December 26, 2013

The day after Christmas

Christmas is officially over by now. But I won't be feeling less Christmas-y until January.

I love the holiday season, gift-buying, gift wrapping, gift-giving, Christmas decorations, buying and decorating the Christmas tree, Christmas carols, going to church, singing hymns, hot chocolate. This year, we even went to the mall and had our picture taken with Santa.

Since I've learned how to be a wiser shopper, I don't grab whatever's out there just for the heck of it. I make sure it's useful, yummy or both.

It's funny...my husband had a tough time figuring out what I wanted for Christmas. I honestly couldn't think of anything I wanted or needed. Which is a very good thing, if you ask me. When push came to shove, I realized that I, well, we needed a new small camera. After our Nikon P7100 broke down on me while I was in Singapore, I ended up using my sister's camera while in the Philippines and Malaysia. When I returned to the U.S., I was back to my good ol' reliable Nikon D90. However, using it when sightseeing is quite a strain on my neck, which is a no-no given I had that neck/shoulder injury back in July. Happily, hubby bought me a new camera for Christmas - a Panasonic Lumix LX7, so yay! My other gifts are all useful additions to my wardrobe, which makes it just awesome. I'm so easy to please.

Anyway, we watched "Frozen" with my family yesterday, followed by dinner at my sister and brother's place. I even learned how to make brazo de Mercedes. My goodness, I didn't realize it was complicated to make. I'm hoping to do it again soon. *crosses fingers*

So that's how my Christmas was. I hope your Christmas was how you hoped it to be. 




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