Hope you had a very merry Christmas and are settling in somewhere warm to celebrate New Year's tonight. No, we are not venturing out to Times Square to watch the ball drop. I'm not sure how much you'd have to pay me to be there, but it'd be a lot. We've settled in to a nice, quiet New Year's Eve tradition of eating a sampling of expensive cheeses on top of cracked pepper Triscuits and having some sparkling cider to wash it down while we watch the festivities on television. Sounds better to me than standing for hours in the cold, possibly with rain/ice/snow, with thousands of other people shoulder to shoulder waiting for the ball to drop. I'll watch it here at home where it's cozy, thankyouverymuch.
But back to Christmas... Scott and I exchanged gifts on the 23rd before we headed out of town. We weren't sure we'd be able to have Christmas until we got back into town because I had ordered some things on Amazon that were taking forever to arrive, but call it a little Christmas miracle if you will, they arrived late on the 23rd and we were able to open presents before heading out. But enough talking, on to the gifts...
Scott went first...
A mini measure cup, like a shot glass for measuring teaspoons and tablespoons (we had one before but it met its fate on the tile floor a few months ago).
A three-pack of hot chocolate flavors from Starbucks. Yum.
Fingerless gloves for Scott, so he can keep his hands warm and use his Droid phone at the same time.
He gave me the Julie and Julia book, which I'm looking forward to reading.
I gave him a more-than-usual-expense bar of soap he'd liked
Smells so good...
He went twice in a row, since we came out uneven on gift numbers
A book he'd wanted to encourage his writing
I don't know what it is, but I like it already!
It was wrapped in a really nice box
It's a gift certificate to Bare Escentuals, a cosmetics store that sells all-natural products
Scott got God of War II, since he enjoyed playing the first one so much.
Me wondering where the Boscovs box came from. But it was something we'd had from Christmases past, and it held a Food Network magazine ...
Which held a receipt for a year subscription!
I gave Scott a David Bazan CD...
and a ticket to go see him play in Brooklyn in March.
That wrapped up our Christmas here, but I have to give props to my parents, who are getting us a Wii! A very Me-Wii Christmas indeed!
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