Another Christmas over, another round of gifts bought and given, another Christmas lunch enjoyed (pork roast with crackling, roast potatoes and parsnips, gravy and the trimmings), another chance to be thankful for having family home safe and sound. I can't think of anything more wonderful than a day like I've had today. My family and I are blessed.
My Hubby got me a Knitzi (displaying my current bus socks):
It's made of Yellow Heart, a hardwood native to Brazil. It's really like its name: a beautiful "mellow yellow", with a shine so deep you could get lost in it.
This is the 6" length.
My son gave me a spa set of aromatherapies from Bath and Body:
There is lotion, sugar scrub, body wash/foaming bubbles, and hand soap. I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find me luxuriating in the tub tonight, surrounded by the scrumptious scent of orange ginger bubbles. I love the way using these products make my skin feel.
I asked my daughter for a new pair of slippers with hard soles, which I got:
They're super soft and toasty warm. I've got happy feet!!
What I didn't know was that my daughter had seen a piece of sterling silver jewelry at her work, JC Penney, and she snagged it for me as a surprise gift.
"Mom, Because of You...."
"I know kindness", "I dream bigger", "I feel inspired", "I still believe in miracles", "Life is fun", "I can do anything", and more phrases, are etched into the bangle. It's so beautiful. What a gorgeous gift.
I love all my presents and I hope they all liked what I got them, too. The whole shebang of shopping, wrapping, and gift giving is so much fun for me.
We had a white Christmas! We don't get those very often, but Christmas Eve a large storm system moved into the area and dumped as many as 6 inches of snow by Friday morning. It looks beautiful, all velvety soft on the ground. It's caused some traffic problems, though, as we Tulsans don't really drive on this stuff all that well.