We celebrated Christmas early since my daughter will be working doubles starting today through Christmas. Still need to schedule that ice skating trip.
Regarding gifts, careful what you wish for! I added a few things to my Amazon wishlist. Thankfully, my husband was selective about the things he picked from that dumping ground! I was surprised to get the book, The New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler. I happened by it when lurking through spark teams awhile ago and decided to put it on my Amazon wishlist. Between that and the bodybuilding.com site, I think I have plenty of resources to pump some serious iron!
I tried out their suggested workout tonight. I have to say, either I'm lifting too much weight or I have not graduated to the level of lifting in the book. Alternately, I could be reading it wrong. Um, yeah, I need a decoder ring, apparently. Oversimplifying by calling the workouts A and B and also calling the exercises A and B was not helpful. And what am I to do with exercises C1 and C2?
That's okay, I'm nothing if not patient when it comes to cracking codes. So, that was a cool gift. I also got two Leslie Sansone DVDs to keep the other two company. I tried the Belly Blasting DVD the other day. It has a 2 mile workout, followed by two floor exercise routines. I didn't make it to the second, but the first was more or less pilates. I have never liked pilates. They're literally a pain in my neck!
I won't give you the whole run down of goodies I received, but I will tell you that I got the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook! It's so cute! Each recipe has a reference to the book and chapter the food appeared in.
The most thoughtful and unique gift was a book of Victorian and Steampunk paper dolls. It's nothing I would've asked for, but I've talked about the paper doll hand-me-down collection I had as a young girl. I loved them because they were my mom's and her sisters', a fine collection of old and new paper dolls, some more fragile than others. The collection is long gone, so I guess I'll have to hold on to these and hand them down to my future grandchildren.
I'm in love with my husband all over again for being so thoughtful. Merry Christmas, everyone!