Yeah, it’s the obligatory “Here’s what I got for Christmas!” post. But I really want to share!
I was so lucky this year – my family listened to what I wanted, and what I didn’t know I wanted but did, and I got a ton of stuff that I’ll actually use this upcoming year. I am really, really blessed by my family.
Hubby got me Scrivener for Christmas (actually, the week before Christmas), which is awesome! I’m really enjoying it, and think it will help me in the future with keep projects on track. I also got some lovely pens from hubby and from my sister-in-law, which I will be using to write by hand. I love writing longhand (I know, I’m weird), and I think I might be doing more letter writing this year. I’m contemplating it, anyways. And I LOVE pens.
I also got a lot of gifts to help me continue my healthy lifestyle. Hubby got me a new water bottle and a water resistant watch for the pool, and running socks! Mom gave me a hand-held stick blender, and a slow cooker cookbook with lots of healthy, easy recipes. My brother-in-law gave me a Best Buy gift card, which I think is going to be used for Just Dance! For my Wii. Hubby also got me a gift card that I will be using for a swim cap, new goggles and maybe a waterproof case for my iPod. I haven’t decided yet. I need a good case for my Touch for running. Because oh yes, there will be running again this year. Even if it’s just on the treadmill. There WILL be running.
My mom did a lot of shopping at craft fairs this year – I’d asked for local gifts, and she came through in a big way. Today, I’m wearing a lovely handpainted brooch with a tall ship on it (shocking, right? I know, me!) that she got me, and I’ve got a lovely ornament too. So many pretty things! And the best? They’re all things I’ll use, and most were locally made. Which means sustainable! Yay!
I’ve already got plans for next year too. Yeah, we start early in my household. It’s genetic (I swear my mother is done by August or something like that).
I hope you had a lovely Christmas too. Mine was perfect. What did you get for Christmas?
- (writing) A Christmas Gift for you – Chapter 1 of The Strange Disappearance of Santa Claus
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