". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Monday, December 31, 2007

The Seaon for Giving

I seem to be in a reportorial mood these days . . . .

Here are a few of the Christmas gifts that brought smiles to the faces of various people in my house. Can you guess the recipients?

An Imaginext pirate ship
A Crusader's set of armor (based on Ephesians 6 - "Put on the full armor of God"--and yes, it included a sword)
Several books in the Lego "Knights of the Castle" series
Leap Frog magnetic word-builder

High School Musical DVD & CD
Pokemon, Martina McBride, & Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals CD's
The Daring Book for Girls
Julie of the Wolves Trilogy
Word Origin Word-a-Day Calendar

James Ussher's Annals of the World
People's Bible Commentary on Galatians & Ephesians
Electric razor
Men's pajamas, size small
SAT Question-a-Day Calendar

Black wool overcoat
Leather gloves
Low-carb cookbooks
The Matrix and The Manchurian Candidate DVD's
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin

Family gifts included Harry Potter Volumes 1-6 (yes, we're finally catching up to popular culture around here, at least in this regard) and a collection of Victor Borge DVD's (what a great idea for a piano-playing family!). I received several of the items on my wish list, including an eyeglass chain, a dual-strand beaded necklace in autumn colors (burnt orange & green) from Coldwater Creek, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature. There was also another gift from my husband in the category of "small, round and shiny" (and totally impractical)--maybe I'll tell you more about it in a future post, or maybe my friends will just have to see it in person next time we meet. But for now know that my husband is too good to me and that--silly girl that I am--his gift was one of the reasons I cried on Christmas Day.

I hope that you are still finding time to relax, spend time with family and friends, enjoy the gifts you received, and above all, reflect on the miracle of our Lord's incarnation. Happy seventh day of Christmas!


elephantschild said...

Guess who got an Imaginext pirate ship at our house?

The "bad guy" is now hanging by his neck (thanks in part to raid on mommy's knitting bag) from our Christmas tree...

elephantschild said...

And, oh, do I want to see your Victor Borge DVDs! Woo-hoo!