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Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006
A Box of Future Memories

Happy Boxing Day, to my friends in Canada!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas weekend. MC and I certainly did. I posted yesterday about the kids - today I'll tell you about the booty (and fine booty it is, too, arrrr!)

Indeed, we received DVDs of BOTH Pirates of the Caribbean movies! I've seen only the first of the two, and MC has seen neither. Youngest son, if you'll recall, is the manager of a Blockbuster Video store, and he knew I didn't have either of them. So soon as dinner's done, I'll be curling up to enjoy several hours of swashing buckles and pieces 'o ten. (What, you never heard of inflation?? Pieces of Eight are soooo over.)

00 bought very EXPENSIVE house-slippers for both me and MC, plus a set of equally-expensive dishes. My youngest daughter gave me some pricey perfumes. Both girls have been working for Major Department Store that features things astronomically high priced, even with their employee discount. But dang... the perfume is heavenly and so are the slippers.

However, MC got a huge giggle out of the slippers. In Dutch, a henpecked husband is referred to as a "slipper hero." Obviously he's not a henpecked husband, but he sure got a laugh out of it. (He loved the slippers, though, said they're really going to be nice around here when it gets cold and he's puttering around the house.)

I'm really glad now that I made the extra gift for the woman who was "just there," as she gave me a set of ruby earrings and necklace. I have a pretty good idea that they are real rubies. Knowing her affinity for QVC, and the fact that for each of the females in the family we got a similar set, it's not too hard to figure out their origin. Still, it's a gorgeous set. I'll try to post a picture of them along with photos of the munchkins, as soon as MC uploads them from the camera.

MC of course bought me this computer, but he also got me the insulated coffee cup I really wanted. I love my hot tea, and love having one of those traveler cups to take along for the ride.

Sis bought me a manicure, but also gave MC and me a small catalog from which we get to pick out our OWN gift. It's a pretty darned cool idea. We have a printed catalog to figure out what we want, then order online, postage prepaid. In fact, it's a good enough idea I might do something like that for my kids for their respective birthdays this year. I went snooping to find the actual site where you purchase the catalogs - not because I was trying to find out how much sis and her hubby spent, but because I want to buy some of these books myself this year, I think.

As nice as all the gifts are - and they ARE very nice, all of them - I'm still most happy about getting a chance to see absolutely everyone who mattered to me this year.

Looking ahead to 2007, I hope everyone has a wonderful, happy New Year.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )