For years now our family has had an in-joke about how Mali needs a snuggie®. In fact, the only thing stopping us from buying her the afore-mentioned hideous couch-sack is the fact that it's just that: a fugly, highly flammable fleece atrocity. But never fear: the Island Thrift Store is here to help you. Originally when I saw this beauty from the classic American manufacturer Sear&Roebuck I thought it was cute mock-quilt coverlet. Imagine then, my delight and surprise, upon discovering that it was actually a "Body Warmer" with the original instructions still attached to it! The Perfect 2 dollar present!
Naturally I had to model the darn thing as soon as I got home.
And on Christmas eve, I got to hand it to its rightful owner, who of course was delighted.
My best present was just having my dearest friends around. We hosted a little dinner on the 24th and my friend Talu and her mom came, witch just made the assortment of girls perfect. I did get some material presents too, though a little early and wholly unexpectedly. C's mom sent us some lovely kitchen condiments and a little monetary help. My mom has a mystery package still stuck in the mail. Talu gave me a lovely sweater you'll be seeing soon. My friend Summer gifted me with this beautiful lambskin coat that has already become a staple garment.
Good friends, great food, candle light, purring cat, beautiful presents, and lots of laughs. Our small house can only host about 10 people and it was at top capacity that merry night.I feel very blessed and lucky indeed.
We even took a family portrait for the immigration people. Notice how saintly J. looks in this picture?
Other than the party, we have been taking it easy, prolonging the lazy season. We've been reading, eating good food and watching a lot of movies, including family VHS-tapes from C. and J.'s childhood. They are so cute and hilarious.
And now we're moving onto Birthday Season for C. and I. More fun. I don't know if I can handle it. Hope you're having some too!