Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by ecteach, Dec 30, 2013.
Dec 30, 2013
Mine: 40 packs of Post-it-Notes. (I'm a loser!)
I actually got my best thing yesterday on my birthday...a Chia Pet for my kitties with kitty grass!
Great use, swansong1! I'll have to think about that for my cats.
I got a Xyron sticker maker. I'm weird, too, and like sticky notes a lot (40 packs though?!). I can make any little thing into a sticky note now.
I got some gorgeous earings.
And I don't know whether any of you saw this in the Hallmark store: it's a set of 5 or 6 individual pieces: Mickey, Minnie, Donald and so on, each with a different instrument. THe pieces synchronize to play Christmas carols. It's a wonderful addition to my Christmas decor. And, since the pieces came out one at a time, it represents a significant amount of work to get all the pieces.
We bought a new TV a couple of days before Christmas--it was long, long overdue--so my husband and I didn't exchange gifts. My sister bought me a beautiful bracelet and an angel ornament for my tree--she always finds the perfect gifts!
I got a nice surprise going through the cards and gifts from school--inside one of the cards that was attached to a box of chocolates was a $50 gift card for a shoe store!
Navigational system for my car...& money.
I liked everything I got but the one thing that sticks out are two little onesies for our upcoming twin girls! We have been very cautious and didnt ask or want any baby stuff until they reach viability but my mom couldn't help herself. They are so small and cute. We have gotten a couple other things from my best friend and her mom so I put them all out and it really made me excited!!
My husband and I said we wouldn't get each other anything because between buying a house, paying for surrogacy, and the twins we will be spending a TON of money. But he got me a gift certificate to a new Italian eatery place that has a Nutella bar in it. He knows how much I love Nutella
My husband did well this year. I got a pretty necklace, some slippers, two cardigans, a yellow purse, and a Gone with the Wind ornament. My mom got me a cute ID case with some gift cards in it, all to places I go often, which I thought was cute. My grandmother has been in poor health, so my mom didn't have much time to shop, but I love the gift cards I got. We didn't really do big presents this year, and I loved it!
I was way more excited about gifts I gave than gifts I got. I gave my husband a board game he wanted that is out of print. I gave my mom a children's book autographed by the author, and a vintage cookbook. I gave my dad a big book about music and a box set of CDs by a musician he likes.
At the beginning of the year, one of my freshmen walked into class and said that she knew I loved post its and gave me 6 packages. It was awesome.
For Christmas-best gift-sewing machine. I took home ec (now facs) for 6 years in junior high and high school. I keep seeing cute sewing stuff on pinterest and told my sister that I was going to get a sewing machine when I got my tax refund. But she and my niece had already got me one for Christmas.
I got a new leather Pandora bracelet and a couple of beads. DH remembered all kinds of things! He special ordered a soda that I love and can only get when I'm in NC on vacation.
I got an antique dining room table.
My mom found it at a resale shop and bought it for me a few weeks ago. When she asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her the table was enough.
We bought a new car. It was much needed as the one we are getting rid of is on its last legs.
A Brighton necklace with charms...my husband and I went to the Brighton store while we were in Vegas. I saw a few charms I thought were great, but the cost when you made the necklace was too much. I flew home before him. He made a trip to the store and bought it for me before he flew home. He hid it for a month. Plus he built me an incredible fire pit.
A great purse from DH. I was impressed because I vaguely mentioned I saw a purse I liked and he texted my friend to find out which one it was http://www.coach.com/online/handbag...1&langId=-1&partNumber=26283_svbk&cid=S_GPLA6
DH got me a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I have been wanting one for a very, very long time.
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