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Belated thanks

Before I let any more time get away from me, I want to give belated (but heartfelt) thanks to everyone on my flist who was in touch over the holidays.  Your cards and kind words made this Christmas very special, and I feel truly blessed with all the friendships that have bloomed and deepened this past year.  It's wonderful to have all of you in my life.  *blows kisses to flist*

Because I know some things are still in transit *refuses to think "lost"*, here's the list of people whose cards had found their way to my door as of yesterday:  Adriana, Aline, Andi, Anne ( tobyfan), Cat, Jenni, Julia, Mav, Nell, Maddie, Maggie, Rifka, Rosie.

Mouse, I can play the Sentinel DVD you burned for me.  *beams*  I'm not sure when I'll get a moment to actually sit down and watch all the episodes, but at least I know my DVD player will read them.

Rosie,  I love the book.  My French is still very much at the "OMG what did I do with the dictionary" stage, so having something with pictures helps, lol.  And the hand-lettered card is something I'll definitely be keeping.

Jenni, I don't even know where to start.  I took the package with me when my sister and I went down to see our folks Christmas Day; thought I could open it there.  And I did.  Well, the ornaments are adorable (I'll have to put up a tree next Christmas), and my mother was particularly charmed by the female Santa (?).  As for the book, though, just picture me trying to explain why a book of Russian political cartoons and adages of Vladimir Putin was something that would please me in the first place, and why was it in Russian, again?  LOL.  Seriously, though, I can't begin to guess how long it took you to translate the whole thing for me; I think my mouth dropped open when I saw that's what you'd done.  So much time and effort!  I've just dipped into it briefly so far, since work has been hellish this week, and ... other things (skittish kittens) have me worried ..., but I did notice the "On Dungeons" one.  ;-)  Oh, and btw, I have indeed heard of Chinese walls and will tell you about them at another time.  (It's a term that grew out of investment banking.)

Finally, this really doesn't have anything to do with Christmas, but Jem and Aline, guess what?  An American cable station (AMC) has picked up Hustle!  It's going to be shown on Saturday nights, starting Jan. 14th.  *twirls*

Now, I'm woefully behind on reading my flist (I haven't looked at it since Tuesday, and when I shut off the computer Tueday night I was still at skip = 120, and reading entries from Dec. 24th), but I'll get caught up as quickly as I can.  If there's anything I should have responded to but haven't, well, now you know why. 

Also, before I forget ... does everybody know that Rufus does the song that's played over the final credits for Brokeback Mountain? I didn't until I saw the film on Monday.

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maggie33
Dec. 29th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you've got my card. Me, I've got only one for now, but I know there will be more. :) Happy New Year, hon.
crazybutsound
Dec. 29th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
I take it this means my package still hasn't made it. This worries me to no end as everything was sent if I remember correctly before the 15th of December. At least before you posted yours for me which has arrived safely. I swear, if more of my mail keeps getting lost I am giving up on sending stuff via regular post, dammit. You wouldn't know whether Sarah got her Christmas card by any chance? Because I got a card from her that didn't mention it, and as I sent it the same day as your package, I was wondering. It boggles the mind to see that some of what I sent made it days and days ago, and the rest is nowhere to be seen. Funny how what made it was sent to Canada and Europe, and what didn't was sent to the US, uh? I am so not happy about this. Grrrrrrr...
aswanargent
Dec. 29th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
No, still nothing. :-(

Sarah got your card at least a couple of weeks ago. She left for Kansas City on the 19th to spend Christmas with her Mom (I'm babysitting Harley), and she told me about receiving your card several days before that.

So far I've only had one thing go astray (a small package I sent to greedy_dancer in October. That simply never arrived. I'm waiting to see if she gets the Christmas package.

The last Christmas stuff I sent to France was two packages for Aline and family. Would you have any idea if she's gotten it yet? I haven't heard anything from her, and as I said above, I'm woefully behind in reading my flist.

You know, normally packages are just left outside my front door, or maybe left on the patio. There was never any notice left in my mailbox that a package was being held for me, but I suppose it wouldn't hurt for me to check with the Post Office just in case.
crazybutsound
Dec. 29th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
She got her card two weeks ago and you haven't received anything???? *shakes fist at post office* Damn them!

As for Aline, not only did she get your package, I also know she sent you an ecard to thank you for it, so either you didn't check your email or thought your ecard link was spam. :-)
aswanargent
Dec. 29th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
E-cards can't get through to me. The system automatically bounces them back to the sender. *is sad*
jenni_snake
Dec. 30th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it! I will explain more tomorrow about the female santa... remind me (by Monday) if I forget. :-D Happy New Year!
maddiec24
Dec. 30th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
Glad the card reached you. I got your lovely card and gift on Christmas Eve. Thank you so much, that was so sweet of you!
french_hobbit
Jan. 1st, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)
I thought the pictures would help (I remember Calvin and Hobbes were a good a motivation for me with English *g*)
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