Hello everyone. Hope those of your who celebrated Christmas had a wonderful day. I had a fun Christmas Eve Day (the 24th) visiting at my sister-in-laws where she was having a BIG family brunch. And then Christmas was the perfect day at home.
On Christmas,it snowed a lot. I was glad I didn't need to go out.
We kept a cozy fire going in the fireplace all day.
The stocking were filled with goodies and treats. This one of the dog's stuffed some yummies and some new toys.
And I won the change count by 1 penny. (Pardon the dog hair on the blanket). It's a tradition from my husband's childhood to put a handful of change into each stocking. Then we have a competition to see got the most. I had $5.97 and my daughter got $5.96. The poor hubby only got $4.72, but he had a lottery scratch ticket and won $20 so I don't feel too bad for him.
(And I know these coins don't add up to $5.97 for those of you into doing the math.)
We had a big delicious breakfast. Those are some homemade cinnamon buns which we had with eggs, bacon and sausage.
Santa was good to me this year. I got a pack of new black Sharpies and some new Faber-Castell markers as mine are starting to wear out. I also got some bluetooth headphones so I can listen to my audiobooks in bed when I am wide awake at 3 AM and the hubby is asleep. Now instead of tossing and turning or getting up I can stay snuggled under the covers and listen to a story. Plus I got a Patriots shirt (sorry to you Pats haters to even mention this) that I wanted-just in case we get to the Superbowl but at least it will be good for the playoffs. And my daughter got me a poster sized National Park map with a frame, so I can mark those parks I have visited on my quest to visit all 59 of them. I've made it to 20 by my count. She also got me a National Park Geek T shirt.
One of my goals for 2017 was to hit the 25% point on my list of visited National Parks, National Monuments, National Historic Sites, etc. And in 2017, I visited the 7 needed to meet that goal, so that shirt was a great gift to commemorate my goal.
And my daughter's boyfriend has reached keeper status in my book as he got me something I have wanted for a while.
An old typewriter. Now over my life I had 2 of these, both which we got rid of years ago, and now I have watched some of you type away in your art, and I wished I had mine back. Zach likes to go antiquing and he remember what I said about the typewriter and found one for me! My daughter was quite confused about the whole thing and wasn't quite sure how to use it. I guess that's what happens growing up in the computer age.
Good thing I got Zach a couple of Star War drones to fly around as he is very into both Star Wars and boy toys too.
The hubby and daughter were both happy with their gifts too.
And other than Miss Maddie here eating too much junk and doing a walk through throw up while we were opening gifts, there were no other snafus.
And for T Day, be sure to stop by Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog and join in the fun. For the holiday we tried a drink that Jo showed us a few Tuesdays ago called a Poinsettia. If I remember correctly in her post, it was made from prosecco, cranberry juice and some orange liqueur.
Cheers to you!
And it was delicious too!
And finally today, one last holiday photo.
From my family to you.
My daughter is home for a couple of days and the hubby had to go to work today, so we are off to meet him for lunch and see what post-holiday bargains we can find.
Happy T day ladies, and I hope everyone did have a fantastic holiday. And, since next T day will be on January 2, Have a Happy New year also.