Thursday, December 27, 2007

Catch Up (and a brief thing about books)

Sorry for the lull of a few days - I was really trying to relax during my Christmas break. I think many other people had the same idea as well because there was slim reading pickings on Bloglines as well. Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope your holidays weren't too stressful.

Isn't this a cutie? My friend Carrie gave me this ornament for Christmas. Silly me - I glanced at it while at work and said thank you - but didn't get a good look at it until I got home and went to put it on the tree. Poor Carrie was probably thinking, "Why isn't Jo making a big deal about this?" Carrie, I love it!

And now for some other Christmas day highlights... may I present Andrew's slippers:

He said he wanted some monster feet slippers, but for the life of me I couldn't find any. Adding to the specific nature of his request, he also has size 11 feet. Willow and I ended up finding these in our local mall, of all places. Andrew loves them.

And here are the knitting books I received for Christmas:

Two brief Willow shots:

The kid was spoiled rotten for Christmas - I have pictures to send to the people who sent her gifts - hopefully I will email them by the end of the week.

See this odd bowl? It was one of my Christmas presents from my sister, Teri. I unwrapped it and thought - what could I put in it? It's a record, so there is a small hole at the bottom. Then I turned the bowl up so I could see whose record it was...

ARGH! Teri - sacrilege!!

Who could do that to one of the most beautiful songs ever? ('Suzanne', for those of you uninitiated.) He's even getting inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

For the final Christmas picture, may I present our Christmas Angel:

Andrew did the Santa duty at our house - but when we got to the Grandmother and Grandfather's house Willow wanted to do the honours. The angel wings were courtesy of Uncle Stewart (back left) and she impressed everyone by reading all the gift tags.
Now I know I usually do a book report on Thursday, but honestly - I didn't finish reading a book since last Thursday so I had nothing to write. Instead, I am giving you a list of the books I received for Christmas:
1) Knitting Classic Style: 35 Modern Designs Inspired by Fashion's Archives by Veronik Avery
2) 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant
3) Traditional Aran Knitting by Shelagh Hollingworth
4) Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts
5) Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
6) Heart of Stone by C. E. Murphy
7) My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon edited by P. N. Elrod
8) Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell
9) When We Were Young edited by Stuart McLean
10) Vinyl Cafe Unplugged by Stuart McLean
11) Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn
12) Storm Front (audio CD) by Jim Butcher (narrated by James Marsters!!)

Look for these in future Thursday Book Reports!


Zonda said...

That is a cute ornament and those slippers are huge. Looks like it was a really good Christmas! Cute Angel there too!

cpurl17 said...

Sweet angel girl you've got there!

You got quite the Christmas haul there! Happy reading!

Shan said...

1) now I'm singing "and you want to travel with her....and you want to travel BLIIIIIInd" for the last ten minutes.
2) You got Vinyl Cafe Unplugged!! Awesome!
3) JAMES. MARSTERS???? You mean, SPIKE?!?!?! I'm practically cataleptic here. With joy (and just a teensy bit of lust).

IrishgirlieKnits said...

How cute is Willow in those pictures!! Looks like she had a great Christmas!

Love that ornament too!!

Bezzie said...

I got my brother a record bowl too! Great minds think alike! It was the Marshall Tucker Band on his though--he's been going thru a MTB phase I guess.
Looks like a great time was had by all!!

Suna said...

I really loved the ornament so do tell Carrie that blog readers were impressed.

Teri said...

Sorry Joey! And to think I picked up that record especially for you! I have one on my desk and I put all my pens/felts/highlighters (and a pump dispenser of hand lotion) in it. It works great!

Love ya!