Mine was good. Brian and I exchanged gifts around noon right after he got up. He's on vacation, so finally got to sleep in. I got him a few things for his new truck and some money to buy a backup camera for it. He's never driven any kind of truck before and backing up makes him nervous, because he can't see that well like he could in his car.
Brian gave me a an American Express gift card, because I have everything I need, so I am next to impossible to buy gifts for. For birthdays he usually give me scratch off lottery tickets for the same reason. He gave me two LARGE bottles of gin, which is always a welcome gift. Then a gift of a toaster oven with a rotisserie and a small chest freezer. My refrigerator is a smaller one, about 3/4 the size of a regular one. The about 1/4 of that is taken up by the ice makers, which leaves a limited amount of space for frozen food. It's always packed to the max after I go shopping, so the new freezer will come in very handy. Now I just have to figure out where to put them.
Both Brian and I went over to Lori's for dinner later. Last week Lori invited him over for Christmas dinner, which he immediately accepted. This was his second time over there, the first being Thanksgiving. All three of Lori's kids were there, so it was nice to have both our families together.
After dinner we exchanged gifts. Brian gave Lori an American Express gift card, because neither of us had any idea what he could get her. Lori gave him a stocking stuffed with more things for his car, candy and a scratch off lottery ticket. I gave Lori's kids a VISA gift card like I always do. The kids gave me gin & tonic, some sweats, a hand held video game, some nuts and a couple other small gifts.
When I asked Lori what she wanted for Christmas, she told me nothing because I'd told her that since I'd already gotten her so much already, and got her car fixed a couple of times, that the those were to be considered her Christmas presents. The last being a leather jacket about a month ago. I have been rather generous all year long, so that wasn't a stretch.
Now that just wouldn't be right, now would it?
So I wrapped up two boxes of toilet paper and box of paper towels. It's an inside joke with her and her kids, because they are always running out the stuff. It got a big laugh from them, but my son was stumped why I'd give her that. I had to explain why and I think he thought I was nuts.
You didn't actually think that's all I'd give her, did you?
Nope, I gave her a replica of the legs lamp in the movie "A Christmas Story". That's the movie where Ralphie wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. That was a big hit with them all. They all love that movie and watch all 24-hours of it from 8:00pm on Christmas Eve until the last show goes off at 8:00pm on Christmas Day.
Nope, that wasn't all. I'm not that cheap.
Last I gave Lori a couple of VISA gifts cards, so she could buy some things for herself. I know there are some things she needs, but she'd have to get them herself, so money it was.
We sat around chatting for a bit, them Brian left to see some friends. I stuck around a while longer then headed home so Lori could get ready for her trip up to Rhode Island today to visit her family. That means I'll be all alone again this weekend. :-(
Anyone want to come over and help me rearrange my kitchen and figure out where the hell I'm going to put the toaster oven and freezer? I have PLENTY of gin & tonic for you.