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Pat58 12-09-21 05:51 PM

Dear Santa, I have a box from the North Pole! :) :love:

I'm going to try to hold out until Christmas Eve but that may not happen. Thank you so much, I can't wait to open it up!

Jo FitFan 12-09-21 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by yogapam (Post 2949127)
Aw thank you so much Jo! :love:

I’ll be sure to let you know when the package arrives & when I chose my Jessica Smith downloads.

And I was just just looking at your profile, we share the same birthday! How fun is that! :D

You're very welcome Pam! And yes, I was so excited when I saw we share a birthday! (Just ask my husband, he heard all about it, lol.) I love the synchronicity! :sun:

Sidlynn 12-10-21 11:24 AM

The package I sent was delivered on Wednesday...fingers crossed all is well and my giftee is waiting for Christmas or has already ripped it open!

yogapam 12-10-21 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Sidlynn (Post 2949235)
The package I sent was delivered on Wednesday...fingers crossed all is well and my giftee is waiting for Christmas or has already ripped it open!

Yes please post as soon as your gift arrives to put Santaís mind at ease! :D

yogapam 12-10-21 07:18 PM

My gift arrived today and itís under the tree. Letís see how long I can admire the pretty wrapping paper before I give in and open it! :D
Thank you Jo FitFan! :love:

Jo FitFan 12-10-21 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by yogapam (Post 2949272)
My gift arrived today and itís under the tree. Letís see how long I can admire the pretty wrapping paper before I give in and open it! :D
Thank you Jo FitFan! :love:

Yay!!! You're welcome Pam, thanks for letting me know it got there! :sun:

fanofladyvols 12-11-21 06:11 PM

I got a package today and don't think I can wait until Christmas to open it..haha!

I hope my VF Santa is cool with that!!

fanofladyvols 12-11-21 06:47 PM

Ohhh my goodness..I still don't know who my Secret Santa is because my package must have come directly from Kettlebell kickboxing!

They came wrapped in pretty raspberry tissue paper and have a sweet note signed by Jodi.

Totally HYPED at both these sets. They weren't on my posted wishlist but they are definitely something I'm all about! ..THANK YOU!!

(But how did you know??)

ots 12-11-21 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Garrie A. (Post 2948521)

-An Evolution DVD (by Marc Oliver; this was from Anne who was my Secret Santa a few years ago)


P.S. Also thanks to elves Leslie and Anne!

Wow - sounds like Sherry gave an amazing gift --- that CD sounds great! (Even thought I've never heard of her) --- a perfect gift for you!

Hope you like the DVD --- I bought it and then found out I already had it --- classic vidiot move? And Sherry agreed that you'd probably enjoy it.

bzar 12-12-21 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ots (Post 2949369)
Wow - sounds like Sherry gave an amazing gift --- that CD sounds great! (Even thought I've never heard of her) --- a perfect gift for you!

Hope you like the DVD --- I bought it and then found out I already had it --- classic vidiot move? And Sherry agreed that you'd probably enjoy it.

Hi ots - wanted to thank you for coordinating the Zoom meeting today!:sun:

Also shout-outs to the participants, and apologize that i had to leave after about 20 min. It was really nice putting names to faces, and the interesting thing was that I believe i've traded with almost everyone on today's call.

JENILU 12-13-21 03:11 AM

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Originally Posted by bzar (Post 2949471)
Hi ots - wanted to thank you for coordinating the Zoom meeting today!:sun:

Also shout-outs to the participants, and apologize that i had to leave after about 20 min. It was really nice putting names to faces, and the interesting thing was that I believe i've traded with almost everyone on today's call.

Goodness!! I forgot it, even with the reminders. :( I hope everyone had a blast!! :heart:

fanofladyvols 12-13-21 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by bzar (Post 2949471)
Hi ots - wanted to thank you for coordinating the Zoom meeting today!:sun:

Also shout-outs to the participants, and apologize that i had to leave after about 20 min. It was really nice putting names to faces, and the interesting thing was that I believe i've traded with almost everyone on today's call.

bzar I think we managed to miss each other because I had to join later but I want to echo your post!

Thank you so much OTS and EVERYONE for participating! Weirdly felt like I knew you all already, lol!!

I enjoyed hearing and seeing everyone!! Makes me smile even right now thinking about each one of you. Such a lovely group :love:

sherry7899 12-13-21 08:34 AM

I just received a package from Pat! I am on my way out for an appointment, but I cannot wait to open it when I get home. I wanted to let her know it arrived. Thank you so much :love:

Rhonda 12-13-21 08:53 AM

I received two packages on Saturday. Open the one as I knew it was a calendar, Richard Simmons.

then I opened the box on Sunday just so I could come here and thank someone but there was no note or card so not sure who it is be they are from Alexandria, VA.

I want to say thank you. I got some loose tea, lip balm, yoga mat cleaner and cloth (that I have been thinking about getting but just haven't), eye cover/mask.

I had already gotten the two KCM DVDs.

Thank you VFer Santa.

Pat58 12-13-21 09:15 AM

Thank you Ots for arranging the Zoom meet up and to the participants for joining! It was so nice to "meet" you all. :love: Oh yes, I remembered what the term for getting a cardio workout with weights is - "aerobic weight training," Duh. :D

Sherry I'm so glad your package got there. It was supposed to be delivered Friday morning but we all know how that goes. Would you believe it spent most of the duration in your local hub? I hope you like it, I had a lot of fun putting it together.

bzar 12-13-21 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by fanofladyvols (Post 2949491)
bzar I think we managed to miss each other because I had to join later but I want to echo your post!

Thank you so much OTS and EVERYONE for participating! Weirdly felt like I knew you all already, lol!!

I enjoyed hearing and seeing everyone!! Makes me smile even right now thinking about each one of you. Such a lovely group :love:

Hi FoLV, I did get to see/hear you speak when you had joined!:sun:

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Originally Posted by Pat58 (Post 2949500)
Thank you Ots for arranging the Zoom meet up and to the participants for joining! It was so nice to "meet" you all. :love: Oh yes, I remembered what the term for getting a cardio workout with weights is - "aerobic weight training," Duh. :D

lol.:heart:

sherry7899 12-13-21 11:37 AM

Pat, the mail is so slow! I feel badly you paid for Priority Mail and they were so slow!

Hopefully I can post this without a problem. I am overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of everything that Pat picked out for me. Thank you so very much!

She sent:

-a beautiful sweet card
-Yoga and Qi Gong Mimi Kuo Deemer
-Yoga Emergency 12 minute back workout

I will get a lot of use out of them both!

-a bar of vanilla sandalwood goat milk soap made locally that smells wonderful!
-samples of her two favorite protein powders
-a lavender scented yoga eye pillow made by a friend
-a cat toy and treats for my cats
- a bag of organic double chocolate mint cups (yum!)
-bags of Ghiradelli peppermint bark-my absolute favorit-
-cds of yoga nidra, yoga and meditation
-a custom designed aromatherapy sniffle stick (Pat told the aromtherapist my favorite scents and that I was grieving) This is just so kind and thoughtful!
She even printed out the directions for using it on paper with Snoopy on it.

Pat, I am so touched! This month is so hard and you definitely brightened it for me. Thank you so very much :love: You put so much care into selecting everything.

Pat58 12-13-21 12:06 PM

Aw {{{Sherry}}} I have tears in my eyes. I'm so happy that you enjoy everything and I wish you the best getting through the holidays. :heart:

Sidlynn 12-13-21 01:43 PM

Many warm holiday thanks to KateTT, my amazing Santa! :love: In addition to the DVDs, fun warm socks, and VHS via Sherry that were sent a few weeks back, I just received a package full of a variety of black teas, some hand sanitizer (because of course!), and homemade concord grape jelly from homegrown grapes - SWEET! (actually, low sugar!). There was also a braid of homegrown sweet grass to burn or just enjoy the smell of (don't tell my kids it's burnable, please!) and a beautiful pair of handmade earrings. Thank you so much, Kate - these gifts will keep me warm and toasty both on the couch and in the workout room! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! :sun:

Nelly G 12-13-21 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by bzar (Post 2949471)
Hi ots - wanted to thank you for coordinating the Zoom meeting today!:sun:
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Thank you too for organizing the Zoom meeting Ots.:sun:

I really enjoyed to see everyone and talk to you all :DIt was for me a great time to join the meeting.

Nelly G 12-13-21 04:15 PM

My package should have been delivered at 8 December but it ihas been delayed.:(

fanofladyvols 12-13-21 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Nelly G (Post 2949535)
My package should have been delivered at 8 December but it ihas been delayed.:(

I know how frustrating that is...I hope it gets to your giftee soon!

Pat58 12-14-21 09:25 AM

Aw NellyG how frustrating. :( I hope it gets untangled soon. It was so nice to meet you on the video chat! :)

KateTT 12-14-21 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Sidlynn (Post 2949527)
Many warm holiday thanks to KateTT, my amazing Santa! :love: In addition to the DVDs, fun warm socks, and VHS via Sherry that were sent a few weeks back, I just received a package full of a variety of black teas, some hand sanitizer (because of course!), and homemade concord grape jelly from homegrown grapes - SWEET! (actually, low sugar!). There was also a braid of homegrown sweet grass to burn or just enjoy the smell of (don't tell my kids it's burnable, please!) and a beautiful pair of handmade earrings. Thank you so much, Kate - these gifts will keep me warm and toasty both on the couch and in the workout room! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season! :sun:

Cindy!! I'm so glad you got everything ok! I just started stuffing the box with things from MN.
NOTE: I put sweetgrass braids in my dresser drawers..heavenly scent.
My hubby makes the earrings.

Enjoy and much love and happiness to you (and all you guys/gals) and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

KateTT 12-14-21 11:26 AM

A HUGE thank you to JENILU! Oh dear Jen, you were so good to me. I have always admired Jen's Faith and kindness so it was a real treat to be treated by her!

I got a nice box with lots of goodies. I hope I remembered everything!

Brand new pair of lifting gloves! I used them yesterday (SCORE!)
Body lotion, hand lotion, 2 kinds of epson salt soaks, lip balm.
A big box of chocolates (do I have to share? LOL)
And the following DVDs: Capoflex, Shiva Rea Power Flow Yoga, Forza 2 and Yoga Works Body Slim! FUN!!

Blessings to you Jen and to everyone!! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Vantreesta 12-14-21 03:36 PM

I've never participated but just wanted to say that reading the thank you thread warms my heart. It's so fun to see how you all surprise and take care of each other! Merry Christmas to all!

Jo FitFan 12-14-21 07:32 PM

I just got a package from Laura S, aka my VF Secret Santa!!! Thank you so much Laura!!! I was out and about all day and it was so energizing coming home and finding it here! This is just a brief post to let you know it arrived, I'm going to hold off opening it for a little while - well we'll see how long I can last - gosh anticipation is fun! :D. Thanks again Laura, you have brightened my day! I'll keep you posted when I open it.
Hope you, and everyone, are having a wonderful holiday season!!! :sun:

Laura S. 12-14-21 07:38 PM

Thanks for letting me know it got there. Enjoy the anticipation of opening it at some point. It was fun being your Secret Santa.

Leonana 12-14-21 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Vantreesta (Post 2949623)
I've never participated but just wanted to say that reading the thank you thread warms my heart. It's so fun to see how you all surprise and take care of each other! Merry Christmas to all!

I agree, it is nice. :)

JENILU 12-14-21 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by KateTT (Post 2949605)
A HUGE thank you to JENILU! Oh dear Jen, you were so good to me. I have always admired Jen's Faith and kindness so it was a real treat to be treated by her!

I got a nice box with lots of goodies. I hope I remembered everything!

Brand new pair of lifting gloves! I used them yesterday (SCORE!)
Body lotion, hand lotion, 2 kinds of epson salt soaks, lip balm.
A big box of chocolates (do I have to share? LOL)
And the following DVDs: Capoflex, Shiva Rea Power Flow Yoga, Forza 2 and Yoga Works Body Slim! FUN!!

Blessings to you Jen and to everyone!! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

:o (read with happy tear)
bless you. I hope you enjoy them. There is a little more coming. I am so happy you liked them. I hope the lotion smelled how you like. I ended up buying 3, lol, and tried to choose the best version (i get a little too lotion happy this time of year). (you may already own, but I slipped a Cathe yoga inside one of the other yoga cases). Bless you sweet lady, and thankyou so much for your kind words. That means so much to me.

PS: You have me curious about sweet grass!!I've been trying to find a way to make my house smell good without toxic candles.

PSS: i am still so very thanful to Fanofladyvols. I am so so sorry I haven't gotten my thankyou up yet. I want to give it the credit it deserves, and justhaven't felt well. I apologize. i will go ahead and get it up as quick as I can.

Laura S. 12-15-21 09:32 PM

Thanks to Marci/Demeris
 
Marci - I opened my box (finally). Thank you so much! I really appreciate everything. She sent:

Band loops - I'll use them in my casual exercise. I love bands and band workouts!

Foot roller - I have a lot of foot pain and look forward to using this.

Stuff for creative journaling/card making - Catalogs, magazines, tissue paper, buttons, etc. - SCORE! I'm already looking forward to playing with the stuff.

Chocolate candy - Yum! Already started enjoying that.

Scarf - How did you know I love red and I love lace? It is SO pretty.

Sewing kit - This I will not use. My husband has already claimed it as his own. ;) Now, I will let him use it on fixing my stuff. :D

I hope you have a good rest of your holiday season. Thanks so much again.

ots 12-18-21 05:38 PM

A very delayed thank you to Cindy - Sidlynn!

Cindy sent her gift in plenty of time and it was received over a week ago. But, given the pile of packages that built up in my dining room, and no handwritten writing on the package, my DH did not know to set it aside. Cindy finally had to reach out to ask about it ---- sorry Cindy!!

She sent some DVDs --- but they're wrapped and under my tree --- so I can' say what they are. There are a few other wrapped gifts --- also under the tree. I will update this post after I open them. I haven't even begun wrapping gifts yet --- so it is the only thing festive happening under the tree. She also sent some dog treats -- which both Willie and Barley heartily approve of. Also, gloves and and infinity scarf which will be put to good use.

Future updates to come!

ots 12-18-21 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Rhonda (Post 2949495)
I received two packages on Saturday. Open the one as I knew it was a calendar, Richard Simmons.

then I opened the box on Sunday just so I could come here and thank someone but there was no note or card so not sure who it is be they are from Alexandria, VA.

I want to say thank you. I got some loose tea, lip balm, yoga mat cleaner and cloth (that I have been thinking about getting but just haven't), eye cover/mask.

I had already gotten the two KCM DVDs.

Thank you VFer Santa.

Oh dear --- I don't know how my Christmas card went missing! But anyway - surprise! I'm you're santa! I went out on a limb with Richard Simmons --- but I used to love him and thought he might bring a smile to you as you plan your workouts. Wishing you the best this holiday!

Anne.

ots 12-18-21 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Nelly G (Post 2949530)
Thank you too for organizing the Zoom meeting Ots.:sun:

I really enjoyed to see everyone and talk to you all :DIt was for me a great time to join the meeting.

Thanks for everyone that came to our first zoom meeting! I enjoyed meeting you virtually --- great to see each other's faces! Wishing all of you a peaceful and healthy holiday.

Anne.

lreidgreen 12-18-21 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ots (Post 2950038)
Thanks for everyone that came to our first zoom meeting! I enjoyed meeting you virtually --- great to see each other's faces! Wishing all of you a peaceful and healthy holiday.

Anne.

Thanks for organizing it Anne! It was great to see and hear my VF friends.
Happy holidays to all.

Demeris 12-19-21 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Laura S. (Post 2949786)
Marci - I opened my box (finally). Thank you so much! I really appreciate everything. She sent:

Band loops - I'll use them in my casual exercise. I love bands and band workouts!

Foot roller - I have a lot of foot pain and look forward to using this.

Stuff for creative journaling/card making - Catalogs, magazines, tissue paper, buttons, etc. - SCORE! I'm already looking forward to playing with the stuff.

Chocolate candy - Yum! Already started enjoying that.

Scarf - How did you know I love red and I love lace? It is SO pretty.

Sewing kit - This I will not use. My husband has already claimed it as his own. ;) Now, I will let him use it on fixing my stuff. :D

I hope you have a good rest of your holiday season. Thanks so much again.

I'm glad you liked and can use the stuff I sent. Merry Christmas

Jo FitFan 12-19-21 11:54 AM

Thank you so much Laura S!!! I just opened my package and I'm kind of blown away in the most happy way :D. I received Eion Finn's Pure and Simple Yoga (from my wish list) plus 3 additional dvds that I'm totally excited to try - Atletica by Powerstrike with Ilaria Vol. 3 (yay kickboxing!), Yogilates Intermediate with Jonathan Urla (yay new-to-me yoga style!), and Brazilian Dance Workout with Vanessa Isaac (yay dancing "in the sultry Brazilian carnival streets"!!!). Plus Laura was kind enough to start a thread that's getting me song ideas for my future dance party play list (thank you also to everyone who's been chiming in there). Plus she sent a 4-pack of headbands that will be so handy for my workouts; and a journal, "52 weeks to Cultivate Positivity and Joy" which looks wonderful and is right up my alley :D. Laura, thank you so much for your generosity and for all the care you put into this, I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful holiday season! :sun:

Pat58 12-19-21 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ots (Post 2950038)
Thanks for everyone that came to our first zoom meeting! I enjoyed meeting you virtually --- great to see each other's faces! Wishing all of you a peaceful and healthy holiday.

Anne.

Thank you for arranging it Anne! I loved meeting you and watching the workout clip!

Laura S. 12-19-21 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Jo FitFan (Post 2950089)
Thank you so much Laura S!!! I just opened my package and I'm kind of blown away in the most happy way :D. I received Eion Finn's Pure and Simple Yoga (from my wish list) plus 3 additional dvds that I'm totally excited to try - Atletica by Powerstrike with Ilaria Vol. 3 (yay kickboxing!), Yogilates Intermediate with Jonathan Urla (yay new-to-me yoga style!), and Brazilian Dance Workout with Vanessa Isaac (yay dancing "in the sultry Brazilian carnival streets"!!!). Plus Laura was kind enough to start a thread that's getting me song ideas for my future dance party play list (thank you also to everyone who's been chiming in there). Plus she sent a 4-pack of headbands that will be so handy for my workouts; and a journal, "52 weeks to Cultivate Positivity and Joy" which looks wonderful and is right up my alley :D. Laura, thank you so much for your generosity and for all the care you put into this, I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful holiday season! :sun:

I'm glad you liked the DVDs. Mary at totalfitnessdvds.com has some great deals on used DVDs and she guaranteed that those three latter DVDs will play. If you have a problem, let me know. Sherry helped me out with the Eion Finn DVD. (Thanks, Sherry!)

Have a great holiday yourself. I enjoyed being your Secret Santa.

Rhonda 12-20-21 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ots (Post 2950037)
Oh dear --- I don't know how my Christmas card went missing! But anyway - surprise! I'm you're santa! I went out on a limb with Richard Simmons --- but I used to love him and thought he might bring a smile to you as you plan your workouts. Wishing you the best this holiday!

Anne.

I actually did laugh a little when I opened the calendar it was Richard. I had done his workouts many moons ago, just because he had some good music.

sorry to have missed the zoom call but it sounds like it was a blast. Maybe next time, our internet isn't the greatest so zoom sometimes doesn't work.

Thanks again !


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