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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    Nine days to go and I still have a box that's AWOL ...Please Mr. Postman...bring me a box
    DID you check with Terri ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    Nine days to go and I still have a box that's AWOL ...Please Mr. Postman...bring me a box
    Here's what my mail lady told me about priority versus parcel post. The parcel post packages get set aside while the trucks are being loaded for shipment. Then if there is room on the truck, the parcel post boxes get loaded. She says it can take as much as 2 weeks for delivery if a parcel post package is being delivered in a different region. The regions are East, Central, and West. So if you are in the West and your package is coming from the East or Central, you can be waiting 2 weeks for it. So be patient. My package took over a week to arrive here in PA (woops, North Pole) from Las Vegas. Pour yourself a glass of egg nog and get comfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i have an idea... since we have 10 more days to wait, how about if 1/10th of us open our boxes today. and 1/10 of us open our boxes tomorrow, and so on and so forth. i'll start and show everyone how it's done.
    1. put the box in front of you.
    2. start tugging on the nearest tape and pp-p-u-u-u-ll-ll-ll.
    3. if you hit a cross tape, bite the cross tape till it tears, and continue as in step 2.
    4. tear any brown paper, or outside wrapping paper and throw over your left shoulder. ( right shoulder if left handed)
    5. open the box top, one flap at a time. if you have a box with no flaps, you can use your non-fabric scissors to carefully cut flaps. or you can turn the box over and over until you find flaps.
    6. look carefully to determine if items are wrapped in bright colored papers, or not.
    5 1/2. clear the box of any edibles as you may need strength and nutrients to deal with opening the individual parcels. no good fainting into the box from hunger.
    7. carefully remove fabric quarters and hang them about your person with gay abandon. this adds to the festive atmosphere and tone of the occasion. i always bring hair pins for this part and re-use any sticky tape to adhere to my chin (no unkind remarks about hairy chins and hair pins, thank you. (nose in the air)). a word to the wise, hanging a fat 1/4 from your forehead makes it more difficult to eat any goodies, and hard to see what's in the package. personally, i hate getting chocolate on my quilt fabric.
    8. continue as you will from here. i am busy eating my chocolate! is it illegal to send liquor in the mail?
    OMG!! I am laughing so hard that tears are streaming down my face! I can see this so vividly! Somehow there are streamers and confetti in the picture I imagine.
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    Being that this is my first SS with the group I am getting so excited I can't stand it. nanci. you are a hoot. Do any of us have skype? I do. that would make it so much fun to see everyone's face when we open our packages.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    OMG!! I am laughing so hard that tears are streaming down my face! I can see this so vividly! Somehow there are streamers and confetti in the picture I imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljs317 View Post
    I lost IT! I had it but I must have put it down somewhere like I do with my glasses or keys and then spend hours looking for them. I looked everywhere for it. I looked at the community parade, the hanging of the greens at church, the community sing a long, the tree trimming with the senior citizens at work, the mall, the mall santa with children and their wish lists, I bought a warm snickerdoodle and ate it, and even drank a mimosa and still couldn't find it. Somehow I have lost my Christmas! HELP!
    You need a heartwarming Christmas movie as well. What about "It's A Wonderful Life" or one of the movies of Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol," there must be 10 movies based on that story and it always end sappy and I end up crying.

    I hope you find your Christmas soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljs317 View Post
    I lost IT! I had it but I must have put it down somewhere like I do with my glasses or keys and then spend hours looking for them. I looked everywhere for it. I looked at the community parade, the hanging of the greens at church, the community sing a long, the tree trimming with the senior citizens at work, the mall, the mall santa with children and their wish lists, I bought a warm snickerdoodle and ate it, and even drank a mimosa and still couldn't find it. Somehow I have lost my Christmas! HELP!
    Try the Hallmark Channel...they are running almost all Christmas movies...one sappy-er than the other....but I still watch!
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    25~~~daYs Til Christmas.....................................
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    The seam ripper is my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdaniel023 View Post
    LOL! But, how is it after you are sober?????
    If I didn't know better, I'd think I was drinking now. I meant to respond to MCDANIEL's question and pushed the wrong button. anyway.

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    I'm dog sitting for my DD this weekend. I brought her American Bulldog to my house to spend the weekend to avoid the trips to her apt. and him being lonely. Here is a picture of my boys together. My house guest is the big white dog and the little brown dachshund is my Wolfie. So I may not be around much this weekend, the weather is supposed to be very mild here and I want the boys to spend as much time outside as possible.

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    Do You Hear What I Hear?
    Said the night wind to the little lamb
    Do you see what I see
    Way up in the sky little lamb
    Do you see what I see
    A star, a star
    Dancing in the night
    With a tail as big as a kite
    With a tail as big as a kite
    Said the little lamb to the shepard boy
    Do you hear what I hear
    Ringing through the sky shepard boy
    Do you hear what I hear
    A song, a song
    High above the tree
    With a voice as big as the sea
    With a voice as big as the sea
    Said the shepard boy to the mighty king
    Do you know what I know
    In your palace wall mighty king
    Do you know what I know
    A child, a child
    Shivers in the cold
    Let us bring him silver and gold
    Let us bring him silver and gold
    Said the king to the people everywhere
    Listen to what I say
    Pray for peace people everywhere
    Listen to what I say
    The child, the child
    Sleeping in the night
    He will bring us goodness and light
    He will bring us goodness and light
    The child, the child
    Sleeping in the night
    He will bring us goodness and light
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    I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.
    I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
    Their old familiar carols play,
    And wild and sweet the words repeat
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.
    I thought how, as the day had come,
    The belfries of all Christendom
    Had rolled along the unbroken song
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.
    And in despair I bowed my head:
    “There is no peace on earth,” I said,
    “For hate is strong and mocks the song
    Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
    Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
    “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
    The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
    With peace on earth, good will to men.”
    Till, ringing singing, on its way,
    The world revolved from night to day,
    A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
    Of peace on earth, good will to men!
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    O Holy Night.
    O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
    It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth.
    Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
    ‘Til He appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
    A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
    For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
    Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
    O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
    O night divine, O night, O night Divine.
    Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
    With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
    So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
    Here come the wise men from Orient land.
    The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
    In all our trials born to be our friend.
    He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger,
    Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
    Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!
    Truly He taught us to love one another;
    His law is love and His gospel is peace.
    Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
    And in His name all oppression shall cease.
    Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
    Let all within us praise His holy name.
    Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
    His power and glory evermore proclaim.
    His power and glory evermore proclaim.
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    Up on the House Top.
    Up on the housetop
    Reindeer pause,
    Out jumps good old Santa Claus.
    Down thru’ the chimney
    With lots of toys,
    All for the little ones,
    Christmas joys.
    Ho, ho, ho!
    Who wouldn’t go!
    Ho, ho, ho!
    Who wouldn’t go!
    Up on the housetop,
    Click, click, click,
    Down thru’ the chimney
    With good Saint Nick.
    First comes the stocking
    Of little Nell,
    Oh, dear Santa
    Fill it well;
    Give her a dolly
    That laughs and cries
    One that will open
    And shut her eyes.
    Ho, ho, ho!
    Who wouldn’t go!
    Ho, ho, ho!
    Who wouldn’t go!
    Up on the housetop,
    Click, click, click,
    Down thru’ the chimney
    With good Saint Nick.
    Next comes the stocking
    Of little Will,
    Oh just see
    What a glorious fill
    Here is a hammer
    And lots of tacks,
    Also a ball
    And a whip that cracks.
    Ho, ho, ho!
    Who wouldn’t go!
    Ho, ho, ho!
    Who wouldn’t go!
    Up on the housetop,
    Click, click, click,
    Down thru’ the chimney
    With good Saint Nick.
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    Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.
    Grandma got run over by a reindeer
    Walking home from our house Christmas eve
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
    But as for me and Grandpa, we believe
    She’d been drinkin’ too much egg nog
    And we’d begged her not to go
    But she’d forgot her medication
    So she staggered out the door into the snow
    When we found her Christmas mornin’
    At the scene of the attack
    She had hoof prints on her forehead
    And incriminatin’ Claus marks on her back
    Grandma got run over by a reindeer
    Walkin’ home from our house Christmas eve
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
    But as for me and Grandpa, we believe
    Now were all so proud of Grandpa
    He’s been takin’ this so well
    See him in there watchin’ football
    Drinkin’ beer and playin’ cards with cousin Belle
    It’s not Christmas without Grandma
    All the family’s dressed in black
    And we just can’t help but wonder
    Should we open up her gifts or send them back?
    Grandma got run over by a reindeer
    Walkin’ home from our house Christmas eve
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
    But as for me and Grandpa, we believe
    Now the goose is on the table
    And the pudding made of pig
    And a blue and silver candle
    That would just have matched
    the hair in Grandma’s wig
    I’ve warned all my friends and neighbors
    Better watch out for yourselves
    They should never give a license
    To a man who drives a sleigh
    and plays with elves
    Grandma got run over by a reindeer
    Walkin’ home from our house, Christmas eve
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa
    But as for me and Grandpa, we believe!
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    My favorite Christmas movie is Polar Express - always puts me in the mood

    Dreamer - Don't encourage the early openers- I repeat Behave !!!!!! Otherwise I will have to send the elves to come pick up your Christmas box tree that is getting pretty tall LOL
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    how much wood would a boxwood box, if a boxwood would box wood?
    are they making christmas trees out of boxwood now? i thought that was just for hedging.
    and who ever heard of a boxwood boxing? ph, i get it, it's for boxing day!
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    Trying to catch up, took sooo loong as I had a few days to catch up on. Nice caroling Dreamer, you sure keep the naughty corner room a great place to hang out and wait.
    I have a few ideas to share.
    First leprachauns, my grandfather was from Ireland & he would always tell us how mischievous they were, and they are around 365 not just St. Pat's I have no doubt they would sneak over to Sharon's house and open her package just to get her in trouble while they hang out in the tree and laugh.
    Nancia, you method does sound like a lot of fun, but the way to do it--if you don't want the ss police on to you, open very carefully, check out packages, open only as much as needed to identify a wrapped pressie. It you have to take the paper off, keep it next to each item. then you can re-wrap and close up and no one knows you peeked.
    And speaking of the SS police I suspect Terri may have hired several dh's as ss police until 12-9.
    Of course no one would ever hold a grandbaby responsible for opening a package. And they are soo cute, it is easy to see how one might be so distracted they would *accidently* set their package near the darlings.
    I would think if reveal time ends up being while someone is at work they should be within the spirit of the day to open before work, or any time after midnight on the 9th. It should be an automatic permission.
    uh oh I better get to bed before one of the elves sees I'm up this late and on the puter.

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    OMG You are CRAZY WOMAN!!!! LOLOL you can't even count right, LOLOL thanks for making me laugh, yyou are awesome!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i have an idea... since we have 10 more days to wait, how about if 1/10th of us open our boxes today. and 1/10 of us open our boxes tomorrow, and so on and so forth. i'll start and show everyone how it's done.
    1. put the box in front of you.
    2. start tugging on the nearest tape and pp-p-u-u-u-ll-ll-ll.
    3. if you hit a cross tape, bite the cross tape till it tears, and continue as in step 2.
    4. tear any brown paper, or outside wrapping paper and throw over your left shoulder. ( right shoulder if left handed)
    5. open the box top, one flap at a time. if you have a box with no flaps, you can use your non-fabric scissors to carefully cut flaps. or you can turn the box over and over until you find flaps.
    6. look carefully to determine if items are wrapped in bright colored papers, or not.
    5 1/2. clear the box of any edibles as you may need strength and nutrients to deal with opening the individual parcels. no good fainting into the box from hunger.
    7. carefully remove fabric quarters and hang them about your person with gay abandon. this adds to the festive atmosphere and tone of the occasion. i always bring hair pins for this part and re-use any sticky tape to adhere to my chin (no unkind remarks about hairy chins and hair pins, thank you. (nose in the air)). a word to the wise, hanging a fat 1/4 from your forehead makes it more difficult to eat any goodies, and hard to see what's in the package. personally, i hate getting chocolate on my quilt fabric.
    8. continue as you will from here. i am busy eating my chocolate! is it illegal to send liquor in the mail?

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    i think the grand-baby thing might have worked a couple week-ends ago, but i'm back home and my dgd is in texas. by the time i get the air ticket and get there it may be past the 9th, but if y'all don't mind waiting for me, i will let you know as soon as she has it in her sights and is ready to start tearing, that should be the 14th, since i need 2 weeks to get the better rate. leave me a pm with your phone number so i can call you when it's time ! you guys are the best!! probably, afternoon to early evening on the 14th........ thanks for waiting with me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i think the grand-baby thing might have worked a couple week-ends ago, but i'm back home and my dgd is in texas. by the time i get the air ticket and get there it may be past the 9th, but if y'all don't mind waiting for me, i will let you know as soon as she has it in her sights and is ready to start tearing, that should be the 14th, since i need 2 weeks to get the better rate. leave me a pm with your phone number so i can call you when it's time ! you guys are the best!! probably, afternoon to early evening on the 14th........ thanks for waiting with me!
    Ok, we will wait...... NOT! LOL!
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    We could always hold hands and start singing "Where are You Christmas" along with Faith Hill

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    good morning all~~~24~~~days til Christmas
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post

    Dreamer - Don't encourage the early openers- I repeat Behave !!!!!! Otherwise I will have to send the elves to come pick up your Christmas box tree that is getting pretty tall LOL
    HEY !!!! have you been peeking !!! what do you know that i DON'T KNOW ?
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    8~~~DaYs TiL OpEnInG........................................... .........................
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