Last week I got drunk, put on some holiday records, and decorated the house with all sorts of holiday stuffs. Sadie, the lady fuzz face, helped.
I've been sticking to gifting either hand knit items, books, and locally purchased things this year. It feels great to make or talk to the maker of the goods I'm sharing with those I love in my life. Err, well, except for the books. I'm not exactly talking to the writers of those books, but I am supporting my local book lovers. It also helps that I am in love with the bookstore that is near my day job, 57th Street Books. Holy moly, if you are ever in Hyde Park, check it out. I promise you won't be sorry.
I restrained myself and managed to only buy one item for myself in my last bookstore trip. The rest of the items will be getting wrapped up and mailed out to my book loving friends and relatives. Hmm, that restraint deserves a book, right?