The bulk of the holidays has come and gone. And, honestly, I could not be happier so. All we really have left is New Years and then we're in the clear for 2 months until Valentines Day jumps at us!
My Christmas was fairly fruitless this year. I bought presents for my whole family but didn't receive very much. This is OK though! I have enough "stuff" in my life (and honestly am trying to get rid of it) so when family asked what I wanted I told most of them "nothing".
Which is what I got! :D
I ended up with a really nice cooking knife from my brother & his wife; which was EXACTLY what I wanted! It's super sharp and cuts great. Oh! It's for cooking! The knives I use now are such crap :/ so now that I have at least one good one I'm happy :)
My brother also got me a stapler that looks like a piece of sake salmon ^_^ which is silly but awesome as I do own a staple gun, but not a regular stapler.
My mom got me a gift card and some chocolates. They're the Godiva salted caramel ones and they're super tasty!! The gift card is $50 for Target- which will be super useful as the one near where I live also now carries a small selection of produce so I can get some groceries from there.
My sister and I agreed to not give each other anything. But I ended up finding a really whacky looking keychain that made me think of her. I think it was supposed to be a dear? But it also looked like it had a mane like a horse does. But the main was curly like an afro... I don't know lol. The body was dark blue, the "mane" thing was green, and it had an orange and yellow flower on the side of it. Just something small. She really liked it though so I'm glad :)
She had ended up giving me this really interesting glass box with a bunny on it. It looks like it was hand made by someone in a craft class. Though not to say it's of poor quality since it's not! But it's very unique! I like it a lot. The glass is blue and it has a white rabbit on the top. I'm not sure what I'll use it for yet but I'll find something.
I don't think my Dad got me anything?... I'm not sure now really. I think he gave everyone else gift cards but, again, I remember telling him I didn't want anything. Maybe I should just tell him I want to spend more time together. That's all I want.
Of course the stars of the show were my young nieces (ages 8 and 6, respectively). They got a great deal of things considering they're the only kids in my immediate family.
But the way I see it... that's how it should be ^_^