Swappers who are sharing 2.5 inch charms should check their email, if they haven’t yet, for their swap assignments. (If you do not see it, please check your SPAM folder as well!)
A total of 35 people are swapping an amazing 285 sets of the 2.5 inch charms. That means about 570 emails will be exchanged today, and soon all those little parcels will be heading out, from the Indian Ocean to the North Sea.
All the two-inch swappers are impatient, I know, but I am nearly through sorting it out. There are a walloping 61 people trading 2″ charms, making the total of actual swapper (Newbies excluded) about 113. I think there were 25 Newbie Gift requests as well. Making the matches is a giant jigsaw puzzle, entering everything in a spreadsheet, double checking emails and quantities, sorting out how many sets and who will ship internationally . . . I have to set it aside from time to time to clear my head. And sleep, eat, go to work, and other distractions. Imagine that!
Speaking of distractions, are you watching any parts of the Summer Olympics in London? My neighbor invited us over to enjoy his huge new 3DTV to watch the Opening Ceremonies. (Wow, that sure out-shone my thirty-year-old 13″ TV!) It was fun to watch it with a group, we all had our favorite moments. British pride showed so clearly, with the combo of history, modern pop culture, media, spectacle, and music.
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon was a wonderful pairing with the big fireworks display, “Bean” was a hoot, the forging of the Olympic Rings was impressive, and the new royal Bond Girl was unexpected. Did you sing along with the finale? We did, and I was wondering how many people all over the world joined Paul McCartney in singing the ending of Hey Jude. The United Kingdom put forth a fabulous showcase, and the excited athletes surely made thousands of moms and dads proud all over the world. As the nations paraded by, I annoyed my neighbors with comments like “I have seven swappers in that country!”
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