Sunday, December 28, 2008

Enough Already!

I hate to say this, but I am so freakin’ happy that Christmas is over. I love to eat, but Christ on a cracker! ---This year the eating aspects of the Holiday were taken to an extreme. Of course no one force fed me, so I have no one to blame but myself. On the other hand, as far as gifts go, this year we streamlined. After last year’s gift extravaganza that resembled a wrapping paper and ribbon orgy, we decided to scale-back this year.

So, besides the 6 or 7 lbs I gained over the last week, I also got these 2 things for Christmas:

FrenchBoy snuck out and bought me a bottle of Hermèssence Rose Ikebana by Hermès. Whenever we go to a Hermès store to window lick, we beg the sales ladies to “spray us up” with the fancy perfumes. And sometimes they give you samples. (Note to anyone who likes free stuff: Go to Hermès and ask for samples. I think they are required by Hermès law to give them to you. Also, the samples are huge. By measurement, they are worth about 12 euros each and come in a mini version of the trademark orange box! So there ya go. Don’t say I never gave you nothin’.)

Gift#2 I bought for myself.



I found this little gem by Blue Finger Studios over at Etsy.

It’s a teeny tiny pendant made from a reclaimed Scrabble tile. It is so cute and little and perfect and it came with its own little silk necklace. I like it so much I may buy a few more as gifts in the coming year.

Anyway, that’s what I got.

What did y’all get (or give) for Christmas?


Oneika said...

I am definitely fighting holiday weight gain! My pants are fitting a little snug...

As for the Xmas gifts, I got a new digicam and a luggage set!

Travel said...

We bought a tile with a penguin on it, great minds think alike, or what a great comercial art idea.


Anonymous said...

I really love reading your blog!
I am leaving for Paris today to be with someone who is becoming more dear to me by the second.
He and I will toast the New Year at a beautiful art gallery in the Marais! J'adore le Marais.
I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year, may it bring you happiness, great health and prosperity.

Felicia, author of This Time Now

Anonymous said...

I've eaten for an army, too. My husband is giving my a digital camera but I can't buy it until the "soldes".

Shanster said...

Christ on a cracker... lol.

My fave is Jumpin' Jesus on a Pogo Stick!

We also streamlined and didn't really do Christmas. Mama needs a new saddle. Put my old one on consignment and found a "new" used saddle for me. It wasn't an even trade (not in my favor) so that is my present but I've known about it for awhile so there was no suprise.

I gave my family gifts from Harrilou - a really cute small bid'ness, woman owned - she does her own graphics on fabulous t's...

My schweetie pateetie got a new car stereo but I did that on black Friday so he's had it for a month...

and like you I am SO FRIGGIN HAPPY Christmas is OVER! Cheers!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

I also ate my way through the season - good food, good company - good times - it all went together so nicely.

Love you gifts, especially the pendant - dripping with charm -