It was a good day yesterday. I like a low keyed holiday, I really do. I had a great dinner with friends and best of all, NO INSANE EXCHANGE OF GIFTS!. There is something to be said about having a meal with friends and it being a no present type of thing. The two friends who were supposedly giving gifts did, but they were very small items (the scarf) and some soap I like. Nor did said friends seem upset that I did not have anything to give back to them.
I did end up with a couple nice presents, the new scarf, a calender, a couple bottle of cheer, a gift card and an unexpected $50 check from my uncle. I deposited the check to my account and promptly sent him a thank you note.
I decided that my holiday presents to myself this year will be
1) A new DVD player
2) A new feather bed (provided I can find one under $85).
3) A $30 Shopping Spree at IKEA.
I usually meet up with some friends at IKEA on New Years day to wander the store and we have lunch in their cafe. I need a few little things for the kitchen and I can probably find them at IKEA.
My DVD player has been on it's last legs for over a year and I cross my fingers and pray each time I put a DVD in that the machine will "boot up" and play. For $30 I can find a suitable replacement. Since my TV/DVD watching season has arrived, I would really like to have a DVD player that works.
Hopefully, you had a nice day with family and friends!