Are you guys as relieved as I am that Christmas is over? Now don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love Christmas. I love the lights, the tree, the Christmas music and all the food. I’m relieved it’s over because I made it through another Christmas where both sons were happy with their gifts, my husband was happy and I didn’t forget anyone.
That being said, I have two reoccurring dreams (aka nightmares) throughout the year. One is that I didn’t accumulate enough credits to graduate college and the second one? That it’s Christmas eve and I have bought absolutely no gifts. Upon waking, I always challenge myself with this question: If I truely forgot to shop for Christmas, could I give my family a nice Christmas by shopping at the local 24-hour gas station? The answer is no, absolutely not.
What I Got for Christmas
I wasn’t forgotten either. My oldest son made me 2 rings by using the jewelry wire in my craft room. Sure, he waited till December 23rd but my husband said he had worked on them for 2 hours. In my mind, the thought and time are what I value most when it comes to gifts from my sons. One of the 2 rings is on the left.
My youngest, on the other hand, had no gift for me until noon on Christmas eve. Despite his better judgment, my husband took him to Target to remedy this. When they asked what to get me and I said costume jewelry, I might as well have said a rare perfume infused with baby laughter because they looked at me like a deer in headlights. I then walked to my craft room, brought Target up and began to put costume jewelry in my bag, printed it out, highlighted my favorites and handed it to them! Here’s what I got:
So Alexis always wears an A necklace and since my name happens to start with an A, my husband got me this one. I absolutely love it! I got my sister one too with an S.
This was the most thoughtful gift from my sister. We’ve come a long way from her finding out about my blog. She’s extremely supportive and that’s one of the many things I love about her. That being said, she got me this amazing book with actual, great prompts. I’ve seen a lot of writing prompts out there and they suck. They’re like, “what is your favorite tea and why?” C’mon man, we can do better and this book does just that.
Do you guys know how I said my craft room is a sweatshop? I made it more so when my husband gifted me the Cricut EasyPress. I actually used it before Christmas then announced that that would be a Christmas present to me.
And I got some other wonderful gifts but these were my top ones! Now it’s your turn! What did you get? What was your favorite gift you received? Did you get a WTF gift? If you did, I want to hear about it!
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