Sheesh, I got some really nice things for Christmas this year. I must have been better than I thought.
A big part of it was that my husband and I have smoothed over a lot of our differences and have began communicating and working together again. What a relief that is, I tell you. It's nice to feel like I have a partner again instead of feeling lost and flailing. That's a gift in itself. He said that he wanted to make up to me a lot of other occasions where he'd given me a whole lot of nothing but grief.
Of all the things I got, this is what I treasure the most:
The picture really does not do it justice. It is absolutely gorgeous, genuine leaded stained glass all the way from Ireland. I love stained glass and with Celtic knots, it couldn't be more perfect. It's hanging in my kitchen window where I'll see it all of the time. I also got a beautiful assortment of Celtic jewelry - a watch, earrings, necklace and two gorgeous silver barrettes.
The D-man, of course, made out like a bandit. I'm not even going to attempt to list his booty here. I was quite pooped out on Christmas morning, however, because I was up until 1am putting together Hot Wheels sets & such from "Santa" and set the stage complete with stuffed stockings and cookie crumbs/empty hot chocolate mug on the table. D was SO excited it was all so very worth it. Several things he opened and said "I've wanted this ALL MY LIFE!" lol
We also got to see Chris' brother and his wife, which was wonderful. They live in California, and we haven't seen them for more than a year. For those who remember, I've also made amends with my brother-in-law. It's nice to have loose ends tied up and peace restored.
We went to see Chronicles of Narnia yesterday. It was wonderful! I thought it was very well made, the effects were awesome and I highly recommend it.
2005 was really a horrible year for me, for the most part. I'm looking forward to 2006 with a lot of hope for more peace and happiness in my marriage, better mental health and stability, more rewarding and enduring friendships and improved financial situation.
Thank you, my blogger friends, for sticking with me through it all. I hope you all had as nice a Christmas as I did, as you all most definitely deserve it. *smooch!*