Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 17

I'm running out of steam. I just want it to be Christmas already so that I can enjoy the holidays.

matchbox by Nathalie  Thompson

I took a trip to Ikea for some present shopping... how lovely to let Ellie play in the playroom so I could buy her presents without her seeing. I can't get away with anything with her, like I could with the other kids. I bought all their presents one year, in their presence, and they hadn't a clue. It was fun!

This was the gift I opened for the 12 days of Christmas countdown. It's actually another day 4 gift, but my day 5 package hasn't arrived yet. Oh, Canada Post, you do make my life interesting! Anyhow... it's a gorgeous little leather (? I think?) purselet, just the right size for a cell phone or ipod. I love the colour of it!

I'm also undeservedly lucky in my assigned partner for the Sweet Goodness Winter White Swap! My partner went totally above and beyond the requirements. I just about fell over when I saw the box she sent. Yes, box. As in big. Veryvery big.

There's a gorgeous little crystal and silver dish (with silver-coloured chocolate coins inside), a pretty silver-trimmed candle, a photo holder, some PEARS! - lots of pears! three big gold ones and a jar (so cute!) of little silver ones, my favourite chocolates... I had so much fun opening all the little packages. I think I might have screamed a little big. I definitely squealed. And boy, oh boy, did I feel bad about the little envelope of stuff I sent to her... I think I need to send more. She definitely deserves it!


  1. My goodness! You are a busy post-er! Matchboxes AND byhand gifts. So much to look forward to each day!

    Just two words about the matchboxes, "Scheduled Posts". Of course, that means opening them all ahead of time for photos, but I have my posts scheduled all the way to Christmas Day. If I want to add something to a post, I just edit, but otherwise each morning there is a matchbox to view as if I got up at 5:30 am and posted. heeheeheehee. :)

    You have some WONDERFUL gifts to open daily. What a treat! I may have to join that swap next year!

  2. What a fun swap! So you send someone little gifts they open every day till Christmas? How very fun and exciting!
    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Wendy!


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