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Almost Christmas

Well, last night I opened some presents from the family that I won't be seeing over Christmas. It was a good time, but I felt like a cheapskate. I had been all proud of the presents I was getting for folks, put a lot of thought into what I wanted to get, but then things fell through sorta. My mother - I wanted to get her an afternoon with me at the spa, but she wouldn't allow me to just book the appointments, she had to be in on it. Consequently she knew ahead of time, so what she got was a gift certificate (to the spa).

My sister wanted some frames for her posters, but she never got around (despite frequent hounding from me) to giving me the sizes. I ended up getting her a gift certificate at a poster framing place.

The list goes on... stuff keeps coming up that results in a gift certificate for a specific present as opposed to a wrapped gift. Now I know it's the thought that counts, but I felt like crap when I was surrounded by a small mountain of presents and all I gave them were envelopes :/

The one present I'm pleased with is the one to my Dad... he's a HUGE Farside fan, and I got him the complete set of cloth bound Farsides. He never expected it and he went nuts! The rest of the presents were good in theory, but bad in execution. Guess I'll have to remember that for next time.

Happy Holidays Everyone! Stay Safe!

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phaedie
Dec. 24th, 2003 11:52 am (UTC)
I loooooove gift certificates.
I'm sure you did your best and have learned the can never please everyone lesson by now.
Just kick back and enjoy yourself.
Happy Holidays.
sharya
Dec. 27th, 2003 04:31 pm (UTC)
I know not everyone can be pleased, but I had this idea of what I wanted to do, and the actual event fell short of my own expectations of... well... myself. As it was, everyone seemed to be happy with their gifts.

Happy Holidays to you too ;)
bribri22
Dec. 24th, 2003 04:53 pm (UTC)
not to worry sharleen..gift certificates..placating picky people the world over since uhhh..yea anyways id rather open an envelope with 50 free lapdances inside than an ugly orange mohair sweater or tiger striped speedo with transparent sides..anyways enough fantasy..happy holidays shar!!!! <3 Bri
sharya
Dec. 27th, 2003 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks! You too!

Send me a msg when you're on vacation ;)

(and don't forget to take tons of pics!)
meioh
Dec. 28th, 2003 12:16 pm (UTC)
tons..he refuses to pose for me shar >
sharya
Dec. 29th, 2003 05:14 pm (UTC)
damn... we'll have to trick him
kittymichaels
Dec. 24th, 2003 08:48 pm (UTC)
What did kitty get?
sharya
Dec. 27th, 2003 04:34 pm (UTC)
I got this amazing snowman that glows different colors in the dark. It's perfect for attacking when I feel peevish, and has a nice surface for rubbing against. Plus, it makes pretty patterns when the keeper-of-the-food plugs it in. Only thing that would have made it better is if it would have been filled with catnip and been edible.

What'd you get?
kittymichaels
Jan. 15th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zippo.

Oh, food, but I ate that already.
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