Friday, December 26, 2008

Looking back

How was your Christmas? Mine was just dandy. Was it just me or did there seem to be a lot less stuff this year? Don't take that as complaining because less stuff means that maybe, just maybe, people finally woke up to reality. Maybe people realized that Christmas is more about being together with family. No matter how much you all bicker and fight, they are your family and unlike some no-name Chinese-made video game system, they won't end up in the trash or in a box in the garage in 8 months.

What was the best treat that you had at Christmas dinner? Oh, mine, you ask? My favorite was the Oreo cheesecake dessert. I love me some cheesecake and as far as pre-packaged cheesecake in a box desserts, the Oreo one it tops with me.

On and the best gift I got, that would have to be a tie between my new cordless drill and the new office chair for my home office. Both items were much-needed and will be put to good use meaning that neither will end up in a box in the garage any time soon. What about you? DId you get one of theose "Damn, I needed that" gifts? Let me know at your convenience and enjoy the long, lazy week ahead of us.

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6 comments:

Memarie Lane said...

i got a can opener, which i asked for. unfortunately it's the exact same make and model i wanted to replace because it's a piece of shit. oh well.

buffalodick said...

I got a little deep fryer, which will be fun to learn to use... I make most of the food, and had a little bug, so everything was off-tasting to me!

i am playing outside said...

i got a space heater! now i can heat my space! [not to be confused with myspace, which is destined to stay not hot, in my eyes at least]

i am playing outside said...

and yes. there was less stuff this year. less gifts, less boxes of chocolates, less food crammed down my throat. but there was more love of family. it was the best christmas.

Beth said...

Yup, I got one of those, "Damn I needed that," gifts. Speakers for my laptop. The music is finally sounding good!

Whiskeymarie said...

We scaled waaaay back this year, which I loved. I did, however, learn that even when scaling back, it's best to give people a list when they ask for one. I didn't, and trust me when I say I regret that lazy move.