Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #44


13 Presents I received this year. (Not all, just 13 of them. If I missed yours, don't be offended.)

1. A new computer chair. - From Mom and Dad. It's a nice black leather chair that I am sitting in at this very moment.

2. A brown leather purse - This is from my mother-in-law. She was nervous about choosing the right kind because there are so many options out there. I told her I'd much rather she or her daughters pick it out because then I think it's probably in style. (I have no clue about that kind of thing myself.)

3. Season 1 of Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain - Mom's been looking for these for her three "kids" for a long time. She finally found them on amazon.com and gave us each one season of each series. (We were big fans as kids and young teens.)

4. Disney's Robin Hood - This was from my husband and was originally on my amazon wish list.

5. The Muppet Movie - Also from Art and also on my wish list

6. A wind-up radio flashlight - From Grandma and Grandpa P. This flashlight doesn't need batteries so it can be used in emergencies. Call me a boy scout, but I like to be prepared.

7. The Quote Verifier and Sink Reflections - From Art's cousin's fiance. Ok, I know that sounds strange, but we drew names at Grandma T's house, and he got my name. This book was from my wish list. Sink Reflections is the Flylady's book about how to manage/clean/organize your home. I like to read it and pretend that I'm going to put into practice. Tomorrow.

8. Bread Machine - From my mother-in-law. I made a loaf with it this morning, and it turned out just right. Mmm. Nothing like fresh-baked bread and a minimum of effort.

9. Stretchy Scarves - These were from Aunt Hazel. They're lovely and warm

10. Swarovski Snowflake Necklace - This was from Art. Sort of. Actually it was an ornament from a vendor. (A business courtesy gift) Art went to Wal-Mart and bought a silver chain for it, so now it's my genuine Austrian crystal snowflake necklace.

11. Scrapbook Stickers - From my sis-in-law Lizzy. She knows me well. I'm all about the stickers for scrapbooking. Making those special little borders and designs out of cut paper is all well and good, but it's just not going to happen here. Sorry.

12. Digital Photo Frame - This was actually a birthday gift from my mother-in-law, but since my birthday is so close to Christmas they tend to run together. Art loaded up an SD card with pictures from the last 3 or so years and it plays a constant running slide show on my piano now.

13. Planet Earth - Also a birthday gift. From Art. I've already watched almost all of it, and it's very interesting. The kids like it too. (As long as I fast forward the predator scenes.)

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13 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

No. 12 is lots of fun! Harry Potter-ish, I think. Happy New Year!

MondaythroughSunday said...

I love my bread machine!! I use it to make bread..of course..and pizza dough all the time!

Qtpies7 said...

I can't stand my bread machine. Granted, it does taste better than store bought bread, but there is nothing better than hand kneaded bread. Unless you have no clue about kneading, of course. My machine sits in the garage collecting dust.
I better go think of my 13. I have no clue yet.

SJ Reidhead said...

I want #4!

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Courtney said...

I love #4. It is one of my favorite Disney movies. I also got #12 and can't wait to use it.

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Nicholas said...

That computer chair sounds very nice!

mom huebert said...

What an interesting bunch of gifts. Love what you said in number 7: "I like to read it and pretend that I'm going to put it into practice." I have books I read like that too!

damozel said...

I am STILL a big fan of the Animaniacs...including Pinky and the Brain. so subversive.

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aftergrace said...

We love Pinky and the Brain! The theme song is even a hoot!
You received some great gifts.

Darla said...

Oh, I love Disney's Robin Hood and the Muppet Movie! Wonder if I can talk the kids into watching one of them with me this week?

Rebecca said...

What great presents! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a nice Christmas...and got things you wanted. That organizing book sounds great! I have heard of FlyLady, and it has great ideas~ now to implement them. :)

My husband (and I) really want one of those Digital Photo frames...very cool!

I wish I could get more into scrapbooking, but where is the time? Maybe when my kids are older. I do rubber stamp card making right now.


Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had a nice Christmas...and got things you wanted. That organizing book sounds great! I have heard of FlyLady, and it has great ideas~ now to implement them. :)

My husband (and I) really want one of those Digital Photo frames...very cool!

I wish I could get more into scrapbooking, but where is the time? Maybe when my kids are older. I do rubber stamp card making right now.


Happy New Year!