I had such a nice Christmas! Paul gave me these sweet earrings:
(Bird Girl earrings from Marmar on Etsy) (photo from the shop)
and the new Lynda Barry book I would have had to buy for myself if I hadn’t gotten it as a gift, because I couldn’t wait ONE MORE MINUTE:
(Picture This: The Near-Sighted Monkey Book, by Lynda Barry) (photo from Amazon.com)
and this print I want specifically for hanging on the wall next to my KitchenAid mixer (which is badly broken after a child-caused fall from the counter, but I can’t decide what color to replace it with):
(Birds in the Kitchen–Mixer print, by Lucky Bluebird Art on Etsy) (photo from the shop)
My parents gave me an MP3 player:
(Apple iPod Shuffle, in PINK) (photo from Amazon.com)
and a set of six lidded melamine mixing bowls that look just like these except there’s also a purple one and a pink one:
(Set of 4 lidded melamine mixing bowls) (not the same set as mine: my mom found my set of six at HomeGoods) (photo from Amazon.com)
My brother and sister-in-law gave me a hair-straightener to try out, and I’m really looking forward to that because my hair is irritatingly in between wavy and straight:
(Conair ProShine Straightener, the 1.75 one) (photo from Amazon.com)
I don’t like to buy things for myself off my wish list: as I get older, it gets harder to think of things for other people to buy me. But sometimes there’s something that’s been on there long enough that it’s time to retire it (i.e., buy it myself), or something I’d like to have before the next gift-receiving occasion:
Love Actually soundtrack (photo from Amazon.com). I was willing to go one Christmas without this, but not two: sometime between now and next December, THIS SHALL BE MINE.
I think the two end-of-post questions are self-asking, but in case they are not: (1) Whadja get? and (2) Anything you’re going to buy for yourself because you didn’t get it as a gift?