LOL My Posse BFFs!!!

And here I was worried nobody would show up and play.  As I type this, there are 1,010 comments on Swapmania! There are a few latecomers on there – the swappage continues Monday, the last official day (although I’m not going to turn comments off).  Newcomers – don’t assume a fragrance is taken just because there’s a follow-up message of interest. I got a couple things like that, and lost out on a couple others where I was “first.”   If you listed/swapped items, please go back and try to respond to people and/or mark the item “taken.”  I sort of lost track of what I did, but I think I wound up with five or six swaps. Or seven.

If you scroll down to the bottom, people are still posting (or reposting stuff they have left over.)

Let’s hold off on discussing the swaps for a bit – I’ll have a whole post devoted to it after we’ve had a chance to send and receive packages.  To be honest, having monitored it for the weekend as well as burying my face in the swap trough myself, I’d like a bit of recovery time before we get to discussing it.   Patty will, theoretically, be back and posting Tuesday, and I’ll do a review on Wednesday.

Useful Search Tip: to search all comments (if you’re on a PC) hit CTRL + F (think “find”) and a navigation bar with a search box appears like magic at the bottom of the screen!  Who Knew?  Not me.  If you’re Mac’ing, try (if you are in a browser like Chrome) hitting Edit, Find to search.  Thanks, ladies.

Finally: do we have anyone in Estonia who can get ahold of Kalev chocolates? Here’s a message buried in the swaps: Would any of the Scandinavian or European readers have access to a brand of chocolate called Kalev? YES WE DO! Because y’all are resourceful and excellent.  Thanks, Tommasina!

“A friend of my mother adopted 3 little girls (sisters) from Estonia, who are adapting well to the rural Deep South, but they are asking for this chocolate.

I have contacted the company directly, but they don’t distribute it here. I have yet to hear back from the Estonian American Society or the Estonian Embassy, who no doubt think I am nuts.

The youngest one, who is 7 with red hair and huge green eyes, asked Santa for it this morning!

I have a PayPal account, and would certainly reimburse anyone…but even a tip as to where to find it would be appreciated!”

If you could help out here, it would be lovely, please say so in comments.  See you Wednesday for a review, and thanks everyone for your initiative, innovative swappage, polite behavior and sense of humor!    You all are the bees’ knees, you know that, right?

  • maidenbliss says:

    Warmed my heart, too. What wonderful things we can do when our hearts are open to giving and sharing.

  • Stephen says:

    This is such a great website! I was really touched to read about the chocolates, strangers making a child’s Santa wish come true. Talk about melting the hardest of hearts, I am in a puddle right now!

  • tammy says:

    I am overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of ya’ll in general, and Tommasina in particular!

    Is this the proper time to use the phrase verklempt?

    I just don’t know how to say thank you enough!

  • Victoria says:

    If you need these chocolates in the future, I am fairly certain I have seen them at the North Philadelphia Russian stores. I will check when I am doing my monthly grocery shopping there, just in case!

  • Tamara*J says:

    I’m so glad Tommasina helped out those bebes, thank you Tommasina your the s***! lol.
    Tammy’s request almost made me cry, I’m such a softy!
    I had so much fun you guys, it made me wish I had much more to offer. Cause’ sharing is caring!

  • Tommasina says:

    The chocolate issue is sorted.