What was your best Christmas gift this year???

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   Posted 12/28/2007 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Our dear daughters outdid themselves this year...My favorite all-time ever Christmas movie is "A Christmas Story."  So Randy and I got these two boxes on the back porch a couple of weeks before Christmas.  I thought they were his, because I hadn't ordered anything, so I left them sit there.  He comes home, and he says, "whose boxes are those on the back porch?"  I said I thought they were his, because I hadn't ordered anything.  He says, "Looks like a f-ing leg lamp."  I laughed and told him the same thought had occurred to me when I saw them.
So we brought them in the house, and I looked at the shipping label.  They were to my daughter, from "The Christmas Story" store in Cleveland.
Yes, my hubby and I are the proud new owners of an official "Red Ryder Leg Lamp."  OMG  It is so...well, let's just say, I never imagined that I would have the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in MY window!  I'm sure all the 7-year-old boys who venture through my woods will indeed find it "glorious!"
So...what did YOU all get?  Can you top the leg lamp???
Love and hugs...
"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."  --Charles Schulz

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   Posted 12/28/2007 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Well maybe we can get the ball rolling here. I didn't get a leg lamp, nor have ever seen the Christmas Story totally. It was on at Carolyn's Christmas Day and I missed that part, but from your description I can imagine. One of my favorite presents is a calendar with daily sayings. Since I don't want to be politically incorrect, I will only say it has "isms" from a political figure who has never learned to talk in public, even after seven years in office.

My husband got me a new computer chair with a high back and a mat for under it so it will roll on the carpeting. Since I spend most of my up time sitting here, it was something I really needed. My son got me a scanner for slides that you can put old slides into the computer. We have tons of them from when I was young and the kids were little, so soon as I get it hooked up and find that box of slides I will be busy. I am really looking forward to seeing them on the computer. We tried about fifteen years ago to video them from a screen but running a video and moving slides just didn't work real well, we upside down pictures, blurry pictures and the order did not turn out like I thought I had it laid out.

I got some clothes, perfume, pictures, CDs, and it was a great Christmas.

Happy New Year to you all, MK

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   Posted 12/28/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm from the Crohn's board but couldn't help popping in and adding my comments as I'm always reading this board anyway. I received a metal detector that I will be anxious to use once the ground unfreezes. But my favorite gift of the many I received is a nice soft plush blanket for the sofa...which I spent all of Christmas Day snuggling under.

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   Posted 12/29/2007 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
MK, I want one of your calenders. We all need a laugh a day.

My favorite gift this year was my son coming in from Atlanta. He let his beard grow so I could see all the gray. He also brought my best gift, a radar detector. Old lead foot really needs one of those. And, of course, the latest M&M collectible to add to all the others. Watching all the kids was just a dear blessing. There were five there that I wasn't supposed to see.

I just want to know, where was all this wonderful high-tech toy stuff when I was a kid? And, for the 60tieth year, the fat man has failed to bring me my Jaguar.

Love, Jo-Ann
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but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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   Posted 1/5/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   

I got a lot of nice gifts. Money being the best. But it wasn't such a great holiday for me. I had to put my 13 year old beagle down on 12/13, then my mom's companion has been in the hospital since 12/15 and in critical condition but stable. He has this  http://mayoclinic.com/health/guillain-barre-syndrome/DS00413    Then his kidneys started to fail, he keeps getting infections, he need help breathing so he has a tube in his throat and he can't talk.  It's just horrible. He is such a nice person.

I have been so upset about it. He is the best thing that has ever happened to my mom. My dad was a real a-hole. He died 10 years ago. All in all, I'm thankful that my health has been good. I hope this year will be a good year. Last year was pretty good.

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   Posted 1/12/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Best gift every year has to be the calendar DD makes every year on Snapfish that is full of pictures of the grandchildren. It is just a treasure.
Best gifts from DH are those I bought myself: 1,000 thread count sheets, a Ambience side sleeper pillow (Bed, Bath and Beyond), and a new winter coat and some other clothes from Kohl's. I love the man, but he is absolutely clueless when it comes to buying gifts. At least he got me a wonderful Christmas card. So touching it made me shed a few tears. Lauri (dxed 4/11/96)
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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   Posted 1/15/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
My favorite gift this Christmas was a homemade coverup blanket that my daughter and granddaughter made for me.  It is one of those tie blankets.  One side is breast cancer ribbons and the other side is plain pink. It is just so warm and cuddly.  And the best part of it all is it was made with love!!!!!!!!!!!!
I miss everyone here. I don't seem to get here very often, but occasionally will pop in to see how everyone is doing.
God Bless,
Debbie Tate
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"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"

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