…or would that be unwrapping?
First off, I have to share how very much I’m enjoying my holiday! Every day I do some errands and housekeeping, but do one thing for myself as well. Today I went to the bookstore… by myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband dearly and the fact that we’re both bookish. We can’t go into a bookstore and not come out with a stack of books to share. However, once in a while I like to wander on my own, get a cup of tea and a brownie, and look at things that *gasp* aren’t books. I bought my 2011 calendars- one from the Sierra Club and another of decorative motifs for the craft room. I also FINALLY bought myself A Charlie Brown Christmas CD (do they even still make those anymore?) and a mini Zen garden. Little things I want and had put off acquiring until after the holiday, just in case.
Oops- just discovered that I only needed one calendar. Darn!
Other treats this week- I stopped by the new Asian market that opened near my neighbourhood and went a little crazy. I had shrimp shumai for lunch yesterday and have been nibbling on a ridiculous number of rice crackers. The gentleman at the register laughed and asked if I’d received a steamer for Christmas, heh.
We didn’t manage to do everything social we would have liked, but spent plenty of quality time with family and resting. I’ve been a bit more run-down than I’d like this week but have been sleeping fairly well the last few nights which goes a long way. We have two more social opportunities January 1st that we hope to make (Stay up to midnight the night before? Me? Not hardly.). Part of our weekend plans includes using the generous gift cards from family to replace our mismatched and well-worn towel collection. We are clearly getting older if we *ask* for towels for Christmas.
The crock-pot ran a test batch of pulled barbecue chicken and it came out quite well if I do say so myself. I must note, however, that a little goes a long way- I’ll be using some leftovers for a special pizza tomorrow (yay!).
For an update on my crafting adventures, I finally added a link on the top right to my blog- if I don’t post here I may be posting there: Joy of Making. There’s also the pictorial side of things in my Tumblr.