Fry loved her Christmas presents!
She made me hold her lion while she snapped the picture...
Then, she made me hold her beagle...
Then, I had her take a picture of the lovely necklace she gave me.
The rest of the presents we gave each other would seem odd to anyone not in on the reasons. Gift cards to Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Home Depot, Starbucks, Quick Trip, and the local beauty college? Not 'the' chi chi places, certainly, but the reasons why are sweet. Fry and I love Red Lobster, Hubs loves Olive Garden, so we exchanged those. Hubs gave me the Home Depot just in case I wanted a power tool for a project. We have a Starbucks, McDonald's, and Taco Bell moving in a block from our house, making me feel claustrophobic. Fifteen dollars worth of mocha coffees does go a little way towards easing the pain. ;)
The Quick Trip, our local gas station and c store? A 'gift' certificate for that? I love fountain drinks, but we always have cans of soda in the house. Why should I stop by a c-store for one thing when I can just toss a can in the purse? With pay at the pump, I don't even need to stroll inside for a drink. The gift card forces me to treat myself.
The beauty school gift card will be fun. Hubs doesn't know it, but I'm planning on doing something to 'get' him. Right now, I'm going with putting in a blue hair rinse, and telling him the beauty school messed up big time. I don't mind too much it's from a beauty school. There was one time I'd spent $70 on just a cut, only to end up looking like Carol Brady. It's ok in the seventies, but not in the late nineties. Sheesh.
Toppa is doing great, no cookies were burned during a phone call, and Happy New Year to everyone who reads this! Our family is celebrating Christmas on January 18th, which means I still can't show off all my recent finished objects knitted. I'm working on a sweater for Fry, so I'll have to get a decent picture of it, soon.