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26 December 2005 @ 04:05 pm
Pretty Good Christmas  
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the giving aspect of Christmas this year. It certainly wasn't the receiving or how I spent it. A set of pots and pans -- lovely and awesome though they are, a gorgeous sweater, a coffee cup and a wal-mart card for 15 bucks was the sum total of my loot this year. Yeah. Hey, at least I treated myself to Serenity. Go River/Mal!

And of course I spent most of it working or sleeping. I started my overnight shift at 10 pm on Christmas Eve, worked through until 11 am on Christmas. Got home, slept for six hours, made dinner and then back to work at 7:30 pm. Yeah, it was grand.

But the giving was great. I finally, *FINALLY* got off my ass and mostly got a good set of presents out to my sister, her hubby and two sons. It should have gotten their on time, but with it being, you know, Christmas, it was a day or two late. Sigh. But it was worth it, still. My sister called all excited and happy with her gifts and my two nephews (3 and 1) adored the rubber ducky bathtoys I got them. I remembered they were both bath freaks and so got a blue and a green one. According to my brother-in-law when they opened them, the oldest screamed: "Ducky! And it's BLUE! I love blue!" and the youngest screamed "Ducky! Green!" and then they both ran into the bathroom and jumped into the tubs with their duckies, clothes on and all.

And knowing how I so scored with those two little boys, really, there was no better Christmas present than hearing that. :)
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Juliafairnymph on December 27th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
That's wonderful! When kids appreciate gifts, it's awesome. :)

Do you get some time off at any point...?
Arabian: Spinningarabian on December 27th, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
Uhm, I work tonight, probably tommorrow, Wed, Thurs night. So maybe Friday night and hopefully (gasp!) all of Saturday. No wait, I'm doing NYE and day also. Okay probably not until the following Friday.

Hearing about their reactions was just so awesome. Really, I loved it so much!
drops0fjupiter: Krystal2drops0fjupiter on December 27th, 2005 01:06 am (UTC)
I'm glad that you scored...at least with your nephews. I can't believe that you are working on NYE and giving up our one opportunity to go out and really score! Yeesh.
Arabian: Pilotarabian on December 27th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, cuz like we'd actually do something?! Pfft.
drops0fjupiterdrops0fjupiter on December 27th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
I'm thinking of having a party bitchface.
harper47harper47 on December 27th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
My Christmas is all about the giving too. I mean when I was married or with my exbf I did get excited about what they got me but since then I've told the pixikins not to give me presents (and though they occasionally get something little) I really don't want them to spend any money on me.

I have a great deal of fun giving presents and I'm so glad your giving was so successful.

Sorry you're having to work so much. I'm back at work today and actually have a ton of things on my desk as my boss worked over the weekend. But I really enjoyed the break so I'm not complaining.