I love them so much!!! Wonderful gift! I feel I am in Christmas eve!!!

simcoe54 on Nov 28, 2017:

Used (written on) postcards RAK - Thanks for the great bunch of postcards and all fit my profile perfectly. I enjoyed looking through them and adding them to my collection!!!!

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