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Thread: SECRET SANTA CHAT

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    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
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    as i understand it, both sharon and debbie will be unavailable for the secret santa party. (if i've heard wrong, i'm sure somebody will let me know pretty quick. :lol: ) i have no idea how it was supposed to work or what they had planned but i know those of you who will be home for christmas were looking forward to some sort of group activity.

    sooooooooo ... anybody who want to open their gifts at the same time as other secret santas can gather in the chat room at 9:00 eastern time, monday, december 24th.

    i imagine everyone will have a lot to do that day, so we'll plan the mass grand opening for around 9:15. i think it would be great if those of you who have cameras got some shots of yourselves with your presents and posted them while we party.

    i'll try to cook up a quick game or two, but i think we should plan to be all wrapped up (you should pardon the pun) by 10.

    is that ok with you guys?

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    Patrice, are you saying 9:00 AM EASTERN time? That would be 6 am for us West Coasters...and I'll be rushing around getting ready to leave for work! :(
    If you mean 9:00 PM EST, I'll be out for a family b'day dinner....
    I thought we had talked about opening them on Saturday the 22nd?

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    i wasn't part of the secret santa thing. i've been seeing a lot of questions from the players but no firm answers. i'm not trying to take it over. just wanted to help.

    from what i've been reading, there won't be any such thing as one good time for everybody. some people have already indicated they'll be away. monday is the only day i have any hope of some spare time.

    this is something best decided by the players. i'm offering my services. if you all decide on something that works better for most of you, trust me - i won't be offended. i'd be very, very happy you found a way to have the party you were all looking forward to. :P

    i'll be watching here to see what you guys decide.

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    Hey all. I am a player and have received my SS gift. However, the recepient of the one I sent will not receive it until FedEx runs at her home on Monday. Yes, I was quite late sending it as I am with everything these days. However, I bring up this to say that Patrice is right. No one time or day will be agreeable to all of us because of one scheduling conflict or another, so I suggest, since Patrice has already got it started, if we can't all meet at the same time, we just use this thread to correspond as we can.

    Any one agree?

    Thanks Patrice for stepping in for us.

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    Carla P It would have been nice if we could all or most of us gather for a chat but if everyone thinks this is the best way (using this thread to post about our gift etc) to work it out, prehaps that is the way to go. I know everyone will be busy that day, being it is Christmas eve, with cooking and last minute preparations of all sorts. So everyone on the list better put in Your two cents worth, thats mine. :mrgreen:

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    9am works great for me. I'm in although I didn't receive my gift yet I'll just see what everyone else got.
    Donna

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    Sorry about the whining earlier! It's just that 6am.....How about at regular Monday chat time? I'm at work and online by 7-ish, that's 10-ish EST. If not, oh well, I promise not to whine again! Since we're all over the place it is hard to be in one place at the same time, but a lot of us do manage at the regular chat time. My SS gift arrived in NOVEMBER & it's hard to wait!! lol

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    Patrice,
    Thanks for helping. 9:00 eastern time, Monday, December 24th is great with me. Then our Secret Santa party should be finishing up when everyone else starts signing on for the regular 10:00 chat. Again, thanks for helping out.

    Minda

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    If I have a minute to rest I will drop in, but I kind of doubt that I'll be able to. I'll have family here that evening and we usually have some games and card games going by then. Everyone have a very Merrry Christmas. I can't believe it can be here so soon.

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    I am not sure whether I can be there, right now I'm not even sure what day it is, they seem to be running into the next for me. I haven't received my secret santa gift, but that's okay, I'm not very much in the mood for christmas anymore. :(

    I hope those that can be at the chat, have a wonderful time and have a good Christmas.

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    Oh Shadow dancer, I am sorry you are not in the mood anymore. I know that by this time we are all running around like a bunch of chickens with our heads cut off. But to me running around and the gift giving is what makes me feel Christmas-y. My DH is going to take me out tonight to look at the lights everyone has put up all over town, maybe we will stop off for a cup a coffee somewhere or take some with. Pie would be good. Oh yum yum waist behave yourself, get back there where you belong. Oh did I say that.

    Heres hoping that your Christmas spirit comes knocking on your door again soon, you will be in my thoughts.

    Rita

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    I am getting ready to leave to my mom's and her PC is well let's put it nicely "arcade". So I can try to be there for the chat but seriously doubt it. I will thank my SS when I come home. May they will be online and I will open then. So if my SS reads this that's my story and I'm sticking with it. :D Again, Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year :!:

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    Shadow...

    Without you its not going to be the same.....

    I don't think Santa would aprove of your behaviour...better be careful, you didn't get your machine yet, or did you?????

    I am sorry, but I have no idea where and when I will be even in the next 5 minutes....I am completelly in the mercy of my two boys..things are out of control (I woke up today in Kentacky...)...people are coming and going and the road and parties are really too much for me....but seems that no one cares.....
    Have all you happy holidays

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    Patrice, Thanks for having the secret santa chat this morning. I really enjoyed it. I hope you have a great Christmas!! :D :D :D

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    Hello Secret Santa participants,
    I thank everyone who joined in on this Great gift giving idea. I recieved my SS gift in plenty of time & mailed mine also. I hope that everyone gets their gifts. It was so much fun. Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. :D :D :D

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    Patrice, i just got my secret santa gift a few minutes ago, Haven't opened yet, i thought id'e check in and see what's happening,Will we still open toniteat 9:00eastern i think thats 7:oo central time ???
    Merry christmas to all you ladies out there, and a blessed new year.Esther

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    Donna:
    I'm sooooooo sorry you didn't get your gift. My dear husband mailed it on Monday, the 17th and the PO assured him you'd have it no later than the 24th but probably on the 21 or 22nd. Give me 50 lashes with the wet noodles I'm cooking as I write this.

    Merry Christmas to you and please know, your gift is on it's way.

    Feathers

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    About the group party...I've been very busy (like nobody else is :twisted:) and I haven't had time to sit down and search for the thread to find out when the opening party would be until just a few minutes ago and obviously, it's after 3 PM so I missed it! My vote was to go with Patrice and thank her for stepping in to arrange the opening. As soon as my hair dries I will have my honey take a picture of my gift and I and i will PM it to my Secret Santa.

    Merry Christmas everyone, sorry I missed you all this morning.

    Feathers

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    SulaBug:
    Your mom is going to LOVE her Christmas laproabe. It's lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Feathers

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    Shadow:
    I hope you get to feeling merrier! I certainly understand how the holidays can be a drag when you don't feel good or when you have family members (it's my 87 year mom this year) who are sick or when there's just so much going on you can't catch your breath and the overwhelmed feelings surface, but if we step back, say a prayers, remember the reason for the season, take a deep breath, have a STRONG eggnog, this too shall pass.

    Merry Christmas to you all and hugs, too.
    Feathers

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    Hi... Did you make all the stippling (or free motion?)...which machine are you working with...
    Very nice work and nice quilt..I am sure your mom will love it....I must make one for my mom....so I won't feel guilty....

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    my apologies to all who thought i meant 9pm yesterday for the secret santa chat. i should have been more specific. :oops:

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    :lol: Well, I assumed you ment the a.m. so I guess we'll let you get by this time. :mrgreen: After all you did do a great job stepping up to help fill the void for mimisharon and Debbie in their time of need. Thanks

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    Patrice:
    Thank you for taking the lead in this....there is a reason why you are our newest admin, huh!

    Hope your day has been a Merry one with all your loved ones close. We had a great day with all the family here for dinner and now I'm ready to drop in my chair and dream of sugar plums. Don't have another thing to do until Friday! Hot dog.

    Happy New Year and thanks again.
    Feathers

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    I did not receive my Secret Santa gift. Anyone else with this problem?

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