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Unread 05-16-2002, 02:46 PM
Castle Goodie Baskets

While we're all planning our stay at the castle, what are you all putting in your "Suck-Up" Baskets?

(My husband's a diabetic, so it won't hurt to have some sugar around, anyway...)...

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Unread 05-16-2002, 02:51 PM
"Castle Goodie" baskets

I already bought a few bags of tootsie rolls, and lollypops. That seems to be in general the favorite.

I'll let you know!!!
Unread 05-16-2002, 04:44 PM
"Castle Goodie" baskets

I go to the castle in the morning. My basket is ready and waiting. It has ink pens, fans and candy (Hershey Kisses, Werther's, Smarties, Caramels, Andes Mints...). I got the pens and fans from my husband's employeer, so I can do a little advertising too! Freebies are good!

Have fun with the basket making!

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Unread 05-16-2002, 04:52 PM
"Castle Goodie" baskets

How sad that we have to have "suck up" baskets to make sure we are well taken care of. (Chocolate is always a favorite!)
Unread 05-16-2002, 04:58 PM
Great Idea

This is a great idea for castle staff and for those that are with you! Thanks

Unread 05-16-2002, 05:00 PM
"Castle Goodie" baskets

Dear Sisters,

I think it's a very nice idea to have something for the nurses, but for those who don't have a chance, or forget I want to let you all know that I didn't think about bringing anything when I had my surgery (didn't find Hystersisters until the night before, so there wouldn't have been time to get anything anyway) and I don't feel that I got anything less than excellent care from everyone at the castle.

Now you've got me wondering - how much better might it have been?


Unread 05-16-2002, 05:09 PM
"Castle Goodie" baskets

My hubbie would think I was nuts if he knew I was making a "suck Up" basket.

He works at the same "Castle" I will be having my surgery at. He does IS (Information Services) for the Lab, so he thinks the "Castle" is one of the best. Besides, they just built a brand new Women's Pavilion that has been designed just for women and with their health and needs #1 priority. It has been open for just under a month. I'm so excited to be having it done there!!!

Anyway, I plan on stashing some mini chocalte bars and some other treats in my suitecase, and then have him bring them out when I get to my room. Just 2 weeks and 3 days to go!! I sure wish it was tomorrow!

BTW, I have been practicing the whole Princess thing, with the encouragement of my hubbie. He is the greatest and wants me to get in to "practice" to just let things go. I am such a neat freak, that I KNOW it will kill me to let things sit. Anyone else????

Good luck to those soon to be Princesses!!!

Unread 05-16-2002, 05:33 PM

I just bought my last bunch of groceries for awhile ($127 worth, just for me!! Mostly prune and cranberry juice!)

I bought two bags of Lifesavers Creame Savers to put in my "suck-up basket". I LOVE those! I got the strawberry and the chocolate carmel ones. (I used to keep them on my desk at work, but I could never keep them for very long!) I also found some Creamesavers yougert. Strawberry. Tastes just like the candy! Yummy!

One week to go....

s to all!


PS Ladies, don't forget your smiley face stickers for your tummy! Got to keep up the tradition!
Unread 05-16-2002, 06:33 PM
Just got home

I just came home from the castle a few hours ago (surgery was yesterday morning and went splendidly!), and I was really happy that I took in individually wrapped candies and teabags. I just went to one of those bulk bin things at the store where you can choose from assorted wrapped candies and scoop 'em into a bag and purchase by the pound. I put a little of everything into the bag. Then I added various tea bags: Peach, rasperry, Constant Comment, Lemon Lift, etc.

The "goody bag" was a big hit, and it felt so good to let the amazing people at the hospital know how much I appreciated them... they were all absolute gems and, I'm certain, contributed greatly to my perfect, almost painless experience while there. Nurses, resp. techs, and the rest of the caregivers just aren't given the appreciation they absolutely deserve, and it was so nice to see their faces light up with smiles when I'd tell them "these are for all of you in appreciation for the wonderful things you do for me and all your patients!" Those folks go above and beyond the call of duty, and I can't express strongly enough how much I appreciate all they do (and did for me).

Very best wishes with your trip to the castle! Hope it goes as well as mine did! Hugs!
Unread 05-16-2002, 06:46 PM
"Castle Goodie" baskets

I can't believe my surgery is in less then a week. I wish it would hurry and get here. Well I went shopping today for my suck- up goodies. I bought a bag of jolly ranchers. Mixed hersey candies, gum and them strawberry swirle candies. I also got a cute little basket to put it all in. I'm going to leave it for the nurses when I leave. I think this is a wonderful idear. It shows how much we appreciate them.

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