The Hubster spoiled me ROTTEN this Christmas. He went way over our agreed upon budget. I, of course, did not. Now I feel rotten for not overspending. Thrifty me. Poor Hubster.
My favorite gifts?
Rosetta Stone Spanish. It's embarrassing how little I speak after eight years of it in middle school and high school. The problem, though, is that they taught us Spain Spanish. My friends all speak Latin American Spanish (of differing versions). So do the children I teach. While I can understand what they are saying to me, I can only speak a handful of words in return. To educate, I need this language (especially at weekend fairs and when dealing with the pet owning public in Los Angeles). I'm SUPER excited to dive into this!!!
I got TWO wall calendars. One for the office, one for the living room. Both rescue American Pit Bull Terrier calendars - one from BAD RAP (My Dog is Family) and one from the Unexpected Pit Bull. Both adorable. They include stories with the pictures, which is always fun. Tomorrow, I plan to transfer all important dates from 2010 to these!
TWO filterless air filters! Yay! No more replacing filters. This will save hundreds of dollars a month! And help my allergies to my pets.
My stepmom does the BEST thing for all of us - we each get a bag. Full of goodies! It's so much FUN to take our time sorting through each small gift she has picked out especially for us. CANDLES! Socks (the warm, fuzzy, nonslip kind)! A pad of paper that hangs on the fridge for my grocery list!! So many other nifty little gifts. She has wanted to discontinue this for years, but we won't let her. It's tradition and we all just love it.
The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. My partner in the non-profit bought this book last year. She's been trying a few new recipes a week and loving them. When she finds a good one, she forwards it to me. Haven't missed yet! She bought me my own copy AND a recipe binder. She started the binder already. Too cool! I made a lentil soup tonight that Erik and I just LOVED. I'm so glad there are leftovers for tomorrow night!
I got an awesome Vera Wang purse. Thanks Mom!!
But the best gift of all? A laptop desk with a FAN! No more overheating! I can spend hours blogging and writing without my computer shutting down. LOVE IT!!
What about you - what did you get for Christmas? What were your favorite presents??
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