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NaBloPoMo 2: A request and another swap.

So hey, I have to ask you something. I think anyone who knows me knows that I have given generously of both my $$$ and my yarn stash to many charitable causes of my crafty friends over the years.

Now I'm going to ask you to return the favor. I would like to give all my 7th graders a gift at the end of this semester. I want to give them each this (ONLY $6) book but given that I have 0 income for the past 3 years (and still have to pay my rent and buy food!) it's going to be rough to swing it on my own.

There are 60 students--ideally I would give one to the 8th graders as well, but that would be 120 students and I'm just assisting with those kids whereas 7th I am their actual teacher--so if I can just get a bunch of my crafty friends to buy one copy of the book each, I'll be well on my way.

Can you spare $6 for me? I have the book on a wishlist, so you can just dump it in your cart and send it from via gift registry if you want. Or if you want to purchase it elsewhere and send it, I can email you my address. Or if you want to paypal me $6 so I can buy a bunch together, lemme know and I'll send you my paypal email address.

I would really appreciate the help. While I have my frustrations, these are a great bunch of kids and MANY of them are very much dependent on school and teachers to bring books into their lives.

SO yeah, there's that.

Oh and look here's another pretty thing I received in a swap that I pathetically have not finished my end of yet. (I'm VERY close but just haven't been able to find that last half hour or so). Kate and I decided to do a mini-quilt exchange and look at the pretty snow flurry I have hanging on my wall now!!!

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(She sent me this back in July. Dang, I am slow.)

The installation has grown.

It's taken its place in what is perhaps evolving into a private exhibition.

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Doesn't that look like a nice cozy corner?

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It has a lovely back as well. :)

OK, off to do some grading. Laters.

Posted by Duff at November 2, 2011 06:05 PM


$6 - DONE. Is your gmail your paypal email? That's the easiest thing for me to do.

Posted by: leo at November 2, 2011 06:32 PM

Don't know if I count as crafty, but it's on its way!

Posted by: matt at November 2, 2011 06:50 PM

Check your email, lady!

Posted by: Sharon at November 2, 2011 07:13 PM

A copy is on it's way to you from me! What a great gift for your 7th graders!

Posted by: Bertha at November 2, 2011 08:33 PM

Can you send me your PayPal addy? Thx!

Posted by: Melissa at November 2, 2011 09:16 PM

Oh, I love the idea. I was gonna donate to my local public school's library anyway- so let me know your paypal :)

Posted by: Eunice at November 2, 2011 09:59 PM

Of course it can be done!
how do I do the Paypal thing?

Posted by: monica at November 3, 2011 04:03 AM

let me know the paypal email...

Posted by: amy at November 3, 2011 09:05 AM

I can certainly spare you $6. It's probably easiest if I paypal it to you...let me know the email to use and I'll send it over xx

Posted by: jen at November 3, 2011 09:20 AM

Hey Carolyn, I tried to order from your wishlist but it didn't seem to be on there! Could you shoot me your paypal addy so I can help out that way? What an awesome idea.

Also: LOVE the quilt Kate made you!

Posted by: earthchick at November 3, 2011 09:21 AM

books on their way to you--but only because you are the most generous person I know! :)

Posted by: Melanie at November 3, 2011 10:48 AM

Some books on their way to you, from me. what an awesome idea!

Posted by: Carrie at November 3, 2011 03:39 PM

Anything for good grammar! Books are on the way. Please let me know if you don't make your goal.

Posted by: Ann Marie at November 3, 2011 07:51 PM

Hey, that's a great idea for your students. I did find it cheaper at this place, w/ free shipping - http://www.bookdepository.com/Grammar-Girls-101-Words-Every-High-School-Graduate-Needs-Know-Mignon-Fogarty/9780312573454 though I love me some amazon! Let me know your paypal and I'll send some money!

Posted by: Paula at November 4, 2011 06:19 AM

Send me your paypal so I know I've got the right one and I'll send you some cashola.

Posted by: sil at November 7, 2011 01:24 PM

I'm not seeing the book in your wish list anymore, but I'm happy to help if I can. Send me your paypal email address?

Posted by: mai at November 8, 2011 12:58 PM

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