Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wrapping it all up

Well, I managed to get all my adopt-a-family shopping done in one fell swoop.
And I managed to do it without calling anyone a dirty name or losing my patience.

And I think I did pretty good by 'em.

I got the boy (2 1/2 years old) three good toys, including a learning toy thing, a airport set and a wooden train set. He also gets the dinosaur pajamas and three outfits.

For the mom I got a couple sweaters, a perfume set and a soft, fleece robe.

I did all the shopping Sunday and wrapped it up and delivered it Monday.

It looks like a pretty decent haul, huh?

Now all I need to do is find a small gift for my nephew and I am done.

It really felt good to get all the gifts wrapped and delivered. I'm not sure it put me more in the holiday mood. I mean, I still have no inclination to make Christmas cookies (which is odd for me), but it did leave me with a very good feeling.

Oh and I got a gift for my sister's birthday, which is today.
I cannot say what it is yet because I probably won't see her until Christmas and she read this. So I don't want to give away the surprise. But it is pretty cool. I think she will love it.

That pretty much was my weekend. It was a good mix of chores and laziness.

Oh and I made dinner for the manfriend last night:
Napa cabbage slaw with a sweet, tangy sesame dressing
Mashed potatoes with a hint of wasabi and sour cream
Grilled pork tenderloin marinated in ponzu, honey, five spice, chili paste and sesame oil.

And yeah, I grilled it outside on the barbecue. It was pretty nice yesterday, so I figured what the heck, I will barbecue.

Another reason to love California: barbecue in December.


Alex said...

BBQ in December... you just HAVE to rub it in, eh. Sounds very yummie though.

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Lauren said...

Very nice. Where did you get the wrapping paper? I always have a really hard time finding Christmas paper that's not overtly Christmas-y. Those snowmen rule.

Jill said...

I got the wrapping paper at Target. I liked how the colors in both were matching, but that the styles were so different.
Target had a LOT of really great paper this year.

Vicki said...

Hi Jill,
Nice job on the presents. I did that with my family last year and we helped out a family and provided presents and food. It was great.
As far as x-mas spirt goes, I ran across this on YouTube ... it brings back a lot of memories for me and I particularly love this tune.

Happy Holidays!

Lauren said...

Target had a LOT of really great paper this year.

I noticed that this summer, when Target was on my way to work! Then I moved back to L.A. and immediately forgot. Thanks for reminding me.

And, yes, I love different patterns with matching colors.

Jill said...


I finally watched that video.
I LOVED that show when I was a kid. I still do actually. I watch it every year just for the Snow and Heat misers.