Christmas was pretty low key this year. A convergence of circumstances were such that extravagant expenditures seemed like a bad use of monetary resources, so we kept it simple. And having done so, I think I'm inclined to lean that way going forward.
The best gifts I received this year: a $25 iTunes gift card, a Hickory Farms beef stick, and a rice cooker! What more could a girl ask for? Thankfully there were no diamonds. Oh, and dare I confess it? I also received this. Which, as it turns out, is a really good album. Laugh all you want, but I'm rather enjoying it.
I did not, however, get one of these. That's okay, though, because I'm thinking I want to wait until there are more gigs and a lower calling plan.
Someone I'm acquainted with through the larger world of blogging and forums recently wrote she received a good stock pot for Christmas. She followed that announcement by saying, "I'm mollified."
If a good stock pot has left her mollified, what does a 10-cup rice cooker and vegetable steamer leave me?
Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 12/07