Well, The holiday festivities are over (almost) and I have made it out the other side in one piece and weighing pretty much what I did going in – whew.
The SB really came through for Christmas.
A new comforter for our bed (very nice and squishy and warm – so warm, in fact, it’s going to take some getting used to and thermostat adjusting and jammy-changing. Still – very nice)
TWO football shirts – Panthers and Steelers – Woo Hoo!
THREE Rings (This is starting to sound like the 12 days of christmas, no? uh, yeah, ok, no.) One is a “real” ring and the other two are costume jewelry so I don’t have to feel bad about him spending too much.
A teeny tiny DVD player for my work-out room so I can rent exercise DVDs from Blockbuster online. It’s the cutest little DVD player you’ve ever seen and fits just so on top of the 13 inch TV I have in there.
Two long sleeve T’s that I already knew about because I was going to buy them in November for myself and he said he would by them and wrap them up for me.
And I got him…
An assortment of CDS.
The Band of Brothers DVD set
Three – yes THREE – pairs of Nike Oregon Waffle running shoes. Nike released them and then pretty much turned around and stopped production, so I bought extra so he can put them on ice and take them out when his current crop is worn out. He’s a total sneaker fiend.
There’s only one thing on my list o’ things that I didn’t get – which is a plant pot for a plant I have been “rooting” for about 6 months now and is in dire need of a pot. I’ll just buy one of those myself. Although, come to think of it, we still have “Christmas” with the SB’s family on new years day – he may have passed that tid-bit on to his folks. So perhaps I’ll wait to buy that until the new year. One more week isn’t going to hurt the plant. It’s waited this long.
My Mom got me a nice vest from LL Bean and one of my sisters painted a portrait of our dog for us (super nice – gotta find a good place for it in the living room) and one of my other sisters got me some new jammies – which – ironically – are still too warm when combined with the super-cozy new comforter.
So all in all it was a festival of excellent presents for me, combined with a shrieking, crazy, three day family extravaganza that very nearly gave me a nervous breakdown. OK – that’s an exaggeration, but I was sure glad to get home at the end of each family day.
Oh – also – I saw “I am Legend” yesterday – which ROCKED!
And… the hand-made scarves went down really well with the people who got them – or at least, they made noises like they did. I mean, really, no one’s gonna tell me they think my present sucks. My family is crazy, and often drunk, but never rude. I still have three more to go at the in-law xmas.
So that’s the holiday bru-ha-ha update.
So happy to be back at work where I can get a little rest.