Dave and I have a bit of an arrangement for presents - he loathes Christmas, and after 11 years, I've pretty much given up trying to help him see the joy of the season. Now, I focus on just making it as stress-free as possible for him.
One of the things he absolutely hates is present shopping/making. Since I actually enjoy it, I take care of all the presents for his family, but there's still one person left to buy for - and that's me. So to help him out, round about November, I send him links to things I'd like (usually jewellry). I send several, so he can choose one, and while I know I'll be getting something from the selection, I never know which one.
This year was earrings...
Two gorgeous pairs. The pair on the left are amethysts, the pair on the right, black pearl and garnet.
But this year... there was something extra in the box... something I didn't suggest to him....
|Blue topaz - my birthstone|
In other news, Dave's family discovered my love of hats and decided to contribute to my collection.
|From Dave's Mom - she gave me a black, pinstripe one too.|
|From Dave's grandma|
I was not neglected in the knits department either - no yarn of knitting toys this year, but I did get the most awesome fingerless mitts ever.
|That will brighten up winter!|
Dave got his socks, as well as jeans and boxers (it's not Christmas without underpants!), the traditional bottle of Jack Daniels from his uncle, as well as jube jubes and and jelly beans from his grandma.
Dave has headed off to the cottage for the rest of the holidays, so the house is nice and quiet. I'm using the time to finish up the last few things - there's still a holiday get-together with my brother and his family this weekend, and then my best friend and her family in the new year.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, like I did.