Monday, December 28, 2009

All I wanted for Christmas...

My husband and kids rock. They know me so well that they got everything I was wishing for this Christmas. Of course, the list I handed them as they headed out the door and to the mall helped, too.

In no particular order of favorites, here is a list of all my loot:

  • A SNUGGIE! As mentioned on my "All I want for Christmas" post, this was definitely on the list. My husband thought the leopard print looked cheezy, though, so they opted for the blue, which happens to be my favorite color. I absolutely LOVE my Snuggie! What's cool is that my kids each got one, too. Here is a picture of the three of us all Snuggied up. Oh - and don't mind the boy. He really does love his Carolina Panthers Snuggie, just doesn't know quite how to express it.
  • Perfume. I am almost out and this was perfect timing. Asked for a new scent this time...JLo Glo.
  • Mini back massager. As someone with chronic neck problems (from all that sitting at the computer with poor posture), this was an awesome gift! And apparently, my oh-so-thoughtful daughter came up with the idea all on her own. Little did she consider that she would be the one most often asked to run it over my back. Doesn't seem fair, does it?
  • Gift cards. I love gift cards because I adore shopping, especially when the money's not coming from my own wallet. This year, I get to shop at Penneys (my fave clothing store), see a few movies at Celebration Cinema (my fave pastime), and get to drink lots of lattes at Biggby (my fave indulgence). Oh -and I also get a 60-minute professional massage (making that appointment this week!)

See? What did I tell you? My family rocks!

But the most exciting gift I got this year came on Christmas Eve, first in the form of a phone message, informing me that my Women's Fiction entry in the Phoenix Rattler - Does Your Story Have Bite - contest made it through the first round and is now on its way to an agent for judging. If that wasn't great enough news, soon after, I received an email telling me that my other entry in the contest also made it through the first round.

So this year, I get to add DOUBLE FINALIST to my list of Christmas gifts. YIPPEE!

Winners will be announced sometime in February.

So, do tell! What did YOU get for Christmas this year?


Karen Lange said...

Congrats on your fiction entry! How exciting. Blessings to you and your readers:)

quietspirit said...

I got a BROWN snuggie. I asked for a pink one. When Hubby went to purchase it, The store only had the animal print ones. The woman waiting on him checked and found the light brown one.
God was at work in this. I am scheduled in June to do a Bible Character presentation for Jr. Church. Now all I need it a head piece and I'm ready. I'll be doing Hannah.

Lynda Schab said...

Too cool about the tan Snuggie. Definitely a God-thing! Yay for Snuggies!

Thank you, Karen! Blessings to you, too!

diane said...

I was blessed with gift cards and money to get a new camera!! Ours went for a swim, my husband rescued it but it wasn't water proof!!!! The best gift was 4 days of family and just having a great time with them!!!

Julie The Surrendered Scribe said...

Congrats on ALL the blessings, blue snuggie and all. I'm so excited to see where God takes you through your writing. That blue is gorgeous on you.

BIGGBY BOB said...


Jeanette Levellie said...

Wow, that's splendid! Congratulations!!!

My favorite gift was an NIV Bible.

I love those gift cards, too.

I hope your books make the top 3, and you land an agent!! Then you can share your loot with her/him, right?

Happy New Year,
Audience of ONE

Dara said...

I was surprised with a new ruby red netbook! 10.1 inch screen--and 7 hours of battery power! That beats the 1 hour I had with hubby's old laptop. And it's definitely what I need to carry around when I go to write-ins--or just want to type on the couch.

It was an awesome moment. I nearly cried 'cause I thought it wasn't even an option until the tax return.

I also got a Scentbug from Bath and Body Works and some earrings. Still waiting for the presents from my family who are coming down this Saturday for a belated Christmas.

Lynda Schab said...

Very cool, Dara! Enjoy your netbook!