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  1. uclalum

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    It's interesting that you can read someone's previous posts by clicking on their name. I don't think I will do this again.Thank you Papaya for all of your hard work.;)
     
  2. teachingmomof4

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    I will do it again.......:blush:
     
  3. sharon122

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    I'd love to do it again with more luck this time! ( and a sp in the US!!- postage is very high!)
     
  4. StickyNotes

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    what would be a good month to start?
     
  5. MrsC

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    I loved participating this time--thanks, yet again, Christy!--but would probably pass next time; I'm feeling more than a little badly for the huge postage costs for sending things here.
     
  6. ChristyF

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    MrsC I'm sure there are others who are in Canada, that's just something we would need to consider. I'd hate to see you not take part because of that.
     
  7. ABall

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    I think if you do it next time, you should get sign ups going for January. Have the first note, card or package be sent out in time for valentines day........ then St. Patrick's Day, Easter, etc.... I think it would be fun but I'm not going to participate, however I'm here if you need help. I think you should set up guidlines for sign ups...... no newbies, and only those who were active in the last round, require one card per month. --- a lot of people said they had a hard time moneywize but a card is not expensive, could be hand made and only cost the price of one stamp....... aditional goodies optional.


    alas, thats just my humble opinions.
     
  8. ABall

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    that way it would be:
    Feb.
    Mar.
    Apr.
    May
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    By then most people are on vacation.
     
  9. StickyNotes

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    I agree Aball, I already have a list of who is interested and am making sure it is people who were "active" participants last round.
     
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    The winter months would be great since they are so dry and dull, a little pick me up might be nice!
     
  11. KLily21

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    I'd like to do it again!

    I agree with others that perhaps there should be more specific guidelines before it starts. Maybe we could have some sort of mailing date deadline. That way we all know roughly when to expect packages. Also, I know that I'm a person who's more likely to get things done when I know there's a deadline and others are counting on me to have things finished by a certain time. Just a thought.
     
  12. clarnet73

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    Yes... I think having a "theme" and a "target date" for each one is an awesome idea. :)
     
  13. sdj284

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    Amers,
    You have a box on the way,sorry I was slow but I did have fun with your gifts.:) Let me know when you get it!
    sdj284
     
  14. sdj284

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    Clarnet73,
    It was always nice to get a treat from you. Even better they always came on a day I needed a pick up! Thanks for all you did. I love the turtle you made. It's in my kitchen- I don't think it will make it to school.:)
    sdj284
     
  15. Amers

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    sdj284, thanks for my packages! I loved coming home to them! It brightened my day! I'm going to be using the dice you sent in math tomorrow with my probability lesson. I'll let you know when I get the last package!

    Christy, I dropped your last package off at the post office yesterday, so hopefully it will get there before Christmas....especially since it has some Christmas goodies in it!
     
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    Teachertime, your big box arrived today and I can't thank you enough! All those lovely things, and each one individually wrapped! Statues and cute paper clips and candles and TURTLE CANDY and lotion and multi-colored staples and ornaments and, and, and. . . well, it was like an early Christmas morning for me. Thank you So So So very much!

    Also, I LOVED that beautiful shiny paper! I saved the biggest piece and wrapped my sister's gift in it; it was so beautiful.
     
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    I would do this again it was fun.
     
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    It's interesting that you can read someone's previous posts by clicking on their name. I don't think I will do this again.Thank you Papaya for all of your hard work.

    What is that sup. to mean?

    Anyway I am sorry I did not make your experience enjoyable I tried my best and its ashame for us to did not recieve anything!
     
  19. uclalum

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    I am just confused because you mentioned that you sent out several packages. I decided to read your posts to check to see the timeframe when the packages were sent. However, in your post in September you said that you were almost ready to send a second package. In October you posted again that the second package would be sent soon. In early November you posted that you still hadn't sent the package but that you would send it soon. A few weeks later you posted again that you were going to send the second package.
    So if you didn't send anything during that time period, when was something sent?
     
  20. tiggerteacher

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    I sent a second package with everything in November. I am sorry you didn't get it. I am sorry you don't believe me and its nice to know that you checked up me.
     
  21. uclalum

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    If I didn't believe you I wouldn't have checked the posts. Like I said, I was trying to get a time frame of when the packages were sent.

    I know this was kind of confusing to both of us. I'd like to apologize for the way my posts came across to you.:sorry:
     
  22. teachingmomof4

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    Missy...I am going to attempt to go to the post office to send your package today. lol It will probably be pretty busy but I want to get it to you as close to Christmas as possible. Merry Christmas!!
     
  23. Amers

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    sdj284,
    I got my package today! Thank you so much! Everything in it was great. What a nice end to a hectic day. I especially love the comfy socks! My feet are always so cold; those will be great! I appreciate everything you've sent me these last few months! You were a great SP! I hope you and your family have a great Christmas!
     
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    Merry Christmas to you, too, teachingmomof4! Thanks for thinking of me at this hectic time of year.
     
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    It actually was not busy at all at the post office. :blush: I only had to wait behind 2 people and one of them was only getting stamps. Anyway, it's on it's way, Missy. It will arrive after Christmas but not too much later. Let me know when it gets there. Have a great holiday to you and to everyone! :party:
     
  26. Missy

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    Hey, I love stretching Christmas out!!
     
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    Amers, I got my package today. Thank you SO much!! I am listening to the cd as I type this. It's a great one! I love the purple snowflakes, too!! Thank you again for everything that you have sent, I have really enjoyed it.:hugs:
     
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    You're welcome! I'm glad you got it before Christmas! I was a little nervous about it!
     
  29. ABall

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    I wish all the secret pals a very Merry Christmas.
     
  30. StickyNotes

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    Happy Holidays to all!
    If you are interested in participating in the Round 2 Secret Pals in the Spring, I will be sending out Elfster.com invites in January. But to do so, I need email addresses. So PM me your email addy if you are interested (and contributed this past round!)
     
  31. MrsC

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    Christy--I got your last package on the 24th. The candle fits in beautifully with some candy cane striped ones I have in my family room; the treats have been a extra "treat" at this time of year. My husband got a kick out of the "Road Kill Seasoning" (I tucked it into his stocking) as well as the "Slap Ya Mama" seasoning you sent earlier.

    Thanks so much, again, for being such a great Secret Pal!
     
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    You are most definitely welcome! I got my dad and uncle some of the road kill seasoning, too. They love it! One of the best parts of Christmas (candy at least!) is those cream drops. They make a great fudge, too!

     
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    Bandnerdtx, I received your last package on the 24th, and it was a nice treat just before Christmas. I loved the brain challenge book--it has some really great subject matter and I think it will be a good way of reviewing material instead of formally testing the students.
    I also want to thank you for the notes forms--again something I could really use.

    I'm sorry I didn't respond until now. I've been very busy (as you were probably too) and then I got a bit of a stomach flu late yesterday and most of today. Thank goodness, it was basically a 24 hour bug and didn't linger too long.

    Thanks for being such a great secret pal to me. It means a whole lot.

    teachertime
     
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    Teachertime, I'm glad you got that last package. I was worried... the mail box place had their, um... "b" team, I guess you could say, working that day. It was an interesting experience. Picture Ned Flanders meets Larry the Cable Guy. Oy. LOL!

    I'm glad you liked everything. You were fun to purchase for! Made me wish I taught the little ones -- well, just for a few moments anyway. :D
     
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    DizzyKates- you have been a wonderful, thoughtful pal... and I just received my starbucks card..... you are great... Thank you sooooo much!
     
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    sdj, you should be getting one FINAL package in the next few days; I sent it out on Monday. I finally found what i was looking for (or, perhaps, Alice finally gave it back! ;))
     
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    Klily - I opened the wedding gift you sent and then we played it with my brother and his girlfriend. It was great, many laughs!! Thank you so much!

    Dizzy
     
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    ABALL! I did it I did it I did it! I finallly mailed the package! It has the contents of what would have been the October package, the November package, the December package and something for the new year.

    The terrible situation at my work is mostly at fault for you not getting the packages. I was picking up nice things for you all the time, but remembering to mail them was just to much to handle.

    Oh my daughter wrapped every single one, and well she likes tape REALLY LIKES it, have fun! :D
     
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    Teachingmomof4,

    I loved my package! You sent so many thoughtful things; I love the candles and I used the holiday serving trays for the loads of company we have had this week. Thanks also for the book - it is on my nightstand waiting until I finish what I am reading now.

    Thank you!!
     
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    clarnet73
    I got your box and just loved the turtle. It will look cool in my lr and I have wanted that lotion for a while. Hope you had some time off that went well and this week was swell!
    Thank you!
     

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